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.

Collage Restaurant

(904) 829-0055
60 Hypolita Street
Collage Restaurant offers fine international cuisine every night of the week in St. Augustine, FL.

Collage offers fine international cuisine every night of the week.

Colonial Oak Music Park

(904) 342-2857
27 St. George Street
Stage and seating at the Colonial Oak Music Park

The Colonial Oak Music Park is an intimate outdoor setting for live music and shows in the heart of downtown St. Augustine.

Colonial Quarter

(904) 342-2857
33 St. George Street
See musket firing demonstrations at the Colonial Quarter.

Visitors can experience three centuries of St. Augustine's vivid history through interactive activities and more at the Colonial Quarter.

Colonial Quarter Venue

(904) 342-2857
33 St. George Street

The Colonial Quarter Event Venue offers historic event space on St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine for private parties, weddings, and more!

Columbia Gift Shop

(904) 824-3341
98 St. George St.

At the Columbia Gift Shop you will find anything from traditional paella pans straight from Spain to authentic Cuban coffee to handmade cigars from around the world!

Columbia Restaurant

(904) 824-3341
98 St. George Street
Exterior of the Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine, FL

The Columbian Restaurant presents award-winning Spanish and Cuban food in a vibrant, Old World setting.

Confederate Monument

City Plaza

This monument was erected seven years after the close of the war and was originally placed on St. George Street before being moved to the Plaza de la Constitución.

Corazon Cinema and Cafe

(904) 679-5736
36 Granada St.
Main theatre room at the Corazon Cinema.

Take in a movie and enjoy a freshly-made sandwich or salad in the friendly atmosphere of the Corazon Cinema and Café.

Costa Brava Restaurant

(904) 810-6810
95 Cordova Street
Costa Brava at the Casa Monica Hotel offers New World cuisine in an upscale dining environment.

Visitors can enjoy a culinary journey along the Mediterranean at this upscale restaurant in the Casa Monica Hotel.

Cottonways

(904) 826-3757
56 Hypolita Street

Cottonways offers comfortable, 100% cotton clothing.

Country Carriages

(904) 826-1982
Avenida Menendez
Beautiful horses in charming downtown St. Augustine, Fl.

Take a scenic carriage ride in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Courtyard Gallery

(904) 599-8522
75 King Street
The Lightner Museum, home of the Courtyard Gallery in St. Augustine.

The Courtyard Gallery features both new and estate jewelry, and both contemporary and vintage art.

Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar offers authentic Belgian waffles in the hearl of downtown St. Augustine.

Dive into decadent, freshly made waffles and hand-spun milkshakes at Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar in St. Augustine.

Crave Food Truck offers fresh, locally grown food for lunch in their location on the San Sebastian River in St. Augustine.

Enjoy fresh and delicious food for lunch from this favorite, local spot, on the water just off Riberia Street.

Crave Restaurant

(904) 293-6373
135 King Street
Crave's entrance, with parking and a bike rack, off La Quinta Place in St. Augustine.

Enjoy fresh and delicious food at Crave's new location, located on King Street with free parking off Sebastian Harbor Drive.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum

(904) 826-8530
48 Sevilla Street
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is located on the Flagler College campus in St. Augustine, Florida.

This art museum on the Flagler College campus displays contemporary artwork done by artists from all over the country.

Crucial Coffee

(904) 810-2080
26 Charlotte Street

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Crucial Coffee is a charming place to stop for a cup of coffee or tea.

Cuban Cafe & Bakery

(904) 829-1645
100 St. George Street
The exterior and entrace of Cuban Café and Bakery in St. Augustine.

Try Cuban Floridian snacks and meals at this local establishment located at the corner of St. George and Hypolita Streets.

Cutter & Cutter

(904) 810-0460
25 King Street
Brilliance in Color art gallery in St. Augustine, Florida.

View works of fine art and talent from local art professionals at this gallery located across from the plaza.

Dan Holiday Leather

(904) 342-2186
11A Aviles Street

A leather gallery with handcrafted pieces made in-shop.