No matter what time of year you need a break, Florida has plenty for you to do and see. Set your sites on the Gulf Coast and you’ll find a myriad of activities, attractions, sights to see, and more to fill your time. If you’re still trying to decide where you want to go, Florida’s Gulf Coast has several that will attract you now and for years to come. Here are some of the great places to visit in Destin and 30A!


No matter what time of year you visit the Gulf Coast, you’ll experience sun and warmth. Winter highs are in the low- to mid-60s and lows in the mid-40s. Summer temperatures range from lows in the mid-70s to highs up in the 90s. You’ll be able to enjoy outdoor and beach activities all year long.

Scenic Highway 30A

Grayton Beach was the first beach town to pop up and begin the highway today known as 30A. There are a total of sixteen towns, each with its own personality, that you can explore as you cruise down the road. There are also shops, dining, attractions, and quick and easy access to the beaches. Cruise the road in a car or set out on a walk or bike ride through the communities. Many neighborhoods are walkable, and there’s plenty to do in each, so you can get off your feet and enjoy each stop as long as you wish.


Gulf Coast beaches are some of the best you’ll find. The area’s unique white sand beaches were created by quartz that made its way down from the Appalachian Mountains and eventually to the shores of the Gulf. The soft, beautiful sand is nearly 100% quartz. The unique emerald-green waters make a truly unique picture you won’t find anywhere else.

Reasons to Visit the Gulf Coast

These are just a few reasons you need to make the Gulf Coast your next vacation destination. There are plenty more, including a relaxing home away from home in a vacation rental provided by Five Star Gulf Rentals. Enjoy all the comforts of home, like comfortable furnishings, private outdoor spaces, and a fully equipped kitchen to make you favorite home-cooked meals while on vacation. Book a three-bedroom unit all the way up to an 18-bedroom mansion near the beach. There’s something to fit you and your group’s vacation needs and style. For a premium experience, book a unit with stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and even a game room, theater room, or elevator. No matter what you choose, you’ll have a fun and memorable stay to keep you coming back. Call us today to discuss reasons why you should start planning a fun-filled visit to the Gulf Coast!