A Hidden Gem (Or is it?)


Castillo de San Marcos

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

Memorial Presbyterian Church


St. Augustine, FL

When it was suggested to me that I travel to St. Augustine, FL, I thought, where? I had never heard of St. Augustine until the day I decided to drive 100 miles from Orlando and visit. And as it turns out, I am in the clear minority when it comes to knowing about St. Augustine. With over 2 million visitors a year, it clearly holds a lot of tourist draw (and to be fair, it felt like all 2 million of them were there the same day I was!). I completely understand why. It has a lot of history (it was founded in 1565!), beautiful scenery (fully restored buildings from the Spanish and English rules of Florida) and, of course, great ocean views. So if you are ever in the Central Florida region, I would highly recommend a visit to Florida's old capital and America's oldest city! 


Posted on January 5, 2014 and filed under Travel Diaries.