Being the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine, Florida, has everything from a rich history to beautiful pristine beaches. European architecture gives it a charm and a romantic flavor that no other area in the U.S. can claim and everywhere a person looks, there are breathtaking views to be had. For the couple looking for a truly unforgettable experience, this historical city is a great honeymoon destination.
Established in 1565, it has a very strong Spanish background. This gives honeymooners interesting places to stay. Many of the Bed and Breakfasts are among the oldest houses in the town. They feature antique-filled suites and romantic carriage rides through the narrow streets. Privacy is highly regarded and, when not busy at the inns, there is plenty to see and do.
The Castillo de San Marcos is a must-see for any visitor. Honeymooners can stroll through the 300 year old fort and then walk across the street to the Spanish village where the oldest store, house, and school are located. Many quaint little shops line the pedestrian-only streets and street performers strum on guitars. There is also a Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum nearby and is always a fun place to go. If not interested in history, however, the area has beautiful white-sand beaches where honeymooners can splash in the surf or sunbathe to their hearts content.
There are also offers wonderful dining experiences. Couples can have a cold beer and burger at one of the pubs or have a five-course meal at a fine dining restaurant. These restaurants, like so much of the city, are interesting and special, featuring one-of-a-kind atmospheres and a taste of Europe.
After dinner, honeymooners can stay at the pubs or go on one of the many ghost tours that are offered. These tours take guests into the oldest sections after dark and tell tales of the previous inhabitants. It is spooky, fun, and something that is truly unique to this special place.
St. Augustine is a place where history takes over and honeymooners find themselves having a romantic, truly uncommon experience that they will always remember.