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.

Centro Restaurant & Piano Bar

(904) 891-0318
17 King Street
Centro Piano Bar and Restaurant is located across from the Plaza de la Constitucion in historic St. Augustine.

This elegant piano bar and restaurant in historic downtown specializes in world cuisine.

Scenic Cruise

(904) 824-1806
111 Avenida Menendez

Climb aboard and enjoy a relaxing tour of St. Augustine's historic waterways.

Hampton Inn Historic

(904) 829-1996
2050 N Ponce De Leon Blvd.

Hampton Inn Historic offers convenience and comfortable lodging in St. Augustine, Florida.

Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast

(904) 829-2467
70 Cuna St
The Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast is a historic inn located in downtown St. Augustine, Florida.https://www.visitstaugustine.com/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/carriage_way_bed_breakfast_st_augustine.jpg?itok=EsHNpwOT

Historic Victorian bed and breakfast located within walking distance of historic downtown St. Augustine.

Schooner Freedom

(904) 810-1010
111 Avenida Menendez
The Schooner Freedom under sail in St. Augustine, Florida.

Sail on the Florida waters that border the city of St. Augustine, the same currents that guided Menendez, Drake, and Ponce de Leon.

At Journey's End

(904) 829-0076
89 Cedar Street

A modern bed and breakfast located in the Historic District of downtown St. Augustine, Florida.

Flagler's Legacy Tours

(904) 823-3378
74 King Street
Flagler College in historic St. Augustine was built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon hotel in 1888.

Visitors and locals can take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

Fountain of Youth

(904) 829-3168
11 Magnolia Avenue
Cannon firing at the Fountain of Youth.

The Fountain of Youth gives visitors a chance to experience history at this important archaeological site and to drink from the famous springs.

Casa de Solana

(904) 824-3555
21 Aviles Street

Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast is the seventh oldest house in St. Augustine, Fl.

Haven Horse Ranch

(904) 813-5710
7333 CR 208

A therapeutic horse ranch that provides lessons, camps, and visits for school groups.

Travelodge & Suites

(888) 829-2525
290 San Marco Ave

Travelodge & Suites is located off San Marco Avenue and only a short trolley ride away from the historic downtown district of St.

St. Augustine Gold Tours

(904) 325-0547
6 Cordova Street

These personalized motor tours provide close-up access to St. Augustine's landmarks and museums.

St. Cyprian Church

(904) 829-8828
37 Lovett St.

This rustic church was built in 1900 with wooden interior and beautiful stained glass windows.

Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez

(904) 824-8874
259 San Marco Avenue

The Pioneer Barn offers some real Old Florida charm as a venue for weddings and other events in St. Augustine.

Father O'Reilly House Museum

(904) 826-0750
32 Aviles Street

Built during the first Spanish Period, the Father O'Reilly House Museum is one of the oldest structures in St.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

(904) 335-3155
27 San Marco Ave.
The Ghosts & Gravestones tour includes a visit inside one of the most haunted buildings in St. Augustine -- The Old Jail.

Visitors can experience a trolley tour like no other as they experience the darker side of St. Augustine's history.

Ghost Walks With A Pirate

(904) 806-4495
78 St. George Street

Talk a ghost tour through St. Augustine featuring pirate guides.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

(904) 829-3575
20 Aviles Street
The Ximenez-Fatio House was once a fashionable boarding house in 19th-century St. Augustine.

Welcome to 1800s St. Augustine with a fascinating tour of this beautifully restored colonial house and museum.

La Pentola Restaurant

(904) 824-3282
58 Charlotte St
Enjoy the fine dining experience offered at La Pentola in St. Augustine.

For a refined atmosphere, exquisite dining, and authentic Italian and Mediterranean food come to La Pentola in downtown St. Augustine.

Sangrias

(904) 827-1947
35 Hypolita Street

St. George Street tapas bar featuring outdoor porch for people-watching and live music.