St. Augustine Day Trip

Florida, St. Augustine Guide (B): St. Augustine Day Trip

St. Augustine is one city that I was told I had to visit ever since I moved to Florida. Now that I’ve been, I’m one of those people telling others to go! St. Augustine was built by the Spanish and is the oldest city in the U.S.; it was also the capital of Florida for 200 years. I decided to stop in St. Augustine for one day on my trip, but I wish I had planned for two days. The town is on the east coast of Florida and since I was driving up from Orlando, I made a checklist of my St. Augustine bucket list to hit in order on my way up. St. Augustine has so much history to offer and the trip was a nice change from the theme parks.

My first stop was The Rocks at Washington Oaks Gardens State park, which are rock formations made of coquina. It was overcast that day, but it was still beautiful! I had never seen rock formations on the beach before, so this was a real treat for me. The beach is on the opposite side of the road from the park. There is a box on the road to collect the entrance fee (check the website for the amount since the fee fluctuates) and get a pass. The pass is valid all day and is for both entrances of the park. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: St. Augustine Day Trip
Guide Location: USA » St. Augustine
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kristen Howell
Read it on author's website: http://anadventurerslifeforme.com/st-augustine-day-trip/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Oaks Gardens State Park
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Castillo de San Marcos
  • Lion’s Gate Bridge
  • St. Augustine Visitors Information Center
  • Lightner Museum
  • St. George Street
  • Old City Gates
  • Nombre de Dios Mission
  • Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
  • Flagler College
  • Pirate Museum