Fun Spring Activities For the Entire Family in St. John’s County Florida

Mar 20, 2019 Blog, St. Johns County
Spring Time Activities in St. Johns County

Spring has sprung!  The birds are chirping and it’s the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities with the family. 

Whether you are visiting St. Johns County or recently moved to the area, there’s so much here to discover.

Here are the best spring activities to do in St. John’s County, Florida. 

Take a Ride on the Old Town Trolley

Springtime is one of the best times to visit America’s oldest city, St Augustine. The days are longer, and the summer heat hasn’t arrived – setting you up for the perfect day for sightseeing historical points of interest, having a bite to eat in the old town, and even strolling down beautiful the beach if there’s still time. Your family is sure to enjoy a ride on the orange and green trolley, an open-air trolley tour which takes you all around Old Town and shares the history of the nation’s oldest city.

This trolley stops at 23 interesting sites including the Old Jail, Potter’s Wax Museum, Spanish Quarter and many more. The best part about exploring St. Augustine on the trolley is having the ability to get off at any stop you like and spend as long as you wish at any of the exciting and historical attractions.

Your little ones will love hearing the Old Town Trolley’s conductors share fascinating historical facts about St. Augustine. 

Make sure you hop off the trolley when it reaches Castillo de San Marcos. The self-guided tour of this beautiful fortress includes costumed re-enactors, weapon demonstrations, and a lovely green space to enjoy a picnic lunch outside with the family. 

The Museum of Science and History

Located along the Southbank Riverwalk in Jacksonville is the Museum of Science and History (MOSH).  This fascinating museum focuses on Jacksonville’s local history and provides unique and educational science exhibitions. 

Take the kids inside one of the country’s largest planetariums and embark on a journey through our universe.  The high-definition images will have them in total awe. 

Explore the exhibits throughout MOSH and participate in activities and games.  The kids won’t want to miss out on the Touch Tank, which provides a firsthand look at different marine life native to Northeast Florida. 

Anastasia State Park

Some of the best activities involve being outside in the fresh, spring air.

Take a trip with the family to Anastasia State Park, located near St. Augustine. Here you’ll find dunes, mangrove trees, beaches, and 1,600 acres of flora and fauna.

The park is the perfect place to hike, look for birds, and search the beach for sea objects. Bikes, kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboards are also available for rent if you want to get the family out on the water.

If you’re looking to spend the afternoon in your own backyard, take your kayak or canoe out and explore the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Lake.  

Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Legend has it, the artesian well on the Youth Archaeological Park grounds is the Fountain of Youth discovered by Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in the early 16th century.

This beautiful and fascinating waterfront property makes for an exciting and educational activity the entire family will enjoy.  

There’s also a reconstruction of a Native American village, a planetarium, cafe and gift shop and a lookout tower with expansive views on site.

Explore the Florida Springs

The Florida Springs located off the St. John’s River, are an ideal spring break destination with a variety of recreational activities to enjoy.

At the beautiful springs you can enjoy swimming in the 70-degree crystal clear water. Bring along your snorkel set, and you’ll likely see all kinds of marine life including manatees.

You can also kayak, canoe, or rent a boat for the day and take the family freshwater fishing.  Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy boating to any of the several Springs in the area.

Visit the Pirate and Treasure Museum

Looking for an educational and exciting adventure for the kids?  A trip to the Pirate and Treasure Museum in St. Augustine will transport you back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy.  

This museum is home to the biggest collection of pirate treasure and relics in the world! There are various interactive exhibits your young ones can explore such as Blackbeard’s last battle, knot tying, and hoisting the Jolly Roger flag.

The family can even take part in a museum-wide treasure hunt and cannon firings.

Adventure in Your Own Backyard

Enjoy indoor and outdoor relaxation or recreation in the comfort of your Beacon Lake community.  Rent a kayak and take in the beautiful lake views as you teach your kids how to paddle on the lake’s quiet water.

Relax in the hammock and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather as your kids play on the sand beach.  Or, take the family over to the splash park and fun pool.  You’ll feel like you’re on vacation while the kids enjoy playing in the water. 

Enjoy Springtime in St John’s County

There are so many family fun activities to enjoy in St. Johns County this spring.  

Looking to entertain the family at home?  Beacon lake offers sought after lifestyle amenities from kayaking and canoeing, to hosting a get together in the social room.  The possibilities are endless.  

Learn more about our one-of-a-kind friendly neighborhood located in St. Johns County.