Initially, I had thought there would just be an old fort to look at, and that I would become bored. I was so wrong! So wrong in fact, that I have decided to split our trip up into two posts: the touristy sights, and the food. I had NO idea that St. Augustine was such a foodie town, ya'll. And so, I decided all the delicious eats deserved a post of their own.
|Segui Room at Casa de Solana|
Our first day, after checking in, Jason and I just sort of perused what we could. We found The Floridian for dinner, and that was my favorite restaurant our entire trip! After dinner, we found the Colonial Quarter where Christmas music played, and you could sip spiked cider, or sangria, and roast marshmallows under the lights. It was probably the sangria
on an empty stomach, but I could have died and gone to heaven, right then. I was so cheesy, and ridiculously happy.
On Day 2, I had my glorious massage. After, I found out it was rainy, and...cold. So after throwing my hair under one of Jason's caps, we grabbed lunch at Harry's Seafood, and then boarded our train/trolley. We decided to take the entire tour once boarding, to see where this train stopped. The whole tour from start to finish was an hour and a half. In hindsight, we would have done this day one, since the massage and long tour kind of killed our whole day to so anything, really.
|The Biebs made of candy. Exciting, no?|
Everything seems to close around 5 o'clock, so Jason and I grabbed an ah-mazing dinner at MOJO BBQ...and then had an impromptu bar crawl, until the wee hours of midnight, the latest anything seems to be open. That was probably for the best, actually. Also, it was nice to just walk everywhere and see it all, at night.
After the winery, we hopped back onto the trolley and hit up
After the fort, a quick dinner with the in-laws was had at Scarlett O' Haras, followed by...if you guessed Jason and I wandering the mean streets of St. Augustine together, you would be correct! I kid about that last part--we never even saw one cop on this trip. The calmest city, ever.
Sunday morning, check out day, we had one last tasty breakfast at Casa de Solana, before checking out, begrudgingly.
After check out, we opted for two more historical tourist spots, since we hadn't done too much. First was the Old Jail. It was okay. Jason loved the history, but I was honestly distracted by the people watching. I'd like to go back when it wasn't so busy, and do it again.
After the jail, we walked next door-ish to the Fountain of Youth. Again, full of history, and just stunning as far as views go!
We didn't even make a dent in what we could have seen. But it was nice to get away, decompress from life, and connect with my husband, while enjoying the holidays for a hot minute, just the two of us; fortunately, it is just a three hour car ride away.
Have you been to St. Augustine?