Find Romance on Florida’s Historic Coast

Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns, cozy horse & carriage rides, luxurious spas, quiet beaches and sunset sails create an itinerary for lovers 

St. Augustine, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) -- St. Augustine, the Nation’s oldest city, and luxurious Ponte Vedra Beach are popular destinations for weddings, honeymoons and anniversary retreats. However, you don’t have to be celebrating a romantic milestone to find plenty of ways to set the mood and make lasting memories.
 
Top 5 Ways to Make Your Visit a Romance to Remember.

Horse & Carriage Ride – Day or night, a leisurely horse and carriage tour through the nation’s oldest city is a cozy way to see the sights. Find a carriage along the bay front in St. Augustine.

Stunning Views from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse – The breathtaking view from atop the St. Augustine Lighthouse – one of the most popular spots in the area for marriage proposals – is even more spectacular at night by the light of the moon. Sip champagne and snuggle beneath the stars on the Sunset/Moonrise tour.  

Bed & Breakfast Inns – What could be more romantic than staying at a bed and breakfast inn? Well-appointed rooms, rare antiques, in room spas, freshly made gourmet breakfasts and a warm welcoming Innkeeper are always ready to accommodate any request at one of St. Augustine’s Historic Inns.  

Luxury Retreat – Enjoy the laid back luxury of Ponte Vedra Beach. Sip coffee from your private balcony overlooking the ocean, relax in an award-winning spa, enjoy a gourmet meal with a spectacular view and take in the sun on the sand in your own private cabana.

Sunset Sail – Toast the end of another spectacular day aboard the Schooner Freedom. Sail aboard the tall ship for a completely different view of St. Augustine’s historic district – from the sea.
 
To make your getaway even sweeter, take advantage of deals and package offers http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/deals
 
For suggested itineraries, restaurants and things to do head over to the Romance page on FloridasHistoricCoast.com
 
Upcoming events that celebrate love:
February 11 & 14
Cupid’s Chocolate Tasting Tour
In honor of Cupid’s special day, join St. Augustine City Walks for a walking tour of the  historic district where you will get to experience the most unique chocolate selections that our nation’s oldest city has to offer. You'll explore culinary venues and foodie hot spots to sample delicious chocolate in all forms, including wine, sauces, toppings, dips, desserts and more. You'll also learn about the history of St. Augustine from our licensed, professional guide. This two-hour tour departs at 1 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine. Enjoy complimentary wine and chocolate at check in. The cost is $59 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
 
February 12
Petals and Kisses
Make something special for your sweetheart at the Lightner Museum from 4-6 p.m. The Garden Club of St. Augustine is hosting a fun and flirty, interactive floral-arranging seminar followed by desserts in the historic pool area of the Lightner Museum. Tickets are $30. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
 
February 14
Sweethearts’ Savory Faire Food & Wine Tasting Tour
On this romantic day, treat your sweetheart to a delightful afternoon sampling St. Augustine's culinary offerings on the original Savory Faire Food Tour. This award-winning, three-hour tasting adventure will indulge your senses at renowned local restaurants and unique eateries. Spend the afternoon exploring quaint downtown alleys and taking in all the sights while tasting farm-fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs. Your culinary guide will explain how certain foods came to the New World. The tour departs at 1:30 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine. Guests will enjoy complimentary San Sebastian wine and chocolate at check in. Tickets are $59 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
 
February 14
VIP Valentine’s Day Sunset Stroll
Kick off your romantic evening with an historic walking tour as the sun sets over the nation’s oldest city.  A licensed, professional guide will make history come alive as you saunter through the narrow brick streets of St. Augustine’s historic downtown district for an up close and personal view of the city on this 1.5-hour tour. You’ll be intrigued and inspired as you hear tales of the Colonial Exploration Period, the opulent Henry Flagler Development Period, and the modern Civil Rights Movements and events that took place. This tour departs at 5 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine. Guests will enjoy complimentary San Sebastian wine and chocolate at check in. Tickets are $19 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.tourstaug.com
 
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra Beach and 42 miles of pristine, Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaway and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at  www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.
 

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