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.

A Step Back in Time

(904) 810-5829
60 San Marco Avenue

A Step Back In Time has a variety of collectibles, jewelry, and antiques.

Francis Field

25 W. Castillo Drive
There's plenty of room for family activities like pony rides during the Rhythm 'n Ribs Festival at Francis Field,

Francis Field is the hub of St. Augustine’s special events activities, with many  of the city’s major festivals held in this large open space on W. Castillo Dr. 

Sunset Vacation Travel

(904) 825-1911
101 La Quinta Place

Sunstate Vacation Travel Agency offers three vacation rentals options for St.

Shrine Shop

(904) 824-2809
27 Ocean Avenue

Shop spiritual books, articles, gifts and souvenirs at this shop located at the site where Christianity first came to America.

Isabella Gardens

Corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets
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Vintage Clothing Co.

(904) 342-0187
30 St. George Street
Vintage Clothing Co. offers a wide selection of shirts, swimwear, souvenirs, and more.

Vintage Clothing Co. offers a wide selection of shirts, swimwear, souvenirs, and more.

The BIG Event

(904) 824-1515
By Appointment

The BIG Event is a full service wedding and event planning company that serves the Jacksonville and Saint Augustine area. This professional service specializes in designing, planning and coordinating these special events.

Odd Birds

(904) 679-4933
33 Charlotte St.
The entryway to Odd Birds craft cocktail bar in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Florida.

Oddness is the rule at Odd Birds craft cocktail bar in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

130 King Street Gallery

(904) 829-8280
130 King Street
The 130 King Street Gallery features former Jefferson Airplane band member Marty Balin's paintings of rock 'n' roll icons.

Visitors will enjoy looking back on decades of classic rock ’n’ roll through Marty Balin’s colorful artwork.

Weedman's Grocery

(904) 284-9808
4925 SR 13
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Denny's: Historic

(904) 829-2705
1300 Ponce De Leon Blvd

Denny's restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and moderately priced meals served 24 hours a day. Denny's is best known for its breakfasts served around the clock, including the popular Meat Lover's Breakfast and Original Grand Slam.

So Mermazing

(904) 615-1528
41C King St.
Everything a mermaid or mermaid-lover could desire can be found at the So Mermazing boutique in St. Augustine.

This shop right next to Artsy Abode is all about mermaids, with mermaid-themed merchandise.

City Gate Productions

(904) 823-9852
Throughout the city

City Gate Productions entertains visitors with the history and mystery of St. Augustine, Florida.

Gizmo Candy - Permanently Closed

(904) 825-4090
162 St. George Street

As of February 2017, this location has permanently closed.

Antique Emporium

(904) 829-0544
62 San Marco Avenue

Antique Emporium is a store located in the uptown shopping district of San Marco Avenue in historic St. Augustine, Florida.

Stella Coffee

(904) 315-1837
551 Anastasia Blvd

Open every Wednesday and Saturday at St. Augustine's Farmers Market, this unique coffee is served from a cart at these events. Stella Coffee began when one woman that was so dedicated to coffee decided to break away and begin her own blending.

MOD Mari

(904) 770-2719
1 King Street

MOD Mari is a clothing shop in downtown St. Augustine featuring the latest fashion trends for ladies.

Magnet Force

(904) 823-8688
106 St. George Street

Magnet Force offers a wide selection of collectible memorabilia for any entertainment genre! Find great magnets, mugs, figurines, lunchboxes, models and more at Magnet Force.

Plaza de la Constitucion

(904) 825-1000
1 Cathedral Street
The Public Market is open for vendors to sell their wares.

The Plaza de la Constitucion is the central park in downtown St. Augustine. The park is on a square of land bordered by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Trinity Episcopal, and the Government House.

DoubleTree by Hilton

(904) 825-1923
116 San Marco Ave

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in historic downtown St. Augustine.