On the Atlantic coast, just over an hour’s drive south of the Georgia-Florida border, sits a truly historic coastal gem: St. Augustine, Florida. Founded by the Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés more than 435 years ago, the city is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States. Walking the historic streets of St. Augustine is akin to being transported back in time to a bygone era. Fort Castillo de San Marcos and Flagler College offer impressive sights, while 11 pedestrian-only blocks beckon visitors to explore cobblestone streets lined with shops and restaurants. Founded in 1565, some 42 years before the English settlement at Jamestown and 55 years prior to the Pilgrims hitting Plymouth Rock, St. Augustine delights anglers and history buffs alike.