Our recommendations

Discover The Magic of Historic St. Augustine and Crescent Beach

Want to know the best local spots without hours of research? 

We’ve compiled our ‘best of’ list here so you can spend more time exploring & enjoying and less time researching. 

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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Minutes away from Bliss By The Sea

Landmark and palm trees

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Discover historical mystery in the oldest Fort in the United States

Ocean promenade


Cups of coffee

kookabura coffee

Right next to Bliss By The Sea, Commander’s is a farm-to-table seafood restaurant with a Raw and Steam Bar, serving fresh local seafood and drinks.

Modern menu of locally sourced Southern grub, including plentiful vegan options, amid kitschy decor.

Tacos served “double decker style” – soft shell and hard shell stuck together with melted cheddar cheese with leaf lettuce, fresh salsa (pico de gallo), and signature Mojo Sauce

Comfort food with a Southern twist doled out in hearty portions at this kitschy daytime eatery.

Cafe serving health conscious light bites, organic coffee & unusual drinks to eat in & take out.

Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas.

Artful presentations of Peruvian specialties featured in a charming setting with an intimate feel.

Breakfast. Lunch. Sourdough.

A family run cafe with a simple mission: good food and good vibes!

Things to Do

The forest protects the last remaining undisturbed salt marsh within the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Ripple Effect’s mission is to provide a low-impact, entertaining, and educational eco tour experience to increase public awareness of North Florida’s natural world.

Visit the REAL Fountain of Youth. Expansive park showcasing 16th-century Spanish settlement, with historic village sites & cannons.

Only 2 miles south of Bliss By The Sea, Fort Matanzas National Monument preserves the fortified coquina watchtower.  Completed in 1742, the fort defended the southern approach to the Spanish military settlement of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, lovingly known as The Amp, provides a beautiful setting for an incredible concert experience. Surrounded by the natural landscape of Anastasia State Park, The Amp hosts more than 40 performances per year welcoming music legends and rising stars across all genres.

A Florida Surf Shop rooted in family, function, and fun. Rent boards, schedule individual or group lessons, and embark on your next surf adventure!

Voted one of the most beautiful streets in the US, Magnolia Avenue runs from The Fountain of Youth to Vilano Beach. Lines of Oak Trees cover both sides of the street, creating a beautiful canopy of coverage.

Embark on a journey of adventure, horror, and history with “The Ghosts of St. Augustine,” St. Augustine’s #1 Haunted History Tour.

Beautiful house on the ocean

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