Surf & Turf: Itinerary
A little bit of seaside, a little bit of city. That’s surf and turf served à la Florida’s Historic Coast. It’s the best of both worlds.
Love the beach? Of course you do. Enjoy an ocean-side stay at Beacher’s Lodge with stunning sunrise views over Crescent Beach. Crescent Beach, named for its shoreline shape, has a laid-back feel and an “old Florida” vibe that families love. If you’ve never experienced a dolphin encounter, this would be the perfect time to meet a friendly dolphin at nearby Marineland Dolphin Adventure Florida. Or, try a bit of kayaking with Ripple Effect Ecotours and possibly encounter dolphins in the wild.
After all that sun and surf, time for a little turf. As in authentic, slow-smoked barbecue. From generous sandwiches and platters to BBQ picnics and beach buckets for on-the-go, you’ll find the service as warm and inviting as the famous brisket at Smokin’ D’s BBQ.
Around here, a day at the beach often leads to an evening downtown. Start with a stroll along St. George Street, stopping at Pelindaba Lavender, the premier grower and distiller of all things lavender. Further up the street, you'll run into Silver Feather Jewelry & Gifts for turquoise treasures or the Panama Hat Company for a much needed signature fedora. Shopping on brick-lined Aviles Street, the oldest street in the United States, is always a treat. Especially when you top it off with an artisan ice cream sandwich from Peace Pie.
At Milltop Tavern, formerly a grist mill from the 1880's, the now renovated Tavern serves fresh, pub style American eats, drinks with a full bar, & daily live music. And now, you’re in the perfect mood for a scenic cruise along the Matanzas Bay. Hop aboard the Victory III with St. Augustine Scenic Cruise for a breathtaking view of the sun as it sets on the historic skyline of St. Augustine. And that’s how you do surf and turf in the nation’s oldest city.
Beacher's Lodge Oceanfront Suites6970 A1A S.
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
Panama Hat Company46 St. George Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084