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Top Choice International in St Augustine

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This upscale restaurant is renowned for its impeccable service, intimate atmosphere and the consistency of its cuisine: the menu makes the most of St Augustine's seaside locale and nearby local farms. It's all here:…
Top Choice Vegan in St Augustine

Present Moment Cafe

Dishing up 'Kind Cuisine,' this folksy restaurant serves only vegan and raw food. To the delight (and surprise) of many patrons, the healthy, organic dishes created by this soulful cafe are bursting with flavor. If …
Top Choice Museum in St Augustine

Lightner Museum

Henry Flagler's former Hotel Alcazar is home to this wonderful museum, with a little bit of everything, from ornate Gilded Age furnishings to collections of marbles and cigar-box labels. The dramatic and imposing bu…
Museum in St Augustine

Villa Zorayda Museum

Looking like a faux Spanish castle from a medieval theme park, this gray edifice was built out of a mix of concrete and local coquina shells in 1883. The structure was the fantasy (and maybe fever dream) of an eccen…
Fort in St Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

This photogenic fort is an atmospheric monument to longevity: it's the country's oldest masonry fort, completed by the Spanish in 1695. In its time, the fort has been besieged twice and changed hands between nations…
American in St Augustine

Preserved

If you're looking to do a date night in St Augustine, it's hard to beat Preserved. They take the locally sourced Southern genre to delicious heights in the airy, historic-chic dining room; shrimp and grits come with…
Hawaiian in St Augustine

Nalu's Tropical Take Out

St Augustine may not be Hawaii, but the weather sometimes does a fair approximation, and that's when we like to hit up this takeout stand (which, to be fair, is wonderful whatever the weather). Cop a seat on a bench…
Modern American in St Augustine

Gas Full Service

You'll likely be vying for a table at this fantastic retro gas-station-esque cafe. The buzz is about the burgers: freshly baked buns, local beef, fried green tomatoes and crispy bacon all feature. How about the 'bur…
Cafe in St Augustine

Kookaburra

Ethically sourced Australian-American coffeehouse serving real Aussie meat pies and the best barista coffee in the historic quarter.
Zoo in St Augustine

Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Herpetophobes should run in the other direction of this facility – the only one on the planet with every species of crocodilian in residence. Nature lovers, on the other hand, will love it. Look for albino alligator…