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.

St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours

(904) 825-0087
4 Granada Street
St. Augustine has played a significant role in the history of African-Americans in the U.S.

St. Augustine City Walks Tours offers free Black Heritage Tours on most Saturdays.

Sheriff's Ghost Walk

(904) 540-0031
32 St. George Street

Explore St. Augustine’s supernatural side with the ghosts of Sheriff Guy White and his deputies.

Around the World Marketplace

(904) 824-6223
21 Orange Street

This shop collects amazing works of art, gifts, souvenirs, house decor, and much more from around the world.

Love Tree Cottage

(904) 827-0807
6 Cordova Street

This romantic site serves as a wedding venue and includes a gift shop with souvenirs.

Panama Hat Company

(904) 829-0032
46 St. George Street
St. Augustine's Panama Hat Company offers hats in all shapes and sizes.

Find the perfect fedora, visor, cap or hand-blocked Panama hat at this popular shop on St. George Street.

Gelato Time

(904) 819-0133
122 St. George Street

Visitors and locals can dine on authentic Italian gelato at this eatery next-door to Pizza Time.

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

(904) 824-7765
46 Avenida Menendez
Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille is located on the bayfront, in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

This New Orleans-style restaurant offers courtyard seating, a lively bar and intimate indoor tables and booths.

Oak and Adze

(904) 501-7515
70 St George St

Billed as a "maker of mancrafts," the Oak and Adze shop in downtown St. Augustine has everything a "gentleman adventurer" could desire.

Cellar 6

(904) 827-9055
6 Aviles Street

This wine cellar bar on Aviles Street offers a relaxing atmosphere, live music, great food, specialty drinks and more.

Saragossa Inn

(877) 808-7384
34 Saragossa St.
Saragossa Inn B&B is located near all the historic sites of Saint Augustine, Florida!

This lovely bed and breakfast is within walking distance of Cordova Street and St. Augustine's historic district.

Bayfront Westcott House

(800) 513-9814
146 Avenida Menendez

Bayfront Westcott House is one of St. Augustine's top-rated B&Bs. This waterfront property is located in the downtown historic district.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

(904) 829-1122
4 Granada St.
Ghost Tours of St. Augustine is the original ghost tour provider in the nation's oldest city.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine offers a variety of haunted tours of the nation's oldest city.

Peter O'Neill Gallery

(904) 808-1311
130 St. George Street

Peter O'Neill Gallery is closed as of February 2017.

Irish Gift Shop

(904) 824-5040
26 Cuna Street

Gifts from Ireland abound in downtown St. Augustine.

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.

Earthbound

(904) 824-6283
108 St. George Street

Global and eclectic treasures await you in this shop.

Stogies Cigar Bar

(904) 826-4008
36 Charlotte Street

St. Augustine's own cigar bar! Find a huge variety of stogies here, craft beer and wines, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Tini Martini Bar

(904) 829-0928
24 Avenida Menendez

Sit back and relax with a custom or classic martini at this bayfront bar in historic downtown.

Dolce Cafe

(904) 615-1583
210 St. George Street

Historic downtown coffee shop serving up organic coffee and tea as well as delicious pastries, fresh sandwiches, crepes and more

Tripp Harrison Art Gallery: Downtown

(904) 824-3662
22 Cathedral Place

Browse through this art gallery featuring inspired tropical pieces by Florida artist Tripp Harrison.