Augustine offices) and the Casa Monica (recently restored and returned to its roots as a beautiful hotel).Strolling around the downtown historic district, you will find that discerning the true historic sites from the gorgeous town around them is both a fun and educational challenge.With the coast of Florida firmly in Spanish hands, he then set to work building the town, establishing missions to the Indians for the Church, and exploring the land. Augustine was founded forty-two years before the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia, and fifty-five years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts - making it the oldest permanent European settlement on the North American continent.
What could be more timeless than the traditional dinner and a movie date night? You get to enjoy a great meal and each other’s company and then be entertained by a film for the rest of the night. The Corazon specializes in showing independent films, classic films, and documentaries.The Corazon Cinema and Cafe is in a restored building in downtown St. They also have open mic nights and other special events.Once you’ve worked up an appetite at the zoo, head on over to Collage Restaurant or Llama Restaurant for some exotic cuisine!There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset from the beach. Augustine sunsets put on a spectacular show for onlookers.You and your partner can zip through the zoo as you conquer different obstacles on the Nile River Course or the Sepik River Course.
And for even more of a rush, you can try out the Python Challenge, a 40-foot, controlled free fall!First built as a private residence, the building was remodeled during the WWII era and turned into hotel where famed author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings once kept an apartment.Touring these museums, you will find that it's hard to pinpoint what's more impressive—the collections and artifacts on display or the historic buildings themselves. King Phillip II of Spain named Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain's most experienced admiral, Governor of Florida, and instructed him to explore and to colonize the territory.When Menendez arrived off the coast of Florida, it was August 28, 1565, the Feast Day of St. Eleven days later, he and his 600 soldiers and settlers came ashore at the site of the Timucuan Indian village of Seloy with banners flying and trumpets sounding.He hastily fortified the fledgling village and named it St. Utilizing brilliant military maneuvers, Menendez destroyed the French garrison on the St.