St Augustine is a gateway to Florida's origins.
This is a right destination to get dose of Florida's sun and history. The city is full of history being the oldest destination in Florida and the United States. St Augustine was mentioned in chronicles 42 years before Jamestown saw the English and 55 years earlier than hen Plymouth Rock was pioneered by the first pilgrims.
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St Augustine was established as a small European settlement in 1565 by Pedro Menendez and its timeline continued to the era of railroad pioneer Henry Flagler in the 1800s and its 400th birthday of St. Augustine's in 1965. Today St. Augustine is soaked in its glorious past and the easiest way to understand this city is to take in its past on a tour of the historic relics of St Augustine.
The heart of the historic St Augustine is tiny pedestrian St George Street. There you will find 18th century colonial houses blending with arts and antiques of local museums. For example, the Spanish Quarter is called a living museum with minor changes from the life there dating back to 1740s.
Other attractions include;
- Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, an ancient fort built by the Spanish in the 1600s
- Florida's Oldest House, a museum complex with Florida's Oldest House, two museums, gallery and an ornamental garden
- Fort Matanzas National Monument, a small watchtower built by the Spanish in the 1740s
- St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum dates back to the 1870s when it was constructed on the northern end of Anastasia Island
You can make your sightseeing complete with unforgettable cruise in the surrounding waters of St Augustine. During your water adventure you will see numerous waterfront landmarks and scenic views.
For instance, you can make a stop for the San Sebastian winery to taste local wines and you are going to be enticed by their sweetness. St Augustine wine is so sweet because the local grape - a muscadine is very sweet and it is that taste that makes these wines popular throughout the world.
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