Founded in 1565 as a Spanish military outpost, the restored buildings and narrow streets (mostly pedestrian) of the 40-acre Spanish Quarter depict Spanish Colonial life in St. Augustine. St. George Street’s 3-block pedestrian walkway is lined with shops, restaurants and bars (many featuring live entertainment) and a series of museums, including the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the U.S. (according to 1716 records). Superb examples of 19th-century Spanish Renaissance architecture can be seen throughout St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum features exhibits and artifacts on local maritime history and culture. Guided tours and stunning views at 100 Red Cox Dr. on Anastsia Island. Transportation required (904-829-0745).
There are two "Trolley" tour services in St. Augustine, each with a day pass that allows unlimited off/on privileges. They each provide stops at many interesting locations, both historical and current. If you have the time, it is well worth spending a day exploring the town.
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