Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is located on the right hand side of the blog-& I would call ahead to verify all these things! But I would take advantage of them! St. Augustine is such a fun place to live! And don't forget if you are a St. Johns County Resident you can ride the trolley for FREE this month! Just have to print out the hometown pass-you also get free admission to the Old Jail & Heritage Museum-def worth the drive for those who live in Jax! Only in November!!

-Free/Cheap things to do around St.Augustine-

Call ahead to verify!!

~Fountain of Youth-free for St Johns County Residents -fun to feed the peacocks/Contact 904-829-3168

~Ripley’s Believe it or Not is $5 for admission for St Johns County Residents/Contact 904-824-1606

~St. Augustine Lighthouse is free during the month of October and ½ off all other months for residents-You have to be 44 inches to climb up, you can go in the musuem, walk in nature trails and in the gardens/Contact 904- 829-0745

~At you can register and the following things are free the entire month of November (except the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving): Old Town Trolley Tours of St. Augustine, The Florida Heritage Museum and the Old Jail

~Ripley’s Sightseeing Trains is ½ off or FREE with an out of town guest for residents/Contact 904-824-1606

~Amphitheatre is a great place...movies are free, and they do fun things for

~Splash Park is a fun place at the beach next to the pier-it is free.

~ Uptown Saturday Night: 5–9 p.m. the last Saturday night of each month on San Marco Avenue, shopping district. Selected galleries and antique merchants hold extended hours with entertainment and other activities. FREE!

~Free Concerts at the City Plaza: Memorial Day – Labor Day, every Thursday evening in the Plaza de la ConstituciĆ³n, downtown St. Augustine. All you need is your chair! To view the schedule go to

~Music by the Sea Concert Series: Every Wednesday, mid May – mid October at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Free concerts and local restaurants offering dinners for sale at the Pavilion. Bring your beach chair and coolers, it’s great for all ages.

~First Friday Art Walk: An art event that takes place in galleries throughout downtown St. Augustine from 5–9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. See new art by local, regional and national artists, hear live bands and enjoy wine, cheese and other refreshments. Free trolley rides by Old Town Trolley Tours will be provided for art walk participants. FREE!

~Fort Matanzas-free ferry ride over to the fort and nature trail. Fort Matanzas National Monument is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day of the year except December 25. On the first Saturday of the month soldiers re-enact canon firing. See website for more info:

-Guana River State Park in Ponte Vedra Beach...$3 for car load...nine miles of nature trails and access to the beach...(904) 823-4500

-Whetstone Chocolate Factory-Free-View the moulding plant, the specialty room where chocolates are made and the packing room...825-1700

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