30A in November

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.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
November 24, 2022

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

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