Celebrate Thanksgiving in St. Augustine this year and you will not be disappointed. In fact, you will feel right at home. Stay at a historic inn, enjoy a home-cooked meal, and partake in family fun activities like the Nights of Lights! Bring the entire family along, or just your partner! Either way, you can look forward to a cozy and memorable Thanksgiving holiday.
Relax at a Historic Inn
The Bayfront Westcott House is one of the most luxurious resting places in downtown St. Augustine. Along with spa showers, electric fireplaces, and large soaking tubs, you can expect extremely courteous staff trained to ensure you have an educational and relaxing Thanksgiving. Included with your stay is a delightful breakfast each morning. Also, on Mondays and Wednesdays, there is a social hour hosted by a professional St. Augustine historian storyteller.
The Peace and Plenty Inn is exactly as tranquil as its title suggests. Located in the heart of downtown it is a few steps away from several St. Augustine hotspots. But, offers a peaceful cozy resting place. Head to the Lightner Museum, Casa Monica Hotel, or tour the Tiffany glass in the Flagler College dining room. Staying at the Peace and Plenty historic inn for on Thanksgiving will give you plenty to be thankful for.
Lounge on the bayfront at the historic inn, Casablanca! During the holidays, Nights of Lights (St. Augustine’s famous light display), takes places. Enjoy the historic bayfront adorned with millions of twinkling lights. Along with decorative fireplaces, antique furnishings, and luxurious rooms, Casablanca will surpass your expectations!
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in St. Augustine
Several of St. Augustine’s finest restaurants downtown are open on Thanksgiving and offer delicious “homecooked” holiday meals. In fact, turkey, potatoes, and casseroles are only a few of the traditional plates you can select from at the famous southern restaurants!
La Pentola is well-known for their southern hospitality, rich history, delectable cuisine, and old world charm. Consequently, the fine-dine restaurant has an extensive white wine menu including Gewurztraminer Pacific rim, the Verdejo Vina Mayor, and the Chardonnay Benziger.
For an upscale fine-dining and Mediterranean cuisine, eat Thanksgiving dinner at the Costa Brava. Best known for their intimate dining hall, Costa Brava also has a delightful wine and beer menu. Therefore, if you are in search for a romantic dinner spot, the Casa Monica Hotel is where you’ll want to celebrate.
Gypsy Cab Co.
A short ride over the Bridge of Lions will lead you to the Gypsy Cab co., a hippy-styled restaurant carrying delicious entrees. In fact, they offer an eclectic menu of European and Asian meals. Consequently, you can expect a unique twist on your Thanksgiving dinner.
Spend Your Thanksgiving in St. Augustine Downtown
Lastly, after a delicious meal, enjoy the numerous attractions in the nation’s oldest city. Wander through St. Augustine’s Winter Wonderland light display, or head to the beach and enjoy Florida’s famous Fall weather.
Nights of Lights
Nights of Lights is one of the most famous light displays nation-wide because of the participation from the many businesses downtown. Furthermore, not only do most of the local businesses decorate their buildings in Christmas lights, but there are also quite a few history-telling tours available; Candlelight Tours of Villa Zorayda, Nights of Lights Carriage Tour, and Pub Crawl.
Dressing Downton Exhibition
Time travel to the 1920’s through the exquisite Grand Ballroom at the Lightner Museum which is decorated for the occasion. Take your time strolling down memory lane and view the extensive gallery of costumes worn on the set of Downton Abbey.
The ocean may be chilly, but heading to a St. Augustine beach in November is a popular to-do for tourists and residents alike. Get into your post-Thanksgiving dinner comfy clothes, grab a hot chocolate and walk the Atlantic Coast at dusk while gazing at the St. Augustine sky.
To book your Thanksgiving vacation at a St. Augustine Historic Inn, visit our Reservations Page.
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