My long time friend/sister Gina who I’ve known since we were 4 years old came to see me this passed weekend with my two nieces. We had planned a trip to St. Augustine to see the Tour of Lights that they have from November – January every year. They arrived at our house around 7:00pm and we had pizza and garlic knots from our favorite pizza place, Alberto’s. After dinner we spent time relaxing, catching up and maybe a little drinking…maybe…..
When we woke up in the morning, we packed my car and left for St. Augustine. We arrived at the hotel around 11:30am and were able to check in early which worked out great. We unloaded the car, freshened up and went out exploring the famous St. George Street in the historic district of St. Augustine.
After we walked around for a few minutes we started to get hungry and decided to go to Pizza Time (I try to ALWAYS stop there for pizza when I’m in town because they have the BEST PIZZA in the state of Florida) In fact, they were named Second Best Pizza Place IN THE COUNTRY by TripAdvisor. I’m not sure who is in first place (They HAVE to be from NJ or NY. Maybe V&J’s in Pompton Plains, NJ cause their pizza is like crack!) but Pizza Time has got to be one of my all time favorites. I never thought I would say that about Florida pizza because, let’s face it, trying to find decent pizza in Florida is like trying to find a needle in a haystack but Pizza Time is the BEST! It helps that the owners are from Brooklyn too…sooooo there’s that…..
Best pizza I’ve ever tasted in my life so far:
V&J’s – Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Pizza Time – St. Augustine, Florida
Alberto’s – Edgewater, Florida
In that order
After we ate we walked around some more and checked out some chocolate shops, gift shops, The Oldest Wood School House in the USA and made our way to the Fountain of Youth. We took a shot of “youth water” and feel younger already!
I bought the tickets in advance for the Tour of Lights so we wouldn’t have to wait in a line to get tickets when we arrived. After we parked and got on the trolley to get to where we needed to be to hop on the OTHER trolley to see the lights, we were welcomed by a line that seemed to be never ending! Recommendation: If you are planning to go on the trolley ride to see the lights, get there at least 2 hours ahead of time to wait on the LONG ASS line! It was a little disappointing but the most important part thing is that we were able to get together and they were able to see St. Augustine for the first time. We walked around for a little while then went to dinner at Gypsy Cab Company
Below are some pictures and videos from our trip.
Till next time….