30 on 30A

By: Rachelle Lucas

ADD TO FAVORITES

With only 30 days left in the year, how about taking on the Seaside Turns 30 Celebration Challenge? 

The beachside town of Seaside in South Walton turned 30 this year. In honor of the celebration, the locals came up with 30 things to do on 30A, a beautiful stretch of coastal highway in northwest Florida that will bring you through 15 different beach communities with tons of great locally owned restaurants and beach-side entertainment. 

While there last month, I learned that 30A is not so much a road on a map as it is a laid-back lifestyle. So if you haven't finished all 30 by the end of 2011, that's quite alright. Just means you'll have to plan another visit in 2012.

1 - The Beach, of course! - There are 15 to choose from.
2 - Sunset Watching - Bud & Alleys, Tarpon Bar, Seaside
3 - Sunday Brunch - The Red Bar, Grayton Beach
4 - Mimosas - Modica Market, Seaside
5 - Shaved Ice - Frost Bites, Seaside
6 - Martinis - Cafe Thirty A, Seagrove Beach
7 - Breakfast - Hibiscus Cafe, Grayton Beach
8 - Lunch - Smiling Fish Cafe, Dune Allen Beach
9 - Fried Grouper Sandwich - Seagrove Market, Seagrove Beach
10 - Dramatic Dinner - Caliza, Alys Beach
11 - Crafts - Fired Up, Seaside
12 - Yolo - Calm Seas, Shoreline along 30A
13 - People Watching - Cinderella Circle, Seaside
14 - Kayaking - Boathouse, Watercolor
15 - Reading - Sundog Books, Seaside
16 - Bocce - Lush grass next to 30A, Alys Beach
17 - Fishing - Grayton Beach Fishing Charters, Grayton Beach
18 - After Dinner Walks - The Square and Boardwalks, Rosemary Beach
19 - Farmers' Market - Saturdays at Seaside
20 - Concerts - Amphitheater and Lawn, Seaside
21 - Stuffed Animal - Bears at the Beach, Watercolor
22 - After Party Entertainment  - Pandora's, Grayton Beach
23 - Live Theatre - Seaside Repertory Theatre, Seaside
24 - Biking - Bike Trail all along 30A
25 - Italian Comfort Food - Angelina's, Seagrove Beach
26 - Northern Italian Cuisine - Onano, Rosemary Beach
27 - Frozen Sangria - Hurricane Oyster Bar, Grayton Beach
28 - Wine - Naked Grape Wine Station, Dune Allen Beach
29 - Art - Artists at Gulf Place, Dune Allen Beach
30 - Romantic Dining - Fish Out of Water, Watercolor

For more information, visit 30A.com and VisitSouthWalton.com


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