Getting on/off a trolley multiple times during field trips. Walking up to 1 mile.
In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet features a rotating variety of hot items as well as fruit, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, breads and muffins, plus juices, coffee, tea, water.
We’ll gather in the hotel’s meeting room for a presentation and discussion of St. Augustine’s history before and after the Europeans. With our local historian, a retired National Park Ranger, we’ll begin with the Native Americans who called this area home, continue through the first Spanish explorers and missionaries, and then the British who competed with them to establish colonial power here.
At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated meal featuring your pre-selected choice of salad or sandwich with choices of a soft drink, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll step outside the restaurant and board open-sided trolley for a non-stop, narrated exploration of the Historic District. In this city occupied since the 1600s, we’ll see evidence of Spanish, British, and American occupation of St. Augustine and gain insights into how these different people lived. We’ll end at Government House for a self-directed exploration of an exhibition on Spanish origins, then return to the hotel by bus.
In the hotel dining room, choose what you like from a catered buffet with salad, chef's choice main dishes, vegetable, dessert, coffee (regular and decaf), tea, water.
In our meeting room, we’ll be joined by the founding president of the Friends of St. Augustine Architecture Society for a presentation on St. Augustine's “vernacular” architecture: design based on local needs, materials, and traditions that span the city’s history, adapted to meet changing times.