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Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal destination no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather conditions for your 4th of July escape. You’ll enjoy patriotic activities, as well as time on the beach, in the water, and wherever adventure takes you. Locals know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled 30a 4th of July break, including where all the patriotic fun takes place along 30A.

Destin Harbor July 4th Fireworks

While Destin shoots off fireworks all summer long on Thursday nights, the best show is sure to be on the 4th of July. Pack up your beach gear and your loved ones and head to Destin Harbor to watch the show that is set off from West Jetties Beach. Get the best views of the 15-minute show from Norriego Point or the boardwalk. Parking is limited, so arrive early to claim a spot. The show starts July 4th at 9 p.m. Catch a Thursday show set off between Harborwalk Village and West Jetties Beach.

Sandestin Hilton July 4th Fireworks

Keep your eyes on the Gulf of Mexico for a light extravaganza. The show is often billed as the only one in the area to be set off directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach. The show lasts approximately ten minutes and is visible from anywhere on the surrounding beaches, and you can even get close to the launch spot. The show starts at 9 p.m. on July 4th.

Fort Walton Beach July 4th Fireworks

Another great spot for 4th of July fireworks along 30A is Fort Walton Beach. You can view the spectacular shower of light anywhere along the water downtown in Fort Walton Beach Landing to enjoy the show that celebrates independence. Fireworks are shot off from a barge over the Santa Rosa Sound starting at 8:45 p.m. on July 4th.

Village of Baytown Wharf 4th of July Fireworks

After you’ve spent some time at the town’s Red, White, and Baytowne celebration, turn your attention skyward. The Baytowne 4th of July Fireworks, set to a music soundtrack, is a patriotic end to the evening. Turn your attention over the water between the Village and Baytowne Marina to view the show, and the soundtrack can be heard throughout the Village. The show begins July 4th at 9:15 p.m. Shorter shows take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer.

Red, White, and Baytowne

If you plan to spend some time at Baytowne Wharf, you’ll want to make sure to schedule it for the 4th. The Red, White, and Baytowne events include live music, face painting, crafts, balloon sculpting, and more. There are concerts on the main stage all day long for your enjoyment. The event is from 6 to 9:15 p.m., and fireworks start shortly after.

Stars & Stripes Spectacular Concert

Head to Seaside for a pops concert presented by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra on the Amphitheater stage. Hear some favorite patriotic songs, along with familiar tunes from some of the biggest films in history. Lawn seating is limited, so you’ll want to arrive early enough to claim your spot for the 7 p.m. show. Fireworks follow immediately after.

Seaside Stars & Stripes Spectacular Fireworks

Once the last note from the pop concert that precedes it fades into the darkness, the town of Seaside lights up the sky over the Gulf of Mexico. The show starts directly after the concert, so a firm start time is unavailable. If you were at the concert, your seats near the Seaside Amphitheater are some of the best in the area. You can also choose to relax in the sand or dip your toes in the water while you watch from virtually anywhere on the beach in Seaside.

South Walton 4th of July Parade

Head to South Walton for plenty of patriotic fun. Starting at 8 a.m. on July 4th, South Walton hosts its Annual Independence Day parade along Scenic Highway 30A. The parade starts in Seagrove and ends at the Seaside Amphitheater. Stick around after the parade for an awards presentation, face painting, and more patriotic fun throughout the day.

30A Fourth of July Fun

Begin and end every day of your 4th of July escape in a vacation rental from I Love 30A. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own patriotic fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes that fit everyone for a dose of Florida-style red, white, and blue. Enjoy a meal prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, then enjoy beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more.

 

The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it an ideal destination any time of year. No matter where you choose to go in the Sunshine State, there is plenty to experience. Choose the sunny, sandy shores of the towns along historic route 30A and another layer of rest and relaxation to your Florida winter vacation. To make sure everything goes as planned for your winter 2022 retreat, you’ll want to start planning well in advance. Start now and have your pick of everything that will make your vacation great, including reservations, equipment rentals, activities, and most importantly: where you’ll stay while you do it all.

Lower Costs

Experienced travelers know that booking travel necessities like airfare, admission to popular attractions, and accommodations secure you the best of the best items in those categories at the lowest price. Should you make last-minute bookings, you may miss out on the rental property that’s right for you, or pay a premium or extra fee, while those who plan in advance can take advantage of lower prices on the most sought-after homes along 30A.

