Stay on Florida’s Historic Coast During TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Gameday is set. The teams are announced. Pack your bags and head to Florida.

December 15, 2021

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Contact: Barbara Golden
Phone: 904-669-8142

St. Augustine, Fla – (Dec.14, 2021) Gameday is set. The teams are announced. Pack your bags and head to Florida. Along with all northeast Florida, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches will welcome Wake Forest Demon Deacon and Texas A&M Aggies fans with fun events, access to great food, and great deals on lodging.

When the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl game kicks off at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve at Jacksonville’s TIAA Banks Field, fans can rest assured there is plenty to celebrate in the area before and after the big game. Stay overnight, celebrate the New Year and enjoy a fantastic meal while taking advantage of special offers created just for TaxSlayer Gator Bowl fans.

Here is a link to Great Deals at some of the area’s best lodging spots, from the elegant Ponte Vedra Inn and Club to the affordable Rodeway Inn.

Come early and enjoy a special performance of Donna the Buffalo at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on December 30, and stay after the game and travel a little further south to make this trip even more memorable when you attend the Fireworks and Beach Boulevard Block Party at St. Augustine Beach.

While in the area be sure to enjoy one of Florida’s most popular holiday events, Nights of Lights in St. Augustine. Named one of the Best Holiday Light Displays in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, and on USA Today’s Top 10 Holiday Lights displays in the U.S., this display of millions of tiny white lights illuminates our Nation’s oldest city through January 2022.

The Nights of Lights display is free and you can enjoy it just walking along the downtown historic area and along the bayfront from the Bridge of Lions to the iconic Castillo de San Marcos. But you can also enjoy the lights from a trolley, train or carriage ride, and from one of the many water cruises that offer special holiday tours.

Enjoy the mild weather and warm welcomes at a number of restaurants open during New Year’s Eve and Day. With so much to do and see, you’ll want to stay overtime and enjoy the weather on Florida’s Historic Coast.

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Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast is home to St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the US and attracts visitors from all over the world to experience its old-world charm, historic landmarks, pristine beaches, and world-class golfing as the home of the PGA Tour and location of THE PLAYERS® Championship. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.