Saint Augustine is a Perfect Mini-Moon Destination

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Some of you may be asking, “What is a Mini-Moon?” Let us help there.
Definition: Mini-Moon – A short break spent together by a newly married couple, typically in advance of a longer holiday to be taken at a later date.

Here are a few reasons why you might want to make Saint Augustine your destination for a romantic mini honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway. We’ve put together a great list of things that can make your romantic getaway full of romance and fun.

Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns

First you will need a place to stay. What better than a Romantic Saint Augustine Bed and Breakfast Inn. Check Here For Availability!  Here at Saint Augustine Historic Inns is a great list of Bed & Breakfast Inns here that have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a contemporary inn or a Victorian style Bed and Breakfast, Saint Augustine has it all. Do you want to stay on the bay front or in a more secluded area of the city? Take the time to go through the listing here to find the one that is just what you are after. Your innkeeper will help you with many romantic surprises for your stay. Would you like a bottle of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries or a couples massage set up for you? They can help.

Romantic Tours

Saint Augustine also has tours that bring out the Romance of the city. Try a Scavenger Hunt for Lovers from St Augustine Historic Walking Tours with wine and chocolate included in your Romantic Scavenger Hunt. Or take a Lovers Tour! Romance, Wine and Private Carriage for TWO! from the Tasting Tours. Another romantic and extremely fun time is a Biplane Ride for Two! Barnstorm over Saint Augustine in this 1935 Waco YMF-5C offered by Saint Augustine Biplane Rides. And more for the adventours lovers is a Segway tour with Segs by the Sea. If you’d like something more down to earth, try a Kayak Tour or a Sunset Sail on their Stiletto catamaran from St. Augustine Eco Tours. A fun riding tour around town is an electric bus tour (they only take 6 people max) from Gold Tours.

Romantic Restaurants
There are quite a few restaurants that we think have a very romantic vibe. These are the ones that we really like. We’ve put the list in order of price with highest first.

High End
95 Cordova – 95 Cordova Street – 904.827.1888
Guests looking for a dining experience celebrated as an art form are drawn in by the elegant allure of 95 Cordova Restaurant, where a seasonally inspired new world and eclectic menu provide flavors that are sure to please.

Collage Restaurant – 60 Hypolita Street – 904.829.0055
A first-class, award-winning experience. On the menu is fresh local seafood, steaks, lamb and veal. You won’t be disappointed.

Raintree – 102 San Marco Avenue – 904.824.7211
An Intercontinental menu that blends Mediterranean, American and Asian cuisine. A favorite dish among locals is the Beef Wellington. Sit in the cozy dining room or outside on the patio.
The Tasting Room – 25 Cuna Street – 904.810.2400
Spanish Tapas taken to another level. A wonderful dining room or romantic patio will give you a unique dining experience. The menu changes every three months.

Old City House – 115 Cordova Street – 904.826.0113
Offering thier guests a selection of world cuisine in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Only the finest ingredients are used and all entrees are prepared to order featuring fresh seafood, pasta, beef, lamb, and pork.

La Pentola – 58 Charlotte Street – 904.824.3282
A relaxing, intimate atmosphere infused with Mediterranean ambiance with indoor and couryard dining. Enjoy seafood, prime steaks, wild game, innovative pasta, entree salads, and housemade desserts.

Rhett’s – 66 Hypolita Street – 904.825.0502
An eclectic selection of entrees, appetizers, and specialty drinks. They offer the freshest in local fish, shell fish and lobster, but are much more than a seafood restaurant. Great cocktails as well.

Mid Range
Caps on the Water – 4325 Myrtle Street – 904.824.8794
A great place for a romantic sunset dinner. Sit inside or out on the deck. Along with the wonderful menu is an oyster bar providing raw, steamed or baked oysters.

Cellar 6 –  6 Aviles Street – 904.827.9055
This restaurant features a full tapas menu with weekly special dinner entrees, soups, and desserts. Full bar and music.

Gas Full Service Restaurant – 9 Anastasia Blvd – 904.217.0326
The food is made from scratch daily using Fresh, Local and Seasonal goods as much as possible. They serve classic comfort food elevated to something new.

Café Alcazar – 25 Granada Street – 904.825.9948
An elegant eatery situated in the space of the Lightner Museum originally designated for the largest indoor swimming pool. Fabulous food and a wonderful atmosphere. Only open for lunch.

Catch 27 – 17 Hypolita Street – 904.217.8190
Delicious, fresh, locally sourced seafood. Very small restaurant. Reservations are recommended.

Floridian – 39 Cordova Street – 904.829.0655
Regionally – authentic, fresh from the source cuisine. Southern comfort foods and lighter, healthier dishes with vegetarian options.

Present Moment Café
– 224 W. King Street – 904.827.4499
An organic, vegetarian café that specializes in the preparation of unprocessed living gourmet foods. A wonderful and delicious treat for any romantic meal.

Chianti Room – A Mediterranean jewel smothered in old world charm complete with an open kitchen, gorgeous dining areas and expansive veranda. Italian in Saint Augustine. A fun and romantic stop.

The Gourmet Hut – 17 Cuna Street – 904-824-7477
One of the hidden gems of Saint Augustine and as the name says wonderful gourmet food. Sit out in the beautiful garden as you dine on a wonderful array of daily specials. Check the chalk board for today’s menu.
Denoel French Pastry Shop – 212 Charlotte Street – 904.829.3974
A quaint and hidden gem in Saint Augustine. The sandwiches and pastries are wonderful. If you are looking for an out of the way place for lunch, this is for you. They have been in Saint Augustine for over 65 years and still only take cash.

Romance at the Beach

Try Anastasia Island State Park for a more secluded walk on the beach.  Ohana Acres offers horseback rides on Vilano Beach or Crescent Beach. Explore the Saint Augustine Lighthouse on Anastasia Island or visit Fort Matanzas. A launch will take you over to the fort for a fun time of exploration there as well. During the summer months we have Music by the Sea at the Saint Augustine Beach Pier which also has food available as well.  

That should be a good start to your Mini Moon or romantic getaway planning. Once you select your romantic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Saint Augustine your innkeeper will be glad to help you with even more ideas.  Check Here For Availability!   We look forward to seeing you here in Saint Augustine!

Jerry Houman
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