Historic Landmark hotels and resorts for great weekend getaways
The shores of Georgia and Florida offer way more than the waves and warm sand. You can explore the rich and varied history in Along the Georgia-Florida Coast, a travel itinerary produced by the National Register of Historic Places and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers with the financial assistance of the American Express Company.
Along the Georgia-Florida Coast uses the area’s historic sites, buildings, structures, objects, and districts to reveal many of the most important developments in America’s past: encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples, European occupation and settlement, plantation agriculture based on African slavery, African American culture, and tourism.
All 51 properties featured in the itinerary are listed in the National Park Service’s National Register, the United States’ official list of places important in our history and worthy of preservation.
Here are just 6 of may Historic Hotels you can stay at for a great weekend getaway:
It is truly a historic riverfront lodging offering charming rooms with hardwood floors & brass bath fixtures, private balconies and four-poster beds. The 86 guest rooms are well kept and the hotel offers great views of the Savannah River to the North and Savannah’s Historic District to the South. Great hotel reviews from most sites.
115 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401 United States
The King and Prince Resort is an elegant and affordable hotel on St. Simons Island, one of the best islands off Georgia, lying between Savannah, Ga and Jacksonville, Florida. You’ll find good dining on property and activities that include horseback riding and tennis.
201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 United States
This Victorian landmark is nestled among live oak trees draped in Spanish Moss. The island is protected by extensive development by the state of Georgia. It’s miles of beaches and forest are a great place to explore with the family. Restored to the elegance of it’s 1886 grandness where America’s wealthiest families spent their holidays.
371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527 United States
The Casa Marina is the only remaining hotel from Jacksonville’s heyday having been built in 1925. The quaint beachfront hotel has a lively lounge & 23 individually decorated rooms & suites.
691 First St North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 United States
St. Augustine is known as the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the Unite States. The landmark Casa Monica Hotel was opened in 1888 and it’s unique Moorish Revival-style hotel has 138 boutique guest rooms with a lot of charm and elegance.
95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club is a nonsmoking hotel that offers fully furnished guest rooms and suites. Founded in 1926, the hotel is a historic landmark and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (as the others listed.) It has more than 70 rooms, including two-bedroom suites. The hotel s rooms feature vintage tropical furniture and hardwood floors. Most travel review sites give the hotel high marks.
525 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 United States
Make reservations through the Historic Hotels of America locations toll-free number (800) 678-8946
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