Thursday, November 22, 2007

First Friday art walk in St. Augustine

My parents first brought me to St. Augustine, Florida when I was around 8-years old. Although I was yet to have a history class regarding European explorers, I had heard the legend that city, said to be the oldest settlement in the America, was home to the Fountain of Youth. Whereas I’m clearly no longer 8-years old, I would be remiss to say that the fountain doesn’t house unique power. People still flock to the city from all ever the world. And yes the Fountain of Youth is just one of the attractions people come to St. Augustine for. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is home to the Mission of Nombre de Dios, which is believed to be the first permanent mission settlement in the United States. Settled and established by the Spanish, the Mission of Nombre de Dios is also home to Our Lady of La Leche.
So perhaps you’re not very interested in religion and visiting a historical landmark isn’t exactly your idea of a good time on a Friday; how about taking part in a St. Augustine Artwalk. This is something you’ll not want to miss and St. Augustine offers special events the first Friday of every month, when the art galleries, boutiques, and antique stores in the Uptown San Marco Shopping District, are thriving with free sightseeing tours, a free trolley, and free parking. With December 7th still remaining on the 2007 calendar and a near year just around the corner, don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the culture, explore the historic city, and browse the First Friday Weekend Art Walk in beautiful and historic St. Augustine.