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Your Guide to a Great St. Augustine Beach Vacation

Summer is coming, and we’ve been getting lots of requests for an expert guide to a great St. Augustine beach vacation. We *love* slipping away to enjoy the beach for an afternoon, and we’re happy to share our suggestions and insider tips for a great St. Augustine beach vacation! St. Augustine has so much history … Read More

Family posing for a photo during a family vacation in St. Augustine

Get Great Photos of Your St. Augustine Family Vacation

Since we bought the cottages on Vilano Beach, we have been lucky enough to work with scores of families planning their St. Augustine family vacation! It’s always fun to meet the families when they come into town…there are so many happy reunions between relatives who do not see each other very often. There’s lots of … Read More

The Napolean Room is a Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation

Wheelchair Accessible Attractions in St. Augustine

Using a wheelchair or scooter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy lots of the attractions in St. Augustine! Although many of our buildings are historic, a surprising number of attractions are wheelchair accessible…and many even offer discounted admission prices to handicapped guests. I became very aware of accessibility issues when my grandmother came to visit a … Read More

The Napolean Room is a Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation

Wheelchair Accessible Accommodations in St. Augustine

St. Augustine gets a lot of press for its charms as one of America’s most walkable cities, but what if accessibility is a problem for you? Can guests with mobility challenges still enjoy the city? You bet they can! My grandmother is in a wheelchair, and I was surprised how many wheelchair accessible accommodations there … Read More

Easter in St. Augustine, Things to Do in St. Augustine Florida in April

Things to Do in St. Augustine: April 2018 Easter Parade and Promenade

St. Augustine loves a parade! Fourth of July, Christmas, St. Paddy’s Day…and this Sunday, we celebrate our Parada de los Caballas y Coches (the parade of Horses and Carriages), which is a perfect way to celebrate Easter! (If you’re looking for something to do from 12 – 2, the St. Augustine Easter Promenade takes place … Read More

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

St. Augustine Road

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

Sliced steak on a wooden plate

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