Kid Friendly

There are plenty of “kid friendly” activities here in St. Augustine. No matter what your budget is, you are sure to find something here for all age groups.

 

We think the Alligator Farm is a must-see for kids. You can actually feed the alligators here, and kids love that. My 23-year-old nephew and I love to feed them too, you can buy the food in a machine out on the bridge in the rookery for a quarter. You should also check out Zip the Zoo, located at the Alligator Farm.  They have a fantastic zip line that takes you over the alligators throughout the park.

 

 The Fountain of Youth is a fun and educational attraction here in St. Augustine. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and they have some phenomenal exhibits that appeal to both adults and children.  It is the home of some magnificent resident Peacocks that you can hand feed peanuts, I have fed many squirrels and Cardinals out of my hand there too. Food is available for a quarter.

 

 Another wonderful educational attraction is the Colonial Quarter.  Here you can travel back in time to different centuries in St. Augustine’s history. You and your kids can climb 35 feet to the top of the watchtower for a birds eye view of the fort and the beautiful bay-front .  Or you can learn to lock, load and fire your 17th-Century replica musket with their military gunsmith.

 MarineLand is a must for the dolphin lover. Here your children can participate in a touch and feed program at a reasonable price.  See my review.

 

 On A rainy day you will find plenty of things to keep you busy as well. Check out the Pirates Museum or the Oldest Wooden School-House in historic downtown. if you find yourself in need of toys or games, Olde Towne Toys on King Street is the place to shop.

 

 We hope you and your family enjoy your stay. If you have a question you can  always “Ask a Local,” we will answer your question the best we can within 24 hours.

Have fun!!!!

4th of July Fireworks in St. Augustine FL 2017

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It’s that time of the year again! If you’re a fireworks junkie like I am, then you can’t miss the Fireworks over the Matanzas! The event starts at 6 PM on the 4th of July. There will be a band  at the Plaza for a two-hour show. If you like live music, then the Plaza is the place to be.  […]

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Movies by the Bay Schedule for St Augustine FL

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  Looking for a FREE, family friendly night out? Check out the 2015 schedule of Movies by the Bay. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic and relax on the waterfront while being entertained by the big screen! Look for parking in Saint Augustine at the Fort, the bay front or the Parking garage. You can […]

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Free Summer Concerts in the Plaza – Schedule & information for St Augustine FL

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  Concerts in the Plaza Schedule for 2015 Free Concerts in the Plaza run every Thursday night all summer long. Bring a chair or a blanket and sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Picnics and coolers are welcome as are leashed well behaved dogs. Alcohol is not allowed in the plaza. The show starts at […]

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Free Summer Movies at the St Augustine Amphitheater – Schedule & Trailers

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St Augustine is offering up free family-friendly movies at the St Augustine Amphitheater this summer. Check out the schedule and details here. COMMUNITY FIRST NIGHT OWL CINEMA SERIES – 2015 Community First Credit Union  and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre have partnered again this year to present the popular “Community First Night Owl Cinema Series 2014.” The […]

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Enjoy a Scenic Boat Ride to Explore Fort Matanzas in St Augustine FL

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Fort Matanzas was completed in 1742 by the Spanish to protect St. Augustine from an attack by their enemies, both England and pirates.  It fell to ruin in the 1820’s, was stabilized by the War Department in 1916 and 1924.  The National Park Service took it over and rebuilt it in 1935.  It is an under […]

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The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine FL is a Pet Friendly Attraction Worth Seeing

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Ponce De Leon’s World Famous Fountain of Youth is one of my favorite places in St. Augustine, FL. This attraction is very dear to my heart. My grandparents Joe & Nan Deuschle met and fell in love there in 1927. My grandfather was the gardener who discovered the skeletal remains of the Timucua Indians in 1934 while […]

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Relax and See the City from the Bay on a Delightful Boat Ride in St Augustine FL

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One of my favorite things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is to hop aboard The Victory III Scenic Cruise Line. I love to go with my husband at sunset and take all of our friends and family as well. We have even celebrated my sister Christine’s birthday aboard eating LuLi’s Cupcakes. The one hour and 15 minute tour

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Anastasia State Park- A Great Place to Stay or Play

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Anastasia State Park is a little slice of paradise located near historic downtown and the beaches in St. Augustine. Whether you are visiting for the day or camping for a week, this beautiful Park will appeal to all. I personally have camped there since I was a small child and I visit the park now on a regular […]

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Painting with Dolphins

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One of the most unique and educational attractions St. Augustine has to offer is Marineland Dolphin Adventure. There are a few places in the US where you get to interact with dolphins. They offer several programs to choose from to fit almost any budget.       General admission guests are able to view the […]

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Fun Parks for Kids to Play- Saint Augustine

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Davenport Park –180 San Marco Ave-   904-823-3388 Davenport Park has a full scale, antique carousel offering rides for little ones 7 days a week all year round for $1 per ride. This park has a very nice playground area with a nice shaded tree canopy covering the many picnic table areas. The climbing structure is […]

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