Just because you are in Florida, it doesn’t mean every single day is going to be full of sunshine and warm weather! Although the majority of your time is spent in this pristine coastal part of the United States, you might still get a few odd days where it is cloudy, rainy, or cold. What now? Don’t fret! There is still SO much for you and your family to do during your vacation in the beautiful 30A, even when it is raining, hailing, windy, cloudy, or snowing — except it never really snows, so you can wear shorts all year round!
Let’s check out some of the best family-friendly activities in 30A that are great for kids of all ages when it comes to spending quality time with one another while vacationing in the Sunshine State.
Head Out for Some Shopping
Whether you are picking up a few souvenirs to bring back home, unique clothes from locally sourced vintage shops, produce from farmer’s market stalls, or high-end clothes from boutiques, there is a never-ending shopping list that you are going to want to hit during a rainy day. We think that some of the best indoor shopping areas include Destin Commons, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and Gulf Place. Stay under cover from the rain and shop around at boutique shops and designer stores while keeping your kids entertained with play places, cafes, dessert stalls, and much more.
Make Some Artwork!
Making artwork is a great way to bond with your family. We recommend heading to The Shard Shop to enjoy an afternoon inside, bringing kids of all ages. This art-centric spot is ideal for those who are interested in artwork, such as painting or drawing, but no creativity or artistic inclination is needed! Head here to enjoy meeting Mary Hong and getting ready to paint a masterpiece. Plus, you can go to any one of the locations at Destin, Grand Boulevard, or Grayton Beach.
Watch a Movie
There is nothing better on a rainy day than snuggling up with your loved ones, sharing a huge bowl of popcorn, slurping on a soda, and watching a movie on the big screen. Head to one of the numerous movie theaters in and around 30A to watch a PG flick with your kids and spend quality time together. We recommend going to The Boulevard 10 on Grand Boulevard or The Grand 16 in Pier Park in Panama City Beach. You can even see a 3D movie at Boulevard 10, complete with a full drink and food menu for the complete experience!
Mini Golf with Your Teens
Challenge your teenagers to a friendly game of mini golf to see who has the best putting skills and is the most like Tiger Woods! Head to Rainforest Blacklight Golf in nearby Miramar Beach. You can also head inside to stay out of the rain and check out the numerous arcade games and filling food.
View Marine Life Up Close and Personal
One of the best things to do on a rainy or cold day is to head to Gulf World Marine Park to make the most out of a dreary day outside. You can get up close and personal with amazing creatures, such as manatees, dolphins, and flora and fauna you wouldn’t see out normally. We love spending an entire afternoon walking around, watching the professionals during their shows, and learning about these incredible animals that hail from native Florida.
Mobile Massage Therapy
Is it so rainy and cloudy that you don’t even want to leave your beloved rental property? We don’t blame you! If you are tired, hungover, or you simply don’t want to head outside to brave the elements with your large family, then hiring a mobile massage might be a fun thing for the entire family! Even though your kids may have never gotten a massage before, they will enjoy the fun of pedicures, manicures, head massages, or light foot massages to make them feel like they are truly being given royal treatment at a nearby spa. You can even rent a movie for your kids while you get a massage to keep them entertained!
Last but not least, it is good to learn something during your holiday! Keep your kids entertained and active by bringing them to this educational institution that is super fun. Instead of reading boring descriptions and walking around a silent museum, the WonderWorks Museum features incredible challenges, exhibitions, hands-on activities, and entertainment that is fun for the entire family.
Doesn’t this sound like a fun vacation, despite the potential for rain and wind? We think so too! Rent a property from 30A Beach Properties to have the holiday of a lifetime with your entire family. We guarantee that kids of all ages will love these activities — you will even forget about the weather!
Are you looking for a bright, beautiful, and modern penthouse that is located right by the water? You can wake up in the morning, head outside with a cup of coffee, sit on the balcony, and gaze at the bright blue water in the distance. We love the view from the patio that overlooks the brightly colored buildings, blue water, green space, and shops and stores down below. Talk about a relaxing and perfect vacation home! Crown Penthouse is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom 30A vacation home that is large enough for you and 3 other people.
