Things To Do On The Emerald Coast

Activities Along Scenic Route 30A ~ EMERALD COAST, FL


Enjoy the pristine sands ~ Of some of Florida’s top beaches

No matter where you stay along the Emerald Coast, 30A vacation rentals are never far from the immaculate, white sands of Florida’s award-winning beaches. From tucked-away inlets to secluded neighborhoods, you’ll always be a short walk, drive, or bike ride away from the rich green waters that give this illustrious area its famous name. This upscale stretch of 30A rentals up and down the northwest coast is tremendously pedestrian and family-friendly, making it one of the most favored collections of vacation communities anywhere in the country.

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A true sense of community ~ With something for everyone

The Emerald Coast is a popular choice for family vacations, and each year, more and more people across the united states are choosing it as their premier destination for summer relaxation. The neighborhoods are perfectly suited to accommodate any interest. Discover quirky, catch-all activities in our Rosemary Beach rentals. Explore the rare dune lake near our WaterColor beach rentals. Take in the natural beauty of Seagrove or Seacrest beach rentals. Or simply walk along the beach and experience everything in between. The architecture, size, and style of our Emerald Coast homes will be your primary considerations in choosing your 30A rental, because proximity certainly never is.

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What To Do on 30a

The activities that keep you coming back ~ Time and time again 

The Emerald Coast provides such a variety of enticing entertainment options in such a condensed area that you might find it difficult to choose where to begin. Luckily for you, our knowledgeable team has been here a while and want to share their wisdom. Whether you’re planning your own version of a more refined “spring break” or just want to know the best spots to experience the 4th of July, here are some of InvitedHome’s favorite 30A activities that will create lasting memories for you and your family.

What to do at 30a beaches

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Sunbathing & Swimming

When the sun is shining, head to the beach. Just be sure to plan ahead with our family-based tips and waterfront necessities.

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Boat Tours & Water Walking

You don’t have to get in the water to enjoy it. Live Well 30A can help you with whatever activity suits you your family’s fancy.

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Fishing & Snorkeling

Find out firsthand what exotic species are currently calling the Emerald Coast home.

Nature’s Calling

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Helicopters & Parasailing

See what’s happening on the ground when you take to the air, all just a short drive from most of our Florida beach rentals.

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Hiking & Biking

Explore the steep ravines and flowing, freshwater streams. If you would like the best of both worlds in quiet serenity and outdoor activity, we recommend heading to Seacrest Beach.

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Parks & Larks

Plan a picnic for the whole family or just stroll down the sand. If native flora and fauna are among your interests, consider a stay in one of InvitedHome’s Blue Mountain Beach rentals.

Community Character

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If a retail paradise is what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with Rosemary Beach.

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With such incredible weather and scenery, it’s no surprise that people are super friendly in these parts, so grab a seat and start a conversation. We find the felicity of Inlet Beach is always a treat.

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With this many options so close to your home, your longest drive of the day is sure to be on the course itself.

Where To Eat

Seafood Isn’t The Only Thing ~ On The Emerald Coast

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723 Whiskey Bravo

723 Whiskey Bravo has made a name for itself in Seagrove by taking staple dishes and giving them a distinct southern flair. Take, for example, the BBQ salmon, or the freshly made grouper bites. For traditionalists, you'll find bedrock menu items like shrimp and grits and fresh gulf fish.

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Amavida Coffee

While coffee is stocked in your vacation rentals 30A, it’s difficult to replicate the ambiance at Amavida. Experience it yourself.

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Old Florida Fish House

Quintessentially Emerald Coast, the Old Florida Fish House is a great place for a family meal or to grab a quick bite and a beer.

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The Pearl

Another other gem on the Emerald Coast, perfectly suited for that classic upscale dinner you so rightfully deserve. Learn more.

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Red Bar

A great lunch in Grayton Beach, where visitors and locals happily convene at night. Learn more.

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Seaside Food Trucks

Be a part of the mobile-dining scene and scope out your own delicious cuisine. See their line-up here.

When to Visit the Emerald Coast

These are the events on 30a ~ That are not to be missed 

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Sandestin Wine Festival

Looking for an elevated wine experience? Look no further than varietals from the vineyards attending Sandestin Wine Festival in Miramar Beach.

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30A Songwriter’s Festival

Fancy yourself a music buff? Kick off your new year right and plan your next 30A vacation around the 30A Songwriter’s Festival the runs up and down the coast.

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Digital Graffiti Arts Festival

For a truly unforgettable event with an unparalleled contemporary collection, head to the Digital Graffiti Art Festival in Alys Beach.

What You Should Know

Be Prepared ~ Then Prepare To Relax

  • Rent a bike or get ready to walk. That’s the first recommendation we make, as the Emerald Coast is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in the country.
  • Stocking up on groceries ahead of time allows you to leave your car at home during your stay. Even better? Just have groceries delivered or hire a chef!
  • 30A gets very busy during the summer and Saturday-to-Saturday stays are most common. We recommend stocking up on a day’s worth of groceries before you arrive, as the market is where everyone tends to head first.
  • Except on the major roads, traffic is minimal. While that makes it safe for kids to play, be prepared to walk or bike to get where you’re going. Cars are not required around here, so there’s not a lot of parking as a result.
  • If you’re not from around these parts, the beach etiquette may be new to you. Prime beach spots are actually reserved (and paid for) ahead of time, but Live Well 30a does provide chairs and umbrellas that will be set up in advance.
  • Salt water isn’t for everyone. Conveniently, there are an abundance of community pools spread throughout the area to splash around in.

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Still Have Questions?

We have answers. Please don’t hesitate to contact a live InvitedHome vacation consultant via call or chat and we’ll make sure you have all the information you need. We’re always here to help.