I am helping a family with 4 children(ages 7-13) with a quick trip to Jacksonville. They are staying near the airport. The father is very ill and there is some concern about his ability to be active for very long periods of time.
So, the free days they are trying to fill are October 8 and 9 which are a Monday and Tuesday. I think that St Augustine is a good choice for them for finding activities the kids will enjoy. I was told Vilano Beach would be good as well, but I am wondering what will be open during the day, during the week, in October. Will there be enough beach activities to occupy the kids for a full day? This will be their first trip to the beach so a short visit at the least is mandatory. Will St Augustine be too much for someone who tires easily? Are there places anyone would recommend where the father can rest while the children are able to be active?