Historic District

Find fun things to do in St. Augustine's Historic District!

The Historic District in St. Augustine is the heart of the city. This is where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic District is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s. Even the streets are laid out as they would have been centuries ago, and are more walkable than a lot of cities visitors are used to seeing in America. Along with being a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums, and dining, the Historic District is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzasa Bay.

The top rated attractions in the area are centered around the Historic District and reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine into what it is today. For example, the Colonial Quarter is a living history museum with costumed reenactors and interactive experienes. The Castillo and the Fountain of Youth both have weapons demonstrations so guests can expect to hear the sound of canon and musket fire around the Historic District. Adding to the rustic atmosphere of the region, visitors can find bed and breakfasts dotting the map. The bed and breakfasts cater to guests seeking a homey experience of a downtown St. Augustine stay.

Another defining feature of the Historic District is the architecture. The design on building facades represents the height of Spanish Colonial and Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture. The area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow style houses, and Gilded Age extravegance. Being the nation's oldest city, the Historic District of St. Augustine represents all that history has built here since 1565.

Castillo de San Marcos

(904) 829-6506
1 South Castillo Drive

The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. and a National Monument, the Castillo is the focal point of historical St. Augustine.

Kilwin's Chocolate: North

(904) 823-9226
6 St. George St

Sweet treats in St. Augustine.

Around the World Marketplace

(904) 824-6223
21 Orange Street

This shop collects amazing works of art, gifts, souvenirs, house decor, and much more from around the world.

Le Pavillon

(904) 824-6202
45 San Marco Ave
Le Pavillon Restaurant is located in the Uptown San Marco district of St. Augustine.

Le Pavillon restaurant is a favorite in St. Augustine for its continental cuisine. Offering German, Swiss, and French dishes, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Project SWING Playground

(904) 471-6616
10 W. Castillo Dr.
Project SWING is a fully equipped, interactive play area in historic St. Augustine

Project SWING is a fully equipped, interactive play area that was designed and built by the St. Augustine community in 1997. 

The Clog Shop

(904) 824-6965
5B St. George Street

The Clog Shop has closed.

Faux Paws

(407) 494-3256
97 St. George Street
Faux Paws in downtown St. Augustine has "everything you want for your pet but nothing you need."

Dog lovers will feel right at home with the amazing selection of canine-themed gifts, souvenirs, and more at Faux Paws.

Potter's Wax Museum

(904) 829-9056
31 Orange Street
The whole family will enjoy interacting with their favorite movie stars at Potter's Wax Museum.

The whole family can enjoy Interacting with famous figures from history as well as modern movie stars and more at Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine.

Amore Wedding Chapel

(904) 826-0715
75 King Street

Amore Wedding Chapel in historic downtown Saint Augustine sits in the beautiful Lightner Museum built by Henry Flagler in 1888.

Drake's Deli

(904) 814-3557
138 San Marco Avenue
Drake's Deli offers sandwiches, subs, cheese steaks and much more.

Enjoy a great selection of sandwiches made with high quality meats and cheeses at Drake's Deli.

Chianti Room

(904) 825-4100
60 Charlotte Street

Order Italian plates, appetizers, drinks, and more at this dining spot just off St. George Street.

Old Town Trolley Tours

(904) 335-3155
167 San Marco Avenue
Old Town Trolley Tours offers a convenient way to get around town and learn all about St. Augustine's amazing history.

Old Town Trolley Tours offers a complete narrated tour of St. Augustine, along with the convenience of 23 stops throughout the historic district.

Georgie's Diner

(904) 819-9006
100 Malaga Street

Georgie's Diner specializes in authentic Greek cuisine and is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the historic district of Saint Augustine, this is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a meal.

Centennial House

(800) 611-2880
26 Cordova Street

Historical bed and breakfast in St. Augustine that offers guests comfort and walking distance to the historic downtown area.

Peter O'Neill Gallery

(904) 808-1311
130 St. George Street

Peter O'Neill Gallery is closed as of February 2017.

Visitor Information Center

(904) 825-1000
10 W. Castillo Drive

The Visitor Information Center (VIC) is where guests on vacation in St. Augustine may find information on local things to do, restaurants, parking, local ordinances, handicap information, and more.

Collage Restaurant

(904) 829-0055
60 Hypolita Street

Collage offers fine international cuisine every night of the week.

Hemingway House Bed & Breakfast

(904) 829-3819
54 Charlotte Street

This bed and breakfast is named after Ernest Hemingway and offers Florida charm and comfortable amenities.

Catch 27

(904) 217-3542
40 Charlotte Street

Fresh, local seafood in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine.

LuLi's Cupcakes

(904) 824-5280
82 San Marco Ave
LuLi's Cupcakes is located just north of St. Augustine's historic district, across the street from the Mission Nombre de Dios.

LuLi's Cupcakes are famously popular for St. Augustine visitors and locals alike.