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.

Johnny's Oyster Bar

(904) 810-1923
20 Avenida Menendez
Johnny's Oyster Bar at Meehans on the bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida.

Johnny's Oyster Bar at Meehan's Irish Pub is an upscale eatery and full service bar with one of the best views in town. Located across from the Casitllo de San Marcos, Johnny’s offers great seafood in a beautiful setting with scenic views of St.

East Coast/West Coast

(904) 829-0512
138 St. George Street

Gifts and resort wear for the land and the sea.

Weedman's Grocery

(904) 284-9808
4925 SR 13
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Bin 39

(904) 827-5740
4 St. George Street

This shop offers tastings of fine wines from Sonoma and Napa Valleys in California.

Gizmo Candy

(904) 825-4090
162 St. George Street

As of February 2017, this location has permanently closed.

Antiques & Uniques

(904) 325-9073
7 Aviles Street
Step inside to Antiques and Uniques in historic St. Augustine.

Antiques & Uniques has a wide collection of wares to browse, including records, sports cards, posters, comics, and more.

Gaufre's & Goods

(904) 829-5770
9 Aviles Street

This family-owned and operated Polish & Greek cafe offers coffees, pierogies, and sweet Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings.

Liquid Metal Designs

(352) 494-1866
84 Charlotte Street

Liquid Metal Designs sells handmade metal art with patriotic, military, and first responder themes. The metal designs are created by hand and used to create individual works of art.

Indigenous Arts

(904) 217-3246
162 St. George Street
Indigenous art has a wide variety of global items for sale.

Global, handmade items are available at Indigenous Arts.

Courtyard Gallery

(904) 599-8522
75 King Street

The Courtyard Gallery features an eclectic blend of antique, vintage, and contemporary art as well as estate and new jewelry. Paintings, prints, sculpture, items for the home, and even authentic Samurai Swords can be seen at this gallery.

Kilwin's Chocolate: South

(904) 826-0008
140 St. George St
Kilwin's South is located on Hypolita and St. George Street.

Ice cream, fudge, and chocolates will satisfy a sweet tooth at Kilwin's.

Grace Methodist Church

(904) 829-8272
8 Carrera St
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Fudge Buckets

(904) 342-7571
32 St. George Street

Order up some delicious homemade fudge in a variety of flavors at this St. George Street shop.

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.

Dos Gatos

(904) 679-4122
66 Hypolita St.

This downtown bar and lounge is open late, often featuring live music.

Government House

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street
St. Augustine's Government House is located in the center of the historic downtown district.

Located on the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Government House site has served colonial governors in St. Augustine for centuries.

Woman's Exchange Gift Shop

(904) 829-5064
143 St. George St.
The Woman's Exchange runs a unique gift shop at the historic Peña-Peck House in St. Augustine.

The Woman's Exchange gift shop sells handmade crafts from around the country.

Prohibition Kitchen

(904) 209-5704
119 St. George Street

Prohibition Kitchen is serving up music and style on St. George Street. This 1920s and Prohibition era themed gastropub offers generous portions of locally-sourced bar food, craft cocktails, and live music every night.