"Saint Augustine - Well Worth a Detour!" Saint Augustine by Bwana_Brown
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A few years ago, when my children were still in the mood to travel with us, we used to take the odd week-long March school-break trip to Florida to speed up the end of another Canadian winter. My first three trips always involved a stay at Daytona Beach for a few days to get in some sand and sea before heading inland to Walt Disney World in Orlando. However, the problem with Daytona at that time of year was that it always seemed to coincide with a major motorcycle rally of some sort. The streets were absolutely clogged with these big machines and the noise was deafening, including at night when the partying really started. Right, we said, this time we will pull off Interstate Highway I-95 a little further north and see what delights the historic city of Saint Augustine has to offer! It turned out to be a good choice, since this oldest permanently European inhabited city in continental USA is full of interesting things. We spent two nights here on the way south and another on the way home, after our four nights in Orlando.
- Pros:Very Historic
- Cons:A bit touristy, like most things in Florida
- In a nutshell:Interestingly Different From Other Florida Cities
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