On King Street, The Brilliance in Color gallery is a must. When we were there they had works by Dali, Miro, Picasso and Degas on display (and for sale haha like I could ever afford one!) It’s sad to say it’s a better collection by sheer numbers than anything ever seen in Orlando. And a walk through the Grand Bohemian off the lobby of the Casa Monica Hotel is always nice.
Other galleries to make sure you visit are on Aviles Street. It’s off the main path but much more charming. There are many restaurants there, too. I had time to visit the Georgia Nick Gallery in particular. She is very nice and if you are there at the right time, that’s when Chief or one of the other carriage horses stop by for a treat.
A street away on Charlotte is the P.A.ST.A. (Professional Artists of St. Augustine) gallery. It’s another with work by local artists. The St. Augustine Art Assoc. also has a gallery another street over on Marine.
In addition, there’s another nice restaurant called Gaufre's on the corner of Artillery Ln. and Charlotte St. (picture right) that serves both Greek and Polish dishes. Plus, they sell imported chocolate!
And if you have a refrigerator in your hotel room and need some milk, you don’t have to go all the way down King St. to the gas station. We found a mini-store inside the place where you can buy tickets to the Black Raven Pirate Ship! On our next visit, we are going to purchase tickets to this attraction and ride on the ship while they carry on and fire their cannons.
|"Otto" at the Lightner Museum|
Pictured is "Otto" (a semi-resident of the Lightner Museum). He sometimes poses in wedding photos taken in the central garden. (picture left)
Another great museum is the Villa Zorayda. It's a house built in the fashion of a 12th century moorish alhambra palace in Granada, Spain. We didn't get a chance to visit this museum on our last visit but I've been there several times.
There’s lots more to do in St. Augustine than in this small list. Have fun!
|Oldest Store and Wax Museum|