St. Augustine Day Trip

St. Augustine Day Trip
The Oldest City in America

Sunset at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

St. Augustine

St. Augustine is one city that I was told I had  to visit ever since I moved to Florida. Now that I’ve been, I’m one of those people telling others to go! St. Augustine was built by the Spanish and is the oldest city in the U.S.; it was also the capital of Florida for 200 years. I decided to stop in St. Augustine for one day on my trip, but I wish I had planned for two days. The town is on the east coast of Florida and since I was driving up from Orlando, I made a checklist of my St. Augustine bucket list to hit in order on my way up. St. Augustine has so much history to offer and the trip was a nice change from the theme parks.

The Rocks at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

My first stop was The Rocks at Washington Oaks Gardens State park, which are rock formations made of coquina. It was overcast that day, but it was still beautiful! I had never seen rock formations ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: St. Augustine Day Trip
Guide Location: USA » St. Augustine
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Oaks Gardens State Park   Fort Matanzas National Monument   Castillo de San Marcos   Lion’s Gate Bridge   St. Augustine Visitors Information Center   Lightner Museum   St. George Street   Old City Gates   Nombre de Dios Mission   Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park   Flagler College   Pirate Museum  
Author: Kristen Howell
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