Florida’s Historic Coast Made for Lovers
Romance is a common theme of stories past and present on Florida’s Historic Coast.
A popular destination for weddings, honeymoons and anniversary retreats, couples will find plenty of ways to set the mood and make lasting memories.
Great Ways to Experience Romance
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.
Gourmet Dining - Florida’s Historic Coast is a “foodie’s” paradise. And an intimate dinner at Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott resort will satisfy any taste. An extensive wine collection, top chef inspired cuisine and a luxury setting make this dining experience one to remember. In St. Augustine’s historic district, Old City House and Raintree restaurants are considered two of the best in town, and promise tasty cuisine in a superb historic settings.
St. Augustine Lighthouse Tour by Moonlight - 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.
Bed & Breakfast Inns - What could be more romantic than staying at a historic bed and breakfast inn? Well-appointed rooms, rare antiques, in room spas, freshly made gourmet breakfasts and a warm welcoming Innkeeper ready to accommodate any request.
Luxury Retreat - Sip coffee from your private balcony overlooking the ocean at the 5 diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Relax in the award-winning spa, enjoy a gourmet meal with a spectacular view and take in the sun on the sand in your own private cabana.
Sidewalk Dining - The oldest public street in the nation offers plenty of local sidewalk dining on Aviles in downtown St. Augustine. Sip a glass of wine along the red brick street and enjoy cuisine with an Italian, Spanish, Greek or Americana flair.
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.
Wine & Chocolate - Sip a selection of bold and refreshing Florida wines at the San Sebastian Winery. Sample the succulent hand crafted chocolates as you tour Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory.
Entertainment After Dark - Music lovers, and just lovers alike, will find a perfect place for sights and sounds on Florida’s Historic Coast! Live music emanates from every tavern, bistro, bar and restaurant in St. Augustine’s historic district. Groove to the sounds of smooth jazz, Spanish guitar, classic rock, folk and pop performed by talented local musicians.
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, 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 (Facebook.com/OfficialStAugustine) or call 1.800.653.2489.