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!