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Happy 450th Birthday - Florida's First Coast
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By Grant Fraser @travelgolfguy

If birthdays become more special the older you get, imagine turning 450; especially if you are one of the fortunate few Floridians that call the charming city of St. Augustine home.

The celebration, parties and fireworks have already begun along Florida’s Historic Coast as 2015 marks the milestone year when General Pedro Menendez, and a thousand Spanish settlers, first set foot on the sandy shores of the area on September 8, 1565.

Fast forward a few centuries, and the area’s proud history prevails making St. Augustine the oldest, continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. A walk along the brick-paved streets will reveal one of the city’s 60 historic sites including Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the U.S., and the Fountain of Youth, the location of the original Spanish settlement of St. Augustine.

No party would be complete without mention of food and the delectable dining options available. In addition to its quaint neighbourhoods and historically significant sites, St. Augustine is quickly gaining a reputation for its eclectic and diverse restaurants.  Ask any of the locals, and they will tell you that…

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