Top 10 Things to Do in 30A

Last week we covered The Top 10 Things to do in Destin. This week we are continuing east along 98 to 30A. With its unique beach communities, beautiful state parks, and rare dune lakes, there is plenty to do along 30A. So once again, we have asked our guests, “What are your favorite things to do while vacationing along 30A?” The results are in and the following are the top 10 things to do in 30A:

10. Food Trucks

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It will feel like you have stepped back in time when you see the vintage Airstream trailers lined up along 30A in Seaside. Choose from mouthwatering BBQ, grilled cheese like you have never seen, Hawaiian ice, organic smoothies, beach dogs, and more.

9. Point Washington State Park

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With over 12,000 acres this Florida state park is home to some of the states best hiking and off-road biking trails. With the recent addition of campsites, many families can camp right next to the East dune lake. Point Washington is also dog-friendly as long as they remain on a leash.

8. Fired Up Pottery

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Create your own work of art on one of 400 unique pottery pieces. Located in Seaside, this family-friendly studio also hosts kids night out and other weekly painting activities. For more information or the weekly schedule click here. 

7. Grayton Beach’s All-Natural Kiddie Pool

As the Western Lake meets the Gulf of Mexico it shallows out creating an all natural kiddie pool with no waves or currents. This family-friendly swimming spot is a popular weekend destination for both vacationers and locals.

6. Vintage Movies at Eden Gardens

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Spend a summer evening watching a vintage movie under the oaks of Eden Gardens State Park. Films are free with paid park admission ($4.00 per vehicle). Movies start at 6:30. Chairs, blankets & coolers are welcome. For more information and up to date movie showings check with the Friends of Eden Gardens Facebook page.

5. Farmer’s Market

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Held every Thursday and Sunday from 9am-1pm, the Rosemary Beach farmers market features foods from around the world, and of course, features many delicious foods from South. For more information or for a list of all of the farmer’s markets along 30A click here. 

4. Sundog Books

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A trip to Seaside is not complete without a stop at Sundog Books! This family-owned independent bookstore has been a Seaside staple for 30 years. If you love books, vinyl, and unique gifts this is a must stop!

3. Biking at Grayton Beach

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Explore the beautiful scenery of 30A by bike! Grayton Beach has miles of bike trails for every age and experience level. The lake loop trail at Grayton Beach is especially scenic and offers a picnic table for those wishing to stop and take a lunch break.

2. Dune Lake Paddleboarding

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Not only are South Walton’s Dune lakes extremely rare (they only occur in a handful of locations around the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar and South Walton, Florida) but their calm waters make it the ideal place to learn or perfect your stand up paddleboarding skills.

1. The Beach

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It’s no secret that 30A has some of the most beautiful beaches on the emerald coast! With over 30 miles of beaches and 16 different communities, each with their own uniqueness and charm, there really is something for everyone.

When visiting 30A there is never a shortage of things to do. From exploring the national parks to paddleboarding, or just spending a relaxing day on the beach, there really is something for everyone. What are your thoughts? Are these the top 10 things to do in 30A?

Start Planning your 30A Vacation!

If you are planning a vacation to 30A be sure to browse our vacation rentals. At Five Star Properties and Bliss Beach Rentals, we offer beachfront rentals, homes with private pools, affordable condo rentals and more!

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When you book your 30A vacation rental with us you will also receive free golf, free paddleboard rentals, free dolphin cruises and more so you can experience some of the top 10 things to do in 30A! For more information please call our vacation planners at (850) 374-6014 or visit our VIP page.

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