After a hearty breakfast of fluffy Southern biscuits with homemade jam or sausage gravy at Maple Street Biscuit Company, head for Anastasia Island. Just over the Bridge of Lions adventure awaits! A visit to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is a must for all ages. This lush, tropical oasis is home to all species of alligators and crocodiles, exotic birds, reptiles and monkeys. Be sure to say hello to the Grizzly and Teddy, the Hoffman two-toed sloths. Then take your adventure to new heights on the Crocodile Crossing as you zip line above the crocodiles just under your toes. It’s a scream.
Just down the road a bit on A1A you can’t miss the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Your kids will definitely want to climb the 219 steps to the top, just to say they did, and you’ll definitely not want to miss the breathtaking view. You can see clearly why it’s a favorite place for selfies. Once downstairs, be sure to stop into the museum, hands-on opportunities for kids and check out the lab where marine archaeologists analyze ancient sailing vessel remains and artifacts that wash up on the shores of our local beaches from time to time.