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.

Le Macaron French Pastries

(904) 217-4882
8 Cathedral Place
The storefront of Le Macaron is located on Cathedral Place.

This French pastry shop serves macarons, cakes, and other sweet treats.

Lightner Museum

(904) 824-2874
75 King Street
Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida

Enjoy the atmosphere and artwork of another age at this elegant Museum, formerly the Alcazar Hotel.

Lightner Museum Weddings & Events

(904) 417-8619
75 King Street
A bride poses for a scenic portrait in Lightner Museum's front garden area.

The historic atrium of the Lightner Museum has the grand atmosphere and space to accommodate any special event.

Likit

(904) 679-5492
9 St. George Street
Likit frozen custard on St. George Street in St. Augustine, FL

A dessert and snack stand where guests can cool off with a Dole Whip or devour a Turkey Leg as they walk St. George Street.

Liquid Metal Designs

(352) 494-1866
84 Charlotte Street

Liquid Metal Designs sells handmade metal art with patriotic, military, and first responder themes. The metal designs are created by hand and used to create individual works of art.

Llambias House Gardens

(904) 824-2872
31 St. Francis Street

A flowering outdoor garden provides the ideal setting for a wedding or reception in St. Augustine.

Lost Art Gallery

(904) 827-9800
210 St. George Street
Exterior of Lost Art Gallery in St. Augustine, FL

This diverse art gallery offers a range of items from local collections — everything from 17th-century masters to bold, contemporary paintings.

Magnet Force

(904) 823-8688
106 St. George Street

Magnet Force offers a wide selection of collectible memorabilia for any entertainment genre! Find great magnets, mugs, figurines, lunchboxes, models and more at Magnet Force.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

(904) 217-7814
39 Cordova St.
Maple Street Biscuit Company is located on Cordova St., in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

Serving freshly made comfort food for breakfast and lunch, Maple Street's newest location is in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

Marion Motor Lodge

(904) 829-2261
120 Avenida Menendez
Pool at Marion Motor Lodge

Marion Motor Lodge is a quaint St. Augustine hotel located on beautiful Matanzas Bay.

Market to Market

(904) 824-1114
22 St George Street
Market to Market entrance from St. George Street in St. Augustine, Fl

Market to Market is a retail store located in Downtown St. Augustine. They offer an assortment of lead-free pottery designed for the home and garden. There products feature Mexican, Portuguese, and Spanish styles. 

Markland House

(904) 826-8617
102 King St.

Originally built in the middle of an orange grove, St. Augustine’s Markland House has all the charm of the Old South and plenty of space for hosting memorable special events. The venue is available on a seasonal basis only.

Mary's Harbor View Cafe

(904) 825-0193
16 Avenida Menendez

Mary's Harbor View Cafe on the bayfront offers a tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner and amazing views of the water.

Mayday Ice Cream - Historic District

(904) 217-0517
100 St. George Street

Hand-crafted ice cream, homemade sprinkles, and waffle cones are available across from the Columbia Restaurant.

Medieval Torture Museum

(904) 373-7777
100 St. George Street
Medieval Torture Museum

This museum showcases the darker sides of human history.

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.

Meili Old Town Tours

(904) 365-9021
6 Cordova Street
Meili Old Town Tours in front of the Castillo de San Marcos in downtown St. Augustine, Fl

Meili Old Town Tours offers Ghost and Historic tours with a large helping of adventure and fun, and is suitable for all ages.

Memorial Presbyterian Church

(904) 829-6451
32 Sevilla Street

Florida's first Presbyterian Congregation, established in 1824, moved to this magnificant church in 1890.

Metalartz Gallery

(904) 824-6322
58 Hypolita
Metalartz Gallery is located on Hypolita Street in St. Augustine's historic district.

Featuring locally-made works of art including hand-blown glass art, watercolors, silver jewelry and more.