|This blurry pic of the St. Augustine Lighthouse looks like a painting!|
Ghost Hunting Pub Crawl Tour, anyone? If you're into that kind of kooky stuff, St. Augustine is your town! This place is like no other Floridian city- and for that reason it's one of my favorites. St. Augustine is full major historical landmarks (it's America's oldest city!) and a vibrant cultural scene. It's a beautiful hodgepodge of old and new, where history nerds and raging hipsters live in harmony.
|Taking a stroll down Aviles Street.|
|Keepin' it weird at Plum Contemporary Gallery on Aviles St.|
|Sights down the historic St. George Street|
|The sketchy view of the Matanzas River.|
We picked a peculiarly eerie weekend in December to go Ghost Hunting. The fog around the Matanzas River looked like a scene straight from The Pirates of the Caribbean. I was mentally preparing myself to see an army of skeleton pirates appear from the shadows. Scardy Cat! By the way, Matanzas means Killings in Spanish. St. Augustine has got a bloody, bloody past, making it a proper stage for ghost sightings!
Do This! The Saint Augustine Creepy Crawl. Even if you're not into ghost stories, go for the history lesson! You'll learn so much about St. Augustine and have drinks at bars along the way. It's like Drunk History but LIVE. (If you don't know what Drunk History is, click on that link. You're welcome.) The night was filled with fun and shenanigans but, alas, no ghosts!
|Fire pit tables are much needed on chilly evenings. Meehan's Irish Pub.|
Eat Here! Lots of yummy places to chow down around these parts but these are my favorites: For a low-key, all-american meal go to Meehan's. But you can't leave St. Augustine without trying the Colombia Restaurant; Seriously good Latin cuisine! For sweet tooth cravings, go to Bon Amie and have some delicious pastries. If it's warm out, check out The Hyppo for very tasty, gourmet popsicles. Yea, gourmet popsicles.
|Lavender lemonade? Fresh croissants? How do you pass that up?!|
|The pistachio macaron was my favorite! Bon Amie.|
|What a flattering fortune teller... :)|
|Ripley's Believe It or Not.|
|The Tree Trunk House outside Ripley's.|
|Beautiful trees surrounding the St. Augustine Lighthouse.|
It was a short but awesome weekend out in St. Augustine; I'm going back in September for the Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Tour and I can't wait for that epicness of music festival and more exploring!
All pics taken with my Droid X.