Planning a trip to a new destination can be a struggle. You want to make sure that you see the most important sites and landmarks in the city as well as enjoying meals at the best local restaurants. That’s a lot of pressure to put on the person in charge of planning the trip! Luckily, we have years of experience in helping our guests plan the best vacations of their lives. We can assist you as well! We’ve compiled our favorite suggestions for three of the most common types of getaways that we see: romantic vacations, trips with the extended family, and visits to Flagler College. In no time at all, you’ll have the perfect St. Augustine itinerary to suit everyone in your traveling party.
How to Create the Best St. Augustine Itinerary
The Key to the Best Romantic Getaway in St. Augustine
There are so many ways you and your love can enjoy a romantic getaway to the Nation’s Oldest City. Best of all, with our suggestions for your romantic St. Augustine itinerary, you won’t have to spend any time searching for something fun to do. You can dedicate all your time to simply enjoying our beautiful city with the one you love most in the world!
Tour the Decadent Trio
One of our guests’ favorite things to do in St. Augustine is touring the St. Augustine Distillery, the Whetstone Chocolate Factory, and the San Sebastian Winery. These three businesses are just a short walk from each other, making it easy to stop by each location in the span of an afternoon. The distillery and the winery both offer free tours on the hour, while the Whetstone Chocolate Factory has tours for $8 that run throughout the day.
Whetstone Chocolate Factory
We suggest you purchase your tickets for a Whetstone Chocolate Factory tour first, as this popular attraction often sells out. You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate, as well as some stuff that you may have never considered!
San Sebastian Winery
After you’ve sampled the best chocolates in the city, head over to the San Sebastian Winery! Just let them know when you arrive that you’re there for a tour and they’ll direct you to the waiting area. You’ll watch a short video on their process, get to see their barrels, and finally enjoy a guided tasting of their muscadine blends.
St. Augustine Distillery
Finally, walk to the St. Augustine Distillery to get some craft liquors that are sure to impress. They specialize in small batch spirits like rum, vodka, bourbon, and gin. At the end of the tour, you’ll be able to enjoy samples as well as browse their gift shop. If you’re craving a snack or you’d like another drink, head to the Ice Plant Bar, attached to the distillery. Their cocktails are meticulously crafted, with every detail considered from the freshly squeezed juice to the ice they use. You can taste the difference in every sip!
Catch a Show at Limelight Theatre
Put a spin on the boring “dinner and a movie” cliche with our Limelight Theatre Package! This special includes dinner for two at La Pentola Restaurant (the perfect place for a date night) as well as two tickets to see the featured play at the Limelight Theatre. This awesome institution educates the public about the live performing arts with excellent productions of classic works and modern hits. This package includes Eco Cab transportation from dinner to the theater and then back to the inn!
Consider Other Romantic Packages
If you’re not into the theater, we have other fantastic St. Augustine vacation packages that may suit your needs. The Ultimate Romance Package includes a private horse and carriage ride, a half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, complimentary champagne on ice, one-dozen assorted roses, and a flameless candle. Our Classic Romance Package is our most popular and includes a horse and carriage ride, half-dozen roses, half-dozen chocolate-covered strawberries, and a gift certificate to an incredible restaurant near us. Finally, the Champagne Romance Package includes one-dozen red roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and complimentary champagne!
What to Do When Visiting Family in St. Augustine
Planning a getaway with extended family can seem impossible. It’s hard to find a destination that has something for everyone, no matter the age. St. Augustine is just the solution to your problem! We have attractions that are perfect for kids and adults alike, so no one will be bored during your getaway. While Agustin Inn doesn’t allow guests under the age of 12, its central location in downtown St. Augustine makes it the perfect meeting spot for the gang!
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!
Get ready to be amazed at Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! This St. George Street attraction is just a short walk from Agustin Inn and houses over 800 exhibits on three separate floors. You’ll see some truly jaw-dropping things in their “Odditorium,” as well as learn about the famous Robert Ripley. This world traveler traversed the globe collecting things he deemed strange and unique.
Have an Adventure at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is perfect for kids or the young-at-heart! This facility dates back to 1920 and has been attracting hundreds of visitors ever since. It’s the only park of its type in the world to house all 24 currently recognized species of crocodilian. Everyone in your party will love learning about these amazing animals, visiting the Wading Bird Rookery, or gliding on the park’s famous zip line!
Explore St. George Street
A trip to St. Augustine isn’t complete without walking the length of St. George Street. Start at the Old City Gates, which once stood in defense of St. Augustine. Today, they mark the start of this famous pedestrian-only thoroughfare. You could easily spend a full day browsing through the shops, exploring the attractions, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the local restaurants. If you need suggestions for the best things to do on St. George Street, check out our blog!
Have Fun During Your Flagler College Tour
If you’re visiting a child attending Flagler College (or are a student with parents visiting soon) or you are a prospective attendee touring the college, you ought to take advantage of the fun things to do near Flagler College!
Visit the Lightner Museum
The Lightner Museum is a love letter to collectors alike. Originally named “St. Augustine’s Lightner Museum of Hobbies,” this museum displays the collections of local businessman Otto C. Lightner. It’s in the former Alcazar Hotel, meaning the many gorgeous works stored inside the building are matched by the stunning exterior.
Tour the Villa Zorayda Museum
Just around the corner from Flagler College is the Villa Zorayda Museum. Built in 1883, this building was modeled after the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Since its construction, it’s been a home, a social club, and a speakeasy. Today, you can take an hour-long tour of the house to learn about the significance of its architectural choices and the antique pieces stored within.
Have a Picnic at the Plaza de la Constitución
Enjoy the gorgeous St. Augustine weather and have a picnic at the nearby Plaza de la Constitución! This park often hosts fun annual events and live performances, like Music in the Plaza. This summer-long concert series is completely free and is one of the best places to enjoy live music in St. Augustine. We suggest you stop by one of the fantastic local restaurants or cafes for a to-go meal and enjoy a delicious Cuban sandwich or empanada while relaxing in this beautiful historic park.
Take Advantage of our Add-On Attractions
A great way to find inspiration for what to do while on vacation is to look at our many add-on attractions! If you’re feeling brave, purchase a ticket to the Ghosts and Gravestones Riding Ghost Tour or A Ghostly Encounter Walking Tour. Both of these fascinating ghost tours will teach you about St. Augustine’s most infamous residents. For a fun evening of sightseeing, book passage on the Schooner Freedom Sunset Sail. This is one of our favorite sunset cruises in St. Augustine and is the perfect addition to a date night or family getaway!
Stay at Agustin Inn
After you’ve planned your St. Augustine itinerary, the only thing left for you to do is to book a room at Agustin Inn! There is no better bed and breakfast in town. We are located just off of St. George Street, which features some of the best shops, restaurants, and attractions in town. You won’t find more elegant, comfortable guest rooms in a better location anywhere else in the city! Add to that our amazing amenities and delicious daily breakfast, and it’s no wonder that guests return to the Agustin Inn year after year!
Check our availability and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.