10 Things to See in St. Au­gus­tine

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As the city gears up for its 450th an­niver­sary, check out th­ese top sites for cel­e­brat­ing the oc­ca­sion.

This year, all eyes will be on St. Au­gus­tine. Amer­ica’s old­est city will be cel­e­brat­ing its 450th an­niver­sary in grand fash­ion with wine fes­ti­vals, a lec­ture se­ries, spe­cial ex­hibits and even a visit from the pope and the king and queen of Spain. St. Au­gus­tine is a city of firsts: the first Amer­i­can city to be set­tled by Euro­peans, the lo­ca­tion of the coun­try’s first Catholic Mass, the na­tion’s first school sys­tem and pub­lic li­brary, North Amer­ica’s first watch­tower, and the first port in the United States. Its po­si­tion on the First Coast, both ge­o­graph­i­cally and his­tor­i­cally, makes it a first- class tourist des­ti­na­tion. The city’s tagline was once, “Beau­ti­ful beaches and the rest is his­tory.” That pretty much sums it up.

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