Best Local Spots for Holiday Shopping
It’s hard to believe the time has come to start preparing for the holidays! The air is crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and people have begun planning family get togethers. Visitors to St. Augustine during the holiday season not only have the opportunity for seeing a world-renowned light display, but also have access to dozens of shops and boutiques. Here are the best places to pick up gifts for all your loved ones this year.
St. George Street
One of the most unique stretches of locally owned shops in St. Augustine, St. George Street has pedestrian-only access. Find something for everyone on your list as you browse artisan crafts, artwork, and jewelry throughout the stores. There’s also several restaurants and dessert spots along the way, and a gift certificate to one of them would delight any foodie.
Uptown San Marco
Discover treasures in Uptown San Marco Ave, home to antique shops, high end clothing boutiques, and art galleries. Visit this area of the Historic District on the first Friday of every month to participate in First Friday Art Walk, where galleries stay open late and typically offer wine to those that are browsing.
St. Augustine Outlet Malls
St. Augustine boasts two outlet malls, which are each located off SR 16 near Interstate 95. Many different stores have residence, including Saks Fifth Ave, Coach, Michael Kors, and Nike, all at outlet pricing. Avoid the crowds and go on a weekday.