Sparkles and Sunshine: A Day in St. Augustine, FL

A Day in St. Augustine, FL

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sometimes I forget what places are right in my backyard. St. Augustine, FL is a beautiful town filled with history, great restaurants and tons of famous landmarks!

When I was younger,  I used to do field trips to St. Augustine all the time. We would visit the fort, do tours, and more!

St. Augustine is also a great place for a girl's day! Me and a bunch of my good friends did a day trip and had the best time. Below are some of the places we visited and I promise, this place has something for everyone!

Okay fellow pasta addicts, have I got the restaurant for YOU! First of all, this restaurant is in the coolest location. From one entrance it looks like another restaurant but when you walk to the dining area, you're actually walking through an alleyway (hence the name). ☺

They have a great deal called their "Pastabilities" where you can create your own pasta dish from start to finish! The meal comes with a salad, and my favorite part, bread! The food was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to go back!

Next on the list was Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine's oldest fort. This fort dates all the way back to the 1600's and is perfect for any history buff! The fort also has many learning attractions for children including actual firings from a cannon!

P.S. Make sure to plug your ears!

Of course we had to visit Ripley's Believe It or Not! When Chandler and I did our road trip back from California, we actually visited the Ripley's location in Hollywood. It amazes me at what is in these places every time I visit. My favorite part of this location is this one dark room where lights are spinning around in a circle and you have to walk through the room without falling over. It looks easy at first....until you step into it!

It was definitely a good laugh! :)

Another historic landmark in St. Augustine is Flagler College. The architecture on this campus is jaw-dropping! Even the bathrooms are beautiful! :P

P.S. Yes...that's a balloon up

The last landmark that you have to see is the "Love Tree." This tree is actually two trees combined into one, hence the name.

I hope you take a trip to St. Augustine in the near future and have a wonderful time! Let me know what you thought of this post in the comments below!

Dress is from Francesca's


  1. I've lived in Florida practically my whole life and never knew we had a love tree !!!

    1. Same here!!! One of my friends showed it to me on this trip and I couldn't believe I didn't know about it!


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