Saint Augustine, or just St. Augustine, was founded in 1565 by the Spanish and is the oldest (continuously occupied) city in the U.S.. Its impressive collection of Spanish colonial-era buildings, like the fort Castillo de San Marcos and the houses along St. George Street, as well as fine 19th-century architecture, like Flagler College and the Cathedral Basilica, make the city overly cute. But the people of St. Augustine know they have an exquisite city and don't mind showing it. Mini trains filled with tourists circle the historical part, while those with a bit more style are transported in a horse-drawn carriages. Parts of the historical neighbourhood along St George Street have of course been Disneyfied, but it has mainly been done with charm and taste. Many of the old buildings now house great restaurants and bars, and at night time the whole place is lit up like a (tasteful) Christmas tree.