Tag: St. Augustine

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Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show

Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show is on Oct. 21, 2018. Calling all brides and grooms. Come, explore and learn who can help you create the wedding of your dreams. We will have a bridal gown and tuxedo showcase, prizes, and vendors like travel for your honeymoon, wedding planners, photographers, etc. Come have fun and create […]

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Ripley’s Believe It or Not is one of the main attractions in St. Augustine. The Museum, or Odditorium, is the oldest Ripley’s location in the world, having been established in 1950. That’s fairly appropriate for the Historic City! The Odditorium is located in Castle Warden, a Moorish Revival mansion built […]

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First Choice Florida Local Dining St. Augustine

Local Dining

Restaurants in St. Augustine Here are a few of our favorite dining spots in St. Augustine. If you’d like to see the individual restaurant’s website, just click on the links. Most have menus available. 95 Cordova at the Casa Monica Hotel 95 Cordova Street Historic St. Augustine 904-810-6810 New World Electric Cuisine   A1A Aleworks […]

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St. Augustine Amphitheater

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre

St. Augustine Amphitheatre The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts numerous different types of events year round. Check the schedule, then book your rental from First Choice Florida Vacation Rentals when there’s a great show in town! Built in 1965 to commemorate St. Augustine’s 400th Anniversary as our nation’s oldest permanent European settlement, the 16-acre section of […]

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Black Raven Pirate Ship

Black Raven Pirate Ship

The Black Raven Pirate Ship Tour See Florida’s best live pirate show on board a real pirate ship. Black Raven was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live Pirate Shows. In fact, the ship was designed to fit the dock where she is currently moored. Our goal is […]

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Faver Dykes State Park

Faver Dykes State Park

Faver Dykes State Park See the pristine Faver Dykes State Park that borders Pellicer Creek as it winds along Florida’s east coast highways down to the Matanzas River. Pellicer Creek is a popular site due to birding with more than one hundred bird species seen during spring and fall migrations. Songbirds, including the colorful wood […]

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Whetstones Chocolates

Whetstone Chocolates Store & Tour

Whetstone Chocolates Henry and Esther Whetstone are Florida natives and lifelong residents of northeast Florida. Henry had just returned from a stint as an Air Controller in the U.S. Air Force and a tour in Japan and was working with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Jacksonville. Esther, who flew to Japan to marry […]

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Pirate and Treasure Museum

Pirate and Treasure Museum

The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum The world’s largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts is on display, smack dab in the heart of historic St. Augustine, adjacent to the famous Castillo de San Marcos. The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum also offers an exciting and educational museum experience that transports you and your […]

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St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse The Lighthouse History A Spanish watchtower, built in the late 1500’s was the predecessor of the present St. Augustine Lighthouse. St. Augustine is the site of the oldest, permanent aid to navigation in North America. A series of wooden watchtowers evolved into Florida’s first lighthouse. It is likely that some of these early towers held […]

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Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is located on the shore of Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, Florida. Construction notably began in 1672, 107 years after the city’s founding by Spanish Admiral and conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, when Florida was […]

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