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Discover St. Augustine Neighborhoods

You may know St. Augustine for its history, but each district of this lively seaside city has a personality all its own. This guide will help you get to know each of St. Augustine’s unique neighborhoods, and how best to explore them.

Historic Downtown

Within the borders of the “Old Walled City,” 22 blocks of centuries-old Spanish and British Colonial buildings boast boutiques, shops, restaurants, galleries,and small museums. The district is a National Landmark recognized for being the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the United States.

Click for a detailed guide to must see spots in Historic Downtown.

Don’t miss:

– Spanish Colonial St. Augustine – explore it with this Spanish Heritage Itinerary

Art Galleries and Eclectic Shops and Crafts

Live Music and a wonderful array of Farm-to-Table restaurants

– Museums like the Colonial Quarter, St. Photios Greek Orthodox Shrine, and Pirate and Treasure Museum showcasing unique stories and activities

 

First Friday Art Walk

More than 30 galleries welcome visitors to browse the latest art exhibits and enjoy refreshments and live entertainment.

When: The first Friday of each month


 

King Street District

The lavish era of the 19th and 20th centuries is prominently displayed on King Street, with iconic Spanish Renaissance architecture from Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age. Explore a 2-day Gilded Age trip itinerary highlighting activities from this opulent era.

Don’t Miss:

– Gilded Age architectural landmarks like Flagler College and the Lightner Museum

– Independent films at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

– Free tours and tastings at the St. Augustine Distillery

 

 


 

Lincolnville

A quiet neighborhood steeped in African-American history, Lincolnville holds many markers of historic significance. Quaint historic homes are lined by bowing oak trees and narrow streets in this 45-block area, developed from 1870-1930. Discover St. Augustine’s African-American Heritage in this weekend trip itinerary.

Don’t Miss:

– The Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, with historic artifacts and moving personal stories

Lincolnville Porch Fest each February

 

 

 


 

Uptown

A bustling boutique shopping district lined with restaurants, art galleries, and antique stores.

Don’t Miss:

– Shopping at art galleries, antique stores and eclectic stores with handmade crafts

– Wine tasting at Carrera Wine Cellar

– Learn about the founding of the city at Mission Nombre de Dios

 

 

 

Uptown Saturday Night

Mingle and shop with artists and art lovers. Enjoy live music, wine and activities as the shops on San Marco Avenue come to life.

When: The last Saturday of each month


 

Anastasia Island & St. Augustine Beach

History has energetic beach flair in this neighborhood that is home to seafood restaurants, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, and one of the region’s top amphitheaters.

Read this guide for Anastasia Island’s top activities, dining and drinks.

Don’t Miss:

– Concerts at the St. Augustine Amphitheater

– The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

– Live music, seafood and nightlife at spots such as Planet Sarbez!, Llama Restaurant, Blackfly Restaurant, and the eclectic Gas Full Service Restaurant


 

Ponte Vedra / Vilano / World Golf Village

World Golf Village ResortA laid-back luxury beach atmosphere featuring an intimate concert venue, arts center, galleries, many local culinary choices, a state park/reserve, and a Hall of Fame. Check out this interactive guide to Ponte Vedra eats, drinks and experiences.

Don’t Miss:

– Performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

– Art classes and exhibits at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach

Guana River State Park and Research Reserve

The World Golf Hall of Fame

St. Augustine may be known for its history, but each district of this lively seaside city has a personality all its own. This guide will help you get to know each of St. Augustine’s unique neighborhoods, and how to best explore them.

 

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