St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Menendez de Aviles. It is the oldest European settlement in America and continues to thrive to this day. Take in the unique architecture of a forgotten era, enjoy a picnic near the Castillo de San Marcos, take a walk down St. George street, or eat at one of the delicious local restaurants. There’s never a shortage of things to do when you explore the many sites in St. Augustine.