Uptown

Uptown offers shopping, eateries, attractions, and historic architecture.

Bordering St. Augustine’s Historic Downtown, Uptown features historic properties and neighborhoods, as well as motels and hotels — including Villa 1565. Locally, Uptown along San Marco is known for boutique shops, art galleries, antique stores, as well as local eateries from pizza to fine dining — such as that found at the Raintree Restaurant.

The Uptown region extends west from the Matanzas River to a block or two from U.S. 1; and from Grove Avenue north to the Vilano Causeway, Uptown is worth a visit by auto or on foot. Attractions include The Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, the site of the first Spanish settlement in the new world; and The Old Jail, built by Henry Flagler in 1891 to move the jail farther from his Ponce de Leon Hotel (now Flagler College.)

Those who appreciate architecture from the 1800s to the 1920s will want to walk through a number of small neighborhoods listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Abbott Tract Historic District, roughly bounded by Matanzas Bay, Pine, San Marco, and Shenandoah Aves., and the Nelmar Terrace Historic District, site of a Timucuan Indian village, a British plantation, and development in the 1910s after a trolley car route was built along San Marco Avenue.

Active walkers can wander the 1.5 miles from the Plaza de la Constitución to the Fountain of Youth, others may wish to take a bike, scooter, car, or any of the local transportation options. Parking can be found on the street, and in lots owned by the attractions, stores, or restaurants.

Old Town Liquor

(904) 829-6878
135 San Marco

Pick up party essentials at Old Town Liquor.

Pelican Landing Bar and Grill

(904) 823-8806
123 San Marco

This sports bar has a large outdoor space with both sports and live music, as well as seating inside.

Raintree Restaurant

(904) 824-7211
102 San Marco Ave

For a charming and elegant dining atmosphere as well as a delicious Intercontinental menu come to the Raintree.

ReCHIC Unique Boutique

(408) 637-8575
214 San Marco Ave.

A vintage shop showcasing the largest selection of hats in Florida dating back to the 1920s.

Sakada Asian Cuisine

(904) 819-5857
120 San Marco

Sakada offers sushi, hibachi, and Chinese cuisine, just north of St. Augustine on San Marco.

Scooter Shuttle

(904) 501-1313
116 San Marco Ave

Visitors may ravel in comfort and luxury without having to worry about finding a parking space

Scottish Inn: Historic

(904) 824-2871
110 San Marco Avenue

The Scottish Inn on San Marco Avenue offers affordable prices in a convenient location in St. Augustine, Florida.

Small Indulgences

(904) 824-6220
9 Sanchez Avenue

Small Indulgences is a European day Spa and Salon in historic St. Augustine. Visitors will find a variety of beauty services available. Small Indulgences works to make each client feel at ease and leave with a relaxed and more beautiful feeling.

Smoked. Southern BBQ

(904) 824-8222
11 Magnolia Avenue

A wonderful outside barbeque joint serving the freshest local ingredients in St. Augustine.

Solano Cycle

(904) 825-6766
32 San Marco Ave.

Rent a scoot coupe, bicycle, or scooter to ride around St. Augustine in style.

Spanish Dutch Convoy

58A San Marco Ave.

A unique shopping experience that includes vintage finds, antiques, and gifts in Uptown.

The St. Augustine Scoop

(904) 217-5135
78 San Marco Avenue

This locally owned ice cream shop, the St. Augustine Scoop, offers delicious ice cream with all the trimmings.

St. Augustine Waterworks

184 San Marco Ave.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places for community planning and development in St. Augustine's Uptown neighborhood.

Positioning St. Johns County as a premiere arts destination for visitors and locals to enjoy

Subway: Historic

(904) 829-3847
162 San Marco Ave.

This casual counter-service chain allows customers to build their own sub, wrap, or salad.

Sunday

(904) 907-2176
73 San Marco Avenue

This comfortable gathering-place cafe offers breakfast and lunch, often including home-made sourdough bread.

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.

Uptown Swinery

(904) 824-6202
45 San Marco Avenue

This southern public house serves American comfort food with an emphais on pork.

Villa 1565

(904) 824-6181
137 San Marco Avenue

Formerly the Howard Johnson, the newly-updated Villa 1565 is conveniently located to St. Augustine attractions.

Villa Victor Hotel

(904) 829-2292
42 San Marco Ave.

An Uptown St. Augustine hotel with outdoor pool and indoor cafe.