Romance in Saint Augustine

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If you’re looking for one of the most romantic cities in Florida, Saint Augustine and Romance go hand in hand. With her brick lined streets, swaying palm trees and light tropical breezes, couples come to our historic city in search of a romantic getaway, a place to relax and to reconnect with the one that they love.  Saint Augustine is a natural spot for Romance with the Spanish intrigue of the city and her historic buildings that ooze romantic love and passion!

Many people look for a romantic hotel in Florida, but the oldest city of the United States also has some of the most romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns in Florida.  When looking for a Romantic Bed & Breakfast, you have many to select from in St. Augustine. You will find inns with a bay view, romantic gardens or others right in the heart of the town that overlook the brick streets with horse drawn carriages that clip clop by as you sit on your cozy balcony. You’ll be welcomed each morning on your romantic vacation by our enchanting sunrises, and in the evening our colorful sunsets will sooth you as you sip a cocktail along our tranquil inter-coastal waterway.

The Inn on Charlotte

Saint Augustine has both history and charm to spare. Don’t be fooled by the small town atmosphere. This city has great nightlife, excellent restaurants and year-round cultural festivals. Be sure to check our calendar for all of the happenings in St. Augustine. A romantic vacation for two wouldn’t be complete without a wonderful dinner at one of our very romantic restaurants in town. When you arrive, your innkeeper will help you find just the right place for you to enjoy a wonderful meal with the one you love. You’ll enjoy world class dining in the historic city. There is every kind of food that you could imagine as well as fabulous restaurants that will compliment any budget. Your Innkeeper will also help you with romantic surprises and ideas for you to complete your very own St. Augustine love story.

If you are looking for a short romantic weekend getaway, there is so much romance in this city, that you will not be disappointed. From romantic strolls on a secluded beach to sipping wine on a horse drawn carriage, there is so much for you to do. The St. Augustine Lighthouse is also a fabulous attraction for you to experience. If you happen to be visiting on a full moon you can take the Sunset Moonrise Tour. You’ll enjoy a beautiful Sunset on one side and full Moonrise on the other from the most unique perspective of all… Atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse! This wondrous event includes a champagne toast and light hors d'oeuvres.

Saint Augustine has so much to offer for a romantic vacation for couples. You can stroll hand in hand down our historic streets, ride horses on the edge of the ocean, or take an afternoon or sunset sail. After a gourmet candlelit romantic meal, be sure to savor one of the scrumptious deserts with the one that you love. Maybe you’d like to try a Couple’s Massage. That’s a great way to relax on your lover’s retreat. 

Cafe Alcazar located in the Lightner Museum building.

Exploring the city is also very romantic. Visit the Castillo de San Marcos and stroll along the fort walls with beautiful views of Matanzas bay. The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park has many areas for you do discover and the springtime is mating season for the beautiful Indian peafowl.  The Fountain of Youth boasts a muster (flock) of nearly 30. The blue peacock males, in order to attract the females and to warn off other males, spread their plumage in an attractively stunning show.  Explore Aviles Street, the oldest street in the country, with its beautiful buildings, fabulous galleries and scrumptious restaurants. Take a tour through Flagler College, originally the Hotel Ponce de Leon and across the street at the Lightner Museum, originally the Alcazar Hotel and see what life would have been like in the late 18th century. Then have lunch in the quaint Café Alcazar. This unique café is located in the original swimming pool of the hotel.

For a little more adventurous Romantic getaway in Florida you could start out with a morning Kayak Tour with St Augustine Eco Tours or if you are already avid kayakers, you can rent a couple of kayaks to explore the shoreline and Saint Augustine from a totally different perspective. Dolphins, sea turtles and more will great you on your expedition. There are even restaurants right on the waterway that you can paddle up to for lunch. Then why not visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Crocodile Crossing. Crocodile crossing is a zip line attraction that has two challenging courses that have live alligators and crocodiles right under your toes, tropical birds at eye level and red-ruffed lemurs at nearly arm’s length.  While you are over on Anastasia Island, check out the Conch House for dinner with great views of Salt Run. If the weather is good you can eat in one of the unique grass huts that are right out over the water. To finish out your day try a glide through the old city on a historic or haunted Segway tour of St. Augustine.

The Conch House Restaurant

No matter what kind of romantic getaway you are looking for, you are sure to find it here in Saint Augustine. Click here to check availability at our Inns.

Jerry Houman
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