Why You Should Book Your 30A Summer Vacation Early

Summer is just around the corner and we’re all itching to get out of our homes and into the great outdoors. There’s no better place to be than relaxing in the warm Florida sunshine. Plus we’ve got so many reasons to visit Florida’s Gulf Coast — great food, white sand beaches, charming architecture, luxury rental homes and so much more. 30A beaches are the perfect place to enjoy all the classic summer vacation activities like swimming, tossing around a ball, sunbathing, building sand castles and whatever else your heart desires!

We'll help your plan a 30A summer vacation with our top tips to maximize the fun. Learn why it's important to book early from where you sleep to where you play to how you get around 30A.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
March 26, 2020

Summer is just around the corner and we’re all itching to get out of our homes and into the great outdoors. There’s no better place to be than relaxing in the warm Florida sunshine. Plus we’ve got so many reasons to visit Florida’s Gulf Coast — great food, white sand beaches, charming architecture, luxury rental homes and so much more. 30A beaches are the perfect place to enjoy all the classic summer vacation activities like swimming, tossing around a ball, sunbathing, building sand castles and whatever else your heart desires!

Another thing we love about Florida’s 30A areas is how family friendly they are! Bike down main street to grab an ice cream cone or pop into an adorable local toy store for an inspired purchase. Enjoy endless family pool or beach days. Take surfing lessons. Go on a family fishing trip. And that’s just scratching the surface of fun things to do along 30A. It’s easy to find the perfect activity, no matter how particular your family may be.

When it comes to planning a 30A summer vacation, we’ve got plenty of hot tips to maximize the fun during your stay. But our most important tip is BOOK EARLY. Why should you book a 30A vacation early? The answer is pretty simple: it’s a popular place to be and spots fill up quickly. Here are some things you’ll want to pay special attention to:

·       Accommodations: If you’ve been eyeing a particular 30A beach cottage all year, do not wait until the last minute to pull the trigger on booking. In fact, many of our most popular 30A vacation homes in Rosemary Beach and Grayton Beach book up over a year in advance! If you want to be sure you’ll have the best vacation accommodations during your trip, there’s no time like the present to set your plans in motion.

·       Bikes: There’s more to plan in advance than just where you lay your head at night. Transportation is an important factor to consider. One of the most enjoyable activities in this area is enjoying biking from place to place. Ditch the car and travel like the locals, on two wheels instead of four. For the most part, you can ride bikes everywhere because of how accessible everything is. If you’re ready to get your bike on, you’ll want to make bike rental arrangements as soon as possible, especially if you’ll need specialty bikes like tandem bikes, child seat attachments, etc. Special sizes and attachments are the first to book up. Some places will even deliver the bikes directly to your vacation rental!

·       Beach setup: Here are some tips if it’s your first time at Rosemary Beach: the beach is covered with adorable umbrellas and beach chairs but they are mostly available by reservation. These are a beach staple for most visitors who are looking to lounge and relax in the shade. If you’re planning on spending hours a day at the beach, booking a chair and umbrella in advance is a great idea. Rental services like Rosemary Beach Service make it easy to do but you’ve got to move quickly before they’re gone. Ask for the front row, if possible, so you get the best views and the quickest walks into the water.

·       Rental Car: If you’re flying into the area or coming without your own vehicle, you will want to consider renting a car. Though most people get around via bike, it’s a good idea to have a car as a backup for rainy days or if you want to visit places a little further away.

·       Grocery Delivery: What can be said about grocery delivery? It’s simply the best! It takes the stress out of vacation. Go ahead and plan some meals, fill your cart and order your groceries to your vacation rental door on the day of your arrival. No need to navigate stores you’re unaccustomed to or fill the trunk and haul in bags. Anything that frees up time so we have more to spend with family is a win in our book!