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Mother’s Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that the sentiment behind the holiday has to end within twenty-four hours. Whether you wanted to avoid the crazy rush the day of, or try to save your sanity in the days leading up to it, Beacher’s Lodge has all the details for a Mother’s Day Getaway.

Whether you want to have a mommies day out with your other mom friends, or you want to spend quality time just you and your mom, there’s a place that’s perfect for you. Nothing starts off the morning the right way more than a trip to the spa. Luckily, there’s quite a few options right in the St. Augustine area, each offering something different to make sure that you get what you want most.

Small Indulgences Day Spa has a wide variety of options for services, ranging from facials, to hair treatments, to massages. They even offer various different packages, from all day packages ( for those mommas that desperately need that rest and relaxation ) to a sample package that will give you the quick refresh you need before you head out the door to your next location.

If the morning at the spa works up your appetite, there are plenty of food options in the area to satisfy those cravings. Michael’s Tasting Room, considered one of the premier special occasion dining choices, has a wide variety of seasonal fish and steakhouse cuts, any of which could be followed with a classic Florida Key Lime Pie. However, if your stomach is screaming for a wonderful sandwich, The Ice Plant is the place for you. With a menu dedicated to unique flavors handcrafted from local ingredients, the farm to table cousine and cocktails are sure to hit the spot!

At the end of your St. Augustine adventure, nothing rounds out the perfect girl’s day out like a trip to the award winning San Sebastian Winery. Tours and tastings run about forty-five minutes, where the wonderful tour guides take you around the wine production facility before letting you taste the wine and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.

Once you have had a fun and exciting day in downtown St. Augustine, be sure to enjoy a glass of wine from the bottle you bought from the San Sebastian Winery as you watch the waves roll in and sing you a lullaby from your Beacher’s Lodge balcony. No matter the time of year, watching the day settle into the night is always breathtaking.

Mom getaways are the perfect way to get the rest and relaxation all moms need while staying at their home away from home. So whether you’re in the area or coming in from out of town looking for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend getaway, be sure to check out the specials on Beacher’s Lodge to find the best option for you.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and with it, so is the stress of finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift. It always seems to be a struggle each year – nothing advertised seems to be the right thing, nothing seems to be enough for the person who always puts themselves last, so you wait and wait hoping that the right things will come to you.

This year, there is no need for the panic, no need for the last minute shopping chaos because Beachers Lodge has you covered. With a close proximity to downtown St. Augustine, there is no shortage of excursions to plan, or places to shop.

For the Fishing Mom

If your mom is the kind to have been recently begging you to spend some quality time together, there are a multitude of options in the St. Augustine area, starting with surf fishing just a few steps from your Beachers Lodge condo. Begin with a few lessons from Noel Kuhn, or jump right into a full five hours on the beach with nothing but the sun, the sand, and your fishing rod. If time on the open sea is more her style, you can find full and half day fishing charters organized by Sea Love Charters or our favorite, the Jody Lynn. With everything provided for you, barring your mom’s favorite meal that you’ll pack to bring along, this is the perfect way to spend all your time focused on bonding.

Mom Wants Salt Therapy

Mom does so much for the family all year round. To keep her sanity during her beach vacation, why not let mom enjoy a little salt thereapy. We offer salt therapy here at the property free of charge. Let mom enjoy a relaxing evening as she sips a nice glass of wine (or whatever she chooses to quench her thirst) as she breaths in the salt air. The sunrises from our balconies can’t be beat!!! That’s one way mom can get in a little salt therapy while enjoying the view.

If mom is looking for a more formal version of Salt Therapy, we suggest taking mom to Salt Spa St. Augustine where she can enjoy a unique salt therapy experience. This spa is located in downtown St. Augustine which resembles a salt cave and features water therapy too!!! It will be an experience she will never forget.

