Visitors will find fun shops, restaurants, hotels here in North City.
The old neighborhood of North City, features historic homes, neighborhoods with overhanging oaks, a yacht harbor, a boat ramp, and many locally-owned restaurants and shops. North City is a tad too far from the Historic Downtown for a comfortable stroll but most businesses offer off-street parking.
Those who enjoy the water will note that one of St. Augustine’s public boat ramps is located along the Vilano Causeway, just before the bridge. Sailors may take a sailing class, rent a boat, or enjoy a crewed charter from St. Augustine Sailing, located at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor. Visitors who simply want to take a tour on the water to look for dolphins or enjoy the sunset will find Florida Water Tours at Camachee, as well.
Much of the northeastern section is a marsh and the eastern boundary for North City is the Tolomato River, best explored by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. There are, however, thriving businesses along the northern section of San Marco, from thrift shops and resale shops to outstanding bakeries, a local favorite coffee shop, and a number of cozy and moderately-priced places to stay.
For delicious cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, Crème de la Cocoa offers creative, handmade delights, as well as catering and classes where kids and adults can learn to make and decorate delicious desserts.
Feather & Bloom is a florist and flower shop specializing in floral arrangements for special occasions and weddings. The shop also has flower bouquets available on demand with an on-site fridge holding a plethora of fresh cuts.