Oldest City St. Augustine Day Tour
- Start: St. Augustine, FL
- End: St. Augustine, FL
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:33
- Total Mileage: 4 Miles
- Number of stops: 4
St. Augustine, Florida, is the longest continually occupied European settlement in the continental United States. The explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed in the region on September 8, 1565 to set up a permanent settlement for Spain. He named the site of his landing "San Augustin" in honor of the famed saint whose feast day it was. Perhaps the single most popular tourist attraction in St. Augustine is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, a fort which dates to the late 17th century. The Spanish Quarter Museum, located in St. Augustine, and Fort Matanzas National Monument, located 14 miles south of the city along AIA South, are also very popular attractions. But St. Augustine has many smaller and equally fascinating venues. Here are recommendations for some great places to visit as you spend a day taking in the sights of St. Augustine. Make the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center your first stop. (904-825-1000) The Visitor Information Center is located at 10 Castillo Drive, at the intersection of Castillo Drive and San Marco Avenue.