Mom Would Love an Eco Tour

Returning a little bit closer to home, Eco Tours is a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your mom while also learning more about the local environment. From boating expeditions to kayaking adventures and sailing excursions, Eco Tours will be there to help you every step of the way. They even offer private tours, in case you feel like planning a special surprise to round out the day.

Mom the Chocolate Lover

Whetstone Chocolates, located on St. George Street, is the place to go for the best chocolates in all of St. Augustine. From assorted chocolates to chocolate covered pretzels to sugar-free options, you’re sure to find something to please in this wonderful shop – and you might even get to enjoy a tasting while you’re there.

Mom Loves a Little Spice

The Spice and Tea Exchange on Hypolita Street has a variety of teas, spices, sugars, sea and mineral salts, and plenty of accessories to accompany or accommodate any of the aforementioned gifts. They even have pre-organized crate boxes to ship rest and relaxation directly to your mom’s front door. How cool would it be for mom to have an extended Mom Appreciation gift waiting for her after enjoying her beach getaway with you?

Mom Loves Shopping

If a day out in the sun isn’t what momma ordered, and you know that mom loves to go shopping, there are a multitude of stores just a short drive away from your home away from home -Beachers Lodge. 

If you and mom feel up for a small adventure, the Vintage Warehouse on Anastasia Boulevard is the place for you. Filled to the brim with unique, upcycled vintage wares, chances are that you and mom will find something among the shelves that just screams take me home!

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of stress, hoping that everything goes perfectly. Let Beachers Lodge help you make it the best Mother’s Day yet, and be sure to take a look at the special discounts on rentals going on now!

The St. Augustine amphitheatre is an integral part of the town’s community. It’s a place where people can gather to experience music, movies, and magic. The venue is the perfect blend of rich history and vibrant community.

The amphitheatre was built in 1965 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town. Florida’s official state play – The Cross and the Sword – debuted on the amphiteatre stage when the amphiteatre opened. Written by Dr. Paul Green, the symphonic drama depicts life in St. Augustine during its founding and earliest years. The play’s final performance was in 1996.

The amphitheatre found new life in 2002 when St. John’s County decided to renovate the venue. This rennovation took 5 years. Located in Anastasia State Park, the current amphitheatre grounds cover 16 acres – including the historic rock quarry. The coquina rock quarry was used to build Castillo de San Marcos and other early homes and businesses in St. Augustine. Today, the amphitheatre can host up to 4100 guests and features tours from local and national talent on its stage.

There’s truly something for everyone at the Amphitheatre. While you’re visiting St. Augustine, take a look at some of the events happening every week. Stop by the Farmer’s Market and taste some fresh Florida produce and baked goods. Or stop by the Art at Night to find one-of-a-kind gifts made from local artists. Stroll the gorgeous grounds and experience the history and sense of community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Farmer’s market
Hours: Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Augustine's Amphitheatre Farmer's Market

The famer’s market is free and open to the public. Experience some of the finest food that Florida has to offer! The Farmer’s Market doesn’t just have produce – there are also plenty of vendors selling prepared food and drink, unique art and gifts, and local musical artists. The market has been a vital part of the community for 20 years.

Each weekend includes special events at the Farmer’s Market:

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month – The St. John’s County Public Library Bookmobile
1st Saturday of the month – 9 a.m. Yoga at the Market
4th Saturday of the month – Tangible Taste cooking demonstration

Night Market
Hours: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Night Market runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night between March and October. It’s open to the public and features free admission and free parking. Come experience over 90 vendors selling art, handmade crafts, and other goods. There is also live entertainment, plenty of food, and a full bar.  The night market is a great way to unwind after a busy day.

Music & Events

St. Augustine's Amphitheatre

If you’re a music lover, come enjoy some of the great bands that play here! Over the years the amphitheatre has showcased acts like Santana, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Sublime and so many more!

Orchestras, rock bands, R&B singers, and country aritists have all graced the stage. Since the amphitheatre is one of the few open-air theaters left, it’s a big draw for successful artists.

