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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!

Heading towards Florida’s scenic 30A is an exciting and meaningful adventure any time of year you can get away from the hustle and bustle of life to enjoy the fun. That said, there’s something special about a fall trip when the weather takes a turn for the milder and the crowds are a bit less intense. When you’re looking forward to making the most of every moment of your getaway, the following are just a few of our favorite fall activities on 30A to be sure to add to the must-try list!

Visit Fonville Park in Alys Beach

You may not encounter the vibrant changing leaves in 30A that you would elsewhere in the country this time of year, but you can expect milder weather which makes time at Fonville Park in Alys Beach that much more thrilling! Green spaces, and the beauty of nature are on full display for those who are looking forward to connecting with the great outdoors during a fall adventure this direction. In general, Fonville Park is recognized as one of the original Alys Beach parks, giving it some historical relevance that locals and visitors alike will love. If you’re visiting 30A with the entire family in tow, this is a great place to bring the kids who might have some excess energy to burn. It’s also well-suited to the adults who are looking forward to scenic surroundings. As a family, you’ll want to be sure to climb the central hill that the park hosts following the easy-to-navigate pathway. At the summit of the hill, you’re treated to a wonderful view of the town and coastal terrain below. It’s a fun place to take photos, relax, or unwind in style. An activity that’s perfectly suited for fall weather!

Have a Grayton Beach Bonfire

Year-round, Grayton Beach is a 30A favorite stop but there’s just something about that milder fall weather that makes it that much more appealing when you’re an autumn traveler. At Grayton Beach, time on the water is always a thrill but the fun can continue when the sun goes down if you think ahead and book a bonfire experience with the team at 30A Bonfires at the Beach. This group will help you get all set up for a bonfire at the location of your choosing. They’ll have the permit you need and the goodies you’ll count on to make it a s’mores and stars kind of fall evening. Gather your family and friends around the beach bonfire and enjoy a fall moment on 30A you won’t soon forget!

Fantastic Fishing Charters

Fall in Florida still offers up plenty of options for spending time in the great outdoors. For angling enthusiasts, this means that 30A is ideal for casting a line when you make your way here in autumn. If you’re an independent angler, there are plenty of opportunities to rent a vessel and hit the waves at your own pace. If you’re looking for a more guided experience, 30A Fishing Charters can always help. These professionals have everything you need to maximize your fishing fun and are ready and waiting with instructions if it’s your first time out. They’ll show you where to go to get a bite and point out other amazing sights along the way as well.

Sunsets in Seaside

Many travelers profess with passion that sunsets along 30A are more vivid in the fall season, and there’s a good chance they’re right—but you should definitely check it out for yourself! Pair two fun viewing options when you’re in the area by making Seaside your sunset viewing stop for a day. This charming town is designed around an architectural style known as New Urbanism. Here, visitors can walk along cobblestone streets past pastel-front homes complete with white picket fences. The coastline is dotted with delightful pavilions and it’s from one of these that the sunset can be enjoyed. Bring your camera and your sense of admiration and adventure. It promises to be a colorful moment.

Grab at Fall Coffee at Seaside Coffee Roasters Between Activities on 30A

There’s perhaps nothing more quintessentially fall than taking time to sip a savory coffee and notice a little bit of chill in the air. While you might not have much of a chill along 30A this time of year, you can certainly find the flavor! Head over to Seaside Coffee Roasters on N. Holladay Drive in Seaside and take a seat within its charming and welcoming parameters. Whether you order up a cappuccino or a seasonal flavor favorite, you’re sure to be inspired by the palate-pleasing moment that asks you only to indulge. Cheers to your fall getaway!

Book Your 30A Getaway Today

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the very best of a 30A-bound getaway. When you’re ready to book accommodations that keep you close to the fun and living in Florida style, the team at I love 30A is here to help! Reach out today to learn more about our many options.

