5 Reasons to Take a Late Summer Vacation

It's a great time for a summer getaway to Florida's Historic Coast

Crowds get smaller and hotel rates get lower, yet in late summer St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches remain as lively as ever. That’s why August and September are considered Easy Season® for visitors.

Here are 5 good reasons to visit Florida’s Historic Coast in Easy Season!

1. Take advantage of the year’s best rates. From luxurious five-star hotels and charming B&Bs in historic downtown to oceanside resorts, it’s a good time to save on accommodations.

2. Kick back with more elbow room. Crowds tend to thin as the summer winds down, making it easier to get into the area’s award-winning restaurants and notable historical and cultural attractions. If you hate waiting in lines, then this is the perfect time for you to visit.

3. Back-to-school time means back-to-you time. Kids are headed back to school to hit the books and they tend to take their families with them, allowing you to saunter down the brick-paved streets at an unhurried, easy-going pace. You might even take this time to enjoy a little break from your own kids!

4. Get into the rhythm with live music. This is one of the best times of the year for music lovers. September brings the Sing Out Loud Festival, which features hundreds of local, regional and national acts in and around St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the beaches for four consecutive weekends September 1-23. The best part? All concerts are free.

5. Pick from plentiful events. St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches are home to some of the Sunshine State’s best events, and there is truly something for everyone. Find everything from food festivals and military demonstrations to historical and cultural exhibitions in our extensive Calendar of Events.