Getaway Card offers discounts for visitors


“We understand that the economic difficulties experienced worldwide have resulted in people carefully watching their spending,” Charles Cox, chairman of the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau told Historic City News.

An innovative “Getaway Card” now offers outstanding discounts for visitors to St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches. Available for easy download from My Getaway Card, the free card provides discounts on nearly every feature that makes the destination so popular – including entertaining attractions, world-class golf, accommodations for every taste and budget, outstanding shopping, and upscale dining.

“People are taking fewer trips and being much more budget conscious when planning their leisure travel. The Getaway Card provides real savings and value at a time when people need them the most.” Cox said.

The Getaway Card is now welcomed throughout the destination — from the historic attractions of St. Augustine to the luxurious seaside resorts of Ponte Vedra. By going to www.mygetawaycard.com, visitors can plan their vacation to the area by identifying discounts that match their individual or family preferences for an ideal vacation in a place which features the Spanish architecture and Old World charm of the Nation’s oldest city, 42 miles of spectacular Atlantic beaches, some of the world’s most famous golf courses and the World Golf Hall of Fame, luxurious resorts, acclaimed bed and breakfast inns, plus great shopping and dining. In addition to listings on the website, hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions offering discounts to card holders are easily identified by the Getaway Card logo in their windows.

The Getaway Card is particularly timely for those planning to visit the area for some outstanding upcoming events including the 12th Annual Greek Festival and 21st Annual Colonial Folk Arts & Craft Festival (Oct. 9-11), the 24th Annual Great Chowder Debate (Nov. 1), the inspiring World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies (Nov.2) and the always-popular Ponte Vedra Winefest (Nov. 6-8).

Of course, visitors coming to St. Augustine to enjoy the Nights of Lights (Nov. 21-Jan. 31) when the oldest city’s romantic historic district is lit for the holidays with more than two million tiny white lights, will find the Getaway Card to be especially valuable. Best of all, the Getaway Card website is updated daily with new discounts.

For details on vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches, including a comprehensive calendar of events, go to www.Getaway4Florida.com or call 1.800.653.2489.

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