Sometimes you need a getaway without going too far from home. There may be reasons you need to stay close, or it was just a spur-of-the-moment decision for a change of scenery. No matter why you want to getaway from your daily surroundings, there are plenty of things to do that aren’t too far from the place you call home. Here is what you need to know about a Florida staycation in 30A!
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Many people who live near the beach say they’ll get to the beach a lot more often than they actually do. Unless you have a beachfront home where you’re just a stone’s throw from the water, packing up and heading out can often be more of a chore than a break. Pack everything and everyone up for a few days along 30A and its beautiful beaches. Lounge in the sun, take a walk on the beach, or splash in the waves of the Gulf. You can even take lessons for activities like paddleboarding and kayaking.
Indulge the kids and the kid in you without going far from home. Join Captain “Fearless” Phil and the rest of his crew aboard the Sea Dragon for a swashbuckling good time along 30A! You’ll experience the sea as the pirates of old did on a two-hour cruise full of fun for the whole family. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of dolphins, manatees, sting rays, and more while you listen to music and enjoy all of the pirate fun. Plenty of pirate booty like cold drinks, snacks, t-shirts, and more will be available on board during the sail. The kids will love learning to sword fight or read a treasure map. They’ll also enjoy face painting, pirate tattoos, and firing the “Kid Cannon,” in addition to the many other activities that take place throughout the ship.
Snorkel and SCUBA Tours
Many peoplle head to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and sand castle-building. Ensure you have one of the best staycations in Florida by taking some time to tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that allow you to experience the wold below the waves. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, manatees, rays, sea turtles, a variety of fish species, and even sharks can be seen. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own. Make sure you’re SCUBA certified before going it alone.
As one of the most popular activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up everywhere, including along 30A. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group-size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. There are themes like death row break outs, Navy SEALs, castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. You’ll have 60 minutes to solve all the clues and break out to win, so quick thinking and teamwork are a must.
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 dune lakes that are formed are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due to a mix of saltwater and freshwater sources. Make one of the dune lakes of 30A a part of your Florida staycation, and rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.
While you can likely hike in many areas near home or further afield, there’s nothing like the scenery and environment you’ll experience along the trails of 30A. The area around the historic route is dotted with state parks and hiking trails that offer hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, just to name a few.
Staycation Fun Along 30A
You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience Florida fun and adventure while sticking close to home. While you’re planning everything to make your vacation the best it can be, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Girls. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to eight bedrooms for a large group staycation adventure! You’ll have access to private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Units have fully-equipped kitchen, then relax in an open living area. For a luxury staycation, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat screen TVs, and more to make your stay one you’ll never forget.
Contact us today to start planning the best staycations in Florida and visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!