Before there was a United States, the land that came to be known as such was occupied by...
St. Augustine, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/06/2013 -- Before there was a United States, the land that came to be known as such was occupied by a number of different groups of people such as the Native Americans. Most of these Native Americans were later conquered, some driven away, by Europeans. Of course, one cannot also discount the fact that, in some of these areas, plague and a multitude of diseases has caused the population to dwindle leading to a number of ghost towns. There is one city, however, that has remained occupied ever since the Europeans established it as a community. That city is St. Augustine in Florida.
The Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez Avila first founded St. Augustine in the year in 1565. For 500 years, it has served as the capital of Spanish Florida. Although the said city changed hands many times, there was never a point when it was considered to be uninhabited. Today, the city of St. Augustine houses a number of tourist attractions.
Tourist attractions at St. Augustine are divided into different eras. For those who would like to experience the Spanish era, you can visit such well-known places as the Avero House, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the St. Francis Barracks, and the Spanish Quarter Village, to name a few. Now, for those who would like to experience the British era as well as the Pre-Flagler era, some of the sites to visit include The King’s Bakery and the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. For the Flagler era, one can visit the Bridge of Lions as well as the Old St. John’s County Jail, among others.
Guests who would like to tale advantage of these sites can book themselves in any of the St Augustine Florida beach hotels available in the area. One St. Augustine oceanfront hotel that you can trust is the Best Western Bayfront. Guests to this pet-friendly hotel can enjoy such amenities as outdoor pool, free wireless internet access both within each room and in public areas, and use of flat-screen TV with cable connection.
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