St. George Street
St. George Street
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  • tammyw861
    Jersey Shore, New Jersey9 contributions
    A lot to see
    We walked through the original gates of the city onto St George Street. Some shops were touristy but there were many gems as well. I bought pottery made in Mexico and hand painted and bought a ring in a beautiful jewelry shop. There is a 5 and 10 store for trinkets and inexpensive hoodies. We got ice cream and also had lunch at an outdoor cafe. Many bars with live music as well. Country’s oldest school house is here too. Very dog friendly. It’s worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 10, 2023
  • Richard G
    53 contributions
    Fun
    A must see. Lots of different small shops/restaurants/bars/ice cream. People watching. Catch the Spanish bakery, Pizza Time for pizza, magic show, bars. There are many reasonably priced eating/drinking places as well as more expensive ones.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 20, 2023
  • CarolsThoughts
    Elk Grove Village, Illinois14 contributions
    This place is a party!
    This is THE street in town. Other areas have restaurants and shopping too, but this is the one to do. The buildings are the real thing from hundreds of years ago and there is non-stop food, fun, music, and shopping. Go early and stay late.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 22, 2023
  • Kathy K
    21 contributions
    This street has it all
    Whatever you're looking for its all here, a bite to eat, a sweet treat, that perfect hat, a gift to take home or just a beer and a place to people watch! We discovered the St Augustine Seafood Company and ate there 3 days in a row. Our bartender Shannon felt like an old friend and the oysters were so good, especially with Shannon's recommendation for a local IPA!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Kirk M
    Lafayette, Indiana71 contributions
    A mandatory St. Augustine walk — why again! LOL!
    Big crowds, the biggest we’ve seen in years. Some unique shops, one or two nice restaurants, mainly tourist shops with the same sort of T-shirt stuff you’d expect. Parking close by is an adventure but that’s Florida so no surprise there. For me the fort and the plaza and other side streets are just as fascinating to walk down and the minute you step off St. George street the crowds disappear. If you go to Saint Augustine you are going to walk this street so why am I even reviewing it LOL!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 16, 2023
  • elload
    Tampa, Florida96 contributions
    A Tourist Trap
    Everyone must walk and experience St. George Street. However, look beyond the litany of souvenir shops and enjoy some of the oldest buildings in the country. There are even some well located VRBO/AirBnB like accommodations that allow you to stay right in the middle of this vibrant area.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 29, 2023
  • Rich H.
    3 contributions
    Saint Augustine was Great, Our hotel not so much.
    My wife and I had a great time while visiting Saint Augustine. There are so many things to see and do along St. George Street, Charlotte Street and the surrounding area. The shops, eateries and bars provided us with many choices. Everywhere we went the people were exceptionally friendly. We were a bit surprised at the amount of homeless people in the area however, it was never a problem. When we gave a homeless person a sandwich, he was very polite and appreciative. However, if you're looking at accommodations, please do not stay at the Holiday Inn Express Saint Augustine North on Route 16. As an IGH member since 1994, I have never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express that was so disturbing. The whole experience from our accommodations to the continental breakfast was a horrible experience. Hotel management was unavailable the entire weekend. We weren't able to shower for 2 days due to uncontrollable how water in our shower. However, the employees on site were professional and tried to assist the best they could. To date we haven't received any communication from hotel management regarding our stay.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 29, 2023
  • kendellbrink
    Hilton Head, South Carolina553 contributions
    Some Fun Stores
    Tourist shopping area with some fun stores and many restaurants. Public restrooms are well marked. We enjoyed the soap store and The Embroidery very much. Public parking is available for a reasonable price. Very long but walkable shopping site.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Dwight L
    Dunedin, Florida88 contributions
    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
  • JLG
    120 contributions
    Only average
    We visited St George St. recently after not having gone there for maybe 10 years. We were very disappointed at how run down the area looked compared to as before. First of all, parking can be a challenge and you have to pay to park by the hour. Most of the stores are very "touristy" and the restaurants are "grab and go" or else very expensive. Nothing I'd call "family friendly".
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
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Sharon R
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 23 November 2023
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Frederick15 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Parking is extremely limited throughout St. Augustine. Since I cannot walk great distances, I was unable to enjoy many of the attractions. The hop on-off trolley was helpful and I wish I would’ve gotten a ticket for a second day, however I still would’ve not been able to do many things, including the water tour. Parking was nonexistent for that, but fortunately their website warned of it so we didn’t buy a ticket and lose the money.

If you are able to get around w no difficulty, I think you’ll enjoy your time in St. Augustine.
Written 5 November 2023
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Fam_o_5_plus_1
Wisconsin2,198 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped here one afternoon after visiting a few other things in the area. Wow, what a tourist trap. We went to St Augustine for history and was extremely disappointed. We went during the week and even then, it was crazy busy. And the amount of homeless, not my idea of a good time. We have been wanting to visit St Augustine for years. It's a complete one and done for us, never again.
Written 4 November 2023
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A&R
35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
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.

Written 8 October 2023
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JLG
120 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited St George St. recently after not having gone there for maybe 10 years. We were very disappointed at how run down the area looked compared to as before. First of all, parking can be a challenge and you have to pay to park by the hour. Most of the stores are very "touristy" and the restaurants are "grab and go" or else very expensive. Nothing I'd call "family friendly".
Written 20 September 2023
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Bridget B
Tampa, FL164 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We visit St. Augustine every year and we will be skipping St. George street from now on.

Expensive shopping for touristy souviniers. Stores window displays were welcoming to some, but not to others. Some areas smelled really bad. People on TripAdvisor complain about the homeless people, but they were harmless. There is a woman who carries her flag up and down the street who made me feel unsafe as she shouted at people passing. We found out she is there regularly. Google it.
Written 13 July 2023
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Madison L
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Such a wide scale selection of food entertainment and shops. Perfect for the whole family with kids, date night or a friendly get together.
Written 10 July 2023
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Barbara L
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
Jun 2023
of course it is all business. .... and walking along George Street, maybe solo as a middle age lady you will be approached by a nice young man, offering you free samples of soap; very polite, making compliments, walking inside the shop to wrap the soap slices in tissue paper you feel obligated to follow, get into small talk and that is when business will start. You will be talked into trying some products. It is up to you, go NOW or let them put something on your face. TODAY, only today, because today is shop's anniversary you pay only 50%. Use you common sense, of course they will tell every day another reason why prices are reduced and it is the only chance to get 50% off. Be realistic, you have never heard of these products, the prices are extremely high, they know you are a tourist and will never come back, asking for a refund or complain, even the free soap sample is looking like the cheapest fraganced glycerin soap, please, go and spend your money where you get value for money. Or make a donation.
Written 12 June 2023
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Dwight L
Dunedin, FL88 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 27 May 2023
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Jake M
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
Do not shop here. Purchased a product and it gave me a bad bad rash. Doctor said products are made illegally and bad material is used.
Written 22 May 2023
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