Being a Tourist in Our Own City; St. Augustine


If you haven’t caught up on my weeks worth of posts yet, Dj’s mom & sister came down to Florida to visit! We jammed packed a lot through the 4 days (including our epic trip to Harry Potter World!) and, of course, we had to plan a day trip to St. Augustine.

St. Augustine is only about 25 minutes away from us, and is definitely my favorite local spot. [I’ve broken down the history & my love for it here and here!]

Dj’s sister, Cassie, had visited us once before but it was his mom, Tracy’s, first time.


These are the old city gates! It used to be the only way in or out of St. Augustine.


It was a gorgeous day! We went inside the fort, which, if you enjoy history, you’d love. You can see where the Spanish soldiers would sleep, eat, sit during guard posts, old cannons, and even inside a jail “cell”.


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I’m currently working on applying for grad schools to obtain my masters in education. Since the oldest wooden school house is located there, it’s very intriguing to me. The past of this city is amazing- especially since it is so well maintained!


We ended up walking around the city in it’s entirety, enjoying the cites, and stopping for a drink or two. 😉

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What did you get into this weekend? Do you have a local spot you love near your home?



  • Reply J May 26, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    How can you call St. Augustine your “own city” if,I’m assuming, you’re from Jacksonville?

    • Reply Melissa May 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

      You’re right, I am from Jacksonville. 🙂 I live about 25 miles from St. Augustine, but we go so often, I sort of claim that as a secondary place of residency- haha.

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