Explore St. Augustine Like a Tourist!

Posted by: Alayna Oram in Uncategorized


Three of my friends and I decided to spend the day in historic St. Augustine. Originally, our idea was to spend the day like a tourist might. So often people take the attractions of their home town for granted and simply don’t appreciate them. We were determined not to let that happen! So, our plan was to visit Potter’s Wax Museum, Castillo de San Marcos, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Fountain of Youth, and St. George’s Street. There really are so many fun places to visit within 15 minutes of our St. Augustine golf course community!
We met in front of a historic hotel on the bay front. Within five minutes, one of my friends suggested we stop for a glass of champagne. Since we were acting like we were on vacation, it sounded like a great idea! And it was. We sipped champagne in a beautiful courtyard and enjoyed the warm Florida sunshine. Our conversation turned to a quaint little street not far from where we were that was home to local art galleries and boutiques. We decided just to peek in a few before heading to the attractions.
After a couple of wonderful hours aimlessly wandering in and out of the shops, we were starving. So we decided to have a late lunch on the balcony of A1A Ale Works, which overlooks the bay. We chatted about all the fine art and fun trinkets we had found. We considered going to the attractions right after lunch, but we were having so much fun, we decided to let the day continue on haphazardly.
After lunch, we wandered throughout Old Town admiring the architecture and courtyards. We even stumbled upon the Oldest House! Then, we headed back towards King Street and wandered through some of the larger art galleries. We ended the day with another glass of wine in yet another quaint courtyard. Although we didn’t see a single attraction, I would encourage tourists to spend one of their vacations days in St. Augustine just the way we did! To see more about our day in St. Augustine, view the video blog!


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