St George StreetCurrently Closed
- Address: Saint Augustine, Florida, St Augustine, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Cafe, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Streets
The smell of the fresh aroma of coffee and the baker sweet smells buttery buns wafts through the air. It is so fresh and so distinct; you can almost taste it when walking by. Look through the smooth glass windows and be enchanted by the stained glass art peeking out through every corner of the shop. Walk down the road and be enthralled by the variety of things you can shop and the places you can eat. St. George Street in St. Augustine, a shopper’s paradise!
St. George Street is located between Cathedral Place and Orange Street, this quaint street has a lot to offer. There are great shops and restaurants on both sides of the street, all reasonably priced. Earlier during the 1960’s vehicles were allowed down this street but now it has been closed to traffic and to explore this wonderful tourist destination you have to be on foot. Most of the buildings on this street have been reconstructed but some still carry their history. The plaques on the coquina stone wall indicate who lived there during the Spanish era and the struggles of Minorcan settlers. The air is filled with the old world charm and the history.
Ghost lore is abundant here and there is a kiosk offering to spook you with a ghostly experience. Each shop has something different to offer and will engage any tourist. The stretch known as the Colonial Spanish Quarter presents authenticity and has a collection of historical reproduction pewter beer steins. Visit the Oldest School house which is an enduring expression of another time.
Built over 200 years ago, it was constructed of red cedar and cypress and put together with wooden pegs and handmade nails. The utensils, school books and other related artefacts on display are the ones used by the schoolmaster and his wife. The St. George Inn is a sought after refuge with suites presenting stunning sun rise views over the historic Castillo de San Marcos. Dine at the Mill Top tavern nestled in times gone by as you sit surrounded by landmarks and the ghosts of St. Augustine past. Feel the draft off the Matanzas River while relishing open air dining.
Also in the Colonial Spanish Quarter is the Taberna Del Gallo, this 1734 remarkable tavern has bartenders in period garb, the best sangria and historic dice games, and a local band called Bilge Rats who will entertain you with seafaring odes. The Spanish Bakery has mouth-watering baked food like cinnamon cookies, and empanadas whereas The Tasting Room offers tapas with a choice of wine from a variety of 70 Spanish wines. There are shops for clothes, accessories, and all sorts of memorabilia.
St George Street Travel Tips
- Tips & Warnings: Although most of the shops close by 5:00 pm, this street has a wonderful night life. Catch some of the ghost and pirate tours that walk along there.
- Be prepared to walk quite a ways, as the street is several blocks long.
- The Materialistic has a wide range of souvenirs at affordable prices.
- It can get hot and muggy in the Florida sun and can overflow with tourists on the weekends, so wear appropriate clothes and apply sun tan lotion.
- Pickups & drop offs in tourist trolleys are also available near St George Street.
- Bring a camera and a comfortable pair of shoes.
- The Chocolate Turtle: Cafe, Desserts
- Collage Restaurant: Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic
- Crave Food Truck: Vegan, Organic, health food
- Casa Benedetto's Italian Caffe: Italian
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64.8% of people who visit St Augustine include St George Street in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
63.85% of people start their St George Street visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St George Street
70.77% of people prefer walking in order to reach St George Street