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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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Explore Tours and Pickups on the bayfront
Nearby Areas

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...

The Osprey
The Beaches

Scheduled Dolphin & Eco Tours, BYOB Sunset Tours, BYOB Ghost Boat, Full Moon Tours, Nights of Lights and Private Charters. Florida Water Tours is owned and operated by Jessica Tichy and her ...

Dolphins in the wild!
St. Augustine

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...

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 ...

Castaway Canopy Adventure - profile
St. Augustine

ZIPStream’s Castaway Canopy Adventure (ZCCA) is a fully guided Zip Line Eco Canopy Tour lead by professionally trained and certified guides! Come enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of the beautiful St....

St. Augustine

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...

Escape U Crest
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Escape U has been designed from the onset to be different than other escape rooms. Our vision is for Escape U is to be a true WORLDWIDE destination for entertainment and escape room enthusiasts,...

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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...

The Love Tree 6 Cordova
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    Since 1998 Ancient City Tours, has offered tours, vacations packages, entertainment, and full tour planning for families, corporate groups, and school groups. Let our staff of Licensed,...

Step off and reboard at any of our 21 convenient stops.
St. Augustine

The best way to explore St. Augustine. Train tours operate daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The scenic seven-mile tour stops at several of the city's most popular attractions, historical sites,...

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...

Florida Film Academy
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Our students follow a structured learning path from Youth to Teen to Pre Foundations to Foundations. Fundamental skills are built upon at each stage as they progress to more advanced techniques,...