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.

Michael's

(904) 810-2400
25 Cuna Street

Michael's presents seasonal menu items for a casually elegant dining experience in St. Augustine.

Mill Top Tavern

(904) 829-2329
19 1/2 St. George Street

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

This French-inspired restaurant offers a variety of sweet and savory crepes made fresh for every order.

Mix and Match Candy Shoppe

(904) 824-7844
106 St. George Street

An old fashioned candy shop that's been on St. George Street, in historic downtown, for more than 30 years.

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

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

My Custom Wedding Ceremony

(904) 982-2210
3560 Co Rd 214

Officiant John Reardon offers couples customized wedding ceremonies suited to their individualized needs. 

Myers Jewelry and Gifts

(904) 824-0116
27 Cuna Street

Specializing in custom jewelry designs in gold and silver, jewelry repair, estate jewelry, and unique artisan gifts.

Native Pueblo

(904) 563-4985
125 D King Street

Native Pueblo provides teas, crafts, jewelry, dream-catchers and more made by members of select native tribes.

Natural Blossom

(904) 615-1394
112 St. George Street

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

Nero's Waterfront Cafe

(904) 829-6017
24 Avenida Menendez

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

O.C. White's Seafood

(904) 824-0808
118 Avenida Menendez

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

Obscura

(904) 201-9763
51-C Cordova Street

Find locally designed gifts and wares at this artful shop.

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

A haunted walking tour highlighting periods of historical significance and cultural interest.

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

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 inn is ideal for a peaceful, relaxing stay in St. Augustine.

Old City House Inn Weddings

(904) 826-0113
115 Cordova Street

The Old City House Inn located in the heart of Historic Downtown St. Augustine provides quality service  and makes special occasions unforgettable.