The weather during November is still relatively warm with average temperatures ranging between the 70s and 80s, making 30A a pleasant time to visit while enjoying plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors. Water temperatures are comfortably warm enough for swimming, but an even better time to try your hand at surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Less crowds this time of year, allow for stress-free strolls along the charming seaside towns and villages.
Discover 30A in November, perfect weather to try a surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, cycling and more before feasting on a Thanksgiving holiday dinner 30A style, featuring unique farm to table offerings by some of the best chefs in the area.
The weather during November is still relatively warm with average temperatures ranging between the 70s and 80s, making 30A a pleasant time to visit while enjoying plenty of activities both indoors and outdoors. Water temperatures are comfortably warm enough for swimming, but an even better time to try your hand at surfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Less crowds this time of year, allow for stress-free strolls along the charming seaside towns and villages preparing to great you at one or more of their award-winning restaurants. It’s in November that restaurants roll out their special fall and winter seasonal menus where you can sample unique farm to table offerings by some of the best chefs in the area, as well as book your special Thanksgiving holiday dinner.
Try Surfing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding
November offers visitors the opportunity to surf, kayak, paddleboard, hike and cycle in ideal temperatures this time of year on the Gulf. The humidity and heat of the summer has subsided, as well as the crowds clamoring on the beaches and in parks. Head over to one of the state parks along 30A such as Grayton Beach or Deer Lake State Park where you can select from a number of outdoor activities and lessons. If you love to cycle, this is a perfect time to explore the many beautiful trails that traverse alongside 30As most stunning coastal sceneries. Stand-up paddleboarding is also very popular, but if you’re new to it you’re not alone! There’s no shortage of vendors who will set you up the best board and gear for your skill-level as well as fun lessons on how to get started.
A Culinary Thanksgiving 30A style
This is when restaurants roll out their special fall and winter seasonal menus. You can sample unique farm to table offerings by some of the best chefs in area. Seafood is still available, but to many local chefs fall means products such as meats, vegetables and starches. If you’re in 30A for the Thanksgiving weekend, you’re in for a culinary treat featuring all the tried and true holiday favorites alongside with local twists such as scrumptious Louisiana Fried or herb-roasted Turkey. If you plan on celebrating Thanksgiving dinner in 30A, make sure to call ahead and make a reservation! We suggest these stellar restaurant establishments:
The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, where they celebrate all day long with a full-day Thanksgiving Buffet;
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Sandestin, offering a a three-course Thanksgiving feast including your choice of Herb-
Roasted Turkey, Filet Mignon, or Prime Bone-In Ribeye;
the WaterColor LakeHouse in Santa Rosa Beach, and the Old Florida Fish House in Santa Rosa Beach, where each year Chef Michael Sichel serves up a Thanksgiving brunch.
November Culinary Events
There are other savory stops you can make during your fall getaway in 30A including Seaside’s Seeing Red Wine Festival, an exclusive fall culinary where you can sample over 130 wines, Thursday through Sunday, November 10th through the 13th. Live music will fill the air throughout the event. Or head over to the Rosemary Beach Uncorkedto indulge in the very best of food and wine Rosemary Beach has to offer with more featured restaurants, more wine tastings, and more live music!
A Turkey Trot and more…
Recognized as one of the top ten turkey trots in America, the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races is known for its amazing flat and fast courses and over-the-top after party. The races will take place on November 24, 2022. The 10K race will start promptly at 7:30 am with the 1-mile fun run starting immediately after at 7:35 am. The 5K race will start promptly at 9:30 am. All money raised is donated to the event’s annually selected local charity partners. And not to miss is the Flutterby Festival, an arts, crafts, and science festival celebrating the migration of the Monarch butterfly; the Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market at WaterColor, FL, an extreme holiday extravaganza complete with falling snow, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, Santa, luminaries and a winter market, beginning on November 26 from 3pm-9pm; and the
MountainFilm On Tour a 2-night outdoor film festival dedicated to educating, inspiring, and motivating audiences about issues that matter. Each day will feature a collection of adventure-packed and engaging documentary short films, at the WaterColor Marina Park Amphitheater from November 4-5
What’s a 30A vacay without delicious local food? From fresh seafood to gourmet ice cream, eating your way through exclusive 30A restaurants is a must do. If food is the highlight of your vacation and you’re looking for the best places to fill your belly and soak in the ambiance, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite restaurants in Rosemary Beach to help you plan for feasting.
Figuring out your travel arrangements and how to get around once you get there is part of planning a vacation. However you plan on initially arriving to the 30A area, you’ll be relieved to learn that getting around is easy. In fact, you may want to cancel your rental car and embrace the full local experience. These are some of the most walkable, expertly planned communities in the U.S. after all.
There’s no doubt that summer is the most popular time of year to visit the 30A area. But does that mean it’s the best time of year for a Florida beach vacation? Not necessarily… we absolutely love 30A in the fall and today we’re going to share why. If you’re ready to learn the many things there are to love about fall on the west coast of Florida, keep reading!
On this installment of Battle of the Beaches, we’re comparing the Emerald (Gulf) Coast of Florida beaches with the iconic Daytona Beach. There’s a huge difference between these two areas. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is the fact they’re both in Florida. Which FL beach is the best? We’re going to explore the differences and help you choose which one is your perfect fit for your next Florida beach vacation.
At Love to Stay 30A, we want you to enjoy your 30A vacation to the max. Sometimes an unexpected rainy day, sudden sickness and even a global pandemic (we’re looking at you, COVID-19) can put a hamper on your good time out and about. If you’re looking for fun things to do while you stay safe and stay at home in our of our luxury 30A vacation rental homes, we’ve got plenty of great ideas for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite fun things to do at “home” for your 30A vacay.
Scenic Route 30A is a winter wonderland without the snow and cold weather! Everything here is more beautiful in the winter. Daytime temperatures hovers in the mid 60s but can sometimes be warmer, the sky is typically bright blue and the humidity is low, making it comfortable enough to enjoy outdoor activities like paddleboarding, fishing, cycling, and hiking.