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Family Vacation Planning Tips for Ponte Vedra Beach

Coming with the kids? Check out the best places to stay and play in Ponte Vedra Beach.

After a visit here, you'll put Ponte Vedra Beach on your list of favorite Florida vacations.

Places to Stay

Just a few miles north of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, Ponte Vedra Beach is known for its family attractions and sprawling resorts offering everything from three-bedroom villas to oceanfront rooms.

The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is a AAA Five-Diamond favorite among families and Sawgrass Marriot Golf Resort and Spa caters to young ones with a children’s pool and to golfers with the adjacent TPC Sawgrass. The nearby World Golf Village Renaissance also offers entertainment on property including mini-golf, the World Golf Hall of Fame and the Murray Brother’s Caddyshack restaurant.

Be sure to pack your sunscreen, too, because Ponte Vedra Beach is known for its beautiful stretch of unspoiled nature. Head over to Mickler’s Landing, a popular beach access point, and look for shark’s teeth while you are collecting shells.

Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy a full entertainment schedule at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, which attracts national and international acts, soloists, comedians and performances by up-and-coming artists.

If you forget something at home, or just want a few souvenirs to take back, you'll find everything you need at Sawgrass Village. Get a bite to eat and then browse shops offering menswear, ladies fashions, home goods, jewelry stores, chocolates and your new soon-to-be-favorite bottle of wine. If you love brunch, plan to visit Trasca and Company at Sawgrass Village from 10 a.m. to noon, where mimosas are served up with live music.

Your family of explorers will enjoy walking miles of trails at the GTM Research Reserve. At the Education Center there, you'll be greeted by a giant whale and displays of the many animals that call the reserve home.

More to See & Do

Make time to take the family to a movie experience like no other. The World Golf Village IMAX Theater’s 50-foot wide and 80-foot tall screen combined with digital surround sound puts you in the middle of the film’s action.

You'll want to book some spa time, so reserve your treatments before you arrive. The Spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is known for its wide range of luxurious treatments, an outdoor pool and a distinctive grotto. It’s also the largest spa in the Northeast. The Spa at Sawgrass Marriott will have you relaxed from head to toe, plus couples massages are available.

And don't forget your clubs, because Ponte Vedra is known as a golfer’s paradise!

It is home to TPC Sawgrass and the famous Stadium Course, home to THE PLAYERS Championship. The Lagoon Course at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, although not especially long, places a premium on accurate drives and thoughtful approaches. With a mosaic of lakes and lagoons, water is definitely the dominant feature, with tall pines, palms and ancient, sprawling oaks lining this lushly landscaped course. 

Check out all the courses on Florida’s Historic Coast, and even book your tee times on the Florida’s First Coast of Golf website.