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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Medieval Torture Museum
St. Augustine

The emotions inspired by the "Medieval Torture Collection" will transport you back in time hundreds of years to some of the most miserable moments in human history.Our exhibit is a unique...

Front street view of Flagler College
St. Augustine

Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built in 1887 by Henry Flagler. Now a National Historical Landmark and home to Flagler College, take a tour through this fully ground floor...

St. Augustine

Experience Florida's Smithsonian. Henry Flagler's former Alcazar Hotel holds 19th-century artifacts including natural history exhibits, Tiffany glass, a Victorian Village and antique mechanical...

St. Augustine

Built in 1891, the Old Jail was designed to look like a fine hotel (it has a front porch, and it's pink!), but a real frontier-era jail inside. Henry Flagler located the Queen Anne-style building...

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...

St. Augustine

Take a boat ride aboard Victory III. Departs daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina for a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute-narrated tours. See numerous historic and natural sights along the St....

St. Augustine

Join us for a most haunting experience on the city's premier "Frightseeing" tour, as we explore the darker side of St. Augustine's past.  You will meet your ghost host, forever trapped aboard the...

St. Augustine

The Oldest House Museum Complex is owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Admission to the Oldest House Museum Complex includes a guided tour of Florida's Oldest House, a ...

Captain Thomas Tew's 17th century Treasure Chest
St. Augustine

Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum with the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts; fun, interactive exhibits like the spine-...

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
St. Augustine

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...

St. Augustine

The tour covers more than 100 points of interest and has 23 stops where you can hop on or off to sightsee, shop or dine. The tour includes free admission to the St. Augustine History Museum,...

St. Augustine

Step back in time at the Colonial Quarter, over 2 acres of St. Augustine history, entertainment, shopping and dining. Join us for the Colonial Experience Living History Tour. As you stroll through...