Summer’s so close I can smell it, which means it’s time to travel! Last summer, my main goal was to explore Florida more. While I did accomplish that goal to some extent, I still have so much exploring to do. I recently spent the weekend in St. Augustine, which is only a two hour drive from Orlando, and is totally worth it.
What to do: Old Town Trolley Tour
If you’re not familiar with the sites to see in St. Augustine, I highly recommend the Old Town Trolley Tour. The tour includes eighteen of the most sought out spots in St. Augustine and the freedom to hop on and off the trolley as you please. My bff Sophie and I visited the Lightner Museum, Flagler College, the Oldest House, Castillo de San Marcos, and more. Many of the destinations have free/decently priced tours that are worth your time if you love learning.
Where to eat: Ice Plant Bar
I’ve been raving about this place on Instagram for good reason. From its name and location (St. Augustine Distillery, which is actually one of the stops on the Old Town Trolley Tour), you can already tell it’s going to be a great time. But the food is awesome too! I’m not a huge fan of southern food, but I got the fried chicken with hash (instead of hoecakes) and collard greens, and it was AMAZING. Spend Sunday brunch at Ice Plant Bar. You won’t regret it.
Where to relax: Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, or Lightner Museum
There is no shortage of places to relax in St. Augustine. The breeze along the water is perfect for picnics or reading outside on the grass at Castillo de San Marcos, and even kite flying on the right day. Flagler College and the Lightner Museum have courtyards that are great for lounging with friends and family. You can also venture out to the lighthouse for the day if you’re not in the mood to completely unwind.
Where to caffeinate: The Kookaburra
This half Aussie, half American coffee and pie bar is all over St. Augustine, and you can definitely see why once you try it. I actually made a list of a couple of coffee shops to visit up there, and The Kookaburra was the only one I made it to. I’m so glad I did! I had the Honey Badger, which is espresso with steamed milk, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that it’s one of the best coffee drinks I’ve ever had.
Now that you know where to go, it’s time to figure out what to wear. Here are my outfit details for my St. Augustine weekend:
Outfit 1: Dress – ASOS | Shoes – UGG | Backpack – Zara
Outfit 2: Top – Forever 21 | Jeans – Fashion Nova | Shoes – Steve Madden
Sophie and I got really lucky with the weather, because it was nice and breezy without being unbearably hot, and it didn’t rain on our parade. Just make sure you check the weather before you pack! Make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can keep up with the pictures from my trip 🙂
Disclaimer: Old Town Trolley Tour was provided by the CVB as a part of a VIP package for this guide, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post also includes affiliate links.