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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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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...

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...

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! ORIGINAL MUSEUM is at 19 San Marco Ave. The museum of oddities and curiosities opened here in 1950.
St. Augustine

For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed the original Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Experience the museum that has created a sensation worldwide. More than 800 exhibits of unusual,...

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...

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...

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...

Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center - Front Entrance
St. Augustine

The History of Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center Continue the Journey
1902
Segregated Black schools occupied the current site, alternately named “School #2” or “Colored School...

Visitor Center at Fort Mose Historic State Park
St. Augustine

The first free African settlement in North America and a premier site on the Florida Black Heritage trail. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered Fort Mose as a settlement for freed...

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 ...

San Sebastian Winery
St. Augustine

A short audiovisual presentation; enjoy a guided walking tour of the production facility. You pass over the bottling line, sparkling wine production area, on to the Port and Cream Sherry in the...

Dolphins in the wild!
St. Augustine

Best chance of seeing dolphins and a large variety of wildlife in St. Augustine. An interpretive Naturalist will explain dolphin behavior, birdlife, and elements of the estuary. Join Captain Zach...