A visit to St. Augustine felt like an encounter with the past, resonating with both recent personal memories and distant historical echoes. We had previously explored this charming city on a road trip ten years ago, marveling at its rich Spanish-American culture and distinctive architecture. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in what is now the contiguous United States. This fact gave this city the nickname Ancient City.
Returning to the city, we once again immersed ourselves in its historical charm, mooring at the downtown marina and strolling along its historic streets. Exploring the city, we visited its wonderful buildings and the Castillo de San Marcos. The spirit of St. Augustine undeniably thrives in this city, filling its spaces with a palpable sense of history and cultural richness.