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St. Augustine Historic DistrictSt. Augustine

Intriguing museums with costumed actors and period décor offer a look at the colonial beginnings of this charming coastal city. 

Centuries of colonial history were made within the former walled town of the St. Augustine Historic District. Today, it’s a living museum, with various historic structure, old-world institutions and religious buildings. Visit St. Augustine Historic District to piece together the past in the center of a town that provides scenic views of Anastasia Island.

Step back into a bygone era via the Colonial Quarter Museum. Its historic buildings today contain modern shops and restaurants. Climb to the top of the watchtower and appreciate the excellent views of the region. The First Colony Exhibit teaches visitors about the multicultural and diverse settlers in the New Colony. Find out about daily life for the Spanish settlers and the native Timucua people.

Conjure up a picture of the past with a trip to the district’s historic buildings. The Father O'Reilly House Museum is one of the oldest buildings in the region, having been constructed in 1691. Learn about the Irish priest Father O’Reilly and the Catholic traditions of the house. Rummage through the trinkets and chat with the period actors in The Oldest Store Museum, which is a replica of the city’s general store at the beginning of the 20th century.

In the heart of the district is the Plaza de la Constitución, a green park with a central pavilion where events are often conducted. Gaze up at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, the city’s oldest Catholic church. Study its wonderful stained-glass windows and light a candle for a loved one in its Spanish interior.

St. Augustine Historic District is just north of the Lincolnville district, in the southern part of St. Augustine. Travel southeast from Jacksonville for about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to arrive here by car in less than an hour.

While you’re in the region, consider visiting surrounding treasures such as the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Lake George and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.


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Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
95 Cordova St, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $224 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

This family-friendly St. Augustine hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Government House, Flagler College, and St. George Street. Lightner ...

4.4/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Missed the wooden head boards on the beds. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Wish the Spa opened Earlier so could of enjoyed before check out. Loved using the Beach Club."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
Best Western Bayfront
Best Western Bayfront
2.5 out of 5
16 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $149 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17

Located in St. Augustine Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wolf's Museum of Mystery, Castillo de San Marcos, and Flagler College. Cathedral ...

4.1/5Very Good! (954 reviews)

"Location central to my needs. Great staff. I’ll come again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Best Western Bayfront
Marion Motor Lodge
Marion Motor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
120 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $120 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Located in St. Augustine Historic District, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Aviles Street, St. George Street, and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (590 reviews)

"We always stay at another bayfront property and decided to stay over last minute and chose this gem. It was by far one of the nicest, cleanest and most comfortable rooms we’ve ever been in. The room was actually gorgeous!! We couldn’t be happier with our stay and will never stay anywhere else when ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Marion Motor Lodge
The Bayfront Inn
The Bayfront Inn
2 out of 5
138 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in St. Augustine Historic District, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Aviles Street and St. George Street. Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ...

4.3/5Excellent! (910 reviews)

"Recomendado, acogedor, excelente ubicación y buen trato."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

The Bayfront Inn
Casablanca Inn on the Bay
Casablanca Inn on the Bay
3.5 out of 5
24 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL
The price is $139 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Located in St. Augustine Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Flagler College and St. George Street. Castillo de San Marcos and Lightner ...

3.9/5Good! (101 reviews)

"This is the best place to stay in St. Augustine if you want to experience the downtown charm and activity of the city. The room was very charming. The porch with rocking chairs was the best place to people watch. Loved the breakfast at the restaurant too. Pay attention to the directions that are ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Casablanca Inn on the Bay
St George Inn
St George Inn
3.5 out of 5
4 St. George Street #101, St. Augustine, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $199 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in St. Augustine Historic District, this hotel is steps from St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum and Castillo de San Marcos. Flagler College and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (666 reviews)

"Location is the name of the game for this property. Truly amazing spot in the heart of St Augustine. Lovely courtyard. The rooms are very comfortable. The staff is amazing. Quite possibly the friendliest staff I've encountered at a hotel. It really felt like anything you need they would take care ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

St George Inn
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