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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 'Doctors Room'
St. Augustine

Recognized as one of the best preserved historic buildings in the city, this dwelling was renowned as an inn throughout the 19th century (c. 1798). The site features the area's only original...

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe
St. Augustine

This renovated historic theater considered to be the oldest brick building in the city, opens at 11:30 am and serves food throughout the day and into the evening. Beer, Wine, Sangria, and...

St. Augustine

WE LIKE BEER! A lot. . . So, we thought, why not make some? Let's make it delicious. And let's give a shout out to this amazing city we live in and the history that makes it so rockin'. A few...

Excellent service, food and wine!
St. Augustine

Foodie Adventures in St. Augustine!

Experience one of the highest rated food and wine tour companies in Florida! As seen in Travel and Leisure Magazine, The Tasting Tours is ranked #1 for...

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...

Ponte Vedra Beach

Whether a spectacular Tournament Players Club (TPC), a luxurious destination or an outstanding resort venue, PGA TOUR Experiences matches the PGA TOUR's highest level of quality for legendary...

Castaway Canopy Adventure - profile
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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....

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...

Viktor Zenko performing a levitation on the beach.
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Whether you're staring in awe as Viktor Zenko floats an audience member above the stage, you're being mezmorized by his ability to manipulate a deck of playing cards, or you're laughing...

St. Augustine

WE LIKE BEER! A lot. . . So, we thought, why not make some? Let's make it delicious. And let's give a shout out to this amazing city we live in and the history that makes it so rockin'. A few...

St. Augustine

Step back in time at the Colonial Quarter, over 2 acres of St. Augustine history, entertainment, shopping and dining. Join us for the Colonial Experience Living History Tour. As you stroll through...

Medieval Torture Museum
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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...