Weekend Getaway to St. Augustine, Florida

To celebrate our thirteenth wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a trip to St. Augustine, Florida. We visited St. Augustine years ago, but only for day trips. This was a trip by ourselves, without the kids. I researched online for places to stay and chose Casablanca Inn Bed & Breakfast on the bay. It is about a 2 hour drive from our home and we arrived on a Thursday afternoon and checked in. When you register online you can look at pictures of the rooms and check availability so you are able to get the exact room you want. A complimentary sit-down breakfast and afternoon snack, including fresh baked cookies is included. I booked Room 18 on the second floor of the Coach House. We made our way to the room and it was everything I expected, beautiful and light. The porch had wicker chairs and was private and the balcony overlooked the side street. The room included a marble Whirlpool bath and Sleep Number bed. The Bed and Breakfast is on the Matanzas bay and our room overlooked the side street. It was so peaceful.

View of The Casablanca Inn from the front.

Picture above is of the Coach House. We stayed on the second floor.

This is the view from the front porch, where we ate breakfast each morning.

We immediately went and took in the sights, everything from the Castillo de San Marco to the Lightner Museum and The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. We visited it all! It made sense to buy trolley tickets since we were going to be there a few days and because I cannot walk long distances because my asthma is so bad. The trolley tickets allow you to hop on – hop off at various sites throughout the city. The drivers tell you all about the city as you are heading to your next destination. It was well worth the money! One thing that hits you as you are walking around this old town, is that there is artwork everywhere. Some of it awe-inspiring. One of my favorite places that we visited was the Cathedral of St. Augustine. The artwork was absolutely amazing and beautiful.

Cathedral of St. Augustine

Inside the Cathedral.

Included in the package we purchased through St. Augustine Trolley Tours was the Ghosts and Gravestones tour. We went on the tour the second night and visited the Old Jail and The St. Augustine Lighthouse grounds. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, it was a lot of fun. We stopped by the Tini-Martini bar inside the Casablanca Inn before we left for our tour and asked if we could have a bottle of wine delivered to our room. Part of the room rate includes a $15 bar tab, so we decided to use it! When we returned to our room after the tour, the wine was waiting for us. It was a great end to a wonderful trip to St. Augustine. I recommend Casablance Inn Bed & Breakfast and St. Augustine Trolley Tours. It was a trip I will never forget.

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