Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re in need of a break. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your fall 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.


No matter how long your fall trip to the beaches of 30A lasts, spending time at those beautiful beaches should be at the top of your list of activities. Pack up the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or at sea. Sunbathe or take a walk or run on the beach for some exercise. Take a dip in the cooling waters Gulf, for a swim, or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Try something new with a lesson, or if you’re confident in your skills, rent some gear for activities like stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even take a ride on horseback down the beach.

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 to the mix of salt and freshwater sources. Enjoy a different water experience this fall when you rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, or purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license. You can also choose to just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

Fishing This Fall on 30A

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 during your fall trip to 30A, including inshore, nearshore, and the adrenaline-pumping deep-sea fishing adventure. 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 you can rent gear for a solitary time. Cast a line in search of your next meal and hope to cook up redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask about other excursions like night fishing or add an extra thrill with shark fishing. Don’t forget to secure a Florida fishing license before heading out, especially if you plan to fish the dune lakes, which require a combo freshwater/saltwater license.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

The glistening waters of the Gulf are a wondrous place to explore any time of year. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours during your fall adventure that extends your nature and wildlife adventures 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. There are daytime or sunset tours available from many companies, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.


As temperatures start to cool as fall approaches, those who love the great outdoors will want to spend some time hiking the trails. Historic 30A is dotted with state parks and hiking trails offering hours of outdoor fun this fall on 30A. 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 bears, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.

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 sun and into the air conditioning to test your logic 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 many others that give your brain a workout. Solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win!

Fun Fall 30A Adventures

Begin and end every day of your fall 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 a small condo all the way up to a five-bedroom single-family home! 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 fall trip to 30A!