Know Before You Go
At all meetings, receptions, activities, and interaction with other AGA members and guests during the conference, attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and be responsible for personal behavior respectful of others and the esteem and reputation of the Association and our great industry. Please read the AGA's Statement on Personal Conduct, upon completion of your registration, you will be asked to agree to abide by this policy.
The Tampa International Airport (TPA) is approximately 35 minutes from the hotel, and provides the easiest access in/out of the St. Pete Beach area. If you plan to leave the property, you may wish to get a rental car, otherwise you can take a taxi, Uber, or shuttle. Once on property, it is simple to get a taxi or Uber. There are Free Beach Ride mini vans that can take you locally, and a FreeBee Beach Shuttle that can take you around the St. Pete Beach area.
Perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive water views in every direction, the fully renovated Don CeSar is the crown jewel of Florida's Gulf Coast.
The hotel address is:
The Don Cesar
3400 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Tipping, Tax, and Fees at Hotel
All room rates are subject to the following:
- 13% tax
- Gratuities for housekeeping, bellman/porterage service is at your discretion
- $20/day resort fee
- Internet access
- Two bottled waters daily
- 24-hour shoe shine service
- Notary services
- Airline boarding pass printing
- Complimentary beach bikes available
- 24-hour access to Fitness Center & Studio
- Yoga and aerobics classes daily
- Unlimited local phone calls
- Non-motorized watersports rentals from 9am-12pm
- Pool and beach games
- 3 lounge chairs and an umbrella per room per day (cabanas and additional loungers pay add on)
Tipping for all activities and transportation has been taken care of through your activity registration fee. (See below for suggested attire)
Please note, Tampa will be on Eastern Daylight Time.
The average temperature in St. Petersburg in early April is low 80's for the day and mid 60's at night.
Receptions and Wednesday Dinner
Please note all three receptions (Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday evenings) are open to ALL conference attendees, while the Excellence Awards Dinner and various excursions and activities (below) require pre-registration.
Dress for the Saturday and Sunday receptions is business casual. Dress for the Wednesday Reception and Dinner is semi-formal (men should wear sport coats and/or ties).
SPECIAL NOTE: A professional photographer will be available to take photos of you and your guest or colleagues at the Excellence Awards Reception (Wednesday) with a gorgeous beach backdrop.
Activities (pre-registration required)
Sunday, April 3: TreeUmph Adventure Park
11:00am – 4:30pm. Meet at the South Entrance (lower level). Grab a quick lunch beforehand or have a big breakfast. Bring sunscreen. Wear activewear and sneakers (no sandals or slip ons).
Monday, April 4: Spa Day
10:00am-4:00pm. Located at the Don's Spa Oceana.
Monday, April 4: Golf Tournament
12:00pm-5:00pm. Shotgun start at 12:00pm at the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. Golfers can carpool over to the golf course.
Monday, April 4: Sunset Dinner Cruise
6:00pm-10:00pm. Meet at the South Entrance (lower level). Temperatures may cool down in the evening, so we suggest you wear layers. Ladies may want to wear sturdy shoes.
Tuesday, April 5: Beach Day at the Don
1:00pm – 5:00pm. Join us at the beach. We suggest beachwear and bring sunscreen!