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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 many 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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St. Augustine

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has dedicated St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine to the memory of the survivors of the 1768 Turnbull New Smyrna Colony. The survivors had found solace in...

Maximo 15'3" Saltwater Crocodile
St. Augustine

Lush, tropical wildlife surrounds you. See every crocodilian species, the rare white alligator, exotic birds, reptiles and monkeys. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Located two miles...

St. Augustine

You won't be disappointed by a tour of this stunning distillery housed in a historic, 1920s, ice-manufacturing plant. The young company is eager to share its love of Florida's distilling heritage...

St. Augustine

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...

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe
St. Augustine

This renovated historic theater opens at 11:30 am and serves lunch daily. Food service will be available throughout the day as well as during the showing of the films.

Two films will be...

Explore Tours and Pickups on the bayfront
Nearby Areas

Explore Tours Inc was founded by St. Augustine locals Blaise Morrell and Calli Zavodney. The duo both graduated from St. Augustine High-School together 10 years ago. The mutual love for their...

Dolphin swimming by
St. Augustine

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...

Captain Charter
St. Augustine

Join us on a private sailing charters and experience the beautiful and historic St Augustine from the water's point of view.   We provide...

St. Augustine

An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that produces 13 quality concerts and dance performances each year in partnership with Flagler College. Internationally renowned musicians, orchestras and...

Christine Nguyen, "Powers of the Dusty Cosmic Seas," 2011, installation image
St. Augustine

CEAM is a venue for fostering knowledge and a deep appreciation of contemporary art. As an educational resource for the College and community, CEAM exhibits regional, national and international...