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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, Florida's only year-round community theatre! Live shows on two stages include musicals, comedies, dramas, award-winning playwrights, and family-friendly productions. Limelight...

Fun for the whole family!
St. Augustine

Experience the thrill of meeting dolphins in their own habitat at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Enjoy these amazing animals through hands on interactions. Learn about dolphin anatomy, behavior and...

Captain Thomas Tew's 17th century Treasure Chest
St. Augustine

Relive the Golden Age of Piracy at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum with the world's largest collection of authentic pirate artifacts; fun, interactive exhibits like the spine-...

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...

Explore Tours and Pickups on the bayfront
Nearby Areas

Explore Tours Inc was founded by St. Augustine locals Blaise Morrell and Calli Zavodney. The duo both graduated from St. Augustine High-School together 10 years ago. The mutual love for their...

The Pirate Ship Black Raven
St. Augustine

Take a Cruise on the Pirate Ship, Black Raven. Sing sea shantys with the pirates, search for treasured keepsakes in our gift shop and enjoy your favorite libations in our bar. The children will...

Castaway Canopy Adventure - profile
St. Augustine

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....

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...

St. Augustine

The Oldest House Museum Complex is owned and operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Admission to the Oldest House Museum Complex includes a guided tour of Florida's Oldest House, a ...

Escape U St Augustine! St Augustine's #1 escape room. Ranked #1 fun thing to do in St Augustine!
St. Augustine

Escape U has been designed from the onset to be different than other escape rooms. Our vision is for Escape U is to be a true WORLDWIDE destination for entertainment and escape room enthusiasts,...

Maximo 15'3" Saltwater Crocodile
St. Augustine

Lush, tropical wildlife surrounds you. See every crocodilian species, the rare white alligator, exotic birds, reptiles and monkeys. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Located two miles...