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Top 5 Family Attractions on 30A

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Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you and the kids are looking to get away. Make the most of time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll with the family, or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan while the kids play in the water or even joining them for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. There are several places along the scenic and historic Route 30A to enjoy a family fun-filled break that includes 30a family activities for young and old, on water, or for land lovers.


No matter how long you and the family are here, choosing the beach towns of 30A means you definitely want to make time to hang out at the beach. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun! On land or sea, there’s an activity for everyone. Sunbathe on the beach, read, have a picnic, help the kids build sandcastles, or take a walk. When the weather’s right, take a swim, or explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding or kayaking. For something truly unique, gather the family for a horseback ride down the beach!

Emerald Coast Science Center

Drum up some fun and educational experiences for the whole family any time of year. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits, including interactive robotic units, engineering, physics, electricity, color, light, sound, and so much more. Learn about space or the Emerald Coast ecosystem, conduct an experiment in the lab or make a creation in the makerspace. Step outside to their marine exhibit – an exhibit in a boat that shows you just what it takes to keep a craft afloat, how radio communication is possible at sea, and the engineering behind boat building. Stay outside and stop by the Dino Dig Pit to dig up something of mammoth proportions.


One of the easiest and most fun things to do on 30A for the family, fishing has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial-day activity. There are several experiences to choose from along 30A, including inshore, nearshore, and deep-sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and other inland areas for fly fishing. Most companies welcome young anglers and beginners and even offer lessons before an excursion. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more.

Gator Beach

If you run into a gator on the beach, you’ll probably want to turn around and walk briskly the other way. Located inside Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill in Destin, the park – where you’ll want to see the gators – is open from 11 a.m. to just before closing (hours vary by season). You can walk around, ask questions, and attend an alligator show. Feed the gators, get your picture taken holding a live gator, or browse through the Crocodilia Discovery Zone – an area with exhibits and displays which includes the 3D underwater scene of an alligator habitat – all free of charge. Guests seven-years-old and older can also book a private, “behind the scenes” experience with a professional gator handler.

Pirate Cruise

Gather the family and experience the sea as the pirates of old did. Join Captain “Fearless” Phil and his crew aboard the Sea Dragon for a swashbuckling good time! The two-hour cruise is fun for the whole family and includes sea life sightings, music, and hours of pirate fun. There will be plenty of cold drinks, snacks, t-shirts, and other pirate booty available on board. Kids will love learning sword fighting, reading a treasure map, getting pirate tattoos, pirate face painting, firing the “Kid Cannon” and the many other activities that will be taking place throughout the ship. Adult pirates can partake in various alcoholic beverages, including many rum-based drinks for a pirate feel throughout the cruise.

Fun 30A Family Activities

Begin and end every day of family fun in a vacation rental by 30A Beach Properties. Enjoy the privacy of bedrooms, private patios, or balconies. There is plenty of space for adults and kids to enjoy time together or make their own fun. We have 30A house rentals all the way up to six bedrooms to gather the entire family. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, and flat-screen TVs for a family movie night.

Contact us today to start planning your trip filled with family fun!