The living room features a cozy couch, plush chairs, coffee table, and modern color scheme that is great for relaxing, having drinks with your friends, and enjoying a nice evening with your guests. We love the ample seating area that is plenty big for you and your loved ones! Prop your feet up on the coffee table and read a book during a hot afternoon. Or lie down on the couch and watch your favorite flick or show on the flat-screen TV while you relax at night.
The modern kitchen in this home is great for making snacks, serving appetizers, creating happy hour drinks, or making a five-course dinner! We love the spacious layout of the kitchen, functionality, and modern touches that make this an easy-to-use kitchen – even for those who do not want to spend hours slaving away over a meal. The granite countertop with high top bar stools is ideal for serving happy hour drinks or having a cup of coffee in the morning. The wooden cabinets seamlessly match the chair and the floor for an aesthetic look. The stainless steel amenities offer a modern way to quickly fire up a fast lunch or cook a well-done steak on the stove!
The outdoor space is what makes this penthouse stand out among other people! The second bedroom has a private sunset balcony that offers lighting, a cozy couch, comfortable chairs, coffee table, and great views over the surrounding buildings. Plus, the home has a sun-facing deck that provides incredible views of Rosemary Beach and offers a great suntrap for you to tan, read, or have a morning cup of coffee.
Last but not least, the bedrooms are plenty cozy and spacious for you and your guests to spread out, relax, and get a full eight hours of sleep. The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed to rest your tired legs, a bath to soak in at night, and a balcony to take in the amazing views right when you wake up in the morning.
Plus, your guests will love the second bedroom that is just for them. This bedroom has a plush queen-size bed that is plenty big enough for one person to spread out or two people to share. Plus, with the adjacent bathroom and balcony, your guests will enjoy a life of luxury during their stay here!
If you travel with kids or younger adults, the cozy built-in bunk next to the living room is great for a kid who wants their independence and own space. This little nook is great for fitting an extra person who wants to crash for a night or two.
Things to Do in the Area
Another selling point of this pristine penthouse is the proximity to all there is to do in 30A! You can look right from your window or balcony to see the nearby shops, restaurants, and cafes that are literally out front of your doorstep. In just a minute or two from your front door, you can walk to the Boardwalk G, Coquina Pool, and Main Street.
We love going to Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar for a fine dining experience and amazing views, Restaurant Paradis for quality seafood, 30A Farmers Market, The Sugar Shack candy store, Rosemary Beach for surfing and swimming, Playa Bowls for a healthy breakfast, or 3rd Cup for a strong cup of coffee in the morning!
Not only is our property located in the best spot of 30A Beach, but you can make use of the private amenities that are just for our guests. Keep your clothes looking nice for a date night with our iron and ironing board. You can also use the private washer and dryer to rinse that sand off of your swimsuit and pack light! We provide our guests with a fully equipped kitchen to make any type of meal, along with wireless internet for remote working while you are away from home. Talk about convenience!
Book Your Stay Now
If this sounds like the ideal place for you, then check out Crown Penthouse to explore the sunset views, green space, gulf access, and local town. We know that you are going to love your time here – and 30A Beach Properties can guarantee you will have the best vacation of your entire year!
There is SO much for you and your family to do during your vacation in 30A this summer! We love how endless kid-friendly activities in 30A are great for toddlers, young children, AND teens. Let’s check out the top things to do during your stay in 30A with 30A Beach Properties.
Head to the Sea Life Discovery Center
Get outside and see marine life and nature with a trip to Sea Life Discovery Center! This hands-on and interactive exhibit is perfect for curious kids who want to learn more about fish, dolphins, sea turtles, dunes, shark pups, plankton, and more. Head to Grayton Beach to enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, going on scavenger hunts, and taking pictures that are going to last a lifetime.
Try Building a Sandcastle
One of the main rites of passage of going to the beach with your family is learning how to build a sculptured sandcastle! A sandcastle is a great way to spend hours and hours on the beach, as you can teach your kids how to build one, make use of the pristine beach, enjoy the beautiful weather, and get them off the TVs and iPads!
