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.

Crave Restaurant

(904) 293-6373
135 King Street

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

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

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

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.

Dauphin Gallery

(904) 501-4668
51 B Cordova Street

Tracy Womack, of Dauphin Fine Art Glass, presents her glass jewelry and ornaments along with the work of other artists in Dauphin Gallery.

Dazzlin' Sea Cows

(941) 545-3847
106 Saint George Street, L

Eco-friendly reusable straws and natural products that save the ocean "one straw at a time"

Delish Kebabs

12 Cathedral Place

Serving authentic Brazilian skewers from a food truck since 2013, they now have a bricks and mortar location in St. Augustine.

Diamonds on the Plaza

(904) 342-8848
29 King St.

This elegant jewelry shop in St. Augustine specializes in artisan jewelry by Frank Reubel.

Dog Rose Brewing

(904) 217-3355
77 Bridge St.

Local brewery-- brewing and serving craft pints and flights in Lincolnville.

Dos Gatos

(904) 679-4122
66 Hypolita St.

This downtown bar and lounge is open late, often featuring live music.

Dragonflies

(904) 819-0499
142 St. George Street

Choose from a selection of handmade jewelry and gifts at Dragonflies Handcrafted Jewelry.

Dream Boat Coffee

100 St. George Street

Dream Boat coffee serves dreamy cold brew coffees and ice cream sammies on St. George Street.

Earthbound

(904) 824-6283
108 St. George Street

Global and eclectic treasures await you in this shop.

East Coast/West Coast

(904) 829-0512
138 St. George Street

Gifts and resort wear for the land and the sea.

Economy Inn

(904) 824-4406
94 San Marco Avenue

This affordable hotel is only a short walk to St. Augustine's Historic Downtown, and offers a roof-top terrace for excellent views of the river.

Visitors can catch a ride and discover St. Augustine's history with Explore Tours and Pickups.

Fantasy Land

162 St. George Street

This shop offers geek culture gifts and memorabilia right off St. George Street!

Father O'Reilly House Museum

(904) 826-0750
32 Aviles Street

Built during the first Spanish Period, the Father O'Reilly House Museum is one of the oldest structures in St. Augustine -- and situated in the oldest continuously settled neighborhood.