St. Augustine has a well-known deep and rich history. The Spanish influence is very present today in part; because, it was preserved and enriched during the late 1800s. The construction of stunningly beautiful hotels for wealthy tourists have been integrated into the fabic of modern St Augustine by re-using the buildings as a college, city offices and museums. The Castillo de San Marcos is preserved as a historic landmark by the National Park Service and is one of our most beloved landmarks. St Augustine is like no other small coastal city in America. Tourism is still a large industry, but residents have a deep love and appreciation for this historic coastal beauty.