Saint Augustine, Florida

Founded in 1565, Saint Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the United States.

Along with a rich & lively historic past, it has many old buildings such as the oldest schoolhouse, unique Spanish architecture (Click Here to view architecture Gallery) dating back to settlement times, the Flagler Museum and the famous Casa Monica Hotel (1888), ghost tours, shopping, eats, San Sebastian Winery & more. A highlight is the Castillo De San Marcos (Click here to view Castillo Gallery).

Spain built Castillo De San Marcos in 1672-1695 to defend Saint Augustine from pirate raids and English invasions. The target of many attacks this fortress was never taken in a battle. Preserved as a national monument since 1924, Castillo is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States and continues to serve as a reminder of Spain’s power and influence in the colonial New World.

A Day trip or easy over-night to Saint Augustine is a fun and easy getaway from nearly any Florida or Georgia location.