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Florida’s Cocktail Trail: From St. Augustine to Atlantic Beach

Florida’s scenic A1A is not just a great Sunday drive, looking out over the dunes and ocean up and down the coast. It’s also a great place to stop for a relaxing and refreshing drink. We’re not talking about any drink, but one made with fresh Florida orange juice or grapefruit juice, mixed with spirits … Read More

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Sing Out Loud: St. Augustine’s Epic Music Event

Just when you thought St. Augustine couldn’t get any cooler—our city announces an amazing three week music event in August and September. The Sing Out Loud Festival will be in full swing on August 26, 27, 31, and September 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11. And by full swing, we mean swinging and singing all … Read More

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Get on your Feet! FREE Walking Tours in St. Augustine

If St. Augustine had a trophy room, it would be a pretty full one. Prettiest town in America (Forbes), Top Ten Holiday Light Displays in the World (National Geographic), Most Walkable Town in America (AAA)—it seems as if every month another glowing accolade is added to the list. So what’s the best way to enjoy … Read More

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TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award-The Reviews Are In!

TripAdvisor Names Bayfront Marin House One of Best Hotels in St. Augustine There is nothing more flattering than when our guests leave us five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Except, of course, when TripAdvisor themselves name us as one of the best. In 2016, the Bayfront Marin House was awarded with a Traveler’s Choice Award from … Read More

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Visiting St. Augustine Any Time of Year

St. Augustine is beautiful 12 months out of the year—there is a reason that people have been coming here to escape the cold for centuries! There are festivals and special events throughout the year, but here is an overview of the various seasons in the Oldest City: March-May          Our busiest time of year, spring in … Read More

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Live Music and Concerts in St. Augustine: Summer 2016

It sounds like summer! Summer concerts and live music are alive and well in St. Augustine, and tonight is the FIRST free concert in the plaza (just three blocks from the inn). Borrow one of our beach chairs, and enjoy a free concert from 7-9pm. That’s not all: every Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 … Read More

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Things to Do in St. Augustine: May 20, 21, 22

There are lots of great restaurants in St. Augustine–from fine dining to food trucks. But sometimes, you just really want a burger*. This weekend will cater to your burger-based cravings, with the Great American Burgerfest! Scheduled for Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, The Burgerfest boasts all kinds of goodness on a bun, all … Read More

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What to Do in St. Augustine: April 16, 2016

Have plans for the weekend? If you’re not doing anything on Saturday, April 16, might we suggest that you head over to the pier on Vilano Beach for their first dish and fish event? St. Augustine holds some pretty awesome culinary competitions–the Great Chowder Debate, for instance, held every November for the past 31 years. … Read More

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Christmas Lessons in St. Augustine

Each year, the hub and I try to give as many staff off as possible on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When we first bought the inn, in 2010, our plan was to give everyone those two days off. I planned on making a buffet breakfast, and cleaning any rooms that were turning over. The hub was … Read More