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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!