No trip to Florida would be complete without seeing an alligator. If you are driving to Florida a sure fire way to see the awesome creatures in all stages of growth is to stop at the St. Augustine Alligator Park in St. Augustine. St. Augustine in itself is a must see stop on any trip to the Sunshine State. Its historic position as the oldest town in America and imposing forts give it an iconic stature. The park began in 1893 as a small exhibit of alligators and has since grown into a modern zoological complex. In addition to the alligators there are a number of birds, mammals and reptiles to see.