It' s great to see a different part of Florida and we have just spent 1 night in St Augustine.
What an amazing town! Educational and beautiful. A very easy drive from Kissimmee, around 1. 5 hours. It' s the Nation's oldest city. The colonial heritage is quite amazing, it's very easy to walk around, the area is flat and there are ramps for strollers and wheelchairs plus trams (at a cost) to take you around all the sites. If you don't fancy the tram there is also alternative options including a horse and carriage. The restoration is superb and you can see the grandeur of the old buildings.
Free maps can easily be picked up to help you plan your stay. There are plenty or tour guides and visitor information outlets if you need a hand too.
It's easy to 'do your own thing' as signage is excellent and all of the sites have placards with visitor information incorporated.
There are plenty of additional tours you can choose from, including Ghost tours, Ripleys Believe it or Not, musical shows in the colonial quarter, visit the various museums, see the the oldest house, take a boat ride along St Augustine Waterfront and the Matanzas Bay, visit shipwrecks, cruise on schooners, do some deep sea fishing, take a speedboat ride, parasail, surf, take a chocolate tour, visit the San Sebastian winery (which has a great restaurant upstairs with a super view) take a Segway along the beach or a pedicab around the town, visit the Flagler College, see the Old Fort, (Castillo de San Marcos) look at the Old Market Plaza, visit the Ponce de Leon statue and wonder at the amazing sunsets.
If you have the time visit St Augustine lighthouse and museum - which gives a breathtaking view of the downtown area and the beach. If you fancy you can even take a helicopter tour over the ancient city.
A little out of the town is the Alligator Farm, where, if you wish, you can zip line over live alligators! For golfers there is the St John's Golf Club not far out of town. The fountain of youth can also be visited.
Whatever you desire can be purchased from the many boutique stores and art galleries. A great momento of your stay!
There are amazing bed and breakfasts and hotels if you wish to stay a night. Many have Victorian themed suites. There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants to suit any palate.
A visit is well worthwhile for any age group, for any occasion and to suit all tastes.
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