St. Augustine

Welcome one, welcome all! We take our East Coast Road Trip adventure to St. Augustine today which is located at the top of Florida.

Day 5 of Road Trip:

We woke up in the gorgeous Savannah, Georgia and traveled about 3 hours to Anastasia State Park. Anastasia State Park is known to have been busy nearly 300 years ago with workers that would haul rocks of coquina which would later be used to build the historic Castillo de San Marcos. Over the years, the constant change in tides and currents brought sand from Jacksonville Beach to this location, causing the once small location to double in size. The park, which costs $8 per vehicle, offers many experiences and amenities such as bicycling four miles of beach and several of park roads, bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, geo-seeking, hiking, paddling, picnicking, and surfing.

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After some much exploring of Anastasia State Park we headed off to St. Augustine’s town area. There’s a plethora of things to do in St. Augustine from tons of museums, tours, historical landmarks, Flagler College, or simply walk around enjoying the stunning beauty of the city itself. There are several boutiques along the road, cafes, and restaurants too.

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Our first stop in the inner city was Milagro on 12 which is a latin restaurant. Inside, the restaurant was bright, light, airy and empty, there was literally no one else there other than us. I ordered the Mexican arepa which comes with beef, pico de gallo, guacamole & queso blanco meanwhile my boyfriend ordered the shredded beef burrito that came with rice, black beans, cheese, pico de gallo & guacamole. Although the place was empty, I’m shocked it was because the food was very good and the server was friendly and kind.

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Following our scrumptious lunch, we walked over to Castillo de San Marcos which as aforementioned is constructed of the semi-rare form of limestone called coquina. The Castillo is unique in North America and the only 17th century military construction in the country. We walked along the outside of Castillo and admiring the architecture of the fort as well as the massive canons surround it.

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Following our adventure at The Castillo we walked over to Flagler College which is an absolutely breathtaking campus. The campus is filled with beautiful architecture, palm trees and tons of active students walking around. We didn’t actually go into the building itself to explore the lecture halls but this campus kind of made me wish I went to school there because it was so beautiful.

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After exploring the campus, we got some iced coffees and headed back on the road for our next location which is Cocoa Beach, Florida! Stay tuned for that post coming soon.

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8 thoughts on “St. Augustine

  1. This post has brought back happy happy memories of the first time I took my children to visit the US in the early 1990s – we drove from Florida up the Daytona last, and St Augustine was one of our favourite visits on that trip. Thanks for reminding me!

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