St. Augustine is teeming with activities and adventures the whole family can enjoy. Below are five kid-friendly things to do on your next stay at St. Augustine beachside vacation rentals.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Location: 999 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
Conquer your fears of giant alligators by diving headfirst into the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Get right up close to baby alligators or enjoy daily wildlife shows with some of the largest alligators in captivity. You can even take flight on the Crocodile Crossing zip-line adventure – but don’t fall in!
The Alligator Farm is also home to lemurs, komodo dragons, and toucans. Visit the Birds of Africa exhibit for close-ups of vultures and storks, among other animals. The Alligator Farm is closely involved with local rehabilitation and conservation programs.
So, after soaring over the crocodiles or dropping 40 feet on the Python Challenge, a heart-stopping, three-story free fall, be sure to learn a thing or two about conservation efforts and the rich St. Augustine wildlife.
The farm is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the locally famous farm at (904) 824-3337.
Fiesta Falls Mini Golf
Location: 818 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, FL
This 18-hole mini golf course ventures along a series of eight waterfalls, many caves, and a massive Spanish ship to keep kids of all ages entertained. The course is also open late and is beautifully lit for the evening.
A round for adults is $8.99, while children ages 3 to 12 cost $7.75. The Fiesta Falls course is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on weekends. For details on group discounts, contact (904) 461-5571.
Old Town Trolley Tours
Location: 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL
You can’t do better than the Old Town Trolley Tours if you want to be introduced to all the main spots of the city on your first St. Augustine family vacation.
This experience takes you through many of the major sights and sounds of St. Augustine. See the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th Century Spanish fort, the Fountain of Youth, the site of the first Catholic mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, the Old Jail, and many other attractions. You can hop on and off at any of the 30 pick-up and drop-off locations throughout St. Augustine.
You can drive or take a taxi into downtown and use the trolley as your local transportation to the many sights and activities St. Augustine has to offer. Contact (904) 829-3800 for details on booking, group discounts, availability, hours, and other concerns. The office is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Whetstone Chocolate Factory
Location: 139 King St., St. Augustine, FL
Channel your inner Willy Wonka with a visit to the best chocolate factory in Florida, the Whetstone Chocolate Factory.
You may have heard of Whetstone Chocolates prior to your St. Augustine family vacation, but you’ve probably never seen how this popular chocolate bar is made.
Guests receive multiple samples while they tour the inside of the factory and learn about the chocolate-making process. Be sure to look for the Golden Ticket!
The tour is $8 for adults and $5.50 for children ages five to 17. The factory is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day (opens at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday). Guests can also visit the gift shop at the entrance to take some treats back home.
St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts
Location: 1 King St. #117, St. Augustine, FL
One of the best introductory activities to the nooks and crannies of any new city is a scavenger hunt. St. Augustine Scavenger Hunts offers a self-guided journey through the city on a quest to find certain landmarks.
The participating local businesses are well aware of the scavenger hunt, so don’t worry about getting strange looks as you play detective. Choose from a number of themes, such as pubs, pictures, or special seasonal hunts. Call the office at (904) 217-3708 for details.
There are so many things to do in this fun city, from the historic downtown trolley tours to the ocean activities on St. Augustine Beach. We provide a window into this famous Florida city. Our St. Augustine beachside vacation rentals bring you right to the beautiful coast of the Sunshine State at competitive prices. Contact our team at (800) 398-5980 to book the perfect Florida vacation.