Top 10 Spots in the Northeast Region for Families with Kids

Fun places for parents and the kids in Northeast Florida
Hanna Sekenski

Visiting the Northeast Florida Region? We have the top 10 best places for the whole family to enjoy! Whether you are looking for beaches, zoos, historical sites, or state parks both you and your kids will experience the time of your life here in the sunshine state.

Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach
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Located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine, Flagler Beach offers sparkling beaches, beachside shops, and many waterfront restaurants. Public beach access is available in different areas all along the coast and many of the public parks offer picnic pavilions as well as playgrounds for the whole family to enjoy.


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo
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NE Florida’s Award-Winning Zoological, Cultural and Education Institute. The zoo features over 117 acres and has over 1,000 animals and plants. The zoo is located on Trout River in Jacksonville, Florida.


Timucuan Preserve

Timucuan Preserve
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Visit one of Florida’s few coastal wetlands located on the Atlantic Coast. Discover natural Florida history and experience salt marshes, sand dunes, and beautiful coastal views.


St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Alligator Farm
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This fun, thrill filled alligator farm functions as a modern zoo offering educational shows and exhibits, as well as research and conservation efforts. The zoo features a zip-line attraction across the alligator lagoon on crocodile crossing. This attraction is something both parents and kids can enjoy.


Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Fountain of Youth
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A 15-acre waterfront attraction explaining the history of the first Spanish settlers and the native Timucuans that met them. Featuring recreated Spanish and Timucuan buildings and roads, this site is sure to fill you and your kids with rich Florida history.


Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos
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The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest and largest masonry fort in the continental United States; it's a National Monument at over 315 years old and is the oldest structure in St. Augustine. The fort contains beautiful views of the city of St. Augustine and the coast through the gun deck. Daily ranger-led tours and cannon fire demonstrations are administered select days of the week.


Old Town Trolley Tour

Old Town Trolley Tour
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A fully scripted tour of St. Augustine featuring historical sites and coastal views. It shows seven miles of the nation’s oldest city. Perfect for a family vacation day in Northeast Florida.


Amelia Island

Amelia Island
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Florida’s best kept secret. Amelia Island contains 13 miles of beaches and nature preserves. Perfect for a family day enjoying the sandy beaches and crystal-clear blue waters.


Falling Creek Falls

Falling Creek Falls
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Take a short hike down a beautiful boardwalk that leads you to see Florida’s 10-foot waterfall on the Suwannee River. A perfect spot for a family trip outdoors to see scenic views and various wildlife.


Bing’s Landing

Bing's Landing
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Boating, fishing, or just enjoying a day in the sunshine state, Bing’s Landing has it all. From boat ramps to piers, picnic pavilions, and playgrounds, there is something for the whole family to take part in.

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