St. Augustine Journals

Weekend Getaway in St. Augustine

A March 2005 trip to St. Augustine by kikster

Peace & Plenty Inn Photo, St. Augustine, Florida More Photos
Quote: It's the oldest, most haunted town in the U.S., and it will charm you with its beautiful attractions, delicious food, and ageless charm.

Peace & Plenty Inn

Hotel | "Peace & Plenty Inn"

Peace & Plenty Inn Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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The Peace & Plenty Inn is probably the best bed-and-breakfast I have ever seen. We stayed in the "Prosperity" room, a lovely bedroom with the comfiest king-size bed you could ask for. Furniture, both in the bedroom and common areas downstairs is lovely, and the owners are nice, friendly, and great cooks. The Inn is right around the corner from downtown St. Augustine, Flagler's College, and the Alcazar Hotel. Rates are not high at all, especially if you consider how beautiful the inn is and its location.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 31, 2005

Peace & Plenty Inn
87 Cedar St.
St. Augustine, Florida
904/829-8209

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Attraction | "Castillo de San Marcos"

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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This fort is a must-see! It was built in the late 1600s by the Spaniards who colonized Florida to guard the town of St. Augustine, the first European settlement in the US. Throughout the centuries, the Castillo has seen battles, attacks, and sieges. Today, it is a very interesting place, and at only $6 per person (children 14 and under get in for free), cheap entertainment for the whole family. Make sure that you visit the spooky prison cells and enjoy the gorgeous view of the Atlantic ocean from the towers.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 31, 2005

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

Mill Top Tavern

Restaurant

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The Mill Top Tavern is one of those places you wished were in your neighborhood: friendly, warm, and fun. The old mill were the bar is located has a nice rustic look to it, and if you ask around, they'll tell you that the mill is haunted (everything is haunted in St. Augustine). They play live music every night, and I have to say that over there I have listened to some of the best bands ever. On top of that, the volume is not too loud, which makes it really pleasant to sit around, talk, and drink a beer. Drinks are cheap, especially during happy hour (3pm-7pm), and the nightly specials are awesome as well. The menu is nothing to write home about, but it does the trick if you get suddenly hungry and do...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 2, 2005

Mill Top Tavern
19 1/2 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
(904) 829-2329

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum Photo, St. Augustine, Florida
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The St. Augustine Lighthouse is so charming and well kept, it will take your breath away! As soon as you drive in the parking lot you will feel the almost palpable charm of this old Floridian lighthouse.The lighthouse itself is gorgeous, white and black with a red rooftop, and it has been kept so well that it looks as if time never passed. Inside the building you can read many interesting historical facts about the lighthouse—from storms that hit to sightings of German submarines during World War II—and see the tools and lanterns that the keepers used in the past. As you proceed up the stairs—and trust me, there is a lot of them to get to the top—every lending gives you the opportu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 14, 2006

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
(904) 829-0745