Florida’s historic coast is breath taking and something you don’t forget. Claimed as a Spanish territory, St. Augustine was officially founded in 1565. That's a full 42 years before the British founded Jamestown, Virginia, and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Although British forces destroyed most of the original buildings in St. Augustine in the early 1700s, the city's architecture still pays tribute to its Spanish origins. The city's Historic Colonial District still contains dozens of old buildings with balconies that overlook narrow streets. Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the palm coast has charm and appeal few other locations can produce.