We've got everything from the Castillo de San Marco to the Alligator Farm to the sandy beaches of North East Florida. Sunrises are spectacular and right about now, the sunrises happen around 6:30 AM.
|This is a recent sunrise that I had the pleasure of photographing. |
One of my favorite things to do is go to the beach and
capture the beauty with my camera.
This Memorial Day has us watching the skies with the St. Augustine Air Show with a special "Salute to Veterans" that has been a tradition since 1967. Don't miss out on the amazing stunts, static displays and much more!
|Winner of the Poster Art Contest.|
For those interested, they will have
another contest again next year.
Something that we, as residents here, take for granted is the Castillo de San Marcos. But did you know that it is the only fort that was never taken in battle? It has changed hands via treaty only! The amazing design and materials used in building the fort contributed to the durability and defense of one of our most popular and recognizable icons of our city.
With that in mind, there is also the St. Augustine Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. I haven't experienced it myself, but have read good reviews. If you're interested in "dinner and a show" with a comedic, interactive twist, this may be for you.
Worley Favor Pottery is an interesting artist gallery. His pottery is quite interesting and beautiful.
Honestly, there are so many more things to do here in St. Augustine that it's really impossible to list them all. We have so much rich culture and history, yet living here, we tend to take it for granted. Don't miss out on the wonderful rich history and fun activities that we have. Just look around at all the forts, museums, numerous beautiful churches, parks, antique shops, our winery, the lighthouse, our entertaining attractions, our oldest house, oldest schoolhouse, oldest "everything," St. George Street, horse and carriage tours, boating tours, golfing, horseback riding, and who knew you could ride a Segway on the beach on a guided tour?!
Of course, there's nothing like taking one of the tour trains or trolleys around town. And before you get all uppity about the trains/trolleys (they are two different companies, did you realize that?) and looking "too much like a tourist" give them the benefit of the doubt. They're not too expensive and they actually give a nice tour with quick little bits about different attractions that you stop at as well as points of interest that you pass by.
After doing the research for this post, I now have my family's entire summer planned! I hope I've been helpful to your summer schedule as well. Don't take our city for granted, we have too much to pass up and "put off" for another day that never comes.
Get out there and enjoy our beautiful city of St. Augustine, Florida!