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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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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...

St. Augustine

St. Augustine's ORIGINAL Ghost Tour company. Offering the famous "A Ghostly Experience" walking tour, haunted pub crawls, paranormal investigation events and more.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine Black Heritage tours is dedicated to bringing you world-class heritage tourism experiences. Few realize the legacy that St. Augustine has had in civil-rights history with the very...

The Love Tree 6 Cordova
St. Augustine

    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,...

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

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Encompassing approximately 73,000 acres of salt marsh and mangrove tidal wetlands, oyster bars, estuarine lagoons, upland habitat and offshore seas. The GTM Research Reserve has three beach access...

The Pirate Ship Black Raven
St. Augustine

Take a Cruise on the Pirate Ship, Black Raven. Sing sea shantys with the pirates, search for treasured keepsakes in our gift shop and enjoy your favorite libations in our bar. The children will...

Ripple Effect Ecotours The Real Florida Kayak Tour
St. Augustine

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...

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...

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...

The Original Ghost Hearse
St. Augustine

Join us for a ride in one of our haunted vintage funeral coaches as you tour the haunted sites of St. Augustine! Long believed to be the most haunted city in America, join us for one of the...