St. Augustine

This is our third visit to St. Augustine, but I think it’s such a cool old place I could visit it over and over again. It’s hard to blog about something I have blogged about a few times before so this is brief. We walked around the old town area for a few hours and took some pictures. At the bottom of this page I have added a link to our visit here two years ago.

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Bridge of Lions

The first thing we saw when we arrived was the old fort from the 17th century. It is the oldest masonry fort in North America.

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Castillo de San Marcos, a National Monument

A few blocks up the street from the fort is Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine, America’s first parish founded in 1565.

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Basilica of Saint Augustine.

We peeked inside.

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Basilica of Saint Augustine

Nearby is the St Augustine City Hall and the Lightner Museum. Originally a fancy schmancy hotel opened in 1888 it now houses government offices and a museum. We went in to see the beautiful courtyard.

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The Lightner Museum

Across the street from the Lightner Museum is the historic Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark.Once a very exclusive hotel is now Flagler College.

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Flagler College

We continued our walk through the historic district. Here there are several restaurants, snacks and gift shops here as well as a few street entertainers.

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St. Augustine Historic District

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Street Entertainer in St. Augustine

The old city gate still stands.

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St. Augustine City Gate

After lunch at one of the old downtown eateries we drove out to see the Atlantic Ocean. It was clouding up and cooling off. We walked up the beach for a little while, but got cold and went home.

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St. Johns County Ocean & Fishing Pier

Here’s a link to the last time we were in St. Augustine two years ago.

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3 Responses to St. Augustine

  1. coastalglamping says:

    We’ve been there once and said we’d like to go back one day. We recently bought our first RV, so we need to plan to go now! Thanks for adding us as friends on RVillage! Our name on there is Sun Chasers 🙂 We are new RVers, so it’s helpful to follow bloggers. Hate to hear it was cold there in St. Augustine!! Wow! :O

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  2. we love San Augustine as well. . .pretty sure we will stop back by there again this summer, making it our third stop as well. . .

    Janice
    Our Travel Page: https://www.facebook.com/EvansEscapades/

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