Did someone say, “Happy Hour”?
I’ll Cheers to that…
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of raising your glass and saying “CHEERS”, “PROST” or “SALUD” comes from? Well curious minds at 30A Beach Girls wanted to know and now you will too.
According to some historians, this tradition goes back to medieval times when apparently poisoning your enemy was commonplace. One way to be sure that the person you were drinking with had no ill intentions, was to combine a portion of your drink. They did this by clinking their glasses together so vigorously that the contents of each sloshed together. If there was poison in either cup/glass, then both would be doomed. Thankfully times have changed. Nowadays, people bring their glasses together for many reasons, not just grand events. And if you are like me, there’s always a good reason to raise your glass and say “Cheers!” especially on a 30A vacation.
Here’s a list of some food and drinking establishments that you’ll definitely want to visit while you’re here and check out their Happy Hour Specials too!
Shunk Gulley (Gulf Place)- https://www.shunkgulley.com/
Johnny McTighes Irish Pub (Blue Mountain) – https://johnnymctighes.com/
Beach Camp Brew Pub (Grayton Beach)- https://www.beachcampbeer.com/
Growlers Garage (Gulf Place) – https://growlergarage30a.com/
Local Catch Bar and Grill (Gulf Place) – http://www.localcatch30a.com/
Red Bar (Grayton)- https://www.theredbar.com/
The Wine Bar (Watercolor) – https://www.thewinebarfl.com/
Old Florida Fish House (Seagrove) – https://www.oldfloridafishhouse.com/
Amici’s 30A Italian (Inlet 30Avenue) – https://amici30a.com/
Cuvee 30A (Inlet 30Avenue) – https://cuvee30a.com/
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Are you thinking about getting away to send 2022 into the rear view and to say “Hello” to 2023, but don’t know where it could be? Look no further than right here on 30A. It’s truly paradise, especially this time of year. Everything is so nice you almost want to keep it to yourself. The weather is perfect, the sunsets are stunning, the crowds are gone and there’s still so much to do. Even though things are quieter this time of year, there’s still lots to do. For New Year’s Eve Celebration, or in Rosemary at Pescado, and Seagrove at the Old Florida Fish House. Or if you want to drive a short distance to Panama City Beach, you can watch the ball drop at Pier Park. After a great evening celebrating with friends and family, maybe you want to start the new year off with a plunge..in the Gulf. There’s a Turtle Plunge at Henderson Beach State Park and Polar Plunge at Ed Walline Beach in Gulf Place. Sounds Exhilarating! Don’t miss out on one last chance to say adieu to 2022. Give us a call and book your end of the year getaway on 30A! 850-849-7455
When the spring weather hits and the sand warms up, it’s the ideal time to head to the Gulf Coast, and 30A offers a great choice. As a collection of sea towns along the iconic highway 30A make up the area, each offers its own distinct character, from those perfect for family-friendly fun to those more appealing to those looking for a bit of lively fun. It’s a terrific place for a road trip, as having your own car allows you the freedom to experience all of them or just a few, in addition to a plethora of sights along the way, from any direction you’re heading in from! If you’re starting to plan your 30A road trip, then keep on reading for some ideas below!
Discover Florida and Beyond Along the Way
No matter the direction you’re driving from, you’re likely to have a few exciting cities and sights to see on the journey—and if you want, you can plan an epic Florida road trip of a lifetime! If you’re coming from the west, you can add New Orleans to your itinerary, and do everything from eat beignets at the French Quarter to attending a jazz concert at a local club. If you’re looking for some family-friendly fun, you can add in Orlando to the agenda, along with a few days at Disney World, or Universal Studios. Those heading from the north can add in famous cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., Nashville—really, the list is endless, as there are several ways to reach 30A from the eastern seaboard. Those looking to take a grand tour of Florida could always loop down the eastern coast of Florida, seeing famous spots like the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Orlando, and Miami, then go down to Key West, and up the west coast of the peninsula to 30A! The possibilities when you road trip to 30A are nearly limitless.
Check Your Lists Before You Go
In preparation, be sure to have your trusted mechanic give it an oil change and check everything out, just so you know you’ll safely make it to your destination! It’s always smart to pack a cooler full of beverages and snacks, that you can later take out to the beach when you’re enjoying the good weather on the shore. Download your route and maps of your route offline in case you run into an area with low service, and those traveling with kids be sure to download movies and pack activity bags! The Florida Department of Transportation website has lots of traveler’s resources, including maps, rest area locations, list of scenic highways, and driving tips for inclement weather. Another great tip is that you can always make sure your rental has beach gear available before you go, saving you precious space for other important things!
