St. Augustine Journals

Romantic St. Augustine

A travel journal to St. Augustine by Klompie

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Quote: Not only is St. Augustine a historic city, it is also a very romantic city. With all its cosy old Bed & Breakfast Inns, it attracts many honeymooners.

Romantic St. Augustine

Overview

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Must sees are: the Castillo de San Marco fort, the Oldest Wooden School House, St. George street, Flagler College, and the Lightner Museum. St Augustine is a nice little quaint city with a very relaxed atmosphere. I loved walking around and looking at all the cute old houses and soaking in this atmosphere. Everything is fairly close together, so you can leave your car behind at your hotel/bed and breakfast. The people are very friendly and helpful, which made our stay even more pleasant. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: If you want to make sure you see as much as you can in a short period of time, take the Train Tour of Old City. There are also horse and carriages available f...Read More

Casablanca Inn on the Bay

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Hotel | "Casablanca Inn"

Casablanca Inn on the Bay Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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The Casablanca Inn provides a very romantic getaway with cosy room furnished with antiques where a bottle of champagne is always awaiting you. Your stay includes a delicious full two course breakfast that you can enjoy in a rocking chair on the porch viewing the bay. They have a kitchen where you can always help yourself to complimentary soda, coffee, tea, lemonade, hot chocolate, and fresh baked cookies. Some of the rooms have a big jacuzzi. The inn is located within easy access to all historic attractions! Bicycles are also available for your use. Designated off-street parking is available during. Your hosts are always available to make recommendations and point you in the right direction. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Casablanca Inn on the Bay
24 Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 829-0928

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Attraction | "Castillo de San Marco"

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In 1669 the Queen Regent of Spain charged the new governor of Florida, Manuel de Cendoya with the assignement of seeing that an 'adequate fortification' was constructed in St. Augustine. This fort was needed as protection from pirate attacks and to protect Spanish territory from encroachment by the English at Charles Town (now called Charleston, S.C.). A fort was built of coquina (compressed sea shells) and frequently attacked. It is now a National Monument with some refurbished rooms and several exhibits explaining the forts colorful history. You can climb on top of the fort and enjoy the view over the bay or admire the cannons that have been placed here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
1 South Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, Florida
(904) 829-6506

Flagler College

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Flagler College Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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Flagler College was originally one of the two posh hotels Henry Flagler built in 1888. The building is a marvelous structure with many towers, turrets, and arcades decorated by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is now a small liberal arts college that is not open for tours, but you can get beautiful glance of it by walking in the front courtyard. I was amazed by all the small details that the building has like mozaics, shells, lion heads etc.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Flagler College
74 King Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 829-2424

Lightner Museum

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Attraction

Lightner Museum Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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In his quest to turn Florida into an American Riviera, Henry Flagler built two fancy hotels in 1888 - the Ponce de Leon (not Flagler College) and the Alcazar which is not the Lightner Museum. Not only the inside of this museum is worth a visit but also the outside. In the courtyard the museum has a pretty pond with a bridge made of coral.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Lightner Museum
75 King St.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 823-1327

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The oldest wooden schoolhouse is a tiny 18th century building on St. Georges Street. It has a pretty backyard where several squirrels are looking for food. Inside the building automated mannequins of a teacher and students relate the school's history. For adults the inside of the school is probably not terribly exciting, but children can learn something valuable about the past.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
14 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 824-0192