In the spirit of 30, I bring you a list of 30 things to do in the curated, Florida beach towns along 30A in the Winter!
The beach is a great escape for those who are travelling from below-freezing temperatures, but navigating your vacation can be a bit tricky in those sea-side towns that thrive on seasonal tourism. For all of you who love the beaches along 30A, don’t let those winter months fool you- there’s still plenty to do!
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite things, including food, drinks, outdoor activities, shopping, and those classic 30A stops and events you don’t want to miss.
For the Early Birds
Stop by Cafe Thirty-A for 2-for-1 entrees between 5 and 6 pm. Reservations only.
For the Sweet Tooth
Go to Charlie’s Donut & Yogurt Truck for a sweet treat. Open until noon or sold out!
Warm up from the cooler temperatures with some hearty biscuits and bacon from The Perfect Pig.
Sleep in and head over for a farm-to-table brunch at the Pearl Hotel.
For Happy Hour
Surfing Deer offers an excellent selection of foods to compliment your cocktails from from 5 – 6:30 pm at the bar.
For Live Music
Head over to Red Bar to enjoy some laid back, boho vibes and live music while you dine.
For the Coffee Lover
Wake up with a a cup of joe from Amavida Coffee.
For the Happy Hour
Post up at the Whiskey Bravo bars for the “723” Happy Hour.
$7 Apps, $2 off Beer & Mixed Drinks, $3 off all Wines by the glass.
For the View
Sit atop Bud & Alley’s Roof Deck Bar for the panoramic ocean view.
For the Health Nut
Need a quick boost? Enjoy some organic juice and other “healthy fixins” from the Raw & Juicy air stream.
For the Wino
If you love a good tasting room/bottle shop combo, stop by Neat in Alys Beach.
For the Night Owls
Not ready to go home yet? Visit AJ’s Grayton Beach. They’re open until 2 am!
For a Sunset Beach View
Cozy up with some friends and roast smores at sunset by a bonfire from 30A Blaze.
For Some Scenic Exercise
Rent bikes and joy the vibes of the Florida coast as you pedal from destination to destination.
For the Animal Lover
Enjoy the forests by horseback riding with Arnett’s Gulfside Farm & Stables through some beautiful guided trails.
For Sunday Mornings
Stop by the 30 A Farmer’s Market and support some local vendors. Open Sundays year round from 9 am- 1 pm.
Pick a warmer weekend and let Fancy Camps pitch you a luxury tent- queen bed included!
For the Foot Trails
Visit Grayton Beach State Park and hop on one of the trails to enjoy the dunes, wildlife and coastline.
For the Love of Vintage
Shop for earth-friendly, vintage-inspired goods at The Mercantile.
For the Book Worm
Need a novel for the beach or some cozy bookstore vibes? Swing over to Sundog Books.
For Open Air Shopping
Enjoy some fresh air while sifting through the fashionable, relaxed clothing of Perspicasity.
For Some Casual Class
Stop by Willow + Woods boutique to shop fashion needs for both men and women.
Get some classic Seaside gear at The Seaside Style.
For Contemporary Style
Need something classic and practical that still makes them double take? Check out the looks at Fashionably Late.
For the Music Lover
Get tickets to the 30A Songwriters Festival to enjoy live music throughout different venues along 30A.
For Gourmet Groceries
Check out Modica Market for Seaside’s eclectic gourmet grocery store.
For the Ice Cream Lover
Enjoy some of the best ice cream in Seaside over at Dawson’s Yogurt & Fudgeworks.
For a Little Bit of Everything
If you’re in the mood for a little bit of everything, check out The Hub. They’ve got food, live music, and shopping all in one convenient location. They’re closed for a chunk of the winter season so you’ll want to be sure to check their calendar.
For Fresh Sea Food
Stop by Goatfeathers restaurant or market to enjoy some fresh seafood and homemade sauces.
“Live your flavor” cool off with popsicles from 30A Pop Stop.