Discover the charm of Old World Europe in Florida! There are few tropical destinations that embody the romance of past and present more than picturesque St. Augustine, with its narrow cobblestone streets and breathtaking views of the sea. Couples can’t help but become wrapped up in the city’s dreamy atmosphere when they visit! Have an adventure and make memories you’ll cherish forever by participating in a few of the activities we’ve outlined below.
1. Take in the View from the Lighthouse
Climb to dizzying heights and hold each other in the serene quiet atop the St. Augustine lighthouse, where on any given evening, you stand in full view of the shimmering lights of the city and the glistening waves of the ocean. Close your eyes and listen to the music of the crashing waves and keeling seagulls as the salt-tinged breezes caress your faces.
2. Dine at Michael’s Tasting Room
The ambient atmosphere of this Spanish-style wine bar and tapas restaurant will set the mood for an evening of exploration and intrigue in the Ancient City. The authentic food and live Spanish music will make you both feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to the early days of St. Augustine’s Spanish settlers, while the modern menu and wine selection will bring you back to the present moment.
3. Share a Kiss Under the Love Tree
At the Mission Nombre de Dios, there are two trees entwined tightly around one another—a palm tree and an oak—which are said to bind couples who kiss under their branches together forever. Embrace each other in a fairytale moment that is sure to bring good luck and greater memories.
4. Go for a Ride in a Horse-Drawn Carriage
Take a private tour through the beautiful, weathered streets of St. Augustine’s historic district, immersing yourselves in the old world charm of narrow cobblestone streets and a city with a storied past, all accompanied with a bottle of wine.
5. Have a Sunset Picnic on Vilano Beach
Drive out to Vilano Beach for a picnic with your special someone, set against the stunning backdrop of the Florida sunset. Here, the two of you can share a glass of wine on the beach and a picture-perfect view from Porpoise Point of the romantic old buildings in downtown St. Augustine.
Choose The Ocean Gallery for Your Next Private Excursion!
At The Ocean Gallery, we know how important it is to spend some time alone together and reconnect away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With our extensive knowledge of the St. Augustine area and our premium vacation rentals, we can help you plan the vacation of a lifetime with the person you love. Just ask our reservation specialists about our private vacation condos with scenic ocean views and breezy patios overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean!