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.

Columbia Gift Shop

(904) 824-3341
98 St. George St.

At the Columbia Gift Shop you will find anything from traditional paella pans straight from Spain to authentic Cuban coffee to handmade cigars from around the world!

Joel Bagnal Goldsmith Gallery

(904) 614-4706
11C Aviles Street

St. Augustine's premier goldsmith, Joel Bagnal works closely with his clients to create the perfect piece of jewelry.

Spy Global Cuisine - Currently Closed

(904) 819-5637
21 Hypolita Street

Spy Global Cuisine offers upscale sushi, steak, and cocktails in a cool and relaxed atmosphere. CLOSED as of December 2015.

Spanish Military Hospital Museum

(904) 342-7730
3 Aviles Street
The Spanish Military Hospital Museum gives visitors a glimpse into medical practices during the Colonial Spanish Period in St. Augustine.

This museum offers an intriguing look into colonial medicine and early settlement life in St. Augustine, Florida.

360 Boutique

(904) 342-4064
50 San Marco Avenue
360 Boutique is located in uptown San Marco in St. Augustine, Fl.

Global and eclectic jewelry, gifts, and clothes!

Claude's Chocolate

(904) 829-5790
6 Granada Street

Stop in this shop and taste some delicious and decadent chocolate-y creations!

Hamblen House

(904) 671-9900
2 Anderson Cir.

A full restaurant and bar, and home to American Legion Post 37.

Cedar House Inn

(800) 845-0012
79 Cedar Street
The Cedar House Inn welcomes its guests with charm and elegance.

Effortless elegance combines with modern convenience at the Cedar House Inn.

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.

River House Events

(904) 826-6210
179 Marine Street

The River House hosts a variety of elegant events from grand weddings and receptions to intimate gatherings and business meetings.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

(904) 824-2806
38 Cathedral Place

America's first parish and the oldest Catholic Church in the city. Explore this exquisite building and view the Spanish-inspired architecture.

Shopaholic Boutique

(904) 829-6666
76 St. George Street

Shop for resort wear for your vacation at this St. George Street clothing boutique.

Crucial Coffee

(904) 810-2080
26 Charlotte Street

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Crucial Coffee is a charming place to stop for a cup of coffee or tea.

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.

Go Fish

(904) 679-5958
5C St. George Street

Go Fish Clothing and Jewelry features a variety of handcrafted items.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

(904) 377-7245
111 Avenida Menendez

These guided water tours offer serious nature and plenty of fun.

Relampago Coffee Lab

(904) 209-5174
74 Spanish Street

A coffee shop and cafe with hot and cold drinks and baked goods.

Ancient City Tours

(904) 827-0807
6 Cordova St.
Ancient City Tours school group at the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.

Ancient City Tours offers entertaining education tours to vacationers, school groups, ghost hunters, and more.

Cutter & Cutter

(904) 810-0460
25 King Street
Brilliance in Color art gallery in St. Augustine, Florida.

View works of fine art and talent from local art professionals at this gallery located across from the plaza.

Best Western Bayfront

(904) 824-4482
16 Avenida Menendez

Enjoy a comfortable stay in St. Augustine close to all the area attractions, restaurants and shopping.