7 Reasons to Enjoy Easy Season on Florida’s Historic Coast

Crowds get smaller and hotel rates get lower - yet in late summer St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches remain livelier than ever. That’s why August and September is considered Easy Season® for visitors on Florida’s Historic Coast.

May 30, 2020
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It’s the perfect time of year for taking life easy and embracing everything that Florida’s Historic Coast has to offer. And it’s easy on your wallet with great deals on lodging and with plenty to do for free. Here are 7 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 to unique and charming B&Bs in the Historic District, to Oceanside resorts, it’s a good time to save on accommodations.

2. Kick Back with More Elbow Room on the Beach and More

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, as well as more elbow room on the beach. If you dislike waiting in lines, then this is the perfect time for you to visit.

3. Back-to-School Time Means Back-to-You Time

With kids headed back to school to hit the books you’re free to hit the brick-lined streets at your own leisure, allowing you to window shop and stop for a coffee or ice cream break. You might even take this time to enjoy a little break from your own kids!

4. There’s Plenty to See and Do for Free

Smaller crowds and free admission, what’s not to love? Many of the attractions, tours and museums offer free admission. There’s also plenty of things to see and do for $12 or less.

5. Delight in Al Fresco Dining

The weather tends to be lovely this time of year (hey, it’s St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra - of course it’s going to be lovely), which means favorable conditions for outdoor dining on picturesque sidewalks and patios.

6. Find Inspiration on an Art Walk

Taking regular walks has been shown to boost creativity. So why not channel your creativity with an Art Walk? The first Friday evening of the month, more than 20 art galleries in St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music - sure to make a masterpiece of an evening.

7. Take It Outside

As the weather begins to cool down, outdoor activity picks up. Try an outdoor yoga class on the beach - a great way to start the day - or head out on a fishing or bird-watching excursion. Don’t forget your camera as there are bound to be great photo opportunities.