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.

Bar Harbor Cheesecake Company

(904) 547-2961
6 Cordova Street

This southern location of a seasonal Bar Harbor, Maine favorite offers cheesecake, truffles, and wine as well as delicious savory treats.

Bar with No Name

(904) 826-1837
16 S. Castillo Drive

Come by for a good time, good drinks, and good music at this downtown bar.

Barefoot Bill's Island Grill

(904) 824-2784
162 St. George Street

This downtown restaurant and bar offers a beachy vibe and food to keep you going while shopping or touring the oldest city.

Barley Republic Irish Pub

(904) 547-2023
48 Spanish Street

The Barley Republic offers pub fare and sandwiches plus traditional Irish food and an authentic pub atmosphere.

Bath Junkie

(904) 810-2284
63 Hypolita Street

Design your own bath and body products with customized scents and colors at this unique shop that offers over 200 scents to choose from!

Bayfront Inn

(904) 824-1681
138 Avenida Menendez

Vactioners can stay on the bayfront in comfortable accommodations at this St. Augustine inn.

Bayfront Marin House

(904) 824-4301
142 Avenida Menendez

The beauty and charm of a first-class bed and breakfast with an unrivaled view of the bayfront.

Bayfront Marin House Weddings

(904) 824-4301
142 Avenida Menendez

Bayfront Marine House Weddings can help create wedding celebrations to accomodate small private ceremonies for two up to elegant weddings for 60 guests.

Bayfront Marin Weddings — at the 1790 Sanchez House

(904) 824-4301
7 Bridge Street

The guest house and wedding venue at the 1790 Sanchez House is part of the Bayfront Marin wedding venues.

Bayfront Mini-Golf

(904) 829-1673
111 Avenida Menendez

Play the oldest mini-golf course in St. Augustine, while taking in the view of the historic bayfront.

Bayfront Westcott House

(904) 825-4602
146 Avenida Menendez

Bayfront Westcott House is one of St. Augustine's top-rated B&Bs. This waterfront property is located in the downtown historic district.

Bear Mountain Outfitters

(904) 808-7000
35 Hypolita Street, Suite 105

Bear Mountain Outfitters has plenty to offer local and visiting hobbyists.

Beerhammer's

(904) 814-8446
162 St. George Street

Beerhammer's: For the love of beer and its friends

Bella Bay Inn

(904) 829-6070
10 Marine Street

St. Augustine visitors love the Bella Bay Inn's bayfront views, lovely accommodations, and convenient downtown location.

Ben and Jerry's

(904) 429-9876
128 St. George Street

Visitors may enjoy their favorite flavors of Ben and Jerry's ice cream on St. George Street.

Best Western Bayfront

(904) 824-4482
16 Avenida Menendez

Enjoy a comfortable stay in St. Augustine close to all the area attractions, restaurants and shopping.

Best Western Spanish Quarter

(800) 780-7234
6 West Castillo Drive

Located in historic downtown St.

Bin 39 Wine Bar

(904) 827-5740
4 St. George Street

This shop offers tastings of fine wines from Sonoma and Napa Valleys in California.

Black Parrot Candy Shoppe

(904) 755-0029
2 St. George Street

Visitors will enjoy the variety of quality sweets offered at this nostalgic candy shop.

Black Raven Adventures

(904) 826-0000
111 Avenida Menendez

Be a pirate, or just act like one, on the The Black Raven's unique live, interactive pirate cruise.