St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra
With 450 years of history, beautiful beaches and world-class dining and entertainment, it’s easy to see why St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra is the perfect family reunion getaway.
Experience old-world charm, flavorful dining, art and culture, and an abundance of entertainment after dark.
The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine boasts centuries of history and tradition. St. Augustine also has a thriving, modern arts and entertainment scene, delectable contemporary cuisine cooked up by top chefs and a range of outdoor activities to enjoy. Family reunions will never be dull in this centuries-old Florida city.
Established in 1565, St. Augustine is home to more than 60 historic sites and attractions. Visitors can explore the bricked lanes and explore historic sites all around downtown. Visit the Oldest Wooden School House, a National Historic Landmark that dates back to the early 1700s. This historic museum is touted as the oldest wooden school building in the United States. Guests can also stop by the Authentic Old Jail, where you can get a glimpse of what incarceration was like more than a hundred years ago. This historic jail served the city from 1891 to 1953 and visitors can take tours of the jail during the day or night.
The Castillo de San Marcos is not to be missed. This National Monument is the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. and the only standing 17th century military construction. This large Spanish stone fortress was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. At more than 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in St. Augustine.
Florida’s Historic Coast
New Memories Await
The beaches of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach offer beautiful scenery and outdoor activities.
The children in the group will love a visit to Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original 1565 site of St. Augustine. They can learn how explorers navigated in the 1500s at the Navigators’ Planetarium, take a sip from the Spring of Eternal Hope or climb up the Spanish watchtowers overlooking the ocean.
No trip to St. Augustine or Ponte Vedra would be complete without a visit to one of the many stunning beaches along the shore. Ponte Vedra Beach, Vilano Beach and Anastasia State Park are just a few options, but there are many more to enjoy as well.
Our family reunion on Florida’s Historic Coast was a great success and we really appreciate the support from the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitor and Convention Bureau! The historic nature of the St. Augustine area served as an ideal stage for our Family Reunion. Florida’s Historic Coast offered the perfect setting to reflect our family’s legacy of making memories and providing opportunities for our growing generations.
– Mr. Michael B. Campbell, McPherson-Campbell Family Reunion
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- Over 6,487 Guest Rooms
- More than 188,00 sq.ft. of meeting space
- Largest meeting space under one-roof 26, 450 sq. ft.
- Nearly 50 active and passive parks
- Over a dozen boat ramps
- Fishing Piers
- Assisting with collecting hotel, service, and venue proposals
- Site inspection assistance
- Itinerary planning assistance
- Brochure distribution
- VCB Welcome Letters or Personal Welcome
- Destination image and script support
- Florida’s Historic Coast span more than 42 miles from Ponte Vedra Beach in the north to Marineland in the south
- More than 60 historic sites and attractions
- Florida’s Historic Coast offers world-class culinary delights
- Nearly 50 art galleries and antique shops
- Two factory outlet malls
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Florida's Historic Coast