Top 5 Family Destinations on 30A

With all the fun things to do and see along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A, your family’s 30A vacay will be anything but boring. Our Love to Stay 30A team are all locals, obsessed with finding the best spots and making your vacation perfect from start to finish. We want you to have a great time — including the kids! Discover our highly rated, top picks for families. From the basic 30A escapes like the beach to lesser-known spots the kids will love, this list has you covered.

‍Discover our highly rated, top picks for families on this list of top 5 family destinations on 30A. Find something the whole family can enjoy in the Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Seacrest Beach area.

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LoveToStay30A,
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March 15, 2019

With all the fun things to do and see along Florida’s scenic Highway 30A, your family’s 30A vacay will be anything but boring. Our Love to Stay 30A team are all locals, obsessed with finding the best spots and making your vacation perfect from start to finish. We want you to have a great time — including the kids! Discover our highly rated, top picks for families. From the basic 30A escapes like the beach to lesser-known spots the kids will love, this list has you covered.

1. 30A Beaches

It’s no secret: the beaches along 30A are royal destinations. Your 30A vacay is not complete without a visit. Enjoy all your favorite beach time activities: collecting seashells, building sandcastles, tossing around a ball, and cooling off in the water. Consider spicing things up with a visit to Butterfly Bike & Kayak to rent paddle boards, street-legal golf carts, scooters, bikes, and kayaks.

Summer at Rosemary Beach couldn’t be more kid-friendly. Check out Camp Rosemary, a day camp that is the ideal place for your kids to make new friends, play, and learn. Go on a beach expedition! Compete to win crazy pool games! From arts and crafts to sports and swimming, children from 5 to 12 will enjoy this exciting program.

2. Adventure in the Great Outdoors

Aside from the beach, there are other places for fun in the Florida sun. Itching for a great family adventure? Visit Baytowne Adventure Zone to have a blast zip lining, navigating ropes courses, jumping, bouncing, and climbing! There’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you prefer something low-key, don’t miss Seaside outdoor movie nights on the Amphitheater lawn. Spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy a night under the stars. Other local 30A events include children’s concerts and a weekly farmer’s market.

3. Cool Down Indoors

As much as we love 30A beaches, sometimes we need to escape from the heat. Plus, the Sunshine State gets its fair share of rain. Don’t let weather ruin your family vacation. Move the fun indoors at BLAST Arcade and Laser Maze in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Fan the flames of some friendly family competition with arcade games and laser tag.

Chill out and get creative at Fired Up in Seaside. This paint-your-own-pottery studio is the perfect place for kids to let their artistic side run wild. Pick your pottery, paint it, and pick up your finished piece the next day. They even offer Kids Night Out events so kids can have fun while parents get some alone time. This event is available for children ages 6-12 and it requires reservations.

4. 30A Vacay Fun on the Water

Finding seashells along 30A beaches is nice but sometimes you need to kick things up a notch. Get offshore with other fun water activities: fishing, wake boarding, waterskiing, dolphin cruises, tubing, scuba, and snorkeling. Pickos Ski and Wakeboard School is a great place for older kids to learn how to water ski and wake board. Another local favorite, Ride on Surf School offers surfing fun and instruction for the whole family at any skill level.

With royal destinations for fishing, get ready to cast your line with family. With the help of Captain Ted of 30Angler Fishing Charters, you’ll be catching fish in no time. He’s been exploring these waters for the last 20 years and knows all the best spots to catch fish like red snapper, grouper, Mahi-Mahi, and white snapper. Explore the water in style onboard his catamaran which launches from Grayton Beach.

5. Park Explorations

Get the whole family back in touch with the wonder of the natural world by visiting some of our favorite 30A escapes: parks! Point Washington State Forest has horse trails and great trails for biking. Get acquainted with the beautiful sand dunes in the area by walking along the quarter mile beach boardwalk at Deer Lake State Park. It’s the perfect spot to catch the sunset and snap a frame-worthy family photo together.

If your family enjoys biking, check out the 18-mile paved pathway Timpoochee Trail. You’ll pass through numerous areas, beaches, and sand dunes. With restaurants along the way, it’s easy to stop for a break and grab a bite to eat. You’ll pass through Grayton Beach, Watercolor, and the quaint Central Square in Seaside. Make a stop at Topsail Hill Preserve along the way if you’re interested in miles of hiking trails and a variety of flora and fauna.


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