Historic Downtown

The heart of the First City is found here in Historic Downtown.

The heart of the city of St. Augustine is here in the Historic Downtown where guests will find a majority of the city's restaurants, shopping, hotels, and attractions. The Historic Downtown is the oldest part of the city with many buildings dating back to the 1700s — and with streets that have existed from long before that —combine to create a walkable city obviously designed with old European concepts. Part of Historic Downtown, Lincolnville also offers history, museums, places to stay, and eateries.

This Historic Downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are over twenty other sites within the district from the Alcazar Hotel to the Ximenez-Fatio House. The Historic Downtown creates a walkable city and a beautiful area for finding things to do like shopping, visiting museums and churches, dining, and listening to live music.

The Historic Downtown is also home to the beautiful bayfront with lovely panoramic views of the Matanzas Bay and an inviting bayfront walk along the Matanzas River from the Castillo de San Marcos to the former 16th Century Jesuit monastery that is now Headquarters for the Florida National Guard. A number of eateries have views of the Matanzas, including A1A Ale House and Harry’s Seafood. Those who wish to stay in the Historic District, near the water, may want to check out the Bayfront Inn and the Edgewater Inn.

The top-rated attractions in the area reflect the importance of history in shaping St. Augustine, including the Flagler Legacy Tours, Lightner Museum, and the Colonial Quarter. 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. This area of town showcases everything from early European design, Florida bungalow-style houses, and Gilded Age extravagance.

The Historic Downtown of the nation’s oldest city represents much of U.S. History from 1565 and is sure to offer activities for the whole family to enjoy.

A clothing shop featuring light colored shirts with St. Augustine themed designs.

A St. Augustine boutique with products for beach-lovers and Southern ladies including clothes, drinkware, and accessories.

This historic inn features unique amenities, and a romantic atmosphere. Located steps from area attractions, shopping, and dining, the Inn features 1920s decor with modern amenities.

63 Orange Street provides guests with the excellent St. Augustine hospitality in a Victorian home just steps away from the heart of old St. Augustine.

A Ghostly Encounter

12 St. George Street.

Explore St. Augustine's winding streets after dark on this popular ghost tour.

Local, non-theatrical investigative experiences as featured on the Travel Channel.

American eatery on the bayfront, offering a full from-scratch menu and a wide selection of beers.

A1A Ale Works offers private dining for weddings and banquets in their luxurious and spacious Bayview Room.

A1A Ale Works offers private dining for weddings and banquets at Sala Menéndez, located Lightner Museum courtyard.

Find shirts, jackets, boots, gear, and more for bikers and biker lovers alike.

Adventure Pets presents gear for people who wish to take their dogs on their adventures.

Afterlife Tours

Ponce de Leon Circle

Afterlife offers historically accurate paranormal tours in St. Augustine.

A St. Augustine bed and breakfast located in a Victorian home built over 100 years ago, with 18 rooms and wheelchair access.

Buy jewelry or have your jewelry repaired while enjoying the Arcade of Professional Artisans and Craftspeople in Historic Downtown St. Augustine

Alta Marea, the Italian phrase for "high tide" features the best of local and Mediterranean seafood.

Amore Wedding Chapel

75 King Street

Amore Wedding Chapel in Historic Downtown St. Augustine seats up to 50 guests for an intimate wedding in an historic building.

Anatol Studio

14 St. George Street

Unique hand-carved portraits from an accomplished professional.

Ancient City Art Gallery

11 Aviles Street

The newst art gallery in the nation’s oldest city featuring works from local artists.

Ancient City Baptist Church is a historic church originally constructed in St. Augustine in 1895.

Visitors can enjoy local St. Augustine beers at this downtown tasting room.