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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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Want to avoid the typical St. Augustine ghost tour crowds? Do you want to have a more genuine ghostly experience? We offer a variety of tours – choose from our Haunted Hearse Tour, Haunted Pub...

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Red Boat Water Tours aims to make your time with us a comfortable experience, by catering to your needs at any given time. Captain Tony, Miss Jennifer and the Girls, want to share with you, the...

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Experience one of the highest rated food and wine tour companies in Florida! As seen in Travel and Leisure Magazine, The Tasting Tours is ranked #1 for...

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Deadliest Catch St. Augustine Style YOU be the greenhorn! Experience America's proud history of commercial fishing. Over 40 years of experience in Alaska, Florida and the Great Lakes. Enjoy views...

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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...