Being a mom, Family, Family friendly, Kids, Local Business, Mom blog, Saint Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Aquarium

The St. Augustine Aquarium was a great trip for my 2 year old. Currently, they have only opened phase 1, so there’s not too much to see. However, there are options for things to do of all age ranges. They offer snorkeling and zip-lining for adults/older kids, and there’s a shark tooth hunt (included in the entrance fee) and all the fish (including a touch tank) for the little ones. There are also different presentations throughout the day. If you just wanted to walk through, it’d probably take you about 20 minutes, give or take, depending on how much time you spend at each tank. We spent a total of about 1 hour at the aquarium because my son loved looking at each tank for an extended period of time.

The entrance fee is $8 for adults and $5 for kids.¬†I didn’t have to pay for my son, which was a plus.

They offer options to feed the sharks/rays for $10 per/feeding, and snorkeling at $35 per/person. There are also two zip-lining options – general admission, adults at $59.95; and, mini castaway admission, children under 12 at $54.95.

All in all, would I go again? Yes, I would definitely go here again. We’re excited to finally have an aquarium within an hour away, and we look forward to the other phases to open. ¬†However, I can’t imagine coming here very often until then.


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Being a mom, Family friendly, Food, Jacksonville, FL, Local Business, Mom blog, Restaurants

Bold City Kabobs

Today, A and I checked out an Afghani restaurant called, Bold City Kabobs, and the food and was delicious! 

Bold City Kabobs offers a lunch buffet for $9.99 or you can order of the menu. I chose to do the buffet, so we could try a little bit of everything. The choices for the buffet were great. They had everything from Greek salad and stuffed grape leaves to various meat Kabobs and fried eggplant . For dessert, they offered baklava, scones, cinnamon buns, and more!

We tried their brown rice and white rice, meatballs, stuffed grape leaves, fried eggplant, chicken Kabobs, fried fish, hummus, pits bread, falafels, baklava, and scones. All the food was full of flavor and cooked well. The desserts were absolutely amazing. Granted, I’ve been craving baklava, but, really, it was great. I probably had half a tray with some tea. 

What about the service and atmosphere? 

Well, it was perfect. We arrived between 12:30 and 1:00pm, and there was only my son, me, and a man waiting for his takeout. For me, that worked out, especially since I had my rambunctious 2 year old with me. Around 15 minutes into our meal, more people (mostly employees from nearby businesses) filed in, but the restaurant was still quiet and distractions were minimal. Definitely, a great place for families. 

The service was simple but friendly. Our waitress was sweet, and took care of us through the meal. The chef/owner was out and about every so often asking how the food was and checked up on the customers. He was kind and very appreciative for our business. 

All in all, we had a great experience and plan to come back. 

Thank you!!!

Bold City Kabobs

11380 Beach Blvd Suite #2

Jacksonville, FL 32246