St. George Street
St. George Street
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,656 contributions
Nice street turned pedestrian mall lined with shops, restaurants and local businesses. We visited on a warm Sunday in February and it was busy. So many eateries to choose from that we didn’t have a long wait. Parking in the area can be very challenging. We parked on the street a couple of blocks away. On Sundays the street parking is free. Most parking lots were charging $20 for the day. Many of the eateries had live music. A close walk to the Castillo, Bridge of Lions and more.
Written February 28, 2022
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deborah W
Bury, UK25 contributions
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Lovely old street with fabulous buildings. Easy to find, pedestrianised, yes some homeless guys drinking down the side of the road but no bother at all. Nice to wander along.
We went after 5pm so street parking was free, some shops shut and we found the restaurants in this area to be very expensive.
Written August 10, 2022
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England2,899 contributions
Cherry Wonderdog wandered down St. George Street on several occasions during a two night stay in St. Augustine. As others have mentioned, it's a street not to be missed, but it also has the potential to rub a lot of people the wrong way.

We enjoyed the street mostly at night, when the crowds had dispersed, temperatures had cooled, and most of the stores were already closed. While there were less commercial attractions, there was a greater opportunity to appreciate the cobblestone walkways, historic architecture, and cute shops from the outside. During the day, St. George Street turned into a zoo of tourists, families with young children, ice cream eaters, and aggressive vendors seeking our business. It wasn't nearly as bad as a super-crowded place like Gatlinburg, Tennessee, but it definitely detracted from the appeal of this unique area.

Bottom line, Cherry Wonderdog wholeheartedly recommends visiting St. George Street -- a straightaway that's hard to avoid for anyone visiting St. Augustine for the first time. However, keep your expectations in check. This cannot be your only destination here, particularly during the day. It's wonderful for an evening stroll or as a means to an end during the day (e.g., a place you walk through to reach a restaurant.) As long as you do this, you can appreciate St. George Street in the context of the town, not as what defines it.
Written April 17, 2022
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SHARON F
Crystal River, FL19 contributions
Walking through St George St. you will come across people trying to hand you soap samples... STAY FAR AWAY. They will lure you in by telling you they will give you a tissue to wrap the soap. That is there front to scam you for facial products. They use sales pressure to get you to sit down and put a product called La Royale on but different ones for each part of your face. I sat down .They put the product on your face and while it is sitting on your face about 20 minutes they add another product, while doing this they are hyping it up, saying it is guaranteed and the are have a sale that ends today and you will not be able to get the same price tomorrow. The product actually makes a difference that you can see within 30 minutes. It was amazing. They start out with 2 products and they say is normally $3,000.00 but the sale is $1,400.00. While I was in there a lady purchased the same 2 products I did for the $1,400.00 , I paid $400.00 for. I was told not to tell anyone what I paid or show my receipt. High pressure John and supossedly the owner Maoricio who is from Canada was there because of the big sale and going back to Canada the next day. They said the product was guaranteed and I could return it told me they had 4 stores. No one answers any of he numbers .After I got home I used the product and it did not do anything like it did in the store. After reading reviews and doing research they have done this with many other people. Reporting them to the Federal Trade Commission.
Written November 11, 2020
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Deborahjune
Toronto, Canada635 contributions
Fun street to walk on in the old city. Lots of shops, restaurants, bars and museums. Great area at any time of the day. Its a must do area of St. Augustines and is worth spending an hour or two to walk around or get a meal. We visited here after dining at Harrys for dinner. We stopped in to hear a local band playing outside at the Colonial Oaks (for free and under the stars) and then watched a great magic show at Magicians Inc. across the street - only $10 each which was such a good deal.
Written March 7, 2022
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Sylvia M
Pensacola, FL2 contributions
We have been going to the St.Augustine area for many years and this trip decided to return to St George Street. The Historic Downtown Parking Facility next to the visitor's center is a good place to park although the $15 per entry seemed steep. The visitor's center is clean and neat, especially the restrooms. I was surprised by the number of panhandlers and homeless people that were sitting and sleeping on the pedestrian only avenue. Then there was the kid who flashed by on his scooter with his radio blaring. I went into a cute little jewelry store where the radio must have been at max volume, After hearing a commercial on pubic hair removal, I decided to leave. The store clerk was oblivious. Several employees stood outside their shops trying to engage pedestrians to come in. I was also surprised by the number of people with dogs. We dodged a a few leashes and watched where we stepped. We spent about $60 in the two hours we were there. We had an enjoyable time but won't be in a hurry to return.
Written November 29, 2021
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
Mixed review; some good, some not so good.
Parking is going to cost you at least $10 if you want to visit St. George Street. St. Augustine has narrow roads, and parking is in parking lots scattered around the main tourist area. Unless you are visiting a restaurant, restrooms are limited also. (By the way, if you are members at any hotel chain, don't forget their public bathrooms!) Again, as far as St. Augustine is considered, since it is a popular place to visit, it can get crowded. Oh, and the heat & humidity can be a bit much if you aren't used that sort of thing.
Now the good side. There are plenty of quaint shops soliciting your attention, especially along St. George Street, part of which is actually a sidewalk about three blocks long with shops on both sides.
If walking is easy for you, other popular spots are also not that far from the previously mentioned parking lots, such as Flagler College, which has extraordinary architecture.
There is a separate parking lot for the nearby fort monument, and at the north end of town are three antique stores close to each other with parking on side streets.
There are plenty of other tourist attractions , some a little further north along San Marcos Avenue, a main road. The only place you need a parking lot is if you go to St. George Street or anything nearby.
Written October 4, 2021
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Barbara S
hazlet, nj, United States10 contributions
Walking St.George St was so very interesting. All types of stores and restaurants - Ate at the Columbia restaurant for the second time this year (we are from Jersey) and again it did not disappoint. Saw different things I did not see the first time.
Written September 2, 2022
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T5684UDmarkh
Colorado Springs, CO112 contributions
This street is lined with a number of restaurants, ice cream shops, and other tourist shops including a "Five and Dime", and a handmade soaps shop. There is also a music park.

We thought there would be more arts and crafts and antiques shops but there's very little of that. None-the-less, it's definitely worth a stroll and we got our share of "people watching" on Saturday night! Including the fire and brimstone street preachers and a number of people in costumes as the next night was Halloween...
Written November 4, 2021
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL406 contributions
We were in Jacksonville for a medical visit and finished early. Having to go back the next day we decided to find some type of outdoor/safe activity so we rode down to St. Augustine. We did on-street pay by plate parking ($6) rather than the local town garage which charged $15. We hadn't been in a few years and were looking forward to an afternoon of strolling to see how things have changed. We were so disappointed to see no social distancing, no mask wearing and no safety protocols. We did a brief walk down the street and noted the homeless in the area begging for donations and felt sad. We also noted very few of the shops were following safety measures and did a quick turnaround without shopping or browsing in those. We also did not enjoy being accosted by the various shop personnel hawking their products. St. Augustine, in general has always been a bit of a tourist trap with inferior products, tacky attactions and mediocre restaurants but now has totally devolved into a waste of time and not worth the effort or hassle of trying to find parking only to have your intelligence insulted by falling for this trap. We will never go back and suggest you find a better way to spend your time.
Written January 16, 2021
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