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St. Augustine, FL
There's so much to say about downtown St. Augustine and even more to see...
There are dozens of great sites to take a peek at, and they've really built the city for tourism. Trolleys and buses are all over the place, and parking wasn't that hard to find, either. For $2.50 an hour, you can definitely see some stuff without breaking the bank.
We visited the waterfront by the Bridge of Lions, then went through the park, hit Flagler College, and also visited the Lightner Museum. There are dozens of small shops and restaurants, and you can't forget the Castillo de San Marcos, either!
This is a great place to take your time and spend 2-3 days looking around!
FIELD TRIP - 07 - Ormond Beach
215 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Looking for a great beach on the Atlantic side of Florida? Ormond Beach is a great one! It's not as busy as some of those nearby, which is great when you don't want to go shoulder-to-shoulder with swimmers. But, it still has all of the charm of an Atlantic beach.
Sometimes the winds and waves get strong enough to try surfing or boarding. You can drive a car down the length of the beach if you get a sticker, too.
This is definitely a beach worth checking out!
1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Like castles, forts, and military history? Want to know more about colonial America? Check out the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida! It's the oldest and largest masonry fort in America. It's seen a lot of history, with Spain, England, and America all holding the fort at different times.
You can view cannons, living quarters, the watchtowers, and the central courtyard of the fort, and then go walk the walls and the moat. Take in the bay and check out the city view from the fort!
Let's get exploring!
4931 South Peninsula Drive - Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Looking to climb some steps? Look no further! Climb the Ponce De Leon Lighthouse at Ponce Inlet, Florida. It's the highest Lighthouse in Florida!
Also check out the lighthouse keepers' homes and lifestyle memorabilia. Additionally, there is a whole building dedicated to the beacons and lights from lighthouses! Some of them are just HUGE!
78 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Tired of all that sun and beach and just need a few minutes to decompress? When you're in the Daytona and Ormond Beach area, this is a great little stop-off to just catch your breath for a few minutes. Whether you spend 15 or 50 minutes here, there's something to see for you and for your kids.
It's free parking, free entry, and fresh air! Check it out for sure. A suggested $2 donation for the museum part won't break the bank, either!
38th St W, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Ready for some more nature? Ready to get away from the crowds?
Hit this early on a weekend and you might see a car or two, maybe someone walking a dog, but the rest of the 500 acres you'll just have to share with the birds and fish! It's pretty much in Lehigh near Buckingham, despite the Fort Myers address.
Harns Marsh Preserve is a natural wetland and active stormwater facility, where rainwater and heavy rains can be shifted to filter and drain through. It's home to hundreds of types of creatures, from bugs, to birds, to fish and reptiles!
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