Monday, September 12, 2011

  A Visit to Beautiful St. Augustine

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Photos and story by Marcia Biggs


The garden of the Westcott House (circa 1880)


My recent visit to historic St. Augustine 
was a delight to the senses. 

Historic Inns of Elegance, quaint cafes and sophisticated restaurants greet the casual stroller in Old Town.  A tour of the astounding collection of fine art at the Lightner Museum and an exceptional dinner in the museum's Cafe Alcazar were a highlight of the visit. Secret gardens and carriage rides, a walking tour of ethnic eateries,  a late-night martini at Rhett's where the piano bar coaxes you into a restful reverie.  

These are a few of the memories I bring home.

I stayed at the Bayfront Marin House, a short walk from the Bridge of Lions in Old Town. The Marin House is one of five Inns of Elegance where guests can expect the finest in historic bed and breakfast lodging.
Of course, the Getaway Girl needs adventure.
A dolphin watching eco-tour on an inflatable zodiac was a thrill ride, indeed.   A visit to the historic fort for astounding views of the Bay, a stop at the new state-of-the-art Pirate & Treasure Museum and a bicycle ride ended the day.

For an online guide to beautiful St. Augustine, click here.