St. Augustine, Florida

I am trying to fit in everything that I want to do here before I leave. One thing that I haven’t done yet (and haven’t done in YEARS) is visit St. Augustine. I did a drive through there a few months ago because Xander couldn’t fall asleep. So, we literally took I-95 down, drove up and around the Castillo de San Marcos and took A1A back home. It was about an hour round trip. I love it there – it’s so beautiful.

There is some awesome history there being that it’s literally the “Nation’s Oldest City” – including antique shopping, which is a lot of fun. I don’t know anything about antiques, but I love to look at them. St. Augustine shopping.

They have a neat event going on the last Saturday of October and November (October 27th and November 24th) called “Uptown Saturday Night.” Galleries, antique stores and unique shops between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios remain open late during the event. There is even free parking at the Nombre de Dios so you don’t have to fight to find a space. The event runs from 5pm until 9pm. It’s like a street party where you can meet the artists from the galleries, find book signings, hear live music, have some refreshments and find lots more to do. Sounds like a fun time!

There is so much else to see there also! There’s the Castillo de San Marcos which is a great old fort from 1672, there is Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, there is an awesome old cemetery (you know how I am about cemeteries!) and so much more. They even have ghost tours in the old buildings! I’m slightly obsessed with the place I think, lol.

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