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    Trip to Florida

    Anyone been to St Augustine, FL or Jacksonville, FL? We are planning our trip to visit a very sick, dear friend for few days n we are hoping to grab little R n R before coming home. We will be in Boynton, FL area and if time permit to see some places to visit while we are there for a week while she's resting.

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    We went to the Gator Bowl several years ago, which is in Jacksonville. We drove to St. Augustine. That is on of the most beautiful, calming places I've seen. There is a market we went to and also a place where the Fountain of Youth was found.

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    a trip to St.Augustine is worth every minute. living in Fl. we have made several trips to the area and never bore of it. FHave fun

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    Been in Florida over 20 years and St. Augustine is a favorite repeat place to visit: it has history, shopping, great eating, good local live theater, the beach, the lighthouse, and more and more. Enjoy.
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    Thanks for some great ideas n feedback. Definitely will check into it.

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    I suggest you check out the St. Augustine light house!

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    I went to St. Augustine FL years ago and remember it as being very beautiful. Have a great time.

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    Visit to Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by juropat View Post
    Anyone been to St Augustine, FL or Jacksonville, FL? We are planning our trip to visit a very sick, dear friend for few days n we are hoping to grab little R n R before coming home. We will be in Boynton, FL area and if time permit to see some places to visit while we are there for a week while she's resting.
    While you are in Boynton, drive up to Palm Beach and visit the Flagler Museum ( a wonderful mansion built by Henry Flagler)and the Norton Museum. There are also lovely cruises down the inter coastal waterway.
    On your way north to St. Augustine, consider visiting Cape Canaveral (or whatever it is called these days) to learn about the space program. You can easily spend most of the day there.

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    I have been to St Augustine several times, it is really lovely, very mediteranean. I took a tour of the university and it was really fascinating so try to catch that

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    Finally, someone talks about places I know a little about. We have friends living in Palm Coast. We are snowbirds; and whenever we winter in Kissimmee, we visit them. St. Augustine's Historical District is fun. They have 3 fudge places, clothes places, candle places, and many others. The restaurants are very good, too. Flagler Beach is another place we visit with them. I don't think Daytona Beach is all that far away either.

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    You'll love it. We generally stay at the Bayfront Inn, www.bayfrontinn.com/. Lovely, older clean motel and prices are reasonable. It's right on the waterfront, about a 10 min walk from Georges St., the main street of Old Town (lots of shopping) and not far from the fort. Restaurants are close and there's a great brewery a block away. If you're planning to stay overnight it would be a good idea to book ahead. 2013 is St. Augustine's 500th anniversary so there will be lots of tourists visiting this year. If you're retired military, the reserve center a block away will renew ID cards upon appointment.

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    Our friends just renewed their wedding vows at the "Ripley's Beleive It or Not Museum" in St Augustine last week. cracked me up!

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    There is so much to see there. I went down there a few years ago and wish that I'd planned for more time.
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    I thought you were going to ask about a quilt shop... I did find one in St. Augustine... small but nice and VERY friendly. Bought a couple FQ's that I never saw elsewhere... my "souvenirs". HAhaha

    Magrieta's Quilt Shop
    142 King St. (for your GPS)
    St. Aug.
    ph: 904-829-3137
    Parking was dicey....directly off the street in front of the shop. Be careful.

    Enjoy all the sights of St. Aug.
    We were camping at Anastasia St. Park. Been there several times.

    Safe travels.
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    Make sure you go to the Chocolate Factory . They make chocolates that look like the sea shells of FL. My hubby and I spent a week there a few years ago . Loved . Would like to go back just to go to the Chocolate Factory again. Loved the chocolates I got there.

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    Sr Augustine is awesome. Take the trolley tour...you can get on and off when you like. There is a nice quilt shop in town. Nit sure if I remember correctly or not but I think it is near a chocolate shop. Also a local winery that offers a free tour and samples

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    There is so much to see and all within walking distance so bring comfy shoes...The Castillo de San Marcos , Flagler college, Lightner Museum, Fort Matanzas and of course they have Trolley tours by day and Ghost tours by night... and like others have mentioned wonderful places to eat and of course great fudge shops...It is really an amazing place to see. Check it out online
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    I live in St. Augustine - you can't go wrong to come and visit. When and how long will you be here. I'd love to help with plans. PM me with interests and I'd be glad to help.

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    Make sure you visit the fort in St. Augustine.

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    We go to St Augustine every year. We found it by mistake when went to the Keys for a vacation and decided to go home by following A1A. It was the most beautiful city we had ever seen. We stay on Anastasia Island. The cleanest and nicest hotel was the Best Western. You will love it! Oh, and you must go to Saltwater Cowboys restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfrog View Post
    I thought you were going to ask about a quilt shop... I did find one in St. Augustine... small but nice and VERY friendly. Bought a couple FQ's that I never saw elsewhere... my "souvenirs". HAhaha

    Magrieta's Quilt Shop
    142 King St. (for your GPS)
    St. Aug.
    ph: 904-829-3137
    Parking was dicey....directly off the street in front of the shop. Be careful.

    Enjoy all the sights of St. Aug.
    We were camping at Anastasia St. Park. Been there several times.

    Safe travels.
    YES, My husband left me at the quilt shop while he went to look at beach bikes. I spent too much money there, but got a lot of treasures...!
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    St. Augustine trip

    Quote Originally Posted by juropat View Post
    Anyone been to St Augustine, FL or Jacksonville, FL? We are planning our trip to visit a very sick, dear friend for few days n we are hoping to grab little R n R before coming home. We will be in Boynton, FL area and if time permit to see some places to visit while we are there for a week while she's resting.
    We live just about two hours south of St. Augustine. St. Augustine is very historical and you will love it! Be sure to see the oldest school house in America on St. George Street. St. George Street has lots of different and cute shops to browse through and enjoy. Also visit the Old Fort - lots of history there. If you can take the trolley train that takes you around St. Augustine, you can get on and get off at different stops and you will get a lot out of that from the driver narrating - it is well worth it and will give your feet a break. The Columbia restaurant is well known in different cities in Florida - more than your fast food type of thing - but if you want the feel of the Spanish influence, you will enjoy it very much.

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    I am fortunate enough to live here in St Augustine for 44 years, and love every day of it.what time of the year are you planning your visit? if you like seafood - you've got to check out O'steen 's ( on Anastasia Blvd, a part of A1A highway).restaurant and there's an antique shop(very large) attached to their PA system. You sign in and go browsing and they 'll call out your name when a table is ready. one of the many things you can do.If you're adventuresome, check out the Lighthouse- and climb their 213 steps to the top, hope this is helpful.

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    If either of you are golfers, there is the World Golf Hall of Fame. We both golf, and loved it.

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    Got some wonderful ideas. We will be in that area n feb 20th for 2 nights. Of course, stopping a quilt shop along the way is a must. Smile! Thanks for all the inputs.

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