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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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Front street view of Flagler College
St. Augustine

Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, built in 1887 by Henry Flagler. Now a National Historical Landmark and home to Flagler College, take a tour through this fully ground floor...

St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s “Original Chocolate Tour” led by Whetstone Chocolatiers. You will be introduced to the history and making of chocolate and the Whetstone story. A 4-tiered tasting distinguishes the...

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
St. Augustine

Celebrating the game, its history and its players, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates the greatest contributors and players in the game through historical and interactive exhibits...

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

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Experience the original "History Hike" Exercise your heart, soul and mind (in more ways than one!) as you walk with your guide...

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

The St. Augustine Art Association has been promoting excellence in the arts since 1924. Located in the Historic District of the nation's oldest city, the Association produces monthly juried...

St. Augustine

Take a boat ride aboard Victory III. Departs daily from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina for a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute-narrated tours. See numerous historic and natural sights along the St....

St. Augustine

An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that produces 13 quality concerts and dance performances each year in partnership with Flagler College. Internationally renowned musicians, orchestras and...

The sanctuary building of Memorial Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine

Built in 1889 and dedicated in March 1890, Memorial Presbyterian Church stands as a memorial not only to Henry Flagler's beloved daughter, Jennie Louise, but as a monument to Flagler's own faith...