Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine With Kids
Bringing the entire crew to St. Augustine? Great move, especially now that summer vacation is nearly upon us.! The area is absolutely packed with lots of family-friendly activities kids and parents will both enjoy. From becoming a pirate for a day to taking a trolley tour, we’ve got entertainment for everyone within arm’s reach. So if you’re looking for fun things to do in St. Augustine with kids, start your trip planning right here. You’ll have no problem filling your itinerary with wall-to-wall fun your entire stay.
Arr, Me Mateys!
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is the perfect day of fun for would-be buccaneers of all ages. Little captains and their big first mates will be transported back in time to the age when swashbuckling salty dogs ruled the high seas. Kids will be able to hoist the Jolly Roger, check out real pirate gold, learn about buried treasure, and even cross (safe!) swords on a ship’s deck replica. Ahoy!
12 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Get a Whole New Perspective
If you’re looking to continue your seafaring-themed adventures, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum offers families a fantastic peek into the nautical navigation of days gone by. Originally built in 1874, the lighthouse overlooks Salt Run bay and beautiful Conch Island. The museum portion features informative and entertaining exhibits on the area’s portside past.
100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Challenge Your Mind
St. Augustine is home to the original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium & Museum, the original home of the inexplicable, unexplainable, and just plain weird. At the flagship location (built inside a beautiful historic mansion), kids will thrill to more than 800 interactive exhibits designed to delight. They’ll discover illusions, bizarre mysteries, and off-the-wall oddities that they’re sure to talk about for years to come.
19 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Go Back in Time
In many ways, St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter is the heart of the city. It’s an interactive outdoor complex that offers a living history of the Spanish and English settlers that helped establish St. Augustine more than 450 years ago. Historical reenactors provide up-close demonstrations of early American skills like blacksmithing and ship construction. A restaurant, pub, and gift shop are also on hand for food and souvenirs.
43 St George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Swim With Dolphins
At Marineland Dolphin Adventure, budding marine biologists will find themselves in the best place possible to learn about everyone’s favorite sea mammal: the incredible dolphin. And that’s not all — Marineland houses an interactive habitat where guests can actually enjoy an experience with these gentle and intelligent animals. It’s an experience not to be missed. Kids of all ages will love checking out all the the undersea excitement!
9600 Oceanshore Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Go Behind Bars
Built in 1891, Old Jail served as St. Augustine’s primary correctional facility until 1953. Now it stands as a unique attraction where guests can learn fascinating facts about its historic importance. Visitors can tour the jail cells, check out period clothing and tools, and hear intriguing stories about some of the miscreants who once called it home. Tours happen every 20 minutes, 364 days per year (excluding Christmas Day).
167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
Experience a Theme Park Adventure
Thrill rides. Midway games. Cotton candy. There’s just something special about a county fair, or boardwalk-style experience that always brings the fun. So if you and your crew are on the hunt for a good time, you’ll want to check out Adventure Landing. Here, you’ll discover go-karts, batting cages, an arcade, skill games, virtual reality experiences, and much more. Plus, all the yummy eats you can shake a corn dog on a stick at!
2780 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32092
“Putts” Around a Little
Everyone loves a few rounds of mini golf! Good thing Florida’s perfect weather lets duffers of all ages sink a few strokes at these pint-sized putt-fests. Check out Anastasia Miniature Golf, Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf or Fiesta Falls Mini Golf. All are challenging but fun, open to the public, and offer a great day of play. Just watch out for the windmill!
Anastasia Mini Golf: 701 Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32080
Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf: 19 San Marco Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32084
Fiesta Falls Mini Golf: 818 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Take a Trolley Tour
See St. Augustine from a classic streetcar! Old Town Trolley Tours offers multiple fun routes through some of St. Augustine’s most picturesque and historically significant neighborhoods. Take a tour of points of interest or simply hop on to get from point A to point B and all points between. Multi-day passes are available, so you and your family don’t have to miss any of what St. Augustine has to offer.
167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084
It’s Family Time
Ready to book your family getaway? Take a look at the exclusive offers and rates at St. George Inn and start planning an escape the whole crew will remember forever.