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.

Old City House Inn Weddings

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova Street

Host your beautiful wedding ceremony or reception in this perfect setting, overlooking some of St. Augustine's finest historic landscapes!

Bath Junkie

(904) 810-2284
62 Spanish Street

Design your own bath and body products with customized scents and colors at this unique shop that offers over 200 scents to choose from!

The Floridian

(904) 829-0655
72 Spanish St.
The Floridian Restaurant's new location at 72 Spanish Street

The Floridian Restaurant continues to offer fresh and delicious meals for lunch and dinner at its brand new location on Spanish Street.

JP Henley's - CLOSED

(904) 829-3337
10 Marine Street

As of June 2016, JP Henley's has permanently closed.

Old Powder House Inn

(904) 824-4149
38 Cordova St.
The Old Powder House Inn is a bed and breakfast in the historic area of St. Augustine, Florida.

Conveniently located in the heart of the downtown district, this historic bed and breakfast offers nine guest rooms, fine dining, and an atmosphere filled with Old World charm.

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.

Village Inn

(904) 824-4377
900 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Village Inn serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a family friendly diner setting, but you'd better save room for pie.

44 Spanish Street B & B

(904) 826-0650
44 Spanish Street

This historic inn features eight queen bedrooms with private bath, unique amenities, and romantic atmosphere.

BAM Adventure Sports

(904) 687-1007
606 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
See the historic sights in St. Augustine on a Segway PT with Segs by the Sea.

BAM Adventure Sports offers a variety tours for visitors to St. Augustine to enjoy. Segways are easy to use and a wonderful way to explore the nation's oldest city.

Pepper Palace

(904) 827-1090
2 St. George Street

Pepper Palace is a specialty shop offering visitors and locals hot sauces, spices, seasonings, and more.

DMZ Military Antiques

(904) 825-4306
210 San Marco Avenue

Military and war antiques and memorabilia for history lovers and curious vacationers to St. Augustine, Florida.

Present Moment Cafe

(904) 827-4499
224 W. King Street

Present Moment Café in downtown St. Augustine offers a unique environment to feed mind, body and soul.

Phillip Anthony

(904) 327-4080
9 King Street

An art gallery located in St. Augustine's Historic District.

Tedi's Olde Tyme Ice Cream

(904) 825-1730
65 St. George Street
Kids can't resist an ice cream cone from Tedi's Olde Tyme Ice Cream in St. Augustine.

This St. George Street ice cream shop serves up dessert creations on freshly baked waffled cones, along with other treats to keep visitors cool.

Visitor Information Center

(904) 825-1000
10 W. Castillo Drive

The Visitor Information Center (VIC) is where guests on vacation in St. Augustine may find information on local things to do, restaurants, parking, local ordinances, handicap information, and more.

Cottonways

(904) 826-3757
56 Hypolita Street

Cottonways offers comfortable clothing and shopping for Florida.

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.

St. Augustine Art Glass & Craft Gallery

(904) 824-4916
54 St. George Street

Shop glass art, jewelry, and decor at this St. George Street glass boutique.

Ripley's Red Train Tours

(904) 824-1606
19 San Marco Avenue

Tour the nation's oldest city and learn its fascinating history while hopping on and off at various attractions, restaurants, and more with Ripley's Sightseeing Trains.

Whetstone Chocolates - King Street

(904) 217-0275
139 King Street

After a tour of Whetstone, visitors can stop in this chocolate shop on King Street to buy gifts and treats to take home.