Cruise Back in Time in St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is located on the St. Johns River in northeast Florida. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest city in America. If you want to experience a historical vacation getaway, St. Augustine is the place to go! With charming 19th century architecture and picturesque white sand beaches all around. You are sure to experience a vacation of a lifetime.
What to do:
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Craving some wildlife time? St. Augustine Wild Reserve is the perfect place for a family outing. Vistors will be introduced to the all the species including African lions, white tigers, orange tigers, cougars, servals, lynxes, leopards, coati mundis, and wolfs. The guided tour gives visitors an up close encounter to disover the day in the life of of these exotic species. (904-940-0664)
Saint Augustine Surf School
Feeling adventurous? The certified and experienced Surf Coach knows how to create fun for the entire family. They will have you up and surfing in no time! (904-806-4754, www.staugustinesurf.com)
Castillo de San Marcos
Ready for some history? This magnificent, 450-year-old fort is a great place for everyone. The star shaped fort is the oldest fort in the United States. Visitors can got back in time to when the British and Spanish ruled the area.
Where to eat:
Just a hop, skip and jump away from Camachee Cove Marina lies Kingfish Grill. They offer fresh seafood, great views, and indoor and outdoor dining. This causal dining restaurant has everything to offer for any age. (252 Yacht Club Drive, www.kingfishgrill.com)
This gourmet popsicle shop is a great experience for all ages. They create all their spicy and sweet flavors in-house. And they offer more than10 different options daily. This is very affordable and exciting for all ages. (48 Charlotte Street, 904-217-7853)
The Back 40 Cafe
This contemporary restaurant offers everything from tacos to sandwiches and burgers. The new owner, as of 2010, is a sailor at heart and a food fanatic and makes sure his guests remember their dining experience. (40 South Dixie Highway, 904-824-0227)
Casa Benedetto's Italian Caffe
If you are in the mood for some homemade Italian food, Casa Benedetto's is the place to go. They prepare all their authentic Sicilian cuisine from scratch. Even the dessert is homemade. (6357 A1A South, 904-471-5999)