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.

Pirate Haus Inn

(904) 808-1999
32 Treasury St.

This quaint inn gives guests a memorable, affordable, family-friendly stay.

Pirate Store

(904) 392-1172
162 St. George Street

A shop selling pirate goods, clothing, and gifts.

Pizza Time

(904) 819-0133
124 St. George St.

Pizza Time prepares Brooklyn Style pizza and sells it by the slice or whole pie.

Pizzalley's

(904) 825-2627
117 St. George Street

Order quick-service pizza at the counter, or sit down for a full dining experience at the Chianti Room.

Pizzalley's Chianti Room

(904) 825-4100
60 Charlotte Street

This establishment offers great pizza to eat in or to go, as well a full Italian dinner menu from calamari to cannoli.

PK's Roosevelt Room

(904) 209-5704
121 St. George Street

Some popular entrees include Croque Madame and it is considered a vibrant hot spot with a 1920s inspired-environment.

Plaza de la Constitución

(904) 825-1001
1 Cathedral Street

The Plaza de la Constitución sits at the center of our historic city and is bordered by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

Plum Contemporary Gallery

(904) 825-0069
10 Aviles Street

Local and regional artist are part of their diverse collection.

Poseidon Spa at the Casa Monica

(904) 819-6115
53 King St.

Indulge your senses and treat your body to a total experience of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Poseidon Spa at the Casa Monica hotel.

Potter's Wax Museum

(904) 829-9056
31 Orange Street

The whole family can enjoy interacting with famous figures from history as well as modern movie stars and more at Potter's Wax Museum in St. Augustine.

Prehistoric St. Augustine

(904) 484-7458
127 St. George Street

Prehistoric St. Augustine offers museum and shop for amateur palentologists to browse.

Prohibition Kitchen

(904) 209-5704
119 St. George Street

Serving unique dishes with stylish cocktails and craft beer while hosting live music.

Project SWING Playground

(904) 471-6616
10 W. Castillo Dr.

Project SWING is temporarily closed for repairs.

Red Pineapple Boutique

(904) 342-0876
122 St. George Street

This excellent vintage-inspired boutique is a great place to find gifts for the home, fun items, and select clothing.

Reflections Bistro

(904) 217-3685
75 King St. Suite 120

Relax over some coffee and homemade panini sandwiches at Reflections Bistro in the beautiful courtyard of the Lightner Museum.

Relampago Coffee Lab

(904) 342-2421
74 Spanish Street

A coffee shop and cafe with hot and cold drinks and baked goods.

Rembrandtz

(904) 829-0065
131 King Street

Find unique gifts, artwork, and jewelry for any special occasion at this award-winning shop.

Renaissance — Historic Downtown

(904) 824-4457
6 Castillo Drive

With 87 rooms, 2 suites, and over 4,800 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is an excellent choice for tourists.

Renaissance — Historic Downtown Event Rooms

(904) 824-4457
6 Castillo Drive

The banquet room at the Renaissance Historic Downtown can seat and serve up to 370 people.

Rendezvous Restaurant

(904) 824-1090
106 Saint George St.

The original beer pub of St. Augustine, the Rendezvous offers a world-class selection of beers as well as deli plates, panini, and more.