Explore 30A From the Familiarity of Your Own Vehicle
There’s nothing better than driving along the coast in your own car, playing your favorite songs and enjoying the sunshine with your family and friends. 30A is a great place to drive the roads that run along the shore, and you can make a day of it journeying to different towns. Stay in a low-key area of Rosemary Beach but make your dinner reservations in the lively Seaside—it’s your choice when you stay on 30A! The area offers a wealth of versatility for outdoor activities, from exploring dune lakes to biking down quaint beach city streets. Camp Helen State Park, Deer Lake State Park, and Grayton Beach State Park are all popular destinations, and offer some variety from the white sand beaches of the coast—not that you really need it! From local shopping to seaside restaurants, you’ll always find plenty to do in 30A, and will love the mini trips you can take from town to town.
The Perfect 30A Vacation Rental
We offer a variety of homes for vacation rental in 30A, from those right on the beach to those that are removed from the hustle and bustle of town. Our variety of locations spans from Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach, and when you road trip here with your own car, you can choose the rental you’d like the most, without having to worry about the distance to the beach or other points of interest. Our friendly staff can help you pick the perfect one based on what you’d like to do most, and as locals ourselves can give you an idea for the feel of each location.
Reserve Your Spring 30A Road Trip Vacation Home Today!
If you’re ready to start planning your 30A road trip, we’re here to help you make it happen—starting with the ultimate 30a vacation rental. Our knowledgeable team is waiting to take your call if you’d like to learn more about our spring road trip vacation rentals!
You have to experience summer along 30A to know how incredible of a season it is—and once you have, we can confidently say you’ll keep coming back year after year! It’s an ideal time to take advantage of all the water sports the Gulf coast has to offer, between scuba diving and jet skiing, or just enjoying the swimmable beaches of clear blue-turquoise water. It’s the epitome of a dreamy tropical beach lifestyle, all right in the sunshine state. Bike up and down the shoreline, or shop everywhere from local boutique shops to outdoor malls with all your favorite stores. From hiking trails through the Point Washington State Forest to boat tours through nearby bays and lagoons, you’ll always have your choice of ways to take in all the natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s no question that summer is a high traffic season for vacation rentals, and we recommend that you book your summer 2023 30A vacation now!
Homes and Condos that Showcase Coastal Luxury at Its Finest
Maybe you need a huge, modern home in a contemporary style for your birthday vacation, or a condo that’s only a walk from the beach for a family vacation with the kids. No matter the occasion, we have a vacation rental that will make the perfect home base for enjoying your time along 30A. We have elegant condos with ocean views, and pastel Key West-inspired homes with their own elevated decks. Many of our properties are pet-friendly as well—just look for the paw print when browsing rentals. It goes without saying that the properties with the best amenities and locations get reserved first, which is why it’s best to act now if you want to guarantee you get the one you want!
Dazzling Interiors with Accents of Coastal Elegance
When you rent a property with 30A, you’re getting more than just a vacation rental—you’re getting immersed in an upscale beach experience! Sun-soaked living spaces offer up a relaxing place to unwind with friends, while bedrooms can offer coveted features like private decks, ocean views, massive bathrooms, and rooms with twin beds so the kids can have a space to call their very own. You’ll always find fully equipped kitchens in our properties, so you can throw together a picnic lunch to take to the beach or make your own drinks to have out on your furnished patio. Every property has their own specific list of amenities, but you’ll probably enjoy laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. If you want that home with the master bedroom that has the private ocean-facing balcony, or that offers free beach gear in the garage, don’t miss the chance and book it as soon as you know it’s the one!
Gorgeous Landscaping for Soaking Up the Sun
Beyond the stunning interiors of our vacation rentals, guests find that our outdoor spaces are made for living the best of the 30A lifestyle. Rent a home with a private pool for the kids, or one with direct beach access so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. BBQ grills will let you cook up your own summer BBQ with the family, while screened-in porches allow you to relish the ocean breeze from a quaint porch swing. Other highlights you might find could be Jacuzzis, outdoor dining areas, resort-style pools, and rooftop patios. Of course, each property has its own design and specific highlights, but every home has a unique gem of a feature waiting to be discovered. The rental market can be competitive in the summer for properties with must-have outdoor spaces—but you can get ahead of the booking frenzy by reserving your rental now!
Save by Booking Early and Have the Ultimate 30A Vacation
When you book early, you ensure you get the property you want, as well as save money for all the things you’re going to do once you arrive in 30A, from renting bikes to cruise the coast to snorkeling out on the Gulf. Planning ahead on your activities is never a bad idea either, from snagging a reservation at the best seafood restaurants to booking an eco-excursion in advance. The glory of summer awaits you on 30A—all you need to do is reserve your rental property first!
30A Beach Girls—The Experts in Coastal Luxury
From our immaculately maintained homes to our five-star customer service, we’ve been making summer dreams come true all along 30A. When you reserve your summer vacation rental with us, you’re guaranteed to experience the things that make 30A a beach destination that you’ll never forget. Our friendly team can help you pick out the perfect summer vacation rental, and then all you have to do is sit back and wait for what will surely be an unforgettable summer. Give us a call and reserve your summer 2023 getaway to 30A now!