Learn How to Surf
This might be hard for young children, but we know they will love it! Learning how to surf is a great way to get in some exercise and become comfortable in the water. Plus, getting your first wave is a memory that you will never forget. You can either rent a board and teach your child yourself, or you can use a professional instructor with ample experience in helping you learn how to stand up on your board on even the biggest waves.
Do we have any soccer lovers? If so, you are going to absolutely love playing FootGolf! FootGolf combines golf and soccer, so you can walk around a bright green golf course, look at the pristine coastline in the distance, and try to get a hole in one! We recommend checking out Origins Golf Club, a 9-hole course that is just the right amount of time for kids of all ages. Teach your kid the proper way to kick a soccer ball as you get in some great exercise and bond with your family.
Head to a Playground
There is no shortage of playgrounds and parks in 30A! We recommend heading to one of the local parks and green spaces to enjoy pushing your kids on a swing, watching them go up and down the slide, playing ball games in the park, having a picnic on the plush grass, or just playing a game of cards on a picnic blanket.
Take a Bike Ride
Even if your kids are still using training wheels, the smooth paths and roads around 30A are easy for children to get used to. We love going on an early morning bike ride and watching the sunrise on the 19 miles of the paved bike path along the entirety of 30A beach. You can also bike or walk along one of the many state park trails or use the safe and easy roads within each town in 30A.
Check out the Adventure Park
Head towards Baytowne Wharf and take part in the adrenaline-pumping Adventure Park! The Village of Baytowne Wharf is one of the best half-day or full-day experiences in South Walton, featuring a zipline, ropes course, and tower climb.
Grab Some Ice Cream
Kids love nothing more than a sweet treat on a hot summer day! And trust us; the weather is usually hot when you are spending the summer in 30A. We recommend going to one of the top ice cream, smoothie, or coffee spots in the local area. Check out Kilwin’s Ice Cream and Fudge in Rosemary Beach to enjoy a cone of chocolate ice cream or some sticky fudge. Or head to Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar in the Shoppes at Edgewater to get a massive bowl of various types of ice cream!
As you can see, there is no shortage of kid-friendly and family-oriented activities for you to do during your stay in 30A! Florida is home to pristine weather, bright blue waters, an interesting coastline, and tons of things for you and your children of all ages to enjoy. And not only can you head to the white sand beaches and learn how to surf, but you can also stay in one of the best accommodation options in the Sunshine State.
With 30A Beach Properties, we can help you have the best vacation of all time. Our modern, spacious, and beautiful properties ensure you have the best holiday of the year. We have hands-on professionals who are dedicated to everything the customer could want. Book today to get started planning the trip of a lifetime!
Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning, head outside to your private deck, and watch the sunrise come up over the bright blue water of Rosemary Beach? Fortunately for you, 30A Beach Properties has just the answer to your dreams. Instead of staying in a boring and bland hotel, hostel, or Airbnb as you head to the beach, we have a better idea. Staying right on the waterfront in a Rosemary Beach cottage rental is the best way to avoid using a car, head to the beach in just a few steps, set up an umbrella for the day, and make the most out of your time in the Sunshine State.
Yaya’s Beach Cottage
Check out Yaya’s Beach Cottage, a sprawling home with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and enough space to fit you and 9 other people. Not only can you all spread out and get a full 8 hours of sleep in one of the many bedrooms, but you can spend time with your loved ones in the cozy living room, share a meal at the dining room table, and watch your favorite movie on the smart TV in the spacious living room.
As soon as you enter this modern and pristine beach house, your breath will be taken away by the level of detail. We offer cool lighting fixtures, wooden detailing, push white couches, wooden flooring, and high ceilings that make the house feel even bigger than it already is. Sit down on one of the large, white couches, or sit in one of the plush and cozy chairs as you chat with your guests. You can all sit in the living room and decompress from a long day of travel before getting ready to head to the beach.
The living room is located right near the kitchen and dining room, so you can sit here with your loved ones, play a game of cards, prop your feet up on the glass coffee table, and have a few drinks before exploring the bustling town around you.
