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.

Inn on Charlotte

(904) 829-3819
52 Charlotte Street
The Inn on Charlotte is located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida.

This romantic inn has all the charm of its 1918 origin, conveniently located in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.

Irish Gift Shop

(904) 824-5040
26 Cuna Street

Gifts from Ireland abound in downtown St. Augustine.

Isabela's Bar Cuba

(904) 377-3062
19 Cuna Street

Enjoy fine cigars, wine, and beer in the heart of historic downtown St. Augustine.

Isabella Gardens

Corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets
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J C the Cuban Roller Cigars

(904) 808-1523
162 St. George Street

High quality and hand rolled cigars await you.

J.R. Benet Store

(904) 824-6522
62 St. George Street

Fair-trade jewelry and home decor abound at JR Benet.

A St. Augustine art gallery showcasing international artists and jewelry designs.

Jensen Pottery

(904) 806-0031
11 F Aviles Street
Pottery by Ken Jensen of Jensen Pottery on Aviles Street in St. Augustine.

Jensen Pottery features pottery, raku, and mixed media pieces by Ken, as well as paper sculpture and pottery created by Donna McCarthy Jensen.

Joel Bagnal Goldsmith

(904) 614-4706
11C Aviles Street
Joel Bagnal, goldsmith, creates and repairs jewelry in this small shop on Aviles Street in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine's goldsmith, Joel Bagnal works closely with his clients to create the perfect piece of jewelry.

Johnny's Oyster Bar

(904) 810-1923
20 Avenida Menendez
Johnny's Oyster Bar at Meehans on the bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida.

Located upstairs from Meehan's, Johnny's specializes in oysters, has a full bar, and a great view of the bay.

Kenwood Inn

(904) 824-2116
38 Marine Street
Street view of the Kenwood Inn

Beautiful and charming historic inn offering guests a large pool, excellent location to the downtown area, and much more.

Kenwood Inn Weddings

(904) 824-2116
38 Marine Street
The courtyard and pool at the Kenwood Inn are perfect for weddings and receptions.

Host the perfect wedding ceremony or reception at this romantic and elegant venue in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Kernel Popper's Gourmet Popcorn

(904) 342-7668
116 St. George Street
Enjoy a selection of over 250 flavors of popcorn at Kernel Poppers on St. George Street.

Enjoy a selection of over 250 flavors of popcorn at Kernel Poppers on St. George Street.

Key Lime Shop

(904) 824-4944
34 1/2 Treasury Street
The Key Lime Shop has a variety of key lime infused treats!

In the heart of downtown, guests can get authentic key lime goodies.

Kilwin's Chocolate: North

(904) 823-9226
6 St. George St
North St. George Street Kilwin's in St. Augustine, Fl

Sweet treats in St. Augustine.

Kilwin's Chocolate: South

(904) 826-0008
140 St. George St
Kilwin's South is located on Hypolita and St. George Street.

Ice cream, fudge, and chocolates will satisfy a sweet tooth at Kilwin's.

Kookaburra serves refreshing coffee and Australian pastries at this popular coffee shop in historic downtown.

La Herencia Cafe

(904) 829-9487
4 Aviles Street
La Herencia is located on historic Aviles St. in downtown St. Augustine, FL.

La Herencia Cafe offers tasty Cuban specialties and breakfast all day on historic Aviles Street in downtown St. Augustine, FL.

Le Macaron - St. George Street

(904) 217-4882
130 St. George Street
Macarons at Le Macaron in St. Augustine, Fl

This French pastry shop serves macarons, cakes, and other sweet treats.

This French pastry shop provides catered events for bridal showers and birthday parties, as well as gifts for corporate events, party favors for weddings, and boxed treats for loved ones.