Florida Studies

5 Day Adventure

Day 1

First we will visit Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Imagine going to the Riley's believe it or not museum. You can ride a famous ghost train. And hear haunted tales. Ride the red train for up to 3 consecutive days.You can buy fine hand crafted works of art fun and curios collectibles at the Ripleys believe it or not museum gift shop. At the new predators of the sea Learn amazing true facts about the wildest adventures to ever sail the seven seas. They have real shrunk human heads they also have the worlds smalest production car. You can also take your picture with the lizard man.

Then eat at a local restaurant to enjoy St. Augustine's rich culture at Columbia Restaurant. You can have delicious soups also amazing cocktail beverages here. This restaurant was founded in the immigration/population boom time period in 1905.

Day 2

First visit the world famous Fountain of Youth archeological park! This park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565. This was during the exploration time period.

After that stop by the Whetstone's Chocolate Factory for some yummy and famous chocolate. I was introduced to the history and making of chocolate and the Whetstone story. Also i tasted freshly made choclates and confections while i walked through the factory. There is wonderful learning expierences for all ages about chocolate.

Day 3

On day 3 we will go to the Big Cat Rescue place in Tampa, Florida. If you ever wanted to get really close to big lions or leopards this is a fun day to do that. This is the largest cat rescue place in Florida. This is one of floridas natural beauty.

After we visit the Big Cat Rescue place we will go to Ella's American Folk Art Cafe for lunch. This place is in downtown tampa. It has eclectic food, live music, and cool art!

Day 4

First visit The St. Augustine Art Association. This place has rich culture involving art work. In 1930 and 1950 in the WWI-WWII time period artists made this art association.

Then go to visit Fort Matanzas, which was built in 1742 in the president american indian/indigenous time period. It helped defend the city of St. Augustine from British attack.

Day 5

Visit Castillo de San Marcos which is a large Spanish stone fortress that was made to protect and defend Spain's claim back in the New World history. It is also the oldest masonry fort in the U.S.

After visiting this fort, a famous state park, Anastasia State Park is close by. Enjoy Florida's natural beauty while camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating and lots more here.