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Things to do in St. Augustine: Summer Concerts on the Plaza

It’s like a Norman Rockwell painting: neighbors and friends sitting on picnic chairs, listening to music; small children dancing in the grass. A white gazebo with a live band; everyone smiling, tapping their toes and swaying to the music. You don’t need to step into the past to find it–you can find it every Thursday … Read More

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Driving Directions to St. Augustine, FL

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles–there are a lot of ways to get to St. Augustine! The best way to get to St. Augustine is to choose your preferred means of transportation, and then follow the directions below. St. Augustine is really easy to get to…and if you have any questions, just let us know! (Note: The … Read More

St. Augustine Restaurants: Local Favorites

  We’re still a couple of weeks (like two) away from our high season, and a lot of the people enjoying the town are locals. Yes, we do exist–and we love walking through our old streets as much as our visitors do! We also like going out to eat. Which brings me to a question … Read More

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

Make Your Guest Bedroom Guest Ready for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means out-of-town guests. When you own a bed and breakfast, you’re always hosting out-of-town guests. Which means you’re always thinking about how to make their stay more comfortable, more relaxing, more of a break from their everyday lives. Here are 6 tips for making their stay a … Read More

January in St. Augustine: Lights, Trolleys, and SNOW

We’re starting to think January is the “most wonderful time of the year”. Why, you ask? Because January visitors can enjoy our town’s jaw-dropping light display during Nights of Lights (the event runs from November 21 through the end of January), exclusive trolley rides through our romantic streets (every Monday and Wednesday night at 7:30), … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner in St. Augustine, Florida

We got an email last night from a guest looking for restaurants serving all the traditional dishes for Thanksgiving this year. Which made us think…geez. It’s almost October. It’s not a bad time to make reservations for Thanksgiving–because St. Augustine is usually packed with people for the holiday, and so are its restaurants. Luckily, our friends at … Read More

Free Museum Day in St. Augustine

For a tiny town, St. Augustine has a plethora of museums. (That’s the kind of vocabulary you use when you live in a town with a lot of museums). And on Saturday, September 26, you can visit one of our town’s museums for FREE! It’s part of the Smithsonian’s annual free museum day–a day where museums around the country … Read More