Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 19

Carriage ride through the old city Romance 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 fi nd 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 bayfront in St. Augustine. Gourmet Dining Florida’s Historic Coast is a foodie’s paradise. And an intimate dinner at Michael’s Tasting Room with its adventurous menu and extensive wine collection is a dining experience to remember. 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 friendly innkeeper ready to accommodate any request. Luxury Retreats Sip coff ee from your private balcony overlooking the AAA 5 Diamond- rated Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Relax in the award-winning spa. Enjoy a gourmet meal at Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa with its gourmet cuisine and luxurious setting. Stroll Hand-in-Hand on the Shore Picturesque drive along Magnolia Avenue The gentle sound of the waves, the fresh ocean air and the secluded, unspoiled beaches in Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine are peacefully enjoyed with a walk hand in hand along the shore. Outdoor Dining The oldest public street in the nation off ers plenty of local sidewalk dining on Avilés in downtown St. Augustine. Sip a glass of wine along the red-brick street and enjoy cuisine with an Italian, Spanish, Greek or Americana air. A Sunset Sail Casa Monica Resort & Spa Toast the end of another spectacular day aboard the Schooner Freedom. Sail aboard the tall ship for a completely diff erent 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 Chocolate Factory. FloridasHistoricCoast.com 17