Marineland was the original oceanarium and the first to discover you could train dolphins to perform. Read its fascinating history, an excerpt from the new book, “A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions: From Mermaids to Singing Towers,” by Doug Alderson.
Post Tagged with: "St. Augustine"
St. Augustine comes alive this weekend with twin events — 36th Annual Lions Club Seafood Festival and the historic re-enactment of privateer Capt. Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on the oldest city.
Today, in 1565, Spanish settlers stepped off a tall sailing ship onto the coast of Florida to found St. Augustine. In celebration of its 450th birthday, it’s time to re-visit the Oldest City and learn more about it charming historic district and beautiful natural areas. Happy Birthday, St. Augustine!
St. Augustine is celebrating the 450th anniversary of its founding this year. Here are five cool things I was surprised to discover about America’s oldest city — from the story of a fiery pepper to a tasty locally made gin.
This original Florida roadside attraction still thrills, especially in the spring and early summer when its rookery fills with hundreds of nesting birds. The gators and crocs are well-presented with lots of information as well as entertainment.
One of the classic experiences of an Old Florida vacation was a scenic boat tour. Here are seven iconic boat tours that have been entertaining visitors for than 50 years. How many of these have you taken?
Our favorite B&Bs will help you have an authentic and memorable Florida experience — not a night in Anywhere USA.
Anastasia State Park is a stone’s throw from historic St. Augustine and offers 139 shady, secluded campsites near a 4-mile long white-sand beach that shimmers in the sun.
The don’t-miss experience when visiting St. Augustine is touring the Castillo de San Marcos — the historic Spanish fort.
St. Augustine’s Fort Matanzas is a small stone fort on a pristine island. You take a short ferry ride for a ranger-led tour. It’s a fun and free stop, with great scenery too.