Saint Augustine Travel Guide
The calendar says May, you know what that means? One more month to get to Florida before the panhandle state is stuck in an insufferable five month heat wave.
When we go to Florida we like to search for the fountain of youth, and St. Augustine, between Daytona and Jacksonville is not a bad place to start your search.
St. Augustine is the self proclaimed "oldest city in the nation," thus everything in the city is prefaced with the "oldest" moniker--Oldest Drugstore, Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, etc. (Somewhere in Plymouth, fueled by the anger of reading the blasphemous previous sentence, a Masshole in Plymouth just put his hand through a plate glass window.)
In any event, the real reason to hit St. Augustine is to stay at the rejuvenated Casa Monica Hotel. The Casa Monica is a beautifully renovated Spanish style hotel that mixes old world décor with new world service. Plus it is right in the middle of town, so you can walk to everything. Well, unless you go in August, where the stifling heat will make you want to stay in your air conditioned room and order room service.
· Casa Monica Reviews [TripAdvisor]