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St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Beach

Planning a family vacation in Florida? Try St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach!

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach are home to family-friendly inns and resorts, activities and attractions for all ages, and dishes for even the pickiest palate. Traveling with kids is a breeze here! Some ideas to help you plan the best family vacation in Florida are below.

What to do: 

There are manu family-friendly things to do in St. Augustine and the surrounding area. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers year-round children's activities like arts & crafts and movies, as well as a summer camp June through August. St. Augustine Alligator Farm lets you feed the gators, and kids can learn what school was like more than 200 years ago at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.

Where to stay:

There are a variety of great family-friendly hotels and accommodations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Previously mentioned Ponte Vedra Inn & Club was voted America’s Best Family Hotel by Travel + Leisure readers. If you're traveling with kids or catering to a larger group you may want a room equpped with a kitchenette and additional sleeper sofa. Try the Saint Augustine Beach House or rent a condo through Ocean Village Club.

Where to eat:

Sunset Grille is a great option for families. The resturant has a kids' menu and a fantastic view. Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Restaurant also has great options for kids, like fried shrimp, mac and cheese, and burgers. Of course, a meal is not complete without dessert. Head to Old Town for some ice cream after dinner — the little ones will love it!

Things to Do

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Experience St. Augustine from the water with some of the best kayak Eco tours in Florida. The quaint and scenic charm of St. Augustine is home to abundant wildlife. Possible encounters may include...

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Kids Krew Tours is the Original tour specifically designed for families and kids. Come join our adventure led by a Disney trained professional and licensed tour guide in a 30min walking tour...

The 'Doctors Room'
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Recognized as one of the best preserved historic buildings in the city, this dwelling was renowned as an inn throughout the 19th century (c. 1798). The site features the area's only original...

Dolphin swimming by
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Experience the beauty and history of St. Augustine from a different perspective: by water! Join us on the Highlights by Water tour for a waterfront view of many historic landmarks. Or enjoy our...

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
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Celebrating the game, its history and its players, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the greatest contributors and players in the game through historical and interactive exhibits...

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National monument, the Castillo de San Marcos, is the oldest masonry Fort in the United States and the only standing 17th century military construction. It is also one of two forts built of...

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Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is a fine art gallery located in downtown St. Augustine that exhibits the works of many of the finest professional artists who live and work in the city. The...

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St. Augustine's ORIGINAL Ghost Tour company. Offering the famous "A Ghostly Experience" walking tour, haunted pub crawls, paranormal investigation events and more.

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Climb 219 steps to the top of the 165-foot tower for a breathtaking view of historic downtown St. Augustine, the beaches, and the nation's oldest port. Discover St. Augustine's rich maritime...

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Whether a spectacular Tournament Players Club (TPC), a luxurious destination or an outstanding resort venue, PGA TOUR Experiences matches the PGA TOUR's highest level of quality for legendary...

Visitor Center at Fort Mose Historic State Park
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The first free African settlement in North America and a premier site on the Florida Black Heritage trail. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed...

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Explore La Florida circa 1585 at St. Augustine's only hands-on, interactive history museum. Games, tools, weapons, and homes give guests first-hand experience on life in the "New World."

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