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ucked away among St. Augustine’s ancient coquina-crated buildings, cobblestone streets and carved-woodbalconies are plenty o modern nds in the orm o eats,sleeps and beats. The 442-year-old city oers everythingrom upscale hipster hangouts, to breezy beach townB&Bs, enchanting Spanish-style castles, and Mediterraneanrevival-style architecture. It’s Old Florida at its best mixedwith nouveau amusement.
Much Ado About Noshing
Each morning in the heart o the city’s historic district thearoma o pastries and resh breads ll the air thanks to TheBunnery Bakery and Cae where chocolate croissants andcinnamon rolls top the menu. For a quick lunch, it’s hardto beat Santa Maria, where eeding the sh tableside isencouraged. Come dinnertime, The Columbia Restaurant,which has been around since 1905, cooks up scrumptiousavorites like Paella Campesina, a luscious combination o Valencia rice with tender bits o bee, pork chicken andchorizo, and the 1905 Salad which is mixed tableside withtender baked ham, olives and a blend o cheeses.
Invest to Impress
The ashion-ocused crowd shouldn’t skip Rochelle’s inuptown St. Augustine. Outside: the renovated warehousecould easily be something you’d pass up. Inside: it’ssurprisingly edgy with clothing lines ranging rom FreePeople to French Connection. Other stops worth adding tothe itinerary are the boutiques along King Street — one o the main commercial boulevards o the city’s historic district— where you’ll nd unique jewelry, hand made soaps andpersonalized stationery.
Road Trip to St. Augustine
A delightul mix o colonial-city charm and 21st-century convenience.