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Spanish-influenced home decor and furniture fill the antique shops and galleries in the historic district. Glossy oak tables, Mediterranean-style tiles, and silver bric-a-brac fill display windows along Aviles Street and St. George Street.

The winding streets of the historic district are home to dozens of antiques stores and galleries stocked full of original paintings, sculptures, bric-a-brac, fine furnishings, china, and other treasures. Brick-lined Aviles Street, a block from the river, has an especially good mix of shops for browsing, as does St. George Street south of the visitor center, and the Uptown area on San Marco Avenue a few blocks north of the center. Check at the visitor center for lists of art galleries and antiques shops, or contact the Antique Dealers Association of St. Augustine, 60 Cuna St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (no phone).

Experience chocolate heaven at Whetstone Chocolates, 2 Coke Rd. (Fla. 312), between U.S. 1 and the Mickler O’Connell Bridge (tel. 904/825-1700; www.whetstonechocolates.com). Free self-guided tours of the store and factory usually take place Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, but call ahead to confirm the schedule. Whetstone has a retail outlet at 42 St. George St., in the historic district.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.