Part 1: 30A Excursions and Day Trips

If you’re looking for fun things to do in the 30A area, look no further. There’s no shortage of fun to be had on this list of excursions and day trips. When most people think of what to do along 30A, they automatically think of the beach. Don’t get us wrong, the pristine, white sand beaches are truly one of a kind but every once in a while it’s fun to shake things up and explore new areas. From golfing to snorkeling, beach bonfires to cold spring explorations, there’s something everyone can enjoy.

Discover fun things to do along 30A and new ways to explore the outdoors. Take your 30A vacation beyond the beach with a beach bonfire, cold spring exploration, snorkeling and more.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
January 14, 2020

If you’re looking for fun things to do in the 30A area, look no further. There’s no shortage of fun to be had on this list of excursions and day trips. When most people think of what to do along 30A, they automatically think of the beach. Don’t get us wrong, the pristine, white sand beaches are truly one of a kind but every once in a while it’s fun to shake things up and explore new areas. From golfing to snorkeling, beach bonfires to cold spring explorations, there’s something everyone can enjoy.

3 Hour Snorkel and Dolphin Experience

Just a short drive from one of our luxury 30A rental homes, you’ll find Wild Dolphin Tours in Panama City Beach. On their three hour dolphin and snorkeling tour, you’ll enjoy swimming with the dolphins in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Start your guided tour with a short 10-minute boat ride to Shell Island. Snorkel gear, life jackets, swimming noodles and shelling nets are all included with your tour. You’ll be guided by a licensed captain and provided with a cooler of ice and bottled water to stay hydrated. It’s the perfect trip for the whole family. Little ones can collect shells along the island while older participants snorkel the jetties.

Beach Sculptures

If you’ve ever seen a sand art sculpture, you know just how amazing (and intimidating) they can be. It takes time and skill to create such beautiful art. Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind creation or towering sand castle that looks like it’s been made by a true professional? Now is your chance to find out! Beach Sand Sculptures does family vacations, weddings and even corporate events, bringing everything you need to create a unique piece of beach art. They walk you through the process, teaching you all the tips and tricks you need to make sweet and sandy memories with the ones you love.

30A Biking

Biking is one of the most popular activities in the 30A area. There are many scenic bike trails to enjoy and it’s an easy, fun way to travel the area. Most vacation rental homes are just a short bike ride from the beach or the main stretch with restaurants, shopping and more. Not only can you experience biking along the beach with stunning Gulf views, there are many trails to take you through various Florida ecosystems and habitats such as the lovely local sand dunes and forests. Biking is the best way to be in the middle of it all. The 19-mile Timpoochee Trail is paved, easy to travel and can be used to go through all of the popular 30A beach communities. Or visit Point Washington State Forest for various loop trail options. If you didn’t bring your bike along for your 30A vacation, don’t worry. You can rent a bike locally at an affordable price. In fact, some of our 30A vacation homes include bikes with your stay!

Cold Spring Adventure

Coldwater Excursions offers a delightful Cold Spring Eco Adventure that takes you to a crystal clear, cave-fed natural spring where you will be able to explore the area, observe wildlife and even swing from the trees. The all-inclusive tour includes transportation, boats and lunch. Your tour guide will help you take full advantage of the opportunities to explore and relax in this natural wonderland. The tour lasts from five to six hours and includes beach chairs, life jackets, kayaks, canoes, sun screen, towels, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and SeaDoo Underwater Scooters! They even provide GoPro cameras to capture all the action and bring your memories home with you via video!

Beach Bonfire

Nothing quite says summer fun like a beach bonfire. With Shoreline Beach Service’s 30A Beach Bonfire Packages, you can wrap up a perfect beach day with a relaxing bonfire. They handle all the supplies and set up so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy. Bonfires are available in many public beach access areas across the Walton County area and they’ll help you find a location most convenient to you. This is the perfect family activity and a great way to wrap up a family reunion or vacation. You can even add s’more ingredients for your party and order tables and chairs if you have more than 10 people. Shoreline Beach Service handles the county fire permit so you don’t have to worry about a thing.