Wine & Dine – Are you ready for a stay-cation that involves fine wine and innovative cuisine with a gorgeous backdrop of an island pink sunset and gentle, rolling waves? Paradise is a lot closer than you think in Key Largo, Florida when the Food & Wine Festival 2009 kicks off on July 31. Check in at Tarpon Flats Inn & Marina in Key Largo, Florida and take a refreshing dip in the ocean for a day of scuba diving or snorkeling. When evening falls, make your way to the festival for wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, wine pairing meals and classes, live music and happy hour specials.
If you prefer a smaller, intimate wine event, drop your bags off at Bayfront Marin House in St. Augustine, Florida. The Victorian style bed and breakfast is located on the waterfront with easy access to sailing, dolphin watching and quick daytrips to the lighthouse. Take in complimentary evening wine hour and dessert or ask the innkeeper to arrange a private wine tasting party at a local specialty wine shop or at the inn. Innkeeper can customize the package to include cheese, crackers, fruit, chocolates, etc.