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St. Augustine in September

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I'm headed to St. Augustine this September. Anything beside the fort(s) that are a must see? Any places for eating that are tasty?

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The Pirate Museum (formerly Pirate Soul in KeyWest): http://thepiratemuseum.com/

The Pirate Haus Inn if on a budget, (Conrad runs it and takes part in Searles and Drakes raids): http://piratehaus.com/

St Augustine Textiles (great period items!): http://www.staugustinetextiles.com/code/store.html

Taberna Del Gallo (great period tavern)

There is more I'm sure but those were highlights that I recall from several years ago - gonna try to do Searles in March next year again...

mP

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Aye, a hearty "Aye!" on all the good recommendations above, but would also add that if yer lucky, "El Galleon" might be in port and you can see a full size real Spanish galleon. http://staugustine-450.com/galeon/

And the Spanish Taverna of course! There's an English one as well just down the street, and the Colonial Quarter right by the Pirate Museum (these good folks run both the Spanish tavern and the English pub, in a real historical manner too). The food at both is great! And you want to check out the Colonial Quarter too. http://colonialquarter.com/

Around the corner from them, near St Augustine Textiles, is the Prince of Wales pub, a real British pub (run by real Brits), there on Cuna Street (turn right if you are walking away from the fort and the Colonial Quarter, turn left if you are walking up George Street towards the fort. Or if you're at John's place (St A's Textiles), well it's right across the sand parking lot!

And I'd think about staying on the beach over on Anastasia Island and that way you'd have the best of both worlds - relaxing beach and historical old town too. Beachers Lodge is a good place pretty economical beach front but a little bit of a drive to town (its closer to Matanzas) and there's places closer to town up in St Augustine Beach proper like La Fiesta (good place, economical for the neighborhood, and the trolley will take you to town and back) and so on.

And you've got to try the Minorcan Clam Chowder at Osteen's over on the Island, just a block or two on the right after you go across the Bridge of Lions. Made with real Minorcan datil peppers - awesome. Same for the rest of the menu - real simple family kind of place but incredibly good food at a good price. And they are cool with pirates showing up unannounced!

Have a great trip and who knows, might see ye there!

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Aye, a hearty "Aye!" on all the good recommendations above, but would also add that if yer lucky, "El Galleon" might be in port and you can see a full size real Spanish galleon. http://staugustine-450.com/galeon/

And the Spanish Taverna of course! There's an English one as well just down the street, and the Colonial Quarter right by the Pirate Museum (these good folks run both the Spanish tavern and the English pub, in a real historical manner too). The food at both is great! And you want to check out the Colonial Quarter too. http://colonialquarter.com/

Around the corner from them, near St Augustine Textiles, is the Prince of Wales pub, a real British pub (run by real Brits), there on Cuna Street (turn right if you are walking away from the fort and the Colonial Quarter, turn left if you are walking up George Street towards the fort. Or if you're at John's place (St A's Textiles), well it's right across the sand parking lot!

And I'd think about staying on the beach over on Anastasia Island and that way you'd have the best of both worlds - relaxing beach and historical old town too. Beachers Lodge is a good place pretty economical beach front but a little bit of a drive to town (its closer to Matanzas) and there's places closer to town up in St Augustine Beach proper like La Fiesta (good place, economical for the neighborhood, and the trolley will take you to town and back) and so on.

And you've got to try the Minorcan Clam Chowder at Osteen's over on the Island, just a block or two on the right after you go across the Bridge of Lions. Made with real Minorcan datil peppers - awesome. Same for the rest of the menu - real simple family kind of place but incredibly good food at a good price. And they are cool with pirates showing up unannounced!

Have a great trip and who knows, might see ye there!

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We are staying at a B&B on Anastasia Island. I believe there is a second, smaller fort you can reach by boat from Anastasia Island.

Okay gang, what about dressing as a pirate and visiting some of the sites? Good idea or crazy?

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