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 Restaurant

(904) 824-3341
98 St. George Street

Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez Sr. founded the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, Florida in 1905. That location is Florida's oldest restaurant. The Columbia Restaurant of St.

Fort Menendez

(904) 824-8874
259 San Marco Avenue
Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers fun living history activities the whole family can enjoy.

Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum offers living history activities that are both fun and educational for the whole family.

Hilton Historic Bayfront

(904) 829-2277
32 Avenida Menendez

The Historic Hilton on the bay offers luxurious amenities and a scenic waterfront view.

Bayfront Mini-Golf

(904) 829-1673
111 Avenida Menendez

Play the oldest mini-golf course in St. Augustine, while taking in the view of the historic bayfront.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory

(904) 217-0275
139 King Street

Take a chocolate tour at this local factory offering a sweet look behind the candy-making process.

St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours

(904) 392-7137
64 Hypolita Street

Visitors can choose from a variety of historic tours, ranging from food tours and pub crawls to paranormal tours and pet-friendly pup crawls.

Sakada Asian Cuisine

(904) 819-5857
120 San Marco
Sakada Asian Cuisine in St. Augustine, Florida, serves a variety of Asian dishes.

Sakada offers sushi and a variety of delicious Asian cuisine in a convenient location just north of St. Augustine's downtown area.

Black Parrot Candy Shoppe

(770) 633-5377
2 St. George Street

Visitors will enjoy the nostalgia of this candy shop.

Meehan's Irish Pub & Seafood House

(904) 810-1923
20 Avenida Menendez

Visitors can enjoy authentic Irish food, beers, and atmosphere at this restaurant and bar located on the bayfront in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Cafe del Hidalgo

(904) 823-1196
35 Hypolita St

Gelato, espresso, and a variety of lunch and dinner items are available at this downtown cafe.

The Way We Were Vintage Boutique

(904) 825-0114
86 Charlotte Street
Pop inside and take a fashion trip back in time at The Way We Were Boutique.

Take a step back in time and find vintage fashion at The Way We Were Boutique.

Oldest House Museum Complex

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street
Front view of the Oldest House Museum Complex off St. Francis Street.

The Oldest House Museum Complex offers guided tours, two museums, a colonial kitchen, ornamental garden and museum store to its visitors.

Casa Maya Seafood Grille & Tequila Bar

(904) 823-0787
22 Hypolita Street
The Casa Maya is located on Hypolita Street, just a block from the bayfront in historic St. Augustine, Florida.

Casa Maya offers a variety of Latin American cuisine in a charming, convenient location dowtown.

Galeria Del Mar

(904) 829-2120
9 King Street

Artwork from national and local artists.

Spanish Dutch Convoy

(904) 824-8053
60 St. George Street

High quality leather goods in downtown St. Augustine!

Corazon Cinema and Cafe

(904) 679-5736
36 Granada St.
Main theatre room at the Corazon Cinema.

Take in a movie and enjoy a freshly-made sandwich or salad in the friendly atmosphere of the Corazon Cinema and Café.

Florida Cracker Cafe

(904) 829-0397
81 St. George St.
The Florida Cracker Café is located in the heart of St. Augustine' historic district.

Enjoy Florida-style cuisine at this historic downtown restaurant, which offers indoor dining as well as a large outdoor patio with shaded seating.

Oldest Wooden School House

(904) 824-0192
14 St. George Street
The Oldest Wooden School House in St. Augustine.

Take a lesson from the Oldest Wooden School House in the country, complete with replica displays and museum on the inside!

Cedar House Inn Weddings

(904) 829-0079
79 Cedar St.
Bride and groom at the Cedar House Inn.

The Cedar House Inn’s abundance of charm and choices makes it an ideal location for a romantic wedding.

St. Francis Inn

(904) 824-6068
279 Saint George St

This historic St. George Street bed and breakfast provides vacationers to St. Augustine with a comfortable place to stay.