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.

PIA & Me Scenic Charters

(904) 295-7400
3020 Harbor Drive
The Carolina Skiff that operates scenic charters in St. Augustine.

Private scenic boat tours of the Matanzas Bay and St. Augustine for up to six guests.

Rodbender Fishing Charters

(904) 514-3766
3070 Harbor Dr.

Rodbender Fishing Charters gives visitors to St. Augustine a personalized fishing experience.

St. Augustine Sailing

(904) 829-0648
3076 Harbor Drive
Sailing on a beautiful day in St. Augustine

Enjoy a private chartered sail, reserve a mini-cruise for a larger group, or rent a sailboat if qualified, with the exclusive yacht charters and ASA sailing school in Camachee Cove Harbor.

The Assembly Room

283 San Marco Ave.,
exterior view of the assembly room

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

(904) 824-2809
27 Ocean 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
 A Look from The Way We Were Vintage in St. Augustine.

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

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 & Suites is located off San Marco Avenue and only a short trolley ride away from the historic downtown district of St.

Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area

(386) 329-4404
International Golf Parkway
A view along the trail at Twelve Mile Swamp in St. Augustine; photo taken by Brian Hunter.

Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are allowed along this 2.8-mile round-trip trail.

Vinny's Pizza

(904) 342-8859
105 Yacht Club Dr.

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

West to East

(904) 422-8751
77 San Marco Ave.
The West to East boutique in the Uptown San Marco district of St. Augustine features furniture, home accents and gifts

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