St. George Street
St. George Street
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  • Dwight L
    Dunedin, Florida85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun street to visiti
    Plan to spend plenty of time to explore all the stores, boutiques and food vendors along George Street in St. Augustine, Florida. Great places to visit, eat and enjoy some fun. Was a little disappointed in the homeless lounging about and some of the strange characters about the street. However, this is the fun place of St. Augustine.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2023
  • A&R
    33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    fun
    OK, first and foremost this is primarily a tourist driven street, like many others in tourist town. It is lined with shops and restaurants looking to sell something mixed in with historical sites. However, that doesn't mean it's not fun to walk around looking. You don't have to buy anything, just look around, listen to the singers in the restaurants, see the City Gates and The Oldest School. Try resisting the candy shops, ice cream and cold drinks.....but it's not easy! Walk in the shops and look around, if you like looking and window shopping, why not! Look for the "off the main street" store front for handmade a colonial period clothing shop, it's like shopping for clothes in the 1800s! There are several jewelry stores we enjoy looking in, but J.R. Benet is our favorite. The people are friendly and helpful and jewelry unique and not priced too high. As many other reviews have noted the only real negative to a walk along St. George street is the homeless people. Although we've never had an aggressive encounter some have been mentioned and it is sadly an inevitability it will/can happen. You owe it to yourself to walk down St. George at least once on your visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Sharon R
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute street with plenty to see, eat and buy
    Nice shops and restaurants mixed with old historical buildings. All local businesses. Plenty of coffee and ice cream shops. Stop in Hyppo for very unique popsicles. Steer clear of the skin products shop that entices you in with free samples and tries to sell you everything. Dont fall for that trap. Plenty of public restrooms to be found. Bin 39 wine bar is a lovely area to sit with a glass of wine ( no food) or have coffee at the local shop in that are as well.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • gary c
    Peoria, Illinois219 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    It was really an enjoyable morning things open up around 9 o’clock. we got there early because it gets crowded afternoon. We enjoy the shopping and the people watching and the old streets. The fort is close by which is definitely worth a visit we didn’t even go inside because we’re cheap but there is so much to see on the outside. strongly recommend the shop of Earthbound nice young ladies, and an eclectic offering you don’t see other places
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Pedro R
    Indianapolis, Indiana38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stroll with some hisoric aspects mixed in with the the shops and resturants
    It is very crowded with a lot of dogs and some homeless people with very few places to park. It is definitely a tourist trap area, Some people won't like it but it is a nice walk with some nice shops, restaurants and some historic places thrown in to enjoy. There are a lot of benches along the street to sit on, if you need a quick break.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 3, 2024
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Leo D
27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We've been going to St. George's Street for over 10 years. In that time, the pedestrian friendly avenue has changed from a quaint historic district to a pricey tourist trap. School groups still clog the street after their field trip to the fort, but many of the unique, independently owned shops have given way to corporate cliches. If you need swanky cruise wear or a cigar bar, you'll love it. And be advised most shops are closed by 6, surrendering the street to the many bars and warring live bands. If that's your scene, plan to pay too much to park, eat and drink.
Written January 17, 2020
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SHARON F
Crystal River, FL19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
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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Bill M
Sarasota, FL134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
George Street is fun and has lots of nice shops. Parking, however, is outrageous. NO free parking anywhere in the downtown area. Most of the city lots and garages charge a flat fee of $15 a day — even if you’re there for only an hour or less. Big rip off. Shame on the city fathers!
Written February 10, 2020
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL525 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
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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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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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Sylvia M
Pensacola, FL2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
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 $60 in the two hours we were there. We had an enjoyable time but won't be in a hurry to return.
Written November 29, 2021
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Margaret Rose S
Ontario, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
St.George St is a definite must if you are visiting St Augustine. Lots of wonderful shops and restaurants to explore/visit. Can be very busy, So go on a week day if possible. Use the parking garage for 15$, Driving/parking downtown is stressful especially if you have a bigger vehicle.
Written March 2, 2020
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Deborahjune
Toronto, Canada694 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England4,680 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA2,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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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