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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

Potter's Wax Museum, the first wax museum in the U.S., is home to more than 160 different wax figures, including Potter's original collection-each one an authentic life-sized recreation of the men...

St. Augustine

Kids Krew Tours is the Original tour specifically designed for families and kids. Come join our adventure led by a Disney trained professional and licensed tour guide in a 30min walking tour...

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...

Fun for the whole family!
St. Augustine

Experience the thrill of meeting dolphins in their own habitat at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Enjoy these amazing animals through hands on interactions. Learn about dolphin anatomy, behavior and...

St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Aquarium is an interactive experience focusing on education. Come and see hundreds of colorful reef fish, or better yet, snorkel with them! Wetsuit, mask and snorkel gear...

St. Augustine

Travel back in time to the Spanish Military Hospital Museum where the doctor is always in.

Our 40 minute fully guided tour takes you back to colonial Spanish days of medicine.

Your...

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-...

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...

The sanctuary building of Memorial Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine

Built in 1889 and dedicated in March 1890, Memorial Presbyterian Church stands as a memorial not only to Henry Flagler's beloved daughter, Jennie Louise, but as a monument to Flagler's own faith...

The front arch of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth welcomes you to the Park
St. Augustine

Visit America's First Colony! Founded by Pedro Menendez on THIS ACTUAL SITE 42 years before Jamestown and 55 years before Plymouth Rock, The Fountain of Youth is the first settlement area in our...

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

Climb 219 steps to the top of the 165-foot tower for a breathtaking view of historic downtown St. Augustine, the beaches, and the nation's oldest port. Discover St. Augustine's rich maritime...