Priority

First come, first served. Businesses use the saying to attract more customers quickly and early. Being the first often comes with perks like guaranteed admission, lower entry fees, and other special treatment only available for customers who come early. The same can be true for vacation rentals. Booking your 2022 winter getaway to the towns along 30A with I Love 30A now means you’ll have your choice of some of the top vacation rental homes in the area so you can reserve the one that will enhance your 30A experience to the fullest.

Peace of Mind

Booking your 2022 winter vacation to historic 30A now and securing reservations for your preferred vacation home means checking off one of the largest tasks on the To-Do list. You can spend your days counting down to the fun you’ll have, rather than stressing about not having everything ready. Once you’ve secured the vacation home of your dreams, you can focus on booking the other activities and attractions that will make your winter 2022 excursion to 30A one to remember for years to come.

Organization

Booking your vacation rental with I Love 30A for your 2022 winter getaway not only means you can focus on other trip planning to-dos, but it also means you have more time to organize everything else. If you’ve never been to the towns along 30A, use the extra time and peace of mind to download maps of the area around your rental, as well as the best routes to everything you want to see and do. Gather the things you’ll need and store them somewhere easily accessible so all you have to do is pack the car and head to the airport!

Time to Save

With everything booked and in place and down payments secured, you’ll have plenty of time to save some extra spending cash. There are bound to be impromptu adventures that require admission fees, groceries to buy during your stay, other items not provided at your vacation rental, incidentals, as well as some fun souvenirs from your beach adventures.

Rentals

Travelers who book early not only have secured exactly what they want, they may end up getting a little more. Rather than having to rent, or even purchase items, you won’t be taking home with you – bikes, beach equipment, sand toys, and other items that may not typically be included in your fees, may be added at no extra charge, just for booking early.

Get Everyone Prepared for a Florida Winter Vacation

Planning your winter 2022 trip to 30A well in advance means there’s plenty of time to get everyone prepared. New clothes, sandals, bathing suits, luggage to pack it all, and other large or important purchases can be made stress-free. You can even create personalized lists of the items each traveler needs for the duration of the trip. You’ll also have plenty of time to secure the valuables you’re not taking with you.

Book Early For 2022 Winter On 30A

When you book your winter 2022 getaway with I Love 30A, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time while you’re here. You’ll be able to design a getaway that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled day with loved ones. Enjoy the privacy of bedrooms, private patios, or balconies. We have condos and homes with up to five bedrooms, so everyone can stay and enjoy a winter respite. Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the dining area, or alfresco if you choose. Opt for a premium unit for perks like double ovens, stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more. Include everyone this winter by asking about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.

Contact us today to book your winter 2022 getaway on 30A!

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your 30A Memorial Day escape. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and more. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled Memorial Day break that includes activities for young and old, on water or for land lovers.

Beaches

Whether your trip is just for the long Memorial Day weekend or extended to a couple of weeks, spending time at the beautiful beaches along 30A is a must. Pack up the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach or take a walk with loved ones. When the weather’s right you’ll want to take a dip in the Gulf, for a swim or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even take a ride on horseback down the beach.

Fishing

Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial day journey. There are several excursions to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep-sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and other areas for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons or rent gear for a solitary time. Cast a line in search of your next meal in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill when you go shark fishing.

Dune Lakes

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. The resulting dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due the mix of salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

Hiking

As you enjoy the unofficial kickoff to summer and the heat continues to rise, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening and stay out for a shorter period of time. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty found along 30A. While you’re exploring, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

The glistening waters of the Gulf are a wondrous place to explore. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green of the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.

Escape Rooms

As one of the most popular indoor activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. Get out of the heat and sun and into the air conditioning to test your skills. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group-size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break out, Navy SEALs, castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win, so bring your quick thinking and teamwork skills with you.

30A Memorial Day Fun

Begin and end every day of your Memorial Day respite in a vacation rental by ILove30AVacations.com. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, a private pool, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled Memorial Day trip to 30A!

Spring, and Easter, are just around the corner! If you’re looking to take a break with friends or family this year, the beach town of 30A offers a breath of fresh air and a unique locale. It has plenty charm and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy. If you’re looking for 30a Easter services, there are several close by to suit your needs.

Easter Services

30A and the surrounding area has several churches where you can attend services while enjoying vacation. Many will be holding special Easter services, including sunrise services, to mark special the day. Contact your choice of church and inquire about dates, times, and locations for services.

