if you are looking for a quick getaway full of beautiful Florida nature, delicious food and drinks, and relaxing surroundings, look no further - check out the Golden Magnolia Resort (formerly the White Orchid Inn) in Flagler Beach!
If you go:
I recommend asking for the Flamingo Room (perfect for one or two people). It is in a separate building from the main inn and you essentially have the amazing heated mineral pool right out your private door. You are also connected to the spa, so you won’t have to walk far to get to your massage/facial/manicure appointment. 🧖♀️ 🧖♂️ 🧖
The Queen sized bed, complimentary happy hour, coffee delivered, full breakfast, and basically private mineral pool makes this very reasonably priced room (~$250 per night) a great deal. The resort is serene and very quiet, yet it is right across the street from the beach and several fun and lively bars and restaurants.
These Sunshine State Goods tanks are perfect for a Florida spa/beach getaway. ⬆️
The heated mineral pool felt amazing on sore muscles and tired feet. 🦶🏾🦶🏼🦶🏽🦶🏻 There is also a non heated pool that feels very refreshing to dip into after the mineral pool and beach.
CloudFlows. Perfect vacation footwear.
Even though the weather is cooling off, hydration before and after beach going/running/cocktail hour, was key.
More CloudFlows ⬆️
For a short run from the Inn, I recommend checking out Wadsworth Park (for a run between 4-6 miles). Running on the beach is fun for about a mile and then gets rather monotonous and really tires out your 👣 feet.
For a delicious dinner, we walked about 100 yards to The Island Grille. It was perfect. Great dishes and drinks in this converted mansion. Walking back to the inn via the beach was a fun way to end the evening. 🥰
(recommend making a reservation)
The Old Fashion was 👌🏾
Breakfast at the Inn.
Morning run along Ocean Shore Boulevard. A little windy, but listening to the waves was delightful. 🥰
To remember our trip, I picked up this all natural Body Butter at the spa gift shop. Made locally by Natural Nirvana. Feels great to rub on any dry skin areas before bed. 👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾
Highly recommend this little getaway - Flagler is less than 2 hours away from Gainesville and the local businesses do a great job of taking care of its visitors. Plus the beach is gorgeous.
Stay well and remember to treat yourselves, FitFooters!
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