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. Francis Barracks

(904) 823-0166
82 Marine Street

A bayfront landmark, constructed of coquina, that also houses a small museum detailing Florida's military history.

St. Francis Inn

(904) 824-6068
279 Saint George St

This historic St. George Street bed and breakfast provides vacationers to St. Augustine with a comfortable place to stay.

Stay in downtown or on the beach in one of St. Francis Inn's beautiful vacation homes.

St. George Inn

(888) 827-5740
4 St. George Street

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, the St. George Inn offers European-style rooms and convenient access to the historic district.

St. Photios Greek Shrine

(904) 829-8205
41 St. George Street

Visitors may step into the St. Photios Greek Orthodox Shrine to pray, light a candle, and to view their magnificent chapel.

Statue of Ponce de Leon

Charlotte Street

Stogies Cigar Bar

(904) 826-4008
36 Charlotte Street

St. Augustine's own cigar bar! Find a huge variety of stogies here, craft beer and wines, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere.

Stogies Smoke Shop

(904) 819-0092
6 St. George Street

Stogies Cigars Smoke Shop is a tobacco store located in St. Augustine's historic district. The shop sells cigars, tobacco, accessories, lighters, and craft beer. There's also an outside patio to enjoy a smoke and a drink at. 

Stubbees

(904) 679-4966
92 Charlotte Street

Purveyors of small batch honey products, including apothecary and skin care products.

Sunburst Crystal

(904) 824-6205
16 St. George Street

Dazzling crystal gifts, decor, and jewelry available at this St. Augustine shop.

Sunburst Crystal & Far East Traders

(904) 824-6205
105 St. George Street

A family-owned business featuring a wide assortment of Swarovski jewelry and unique gifts.

The Shell Shop

(904) 824-8778
148 St. George Street

Sunburst Trading offers gifts and souvenirs and a complete shell shop at it downtown location on St. George Street.

Sunset Vacation Travel

(904) 825-1911
101 La Quinta Place

Guests choose from 3 properties, each with memorable locations and unique features.

Surf Culture

(904) 823-9666
136 St. George Street

Surf Culture is a St. Augustine shop that sells clothing and items for skaters, surfers, and beach-lovers.

Sweet Weddings Cake Designs

(904) 824-2420
144 King Street

Offering custom created cakes and dessert to suit any wedding or celebration in St. Augustine.

Sweetwater Coffee Bar

(904) 615-1653
8 Granada Street

Sweetwater Coffee Bar and Gallery is serious about coffee and joyous about art, serving coffee, pastries, lunch, and a feast for the eyes.

Sweetwater Coffee Gallery

(904) 615-1653
8 Granada Sreet

Featuring select works of art by celebrated artists while celebrating the artist in everyone.

Taberna del Caballo

(904) 342-2867
37 St. George Street

This authentic Spanish tavern in the Colonial Quarter offers tapas in their cozy bar.

Tedi's Olde Tyme Ice Cream

(904) 825-1730
65 St. George Street

This St. George Street ice cream shop serves up dessert creations on freshly baked waffled cones, along with other treats to keep visitors cool.

Tervis Tumbler

(904) 829-0100
162 St. George Street

Tervis Tumbler, located at 162 St. George Street in the Heritage Walk Shopping Plaza, offers a wide variety of plastic drinkware. As the stores name implies, they specialize in tumblers.