Things To Do In 13 Hours: Saint Augustine

    © Can Stock Photo / SeanPavonePhoto
    © Can Stock Photo / SeanPavonePhoto

    7:00 a.m.– Bring a blanket to watch the beautiful east coast sunrise at Saint Augustine Beach or Vilano Beach. It is a spectacular way to start off your 13 Hours in St. Augustine.

    8:00 a.m.– If you want a great bakery and breakfast, visit Bunnery Bakery & Cafe, 121 St. George Street. This family owned shop will make you feel right at home with their fresh made pastries.

    9:00 a.m.– Experience history by exploring Castillo de San Marcos, 11 South Castillo Drive, the oldest masonry fort in the United States. You won’t believe that this fort has been around since the 1600s.

    10:00 a.m.– Take photos around St. Augustine at the most known spots: the big cannon in Castillo de San Marcos, the statue of Henry Flagler at Flagler College, the old city gates and at the top of the lighthouse.

    11:00 a.m.– Take a ride on the wild side of St. Augustine. Visit the Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Boulevard. This is a great place to take your family or discover the animals that live in florida. Not only are there gators, but there are snakes, birds, lemurs and more!

    12:00 p.m.- With food trucks becoming more and more popular, eat at St. Augustine’s Nalu’s Tropical Takeout Food Truck, 1020 Anastasia Boulevard. Their wide variety of tropical food ranging from fish to vegetarian to steak will have you wanting to go back for more.

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    1:00 p.m.– Satisfy your sweet tooth with Whetstone Chocolate Tasting Tour, 139 King Street, St. Augustine. You will taste the sweeter things in life like freshly made chocolate. If you only want to eat chocolate, visit the Whetstone Chocolate shop in the historic district, 42 St. George Street. Be sure to make a reservation.

    2:00 p.m.Flagler College, 74 King Street, is a sight you must experience. The architecture is breathtaking, especially on a perfect, sunny day. This campus will have you wishing you were attending Flagler.

    3:00 p.m.– Take a relaxing break at the beach. Spend time soaking up the sun, swimming in the ocean, and searching for shells and shark teeth. Vilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches located north of downtown St. Augustine.

    4:00 p.m.- Grab a quick coffee and snack at DOCLE Cafe, 210 St. George Street. You can sit and enjoy a crepe, frozen yogurt or smoothie. This local cafe is a wonderful place to sit and relax with a cup of organic coffee.

    5:00 p.m.– Shop at St. Augustine Premium Outlet, 2700 FL-16, to get a great new look for great prices. There are so many popular stores to choose from you won’t know where to start.

    6:00 p.m.– Watch the sunset while having a wonderful dinner at Cap’s on the Water, 4325 Myrtle Street. It’s been voted “Best Outdoor Dining” multiple times. Once you go, you’ll be wanting to go back.

    7:00 p.m.– Explore downtown St. Augustine. This is a great spot to people watch. You will be amazed by the shops, bakeries and restaurants that are conveniently located in this one area.

    8:00 p.m.– Try and find the Sheriff. Sheriff’s Ghost Walk Tour is a fun and exciting way to end the day is taking a ghost tour. This walk is filled with exciting ghost stories and history of St. Augustine. You’ll learn things you never knew about this wonderful city. Be sure to make a reservation during the day.


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