If you are hungry after a long day of traveling in the car or by plane, then it might be time for a quick lunch before hitting the waves. Head into the large kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen amenities, unique lighting fixtures, and white cabinets to store all of your food. Even people who do not enjoy cooking will love this kitchen!
Spread out all of your food and drinks on the ample granite counter space as your guests sit at the high-top bar stools. You can make a fresh pot of coffee to wake your guests up early in the morning. If you are really feeling generous, use the stainless steel oven, stove, and microwave to cook up a hearty breakfast before tackling the day.
Serve the meal at the large dining room table, conveniently located as part of the open floor plan by the living room and kitchen. Your guests can sit wherever they like, as we make sure that every single one of your loved ones will have a comfortable place to sit at any time of the day. No one will ever feel crowded or cramped when you stay in this modern and luxurious beach ‘cottage’!
You are staying in Florida – so you might want to sit outside and eat before you head to the beach. We don’t blame you! With the large deck space and private outdoor area, there is no wonder that you want to spend all of your time in the bright sunshine and soaking in the cool, ocean breeze. The private decking offers a pristine view of the bright blue water, giving you the ideal spot to sit with a cup of coffee early in the morning and plot your plan for the vacation week.
After a long day of settling into your new house, going to the beach, and sitting outside having a few drinks during happy hour, it might be time for an early night. Head to one of the four bedrooms to unpack your clothes, curl up in the plush bed, lay your head on the pillow, and decompress from a day of traveling. With the number of bedrooms in this house, you can rest assured all of your guests will be able to relax in their new home.
Not to mention, our bedrooms are immaculately designed, spacious, and cozy, providing all 10 guests with tons of space to put away their clothes, turn on the TV and watch a show before bed, and spread out in the large beds before drawing the curtains closed and getting a restful night of sleep.
30A Beach Properties guarantees that you and your loved ones will love Yaya’s Beach Cottage. This sprawling house leaves no stone unturned, featuring immaculate detailing, ample space, tons of seating areas, and a perfect location that is right on the water. What more could you want for your upcoming vacation?
Not sure where to go for an upcoming spring break with your friends? We have the perfect place in mind! Instead of going to the same-old crowded spots in the Sunshine State, we recommend heading somewhere that is less visited — and more beautiful!
We are talking about the 30A, a small enclave of white sand beaches, cute alcoves, quaint towns, and dozens of events held all year round that offers a respite from the big and bustling cities. Instead of walking around a hot and humid amusement park, you can head to one of the best-kept secret beaches that have all the perks of Florida without any of the drawbacks.
Let’s check out the top events to head to during your 30A spring break trip in the 30A this 2023!
There is no shortage of Farmer’s markets to attend during your spring vacation in the 30A! Let’s check out some of the most popular ones that are perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning stroll along the waterfront:
- Grand Boulevard Farmers Market — This exciting event is held most Saturdays in June, from 9 am to 1 pm. Head to the Grand Boulevard in the heart of south Walton to stock up on local produce, handmade pies, tasty desserts, sweet jams, and farm-fresh eggs. You can also pick up some homemade soap to bring back home as a souvenir, a bottle of olive oil for all types of cooking, and pickled items that are ideal for a cold picnic lunch!
- Seaside Farmers Market — The Seaside Farmers Market is a popular market for locals and tourists alike! Head here any Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm and Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm until Labor Day to check out the shops, restaurants, crafts, local produce, and environmentally-friendly products and foods. We recommend heading here to get specialty foods and artisan cheese!
- Baytowne Farmer’s Market — The Baytowne Farmer’s Market is a perfect spot to check out if you want to feel the water’s breeze on your face on a sunny Saturday morning! Head to the Village of Baytowne Wharf anytime between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturdays and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Head here to grab some local honey, fresh juice, cold smoothies, and farm-fresh produce that is great for a healthy breakfast or lunch.
- Rosemary Beach Farmers Market — Rosemary Beach Farmers Market in North Barrett Square is the perfect place to check out on a sunny Sunday in June! Plus, it is open late — you can walk around the endless stalls, produce markets, and shops in the late afternoon once the heat of the day has died down a little bit.
