Discover the best top things to do in Crescent Beach, United States including St. Augustine Beach, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Princess Place Preserve, St. Augustine Distillery, Flagler College, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, The Ximenez-Fatio House, Medieval Torture Collection, Castillo de San Marcos.
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4.5 based on 3 reviews
Love St Augustine Beach. It is the old style Florida Beach, no high rises just small condos and hotels so you have great view of just beach looking north and south. Great little market on Wednesday morning that I was there, at the pier parking lot. No chain fast food places just local restaurants. Nice laid back feeling.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
We go to this beach about once or twice every year. It's about 20 km. from where we stay so it's usually a picnic lunch or afternoon destination. Crescent Beach is not as crowded as other nearby beaches, such as; St. Augustine Beach to the north or Flagler Beach to the south. Even at busy times, like weekends or holidays, we've always been able to get a parking spot. Mind you, we've never been there during the summer.
On one occasion, I accompanied a local resident and his daughters to the beach. He parked his truck and removed a hand gun from the storage compartment between the two front bucket seats. He locked the firearm in the trunk along with our valuables. I found this to be a little wide-eyed and unnerving. Oh well, I guess that's why we travel. We like to leave our own safe little bubble and immerse ourselves in the lives of other cultures. Anyway, Crescent Beach is very nice and I certainly recommend it.
4.5 based on 197 reviews
Huge park with an amazing waterfront area and historical sites hosted the Native American Festival. This was a fantastic family event with dancing, native attire, exhibits, food, vendors and a kids zone. Highly recommend everyone attend the next one.
4.5 based on 5 reviews
St. Augustine Distillery is a locally owned and operated, artisanal spirits distillery in historic, downtown St. Augustine. Located within a beautifully restored ice plant from the turn-of-the-century, our mission is simple: Educate and inspire our guests about our handcrafted, award-winning rum, bourbon whiskey, gin, and vodka. All of our spirits are made from local and regional agricultural products. The result is undeniable; world-class spirits that create the best local cocktails imaginable. Come taste for yourself. St. Augustine Distillery offers free tours and tastings seven days a week.
We visited on March 28th as part of visit to St Augustine.
It was an easy walk from the downtown shopping district.
It was a fun tour and our guide was very informative about the area and distillery process and quite humorous. We also got to sample various products that are made there including award winning products before being escorted to the store where we sampled a few more award winning products before being encouraged to purchase their products. I must note that there was no pressure to purchase.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the “nation’s oldest city.”The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States is now known as Ponce de Leon Hall. This National Historic Landmark serves as the centerpiece for the Flagler College.The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings who are noted most for the New York Public Library and the House and Senate Office Buildings adjacent to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. Murals were completed by George Willoughby Maynard and Virgilio Tojetti.The hotel was gifted to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings.
Flager a railroad magnet build this fancy resort for all his wealthy friends. He spared no expense. Contains largest private Tiffany window collection. They have 2 tours a day that were great.
4.5 based on 675 reviews
Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Memorial Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are not just any church. We are Florida's first Presbyterian congregation, established in 1824. CNN has named us one of the eight religious wonders in the United States. The present sanctuary was given by Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in 1890 as a memorial to his daughter Jenny Louise Benedict who died from complications from childbirth. Mr. Flagler, his first wife, Mary, daughter Jenny Louise and granddaughter, Marjorie, are entombed in the Flagler family mausoleum at Memorial. The church is open for visitors Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the church by one of our trained docents during the week and then return on Sunday to join us in worship. Our visitors come from across the state, the nation, and the world.
Henry Flagler built this church in memory of his daughter and granddaughter, and it is obvious he loved them both very much. Every detail of this church is beautiful, from the imposing dome above the church to the quiet reverence inside. Knowledgeable docents tell the history and answer any questions visitors may have. The stained glass windows with the Apostles' Creed on them eloquently show Henry Flagler's deep faith and ecumenical spirit, and a peace and profound reverence permeate the understated beauty.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Spanish architecture, stained glass windows, deep red lofted ceiling, beautifully sculpted altar. No admission fee, just stroll in and enjoy the quiet majesty
5 based on 490 reviews
Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of St. Augustine’s oldest settlement and is a feature along the city’s first platted thoroughfare, Aviles Street.“The Ximenez~Fatio House museum is one of the first to interpret 19th century women’s history”William Seale, Ph.D.; author, historian, and consultant for interpretation since the 1970’s.
they were closed on a cold, wet, rainy day so we returned and had a very nice tour. thanks Aaron! love to hear about how this boardinghouse ran and who stayed there but especially how it was run by women! neat bit of history. lovely...MoreThank you very much for braving the elements! Yes indeed, having three successive female owners really was an amazing accomplishment for such a young industry in America. Please come back to see us again.
4.5 based on 178 reviews
The "Medieval Torture Collection" reminds us just how much suffering humanity can inflict in the name of cause and justice when the right tools are placed in the hands of fanatics, madmen and tyrants. The exhibit fills more than 3000 sq. ft. Spend an hour here and you will better know the nature of fear. Are you brave enough?
It was fun but not as realistic as i thought. it would be fine for tweens and older. it was over all a good time.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Amazing history regarding the fort and what was to become the oldest city in the United States. The history of the fort and how they protected the area from the vantage point of the fort is fascinating. Beautiful views of the surrounding area as well. Definitely worth the $10 admission fee to share in the history of the area.
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