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Unique spots to visit

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Unique spots to visit

I am leading a photography group in the spring to St. Augustine. I am looking for unusual one of a kind photo opportunities. I had been told about the airplane cemetery but it is no longer there :((

Our plans already include the rookery at the Alligator Park, the lighthouse, boat trip, the Fort.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....thanks...Yvonne

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1. Re: Unique spots to visit

If you can affort the cost, hire a helicopter to take you over the whole city. I have a friend who recently did that and he got some awesome photographs.

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Visit somewhere on the intracoastal waterway in the Vilano Beach area. Lots of live oaks draped with Spanish Moss. We like to grab lunch at the casual Cap's restaurant there. Such a beautiful town. Be sure to walk about in the Historic area early in the morning. Few others about and a great time to enjoy some of the unique buildings.

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3. Re: Unique spots to visit

The Guana area on the ocean north of St. Augustine and Vilano Beach has a nature center and walkable areas (depending on the status of hunting season). This site has links to other natural areas. I've been to Faver-Dykes State Park fairly recently. It's 15 miles south of town and quiet.


Fort Mose State Park is small but beautiful if you arrive early, while birds are in the marsh, everything from ducks to egrets. Anastasia State Park, across from the Alligator Farm, has a bit of coastal hammock (live oak forest). Surf Station, also across from the Farm, has an interesting history (it started as a gas station, morphed into surf shop), and is now a major surfboard dealer with a lively web site, daily photos.

South of town, Ft. Matanzas takes a while due to the ferry trip. Washington Oaks Garden State Park has nice live oaks and an unusual beach with coquina rock outcrops.

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4. Re: Unique spots to visit

I love Mission of Nombre de Dios. Check it out!! Beautiful, peaceful place.

Also leave time to wander the streets- especially those S of the Plaza de la Constitution (behind Casa Monica/Aviles Street). Lots of cool doorways, gates, walls, etc. back there.

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