How to Make The Most of A Short Trip to St Augustine

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Who else is familiar with the struggle to manage their schedule of multiple children?? With Emma away at school, it is definitely a priority to visit, and be part of her journey, whenever we get the chance. Her first year away definitely panned out much differently than I had expected. Sadly, chances to go visit, were far and few between, even with a flexible homeschooling schedule. 

St Augustine

Students from Emma’s school took part in the Ramanza Festivale in St. Augustine, not far from her school. We were actually free that day, so we headed up early to spend some time around the city until Emma had to perform. Walking around the city has been on my bucket list since moving here. It was a short visit, but we were able to squeeze in some pretty fun things. 

Le Macaron St Augustine

While driving around for a parking spot, Le Macaron pastry shop caught Jo’s eye. No surprise there! We popped into the cute, Paris decorated shop.

Le Macaron St Augustine

A large variety of flavors for their macarons, we decided on coconut, Baileys, espresso, bubble gum, rose, and chocolate mint. My favorite ended up being the bubble gum.

Cathedral of St Augustine

We are a Catholic family, so touring churches, especially historic basilicas, cathedrals, and shrines is something we enjoy. On top of that, the FIRST parish in America!! We had to check it out. The wood beams stood out to us immediately. Such intricate detail on the beams.

Mary Cathedral St Augustine
St Augustine Cathedral Stain Glass

Beautiful artwork on all the walls, and stain glass windows that are sure to grab you attention.

St Augustine Cultural Center


Cultural centers are becoming one of our favorite FREE adventures. They are filled with art, history and fun facts. St Augustine Cultural Center is located in the old governor’s building, just across from the cathedral.

St Augustine Cultural Center

It may be a little small, but it’s packed with local history, such as the first REAL Thanksgiving.

St Augustine Old Door
St Augustine Old Door 2
St Augustine Old Door 3

After the concert, we took time to walk around some of the alley streets with lots of shops and restaurants, taking the time to appreciate the old building details, and I LOVE old doors!!

St Augustine Wooden School House

We even came across the oldest wooden school house in America. If you go, be sure to check out the upper window! 

Romeo's St Augustine

Romeo’s is where we ended up for dinner. Our waitress was super sweet, and friendly. It was quaint and quiet. We had lasagna, alfredo, and flat bread pizza.

Romeo's St Augustine Waffle Sundae

All were great, and check out this fresh bubble waffle sundae!!

Hyppo St Augustine

Emma and I had already settled on the fact we wanted to get a homemade gourmet popsicle from Hyppo. I chose the blueberry lavender lemonade, and Emma chose the pineapple blueberry.  We were told the blueberries were freshly picked that morning, locally. 

St Augustine Cathedral Florida

I know there is a lot more history in the oldest town in America. We all look forward to heading back!! If you have been to St Augustine, tell us your favorite things on Instagram so we can add them to our list!! 


7 thoughts on “How to Make The Most of A Short Trip to St Augustine

  • June 19, 2018 at 9:38 am

    One of my favorite places! We havent been to the macaroon place, but will definitely add that to our next visit. Great pics!

    • June 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

      I see how this is one of your favorite places.

  • June 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    O.C. White’s restaurant is wonderful place to eat- great food and atmosphere!

    • June 20, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Great! I will add this to our list of places to check out next time.

  • June 20, 2018 at 8:08 am

    We are pretty close so visit St. Augustine often. I love your post, and will post it to my All Things Florida Board on Pinterest. Looks great, so far!

    • June 20, 2018 at 11:10 am

      We are not too far either, and plan to visit way more often. It’s just too nice to stay away. Thanks for sharing!!

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