What To Do In Downtown St. Augustine Florida

Saint Augustine is the oldest established city in the U.S. and travelers from all over the world come to visit. Experience the history, charm, and romance that abounds within this unique town over the course of several days, as one quick trip won't be enough to fully enjoy all there is to see. 

In the downtown Historic District alone, there are dozens of historic sites, museums, restaurants, and gift shops. To ensure you don't miss a thing, here's everything you can do in downtown St. Augustine Florida.

Historic Sites

Founded in 1565, St. Augustine has over 450 years of history to share with visitors.  Learn about the landing and founding of St. Augustine at Fountain of Youth, how the Castillo de San Marcos never fell to a foe, and see how a wealthy entrepreneur named Henry Flagler changed the landscape of the City with his stunning architectural additions.  


Discover 19th-century antiquities at the Lightner Museum, take the kids on an exploration of the weird and odd at Ripley's Believe or Not, and enjoy a view of St. Augustine you'll never forget from the top of the Lighthouse.   

Restaurants & Bars

St. Augustine is filled with award-winning restaurants and bars, many of which are located in the Historic District. Sample on handcrafted beers and cocktails, indulge in gourmet chocolates, and expand your palette with fresh seafood options. The best part about strolling through the cobblestone streets is choosing where your next meal will take place.


Browse through some of the most unique gift shops ever, located on pedestrian-only St. George Street, and throughout the downtown area. Antique lovers can rejoice at the shops lining Uptown San Marco, and art lovers can admire local creations in the galleries that line King Street.

Ride the Old Town Trolley

The best way to see downtown is to ride aboard the Old Town Trolley. With over 20 stops on their route, you'll learn the City layout as well as which attractions shouldn't be missed. Grab a discounted ticket at our Welcome Center during your check-in and you'll be ready to go!  

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