It has a casual, fun feel. People bike, walk, or drive to the venue and enjoy food trucks, drinks, and dancing on the front porch before the main event begins!

The amphitheatre also hosts entertainment stars from all over the country. Head over to the official St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for a full, updated list of upcoming concerts and events. You can purchase tickets from the website.

The Amphitheatre is located just 15 minutes from Beacher’s Lodge!

St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Phone: (904) 209-3746
Box Office: (904) 209-0367
Website: https://www.staugamphitheatre.com/

The Ampthitheatre has so much to offer during your stay in the beautiful, vibrant St. Augustine. There’s something for everyone here and we hope you and your family can experience the rich history and warm community that’s embodied in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

No matter if you come for the market or to jam out to some great music, the St. Augustine Amphetheatre is the place to be!

St. Augustine is full of great places to visit, play, and shop. Rich in history, it’s one of the most beautiful places to come for vacation. As you come and get to know the town, you can take advantage of all the interesting shops and get a unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season. Shopping in St. Augustine is a fun experience! Supporting these shops will help them grow, so they can continue serving the city and supporting our local tourism. Here are some of the places to find unusual and delightful items for everyone on your list:

For the Foodie Friend

Whetstone Chocolates of St. Augustine

Located by 139 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Hours: Open 7 days, Sun – Thu: 10:00am – 8:00pm, Fri – Sat: 10:00am – 10:00pm

The Whetstone’s Chocolate founders are Florida natives and lifelong residents of Northeast Florida. Family run, they enjoy chocolate and ice cream like no one else and they’ve made it their mission to serve the best. They saw the need and a demand for ice cream in the area and were more than happy to become part of the community. Esther opened their small ice cream store on St. George Street in the historic business district of St. Augustine in 1966. Many years later their store has become a local staple for sweet treats.

For The Art & Jewelry Lover

Churchill & Lacroix, Antiquaire

Located: 75 King Street, Suite 121, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Sun – Sat 11:00am- 5:00pm

Churchill & Lacroix specializes in works of art, china, and jewelry. Churchill offers the largest inventory of fine estate jewelry in the St. Augustine area. Customers can come and browse through the store and find antiques, porcelain, and paintings. You can also find fine crystal from Baccarat and Steuben, plus fine silver! The assortment of items available includes everything from antique clocks, lithographs, and fine art.

Rembrandtz

Located at 131 King street in St Augustine

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 5:00pm

This mom and pop shop has been around for 20 plus years. They sell unique handmade stained glass, mosaic pieces, and jewelry. They offer monthly exhibitions which highlights a variety of crafted pieces from different local artist. They also offer lessons for the public on how to make their own mosaic art! If you are looking to gift a unique and artsy item, come check them out.

Sunburst Trading Co

Sunburst Trading Co was founded by Michael and Pam Pounds in 1979. Their mission has been to sell fine accessories and jewelry to the St. Augustine public. They have two local businesses in the area, the Shell Shop and the Around the World Marketplace.

For The Beach Bum

Shell Shop

Located at 148 Saint George Street Saint Augustine 32084

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm  Friday – Saturday: 9am – 9pm Sunday: 10am – 7pm

You can’t forget the ocean when you’re shopping in St. Augustine! This shop is your complete shell and coral provider! They offer coral, shells (large, small, and every size in-between!) and sea-life. They also have specimen shells and megalodon fossil shark teeth! They carry a complete line of shell and coral jewelry so you can give the gift of the ocean for those not able to come and visit themselves.

For The Old Soul In The Group

Painted Lady

Located at 72 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

This great boutique offers found items for the home, including hand-painted furniture, distressed decor, and vintage items. Find dressers, dining room tables and chairs, lamps, mirrors, and so much more! Each piece has an artistic flair, and will make a pretty addition to any household!

The Way We Were Vintage Boutique

Located at 74 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Thu: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Way We Were Vintage Boutique offers a wide collection of vintage items, clothing, accessories, and more. They offer decorative hats for men and women as well as crushed velvet coats, rings, bracelets and more. They specialize in clothing from the 70s and 90s, though some of their non-clothing items are older than that. This boutique offers antiques and other hard-to-find items to visitors.

