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January 2010 ST. AUGUSTINE MEDIA TRIP


INNS OF ELEGANCE – ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
January 26 – 29, 2010

“HEAVENLY HONEYMOONS”

Tuesday January 26, 2010

3:00pm Check in at Your Inn – one of the 5 Inns of Elegance
Check in to your historic bed & breakfast recognized as the BEST of St. Augustine’s historic bed & breakfast inns. Offering outstanding accommodations with picturesque settings, the Inns are located in the heart of St. Augustine’s Historic District, within walking distance to everything! www.innsofelegance.com

5:30pm Welcome Reception at the Tini Martini Bar – Casablanca Inn – on the bayfront
Voted #1 Bar in St. Augustine – it has the glamour of days past and a VIEW
of the Bayfront that brings St. Augustine to life. They feature romantic martinis
in a chic jazz/cocktail lounge www.casablancainn.com

6:45 Trolley Pickup at Casablanca Inn

7:00pm FIRST ENCOUNTERS: The Fountain of Youth is where it all began
The Old Town Trolley picks us up at the Casablanca Inn for a memorable
dinner and evening where it all began, sharing the allure of nearly 5 centuries. Surprises await those who still wonder about the Spanish and Native 1st Encounter! www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

9:00pm Old Town New Year Trolley Takes Us Home
Let the Old Town Trolley take you back to your inn as we enjoy the last week of
St. Augustine’s famous ‘Nights of Lights’ celebration that illuminates the Old City
From Thanksgiving through the Holiday season. www.trolleytours.com

Wednesday January 27, 2010

8:00am Breakfast at Your Inn
Enjoy the ambience and carefully prepared breakfast that makes Bed & breakfasting in St. Augustine one of the most romantic ways to visit our City!
www.innsofelegance.com

Three Trolley Stops – picking up at inns
9:00 Casablanca (includes Inn on Charlotte)
9:05 Westcott House (includes Bayfront Marin)
9:10 St. Francis Inn (at Oldest House trolley stop)

9:15am Official Old Town Trolley Tour ~ Visit the Inns of Elegance
Our private trolley and tour guide will enchant us with the history, architecture,
Adventure and romance of America’s Oldest City, taking us to each of the 5 Inns
To meet the Innkeepers and learn their honeymoon secrets!

TROLLEY Stops to visit Inns:
10:30 Casablanca Inn
10:55 Inn on Charlotte
11:25 Bayfront Marin
11:50 Westcott House
12:15 St. Francis Inn
12:40 BRING WRITERS TO O.C. WHITE’S

12:45pm LUNCH at O.C. WHITE’S
A delicious history AND menu from the White Family, this waterfront restaurant
dates back to 1790, when the building served as one of the first hotels in old St. Augustine. Its history is as enticing as the menu that features homemade crab cakes, local seafood and an outdoor garden for dining and viewing the ships and lighthouse. Cathy White will share her family’s story and restaurant legacy! www.ocwhites.com

Open Afternoon to Explore St. Augustine on Your Own
Your VIP Pass entitled you to enjoy a self-guided ‘Open Afternoon’ that might include some of the following:
Alligator Farm, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Lightner Museum, Old
Florida Museum, Oldest House, Old St. Augustine Village, Oldest Wooden
Schoolhouse, San Sebastian Winery, Spanish Military Hospital, Spanish
Quarter, World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX, Castillo de San Marcos
www.staugustineattractions.net

Trolley Pick ups for Dinner:
6:45pm Pick up at Casablanca
6:50pm Pick up at Westcott House
6:55pm Pick up at St. Francis Inn (Oldest House)

7:00pm A Taste of Raintree (circa 1979)
Join the MacDonald Family who have been creating fine cuisine in St. Augustine for 30 years. Thousands of marriage proposals have taken place in the courtyard and honeymoon couples return year after year to continue the tradition. A tasting of appetizers followed by signature desserts will end our day. www.raintreerestaurant.com

*Meet Mr. Dana Ste. Claire, Director of the City of St. Augustine’s Department of Heritage Tourism & Historic Preservation. Get the advance ‘scoop’ on St. Augustine’s 450th Commemorative Celebration from its Executive Director!

9:00pm TROLLEY PICK UP TAKING EVERYNE BACK TO THEIR INN


Thursday January 28

8:00am Dine-Around Breakfast with the Inns of Elegance (schedule by Leigh Cort)
Visit another of our Inn collection and meet the innkeeper. Bon Appetit!

10:00am Eco Adventures with Zach McKenna – Begin at Downtown Marina
Romantic tandem kayaking or an eco boat tour through the inland waterways
surrounding St. Augustine is a great way to start the day! Reservations made
through Leigh Cort~ www.staugustineecotours.com

1:00pm Lunch on your own @ Columbia Restaurant on Hypolita Street
A perfect time to visit famed Columbia and Gift Shop to see the newly renovated
restaurant that has been famous throughout Florida since 1905. $20/gift card.
www.columbiarestaurant.com

2:30pm Claude’s Chocolate…YUM! – on King Street
Take a peek into the world of romantic hand-crafted chocolate making by one of America’s premier Chocolatiers – Claude Franques. www.claudeschocolate.com

OPEN Afternoon Exploring St. Augustine on Old Town Trolley ~ VIP Passes to find your next pleasure

6:30pm Dinner at Bistro de Leon - #12 Cathedral Place
A jewel of casual French fine dining with Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard, one of
France’s top 100 chefs now calling St. Augustine ‘home’. www.bistrodeleon.com

9:00 OLD TOWN TROLLEY TAKING YOU BACK TO YOUR INN~


Friday January 29

Breakfast at Your Host Inn

10:00am A Fond Farewell from the Inns of Elegance and Leigh Cort
Have a Safe Journey!

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

• www.innsofelegance.com
• www.getaway4florida.com
• www.raintreerestaurant.com
• www.bistrodeleon.com
• www.trolleytours.com
• www.fountainofyouthflorida.com
• www.claudeschocolate.com
• www.staugustineecotours.com
• www.staugustineattractions.net
• www.ocwhites.com
• www.columbiarestaurant.com



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