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16 Apr 2019
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Spring is here to stay, which means beach season has also arrived. When picking a destination for you and your family, the white sandy beaches of 30A are an obvious choice as sun, sand, and surf are a much-needed treat post-winter blues! Though the beach is the main draw in booking a 30A vacation, there are also many other fun activities that will keep your crew entertained while you’re here. Here are a few of our favorites of the moment.


Bike Riding

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again- bike riding is an absolute must for your stay! Taking a ride down Highway 30A is the safest and easiest spot to bike, as it’s parallel to the beach and has a paved sidewalk that runs between towns. Each of our cottages come with bikes included in your vacation rental, but if you need more we can help you with that too!


Ice Cream & Snow Cones

This is one that parents and kids alike will be excited about. After a long day in the sun, nothing hits the spot quite like a refreshing sweet treat! Though there are a plethora of dessert spots in each town, some of our favorites are FrostBites (teens love the T-Shirts!), Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, The Sugar Shak, and Dawson’s Yogurt and Fudge Works.



From cute mom & pop gift shops to bookstores, outlets and artwork - 30A has it all when it comes to shopping. Each town definitely has its own area to shop, so we’ll make it nice and easy for you and split up our recommendations by community.


Santa Rosa Beach: Gulf Place Shopping

Grayton Beach: Shops of Grayton

Rosemary Beach: Merchants of Rosemary

WaterColor: WaterColor Merchants

Seaside: Merchants of Seaside

Inlet Beach: 30Avenue

Seacrest Beach: Merchants of Seacrest Beach

Outlets (A Simon Mall): Silver Sands Premium Outlets


From outdoor activities to shopping expeditions, the communities along 30A really do have it all. These are just a few of our favorite options for keeping the family entertained- though there are many, many others we could have listed. For a more extensive list of our favorites- ranging from fishing charters to restaurant recommendations- visit our blog and for the best vacation rentals, book with 30A Cottages and Concierge! Book today!