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.

Amiro Art and Found

(904) 824-8460
9c Aviles Street

Locally-run art gallery in the heart of St. Augustine's original art district features local, regional, and national artists.

Le Pavillon

(904) 824-6202
45 San Marco Ave
Le Pavillon Restaurant is located in the Uptown San Marco district of St. Augustine.

Offering German, Swiss, and French dishes, Le Pavillon is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Kookaburra

(904) 209-9391
24 Cathedral Place

Enjoy refreshing Australian coffee and pastries at this popular coffee shop in historic downtown.

Neff Jewelers and #7 Rohde Avenue Gallery

(904) 829-5003
7 Rohde Avenue

Custom jewelry in St. Augustine.

Ann O'Malley's Irish Pub

(904) 825-4040
23 Orange Street

Grab a pint of beer, a tasty sandwich, and enjoy people-watching from the outside patio, or watch your favorite team inside.

Taberna Del Caballo

(904) 342-2867
37 St. George Street
Sangria at St. Augustine's Taberna del Caballo

Enjoy the fun atmosphere, great food, and refreshing drinks at this authentic Spanish tavern.

Old City House Inn

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova St

This award-winning, pet-friendly historic downtown inn is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Distillery Company

(904) 825-4962
112 Riberia Street
Visitors can tour this farm-to-bottle spirits distillery in St. Augustine, Florida.

Explore St. Augustine's first legal distillery since Prohibition and sample some of the award-winning spirits being crafted there.

Collage Restaurant

(904) 829-0055
60 Hypolita Street

Collage offers fine international cuisine every night of the week.

Amiro Art and Design

(904) 824-8460
9 Aviles Street

Art gallery located in historic downtown St. Augustine featuring local, regional, and national artists.

St. Photios Greek Shrine

(904) 829-8205
41 St. George Street

Pray, light a candle, or view the Byzantine frescoes in this shrine and museum dedicated to the first Greek colony in the US.

Catch 27

(904) 217-3542
40 Charlotte Street

Fresh, local seafood in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine.

Bear Mountain Outfitters

(904) 808-7000
35 Hypolita Street, Suite 105
Bear Mountain Outfitters is located at the corner of Hypolita and St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida.

Bear Mountain Outfitters has plenty to offer local and visiting hobbyists.

Sunburst Crystal

(904) 824-6205
105 St. George Street
Sunburst Crystal is located in St. Augustine's historic district.

Dazzling crystal gifts, decor, and jewelry available at this St. Augustine shop.

Llambias House Gardens

(904) 824-2872
31 St. Francis Street

A flowering outdoor garden provides the ideal setting for a wedding or reception in St. Augustine.

Chianti Room

(904) 825-4100
60 Charlotte Street

Order Italian plates, appetizers, drinks, and more at this dining spot just off St. George Street.

PIZZA DINA

(904) 826-3535
100 St. George Street

This Italian restaurant serves fresh and authentic cuisine on St. George Street.

Agustin Inn

(800) 248-7846
29 Cuna Street

A St. Augustine bed and breakfast located in a Victorian home built over 100 years ago, with 18 rooms and wheelchair access.

Kenwood Inn Weddings

(904) 824-2116
38 Marine Street
The courtyard and pool at the Kenwood Inn are perfect for weddings and receptions.

Host the perfect wedding ceremony or reception at this romantic and elegant venue in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Sea Spirits Gallery & Gifts

(904) 679-3811
210 St. George Street

A gallery inspired by the sea, featuring original paintings, sculptures, handcrafted jewelry and much more.