This is the oldest, continuously inhabited, city in the country and by far one of the most beautiful cities in this state. In 1565 Spanish explorers found their way to this area and settled here. It was the capital city of Spanish Florida for over 200 years until it was bought by the English and then became an American state. Today the streets are filled with boutique shops and restaurants, but walking through the streets you can still see the beautiful Spanish architecture as it looks out over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
St. Augustine is an easy area to explore. We loved the architecture of the Lightner Museum and Flagger College. We stepped in to see the Augustine Cathedral and the Greek Orthodox Shrine with their beautiful adornments. We saw the county’s oldest school house and the Governor’s House Museum. Mostly, we just loved the streets themselves and the hints of what use to be there.