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.

Tempo Restaurant

(904) 342-0286
16 Cathedral Place
Tempo Restaurant offers "good food and good times" in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

This restaurant offers "good food and good times" in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

(904) 377-7245
111 Avenida Menendez

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

Plum Contemporary Gallery

(904) 377-5166
10 Aviles Street
Crowds line up for Plum Contemporary Gallery.

This contemporary art gallery on Aviles Street features local and regional talent.

Drake's Deli

(904) 814-3557
138 San Marco Avenue
Drake's Deli offers sandwiches, subs, cheese steaks and much more.

Enjoy a great selection of sandwiches made with high quality meats and cheeses at Drake's Deli.

Personalized Gifts R Us

(386) 984-7355
106 St. George Street

Personalized Gifts R Us offers a variety of custom gifts made in mere minutes.

Ice Plant

(904) 829-6553
110 Riberia St.

Vintage, circa-1920s bar and restaurant. Offering craft cocktails, fresh food and fresh-distilled liquors.

Centennial House

(800) 611-2880
26 Cordova Street

Historical bed and breakfast in St. Augustine that offers guests comfort and walking distance to the historic downtown area.

Aviles Gallery

(904) 823-8608
11 Aviles Street

View local works of art at this Aviles Street art gallery featuring picturesque scenes from St. Augustine to take home!

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.

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.

Hella Good

(904) 819-8911
106 St. George Street

Organic vegan soaps and skincare products featuring natural scents and ingredients, all handmade in Florida.

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.

Collage Restaurant

(904) 829-0055
60 Hypolita Street

Collage offers fine international cuisine every night of the week.

Catch 27

(904) 217-3542
40 Charlotte Street

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

Neff Jewelers and #7 Rohde Avenue Gallery

(904) 829-5003
7 Rohde Avenue

Custom jewelry 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.