St. Augustine, Florida claims to be the oldest city in the United States. It is located on the northeast coast of Florida. The city was founded by Spanish colonizers in 1565.
I have been to different cities in Florida, but St. Augustine left quite an impression on me. It is the place that I don’t mind going back to, time and again. It is my favorite place.
My husband and I had visited St. Augustine three times since we first visited in 2009. We both enjoy the place. I love that its old city is close to a big body of water. I can hear the waves and feel the ocean breeze on my face as I walk its hundreds of years old streets.
One can glimpse of the city’s rich history by visiting national monuments such as the Spanish fort Castillo de San Marco where the National Park Service conducts Spanish weapons demonstrations, and holds special events such as programs that highlight women’s work during Spanish colonization.
The NPS also brings visitors by ferry to the Spanish stronghold of Fort Matanzas which protected St. Augustine from other European nations fighting to control the New World.
St. Augustine’s year round mostly pleasant warm weather needs to be mentioned. The first time we were there was in January. A far cry from the low 20’s in the northeast.
I’d love to go back to St. Augustine again.