Recently, I have adopted a more European philosophy when it comes to living life. I have made it a point to vacation, even if it is just for a short few days, every month. I feel that it helps to keep your stress level to a minimum by allowing you to take a break from the daily grind of life. Vacations are a great time to reconnect with your family and sometimes, even learn a little. I am fortunate enough to live fairly close to some amazing towns, so a staycation or a near staycation is a viable option for us fairly often.
This trip, we traveled to St. Augustine to experience the Rags To Riches package. This package is a collaboration between the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and the Casa Monica Hotel. My kids, ages 2 and 4, had a blast navigating through the belly of the ship, steering the boat, and coming face to face with a real pirate!
Now through Feb. 7, 2013, guests who book a stay of one night or more at Casa Monica Hotel, will receive admission to the awe-inspiring St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, as well as a few extras for the family. Starting at $309 per night, guests enjoy accommodations for two at Casa Monica Hotel, valet parking, breakfast at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, 95 Cordova, admission to the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and an authentic ‘Pieces of Eight’ necklace from the museum’s new ‘Authentics’ line of artifacts and treasures. Welcome drinks of Captain Morgan Rum Punch are also included. Travelers can book now by referencing “Rogues, Romance & Riches” when calling (888) 213-8903 or online by entering promo code: EB6 *Offer is based on availability. Certain blackout dates may apply.
Fully restored in 1999, the rich history of the iconic landmark shines through with impressive fortress-like architecture as it majestically overlooks the downtown district and Matanzas Bay. Culture, worldly flavor and art combine at the historic hotel, inspiring unforgettable beauty and alluring discerning travelers, such as celebrities, artists, musicians and political figures – similar to the guest list more than a century ago. The 138 timeless guestrooms and suites transport visitors back to an era of old world charm among Spanish-style romanticism, with custom designed interiors, including classical furnishings with gold accents and plush red velvet tufted headboards.