jacksonville or St. aug?

Jul 18th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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jacksonville or St. aug?

I have business in the St. Aug/Jacksonville area next week. I am looking for suggestions on where to stay as well as dining recommendations. I am interested in an area with shops, galleries, restaurants, sights, etc. all within walking distance from the hotel. What say you saavy travellers?
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Jul 18th, 2005, 09:40 AM
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The Casa Monica in St. Augustine is ideally suited to your plans. It is an excellent hotel with a very good on site restaurant. I also love La Parisienne and the Gypsy Cab Company in St. Augustine.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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St Augustine gets my vote too. Lots more charm than Jax. Gypsy Cab Co was a favorite of my dad's & we like O'Steen's for fried seafood. Nothing fancy but good anyway.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Definitely SA. My favorite restaurant there is the A1A Ale House.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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I have to add my vote for St. Augustine. It's walkable and has a number of intersting things to see and do. There's even a small winery there that I toured some years ago. Great muscadine wine!I also enjoy going to the Lightner Museum.
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Jul 18th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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Another vote for St. Augustine. Very walkable and it's a fun time just wandering the old streets. The Castillo de San Marcos near the water is a nice visit as well. St. Augustine is one of my all time favorite cities - enjoy! (if you visit)
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Jul 18th, 2005, 05:59 PM
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So far the voting is unanimous...St. Aug in a landslide. I checked out the Casa Monica on their website and it looks quite nice. I also checked it out on Trip Advisor where several posts were not too kind about the hotel. Any other suggestions on hotels in a comparable location? I am not excluding the Casa Monica...just looking at other options. Thanks to all who have responded.
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