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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

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 Governor's House Cultural Center & Museum   has hosted many visitors as the residence site for governors of both Spain and England during the colonial centuries; the Florida capital and a...

St. Augustine

Built in 1891, the Old Jail was designed to look like a fine hotel (it has a front porch, and it's pink!), but a real frontier-era jail inside. Henry Flagler located the Queen Anne-style building...

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

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 76-foot Schooner Freedom, St. Augustine's only Tall Ship, departs daily from the City Marina. Submerge yourself in a life at sea on one of our day or sunset sails and enjoy the history and...

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...

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...

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 by Jessica Tichy and operated by her...

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

The tour covers more than 100 points of interest and has 23 stops where you can hop on or off to sightsee, shop or dine. The tour includes free admission to the St. Augustine History Museum,...

Villa Zorayda Museum
St. Augustine

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. ...

St. Augustine

National monument, the Castillo de San Marcos, is the oldest masonry Fort in the United States and the only standing 17th century military construction. It is also one of two forts built of...