Founded in 1565 on the northeastern coast of Florida, St. Augustine is considered the oldest city in the United States. The cobblestone streets, Spanish colonial architecture, and historic, quaint downtown will sweep you back in time. Here you’ll find the oldest masonry fort in the country, Castillo San Marcos, as well as the oldest wooden schoolhouse, the Pirate and Treasure Museum, and the Fountain of Youth archeological park.
For lodging in St. Augustine, there are plenty of bed and breakfasts and inns that radiate charm and hospitality. And when it comes down to food, there is no shortage of great restaurants. The cuisine in St Augustine is a mix of Spanish, Caribbean, and Southern influences. Try Mojo Old City BBQ, The Floridian, or Columbia Restaurant.
St. Augustine also makes for a perfect weekend getaway as the city is small enough to be explored within a couple of days. If you want a one-of-a-kind experience that mixes colonial style with old-world Florida, then St. Augustine is the best place to visit.