The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is bringing a new historical tour and high tea experience to downtown St. Petersburg, immersing guests and locals in the resort’s rich history.
The History Tours and High Tea experience comes as the Vinoy debuts its revitalized onsite History Gallery, part of the resort’s comprehensive renovation that was revealed in April 2023.
The iconic resort, which opened its doors on New Year’s Eve in 1925, has decades of stories captured within its pink walls, including hosting U.S. presidents, celebrities and athletes, and even serving as military housing in the 1940s. Now locals and guests can take a step back in time with an exclusive luxury guided tour of the resort’s nearly 100-year history. This museum-quality gallery will cater to small groups led by highly trained on-site Docents. These specialized Docents will tell intimate stories as they guide guests through archival photos and memorabilia dating back to 1925.
Following the hour-long history tour, a luxe high tea – the only high tea offering in downtown St. Pete – will be served on the Mezzanine. Guests will sip a fragrant cup of Earl Grey as they enjoy classic afternoon tea noshes including elegant finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and delectable, sweet treats from the Vinoy’s renowned pastry team, all served on The Vinoy’s signature historic china.
The History Tour and High Tea experience is offered Thursdays – Sundays from 2 pm – 4 pm. Pricing starts at $109 per person ($55 for children 12 and under) and can be booked via the resort’s concierge by calling 1.727.404.5252.