If you only have a few hours in town, hit the highlights by jumping on one of the Red Train Tours (our train however, happened to be black!) This is about an hour-long tour on a cute little train, driven by a knowledgeable tour guide that will cover a lot of the city's top sites and give you a rich history lesson. For the photographers in the bunch, I recommend sitting on the driver's right side for the best shots along the route.
If you have a day or two to explore, most of the main attractions are within walking distance. So grab your comfy shoes and hit the cobblestone!
Head to the famous 17th-century star-shaped bastion fort along the waterfront - Castillo de San Marcos, a US Park Service national monument (admission fee) and check out a cannon demonstration or talk to the soldiers or park rangers about the rich history of the fort where the British and Spanish clashed.
Just north of the main city area is the original Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum! It looks like a castle - as some might remember from the TV show - and has a long crazy history, from a wealthy family with 14 kids and only 1 bathroom, to a hotel where celebrities frequently stayed. Let's just say it definitely lives up to its name of "Odditorium". Whether you're looking for shrunken heads, pirate booty, or spaceships made from matchsticks... and everything in between, head here for an exploration of Ripley's crazy collection! Just be warned, there's some stuff that might make you go "Ew!" or "Gross!"
Bitten by the travel bug... and I don't mean Zika!