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.

Ancient City Tours

(904) 827-0807
6 Cordova St.
Ancient City Tours school group at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.

Ancient City Tours offers entertaining education tours to vacationers, school groups, ghost hunters, and more.

Bayfront Inn

(904) 824-1681
138 Avenida Menendez

Vactioners can stay on the bayfront in comfortable accommodations at this St. Augustine inn.

H. W. Davis Co.

(904) 824-8876
152 St. George Street
Name brands in the historic downtown area.

H.W. Davis Co. provides name brand women's and men's clothes in downtown St. Augustine.

Hot Shot Bakery & Cafe

(904) 824-7898
47 Cordova Street

Serving fresh-baked goods for breakfast and lunch, this cafe offers something for everyone and is the home of Datil B Good hot sauces.

Big Bill's Die Cast

(904) 819-9899
61 San Marco Avenue

Find die cast models of car, trucks, trains, and other unique collectibles at this St. Augustine hobby shop.

Go Fish

(904) 679-5958
5C St. George Street

Go Fish Clothing and Jewelry features a variety of handcrafted items.

Barley Republic

(904) 547-2023
48 Spanish Street
Barley Republic is located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

The Barley Republic offers traditional Irish food and an authentic pub atmosphere, as well as a great selection of beer and live music many evenings.

Tempo Restaurant

(904) 342-0286
16 Cathedral Place
Tempo Restaurant offers "good food and good times" in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

This restaurant offers "good food and good times" in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

(904) 377-7245
111 Avenida Menendez

These guided water tours offer serious nature and plenty of fun.

Marion Motor Lodge

(800) 258-2261
120 Avenida Menendez

Marion Motor Lodge is a quaint St. Augustine hotel located on beautiful Matanzas Bay.

River House Events

(904) 826-6210
179 Marine Street

The River House hosts a variety of elegant events from grand weddings and receptions to intimate gatherings and business meetings.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

(904) 829-6451
32 Sevilla Street

Flagler's Memorial Presbyterian Church was dedicated on March 16, 1890. The old Presbyterian Church on St. George Street was vacated as the congregation moved to the new sanctuary with room for 480 worshipers.

Small Indulgences

(904) 824-6220
9 Sanchez Avenue

Small Indulgences is a European day Spa and Salon in historic St. Augustine. Here you will find the ultimate in beauty! Small Indulgences works to make each client feel at ease and leave with a relaxed and more beautiful feeling.

Solano Cycle

(904) 825-6766
32 San Marco Ave.

Rent a scoot coupe, bicycle, or scooter to ride around St. Augustine in style.

Kernel Popper's Gourmet Popcorn

116 St. George Street
Enjoy a selection of over 250 flavors of popcorn at Kernel Poppers on St. George Street.

Enjoy a selection of over 250 flavors of popcorn at Kernel Poppers on St. George Street.

Meehan's Irish Pub & Seafood House

(904) 810-1923
20 Avenida Menendez

Visitors can enjoy authentic Irish food, beers, and atmosphere at this restaurant and bar located on the bayfront in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Old Jail

(904) 829-3800
167 San Marco Ave.
The Authentic Old Jail in St. Augustine.

Home of St. Augustine's most violent criminals from 1891–1953.

Ice Plant

(904) 829-6553
110 Riberia St.

Vintage, circa-1920s bar and restaurant. Offering craft cocktails, fresh food and fresh-distilled liquors.

Plum Contemporary Gallery

(904) 377-5166
10 Aviles Street
Crowds line up for Plum Contemporary Gallery.

This contemporary art gallery on Aviles Street features local and regional talent.