Are you spending the holidays in St. Augustine? This historic, coastal city is the perfect place to escape the cold weather, enjoy the sunshine, and give thanks. Many fun-filled attractions are going on this time of year, and fantastic restaurants that are open and ready to serve you. This year is no exception! If you’re wondering how to have the best Thanksgiving in St. Augustine, we’ve got you covered!
No matter what occasion brings you to St. Augustine, there’s always a plethora of things to see and do. Make your vacation-planning easier with our Vacation Guide. It contains local insight on the area’s best restaurants, attractions, events, and more. Plus, it’s free!
Make the Most Out of Your Thanksgiving in St. Augustine
Make this holiday season extra special by spending Thanksgiving in St. Augustine. We’ll tell you all about how to make the most out of your stay!
Let Someone Else Do the Cooking
Take the pressure off of yourself for Thanksgiving dinner this year and let someone else do the cooking. Many restaurants throughout downtown St. Augustine stay open during the holiday and will be happy to serve you a delectable Thanksgiving feast. Be sure to call ahead and confirm restaurants’ availability. Some of our favorite eateries include:
- Old City House
- Raintree Restaurant
- Gypsy Cab Company
- La Cocina International Restaurant
- The Oak Room Restaurant and Lounge
Experience Nights of Light
Feel the magic of the holiday season and check out St. Augustine’s Nights of Light. This dazzling display features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City and has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. Nights of Lights begins the Saturday before Thanksgiving day and continues nightly through the end of January.
So you’re probably wondering where exactly you can see this infamous display. Well, Nights of Light spans over about 20 city blocks throughout the historic district. The twinkling lights are draped over hotels, restaurants, inns, sidewalks, rooftops, and historic buildings. Two of the most popular sights are The Plaza de la Constitución and The Bridge of Lions.
Set Sail on Schooner Freedom
Do you love being on the water? Then experience Nights of Lights in St. Augustine aboard the Schooner Freedom! They offer a Moonlight Sail where you can enjoy the sounds of wind, waves, and live music as you sail along the historic city’s coast. You’ll be able to see the sights of the city as it’s illuminated with holiday cheer. The Schooner Freedom herself will even be adorned with over 2000 sparkling lights. Be sure to dress for the weather, but hot chocolate and blankets are available on chilly sails.
Stay at Agustin Inn
Agustin Inn is open for Thanksgiving! When you stay with us, you’ll feel all the comforts and coziness of being at home. The only difference is that you have us to serve you and make you feel special! It doesn’t get any better than that.
Our gorgeous bed and breakfast is located in the heart of the historic district in downtown St. Augustine. When you step out of our door, you’ll be close to all the city’s best attractions. We offer luxurious guest suites with excellent amenities. Plus, we take care of breakfast for you. Each morning, we serve a delicious homemade meal that is sure to fuel you for a day of St. Augustine adventures
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