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There is so much for you to do in the Sunshine State all year round, but the summer can be hot—what now? You came prepared, with tons of sunscreen, bathing suits, and hot-weather clothes. Still, the triple-digit temperatures are sometimes just too much. We love the long days of sunshine, great sunsets, cool breeze on our faces, and sand between our toes. However, finding summer-friendly activities before you visit the Sunshine State is a must. Check out the top 30A summer activities to beat the heat, stay cool, and have a fun time with your family.

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Live Music

One of the best things to do with your friends or family this summer vacation is to listen to some live music outside as you sip on an ice-cold beer, eat fresh seafood, and watch the sun go down over the water. Head to the WaterColor Beach Club to listen to Monday’s live music to start your week off in the right way. Or check out Russ Whitten by the Lake at the Old Florida Fish House to keep the live music vibes going.

On Tuesdays, we love going to Huck and Lily’s Music Performance at the Seaside Amphitheater to support the local community and bring your kids to a family-friendly event. Once that ends, you can head to Red Fish Taco to listen to Casey Kearney Band or the Red Bar Jazz Band at the local just down the street.

If you are in 30A on a Wednesday, going to The Courtyard at Pescado is a must-do to listen to TJ and Brad. You can then check out the Palm Folly Hard Seltzer party, enjoying trivia with your best mates and slices of pizza to see who is the smartest in the group!

Thursday is the first day of the long weekend, so head to North Beach Social to listen to Donnie Sudnal and continue the live music given by going to the Big Chill to listen to live music on the stage. You can also visit the nearby Sandestin Wine Festival if you are keen to try some pinot noir and pinot gris in the hot weather.

Now that the weekend is finally here, tons of bars and breweries offer live music on Friday nights. We love going to AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar, Peddlers Pavilion, and Fish Out of Water to listen to some of the best local musicians in the entire state of Florida.

On Saturdays and Sundays, go to Watersound Town Center to participate in the Block Party, Growler Garage for some tasty drinks, and The REP Theatre, all popular sports among tourists and locals alike.

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Take Your Kids to the Waterpark

Not sure where to go with your kids for a family-friendly day with your young ones? We have the perfect idea in mind. We know that it can be too hot for kids to spend all day at the beach. That is why going to the nearby water park is the ideal way to cool off, have fun with your kids, teach your toddlers how to swim, and get a tan in the process.

Head to Big Kahuna in nearby Destin to see what people have been raving about for over 25 years. Slide down the slides, relax in the lazy river, and take a break from the crowded beach to head here and chill out. You can also visit Shipwreck Island in nearby Panama City Beach if you don’t mind taking a drive from chilled-out 30A to experience this incredible waterpark with tons of slides, rides, lounge chairs, pools, and wave pools.

Grab an Ice Cream Cone

Your kids will love you if you suggest getting an ice cream cone during a hot day in 30A, Florida. We love going to Pecan Jacks Ice Cream and Candy on Santa Rosa Beach for a treat. Pecan Jacks is right off the County Highway and features pralines, brittles, toffees, chocolates, gummi bears, sauces, and gift items to bring back home. We recommend getting the gourmet chocolate pecans box!

Another great spot to check out is Ice Cream Shoppe at 30A. The ideal spot to get a tradition comes with your choice of toppings to cool off during a hot day. This shop offers dozens of flavors and is open all day long so that you can head here any time for a mid-day break from the heat. We love the blueberry cheesecake and bourbon flavors for a sweet treat.

Finally, check out Coast Creamery and New Orleans-style Snoballs on Santa Rosa Beach. Are you in the mood for authentic gelato and sorbet? If so, this is the best place to stop on a hot summer day. Coast Creamery is open Thursday to Sunday after 4:30, so you can head here for a pre or post-dinner treat.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Special

Kick off a romantic weekend trip to 30A with your loved one by taking them to a mouthwatering dinner that offers the best seafood in the entire state. After all, you are right on the coast of the Sunshine State, so you can get fresh trout, salmon, calamari, and other filets in just minutes from local fishermen who really know what they are doing.

We recommend making reservations for a romantic sunset dinner at AJ’s Grayton Beach. Opening at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 14th, you can choose an early dinner time to go for dancing and drinks afterward or choose a later dinner to watch the sunset from your private table out on the balcony. Purchase the $49 pre-set menu to share plates with one another, trust the chef, and taste incredible food.

Suppose you want to use the Happy Hour deals instead. In that case, you can pay for half price sushi rolls, like the famous California or Dragon Roll, and indulge in a few cocktails for half price. Talk about a bargain.

Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Add a bit of fun and flare to your upcoming romantic getaway with your partner by going to the 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival held over Valentine’s Day weekend. Walk around to local vendors, try spicy and savory food, chat with locals, and get in the upbeat spirit on February 14th and 15th as you explore the Village of Baytowne Wharf.

This picturesque and high-energy town really comes to life this weekend, offering different samples of mouth-watering and spicy gumbo, providing live music for you to sing along and dance to as you walk down the sun-filled street, and children’s activities and family-friendly things to do that will keep everyone in your group entertained and happy.

Purchase tickets ahead of time by going to the website and buying discounted prices for the best seafood and food festival on the entire Emerald Coast. This exciting two-day festival offers sing-along tunes, family-friendly things to do, and a famous gumbo cook-off that you won’t find anywhere else in Florida. You can even try samples from local restaurants, including the Best Bloody Mary competition to win the ultimate prize!

Try Another Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you want to try somewhere new for Valentine’s Day dinner, then we love going to Surfing Deer on Seagrove Beach off the Scenic Highway 30A in Florida. This incredible menu is hand-crafted and specifically prepared by Gregory Smith, an award-winning head chef who has a fantastic reputation in the culinary world. Plus, the three-course menu will have you drooling before you even get there.

You can start with a glass of Zonin Prosecco to set the mood and ‘cheers’ with your significant other. Then, enjoy your choice of either the Maine Lobster chowder with fresh seafood or the Black and Blue Wedge Salad, featuring fresh seafood and vegetables. The second course is your choice of a chargrilled 12 oz. NY Strip Steak with smoked mushroom wild rice, or a Pan Roasted Black Grouper with smoked mushroom wild rice and asparagus tips.

For the final course, you and your partner can indulge one another with a few bites of the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with white chocolate sauce and berry preserves. This mouthwatering and rich dessert pairs perfectly with the Boen Pinot Noir.

Listen to Some Live Music

Get in the mood to celebrate, have fun, dance, and drink a few cocktails with your boyfriend or girlfriend by going to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar at Santa Rosa Beach in Gulf Place, FL. This upbeat and exciting spot offers live music, good vibes, friendly people, and mouthwatering seafood appetizers that are ideal for sharing plates and having a few drinks.

You can listen to Valentine’s Day live music here on Friday February 14th at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., which is the ideal spot for you to head to for a post or pre-dinner drink with your partner.

For other spots to check out some live music that will get you up and out of your seat, we highly recommend venturing to The Hub at Watersound Beach, FL, to listen to Boukou Groove. This funk band brings inspiration from Creole-style music, including Latin flare and New Orleans grooves.

Plus, Mark Leadon is a master on acoustic guitar, setting the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening with your partner. Come and listen to easy-going rock, classical music, and modern covers of traditional songs as you enjoy an ice-cold beer or a cold glass of rosé at The Perfect Pig on Watercolor Way in Santa Rosa Beach.

There are dozens of romantic activities for you and your partner to do during your time in 30A this upcoming winter. Leave the cold weather behind, rent a beautiful property from 30A Beach Properties, and settle in for a romantic weekend filled with drinks, live music, mouthwatering seafood, and romantic vibes.


Cafe 30A Restaurant

One of the best local businesses in 30A that is a must-visit during your stay in Florida is the Cafe 30A Restaurant in Seagrove Beach, Florida, 30A! This fine-dining establishment features a local menu with nearby produce and vegetables, eclectic offerings, fresh red and white wine, exciting cocktail drinks, and fast service. This is the best spot for a date night when you really want to impress!

Start with the jumbo lump crab cake with simple greens and Joe’s mustard sauce to split with the table. Pair this with the Pt. Judith Calamari with pickled jalapeno, spicy aioli, and basil lemon sauce to enjoy the seafood fresh from the water right outside of the restaurant! Then, we love the Grilled Filet Mignon or the Sesame Crusted Bluefin Tuna for the main dish. The filet features loaded mashed potatoes, baby carrots, balsamic grilled jumbo asparagus, and Worcestershire sauce for a filling and tasty meal.

Amavida Coffee and Tea

Amavida Coffee and Tea at Rosemary Beach is a family-owned business that features its own coffee-making and roasting facility just a few minutes away from the flagship store location. We love going here for a cup of coffee in the morning to help support a popular local business and keep this family-owned cafe up and running! This coffee and tea joint is popular among tourists and locals, featuring an industrial vibe and artwork on the walls. We recommend getting an Americano with oat or soy milk to get a real feel for the strength of the espresso and beans here!

You can also purchase some coffee brewing gear and merchandise to keep the Business doing well, such as the carbon-neutral company T-shirt with recycled fabric, Hyper Pure ceramic thermos to keep your coffee warm and hot, and the Coastal Dune Lake camp cup for camping trips!

Black Bear Bread Co.

Another popular and local spot that features a Parisian-style bakery and local cafe is Black Bear Bread Co. owned and run by Chef Phil McDonald and Dave Rauschkolb. These two entrepreneurs paired with the infamous Stumptown Coffee Roasters to create Black Bear Bread Co. in 30A to churn out tasty drinks and pastries for locals and visitors alike. You can head to Black Bear in Grayton Beach for private events, Seaside Florida for a cafe and bakery, Grand Boulevard for tasty coffee and bread, and Grayton Beach for the second location.

We recommend getting an Avocado tartine with house pickles, Za’atar sauce, and multigrain bread for a healthy way to start our day. The banana tart with whipped ricotta, local honey sea salt, chili, pecans, and mint on country sourdough is another popular option!

Amore by the sea

Amore by the Sea is a local eclectic tiny shop filled with unique items, breach treasures, vintage crafts, handmade items, and much more for you to bring home to family and friends. We love this cool and cute shop in Santa Rosa Beach to bring back souvenirs and shop for items for your house back home to decorate it just like the beach at 30A!

Anne Hunter Gallery

The Anne Hunter Gallery in 30A is home to a New Orleanian artist who has made her works a huge staple among the crowd in Florida today. Nell Tilton, the owner, and artist, has worked on her pieces since the late 1960s, featuring incredible pieces that would look great on your wall back at home or even as a gift for someone special! The Anne Hunter Galleries focus on collaborative series that you can browse during your visit, exhibitions with local artists, featured works that are available for purchase, and much more.

Local Businesses in 30A to Visit: Cocina Cubana

The Cocina Cubana in Seaside, FL, is one of the most well-known coffee roasters and restaurants in the entire area; eating fresh food, Cuban influence, Southwestern spices, and strong coffee that is sure to keep you going all day long. The food menu features a “create your own bowl” option with rice, mixed baby greens, vegan sweet potatoes and chickpeas, your choice of meat, and beans.

You can also go simple and choose a sandwich, such as the famous spicy Cubano with pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Finish it off with an ice-cold beer for a fantastic lunch!

As you can see, there are so many local businesses and family-owned spots in 30A that you should really try to go to during your vacation here. Supporting local businesses and keeping them afloat is key to keeping this Old-World Florida town low-key and laid-back when compared to the more overrun and commercial spots like Orlando and Disney. Head to 30A today to check them out! You can use 30A Beach Properties to plan the holiday of a lifetime and get started on your fun-filled fall getaway.


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!

WonderWorks Museum

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!

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.

Play FootGolf

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!

You have been waiting all year for this. Your summer vacation in the communities that run up and down 30A is just a few short weeks away and you are more ready than you could have imagined. Picturing long days sitting out on white sand beaches working on your tans and sipping margaritas while your kids, um, wait a minute, what exactly ARE your kids going to do during these magical days? They can only build so many sandcastles, and the salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico will begin to irritate their delicate eyes, so frolicking in the sea isn’t an option for every day.

Before you start to worry about the potential your sweetest little travelers have to make this a getaway you wish you could forget, we at 30A Beach Properties have created this Rosemary Beach family activities guide to summer fun for your kiddos. No matter how old or how young they are, our guide will ensure that Mom and Dad will get to enjoy plenty of margaritas and plenty of relaxing downtime!

Swim Like a Fish, wholelifefitnessfl.com 

Whole Life Fitness offers swim classes for your tiniest travelers. Perhaps the most important program for the littles, especially during this beach vacation. There are various locations along 30A, so there’s sure to be one near the 30A Beach Property sanctuary that you have chosen to make your own. Feeling safe about your kiddos around water is vital and this class will help!

They’ve Got Rhythm, 30Aballet.com

Dance is a popular children’s activity and if you have little girls, chances are you already have them participating in dance classes back home. But why let their new skills disappear with the wind during your extended stay in Florida? 30A Dance offers a variety of programs for kids from ages 3 to 18. Tutus to Tea & Ballet to Broadway may be an exciting adventure for your little dancers!

More Choices to Keep Those Toes Tapping, studioA@sowaldance.com

Having choices is an integral part of life and just as you had a selection of beautiful homes and condos to choose from for your Florida journey, South Walton Dance Company offers another selection of dance classes for your children. Lasting multiple weeks, this program is perfect for families that are staying for the summer and will give parents a little bit of relaxation time while the kiddos are dancing away some extra energy.

Under the Sea, 30Asealife.org

30A Sea Life Discoveries combines education and adventure with a program that teaches about the life under the sea, including sea turtles and fish. Although surfing takes place on TOP of the sea, it includes surfing in its classes as well. This is an ideal program for the curious at heart and will answer many of the questions you couldn’t answer!

Just for the Day, campskyway.com

Not all travelers are able to stay for longer than a week at a time, so the day long programs offered by Camp Skyway are perfect for short-term vacationers. Held at Camp Helen State Park, they offer a variety of outdoor activities that will engage the interest of your tweens as they cook on campfires and learn a variety of outdoor skills!

The Great Outdoors, 30Alearningacademy.com 

The outdoor programs at the 30A Learning Academy are two-day events, offering different adventures every week that take place at a variety of locations throughout 30A. Offering daily field trips that take the children to some of our more beautiful natural locations including the E.O Wilson Biophilia Center, Topsail State Park, and Morrison Springs, you can purchase a single session or multiple sessions if you are going to be here for a longer period of time. All classes are taught by a certified Florida educator.

Love of Learning, compassroseacademy.com

Fostering a love of learning is important and even in the summer months, perhaps especially in the summer months, the desire to learn something new may cut through the boredom active children often feel when left to their own devices. The Compass Rose Academy is a local middle school in Santa Rosa and offers a Summer Enrichment Program that may end up being your child’s favorite part of the summer vacation. Allowing parents to choose between full and half-day programs and the number of days they want their children to attend, the classes cover arts, crafts, science, music, and many other topics that will engage the interest and imagination of children from 3 to 12 years of age!

At Home with 30A Beach Properties

No matter how you and your family spend your daylight hours, coming home to 30A Beach Properties every evening of your stay is sure to be the highlight of your fantastic Florida getaway! Play hard and relax even harder as you rebuild family bonds in comfort and style; reserve your favorite escape today!

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!

Farmer’s Markets

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:

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.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? We think so too! Check out 30A Beach Properties today to book one of our luxurious and modern condos or cottages!

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, spending time with your partner, and reconnecting. Sure, life gets busy, and you lose sight of what is important — but this romantic and love-field weekend is meant to remind people why they are in love, what they love about their partner, and why they want to spend time together.

Instead of being consumed by work, school, or life, you can take a vacation to 30A to spend quality time with your husband or wife, enjoy being outside in the beautiful sunshine, and participate in some local festivities. Plus, with local events and romantic restaurants in 30A, there is no shortage of fun things to do during this unforgettable weekend.

Let’s check out the most romantic spots to grab a bite to eat, have a few cocktails, and dance the night away.


Pescado is one of the most romantic spots for you to have an intimate date night with your partner. If you enjoy fresh seafood, amazing views, and sipping on full-bodied glasses of red or white wine, this place is for you.

We recommend starting with the spicy grilled octopus with chimichurri, fingerling potato, and jicama salad to begin the evening with a nice kick. Or, you can split the cheeseboard with salumi and pickled vegetables if you have expensive taste buds. Other popular starters include pan seared diver scallops, the arugula salad with a honey rosemary vinegarette, or spicy marinated shrimp.

As a main dish, you can’t go wrong with the Chef’s Feast with a whole grilled fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, and vegetable melange or the braised pork shank with creamed cabbage, caramelized apple, bacon, pecans, and pan jus. Doesn’t this just make your mouth water?

Cuvee 30A

Cuvee 30A is an upscale and luxurious dining experience that is perfect for a date night in the 30A. The head chef specially curated a Valentine’s Day menu to make sure every couple enjoys the diverse and local food. Cuvee offers special Valentine’s Day gifts for couples, accepts reservations to ensure you get a great seat overlooking the water, and offers a special holiday menu that can kick off your romantic weekend in the best way possible.

We recommend getting the crab and corn bisque as an appetizer soup. Or, you can split the seafood tower with your loved one, munching on some of the best Alaskan king crab, cocktail shrimp, Maine lobster, and housemade remoulade, that is an ideal way to start the meal. Next, try one of the healthy and crunchy salads to feel good about yourself during this indulgent meal. We recommend the classic caesar salad with eggplant parmesan croutons or the warm salad with roasted peppers, mushrooms, goat cheese, and crumbled bacon bits. Yum!

As a main dish, you can’t go wrong with any selection. We highly recommend trying the Kurobuta pork chop with oven-roasted cheese sauce and corn, the signature black pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna with braised spinach, or the New Zealand venison steak with sweet potatoes and tobacco onions.

To finish off the meal in style, check out the Cuvee 30A dessert menu to satisfy your tastebuds. Split the Cuvee dessert sampler with five mini desserts, indulge in Jerry’s white chocolate banana cream pie, or take a few bites of the Corleone with white and dark chocolate. This is a high-class culinary experience that takes date night to a whole new level!


Gallion’s is famous for its excellence in gourmet cuisine! And what is more romantic than splitting crab cakes with your loved one and sipping on a bottle of fancy wine? We say nothing. His picturesque fine dining establishment is located right in Rosemary Beach, only a few minutes away on foot or by car from the beautiful 30A properties. Head here to enjoy some of the most mouthwatering dishes from the head chef, while you gaze out at the incredible nightlife and the bright white sand beaches of Florida.

The Bay

Last but not least, The Bay is a down-home and casual seafood restaurant that offers Southern food, high-class fare, and rolls of sushi — but in a laid-back and cool hangout spot that is great for a relaxed Valentine’s Day weekend. Head to this hangout with a beautiful outdoor space that is right on the water to enjoy some live music, spend time with your loved one, and imbibe one — or more — carefully crafted cocktails.

Doesn’t 30A sound like THE ideal spot to spend a romantic weekend with your loved one? We think so too! Head to 30A to have some amazing seafood, spend some quality time with your partner, and really enjoy time in the sunshine. We can’t think of anywhere better to relax on Valentine’s Day weekend in an otherwise-dreary month of February.

Use 30A Beach Properties to book an ideal condo, cottage, or carriage house for your romantic and intimate weekend with your partner.

30A has numerous beach properties that are perfect for any time of the year. One of the best times of the year to come to Rosemary Beach is the winter, where you can enjoy the bright sunshine, blue waters, white sand beaches, and fewer crowds. Instead of fighting to get a spot on the sand or queuing in line to get to one of the many returns, you can have a stress-free and relaxing time with your friends and family when you spend Christmas in Rosemary Beach! Let’s check out the best things to do in Rosemary Beach, FL, during your Christmas and New Year’s getaway. There are dozens of outdoor activities, like golf courses and surfing, and endless indoor attractions, like restaurants, museums, and cultural things you can take part in during your stay in this coastal town.

Water Activities

Florida is known for bright blue water and white sand beaches. Not only can you get in the water at any time of the day – and not be cold! — but you can take part in some of the fun, adrenaline-filled outdoor sports that will keep your energy up all day long.

We recommend renting a canoe, kayak, or paddle board and heading to one of the nearby lakes to get in some exercise, meander along the bright blue water, and take amazing photos during sunset time. The good thing about being in Rosemary Beach is there are dozens of lakes that you can access! You can walk around the outside of the lakes, like on the Timpoochee Trail, or you can get into the boat, canoe, or kayak and get a different point of view of the surrounding dunes, wetlands, and wildlife.

You can also try your luck at fishing! See if you can catch some of the local flounder or speckled trout. You may even catch something you can cook in your modern apartment and make for a nice Christmas dinner!

Play Doubles Tennis with Your Partner

One of the best outdoor sports to do during your time in Rosemary Beach is to enjoy doubles tennis with your partner. We know that you want to spend the holiday season with your family — so bring your teenager, husband, wife, uncle, aunt, or other guests to the tennis court to challenge another couple with their best game! You can head to one of the many local public courts, tennis centers, or country clubs to play on a nice court on a sunny afternoon.

Take Family Photos on the Beach

You want to remember your lovely Christmas and New Year’s holiday for years to come, right? Right! Take a lovely family photo on the beach at sunset with a professional photographer so you can always remember this special time in your life. It doesn’t matter if you have young kids, teenagers, or you are only here with your partner — there are professional photographers who can get the best angles and lighting to make everyone look their best.

Take Part in Morning Yoga to Set the Tone for the Day

Take part in a morning yoga class to de-stress, relax, and set the tone for a fun day. You can choose between the various types of yoga you want, such as Vinyasa yoga, that is challenging to all of your muscles, or gentle yoga, that is great for meditation and breathing. Do yoga on the beach, head to one of the nearby studios, or do a pop-up yoga class to meditate, relax, and tone your muscles before eating a filling Christmas feast!

Check Out One of the Nearby State Parks

There are endless state parks and natural areas in the entire state of Florida. Not only can you head to the beach and go walking on one of the many trails, but the state parks offer a more peaceful and relaxed pace to the day. Bring your kids here to teach them about the flowers, learn about the trees, and get in a few thousand steps during your winter vacation here.

Go Shopping!

Christmas is ideally the best time to go shopping. Not only does Rosemary Beach offer boutique shops, chain stores, and souvenir stores for you to bring home items for your family, but Rosemary Beach offers the Rosemary Beach Trading Company, Rosemary Beach t-shirts, and endless other stores that are ideal for getting last minute gifts or outfits for an upcoming New Year’s Eve party!

Find Accommodation Options in Rosemary Beach, FL

If Rosemary Beach sounds like the ideal place for you to stay during your holiday getaway, then use 30A Beach Properties to find the best accommodation option for your needs! Do you want a small condominium with the latest appliances? Do you prefer to have a large house to fit all of your guests? No matter what you need, we make sure that we can give it to you.