5 Things to Do on a St. Augustine Family Vacation

A little boy explores a pirate museum

St. Augustine is chock-full of family friendly attractions and activities that inspire outdoor exploration and historical exhibits. Whether your little ones are excited by alligators and other creatures or pirates from long long ago, we have the attractions that will make your St. Augustine family vacation one you will never forget. 

Check out these activities for your St. Augustine Family Vacation! 

1. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park 

Children of all ages will delight with a visit to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Have a wild time exploring the exhibits including the land of crocodiles, birds of Africa, and even daily wildlife shows. Enjoy family time together learning about the natural world and some of the reptiles that call Florida home.  

2. St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum 

Travel back in time to experience the golden age of piracy at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. The interactive museum invites guests to experience exhibits hands on while learning about life in Port Royal, Jamaica 300 years ago. Sign up for a group tour to get the full experience and interesting tales of St. Augustine’s history. 

3. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Musem 

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is another family-friendly attraction that you won’t want to miss. In fact, there is a wide array of kid-friendly activities that will have little ones joining in on the educational fun. Explore the Shipyard playground, climb the 219 steps to see the view from the top of the lighthouse, or take part in the Maritime Hammock Nature Trails & Scavenger Hunt. This museum is fun for the whole family! 

4. Anastasia State Park  

Step into nature during your St. Augustine family vacation! Anastasia State Park features 1,600 acres of stunning beaches, sand dunes, marshes, and maritime hammocks. Be on the lookout for coastal birds, paddle through the park in a canoe or kayak, or bring beach gear to lounge on the gorgeous w sands.  

5. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 

This 1600s masonry fortress is a testament to St. Augustine’s history and makes for a perfect family outing. Explore the grounds of the fortress and be on the lookout for daily programs including cannon firing and weapon demonstrations. Sitting right on Matanzas Bay, the Spanish stone structure is a stunning historical site and a must-visit St. Augustine attraction. 

Plan a St. Augustine Family Vacation 

The Inn at Camachee Harbor is a unique waterfront hotel. You’ll enjoy peaceful breezes on a private balcony as the boats pass in and out of the harbor. Your St. Augustine vacation rental will be just minutes away from gorgeous sand beaches and the historic downtown area.  

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