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.

The Casual Warrior - CLOSED

(904) 315-9015
61 Treasury Street

This business has permanently closed.

Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

(904) 209-5800
149 Cordova St.

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens offer an unparalleled visitor experience in St. Augustine.

The Cottage at 76 Spanish Street

(724) 977-3809
76 Spanish Street

This historic structure sits in the heart of old St. Augustine and sleeps up to 6 guests.

The Donut Experiment

(904) 342-2234
117 King Street

The Donut Experiment gives you the chance to put your donut together however you like it: icing, toppings, or even plain.

The Drunken Horse

(904) 679-5858
56 Charlotte St

A warm French restaurant serving starters, mains, brunch and Charcuterie with an extensive wine list.

The Golden Gypsy

(904) 417-0094
23 Cuna Street

Golden Gypsy is a shop in the Historic District that sources handcrafted goods directly from villages in Africa, Bali, Turkey, and Thailand.  They sell artisan jewelry, home decor, accent pillows, leather goods, stationary, and incense.

The Linen Room

(904) 824-9948
75 King Street

The Linen Room caters to Anglophiles and to all who love antique linens, Waterford Crystal, English China, and beautiful antique furniture.

The Nature's Legacy

(904) 417-0508
60 St. George Street

Unique, up cycled, organic goods, gifts, and local art on St. George Street in historic downtown.

The Odd Macabre

(904) 217-9164
76 Spanish Street

Ghost hunts, scavenger hunts, and whichcraft (and s'mores by the fire) - oh my.

The Pearl Shop

(904) 824-9935
14-C St. George Street

The Pearl Shop is a family owned and operated business that offers pearls and handcrafted pearl jewelry. They also make custom jewelry pieces with pearls and gemstones. Guests can even harvest a pearl from an oyster.

The Picnic Company has many picnic packages, experiences, and locations that visitors and locals can enjoy as a way to uniquely celebrate life events.

The Sweet Spot

32 St. George Street

An ice cream shop on St. George Street that also sells fudge, macarons, and cookie dough by the scoop.

The Tasting Tours

(904) 325-3911
24 Cathedral Place

Visitors can eat, drink, and taste their way through historic St. Augustine on an exclusive tour.

This cocktail bar offers unique handmade cocktails in a charming, historic setting.

Tiger Eleven

(904) 823-8595
52 San Marco Ave.

A locally-owned convenience store on San Marco in St. Augustine.

Tillie's Bath Cottage

(904) 819-0190
12 Cuna Street

This shop offers natural soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and more in downtown St. Augustine.

Tini Martini Bar

(904) 829-0928
24 Avenida Menendez

Sit back and relax with a custom or classic martini at this bayfront bar in historic downtown.

Tolomato Cemetery

(904) 257-3273
14 Cordova St

The oldest planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials officially ceasing in 1884.

Tootsy's Footsies

(813) 965-4308
113-B St George St

Tootsy's Footies offers fun and unique custom fitted toe rings

Tour St. Augustine Inc.

(904) 825-0087
4 Granada Street

Tour St. Augustine offers the perfect way to see the nation's oldest city.