10 Things You Must Do on Your 30A Vacay

If you’re planning your 30A vacay, you’re in for an amazing time in our little slice of paradise. While many tourists love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and unwinding on our beautiful beaches, it’s always good to arrive with a plan or at least a loose idea of some things you’d like to do. This article will help you know what to expect on 30A and provide inspiration of some of the best things to do on your 30A vacay. Use this as a starting off point for your vacation itinerary and get to know more about what our beautiful Gulf Coast area has to offer.

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March 31, 2021

If you’re planning your 30A vacay, you’re in for an amazing time in our little slice of paradise. While many tourists love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and unwinding on our beautiful beaches, it’s always good to arrive with a plan or at least a loose idea of some things you’d like to do. This article will help you know what to expect on 30A and provide inspiration of some of the best things to do on your 30A vacay. Use this as a starting off point for your vacation itinerary and get to know more about what our beautiful Gulf Coast area has to offer.

1.       Beer

30A is home to some excellent beer. Stop by the Grayton Beer Company to try some of our local 30A brews. This is more than just a brewery – they have a cool atmosphere and delicious food as well. With glowing reviews, it’s sure to be a visit worth making. Or check out Beach and Brew on 30A in Rosemary Beach, FL. They have an excellent craft beer selection and a great location. Plus, you can bring your dogs with you!

2.       Bike

Biking is a popular and fun mode of transportation on 30A. Many of our Love to Stay 30A vacation rental homes come with two adult bikes each. But, if you’re in need of a bike, there are plenty of bike rental companies in the area. Check out 30A Bike Rentals in Santa Rosa Beach or Pedego Electric Bikes 30A in Seagrove Beach. They have all kinds of sizes and options to suit your whole family.

3.       Beach

What’s a 30A vacation without a beach trip? NOTHING. You’d be doing yourself a major disservice if you missed out on the white sand, emerald water beaches during your visit. We have many different beach areas and they’re all worth checking out. If you’re looking for something a bit more secluded, try Camp Helen State Park’s beach. It’s a little walk to the sand but well worth it for some space and quiet.

4.       Casual Fine Dining to Celebrate

The laid back vibes on 30A create the perfect atmosphere for some of the absolute best casual fine dining restaurants. Check out our latest article on Fine Dining on 30A for a list of some of our favorite places to eat. Café Tango, Cuvee 30A, Restaurant Paradis and Pescado are a few of ever-popular and always-delicious local restaurants we can recommend with confidence.

5.       Pop into a Boutique

Shopping along 30A is always fun. We have loads of charming seaside boutiques and adorable local establishments well worth exploring beyond the usual window shopping. Our article on favorite stores and shopping centers is a great place to start. From décor and clothing to fresh fish markets and gourmet goods, we have everything you could want and more. Looking to bring home a souvenir from paradise? There’s something for everyone on 30A.

6.       Dinner Al Fresco at “Home”

If you scan our list of gorgeous 30A luxury vacation rental homes, you’ll see the majority of the homes offer wonderful al fresco dining for you to enjoy during your stay. Couple that with spacious kitchens, stocked with everything you need for a home away from home, you have the recipe for a delicious date night “at home.” Cooking meals at home during vacation is a great way to save money – and the recipes don’t have to be complicated! Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. Throw something on the grill and pour a nice glass of wine. Enjoying your dinner on the patio or deck, in the fresh salty air, watching the sun dip below the clouds is one of the best ways to wrap up an evening.

7.       Dolphin Sightseeing

You might be able to spot some dolphin friends while you stroll along the shore or relax on the beach but, if you want to raise the chances of an encounter, try one of our local 30A dolphin sightseeing tours.

8.       Moonlit Stroll

We may be a little biased but we love a nice moonlit stroll on the beach. Catch the sunset and watch the beach transform into moody darkness, the sand shining silver in the moonlight. Listen as the waves lap at the shore and sink your toes deep into the cool sand. Bring a blanket and toast the night. There’s something magical and expansive about the beach at night that just can’t be missed.

9.       Cocktails and Raw Bar

Whether you choose to go to Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill or one of the other raw bar options nearby, you’ve got to try our fresh oysters or seafood. Enjoy a cocktail, local craft brew or nice glass of wine with your oysters for a fun night out.

10.   Get Active

Paddleboarding. Fishing. Biking. Parasailing. Kayaking. Hiking. Enjoy the great outdoors, soak up the Florida sunshine and make the most of your vacation with some active time to balance out the relaxation.


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