Baseball season is in full swing (pardon the pun) and The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., is offering a terrific package called “Grand Slam Baseball Getaway.’’ The resort – one of the more popular along Florida’s west coast – is only 10 minutes from Tropicana Field – home to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The package begins at $219 per night and includes guest room accommodations, breakfast for two, transportation to and from Tropicana Field and a survival kit for diehard fans, complete with tote bag full of snacks and two padded stadium seat cushions. It’s a great “no fuss, no muss’’ way to see a Big League game (www.vinoybaseball.com).
Originally opened on New Year’s Eve in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club is the only historic luxury resort on Florida’s west coast that has a private 72-slip marina, 18-hole private golf course, 12-court tennis complex and 5,000 square-foot fitness center. The seven-story hotel is situated along the water in downtown St. Petersburg overlooking Tampa Bay.
Recently renovated, the lounge-like lobby blends modern elegance with Mediterranean Revival architecture featuring bold colors and artwork by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and artist Renee Dinauer. Updates have been made to each of the 361 guest rooms. The resort also features more than 61,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, five restaurants, salon and day spa.