St Augustine Florida
The Snowbirds are starting to migrate north and Spring Break is still a few weeks away. With this information in mind we have chosen to spend the month of March in Florida.
Our first stop was St Augustine Florida with the sky giving us a beautiful welcoming sunset. This is a place you want to spend more than a few days. History is preserved here and worth your time, while also having enough touristy stuff for the grand kids if you choose to bring them a long.
I have added a few links below to give you a hint of the history you will see. We have found going on the web and doing a little research of a city or area we plan on visiting is part of the fun of the trip. It is like touring around before you ever get there. It will keep you from missing some truly amazing sites.
The Old Town Trolley is the way to move around the down town area, while the conductors give a guided tour a long the way. With the trolley’s making stops every 15 minutes at each of the 23 stops, it is a nice stress free ride and you are able to tour most of the attractions, stores, and historic sites in this historic old town. Just try to have at least three days.
But don’t forget the historic sites, beaches and restaurants around the outer area of St Augustine.
Staying in Saint Augustine
With many campgrounds around the area we chose the Ocean Grove Resort. Even calling around two months in advance, many campgrounds were booked. We were very pleased with our camp site at the Ocean Grove, it was what I would call a good size site. This being said, some sites are so small you are not able to roll out the awning. I would come back, the picture at the top of this post was taken just three sites down from our RV front door.
While RV’ing you make your option, eating out or at home (in your camper or RV). In our case we prefer to cook at home most of the time. Everyone has their opinions and budgets so there is never a right or wrong answer when it comes to dinning. For us, we like to eat at home most of the time and occasionally fine a nice restaurant with some personality.
The Salt Water Cowboy defiantly had the eye catching advertisement and once there the personality of the place did not disappoint. We went on a Monday night. Even though the restaurant was not crowed we had to change our choses many times because they were out of so much on the menu. My husband had to change his four times. Once the food came it was ok but not what I was expecting. Some day we will go back but on a different night.
While taking a stroll down St George Street, the historic district, we stopped in at Florida Cracker Café and had lunch. The food did not disappoint and the service was fast. Even the lunch at the Fountain of Youth was nice. So it makes you wander why the Salt Water Cowboy is listed in Florida Trend’s Top 200 Restaurants. Mellow Mushroom had a nice pizza and the Santa Maria Restaurant has great sea food.
During our five day stay here at St Augustine this is the list of dinning experiences. We did not go for the fine dinning nor fast foods, but that was our chose at the time. We hope your trip to St Augustine will be as enjoyable as ours.
Pick up a copy of the Restaurant Times and you will have all the info you need to chose a great restaurant in Saint Augustine. Also don’t forget a copy of Galleria for art shops and more… or just click here for the link.