Shruti my elder daughter took us for a 10 day road trip across Florida which turned out to be a thrilling experience. The first location which we visited was St. Augustine. It took us about 06 hours to get there by road from Atlanta. We stayed at Southern Oaks Inn which gave us a vintage experience.
St. Augustine is a city on the northeast coast of Florida. It lays claim to being the oldest city in the U.S. Founded in 1565 by the Spanish this city is known for its Spanish colonial architecture.
The fort named, Castillo De San Marcos,Stands tall along the bay. You just cant miss it. It is believed to have been constucted to protect St. Augustine from the pirates.
Well preserved colonial buildings are beauty to watch and walk around.
If you are on a short tour and want to see everything then I suggest you take hop on and off trolley tour.
For a colonial experince take a walk in St Georges and adjacent streets post sunset.
Another building worth having a look at is the Lightner Museum. The front portion is the city hall and the museum is at the rear.
When here do make it a point to walk around the Flagler College and soak in its splendour.
The Light House Museum is another place worth visiting.
The best place to spend some time here in the evening is the Riveria. Take a ride on the horse carraiges too.
Three generations at the oldest house in the USA.
While here do make it a point to visit the Cathedral Basillica, the oldest church in town, the intereiors are beautiful.
There is much more to St. Augustine and I plan to make another visit.