Wherever you go in St. Augustine, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll come face to face with some American history. This town was founded by the Spaniards in 1565 in the northern part of Florida and is the oldest occupied European settlement in the states. Beside the narrow cobblestone streets and colonial architecture, you’ll also find Romanesque Revival-style buildings.
Even though the main draw here is the abundance of landmarks dating back to the Spanish occupation, the city also offers various budget-friendly boutiques, eateries, live music venues, and art galleries. Travelers with children should check out the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the Lightner Museum’s eclectic collection, while shopaholics CANNOT miss the chance to scan the boutiques on St. George Street.
And once you’re ready to relax, grab your gear and head to the beach. As with many coastal Florida towns, St. Augustine offers prime access to the Atlantic Ocean and sunshine all year round.
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