Eclectica Vintiques

Located at 317 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Tue – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A vintage antique shop with home decor, art, cultural oddities and more. They offer stained glass art, collectibles, and religious icons. There is also an assortment of dishware and custom or vintage signs. Eclectica Vintiques is not your normal vintage shop. It also offers repairs and refurbishments. So even if you are not shopping, trading, or selling interesting finds to them, they’re still available for furniture repairs, neon sign repairs, and stained glass repairs. Vintage candy and soda are available for sale and makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

For The Scholar Or Cultural Attache’

Spanish Main Antiques

Located at 1080 N Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Tue – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

St. Augustine’s largest selection of shipwreck and treasure coins can be found at Spanish Main Antiques. With a wide variety of unique items and friendly knowledgeable staff, it’s almost like shopping at a museum!

Around the World Marketplace

Located at 21 Orange Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm  Friday & Saturday: 10am – 7pm Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Around the World Marketplace in St. Augustine is the place be to buy the perfect conversation piece. This shop has amazing works of art, gifts, souvenirs, and house decor items from around the world. Here you can browse their wide variety of products to find that perfect something. They offer artwork, pottery, furniture, and more!

No matter if your friends and loved ones are hard to shop for, there’s something for everyone shopping in St. Augustine! These shops are the perfect spot to find that something special for that someone special.  Enjoy a shopping experience that will give back to the giver, bring a friend and make the most of your time shopping here in America’s oldest city.

The 4th of July is always a big event in St. Augustine, FL and this year is no exception. For more than two decades, “Fireworks over the Matanzas” has been one of the largest shows in the area, drawing thousands of people to the waterfront to watch the fireworks explode up in the air, while also creating mesmerizing reflections in the water. We love celebrating our freedoms everyday, but on America’s birthday we go all out! Plus there is plenty of other great stuff to do in the area this week as well.  Let’s discover a few ways you can celebrate the Red, White and Blue.

Fireworks Over the Matanzas

The show begins at 9:30 p.m., but you’ll definitely want to be there early if you want to be close to the action. There will be a live concert beforehand with tons of local acts, followed by the firework show itself. During the fireworks display, be prepared to be moved as the fireworks are in rhythm with classic patriotic songs like America the Beautiful and God Bless the USA. The shows choreographed display is one you won’t want to miss! Enjoy some food and drinks and chill out with your friends and family while you enjoy the free entertainment.

Bridge of Lions

If you don’t want to be in the historic district and have to wait for the traffic to clear out after the fireworks show to get back to your condo at Beacher’s Lodge, then take advantage of the Bridge of Lions. Many folks go to the Bridge of Lions and even further back on A1A to watch the Fireworks display. The traffic clears much faster than the traffic in the historic district and you still get to see the amazing firework show.

Visit the Art District

The Art District of St. Augustine almost always has something up their sleeves when it comes to national holidays. This 4th of July you can head on down to see some brilliant pieces of art that are dedicated to this great nation, as well as live performances of all kinds. Shop from local vendors, meet the artists and explore the area.

Sunsets at Beacher’s Lodge

Not everyone enjoys the crowds or the loud bangs that come with a Firework display. Many of our guests enjoy a nice long walk along the beach as the sun sets. After enjoying the peace and tranquility of a beach sunset walk, our guests love to retire to their condo and enjoy a nice cold drink on their balcony as they listen to the waves lap upon the shore and the moon shines down upon the ocean.

Enjoy Some Local Ice Cream

It’s hot outside, even late into the evening when the fireworks start. Fortunately, locations like the Hyppo have their very own specialty ice cream just for the occasion. You can enjoy a fruit-filled popsicle that will cool you off and keep you refreshed long into the night.  Nothing says the fourth of July like ice cream and fireworks in America’s first city.