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.

Historic Tours of Flagler College

(904) 823-3378
74 King Street
Flagler College in historic St. Augustine was built by Henry Flagler as the Ponce de Leon hotel in 1888.

Visitors and locals can take a tour of this glamorous hotel from the golden age of Florida tourism, and current campus of Flagler College.

Flavors Eatery

(904) 824-4221
125 King St Suite C.
Flavors Eatery in St. Augustine, FL.

Flavors Eatery in downtown St. Augustine specializes in made-from-scratch healthy food, delicious fruit smoothie, and more decadent ice cream shakes.

Florida Cracker Cafe

(904) 829-0397
81 St. George St.
The Florida Cracker Café is located in the heart of St. Augustine' historic district.

Enjoy Florida-style cuisine at this downtown restaurant, which offers indoor dining as well as a large outdoor patio with shaded seating.

The Floridian

(904) 829-0655
72 Spanish St.
The Floridian Restaurant at 72 Spanish Street in St. Augustine.

The Floridian Restaurant offers fresh and delicious meals for lunch and dinner on Spanish Street.

Forgotten Tonic

(904) 827-9005
6 Aviles Street
Ready for a delicious dinner at Forgotten Tonic in St. Augustine

Forgotten Tonic offers upscale food and service in a causal atmosphere.

Francis Field

25 W. Castillo Drive

Francis Field is the hub of St. Augustine’s special events activities, with many  of the city’s major festivals held in this large open space on W. Castillo Dr. 

Gallery One Forty-Four

(904) 466-8305
144 King Street
Entrance of One Forty-Four Gallery

Gallery One Forty-Four is an art gallery on King Street featuring the work of Lenny Foster. Foster is a local artist working mostly with photography. Previously, he owned an art gallery in New Mexico featuring his works.

Gaufre's & Goods

(904) 829-5770
212 Charlotte Street
Gaufre's and Goods offers Polish, Greek, and traditional European fare iin St. Augustine, FL.

This family-owned and operated Polish & Greek cafe offers coffees, pierogies, and sweet Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings.

Gelato Time

(904) 819-0133
122 St. George Street

Visitors and locals can dine on authentic Italian gelato at this eatery next-door to Pizza Time.

Georgia Nick Gallery

(904) 342-2186
11 Aviles Street
Georgia Nick Gallery represents many local artists — including Georgia Nick — in St. Augustine.

An art gallery in the heart of Aviles Street.

Georgie's Diner

(904) 819-9006
100 Malaga Street

Georgie's is an authentic vintage diner, serving both healthy and hearty breakfast, lunches, and dinners, with an emphasis on authentic Greek cuisine.

GhoSt Augustine

(904) 824-8840
162 St. George St.
Tour at GhoSt Augustine

GhoSt Augustine offers a range of options to explore the darker side of St. Augustine, with walking tours, hearse rides, the Original Haunted Pub Tour, and more.

The Original Haunted Pub Tour

(904) 824-8840
162 St. George St.
This is the olriginal Haunted Pub Tour in St. Augustine.

Dive into the spirit(s) world with St. Augustine’s Original Haunted Pub Tour.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine is the original ghost tour provider in the nation's oldest city.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine offers a variety of haunted tours of the nation's oldest city.

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

(904) 335-3155
27 San Marco Avenue
The Ghosts & Gravestones tour includes a visit inside one of the most haunted buildings in St. Augustine -- The Old Jail.

Visitors can experience a trolley tour like no other as they experience the darker side of St. Augustine's history.

Gifted Cork & Gourmet

(904) 810-1083
64 Hypolita Street

The Gifted Cork offers wine and cheese from around the world, plus interesting gifts — and wine tastings.

Go Fish

(904) 679-5958
5C St. George Street
Clothes and Jewelry at Go Fish in St. Augustine, Fl

Go Fish Clothing and Jewelry features a variety of handcrafted items.

Gourmet Hut

(904) 824-7477
17 Cuna Street

Gourmet Hut offers signature dishes for breakfast and an ever-changing farm to table menu for lunch and dinner.

The Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street
St. Augustine's Government House is located in the center of the historic downtown district.

Located on the Plaza de la Constitucion, the Governor's House site has served colonial governors in St. Augustine for centuries.

Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum – Weddings

(904) 825-5034
48 King Street

Host a wedding ceremony or reception at this historic venue located in the middle of historic downtown St. Augustine.