Top 10 St. Augustine Kid-Friendly Activities

For young and inquisitive minds, St. Augustine is a wonderland of history, mystery, and memories. Take a look at our list below for our top recommendations for activities and attractions that will entertain visitors of all ages—especially your little ones. Enjoy!

Black Raven Pirate Ship

Aboard the Black Raven, visitors witness sword fights and sea battles straight out of the past! Take part in treasure hunts and snack on pirate booty while cruising through the waters of St. Augustine.

Anastasia State Park

At this peaceful state park, you can camp near the water, go kayaking or canoeing through the salt marsh, hike on a lush green trail, fish for flounder and pompano, or make a sandcastle on the beach.

Fort Matanzas

This historic monument sends you back to the colonial ages of St. Augustine with its spirited reenactments and weapons demonstrations. A tip: bring your family here on a Saturday for Cannon Days or an Evening Torchlight Tour.


Marineland allows children ages 3 and older to see dolphins right before their very eyes! The marine conservation and preservation center offers packages ranging from watching the dolphins to swimming alongside them.

Old Town Trolley Tour

Featuring a total of twenty-two stops, families aboard the Old Town Trolley tour can see the city while getting off as many times as they feel like, as the ticket is valid for three consecutive days. You can check out whatever piques your interest, eat a meal, take a restroom break, or take a nap.

St. Augustine Beach

Just minutes away from downtown St. Augustine, this beach is perfect for swimming, finding seashells, making sandcastles, going fishing, playing volleyball, and having fun on the nearby playground.

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

This museum showcases exhibits on shipwrecks and maritime archeology in the watchkeeper’s house, while the enormous lighthouse allows visitors to take in the view one hundred and sixty-five feet above sea level. Children shorter than forty-four inches are not allowed to climb the tower, but they will receive free admission to the museum and base of the tower, while the accompanying adult will receive half-price admission.

Whetstone Chocolate Factory

It may not be Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but a tour at the Whetstone Chocolate Factory will be just as magical! Explore how the delicious local chocolate is made and have some sweets while you learn!

St. John’s Old County Jail

This historic jail gives you insight into the history of local criminals in St. Augustine, as well as a picture of daily life in jail. Start with being booked by the sheriff, then follow the inmate as they take you on a tour!

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Possibly Florida’s most iconic creature, the alligator gains new appreciation at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. You can also see crocodiles, reptiles, lemurs, and exotic birds.

St. Augustine Accommodations

We know how important it is for family vacations to be a pleasant experience for everyone, down to your littlest family members.  We’re happy to assist in planning your vacation to beautiful St. Augustine, sure to be cherished by your children for years to come.

Plan Your Visit

Ask our reservation specialists about the best places to go and things to do for families when you call us to book your vacation rental!