Some people pine for a peaceful retreat away from it all, some alone time with a significant other. Others want to be in the heart of the action, with live music and non-stop fun. And still others crave to discover more things to love, maybe some new experiences, new cuisine, new things to see and do. Fortunately, you’ve all come to the right place.
Even if you’re not a fan of history, you’ll go ga-ga for our ancient brick-paved streets, architectural wonders and majestic views that captivated the area’s first settlers over 450 years ago. A stroll along the bayfront might be all it takes to transport you to another time and place. If you really want to immerse yourself in another era, a stay at one of the quaint historic bed & breakfast inns in town will do the trick.
And while history is a thing here, it’s not our only thing. As the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine was home to many people from all over the world who brought with them their cultural traditions and their cuisine. From Menorcan to Spanish and Greek to Gullah Geechee, if you happen to be a foodie you’ll love exploring one of the country’s oldest melting pots and restaurants influenced by centuries of authentic cooking traditions.
If it’s live music you crave, it awaits around every corner. Follow your ears to your next favorite place. There are dozens of pubs, cafes and open air venues where musicians and performers welcome all to join in a song or a dance. Let your sense of adventure take you down the path less traveled and you just might discover a romantic secret garden under the stars where a glass of wine and a serenade are all you need, and everything you want.
Romance is everywhere on Florida’s Historic Coast, where you don’t even have to know what you love to know when you’ve found it. And who doesn’t love a deal? Here are some of our favorites: