The Perfect Autumn Getaway in 30A

The summer crowds are long gone, the weather is cooler and hurricane season is wrapping upmaking October one of the best months to visit 30A! Make your mark as an autumn travel with a perfect getaway to one of the nation’s most scenic places. 30A is ready to great you to its breathtaking environments, gorgeous sunsets offering spectacular vistas almost every evening, beautiful and charming seaside towns and villages, and a fall schedule of lively events and festivals.

Explore why October in 30A is an ideal time to visit for that perfect autumn getaway. Experience all this beautiful area has to offer this time of year; cooler weather, beach bonfires, gorgeous sunsets, a fall schedule of lively events and festivals.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
September 28, 2022

The summer crowds are long gone, the weather is cooler and hurricane season is wrapping upmaking October one of the best months to visit 30A! Make your mark as an autumn travel with a perfect getaway to one of the nation’s most scenic places. 30A is ready to great you to its breathtaking environments, gorgeous sunsets offering spectacular vistas almost every evening, beautiful and charming seaside towns and villages, and a fall schedule of lively events and festivals.

October is often regarded as a “local’s secret”. Read on to find out why!

 

A Break from the Heat

The first cool, crisp air hits in early October. The weather fluctuates throughout the month with an average high of 80˚F. and low of 50˚F. The weather is still amazing and the Gulf is still warm enough from the summer heat for swimming. And as the season change, this is the time to make the most of the amazing sunsets. During your stay, savor colorful sunsets from one of the many fishing piers across the region.

 

Fall Activities, 30A style

Summer is over, but there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the beautiful natural environments of 30A. Head over to one of the many breathtaking beaches such as Santa Rosa Beach and walk through its gorgeous white sandy beaches or even a swim in its cooler waters. Santa Rosa Beach is also hope to the Topsail Hill Preserve Park, a great place for birdwatchers, bikers and hikers alike. If you’re looking for a quintessential fall experience, plan a beach bonfire where you can settle into the sand with beach chairs and s’mores in hand 30A style. There are local companies that are happy to provide with packages that include all that you need to set up your bonfire by the beach.

 

Fun October Fest Events:

 

Harvest Food &Wine Festival
A 3-day event offering the finest in culinary & wine takes place in the town of Watercolor, FL, October 13-16.Thisyear's event will feature wine dinners, their famous Grand Tasting, andmuch more. Rated as one of the premier wine and food festivals in the Southeast,Harvest will provide you with the opportunity to sip and savor some of theworld’s finest wine and culinary selections.

14thAnnual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

Considered the best beer festival on the Gulf Coast, this event will feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers to add to your tasting list. Learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and enjoy Live music during the festival, October 7-8 inSandestin.

 

30A Half Marathon & 5k 

The 30A Half Marathon & 5K happens this year on October 9th and takes runners through the quaint beach towns of30A, as well as along the ocean on the scenic highway. In addition to the race, a series of events is held throughout the weekend, such as a BBQ Festival with live music and cold beer.

 

Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne

This Halloween, trick or treat through the village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. Frightenly good tunes on the mainstage where kids can enjoy crafts and balloon animals. Be sure to stop by Coconut Kidz to enter the costume contest and compete to win the grand prize! End the night with their annual spooky firework display.

 

The Witches of South Walton

The Witches of South Walton is a group of women founded by Carol Stafford and LeThompson dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. Now in their 19 year, they’re set to ride this year from October 28-31.

 

October is one of the best months to visit 30A. Now that you know why, consider booking your autumn getaway to 30A today. Experience all that this beautiful area has to offer at slower, more relaxed pace. And with the cooler weather settling in, rates are typically lower during this time of year. At LivetoStay30A we offer comprehensive vacation planning through our concierge service, LiveWell30A. Let us help you book your perfect autumn vacation.

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