North City

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.

Also within the region, Fort Mose Historic State Park, a former Free-African settlement. Fort Mose is only 3.5 miles from the Plaza de la Constitución in St. Augustine’s Historic Downtown.

St Vincent de Paul Society St. Augustine

(904) 824-3333
19 McMillan Street

A thrift store which benefits local neighbors in need through shop proceeds.

St. Augustine Sailing

(904) 829-0648
3076 Harbor Drive

St. Augustine Sailing offers guests the opportunity to experience life under sail — with charters and sailing classes on both mono-hulls and catamarans.

St. Johns Cultural Council

(904) 808-7330
184 San Marco Ave.

The lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through arts and culture as a result of the Cultural Council promoting St. Johns County as a premier arts destination.

St. Johns Cultural Council Studio

(904) 471-9980
370 A1A Beach Boulevard

St. Johns Cultural Council: Online

(904) 808-7330

The St. Johns Cultural Council: Online supports local artists and arts organizations. 

Summerwind Sailing Adventures

(904) 274-1605
Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor

Offering luxurious choose-your-own-adventure private sailing experiences in St. Augustine.

The Assembly Room

283 San Marco Ave.,

The Assembly Room is located just north of downtown St. Augustine in Art 'n Motion. It is a 1900s industrial style two-story brick building that offers event space.

The Bait Shack

(904) 217-3486
101 Vilano Causeway

The Bait Shack at the Vilano Beach Boat Ramp has bait, tackle, and gear for fishermen. The shack opens each morning at 7 a.m. and 6 a.m. on the weekend.

The Carriage House

259 San Marco Avenue

The Carriage House offers some real Old Florida charm as a wedding and special event space in St. Augustine.

The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios

(904) 824-2809
101 San Marco Avenue

Walk the scenic grounds dating back to the city's founding. Discover the role of Christianity in Florida at the Mission Museum.

The Way We Were Vintage

(904) 825-0114
74 San Marco Avenue

Take a step back in time and find vintage fashion at The Way We Were Boutique.

Thrill Seeker Speed Boat

(917) 400-5601
3070 Harbor Drive

This fast and exciting water tour of St. Augustine's bayfront stops for photos, and speeds up for a thrilling ride.

Time Warp Smoke Shop

(904) 827-1212
212 San Marco Ave

Time Warp Smoke Shop has a variety of tobacco products.

Travelodge & Suites

(904) 829-3850
290 San Marco Ave

Travelodge, located in St. Augustine, offers room accommodations and is only a short driving distance from beaches and attractions.

Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area

(386) 329-4404
International Golf Parkway

A conservation area managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District, Twelve Mile Swamp contains large swamps and a pine forest.

Vinny's Pizza

(904) 342-8859
105 Yacht Club Dr.

Vinny's makes New York style pizza with all fresh ingredients.

Well Women 360

(904) 342-8118
240 San Marco Ave.

West to East

(904) 422-8751
77 San Marco Ave.

This home decor and gifts boutique in the Uptown San Marco district specializes in clean, modern design.