Ponce de Leon Golf & Conference Resort

4000 Us Highway 1 North , Saint Augustine, Florida, 32095, United States | Hotel
 

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St Augustine

A travel blog entry by tomodea

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Shock, horror, today was cold, only in the 70s, which is much cooler that the 80s & 90s we have grown used to. (We could be in trouble as we move north!) We took a 10:00 tour of Flagler College. This is now a small, liberal Arts college in the centre of town but it started out at the Ponce de Leon Hotel, built by Henry Flagler in two years from …

Florida History

A travel blog entry by lukeanthhill

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7. Some albino peacocks

Then we went to the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos. This was built in 1695 to protect the town from pirate and other attacks. It was never captured by force. It was star shaped with walls constructed of limestone shell that wouldn't crack. And the walls were over 5m thick on the outside. It had a gun deck lined with canons and sentry posts and a mote.




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The Fort

A travel blog entry by jayneehill4

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... drove to the fort. It was a big building made out of stone. We went on top and it was a beautiful view but we got sent down because there was thunder and lightening. Then we walked and had a drink.
PS The fort was called Castillo de San Marcos and it's over 300 years ...

Segway Tour and Animal Sanctuary

A travel blog entry by lukeanthhill

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... br> We saw lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, hyenas, bobcats and a porcupine. One jaguar had had a good life with his owner and got left there while his owner went on holiday but he never came back so the jaguar suffers from depression. There were more stories like this. All these animals could be walked on a leash.

We weren't allowed to take photos because it would scare the animals.

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Segway Tour and Big Cats

A travel blog entry by jayneehill4

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We went on segway tour. You were meant to be 12 to go on but the man let me go on after he gave me a little test. It was easy to balance on but hard to get off and on because it felt like you could trip over. We rode around the old buildings. There was one that was on fire and it had just been built. There was the Flagler College which was the first hotel and a very big old church which had fancy paintings and stained glass ...

Location

This hotel, located on 4000 Us Highway 1 North , Saint Augustine, is near St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains, St. Augustine Outlet Center, Old Florida Museum, and Fort Mose.
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