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Getaways in St. Augustine, Florida

Relaxation and connection for couples or catching up with the girls

No matter what you’d like to get out of your time staying in historic St. Augustine, the diversity of options in the area will assure success. If your tastes are historic inn’s and fine dining, or beachside condo and long beach walks or being seen at the city’s hot spots, within a few miles surrounding the city, your getaway vacation will give you plenty of options to choose from.

historic St. Augustine (image provided by FloridasHistoricCoast.com)A great overview of where to eat, sleep and play in St. Augustine from our earlier post will give you a great taste of the playground awaiting you … oh, and don’t forget to check out Florida’s Historic Coast beaches for your vitamin D fix!

Prohibition Kitchen for drinks and live musicIn addition to choosing your venue to stay in the city and choosing a few restaurants you want to visit (you must leave a few to chance as there’s so many gems you will stumble across), consider a day reserved for shopping the historic district, one for canoodling with maybe a spa and a hike or beach walk, and one day for beach exploring. The nights can be for drinks at Prohibition Kitchen (a must from our experience), a night at the theater, and one for strolling hand in hand across the Bridge of Lions to the Plaza de la Constitucion and the many restaurants for that romantic dinner.

Book a visit soon and explore more of what Florida's Historic Coast has to offer!

Here’s our recommendations:

Local Attractions and Activities

No matter the season you visit, you can fill your time with wonderful offerings of small site activities and broader festivals across the St. Augustine area.

Destination Spa’s

Pampering, signature body treatments, relaxation for both of you. Order an afternoon package or customize a la carte.

Hikes and Biking

  • beachside hiking on Anastasia Park Beach (image provided by FloridasHistoricCoast.com)Palatka to St. Augustine River to Sea Trail – an 8.5 mile trail with paved and hard packed portions perfect for hiking or biking.
  • Hiking Oceanside – both north and south of St. Augustine are hiking and biking options along the A1A to explore the various beach geographies and pick your own slice of beach heaven

Activities to connect together

  • romantic carriage ride (image provided by FloridasHistoricCoast.com)Stroll hand in hand beachside for a 4 mile (each way) walk along the beautiful Anastasia State Park Beach – secluded excellence for walking and talking hand in hand! [GoGirlfriend recommended] … then grab a cocktail rooftop at the Salt Life Food Shack.
  • Relax on a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic St. Augustine.
  • Sample your way through wines, chocolates and spirits on “Sin Corner”.
  • Participate in a class or event at Carerra Wine Cellar (painting, Christmas ornaments while tasting – fun!).
  • Challenge yourself to the Lovers Scavenger Hunt, or a Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt.

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? What would you choose to do? Spa? Canoodle? Beach walk? Or was it Sin Corner? I bet you can imagine a great time together …

We’d love to hear your chosen favorite activity from your St. Augustine getaway? Drop a comment below and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


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