USA Today’s Reader’s Choice 2016 Awards are happening now and St. Augustine is in the running for “Best Small Historic Town”. We are currently 9th on the leaderboard and need your help to make it to the top. Place your vote with the link below.
“Situated on the banks of the Matanzas River, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in North America was initially founded by Spanish pioneers in 1565 as a forward base for expanding further into the continent. Throughout its history St. Augustine, protected by the oldest fort in America, Castillo de San Marcos, has been raided, attacked and changed hands several times. The city even played a major role during the Civil Rights era when Martin Luther King Jr. led several marches and sit-ins throughout the city.”