Easter Brunch

A traditional Easter celebration is a delicious brunch, whether or not you attended services earlier in the day. Select restaurants in and around 30A will be serving the traditional Easter meal of ham and all the fixings that go with it. Contact your restaurant of choice and ask about reservations, as well as the availability of pick up or delivery if you don’t want to brave the crowds.

30a Easter Egg Hunt

Join one of the many egg hunts in the area! Bring the kids to celebrate and hunt for eggs on Easter morning. The events take place all over the 30A area and include plenty of activities. You will not want to miss out on these Easter Egg hunts during your visit over Easter!

Hiking

30A and the surrounding area is ripe with outdoor adventure. Lace up your hiking boots and pack your water and sun protection and head out to explore locations like Western Lake Loop at Grayton Beach State Park, Beach Tram Path at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Timpoochee Trail, Eastern Lake Bike/Hike Trail at Point Washington State Forest, and more. Don’t forget your camera to capture the amazing landscape and wildlife spottings. Pack a picnic and eat by the shores of Coastal Dune Lakes or anywhere along the trail, as scenic views abound no matter what direction you point your compass.

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

If you’d like to be active this Easter but hiking isn’t for you then maybe you should try paddleboarding and kayaking! You can rent a variety of equipment from a number of local stores. You can enjoy paddleboarding or kayaking on the ocean or on the Coastal Dune Lakes if you’d like smoother sailing. If you opt for the ocean, you might experience more waves but you also have the possibility to see some aquatic animals while you’re out on the water!

Massage

After enjoying time on the beach, whether it’s for surfing or paddle boarding, or if you were hunting up a different kind of fun with the Easter bunny, you need some relaxation. Choose one of several independently owned massage companies. Delight in a Swedish, deep tissue, Thai yoga massage, and more.

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and continue your exploration of the outdoors. Western Pleasure Riding Stables & Carriages offers private and group trail rides of the area. Travel at a steady walking pace for the one-hour ride. Come prepared with close-toed shoes and long pants for your comfort no matter what time of year you ride. If you enjoyed your ride and would like to learn more about the sport before heading home, you can schedule a lesson. They offer Western-style and English-style lessons in hour-long blocks where you’ll learn about proper riding techniques, grooming, and tacking.

Dolphin Watching

While in 30A you have access to the Gulf of Mexico, Coastal Dune Lakes and also Choctawhatchee Bay to the North. During your trip this Easter while you’re enjoying all the nearby water keep your eye out for dolphins! These aquatic animals are known to be seen in these waters so you can enjoy seeing them jump in and out of the water while you layout for a tan or eat at a beachside restaurant.

Easter Vacation in Florida

When you and book an Easter getaway with I Love 30A, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the ocean, lounge around your rental, get pampered with a massage, or the myriad of other activities available to help build a vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. We have units from one-bedroom all the way up to ten bedrooms to accommodate your family or group Easter reunion. Prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or set out popcorn and snacks and gather together for your favorite TV show or movie. Opt for a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, plush furnishings, and more.

Contact us today to book your Easter getaway in 30A!

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your spring road trip. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled spring road trip that includes activities for young and old, on water or for land lovers.

Beaches

When there’s a beach at your road trip destination, whether your 30A trip is just a few days or a couple of weeks, you will no doubt want to make time to hang out at the many beautiful beaches along 30A. Pack the cooler and your other beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach, take a walk with loved ones, or build towering sandcastles. Take a dip in the Gulf and swim or explore the underwater world. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even gather your group for a horseback ride down the beach.

Fishing

Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial day journey. Private and multi-group journeys are available. There are several experiences to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep-sea fishing. Some charter companies take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and other areas for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons. Cast a line in search of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill when you go shark fishing.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

Get wet and experience a whole other world during your spring road trip. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that take you below the shimmering blue and green waters for the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.

Escape Rooms

As one of the most popular activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. They’re a fun way to take a break from the water or to escape a rainy day while still enjoying the fun attractions of the area. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group-size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break outs, Navy SEALs, castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. You have to solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win, so quick thinking and teamwork are a must.

A 30A Trip to Dune Lakes

Add a unique experience to your list of spring road trip fun. Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. The dune lakes that form are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

Hiking

As the cool winter months fade away and the weather warms with spring, you’ll love taking advantage of the perfect weather to get out and explore. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. No matter the weather, pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.

