St Augustine, Florida

Posted Friday, June 12, 2009 ·

St Augustine is located approximately thirty miles south of Jacksonville, Florida and holds the title of "Oldest City in America". In addition, it contains the oldest fort in America, the oldest lighthouse in Florida, and the first Burger King that fed Spanish explorers some four hundred years ago. The supposed Fountain of Youth also resides in St Augustine beyond the gates of the Fountain of Youth National Archaeological Park, which may or may not contain the same fountain early explorers stumbled upon. Despite this fact, every year thousands of tourists still drink the acrid, rotten-egg smelling water. Worth it.

Meandering through the more historical parts of town, the city's age becomes quickly apparent. Many of the streets can only be navigated on foot and numerous shops are without electrical power, saving them countless dollars by not having to run the air conditioning.

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