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.

St Augustine Experiences

(904) 599-7432
210 George street Apartment C,3

St. Augustine Experiences offers tours during which guests can learn more about notable landmarks and St. Augustine history, plus try local craft beer, wine, cocktails, or chocolate.

St. Augie's Pizza

(904) 436-5998
115 King Street

A St. Augustine pizza shop serving New York style pizzas along with salads, pastas, and appetizers.

St. Augustine Art Association

(904) 824-2310
22 Marine Street

For over 90 years, the St. Augustine Art Association has continuously promoted artistic excellence.

St. Augustine Bike Rentals

(904) 547-2074
125 King Street

Rent a bike, Segway, pedicab, and more to sightsee your way through St. Augustine in style.

St. Augustine City Tours

(904) 325-3366
54 Cuna Street

Visitors enjoy a ride in an eight-seat luxury golf cart while learning about the history of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Coffee House

(904) 819-1644
6 St. George Street

A local St. Augustine coffee shop serving grab n' go snacks and drinks for those strolling St. George Street.

St. Augustine Eco Tours

(904) 377-7245
111 Avenida Menendez

These guided water tours offer serious nature and plenty of fun.

St. Augustine Gold Tours

(904) 325-0547
69 Granada Street

These personalized electric cart tours provide close-up access to St. Augustine's landmarks and museums.

Historic Walking Tours

(904) 392-7137

Visitors can choose from historic tours, food tours, pub crawls, and paranormal tours.

St. Augustine Land & Sea Tours

(904) 679-9880
170 St. George Street

Learn more about St. Augustine's history on a tour that takes place on both the land and the Matanzas.

St. Augustine Municipal Marina

(904) 825-1026
111 Avenida Menendez

The St. Augustine Municipal Marina has dock and mooring space, on-shore facilities, dinghy docks, and a special event lawn.

The St. Augustine National Cemetery is located on the grounds of St. Francis Barracks, which is an active military installation and the state headquarters of the Florida National Guard.

St. Augustine Parasail

(904) 547-9608
111-C Avenida Menendez

Visitors can take in St. Augustine's sights from great heights at St. Augustine Parasail.

St. Augustine Seafood Company

(904) 342-2857
33 St. George Street

A casual dining atmosphere with American seafood dishes, plus a full bar.

St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum

(904) 217-0655
46 Charlotte Street

This museum and gallery ignite the imagination of those who visit with information about sea life, lost treasure, and how explorers use technology to reach the deep.

St. Augustine Soap

14H St. George Street

Featuring luxury locally-sourced boutique soap in the St. Augustine Outlets.

St. Augustine Surf Culture and History Museum

(904) 824-2872
14 St. Francis Street

The museum presents a colorful look at St. Augustine's surfing history.

St. Augustine Textiles

(904) 315-0610
58 St. George Street

Where St. Augustine shops for Colonial clothing, accessories, and housewares as well as items from the golden age of piracy.