Life gets busy and when you need a break, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than Florida’s very own 30A. This scenic stretch of highway is known and loved by travelers from across the map with good reason! From the sugar-white beaches to the beckoning blue waves, you don’t have to look far to find reasons to linger. 30A is also a terrific place to set your travel sights when you’re a person with a passion for captivating culinary moments. The following are just a few of the many casual dining spots that 30A has to offer. Be sure to put them towards the top of your must-try 30A dining list to give your experience the fun and savory edge it deserves!

Cowgirl Kitchen

Taking time out of a busy schedule to explore and enjoy the best of 30A promises to be a treat. Between the beach hopping, shopping, and discovering of new places, you’re bound to work up an appetite too while you’re here. Fortunately, 30A hosts a variety of delicious dining stops to check out and Cowgirl Kitchen is just the place to be if you’re looking for a fun and no-frills eatery that comes complete with an impressive menu! Situated at 54 Main Street in Rosemary Beach, Cowgirl Kitchen serves up everything from sandwiches and salads to tasty tacos and pizza too! Every plate ordered here can be paired with a savory handcrafted cocktail, wine, or craft beer upon request. Whether you take a seat in the main dining room or opt for the fresh-air patio, Cowgirl Kitchen promises to please. Cowgirl Kitchen opens up to the dining public beginning at 7:30 am daily!

Pizza by the Sea

When you’ve enjoyed an amazing day of 30A fun and you have a craving to curb, a stop at Pizza by the Sea is a one-stop shop for savory flavors and satisfying options! This well-loved pizza hangout is a casual and welcoming place to bring the whole family whether you’re looking forward to enjoying traditional pizza favorites or prefer to build your own pizza instead. Pizza by the Sea can be found in Miramar Beach, Watercolor, and Seacrest alike. If you happen to be traveling through with little ones in tow, Pizza by the Sea offers up access to a full kids’ menu complete with spaghetti, meatball, and personalized pizza size options to enjoy.

Amici 30A Italian Kitchen

If your 30A getaway brings you to Rosemary Beach, and you can’t resist the urge to enjoy a delicious Italian dinner, heading over to Amici 30A Italian Kitchen is a choice that promises to please the palate. Amici 30A Italian Kitchen is located at 12805 US-98 and is open to the dining public daily between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Those who choose to dine at Amici 30A Italian Kitchen will find a warm and welcoming ambiance waiting to greet them as well as a menu that features everything from spaghetti and pizza to ravioli, penne, and a variety of other pasta options too! Pair your plate with a glass of Italian wine and settle in for a night of good conversation and equally intriguing fare.

30A Dining at Shades Bar & Grill at Inlet Beach

If Inlet Beach happens to be your 30A hangout for the day and you’re looking for a local destination where you can kick back and savor the sights alongside great menu selections, Shades Bar & Grill has you covered. Located at 10952 E. County Highway 30A, Shades Bar & Grill is open daily between 11:00 am and 1:00 am, making it the ultimate all-hours stop when you have hunger pangs to deal with. The menu at Shades Bar & Grill showcases options like jambalaya and salmon to seared redfish and fried shrimp. Tacos and burgers are also readily available upon request while a variety of salads make it easy to find a selection when you’re looking to dine light as well. Whether you go with the flatbread or the chicken wings, you’ll want to be sure to order up a mouthwatering dessert option before you head out. The dessert menu at Shades Bar & Grill highlights yummy treats like Snickers Pie and Cheesecake just to name a few. Swinging by as part of the late-night crowd? Feel free to order up from the specialized after-hours menu which includes queso dip, tuna dip, and nachos alike!

Book Your 30A Adventure Today

There’s never been a better time to head to 30A and enjoy the best this scenic destination has to offer. Knowing you’ve booked a beautiful and luxurious vacation rental that keeps you close to the fun only makes the experience that much better! Reach out to the team at I Love 30A today to learn more about our impressive portfolio of property options to choose from. We’re here to make every stay a customized experience and we can’t wait to welcome you to the sunny Emerald Coast soon!

