Sometimes I forget that traveling doesn’t always mean going very far.
Often, there is so much to see in your very own state. Billy and I have really been trying to take advantage of that lately. So for our 2 year anniversary trip, we drove 4 hours (although it felt longer lol) to St. Augustine, Florida.
Being the oldest city in the country, St. Augustine is rich in fascinating history. You can feel the spirit of adventure in the air. With beautiful architecture and scenic views, it’s hard to believe St. Augustine exists in the U.S. It has such a Spanish flair. I fell absolutely in love with it.
We stayed in a bed and breakfast for the very first time (pictured above). It was called Bayfront Marin House, and we loved it. In fact, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in St. Augustine. The room was gorgeous, it was right on the water, the staff was friendly, and the amenities were thoughtful. We really enjoyed the complimentary cocktail hour. And the breakfast was uh–mazing.
Staying at a bed and breakfast is an entirely different experience than staying at a hotel. I found it to be much more personal. While we loved being out and about sight seeing, we were always eager to come back to the B&B and enjoy the environment.
We ate at SO many delicious restaurants! Like seriously, oh my foodness! Here’s a list of our favorites.
1. The Floridian (great casual, farm to table style restaurant) Pictured below is their cuban sandwich.
Whenever we travel, I typically type up a schedule of where we will go throughout the day. While this is handy, I decided to not plan so much for this trip. Other than a few restaurant reservations, we just kind of walked and saw where the day took us. It was so relaxing. We really wanted to focus on making this trip more about resting and not being on a schedule. We ate and we looked at stuff. Pretty stuff (We really enjoyed the Lightner Museum). And it was perfect. It was nice to just take some time to soak up the history of St. Augustine, and not feel rushed to get to our next stop. It made for a very special trip. A trip filled with laughter and just enjoying each other. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate 2 years of marriage.