History claims Ponce de Leon and his landing party first came ashore in La Florida on April 3, 1513. Nearby St. Augustine, in Northeast Florida, was founded in September 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles of Spain. The town celebrated its 450th anniversary of its founding in 2015, making it the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States.
My 2015 article was republished by Where Traveler Magazine. You can read it here: https://www.wheretraveler.com/st-augustine/st-augustine-guide-first-time-visitors.
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