Stay Another Day in St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra

With extra time in the country's oldest city, take an airboat tour, visit a salt spa and sample the local cuisine.

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is packed with history, local charm and a booming food scene. After exploring the city, take a short drive north to see what Ponte Vedra has to offer.


Mineral Bath

You extended your business trip for a reason, so make the most of the day of rest and relaxation with a visit to the Salt Spa. Opt for traditional massage therapy or sit in the salt cave: a room covered from floor to ceiling with more than 250,000 pounds of Polish and Himalayan crystal salt. The mineral has been used for hundreds of years to enhance healing and provide stress relief. Other treatments include an infrared sauna and a float tank. 


Riverside Views

A tradition of serving fresh seafood in this spot on the Tolomato River started in 1900. Now called Aunt Kate’s, top menu items include the fried shrimp basket and the gator tail. If you can take the fiery heat, spice  up your meal with a side of local datil-pepper sauce.


Into the Wild

Explore the waterways of Florida’s Historic Coast by airboat. Sea Serpent Tours navigates the St. Johns River and surrounding tributaries that are inhabited by gators, turtles and manatees — oh my! Boats hold between six and 15 people. You will definitely want to keep your arms and legs inside of the vessel at all times. 


Try a Bite

Explore the city’s food scene with Tasting Tours, which offers excursions such as Wine and Dine, Brunch and Bubbles, Corks and Forks, or Wine and Architecture. 


Tee Off

No trip to Florida would be complete without a round of golf. Home of the PGA’s Players Championship and its famous island green on the 17th hole, TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra is open to all levels of golfers. Afterwards, head to the clubhouse for a gourmet meal.