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.

Mi Casa Cafe

(904) 824-9317
69 St. George St.
Mi Casa from St. George Street

Mi Casa Café is a quaint little restaurant and outdoor beer garden serving lunch and dinner in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

Michael's

(904) 810-2400
25 Cuna Street

Michael's Tasting Room prepares delicious and creative starters, salads, and entrées.

Mill Top Tavern

(904) 829-2329
19 1/2 St. George Street
Mill Top Tavern in St. Augustine, FL

This former grist mill is now a cozy restaurant, bar, and live music venue.

MOD Mari

(904) 770-2719
1 King Street

MOD Mari is a clothing shop in downtown St. Augustine featuring the latest fashion trends for ladies.

Mojo Old City BBQ

(904) 342-5264
5 Cordova Street

Dine on a full menu of Southern specialties and BBQ appetizers, along with a bar carrying craft beers and tasteful bourbons.

Mustache: Merchant of Man Crafts

70 St. George Street
The small shop that is Mustache: Merchant of Man Crafts in St. Augustine.

This small boutique carries timeless handmade wooden, steel, leather, and paper products and tools of the past.

My Custom Wedding Ceremony in historic St.

Natural Blossom

(904) 615-1394
112 St. George Street
Makeup and treatment counter at Natural Blossom in St. Augustine, FL

Natural Blossom is a beauty supply store located in downtown St. Augustine.

Nero's Waterfront Cafe

(904) 829-6017
24 Avenida Menendez
The Casablanca Inn, home to Nero's and the Tini Martini Bar on St. Augustin's Bayfront.

This breakfast and lunch cafe, at the Casablanca Inn, sits on the Bayfront with a view of the Mantanzas.

O.C. White's Seafood

(904) 824-0808
118 Avenida Menendez
O.C. Whites Seafood & Spirits restaurant on the historic bayfront of St. Augustine, Florida.

This bayfront restaurant offers seafood, spirits, and an Old-World atmosphere.

Oak and Adze

(904) 501-7515
70 St George St

Oak and Adze products are available in the Mustache Merchant of Man Crafts shop.

Obscura

(904) 201-9763
51-C Cordova Street

Find locally designed gifts and wares at this artful shop.

Odd Birds Loft

(904) 679-4933
33 Charlotte Street
Full service bar at Odd Bird's Loft

Located in downtown St. Augustine across from the Castillo de San Marcos, Odd Birds Loft specializes in North and South American specialties, including craft cocktails and appetizers. 

 

Old City Cigars

(904) 714-8841
123 St George Street

This shop offers cigars, cigarettes, and more in downtown St. Augustine.

Old City Ghosts

(904) 469-0994
26 Toques Place
house at night

Old City Ghosts is a ghost tour operator that specializes in historic St. Augustine. Their standard tour route is 0.8 miles long and stops at eight different locations.

Old City Gifts

(904) 342-7460
20 Cathedral Place

A souvenir shop on the plaza with custom print tees where visitors can choose a shirt color and design!

Old City Hammocks

(904) 808-1911
4 St. George Street #108
Hammocks on display inside of Old City Hammocks in St. Augustine, Fl

Old City Hammocks carries hammocks of all shapes, colors, and sizes.

Old City House Inn

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova St

This award-winning, pet-friendly historic downtown inn is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay in St. Augustine.

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!

Old City House Restaurant

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova Street

Exquisite presentation, delicious fare, and impeccable customer service can be found at this charming downtown restaurant.