In Florida’s historic towns, you can do as much or as little as you’d like. There are plenty of activities, restaurants and antique shops to explore, but you can always just enjoy a leisurely walk and take in the scenery. You never know what you’ll discover walking these old roads, but a good time is guaranteed:
1. St. Augustine
This list would not be complete without the oldest city in the country, St. Augustine. Strolling down the narrow streets here transports you back in time. Visit the Old St. Augustine Village to see homes dating back to the early 1700s.
2. Pensacola Historic District
The structures that make up this district include the Historic Pensacola Village and Seville Square, the old center of Pensacola's Spanish settlement.
3. Old Town, Key West
Key West's historic district is also called Old Town. This is where most of the tourist attractions and businesses of the island are located. This is where all of the history and modern-day activity of Key West coexist and create the unique charm of this destination. On Duval Street, you can visit some of the oldest bars and restaurants on the island, and they will still be as lively as ever.
4. Ybor City, Tampa
Ybor City has a blend of culture, art, and a lively party scene. In the late 1800s, it was the hub of Tampa's cigar manufacturing and home to a large immigrant community from Cuba, Spain and Italy. There are plenty of historic buildings and cultural events to appreciate here, but modern times have also brought a lively club scene.
5. Fernandina Beach Historic District
Amelia Island is home to many beautiful Victorian homes and a charming downtown area that is perfect for a stroll. Centre Street is home to the oldest bar in Florida, The Palace Saloon.
6. Miami Beach's Art Deco District
This nationally recognized architectural district contains 960 historic buildings. This area lends South Beach a distinctive style and nostalgic feeling.
7. Apalachicola Historic District
The historic district of this charming Northwest florida town encompasses 652 buildings. Walking the streets of this village on the Apalachicola River will take you back to Old Florida.
8. Mount Dora Historic District
Mount Dora is a charming little town in Central Florida, The historic district occupies some of downtown Mount Dora and includes the longest continuously running hotel in Florida, Lakeside Inn, open since 1883.