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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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RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ORIGINAL MUSEUM is at 19 San Marco Ave. The museum of oddities and curiosities opened here in 1950.
St. Augustine

For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed the original Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Experience the museum that has created a sensation worldwide. More than 800 exhibits of unusual,...

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...

Our 74 Hearse at our nightly stop at the world famous & most haunted St. Augustine Lighthouse!!
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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...

Explore Tours and Pickups on the bayfront
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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...

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Romanza promotes and produces cultural events that showcase St. Augustine's vibrant living culture, that enhance the quality of life for residents, and that create a positive lasting impression of...

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-...

Dolphins in the wild!
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Best chance of seeing dolphins and a large variety of wildlife in St. Augustine. An interpretive Naturalist will explain dolphin behavior, birdlife, and elements of the estuary. Join Captain Zach...

Ripple Effect Ecotours The Real Florida Kayak Tour
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A dedicated kayak touring company based in St. Augustine offering scheduled eco-tours in many of the state parks in Northeast Florida. All trips are two hours and no prior kayaking experience is...

Villa Zorayda Museum
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Explore a 19th century architectural masterpiece and its astounding art and antique collection while learning of the Villa's 133 year history. Originally built as a private home by Franklin W. ...

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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...

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The city's oldest & most trusted receptive tour operator, offering unparalleled service for both groups & individuals! Daily historic walking tours depart from our downtown office - We'll...