Baby It’s Cold Outside: Indoor Date Ideas

Florida is deemed one of the best places to sneak away to and take a break from cold weather. Each winter, visitors and locals in St. Augustine look forward to basking in the sun and forgetting about the dreariness of snow. However, every now and again temperatures in the Sunshine State creep into the 50’s. Don’t worry, on these days you’ll have an opportunity to explore indoor things to do in the Nation’s Oldest City. If you’re looking for a romantic endeavor, check out the hot spots we’ve listed below!Image contains two people, paint, and paper plates.

Painting with A Twist

Take home memories and a momentum when you and your significant other tests your artistic abilities. Painting with a Twist is a paint and sip studio located in Riverside Center in St. Augustine. The studio offers classes where attendees learn to paint a masterpiece. Each class is led by an expert painter who uses step-by-step instructions to make painting fun and easy. Best of all, this method ensures that each creation is beautiful and unique. Different paintings are reserved for different classes. Be sure to look at their website ahead of time so that you get to create your favorite piece of work.

Tip: Painting with A Twist classes are BYOB. You are welcomed to bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage. Keep in mind, if you’re lodging at one of the St. Augustine Historic Inns, you are just steps away from locally-sourced liquor and Florida-sourced wine. Stop by the St. Augustine Distillery for the best of whiskey, gin, and rum; or stop by the San Sebastian Winery for wine made from Florida grown grapes.

Take Your Love to New HeightsAn aerial view of St. Augustine. Image contains water, buildings, and the Castillo de San Marcos.

If you’re looking for an indoor activity, you may be in St. Augustine during the cooler months and the city’s famous holiday light display, the Nights of Lights (November 17 to February 3). Furthermore, if you stay in one of the St. Augustine Historic Inns you’re lucky enough to be settled in the heart of Historic Downtown where you can go to bed each night and wake up each morning in a winter wonderland. However, to get an unparalleled view of one of the best holiday light displays in the world, take to the sky with a trusty pilot from Old City Helicopters. A view of the Nation’s Oldest City adorned in millions of twinkling lights ought to impress your sweetie. If that isn’t romantic enough, Old City Helicopter’s lets you customize tours. We recommend combining their Sunset and Nights of Lights Tour for a truly special evening.

Catch A Show

Spend the evening listening to local and renowned musicians in churches, theatres, restaurants and pubs throughout St. Augustine. In particular, you can find great holiday shows and live music in Historic Downtown. During the holidays, the St. Augustine Ballet puts on a grand performance of the Nutcracker, a holiday favorite; each year, the St. Augustine Community Chorus joins together and performs a holiday concert at the historic Cathedral Basilica. If you’re looking for something offbeat, head to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall which hosts an array of artists like multi-instrumentalist Steve Wilson, Grammy-Award winning composer Rita Coolidge, America stars Reckless Kelly and Nikki Lane and more.

Dinner and A MovieImage contains building and signage.

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe is the perfect place to cuddle up on a cold winter night. Located in the Historic District, the cinema is one of the last theatres that combines dinner and a movie. You and your loved one can pick from an array of films like the Steamboat Bill Jr., Oscar, and the Lady Pink, or You Belong to Me, just be sure to look at their schedule before planning a date! Along with a unique lineup of classic films, dramas, and comedies, they also have a spectacular menu. Check it out on their website.

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