Ooooh, St. Augustine is fun and there’s lots to do. I’m actually gonna be there this weekend (actually Crescent Beach which is just south of there).
The neatest thing is Castillo De San Marcos which is this huge fort constructed entirely of coquina by the Spaniards who first landed there.
Because St. Augustine is the oldest city in North America, it’s totally worth taking a sight seeing tour. I took a horse carriage one years ago and it was fun. There’s a whole bunch of oldest things like oldest church,oldest schoolhouse, oldest etc… PLus there are a bunch of beautiful churches and Flagler College is really pretty. It used to be a luxury resort built by the famous hotelier Henry Flagler.
There’s also Potter’s Wax Museum right near the fort. I’ve always wanted to go (I’m sure it’s totally cheesy) but my mom’s always said no. Gosh darnit, now that I’m 37, I think I might go anyway…
Be sure to check out The St. Augustine Alligator Farm. It sounds like one of those cheesy roadside things but it’s actually quite well-run and has an amazing collection of exotic reptiles. Be sure to catch an alligator feeding time when they feed the gators skinned nutria (shipped from Texas). A few years ago, a feeder was careless and actually lost his arm. :eek:
If y’all want to hit the beach Anastasia State Recreation Area is the closest to St. Augustine and is very nice since it’s not built up with condos.
If you get real bored one night, Cross and Sword is the official state play. Oh, dang, I see it ceased production in 1996. Oh, well. It was kinda neat to see the story of Florida’s discovery acted out.
That’s all I can think of for now. I’ll add stuff if it comes to me (or if I see something cool this trip).