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Take Your Partner On This Romantic Tour of St Augustine, Florida

Caroline
Published Jan 21, 2019

Do you fancy the idea of a romantic getaway in a bright and unique city? St Augustine often described as the “oldest city in America”, will offer you the Florida sun and warmth, sprinkled with a captivating architecture and a rich heritage. Take your lover on a romantic getaway, and enjoy not only the proximity to the beach but also the countless activities St Augustine has to offer for couples. You will be spoilt for choice given the number of activities available for you to indulge in. Scroll below to look for activities to take your partner on a romantic tour of St Augustine, Florida, whether it be classy, quirky, or a big event!

1. Feel the magic in the air by watching the Nights of Lights on a boat cruise


The Nights of Lights is one St Augustine’s most popular attractions during the winter months. It has even gained popularity from all around the globe as one of the most impressive holiday lights displays in the world! It usually starts in November and remains until the end of January or the beginning of February. It can be seen from a lot of places all around the city, such as from the Plaza, or from the Bridge of Lions. But if you want a more romantic and unique viewpoint for a wonderful date night, hop on a boat and watch the lights from the water!

Saint Augustine Nights of Lights Boat Cruise

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2. Get dazzled by the beauty of the Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine

This historical building may not seem like the most exciting activity on this list, but it’s truly worth seeing. Part of the US National Historic Landmarks, this Cathedral Basilica is perfect for art and history lovers out there. You can either participate in the regular Mass or just tour the cathedral whenever the Mass is not happening. Located in the heart of the city, it’s easy to just do a short detour to visit it while you explore the streets of St Augustine.

Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine

Address: 38 Cathedral Pl, St. Augustine, FL 32084, États-Unis

Website: Cathedral Basilica of St Augustine

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3. Tie the knot in St Augustine with White Room Weddings


Now, this is surely a more long-term oriented activity. But nonetheless, if you want to have a unique and beautiful event, White Room Weddings in St Augustine can cover that for you. They have three outstanding locations for weddings, the “Villa Blanca” pictured above, with a traditional yet elegant look; the “Loft” and its rooftop, giving the possibility of a rooftop ceremony; and the “Grand Ballroom” for a more rustic charm.

White Room Weddings

Address: 1 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Website: White Room Weddings

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4. Kiss under the legendary "love trees"

Explore the less touristic streets of St Augustine as you seek to find the city’s several “love trees”. Love trees happen when two different species of trees intertwine and grow together. The legend says that lovers who kiss beneath these trees will be granted eternal love. The largest and most popular tree, nicknamed “The Old Senator”, is located near the Tolomato Cemetery. Another quite intricate love tree can be found between Prosperity Bank and Upchurch Law Offices. But there are many more of them, so you can explore the streets of St Augustine as you embark on a journey to find them all!

The Old Senator Tree

Address: 9 Ballard Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, États-Unis

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5. Have a hearty dinner on a romantic terrace at Harry's Seafood, Bar, and Grille

It's a great night to come and sit in the most beautiful courtyard in all of St. Augustine!

Posted by Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille: St. Augustine on Friday, 16 January 2015

Picture a romantic dinner outside on a warm evening, with string lights illuminating your lover’s face? Harry’s Seafood, Bar, and Grille, one of St Augustine’s most renowned restaurant, brings you this experience, complete with hearty food inspired by Southern cuisine. The spices of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cuisine will complement the fresh seafood, and warm up your romantic night. And perhaps, find a meal with oysters to get you and your significant other in just the right mood.

Harry's Seafood, Bar, and Grille

Address: 46 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084, États-Unis

Website: Harry’s Seafood, Bar, and Grille

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 11AM to 10PM ; Friday - Saturday 11AM to 11PM

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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6. Take an evening walk on the Bridge of Lions (from USD 160)

Iconic in St Augustine, the Bridge of Lions is an impressive structure, with a mysterious twist thanks to its lion statues. But most of all, a walk through this bridge gives you great views of St Augustine waters, as well as the downtown area of the city. A great idea for a romantic walk would be to have a stroll on the bridge at sunset, land on the waterfront, and sit for a while with your special someone as you further enjoy the view.

St. Augustine Beach and Old Downtown Helicopter Tour

Price: from 160 USD

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Rating: 4/5

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7. Enjoy quirkiness and grandeur at Lightner's Museum (from USD 47)

Nestled inside of the grandiose Spanish Renaissance-style Hotel Alcazar, the Lightner Museum is a unique one. It features some classic art such as paintings, sculptures, glass art, etc. alongside extravagant objects such as shrunken heads, a mummy, and even a cabinet of curiosity. In any case, the opinion is unanimous: the Lightner Museum is a must see in St Augustine. So if you’re looking for a unique experience with your lover, you will surely enjoy this!

Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

Price: from 47 USD

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Rating: 5/5

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A tryst in St Augustine

Overall, St Augustine makes for a great destination for couples looking for a city with a unique aesthetic and a plethora of things to do. So enjoy the year-round pleasant weather as you explore the “oldest city” with our romantic twist!

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