Orlando is all about big ticket attractions, but if you venture a little farther afield, you’ll find that Florida has a rich history. One of the best places to explore that is in St. Augustine, which I’ll be doing on my whirlwind tour. I’ll have so many choices that it will be hard to decide what to fit in. Do I go to the winery or the chocolate factory? Should I hope on the trolley or hike down to one of the museums or the old jail? Which historical buildings should I tour?
The items on this list show just a tiny sampling of what I’ll experience in St. Augustine. Stay tuned for live reports! If you want to see what I’m doing in Orlando, go here. For Citrus County and Homosassa, jump here.
St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast
Doesn’t this bed and breakfast look amazing? The St. Francis Inn is a historic building, but it certainly has all the modern amenities to make it a perfect retreat. It will be my home base for my St. Augustine stay, and I look forward to enjoying the delicious breakfasts, relaxing after a busy day with snacks, and getting rested up in my comfy room.
Who doesn’t love dolphins? I’m fortunate enough to live near SeaWorld, so I get to see them pretty frequently, but that doesn’t make me any less excited about meeting some new friends at Marineland in St. Augustine. The video shows some of the dolphins there, and I’ll soon see them for myself. I’ll be sure to share lots of photos/video of my own when I have my encounter.
I love Halloween Horror Nights and HowlOScream, even though I know it’s all just pretend. However, while I’m in St. Augustine, I just might run into some real ghosts! I’ll be going on a ghost tour of the city, as well as a paranormal tour in the lighthouse. On this video of the tour that I’ve included here, the person who shot it had trouble with his recorder…something that’s never happened before…hmmmmm!
Fountain of Youth Tour
I’m getting kind of old and crotchety, so I most certainly plan to visit the legendary Fountain of Youth when I’m in St. Augustine. I don’t know if it can really learn back the clock, but it’s quite a scenic place, as you can see in the video.
The Colonial Quarter brings history to life, so I can’t think of a better way to learn more about St. Augustine and the Florida of days gone by than by going on a tour here. I’ll get the flavor of three centuries of St. Augustine’s rich and storied history.