- Hammock Bay Farmer’s Market — Last but not least, the Hammock Bay Farmer’s Market at Hammock Bay is great for visitors who want to bring young kids, pets, and their entire family to partake in the sunshine fun. Head to Freeport between 9 am and 2 pm to listen to live music, play games, and purchase some handmade gifts to bring back home.
Wednesday Night Concert Series
Forget having to wait for the weekend to listen to some live music and have a few drinks! Head to the Wednesday Night Concert Series all spring long to listen to local bands, live entertainment, and regional musicians that span multiple genres. Head to the Village of Baytowne Wharf and grab a seat with an unobstructed view of the Events Plaza Stage to enjoy your weekday evening with your friends.
Listen to Bands at the Red Bar
The Red Bar in Grayton Beach is one of the best spots to head to listen to live music! We recommend coming here any Friday in the springtime to start your night in the best way possible. Head here for dinner and stay for the live music!
Accommodation in the 30A, Florida
Unsure of where to stay during your friends or family’s trip to the 30A? Forget stressing about it! We can take care of all the details for you, so all you have to do is book the house, apartment, or condo, and show up ready to have a good time.
At 30A Beach Properties, we offer dozens of condo rentals, modern apartments, and spacious homes that are suitable for parties of all sizes. No matter what you need, we can get it for you. Do you want a waterfront home? We have those! Do you want a large mansion with a private pool? We have that too!
Are you going to 30A in Florida for the first time ever? If so, there are tons of must-do activities that you need to experience as a solo traveler, with your friends, or with your loved ones! There are dozens of must-see things and events for you to attend and do during your first — and hopefully not last! — visit 30A in the Sunshine State of Florida!
Go Biking on One of the Many Trails
There are tons of outdoor activities for you to do during your time on 30A. If you are into physical fitness, burning off those vacation calories, or simply enjoying the fresh outside air, then going on a nice long bike ride is the best way to see the coastline and spend some quality time with your loved ones. Turn off the screens and head outside to begin pedaling your way around the entire Floridian coastline to see the bright blue water, white sand beaches, and gorgeous sunsets.
We recommend going to one of the numerous bike rental facilities, like the 30A electric Bike, to cruise your way around the long 30A bike path and see Seacrest, Dune Allen, and dozens of beaches along the way. You can even bike a full 40 miles out and back if you start at one end of the trail!
Have Some Fresh Seafood
One of the main reasons why people flock to Florida all year round is to have fresh seafood paired with light and bright cocktails. If you are in the mood for a nice appetizer to have at your table, we recommend getting some fresh mussels or oysters and pairing them with a nice mojito or daiquiri. For something more filling, you can have some fried calamari with a frozen daiquiri or margarita at your table. There are literally endless options for restaurants when it comes to fresh seafood that comes right out of the water and onto your plate!
Spend Some Time in Nature
Florida is no stranger to nature. Not only can you hop in the wait to meet wildlife, come face to face with underwater creatures, and see some of the best sunrises in the entire world, but you can lead to one of the numerous parks in the 30A area to see some plants, animals, and birds ta are sure to knock your socks off. We recommend heading to Cerulean Park to see the incredible monarch butterflies, local plants, and bubbling water fountains to make you really feel like you are one with nature.
Head to Bud and Alley’s
Bud and Alley’s is a famous gem among tourists and locals alike who want to go out for the night, see a colorful sunset, and have a few cocktails with their friends. Head to Bud and Alley’s to listen to the famous ‘bell ring’, watch a bright red sunset, and take a few photos of the coastline with you and your best friend or family member.
Paddle Onto the Dune Lake
Head to the coast to head out on the water in your mode of choice. We recommend getting a stand-up paddleboard to build your core, burn some calories, and have fun with your friends on the very calm and on one of several Coastal Dune Lakes along 30A, Florida. This is one of the best spots for beginners to learn o to stand up paddle board, try paddleboard yoga, or see a sunrise as they get in some wholesome exercise during the early mornings.
Take a Few Photos of Jumping Dolphins
If you are lucky, during your time on 30A, you will be able to see dolphins in their natural habitat! Instead of going to an aquarium or a zoo, where you can see animals caged and controlled, you can head out on the Gulf of Mexico or on The By to see dolphins jumping, smiling, laughing, and playing with the boats that come nearby!