The beauty of a rainy day is something that most travelers overlook as they focus on all the things they cannot do, but during your time on 30A you will learn to look at things differently as you see things from our eyes. We take our time going places understanding the journey is just as important as the destination, sunsets are cause for celebration as we stop what we are doing to watch the fiery orb fall into the Gulf in a blaze of color, and when the skies darken and the clouds move in we adjust our plans, knowing the rainbows that come after will be worth the disruptions! This guide to rainy day activities on 30A will ensure that every minute of your Florida getaway spent in one of our I Love 30A rentals will be filled with memories you will never forget!

Explore Your Artistic Side With These Activities on 30A

Artists are drawn to the beauty of 30A and while you can fill your hours exploring the galleries filled with their masterpieces, why not take a couple of hours and create your own piece of art? Keep the beach close as you recreate the white sands and turquoise waters on a piece of canvas, but instead of using paint, pastels, or pen and ink, your material of choice will be pieces of glass! The Shard Shop, located at 26 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach, is a mecca of colored glass, and when you gather round the communal table with new friends, a piece of canvas, and the pattern of your choice, the hardest part of the experience will be choosing the colors that will make your magical masterpiece come to life!

Discover Your Joy

Even as the rain falls, one of the greatest luxuries of the 30A lifestyle is a simple walk along the shore’s edge. Slip out of your flip flops, lift your face to the cool refreshing drops, and enjoy the adult version of jumping in mud puddles! As long as there is no lightning, a walk in the rain offers a peaceful joy that speaks to your heart and if you are accompanied by the love of your life as you wander along white sand beaches, the experience will be one that will remain etched in your soul forever.

Take Time for You

As we spend our lives taking care of others, we often forget the importance of taking care of ourselves, and perhaps Mother Nature is using the rain as a gentle nudge towards remembering. Taking time for you refreshes your soul and can be accomplished with a trip to one of the many Day Spas dotting the landscape of 30A! Dream Day Spa, 8406 Panama City Beach Parkway Suite A in Panama City Beach offers a variety of services all dedicated to making your day brighter, no matter how gloomy and gray it is outside! Choose any of their packages and walk out feeling as if you found the fountain of youth; Dream’s Deluxe Anti Aging Spa Day will pamper you from head to toe, but any of their services are bound to change your world!

Culinary Adventures

A good meal can brighten up even the darkest of days, and as you probably have already figured out, 30A is lined with restaurants that will make your taste buds stand up and take notice! 2021 has been good to the unusually named Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar, located at 1875 S County Highway 393, as they have just been awarded the Best Casual Dining award for the South Walton area! Offering seafood dishes you will dream about when you return to real life, a full bar where rum runners most often win popularity contests, and a patio that faces the sea, this spot is one of our favorites, even when we are forced to sit inside to stay out of the elements!

Read a Book

How long has it been since you have had the chance to sit down and read a book from cover to cover? Book lovers often carry their eBooks with them everywhere they go, snatching spare moments here and there to eagerly gobble up the words of their favorite authors, but reading a real book, with covers and pages and that indescribable smell of ink, has gone by the wayside. Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Seaside, however, is determined to change all of that, offering a two-story building with covered patios on both levels where you can browse and read to your heart’s content! Lose yourself in the words written by the world’s greatest storytellers, surrounded by other book nerds as the rain falls, the thunder rolls, and lightning flashes all around. Life doesn’t get any better than this!

The Simple Pleasures

However you choose to fill the hours of this beautiful rainy day, spending your nights wrapped in the comforts found in your I Love 30A Florida sanctuary promises to offer the simple pleasures you will treasure forever! Reserve your stay today!

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 4th of July escape. You’ll enjoy patriotic activities as well as time on the beach, in the water, and wherever adventure takes you. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled 4th of July break—they head to 30A, as you should as well!

