Here is a quick list of the places that interested me:
- Fountain of Youth
- Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
- Castillo de San Marcos
- The Colonial Quarter
- Old Florida Museum
- St. Augustine Lighthouse
I also found this travel guide: One Day in St Augustine on TripAdvisor written by EnriqueA.
This guide was great! It starts off with their recommendation for breakfast at Les Petits Pleasures which does sound good! I love pastries-so pastries for breakfast sounds like something I can't pass up!
He then recommends you stop at the visitor center - I didn't even know there was one! This definitely sounds like a good idea because here you will find information on everything in St. Augustine. Plus you can purchase tickets for any events. I may add this to the start of my day!
Another 2 places he recommends were not on my original list - I didn't even know they existed! Potter's Wax Museum & St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum - both sound like fun and will have to be added to my list!
The next recommendation is Castillo de San Marcos which was already on my list. I am really excited about seeing this place - I love history and seeing old architecture so this I will not miss.
The next 2 recommendations didn't really interest me much, but the one right after these two did catch my eye. This place is the Ximenez-Fatio House and again, it's a historical home which is something I love seeing. Something about actually being in a place that people lived in many years ago is amazing to me. I love being able to be inside these homes or castillos, it's awesome so this I may not pass up.
Next on his list is the Lightner Museum. The architecture and the grounds look gorgeous so I may have to stop here too! The last 3 suggestions are a walk on St. George Street for some shopping, a stop at the St. Augustine Distillery which is a bit appealing to me but my daughter may be bored out of her mind here, and finally dinner at the Ice Plant. This I may skip - I'm sure when it comes to food we'll find something we will all like.
Overall this was a great guide - very informative with lots of tips and it helped me find new places to see. There are other sites that give information but this can be overwhelming.
I may still look over some of the other sites, but I think there is enough on my list for a week, never mind a day. Now I'm thinking we should plan 3 or more days in St. Augustine. Not sure if going during this trip is a good idea because there is so much more I want to see here.
Have any of you traveled to St. Augustine recently?
What are your favorite things to do in St. Augustine with kids?