Spring Road Trip Along 30A

Begin and end every day of your spring road trip along 30A in a vacation rental by ILove30AVacations.com. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique for them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes to fit everyone who wants a spring road trip to Florida fun. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, a private pool, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled road trip to 30A!

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. Time on the beach, taking a plunge in the Gulf of Mexico, and several other romantic activities await. Local Floridians know the best places for a romance-filled break you’ll love as much as you love each other.

Beaches

Whether you’re here for just a few days or you’ve planned a week or more of romance, you definitely want to spend plenty of time at the beach. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun! On land or sea, there’s a romantic activity for you. Sunbathe on the beach together or take a romantic sunset walk. Take a swim close to shore or explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel or SCUBA gear. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding or kayaking. You can even plan a romantic horseback ride down the beach.

Coastal Biplane

The Coastal Biplane, better known as the Spirit of 30A, was built in 2010, but reflects the timeless look and feel of a classic 1930s biplane aircraft design. The Ferrari-red colored open cockpit of the Waco YMF-5 biplane seats the pilot and two side-by-side passengers – perfect for a romantic ride for you and your love. Look down for glimpses of land and sea, and the animals that inhabit it. You can opt for a short 20-minute cruise or choose one of their packages for more time in the sky. No matter which package you choose, you’re in for a thrill you’ll never forget.

Private Catamaran Cruise

There are plenty of ways to spend time in and on the water in the towns along 30A. For some private, romantic time on the water with your sweetheart, or a private cruise with friends or other couples, soak up the sun on a daytime or sunset sail in a catamaran. You might even spot pelicans or other sea birds flying overhead, or bottlenose dolphins or manatees out for a swim. Ask about champagne or dining options aboard the vessel.

Romantic 30a Activities at Dune Lakes

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total locales around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water. They are typically brackish and dark-colored due a unique mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

Hiking

Explore the area together. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few. Take a break from the hike and stop in one of the picnic areas of the state parks and enjoy a romantic picnic for two.

Fishing

There are several experiences to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep sea fishing with just the two of you or a larger group. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and more for fly fishing. They also welcome all anglers, and some offer private and group lessons. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more.

Escape Rooms

Escape room facilities are popping up everywhere. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for you and your sweetest. It’s the perfect activity for your couples’ trip as you work together to solve the clues and break out within 60 minutes to win.

Kitchenique

Learn how to make a meal together when you try a cooking class. Kitchenique Cooking School offers cooking classes taught by some of the best local chefs. Use your skills to make a romantic meal together and savor it together.

Romance Along 30A

Begin and end every romantic day along 30A in a vacation rental by I Love 30A. Enjoy the privacy of bedrooms, private patios, or balconies. We have condos and homes up to five bedrooms, so you can plan an intimate sweetheart getaway with you and the one you love, all the way up to a couples retreat with friends. Make delicious and romantic meals in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy the meal in spacious living and dining areas. Relax in beautiful and comfortable rooms and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, and flat screen TVs family movie night.

Contact us today to start planning your trip filled with romantic 30A activities!

The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year. No matter where you choose to go in the Sunshine State, there is plenty to see and do. Choose the sunny, sandy shores of the towns along historic 30A and another layer of rest and relaxation to your Florida vacation. To make sure everything goes as planned for your summer 2022 island retreat, you’ll want to start planning well in advance. Starting now means you’ll have your pick of everything that will make your vacation great, including reservations, rentals, activities, and most importantly: where you’ll stay while you do it all.

Lower Costs

Experienced travelers know that booking travel necessities like airfare, accommodations, and admission to popular attractions secures you the best of the best items at the lowest price. Should you make last-minute bookings you may miss out on the rental property that’s right for you, or pay a premium, while those who plan in advance can take advantage of lower prices on the most sought-after homes along 30A. Lower costs may apply to other aspects of your trip, too. Airfare, vehicle rentals, attraction admission, and popular activities offer discounts to travelers who think ahead.

Priority

First come, first served is a saying popular with businesses looking to attract more customers. Arriving early often comes with perks like guaranteed admission, lower entry fees, and other special treatment only available for customers who come early. The same can be true for vacation rentals. Booking your 2022 summer getaway to the towns along 30A with I Love 30A now means you’ll have your choice of vacation rental homes so you can reserve the one that will enhance your 30A experience to the fullest.

