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Old Town - St. George Street. Although small there is much to see in Saint Augustine's historic area. Many of the buildings there show evidence of the city's Spanish period. An eighteenth-century City Gate marks the entrance to St George Street, which was at one time the main thoroughfare of the Old Town and is now a tourist hot spot.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - on the northern edge of the Old Town, beside the bay. Building of the fortress was started in the late 1600s. It has got diamond-shaped ramparts at each corner and 14-foot-thick walls. A walk along the 35ft ramparts will reveal excellent views of the city and the bay.

The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse 14 St. George, set in lush gardens at 14 St George Street. This is an atmospheric, restored wooden shack with animated dummies set up as 19th century school children

Spanish Quarter Living Museum - St George Street. This is a very enjoyable museum that has seven reconstructed homes and workshops. Volunteers dressed up as Spanish settlers work at the spinning wheels, anvils and foot-driven wood lathes. It is a fascinating reproduction of an important time in the city's history.

The Oldest House - 14 St Francis Street. This is actually the oldest house in the town, dating from the 18th century. The rooms are furnished to show how the house and the people who lived there changed over the centuries.

Rembrandtz Gallery Just a couple blocks south of Historic Downtown Plaza is a gallery which has won "Best of St Augustine" for 8 years running. And for good reason. The gallery has some of the most unique pieces you can find anywhere! And they manage to keep everything at an affordable price. Rembrandtz has fine gifts for fun people and is a great visit to an American Craft Gallery.
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St. Augustine Restaurants and Bars

St. Augustine Restaurants

95 Cordova - Casa Monica This sophisticated restaurant serves is a diverse mix of American, Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and even Moroccan influences.

The Bunnery - 121 St George Street. The delicious homemade food on the menu here is served in the lovely courtyard of this old Spanish bakery.

Columbia - 98 St George Street. The lively atmosphere in this Spanish/Cuban restaurant mixes perfectly with the sophisticated setting of lovely fountains and candlelit arcades.

The Oasis - 4000 Ocean Trace Road If you are a fan of burgers then you must visit this beach bar, as it is famous for delicious burgers

. A1A Ale Works - 1 King Street. This attractive restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and great home-brewed beers.

St. Augustine Bars & Clubs

A1A Ale Works - 1 King Street. This attractive bar/restaurant has a friendly atmosphere and great home-brewed beers.

Mill Top Tavern - 19 1/2 George Street. This historic bar has deck seating, and is located in a nineteenth-century mill. There is a great of the Castillo and the harbour. It is a favourite with locals because of its good live music.

Scarlett O'Hara's 70 Hypolita Street. The bar is situated in an historical building, which was built in 1879. It is actually two houses that have been joined together. Scarlett's has a warm southern atmosphere and in the evening there is live entertainment.

Allstars Historic Sports Bar & Grille - 72 Spanish Street. A friendly bar that serves good beer and food.

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St. Augustine Florida Portal
The web site details local news and weather, and highlights a variety of local businesses in St. Augustine, Florida. The site also includes entertaining features such as online games, informational articles from local authors, and a public blog for residents of St. Augutine to voice their opinions.

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