Grab Some Local Produce for Dinner
If you rent a cottage or condo from our reputable property management company and you would like to cook a wholesome and organic dinner, we recommend going to one of the nearby farmer’s markets to purchase some fresh produce. Grab a few fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmer’s markets in Seaside or Niceville to make a light and bright lunch or dinner for you and your guests.
Bring Out Your Inner Tony Hawk!
Last but not least, head to one of the nearby skateparks to bring out your inner Tony Hawk and try to ollie, drop in, or just skate in a straight line without falling! Head to Point Washington State Forest to have some fun with the local teenagers and test your athletic skills.
We get it — you want to go to the beach, but you are sick and tired of going to the same place over and over every single year. If you always go to Ocean City in New Jersey, Tampa Bay in Florida, or Cape Cod in Maryland, you might want to switch it up a little bit. Either you are tired of the same old people, the same beaches, the same restaurants, or the same location. Whatever the reason, something new is often the solution!
We recommend heading to Rosemary Beach in Florida, a quieter and more serene alternative to some of the louder, more crowded, and more expensive beaches and coastal towns dotted along the United States coastline. Instead of spending a fortune to stay in an overpriced hotel room that is miles from the beach, we have a better solution.
Check out The Madison Cottage in Rosemary Beach. Located just off Route 30A Highway, this pristine and picturesque Rosemary Beach vacation rental is just a few minutes away from the Barbados Pool, offering the perfect respite on a hot and sunny day — which is almost every single day here during the long summer months!
Let’s check out the main perks of staying here for your upcoming holiday and why you should use 30A Beach properties to book a vacation of a lifetime! We will do all of the hard work for you, so all you have to do is show up. Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too!
All of our rental properties have private outdoor spaces and exterior areas that are perfect for your guests to relax and take full advantage of the property. For example, at Madison Cottage, we included a large upper-level deck that overlooks the picturesque town, filled with architecturally interesting houses, a white sand beach, and waves that go on forever. This is the ideal spot to sit and have a glass of wine and watch the sunset on a clear summer night or have a sip of a hot cup of coffee in the morning on a brisk fall day.
Plus, we also have outdoor courtyards and a back door entrance for complete privacy and functionality during your stay. You don’t have to worry about ringing a doorbell, going in and out of a hotel reception area, or having to “buzz into your house when you return after a long day at the beach. Instead, simply use your key and get into your property to access the front courtyard, back courtyard, or back shower area so you can rinse off before heading up the steps to your house.
All of your guests will love staying here during your vacation. Not only will everyone have their own room, but this massive home contains 4 bedrooms, ensuring every single person is happy with their bed, their views, and their amenities. Nobody will be complaining about getting the “worst” room here, because there isn’t one!
Not to mention, the kitchen area is a modern and spacious room in the house that is perfect for entertaining, making snacks, whipping up drinks, and serving a five-course dinner. Even if you are not a huge fan of being in the kitchen for hours on end, slaving away on a massive meal, you will love entertaining in this room, with its spacious floor plan, granite countertops, and modern vibe.
Last but not least, the common areas in this multi-story condominium are perfect for groups who are in the mood to spend time together! After all, you and your 12 best friends or a few couples are going to want to watch TV at night, play a board game in the living room, play a rousing game of cards at the dining room table, or have appetizers together in the kitchen. Our property makes all of that possible with our spacious shared spaces that are comfortable, cozy, and practical.
You will never feel cramped or crowded in this cottage. Our beach property offers lots of indoor and outdoor space, so you can always hang out with your friends, spend time with your family, or find your own area for solitude during your vacation. Sounds relaxing, right? That’s why we are the best property management company in the business!
Use 30A Beach Properties to Book Your Stay Today!
Are you thinking of going to Florida for your upcoming holiday, but you are tired of the crowds and overpriced hotels? We don’t blame you! Instead of going to Orlando or Disney World, where you are going to spend a fortune on a hotel with screaming children in the hallways, we have a better idea.