Peace of Mind

Booking your 2022 summer vacation to the area of historic 30A now and securing reservations for your preferred vacation home means you don’t have to worry about a major part of your trip as you count down to the day you start your journey. Once you’ve secured the vacation home of your dreams, you can focus on booking the other activities and attractions that will make your summer on 30A one to remember for years to come.

Organization

Booking your vacation rental with I Love 30A for your 2022 summer getaway not only means you can focus on other trip planning to-dos, but it also means you have more time to prepare everything else. If you’ve never been to the towns along 30A, use the extra time and peace of mind to download maps of the area around your rental as well as the best routes to everything you want to see and do. Gather the things you’ll need and store them somewhere easily accessible so all you have to do is pack the car and head to the airport.

Time to Save

With everything booked and in place and down payments secured, you’ll have plenty of time to save some extra spending cash. There are bound to be impromptu adventures that require admission fees, groceries during your stay, other items not provided at your vacation rental, other incidentals, as well as some fun souvenirs.

Rentals

Travelers who book early not only have secured exactly what they want, they may end up getting a little more. Rather than having to rent, or even purchase items you won’t be taking home with you – bikes, beach equipment or sand toys, and other items not traditionally included may be included in your fees at no extra charge, just for booking early.

Get Everyone Prepared

Planning your summer 2022 30A trip well in advance means there’s plenty of time to get everyone prepared. New clothes, sandals, or bathing suits, luggage, and other large purchases can be made stress-free. You can even create personalized lists of the items each traveler needs for the duration of the trip. You’ll also have plenty of time to secure the valuables you’re not taking with you.

Book Early for 2022 Summer on 30A

When you book your summer 2022 getaway with I Love 30A, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time while you’re here. You’ll be able to design a getaway that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime. Relax and unwind after a fun-filled day with your group. Enjoy the privacy of bedrooms, private patios, or balconies. We have condos and homes up to five bedrooms so everyone can stay enjoy the summer. Prepare a meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the dining area, or in a private outdoor space like a patio or balcony. Opt for a premium unit for perks like double ovens, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, a private pool, and more. Include everyone this summer by asking about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.

Contact us today to book your summer 2022 getaway on 30A!

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. Add some Christmas cheer to your Florida getaway this year and take a break during the Christmas season. You’ll want to make time to take a stroll on the beach or bask in the sun and work and your tan at the many beaches along historic Route 30A. From indoor fun like shopping, theater productions, bowling and more to outdoor activities like light displays and waterfront fun, every member of your group will have no trouble finding something to do on a vacation along 30A this Christmas.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Make your way over to Seaside for a holiday show to remember. In front of the Seaside Post Office will be performances of Every Christmas Story Ever Told by the Repertory Theater. Show dates are December 10-12 and December 17-23. All shows are at 11 a.m.

30A Farmer’s Market

If you’re looking for some last-minute gifts or just want to see local offerings, many towns along historic Route 30A offer farmer’s market events each weekend in the month of December. You’ll find local foods, arts, crafts, and more to make your Christmas season merry and bright.

12 Nights of Lights

Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this December leading up to Christmas will twinkle and glow with lights at the Village of Baytowne Warf. It’s part of a special holiday multi-day edition of the area’s Wednesday Night Concert Series. There are three shows each day on the Village tree at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Christmas 30A Dinner

Choose from one of the many restaurants along Scenic Route 30A for your holiday meal with all the trimmings. Some offer Christmas Eve meals while others offer Christmas Day meals. There may even be live music and other activities available nearby. Call about reservations and the availability of take out our delivery if you’d like to avoid the crowds.

Indoor Fun

If the weather is a bit cool for you, or you’d rather stay out of the sun for a while, consider the many offerings along 30A for indoor fun and holiday cheer. Visit the Man in the Sea Museum or be amazed at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Challenge your friends or family and head to Rockit Lanes in search of the perfect 300 score. Get lost, compete at laser tag with your group, or test your spy skills with the laser challenge at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. There are plenty of indoor activities to make time fly and give everyone in the group a good time throughout your Christmas vacation along 30A.

