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.

Uptown Swinery

(904) 824-6202
45 San Marco Avenue
The interior of Uptown Swinery in St. Augustine.

This southern public house serves American comfort food and they are all about the pork.

Vaill Point Park

(904) 209-0333
630 Vaill Point Rd.

This 23-acre park offers a variety of recreational activities like hiking, fishing, birdwatching and more, as well as full amenities for an enjoyable visit.

Victoria's Vintage Photos

(904) 829-0224
5 C Spanish Street

Victoria's Vintage photos creates "vintage" photos with their guests, who choose costumes from the 1850s to the 1920s.

Victorian House

(904) 824-5214
11 Cadiz St
The Victorian House Bed and Breakfast

The beautiful Victorian House Bed and Breakfast offers guests a unique selection of rooms and a remarkable place to stay in St. Augustine.

Victorian House Weddings

(904) 824-5214
11 Cadiz Street
The Victorian House's Pauline Room with private entry is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway.

The perfect and elegant atmosphere for an intimate wedding or elopement in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

Villa 1565

(904) 824-6181
137 San Marco Avenue

Formerly the Howard Johnson, the newly-updated Villa 1565 is conveniently located to St. Augustine attractions.

Villa Victor Hotel

(904) 829-2292
42 San Marco Ave.

An Uptown St. Augustine hotel with outdoor pool and indoor cafe.

Villa Zorayda Museum

(904) 829-9887
83 King Street
St. Augustine's Villa Zorayda Museum is built to one-tenth the scale of a portion of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

The Villa Zorayda was built in the late 19th century to replicate a portion of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Through June 30, 2020, they offer special admission for Florida residents.

Village Inn Restaurant

(904) 824-4377
900 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Village Inn serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a family friendly diner setting, but you'd better save room for pie.

A second-floor cigar shop selling tobacco products, accessories, and a variety of jerkys that include gator and antelope.

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.

VIP Entertainment

(386) 344-5006
Call for an Appointment

With over 25 years in the wedding industry, VIP Entertainment has become a trusted name for unforgettable wedding receptions in the St. Augustine area.

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.

Wedding Authority

(904) 826-0166
75 King Street

Meet with the Wedding Authority to plan every detail to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Weedman's Grocery

(904) 460-2761
4925 SR 13
Weedman's Grocery and Butcher Shop, West of St. Augustine.

This small, family-owned grocery has a real butcher shop and fresh produce.

Whetstone Chocolates

(904) 217-0275
149 King Street
Chocolate drizzle at Whetstone Chocolates

Take a chocolate tour at this classic St. Augustine chocolatier, which offers a sweet look behind the candy-making process.

Whetstone Chocolates - King Street

(904) 217-0275
139 King Street
Glass cases at Whetstone Chocolates

After a tour of Whetstone, visitors can stop in this chocolate shop on King Street to buy gifts and treats to take home.

Whetstone Chocolates: St. George

(904) 825-1720
42 St. George Street
Inside Whetstone Chocolates on St. George Street

Stop in this St. George Street shop for tasty chocolates, fudge, caramels, gelato, and more!

Enjoy good times, cold drinks, and tasty food at this historic downtown bar and grill and late-night favorite.

Wicked Hooker Sport Fishing Charters

(904) 200-9302
117 Dockside Dr.
The happy captain, crew, and fishermen aboard Wicked Hooker Fishing Charters.

Wicked Hooker Sport Fishing Charters invites visitors out on the water for some fresh catch. The charter is hosted by Captain Jeanie Lambertson who uses a 2016-Parker boat measuring 41 feet with Twin 350 Yamaha.