St Augustine Gives You Beaches And Spanish History In Florida

St Augustine is a city located by the Atlantic coast of Florida, in the north-eastern part of the state. This Florida town with a distinct Spanish flair might not be on the list of most visited towns and cities in the state but that often makes it more appealing to visit. The city completed its 500th birthday that dates back to 1513 which was founded by the Spanish settlers. The town has much to offer, in terms of historic landmarks as well as beaches. There are many quirky aspects to know about the city such as the strange cuisine offerings to be found in certain eateries here, such as alligator tail or seasoned frog legs, known as the Florida Cracker combo, served at Salt Water Cowboy.

Intrigued? You will be much more when you visit and take a tour of the place ad its beaches. Many of the old historic buildings here showcase Spanish colonial architecture such as the Castilo de San Marcos which was built in the 17th century as a stone fortress. This historic fort offers the convenience of self guided tours and is complete with a gun deck and drawbridge. If you have children with you, they will surely love the thrill of checking out this old fortress.

Florida state road is the main stretch that lines most of the beaches in this town. Simply hire a ride here for the entire day and State Road A1A will take you by scenic beaches as well as take you to neighboring cities and places like Key West which lies at the southern tip of the state or to Fernandina Beach.

Being part of Florida, especially in St. Augustine, there is no dearth of beaches, recreational parks in this town. Plan to spend a day at the Anastasia State Park, which offers boat rentals, camping, hiking facilities as well as beaches with fun things to do such as kayaking or canoeing.

Visit the Lightner Museum, which is a well preserved hotel of the 1800s where antiques and artifacts date back to the Victorian era.

These are some of the many places to discover and things to experience in St Augustine.