Planning the perfect family vacation can be tricky enough. Finding things to keep everyone in the family – including and especially teenagers – happy makes it even harder. But we’re here to alleviate some of that stress. No matter what your teenagers’ hobbies are, we’re confident you’ll find something they love in this list of teen-friendly activities to consider for your next trip to the Jacksonville Beaches area.
Go-karts, laser tag, mini-golf, and a water park – Adventure Landing has it all! The all-in-one entertainment haven is just a short drive away from Jacksonville Beach and has so much to keep the teens in your family engaged.
Do teenagers really know it all? We may never know. But we can find out if they know enough to lead your family to freedom at Mind Bender Escape Rooms. There are multiple themed challenges to test your wits. Can your family escape?
Who doesn’t love a good trampoline? This indoor trampoline park near Jax Beach is great for all-ages with its wall-to-wall trampolines, inflatable slides, and so much more. The prices aren’t too shabby either, parents!
From kayaking to paddle boarding, Palm Valley Outdoors has the gear you need for a great time on the water. They even rent fishing equipment – a perfect opportunity for some one-on-one time with your teen.
The legendary course in Ponte Vedra is a must-play for golf fans of any age. Sign up for a tee time and treat the young golf nuts in your life to a once-in-a-lifetime putting experience they won’t soon forget.
The Many Parks and Trails
Jacksonville is rich with beautiful nature parks, and the beaches area is no different. Atlantic Beach’s Tideviews Park and Dutton Island Preserve provide excellent hiking and views. Ponte Vedra Beach is home to breathtaking nature trails in Bird Island Park and fishing in Davis Park.
If your teenagers are fascinated by animals, book a private viewing at Fantasy Farms. They’ll get to lay eyes on and learn all about the preserve’s varied exotic animals, including wallabies, llamas, parrots, and more.
Of course, there’s the first reason you come to Jacksonville’s Beaches: the beaches themselves! Whether you travel to Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, or Mickler’s Landing in Ponte Vedra, you can’t go wrong. The beaches here are perfect for just about anything your teen is after: surfing, paddle boarding, playing catch in the sand, or just working on their tan.