Emerald Coast Science Center

Take a break from the Christmas activities and slip in a little educational fun. A visit to the Emerald Coast Science Center this Christmas will keep everyone happy, busy, and exploring science through fun and interactive exhibits. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits to enjoy and explore, like interactive robotic units, engineering, physics, electricity, color, light, sound, and so much more. Learn about space, the Emerald Coast ecosystem, conduct an experiment in the lab or make a creation of your own in the makerspace. Step outside to the center’s marine exhibit – an exhibit in a boat that shows you just what it takes to keep a craft afloat, how on-board radio communication is possible, and the engineering behind boat building. Stay outside and stop by the Dino Dig Pit to discover something of mammoth proportions.

New Year’s Eve

If you’ll also be ringing in the New Year during your 30A Christmas getaway, the many towns along the route will be celebrating the beginning of 2022 in style. Many restaurants and bars will be offering special meals, activities, and more as they count down the minutes until the New Year.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Experience the miracle of Christmas at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company in Miramar Beach during your Christmas vacation. The theater will be presenting the show as a “live radio play” of the popular tale of “Miracle on 34th Street” musical complete with live Foley effects and a score that includes a wide range of Christmas carols.

Christmastime Activities Along 30A

Begin and end every day of relaxation or adventure this Christmas season in a vacation rental by ILove30Avacations.com. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, as well as outdoor spaces like private patios or balconies. We have condos and homes up to five bedrooms so everyone can stay and play this Christmas in the warm Florida sun. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens loaded with all the tools you’ll need to create the Christmas feast or another home-cooked meal. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, wood floors, and flat screen TVs.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas 30A trip of a lifetime!

A trip to 30A is always a delight, but those that head this direction over Thanksgiving are sure to make memories that last a lifetime. The following are just a few ideas to add to the itinerary when you’re looking to enjoy a Thanksgiving that’s one-of-a-kind in 2021!

Join the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races on November 25th

If you’re the type of holiday traveler that loves the idea of working off all those extra calories you’ve earned during a savory Thanksgiving dinner, then participating in the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races is sure to be for you! The races are off at 7:30 am on November 25th in Santa Rosa Beach and promise to be a fun and healthy activity for guests of all ages to enjoy. This even can be enjoyed as a 10K, 5K or 1-mile experience. Each version of the race can be run or walked according to preferences but no matter how it’s approached, participants can feel great about their efforts. Proceeds from the race go to local non-profits that focus on improving health and wellness across 30A all year long. If you choose to participate in this race, you’ll enjoy access to some fun post-race events and prizes as well. It’s an event well worth checking out while you’re in town this Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the Red Bar Jazz Band

For the Thanksgiving traveler to 30A who also happen to be a music enthusiast, you can get your fill at Red Bar if you head over around 5:30 pm on November 25th. This is when the Red Bar Jazz Band takes to the stage in style and invites guests from near and far to come and enjoy their musical stylings. Red Bar is located at 70 Hotz Avenue in Grayton Beach and is happy to serve up savory drinks, burgers, and fries as the perfect pairing with musical entertainment. No matter what you order up, your ears will thank you for this experience.

Try Karaoke at AJ’s

If you’d rather be the entertainment rather than observe the entertainment, a 30a Thanksgiving karaoke session might be just what you’ve been looking for. Fortunately, you can find it with ease on November 25th starting at 9:00 pm if you swing by AJ’s Grayton Beach. Karaoke Thursdays has become a thing to be looked forward to at this eatery, and new guests are always welcome to put their skills to the test on stage! Pick your favorite song, grab your favorite drink and enjoy a Thanksgiving done just your style in 30A.

Savor Tim Creehan’s Thanksgiving Dinner at Cuvee 30A

For many people, a Thanksgiving trip anywhere in the world just wouldn’t be the same without a mouthwatering meal included and travels to 30A are no exception to that rule. That’s what makes enjoying Tim Creehan’s Thanksgiving dinner at Cuvee 30A such a treat! This elegant and welcoming restaurant is opening its kitchen to Chef Tim Creehan on November 25th much to the delight of culinary enthusiasts who will be in the area. This will be a family-style formal dinner available to those looking forward to a palate-pleasing Thanksgiving moment who have a reservation. It’s $89.00 for adults to enjoy this dining experience and $49.99 for those 10 and under. Making an early reservation is highly recommended as this experience is one that tends to fill up quickly year after year! With a reservation firmly in place, guests will be able to enjoy everything from Louisiana fried turkey, side dishes and even a special dessert in a setting that’s luxurious and welcoming at every turn. Cuvee 30A is located at 12805 US-98 D101 at Inlet Beach.

