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BEGINS IN: FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA

Toast the Coast: Fernandina Beach and St. Augustine

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Program #21268RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
May 4, 2014
Hotel check-in begins at 4 p.m. in the lobby. Road Scholar check-in is at 5:00 pm in the conference room followed by orientation.
You will be staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Fernandina that night.
Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Nearest city or town: Jacksonville, FL
Nearest highway: Hwy A1A
Nearest airport: Jacksonville International Airport

End of Program
May 9, 2014
Morning presentation ends by 10:30 a.m. Hotel check-out at 12 Noon.
You will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach the night before.
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Nearest city or town: Jacksonville, FL
Nearest highway: I-95 or Highway 1A
Nearest airport: Jacksonville, FL
Type: Hotel

Description: “HISTORIC HARBOR FRONT HOTEL” offers quality accommodations, friendly and efficient service in clean, comfortable surroundings. Charm, Elegance and Southern Hospitality. All that and more, welcome you as soon as you step onto the hardwood floors of our lobby and take in the elegant winding staircase and hand-painted artwork highlighting Amelia Island's history. Sit and relax in the comfortable lounge area near the fireplace and enjoy coffee or tea and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. Our friendly staff is waiting to welcome you to the Harbor Front Hampton Inn & Suites on Amelia Island. Greet the morning with scenic harbor views in our Breakfast Cafe where our friendly and attentive staff presents a full hot breakfast buffet. It's a perfect place to enjoy that a morning cup of coffee, tea or juice as well as fresh fruit and waffles. The 25 feet high windows give our Cafe an open and airy feel and create a great gathering place for our guests. Comfortable seating invites you to play a game of checkers, catch up on your reading or watch a movie or the game on the 55" inch LED TV. Come back in the evening for our manager's reception and take in the sunset views over the harbor. Enjoy over 50 restaurants and specialty shops, ALL within waking distance of the hotel. We are just 1½ blocks from the Amelia Island Museum of History, which offers daily tours of the Downtown Historic area. Bike rentals, carriage rides, and ghost tours are also popular downtown activities. If relaxation is your preference, white sandy beaches are just minutes away.

Contact info:
19 South 2nd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
phone: 904-491-4911
web: www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-amelia-island-historic-harbor-front-AISHSHX/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms have HBO and cable TV, data ports, voice mail and multi-line speakerphones, coffee pots with complimentary coffee packets each day.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 50+ item breakfast buffet, upper deck pool. King or two queen beds in each room, HBO and cable TV, data ports, voice mail and multi-line speakerphones. On-site guest business office with Internet access, conference facilities, guest laundry, gift shop, fitness center and wireless internet more. •Fitness Room •Pool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal rates - call hotel
Participant is responsible for making their own reservations if arriving early or staying over after the program ends. Call hotel for availability and seasonal rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn at St. Augustine Beach, is located half a block from the ocean and five miles from the downtown historic district of our Nation’s Oldest City. Start your day right with a cooked-to-order breakfast in the Great American Grill®, where you can enjoy freshly prepared hot breakfast with continental items each day. Exercise in the fitness center or full-size pool. The hotel features 1,200 sq. ft. of divisible meeting space with full AV capabilities and a 24-hour business center. Take advantage of secure remote printing from your hotel room. Unwind while reading your favorite book in our spacious lobby area, or purchase a snack from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®.

Contact info:
401 A1A Beach Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32080 USA
phone: 904-471-5559
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Room amenities: Each of our guest rooms at Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach contains everything you need for a comfortable, productive stay. Stay on top of business with the workstation and complimentary WiFi with secure remote printing through PrinterOn®. Recline on the self-adjusting bed, available as one king-sized or two queen-sized with plump feather pillows and luxurious linen. Enjoy the comforts of home with the in-room Hospitality Center, containing a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee-maker. Relax on an armchair in front of the HD TV or plug your MP3 player into the clock radio and listen to music. Upgrade to a spacious suite and enjoy all the amenities of a standard guest room, plus a soothing whirlpool bath. Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach is a certified Florida Green Lodging, and is a recipient of the JD Power ‘Hotel Guest Satisfaction’ award. Local Attractions •Atlantic Ocean and Beach •Downtown Historic District •Championship Golf Courses

Facility amenities: •Complimentary WiFi in every guest room •1,200 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space •100% non-smoking hotel with separate smoking area •Outdoor pool with heated whirlpool •Complimentary 24-hour business center •24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market •Automated Teller (ATM) •Baggage Storage •Coin Laundry ($1.50) •Elevators •Laundry/Valet Service •Luggage Hold •Multi-Lingual Staff •On-Site Convenience Store •Room Service •Snack Shop .•Fitness Room •Pool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Must call hotel for rates.
Call hotel for seasonal rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

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4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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