Sunday, May 13, 2012

Photo Tour of Saint Augustine

It's a dark and rainy day today. Seems like a perfect time to revisit our sunny trip to Saint Augustine.  This is the Bridge of Lions that connects Anastasia Island to Old Town Saint Augustine which is our nation's oldest city.

Old town has a very different feel to any other coastal town I've visited.  It has a very tropical Spanish Colonial look and feel. 

I kept expecting Captain Jack Sparrow to pop out at me from around every corner.

The Bunnery, where we had awesome coffee drinks and delicious freshly baked croissants.  The were hot out of the oven!

My signature shop!  Custom scented bath goodies.  I spent a good long time and a fortune in this store.  Twice.

Casa Monica Hotel, built in 1888 and restored in 1999.

The Lightner Museum, formerly Hotel Alcazar which was built in 1887, how houses a vasst collection of Victoriana.  It's the site of what was once the world's largest indoor pool.

Which now houses Cafe Alcazar, where we had a most wonderful late lunch in the deep end of the pool!

Here is the sun rising over Anastasia Island on our last morning.  We loved Saint Augustine and are looking forward to our next trip there.


  1. Nice! I would have been all over that cafe :D

  2. Beautiful! How long a drive is St. Augustine from Atlanta?

  3. It's a quick 6 hours, all interstate. Much more direct than driving to Destin.