No trip to St. Augustine, Florida is complete unless you stay in one of the town’s many bed and breakfast inns. Accommodations are plentiful in the nation’s oldest city, and B&B accommodation not only offers guests a comfortable place to sleep and relax, but many inns are located close to the best attractions, shopping, and restaurants in town.

For extended vacations, the versatility of a bed and breakfast allows guests to take advantage of local concierge services (as many innkeepers offers special packages for holidays and honeymoons) and luxury amenities like wireless Internet and central air. If you’re thinking of coming to North Florida, consider making a reservation at one of these great inns:

Bayfront Wescott House (146 Avenida Menendez) – Surrounded by swaying palms, this 16-room inn boasts balconies on both floors and spacious sleeping quarters. Wake each morning to a beautiful view of Matanzas Bay and check the inn’s website for holidays packages and specials.

63 Orange Street (63 Orange Street) – You’ll know the inn by its name! 63 Orange Street is convenient to St. Augustine’s historic downtown, Flagler College, and other area attractions. Five bedrooms offer queen-sized or larger beds at great rates, along with private baths and wireless access.

Peace and Plenty Inn (87 Cedar Street) – Stay in the elegant main house and enjoy a good night’s rest in a canopied bed, or enjoy the secluded comfort of either of the Carriage House suites. The Peace and Plenty Inn provides a desired respite after a long day of sight-seeing, with afternoon wine and a beautiful garden.

At Journeys End (89 Cedar Street) – Five rooms, each decorated in a theme like Egypt and French Boudoir, guarantee a unique and pleasurable experience. Linger for an afternoon in the shade of the front porch and book a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the inn’s concierge service.

Our House Bed and Breakfast and Garden Studios (7 Cincinnati Avenue) – Located in the heart of the antiques district are two renovated Victorian-style homes offering a total of five rooms, each with full baths and luxury amenities. Join fellow guests for breakfast in the sunlit dining room before setting out for a day of shopping.

Still undecided? There are plenty more inns in St. Augustine to choose from. Part two of this series of articles will explore more great B&Bs waiting for your reservations.

Kathryn Lively

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