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Take it Easy on Florida’s Historic Coast

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - July 11, 2018 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) - Looking for the ultimate family summer getaway that won’t break the bank? Easy Season in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches is the ideal time to kick back and relax with the whole family.

With over 450 years of history, St. Augustine has developed into one of Florida’s most beloved and enchantingly quirky cities that will surely captivate every member of the family. These affordable food and entertainment options and mid-week lodging offers, can be the start of an unforgettable family vacation.

Dance to the Beat of your Own Drum! Sing Out Loud Music Festival, one of Florida’s largest free music festivals, is returning to Florida’s Historic Coast for the month of September! The festival brings over two hundred free performances to St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, in an epic celebration of music spanning multiple genres. The festival’s various venues, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Verde Concert Hall, are free to the public and family-friendly!

Explore What There is to See and More! The 42 miles of unobstructed beaches along St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches offers a free and gorgeous sunny setting for all families to soak up the sun. Also, worth visiting is the GTM Environmental Education Center, located right in the GTM Research Reserve. This location offers various activities, including hiking and fishing, for low admission rates at only $2 for adults and $1 for children ten years or older.

Travel back in time at one of St. Augustine’s treasured historical landmarks, the Oldest Wooden School House and Gardens. Consider staying for the animated skit showcasing a teacher and students inside the original classroom to see what school life was like in the 1700’s. Learn more about St. Augustine’s rich history outside of the classroom, too by visiting Fort Matanzas: a small-fortified watchtower built by the Spanish in 1742. Admission to the fort is free, and guided tours are offered for both small and large groups!

You’ll find there are plenty of things to see and do for free.

Can’t Miss: For a family-friendly evening out, head to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for the Night Market, held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The Night Market hosts up to 90 vendors, offering entertainment for all ages and the opportunity to dive into the local art, music and culture of this community.

Satisfy Any Appetite, Big or Small!

Along with the city’s old-world charm and eclectic atmosphere is St. Augustine’s scrumptious food scene. When traveling with a bigger group and exploring this historic coast, fast-casual dining offers tasty affordable deals for the whole family to enjoy! Are there any pizza lovers in the family? Look no further! Pizza Time on St. George Street was named the second-best pizza joint in the country by TripAdvisor, for its mouthwatering New York Style pizza. Also located on St. George Street is Spanish Bakery & Café, with its savory Spanish foods, including empanadas and picadillo, that locals have enjoyed for almost 40 years!

Can’t Miss: Indulge in some of St. Augustine’s freshest seafood at St. Augustine Seafood Company, where the family can either grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a full sit-down meal, together!

Mid-Week Lodging

Easy Season in St. Augustine offers great deals for family lodging! Beacher’s Lodge Oceanfront Suites is a lovely condo-hotel located on Crescent Beach in St. Augustine. Mid-week rates start at $119 a night. The hotel also offers summer lodging specials, such as a 10% extended stay discount for reservations that are three nights or more, and a pay for 3, stay 4 deal that will help larger families save on their lodging expenses. The Saint Augustine Beach House is another great lodging option for big families and is located on the breathtaking shores of Vilano Beach. Close by are several of the area’s top historical attractions, including the Castillo De San Marcos and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Mid-week rates start at $189 a night. For more information, please visit https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/easy-season-lodging-deals.

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