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.

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

(904) 824-8053
60 St. George Street

High quality leather goods in downtown St. Augustine!

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. Johns Cultural Council

(904) 808-7330
15 Old Mission Ave.

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 theri 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 venue for weddings and other events in St. Augustine.

Uptown Swinery

(904) 824-6202
45 San Marco Avenue

This southern public house serves American comfort food and they are all about the 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.