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.

Pizza Time

(904) 819-0133
124 St. George St.

A little slice of New York has arrived and the friendly staff at Pizza Time is happy to serve visitors and locals in St. Augustine.

Crucial Coffee

(904) 810-2080
26 Charlotte Street

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Crucial Coffee is a charming place to stop for a cup of coffee or tea.

Gelato Time

(904) 819-0133
122 St. George Street

Visitors and locals can dine on authentic Italian gelato at this eatery next-door to Pizza Time.

Personalized Gifts R Us

(386) 984-7355
106 St. George Street

Personalized Gifts R Us offers a variety of custom gifts made in mere minutes.

Saragossa Inn

(877) 808-7384
34 Saragossa St.
Saragossa Inn B&B is located near all the historic sites of Saint Augustine, Florida!

This lovely bed and breakfast is within walking distance of Cordova Street and St. Augustine's historic district.

Gourmet Hut

(904) 824-7477
17 Cuna Street

This restaurant in historic downtown puts out excellent food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every night of the week!

Bayfront Westcott House

(800) 513-9814
146 Avenida Menendez

Bayfront Westcott House is one of St. Augustine's top-rated B&Bs. This waterfront property is located in the downtown historic district.

Aviles Gallery

(904) 823-8608
11 Aviles Street

View local works of art at this Aviles Street art gallery featuring picturesque scenes from St. Augustine to take home!

Nonna's Trattoria

(904) 891-0318
2 Aviles Street
The sidewalk cafe at Nonna's Trattoria on Aviles Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

Nonna's Trattoria offers the traditional Italian experience with delicious food, a lively atmosphere and a beautiful location on historic Aviles Street.

Al's Pizza

(904) 824-4383
1 St. George Street

Al's Pizza offers pizzas made from scratch and a varied menu of Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

Old Tyme Photo

(904) 824-1700
144 St. George Street

Step into a period costume and take a picture!

The Blue Hen

(904) 217-3777
117 Martin Luther King Ave.

Fresh comfort food and healthy options abound at this local St. Augustine restaurant.

Amiro Art and Found

(904) 824-8460
9c Aviles Street

Locally-run art gallery in the heart of St. Augustine's original art district features local, regional, and national artists.

King's Bistro

(904) 687-3963
6 Mackey Lane

Gourmet food in a charming atmosphere just off King Street.

Bunnery Cafe

(904) 829-6166
121 St. George Street

Enjoy tasty and delicious fresh baked goods at the Bunnery Cafe located in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Custom jewelry in St. Augustine.

Cobalt Lounge at Casa Monica

(904) 810-6810
95 Cordova Street
The Casa Monica's Cobalt Lounge welcomes guests in St. Augustine, Florida.

This sophisticated lounge inside the magnificent Casa Monica Hotel is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike.

Ancient Olive

(904) 827-1899
47 King Street

Imported craft olive oils and vinegars.

DMZ Military Antiques

(904) 825-4306
210 San Marco Avenue

Military and war antiques and memorabilia for history lovers and curious vacationers to St. Augustine, Florida.