30a Guide for the Family


Along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30-A, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. With gorgeous beach spots, mouthwatering food options and, epic activities, we guarantee with our 30a Guide your next family vacation will be one for the books.  

Where to Play:

1. The Beach: This stretch of the Emerald Coast has no shortage of beach accesses where you and the family can swim and relax all day long.  

2. The Hub on 30a: Listen to world-class music and let the kids run and play! Make sure to check out what is being featured on the big-screen during your stay, there are always sporting events and family movies! 

3. SurfSup : Rent a paddle board and soak up the sun as you glide through the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You can also setup surf lessons, how cool?! 

4. Gulf Place: This central plaza has an array of locally owned gift shops, restaurants and a huge green lawn where they host live bands. It’s the perfect place to hang out throughout the day. 

5. 30a Bike Rentals: Take a bike ride down the Timpoochee Trail! As you ride, you’ll experience the areas rare dune lakes unique to the 30a destination.   

Where to Eat:

1. Seaside Food Trucks: Centrally located in Seaside, this strip of food trucks will satisfy the taste buds of the entire family. From Meltdown on 30a (classic and not so classic grilled cheese sandwiches) to Barefoot BBQ (hormone and steroid-free homemade bbq) there is something for everyone.  

2. Charlie’s Donuts: This donut truck is the kind you get up and stand in line at 6:00 a.m. for. Each donut has one-of-a-kind flavors and is made from scratch daily. This a must-try during your vacation. 

3. Chiringo: A super fun restaurant that is walking distance to the beach. With cornhole, outdoor music and fresh ingredients, you’ll see why this is a local hot spot. 

4. Stinky’s Fish Camp: Don’t let the name fool you, this restaurant has some of the very best gulf-to-table seafood along 30a.  

5. Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar: There is nothing like a slice of pizza from Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar! With authentic neapolitan wood-fired pizza and housemade pastas, you’ll see why they say good food is all in the details.  

*Photo credit: seasidefl.com  

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019