Seaside Stars & Stripes Spectacular Fireworks

Once the last note from the pops concert that precedes it fades away, the town of Seaside lights up the sky over the Gulf of Mexico. The show starts at 9 p.m., directly after the concert. If you were at the concert, your seats near the Seaside Amphitheater are some of the best in the house. 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.

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 group and head to Destin Harbor to watch the show that is set off from West Jetties Beach. The 15-minute show is best viewed from Norriego Point or the boardwalk. Parking is limited, so you’re advised to arrive early to claim your spot. 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 this light extravaganza. The show is billed as the only one in the area to be set off directly on the Gulf of Mexico beach. The show lasts about ten minutes and is visible from anywhere on the surrounding beaches, and you can even get near the launch spot. The show starts at 9 p.m.</p.

Fort Walton Beach July 4th Fireworks

Another great spot for 4th of July fireworks 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 the country. 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, are a patriotic end to the evening. The show is over the water between the Village and Baytowne Marina, and the soundtrack can be heard throughout the Village. 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 on the 4th. The Red, White, and Baytowne event includes live music, face painting, crafts, balloon sculpting, and much more. There are concerts on the main stage all day long for your enjoyment. The event is from 6 to 9:15 p.m.

Stars & Stripes Spectacular Concert

Head to Seaside for a pops concert presented by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra on the Amphitheater stage. They’ll be playing 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.

South Walton 4th of July Parade

Head to Seaside 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.

30A 4th of July Fun

Begin and end every day of your 30A 4th of July respite in a vacation rental by I Love 30A Vacations. 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. 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, private pool, and more.

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

Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal place for a break no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. 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, working on your tan, and swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico or another fun-in-the-sun activity. Floridians know the best attractions and activities along 30A to enjoy a fun-filled break that includes activities for young and old, on water or for land lovers.

Pirate Cruise

Join Captain “Fearless” Phil and the rest of his crew aboard the Sea Dragon for a swashbuckling good time! You’ll experience the sea as the pirates did on a two-hour cruise full of fun for the whole family. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of dolphins, manatees, sting rays, and more while you listen to music and enjoy all of the pirate fun. Pirate booty including cold drinks, snacks, t-shirts, and more will be available on board during the event. Watch the kids marvel at learning to sword fight or read a treasure map. They’ll also enjoy face painting, pirate tattoos, and firing the “Kid Cannon,” in addition to many other activities that take place throughout the ship.

Fishing

This is one of the easiest and most fun activities for your whole group on a Florida getaway. Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement to enjoy, and many fishing charter companies offer full-day or partial-day journeys. There are several experiences 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 hot spots for fly fishing. Young anglers are welcome, and many offer lessons for the first timers of the group. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill with shark fishing.

Snorkel and Scuba Tours

There are many companies along 30A that offer tours to extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green waters for the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species as you explore the undersea world. Ask about daytime or sunset 30A tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out to the many great snorkel and scuba spots on your own.

Airboat Tour with 30A Airboat Adventures

Fly across the Florida waters on a one-of-a-kind airboat tour with 30A Airboat Adventures. Cut through the serene landscape and spot wildlife on the Choctawhatchee River, third-largest river in Florida, in terms of water volume discharged. Bring your camera, sun protection, and an extra layer or light jacket to combat the wind generated by the fan. The experience is family-friendly and there are no age limitations, but parents should consider the safety of their little ones before booking.

Coastal Biplane

The Coastal Biplane, better known as the Spirit of 30A, was built in 2010. Despite the modern build, it 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 sweetest. See Fort Walton Beach and the surrounding area as the birds do. 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. For some private, romantic time on the water with your sweetheart, or a private cruise for you and your group without other riders, soak up the sun and enjoy of a private cruise. Embark 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.

30A Tours and Experiences

Begin and end every day of your respite in a vacation rental by I Love 30A Vacations. 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 small family or sweetheart getaway all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes for a family reunion. 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, private pool, and more.

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