On Saturday we had the opportunity to travel to St. Augustine for the day. A beautiful, historic city discovered by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine boasts being the oldest city in the U. S.
Having both visited St. Augustine prior, we decided to visit some new sites we had not seen before. However, if you have never visited St. Augustine before, stay tuned till the end of this post!
We started off at the entrance of the historic old town, which is mostly walking streets. After browsing through some of the shops, we stumbled across Pizza Time, which claims to being the second best pizza in America! That seemed like a pretty tall order, but the line did happen to be out the door and halfway down the street. So we decided to give it a try. Consensus: Pizza was delicious!
After wandering the streets some more, we visited the Villa Zorayda, a house built in 1883 modeled after Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Though somewhat small, the house is stunning and worth a visit if you have the time. After this we decided to head home due to clouds looming overhead. We left just before the rain hit!
For those of you have never visited St. Augustine, here are 5 places I would recommend seeing.
- Castillo de San Marcos (A must see!)
- Fountain of Youth
- Flagler College
- Lightner Museum
- Anastasia State Park
Though most people traveling to Florida think of Orlando and Disney World, St. Augustine truly is a great city with amazing history and only 2 short hours away. I hope next time you decide to come down you’ll consider spending a day or two there!