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Antiquities, historic attractions and delectable cuisine are just a few of the things you'll find on St. George Street, the city's central pedestrian thoroughfare. At the northern end of the street, visitors can explore boutiques like Sunburst Crystal and Tillie's Bath Cottage, as well as historic sites like the Old City Gates and the Oldest Wooden School House. The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum are within walking distance; as you travel south, you'll see additional shops and cafes, plus art galleries and the Colonial Quarter.

Visitors in search of Southern charm will appreciate St. George Street. According to past travelers, you'll find unique shops and some of the best ice cream in the area. The area is also a great spot to stop in some shops to pick up souvenirs.

The pedestrian section of St. George Street stretches from Orange Street to Cathedral Place in St. Augustine's historic city center. The area is free to visit, but you'll want to bring your wallet if you want to do more than window shop. Hours vary depending on the boutique and eatery. Parking is limited, but you can park at the visitor center's parking garage, located a few blocks northeast of Orange Street, for $12. Old Town Trolley Tours also offers two stops – Nos. 5 and 8 – alongside St. George Street.

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#1 St. George Street Antiquities, historic attractions and delectable cuisine are just a few of the things you'll find on St. George Street, the city's central pedestrian thoroughfare. At the northern end ... Read more » Glowimages / Getty Images

#2 Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Castillo de San Marcos served as a fort for more than 205 years. Built between 1672 and 1695 by the Spanish, it protected the newly established territory of Spanish Florida ... Read more » Sean Pavone / Getty Images

#3 St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum features shipwreck artifacts, a wooden boat building exhibit and a 165-foot-tall lighthouse. The lighthouse, which was built between 1871 and 1874, is the oldest ... Read more » Glowimages / Getty Images

#4 Lightner Museum The eclectic Lightner Museum is located just south of Flagler College near St. Augustine's historic city center. Housed within the former Alcazar Hotel, which was built by Henry Flagler ... Read more » Paulbr / Getty Images

#5 Colonial Quarter Located on St. George Street in downtown St. Augustine's historic district, the Colonial Quarter offers visitors a glimpse into the lives of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century residents. The living ... Read more » Michael Warren / Getty Images

#6 Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is the site of St. Augustine's original settlement. The Fountain of Youth, a mythical spring believed to have anti-aging properties ... Read more » museseeker / Flickr

#7 St. Augustine Beach Situated 5 miles southeast of St. Augustine's historic district, St. Augustine Beach features roughly 2 miles of white-sand beach and clear water. The beach is popular with families, thanks ... Read more » Cody Christian / Flickr

#8 St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum As its name suggests, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum displays a variety of pirate artifacts, including the world's oldest "Wanted" poster, the world's only pirate treasure ... Read more » Moultrie Creek / Flickr

#9 Old Jail St. Augustine's Old Jail was built in 1891 to accommodate the city's criminals. Financed by railroad magnate Henry Flagler, the jail was designed to blend in with the ... Read more » Jared / Flickr

#10 St. Augustine Wild Reserve For an up-close look at exotic animals, check out the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. This nonprofit sanctuary was established in 1995 as a care center for rescued and unwanted exotic animals ... Read more » Somak Pal / Getty Images

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St. George Street, the main pedestrian thoroughfare in St. Augustine's historic downtown, is home to a variety of boutiques, art galleries and cafes, plus historic attractions like the Colonial Quarter and the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. Glowimages / Getty Images

No trip to St. Augustine would be complete without visiting the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, America's oldest masonry fort that was built by the Spanish to protect Spanish Florida. Sean Pavone / Getty Images

For some of the best views of downtown St. Augustine and the area's waterways, climb the 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Glowimages / Getty Images

The Lightner Museum, which is located in a former Flagler hotel, offers eclectic exhibits that include everything from Tiffany & Co. glass and 19th-century furniture to shrunken heads and art made out of human hair. Paulbr / Getty Images

To fully grasp St. Augustine's historic past, explore the Colonial Quarter. Michael Warren / Getty Images

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park sits on the site of St. Augustine's original settlement, where travelers can drink from the city's famed Fountain of Youth. museseeker / Flickr

Locals and tourists alike enjoy visiting St. Augustine Beach to sunbathe, collect seashells and fish from the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier. Cody Christian / Flickr

The world's only surviving pirate treasure chest and one of two 17th-century Jolly Roger flags are a few of the artifacts you'll find in the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Moultrie Creek / Flickr

Though its appearance mimics one of Henry Flagler's hotels, the Old Jail was used to house St. Augustine's inmates from 1891 to 1953. Jared / Flickr

At the St. Augustine Wild Reserve, visitors can explore 7 acres of wildlife habitats that house leopards, ligers and other rescued exotic animals. Somak Pal / Getty Images

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