I had the pleasure of visiting St. Augustine recently, it is a beautiful and charming old world city on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

The oldest permanent city in what is now the continental United States, St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish 42 years before the English landed at Jamestown and 55 years before the first Pilgrim set foot on Plymouth Rock.

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America’s oldest masonry fort, the Castillo de San Marcos (“Castle of St. Marks”) has overlooked the waterfront of St. Augustine, for more than 300 years.

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St. Augustine Lighthouse
The tower, famed for its ghost stories, is the latest in a series of lighthouses that have stood at St. Augustine.

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St. Augustine Beach

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The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is one of Florida’s oldest continuously running attractions, having opened on May 20, 1893.

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St. Augustine Distillery

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The Casa Monica Hotel is a historic hotel located in St. Augustine, Florida, in the United States. The Casa Monica Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the United States and is a member of the “Historic Hotels of America” National Trust.

But while the hotel was gorgeous, it was the food that stole the show!!

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