See Flagler College....
See Flagler College. Originally the Flagler Hotel, Flagler College is hardly the oldest structure in St Augustine but, it may be the most interesting. Built in the early 1900s of Spanish/Moorish architecture, it contains a labyrinth of courtyards , fountains and hallways which are somewhat besmirched by the existance of a recreational area and pool on its rear grounds...lending a country clubbish atmosphere to an otherwise splendid ediface. Seeing Neil Simons 'Torch Song Trilogy' followed by a rather good improvisational play put on by the Flagler College drama department...twas not planned and just happened to coincide with an impromptu trip to the area. It was surprisingly well performed.
st. augustine alligator farm
founded in 1893 the st. augustine alligator farm is one of florida's oldest zoological attractions. in the late 1800's george reddington and felix fire started collectiing alligators they found on anastasia island and put them on display to entertain tourists. today the farm has displays of alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and other wildlife. the st. augustine alligator farm is listed on the national register of historic places. the st. augustine alligator farm is located on U.S. AIA on anastasia island about three miles from central st. augustine.
The elegant bar at the Tini Martini Bar is staffed by a master martini maker who can concoct a cocktail you may never have dreamed of. While the bar itself (attached to the lovely Casablanca inn) is a pleasant place for a drink, we opted to sit outside where we could watch the horse buggies trot past against the backdrop of the river. The tiki torches and palm trees convinced us to relax and enjoy.
I can highly recommend the Tahiti Tini if you like your martinis fruity. Casual
Absolutely Amazing Raw Vegan Creations
I'm a St. Augustine local, but I didn't know about the Present Moment Cafe until I decided to become a Vegetarian a little less than a year ago. Someone asked me, "have you tried it?" I'm sorry that I hadn't been there on their first day. It's a quaint little restaurant, with a decidedly "raw foods" feel to it. There's all kinds of art hanging on the walls, a tall bar on the west wall, and modestly decorated tables.
The water is great, with a slice of lemon and cucumber in it. And it only hints at the delights to come. Everything is vegan (no meat, fish, or dairy) and made with fresh, organic, living food. They have daily specials at the whim of the chef (always a treat), an organic juice bar and some of the best deserts in town.
I've never had the slightest complaint about the service, though it is a fairly "laid back" atmosphere; and I've yet to dine during peak times. Whether your vegan or vegetarian or even an adventurous omnivore, you can't go wrong with this lovely little restaurant.
The prices are comparable to other Raw and Vegan/Vegetarian restaurants, but those who don't regularly follow those diets may be a little surprised. On the whole, however, I wouldn't say it's much more expensive than the average restaurant in St. Augustine. My favorite dish is the Sunlight Burger, an open face walnut, sunflower and carrot zucchini burger (there might be almonds or some other kind of nut too), over a slice of tomato, dripping with a pine nut sauce, almost like cheese. It's got caramelized onions on top with salad and chips. It's just delicious, and perfect for filling you up.
I'm not much of dessert man, but I've heard raves about the Pecan Apple Cobbler, and anything with their homemade ice cream (non-dairy, of course).
Super Ambience! We found this by accident on our last day in St Augsustine and were we ever glad we did! We felt like we were stumbling onto a well hidden secret and felt privledged to have been able to be a part of it. The weather was perfect and we were seated right next to the water under a beautiful canopy of oak trees..We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable meal or place. The Shrimp Vilano..Just a very unique and tasty dish of about six shrimp on the appetizer menu..Very yummy..I also had the Blackened catch of the day sandwich which was very good also.