Dine at Café 30A

If you’re on the hunt for a Thanksgiving meal that’s a bit more laid back but just as delicious, head over to Café 30A while you’re in town this holiday season. Between noon and 4:00 pm on Thanksgiving, the café will be serving up four course options that include all of those traditional Thanksgiving favorites include turkey, salmon, filet mignon, and cranberry sauce too. It’s $55 for adults to enjoy this meal and $20 for kids. Before you go, you’re going to want to be sure to grab a take-away pie which puts a sweet touch on the end of your Thanksgiving experience in 30A. Café 30A is located at 3899 E. County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.

Enjoy a Home-Cooked Meal in Your Vacation Rental

Of course, for those travelers that just can’t go without a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, booking a vacation rental through I love 30A that includes a fully equipped kitchen on-site gives you the option with ease. These culinary spaces are frequently outfitted with spacious counters, modern appliances, and cabinets stocked with cookware, helping guests bring together their favorite dishes in no time at all. Gather around the dining room table to enjoy the meal or head outside and make it an alfresco Thanksgiving moment because after all, you’re in Florida this year!

Book a 30a Thanksgiving Stay Today

When you’re ready to enjoy the best of 30A, the team at I Love 30A has the accommodations you need. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions, even for your fall and Halloween holiday. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll on the beach or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or water activities in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Don’t forget to check out the many local fall and Halloween events as part of your Florida fall fun.

Pumpkin Patch Opening

What better way to celebrate fall and Halloween in 30A than at a pumpkin patch opening? If you’re here in early October, you’ll be able to do just that. The patch at Camp Helen State Park opens to a festival full of fun like a straw maze, trail bingo, kayak and SUP rentals, scarecrow row and much more. After the opening, come back any day of the week to pick your pumpkin – all the way up to October 31, or until supplies run out. Visit the patch from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays for hay rides, games, contests, music, crafts, and more. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic and settle in on October 23 at 6:30 for a showing of Hocus Pocus. The movie starts at sunset and is free to the public. The grand opening festival is Saturday, October 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Witch Ride

The towns along scenic 30A can always be accessed by car, but a walk or bike ride is a fun way to see each locale and get a little exercise while you’re at it. Take part in the annual Witch Ride and put your pedals to work for a cause. The Witches of South Walton are hosting the events on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. Participate in the traditional Founders Ride from 7-8 a.m. or Bluewater Ride from 8-9 a.m. on October 29 with the Gathering Brunch to follow. Hop on your bike for the Sunset Ride from 5:30-6:15 p.m. or new Watersound Ride 5-6 p.m., also on October 29. Wrap up with the Goblin Ride on the 30th from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will also be raffles, a silent auction, and a witch contest to determine which witch is the best. The ride benefits Healthy Happy Kids.

Destin Commons Halloween Haunt

Celebrate Halloween early with a spooky party at Destin Commons shopping center. The event features creepy crafts for the kids, fantasy Halloween face painting, trick-or-treating at participating stores, and a costume contest. Your furry friend is welcome too, so if they made the trip with you dress them in their Halloween best along with the kids. The party is Friday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat This Halloween in 30A

On the spookiest night of all – October 31 – dress in your scariest Halloween costume and get ready to yell “trick-or-treat!” Communities along 30A are hosting trick-or-treat fun. Collect treats from 4-6 p.m. at Trick or Treat Seaside, or 6-7:45 p.m. at Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne Warf. Other communities have yet to announce trick or treat events and guidelines.

Farmers Markets

Fall is the perfect time for farmers markets, and the beach towns along 30A are no exception. Most take place on the weekends, but other towns hold theirs during the week. Score fresh produce as well as other fresh and handmade products.

Boos & Booze

This event at Harborwalk Village is Halloween fun adult-style. Put on your spookiest costume and head to Harborwalk for the scariest pub-crawl you can imagine. The night features craft cocktails and good food from Village restaurants, live music, and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to cap off the night. Make a donation to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society and receive your bingo card – featuring spooky drink specials. Complete a row on your card by 9:30 to win raffle prizes. The event takes place Friday, October 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration for the costume contest starts at 10 p.m.

Halloween Fun Along 30A

Begin and end every day of your fall and Halloween respite in a vacation rental by ILove30AVacations.com. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a Halloween vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes for a Halloween reunion. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, private pools, wood floors, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled Halloween trip to 30A!