3 Nights in the Nation’s Oldest City
Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast hosts many wonderful newcomers to St. Augustine and part of our welcome is to provide a complimentary concierge service and orientation of the Nation’s Oldest City. More often than not, guests who have only planned an overnight trip, express regret that more time had not been allotted to exploring all that St. Augustine has to offer. The aim of this article series is to provide potential new guests with a three day itinerary highlighting the “Must See’s” of St. Augustine, FL.
St. Augustine has an amazing collection of restaurants with most individually owned and operated. A fantastic way to sample a bit of our local flair is to book a spot on one of The Tasting Tours guided food & wine tours. Choose between their Corks and Forks Guided Walking Tour or their horse drawn Vittles & Vino Carriage Tour. Each tour is three hours in duration with four to five different venues featured. Plan on skipping lunch and dinner when you book with the Tasting Tours and of course, Breakfast is on Carriage Way B&B! Contact us at 904-829-2467 to book your culinary adventure in St. Augustine!
In between breakfast and the 1:00pm or 2:00pm Tasting Tour, visit the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum (12 S. Castillo Drive). St. Augustine is surrounded by water and so we have a rich history of maritime escapades and yes, Pirates! Learn all about the swashbuckling pirates of years gone by and see real life pirate’s booty on display at the museum open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 7:00pm.
Let Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast book you for an exhilarating yet relaxing sunset sail aboard the Schooner Freedom as a capstone to your final evening in St. Augustine! Help hoist the sails for this 2 hour cruise or simply sit back and sip on the complimentary wine, beer or soda while the experienced captain and crew sail you around the Matanzas Bay. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture an amazing setting sun out on the water!
Once you have made it back to port, hop on the “Trolley of the Doomed” for the Ghosts & Gravestones hour and 20 minute tour. At 450 years old, The Nation’s Oldest City has it’s share of ghosts, gravestones and folklore! Step inside the Oldest Jail and hear “first hand” accounts of what it was like to be a prisoner in the 1800’s. Gain access to the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse where a terrible tragedy occurred in 1873. Plan on returning to the St. Augustine Lighthouse as you are departing the following day to climb the impressive 164 foot spiraling staircase for 360 degree views of St. Augustine and the Atlantic Ocean!
Call Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast today at 904-829-2467 to book your 3 nights in the Nation’s Oldest City today! We look forward to hosting you soon!