This Week, St. Augustine Has a Story to Tell!
Last night, we joined Eric Dowdle as he toured the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida—one of America's oldest settlements—in Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle!
After doing everything from feeding gators to trying his hand as a chocolatier, Eric has all the secrets to navigating this legendary town. With his help, we've created an exciting travel guide that includes many of the amazing sites St. Augustine has to offer!
If you're itching to get to know this long-standing American city, this ultimate travel guide will help you navigate St. Augustine like a local!
Famous Landmarks Worth Giving A Visit:
Alligator Farm Zoological Park (999 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine) From amazing animal shows to exotic exhibits, the alligator farm is full of wild activities for all to enjoy. Who knows, you may even get to help feed the gators!
Eric: There was a moment when we were on the docks and there was a feeding frenzy with the gators.
Fountain of Youth (11 Magnolia Ave, St Augustine) Can it be that the long-sought Fountain of Youth lies in the heart of this American town? So it's said! Visit the original Fountain of Youth and even take a sip from the lively waters yourself!
Hotel Ponce de Leon / Flagler College (74 King St, St Augustine) The former Hotel Ponce de Leon—one of the most sophisticated resorts of its time—features incredible Spanish art dating back centuries and is now considered a National Historic Landmark.
St. Augustine Lighthouse (81 Lighthouse Ave, St Augustine) Recognized as part of the Nation's Oldest Port, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum lets you travel through time in series of historic exhibits and events.
Whetstone Chocolates (139 King St, St Augustine) There's nothing like a chocolate-tasting tour to make your trip extra sweet! Here you can discover what goes into the chocolate-making process and how to recognize qualities that make the candy so delectable.
Eric: The lady at the chocolate factory was just nominated business woman of the year!
Eric's Favorite Places to Eat:
With all that site-seeing packed into your travels, you're sure to get hungry along the way! Check out Eric's favorite places to catch a bite, featuring everything from traditional Minorcan clam chowder at the Hot Shot Cafe to popcorn and popsicles!
Eateries along St. George Street (St. George St, St Augustine)
Hot Shot Cafe (47 Cordova St, St Augustine)
The "St. Augustine" Painting
In a touching tribute to the locals, Eric created a masterpiece that depicts the day-to-day details of the beautiful St. Augustine. Take a look at what he painted!
And if you love this painting, don't forget to buy the puzzle!