Florida’s Historic Coast, made up of St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, offers student group tour planners a Florida experience unlike any other. Everywhere student groups venture, history awaits them; especially as the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery and naming of La Florida is celebrated in 2013, bringing new attractions and special events all year.
Unique historic sites and modern-day storytelling make St. Augustine attractions some of the most popular features of Florida’s Historic Coast. Among the more than 60 different attractions in St. Augustine, student groups can explore fun interactive museums and sites like the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, Pirate & Treasure Museum, the Castillo de San Marcos, the Colonial Quarter—opening in the Spring of 2013—and much more.
The Beaches of Florida’s Historic Coast offer 42 miles of outdoor classrooms and exploration. Beaches span from Ponte Vedra, in the north, to Marineland. The 1,600-acre seaside Anastasia State Park features four miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
Less than an hour south of Jacksonville and two hours northeast of Orlando, Florida’s Historic Coast is easily accessible for student groups from all over the country. Plus, it offers a wide variety of hotels, conference centers and meeting venues that can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 1,500 attendees. Veteran meeting professionals and catering teams at these facilities are experts at working with student tour planners to meet each group’s exact needs.
Customized Student Group Tour Planning Services
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches offers student group planners customized services and outstanding facilities. Our expert tour planners will work with student group leaders one on one to create the exact tour package they need for large groups of 15 or more, whether they are visiting for just one hour or one week. We can take care of all accommodation, meal, transportation, tour and attraction needs. Plus, an exciting array of student group activities in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra, as well as unique venues insure that student trips will not only be successful, but also memorable.
Accommodations for Student tours in Florida’s Historic Coast
Florida’s Historic Coast has 171 hotels, motels vacation rentals and campgrounds that offer more than 10,000 accommodation units. A broad selection of resorts, hotels, condominium rentals, vacation homes and Bed & Breakfast Inns provide a variety of lodging choices for student tours. The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is Five Diamond AAA rated; while the Renaissance World Golf Resort, The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach and the Casa Monica Hotel are Four Diamond AAA rated. No matter the accommodation needs of student groups, Florida’s Historic Coast features a welcoming environment at a reasonable cost.
Educational student tours and field trip packages can be customized to fit specific needs and budgets, offering a safe, worry-free and fun student trip to St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches.
For information and assistance with group itineraries, contact Evelyn Vazquez at 1-800-418-7529 or EVazquez@FloridasHistoricCoast.com, and visit online at FHCTourAndTravel.com to discover more about this enchanting destination.