We spent Christmas (in shorts!) in St.Augustine. We had heard from everyone that has been how beautiful this city is, but you really have to see it to believe it. The city kicks it up a notch for the holidays – every tree is lighted, there are decorations everywhere, and carolers, and tour-trains pumping out holiday music complete with festive singers. I also met my first real-person Christmas tree and Scrooge in flip flops.
But there is so much more to this town then holiday festivities – did you know that St.Augustine has the distinction of being the oldest city in the United States? The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620, whereas the Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed ashore in Florida in 1565. He named the area St.Augustine, the patron saint of brewers. And there are so many good brew pubs here!