Our Vilano Beach Hotel Offers the Best Access Point to Historic St Augustine, Florida

From the Sunny Beach to Historic Sightseeing, We're Close to it All

Vilano Beach Pier

Fishing charters are available which depart from Vilano Beach itself, but are also available all over town. Rent jet skis and explore the gorgeous bay wrapping around Vilano Beach. Fishing from the shore at Vilano Beach or from the Vilano Beach pier are also great options for spending a sunny Florida day.

The Lodge sells tickets to both Old Town Trolley Tours and the Red Sightseeing Trains, both of which offer FREE pickup service at the hotel and provide a convenient way to learn the history of St Augustine and also get around in the historic district as you can get on and off at many locations around town. For breathtaking aerial views of the town, beaches, and ocean, take a helicopter tour.

It may be difficult to tear yourself away from the beach, but the history and sights of St Augustine are too good to be missed. Explore the Castillo de San Marcos, the seventeenth century stronghold that helped establish Spain’s presence in the new world. Tour Flagler College, once the Hotel Ponce de Leon, built in the late 1800s by tycoon developer Henry Flagler. Another of his hotels, The Alcazar is now the Lightner Museum, and is full of fascinating art, furniture, and other collectibles of O.C. Lightner. Several festivals, historic reenactments, and free concerts take place in St Augustine throughout the year.

St. Augustine is also very near one of the top spots for golfing in the world. The World Gold Village features excellent courses, shops, restaurants, and even the Hall of Fame. Children have plenty to see and do in the oldest city, as well, such as exploring Ripley’s Believe it or Not and experiencing the wild side of Florida at the Alligator Farm.

Enjoy restaurants within walking or short driving distance in Vilano Beach or sample the cuisine in the historic district including tapas and fresh seafood. Walk the shops of the pedestrian St. George Street, stop at a café, rent scooters or electric cars and zoom through the narrow cobbled streets lined by Victorian mansions. Take a ghost tour or horse-drawn carriage ride through the entire historic district, and stop to drink from the Fountain of Youth. At the end of each exciting day that you decide to venture forth, you know you’ll be returning to the warm sands, rolling ocean, refreshing pool, and cool comfort of your room with an OceanView.