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.

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.

Bin 39 Wine Bar

(904) 827-5740
4 St. George Street

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

Black Parrot Candy Shoppe

(770) 633-5377
2 St. George Street

Visitors will enjoy the nostalgia of this candy shop.

Black Raven Adventures

(904) 826-0000
111 Avenida Menendez

Be a pirate, or just act like one, on the The Black Raven's unique live, interactive pirate cruise.

Bluewater Adventure

(904) 460-4004
117 Dockside Drive

Guests can see historic St. Augustine's sights, marshlands, and wildlife from their own 2-seat catamaran with this tour.

Bog Brewing Company

(904) 679-3146
218 West King Street

This local brewery offers beer and wine in a friendly and historic setting.

Borrillo's Pizza & Subs

(904) 829-1133
88 San Marco Ave.

Borrillo's Pizza and Subs serves New York style pizza and more in a convenient location directly across the street from the Mission Nombre de Dios, just north of St. Augustine's historic district.

Bouvier Maps and Prints

(904) 825-0920
11 Aviles Street

An antique map store selling rare and unique items on Aviles Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

Brian Walker Fishing Charters

(904) 610-8859
1303 Eisenhower Drive

Brian Walker Fishing Charters offers guests the ability to experience inshore and coastal fishing excursions. Captain Brian Walker specializes in light tackle fishing, inshore, and coastal fishing.

Bridge of Lions

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St. Augustine's Bridge of Lions at night.

The Bridge of Lions was built in the mid-1920s as a way for automobiles to travel from St. Augustine on the mainland to Anastasia Island, where significant development was just getting underway.

Briney Deep

(904) 907-1150
162 St. George Street

Briney Deep is a clothing shop featuring shirts with marine life themes. These are one of a kind designs created by a local artist. They are screen printed onto high-quality performance-wear shirts and hoodies.

Broudy's: Downtown

(904) 829-6909
35 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Broudy's Fine Wine and Spirits is located off King Street in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. This location of Broudy's offers a wide selection of spirits, beers and wine.

Brunch Restaurant

(904) 829-6017
24 Avenida Menendez

Visitors to St. Augustine can try breakfast and lunch dishes and drinks at this brunch eatery on the bayfront!

Bull and Crown Publick House

(904) 342-2869
53 St. George Street

Dine in this 18th century style restaurant in historic downtown where the servers and the restaurant are part of living history.

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.

Burger Buckets

(904) 342-5295
3 Cordova St.

Burger Buckets offers moderately-priced breakfast and lunch specialties, as well as delicious ice cream and homemade fudge.

Cafe Alcazar

(904) 825-9948
25 Granada Street

Guests who dine at the Cafe Alcazar can enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and a historic and charming atmosphere.

Cafe del Hidalgo

(904) 823-1196
35 Hypolita St

Gelato, espresso, and a variety of lunch and dinner items are available at this downtown cafe.

Cafe Genovese

(904) 829-0707
1515 CR 210 W
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Caribongo of St. Augustine

(904) 907-1170
162 St. George Street

This local shop sells all sorts of souvenirs that change color in the sunlight.