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

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

The St. Augustine Art Association has been promoting excellence in the arts since 1924. Located in the Historic District of the nation's oldest city, the Association produces monthly juried...

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...

St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida's only year-round community theatre! Live shows on two stages include musicals, comedies, dramas, award-winning playwrights, and family-friendly productions. Limelight...

Viktor Zenko performing a levitation on the beach.
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Whether you're staring in awe as Viktor Zenko floats an audience member above the stage, you're being mezmorized by his ability to manipulate a deck of playing cards, or you're laughing...

St. Augustine

Historic Florida Militia, Inc. is a group of living history interpreters that provide education to the
public, through reenactments and presentations, in St. Augustine and its surrounding...

Art Galleries of St. Augustine
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Art Galleries of Saint Augustine is an association of the many diverse and eclectic art galleries located in the nation's oldest city. From local artist-owned businesses to elegant exhibition...

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

St. Augustine

The primary purpose of the Florida Chamber Music Project is to foster and encourage the presentation of classical chamber music; to present and sponsor presentation of classical chamber music by...

St. Augustine

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...

St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is St. Johns County’s leading multi-purpose arts & recreation facility. This award-winning, state-of-the-art, 16-acre outdoor theatre includes 4,100 guest...