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Celebrate Valentine’s Day on 30A

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Just when you thought gift-giving was over, Valentine’s Day shows up out of nowhere. Only a few more weeks until the holiday for romance. Skip the gifts this time around and enjoy a new experience instead. The Emerald Coast is full of stunning scenery, award-winning restaurants, and charming areas to enjoy a special day with your loved one. Here are some of our favorites. Vue 30A is a popular restaurant that overlooks the Gulf and boasts an incredible menu. Classic seafood dishes are available along with hand-crafted cocktails and the perfect ambiance for a romantic evening. Leave the cooking up to the professionals and just appreciate your read more

Healthy Options on 30A

Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

We see locals and visitors running on the beach or riding their bikes along 30A all year round. We all like to feel our best and many of us are open to options that can help us do this. The Emerald Coast has seemingly endless options for dining from award-winning restaurants to charming cafes. So when you are on vacation and want to stay true to your clean-living lifestyle, there’s no need to worry about availability. Why choose organic? Eating foods that are organic means that they have not been treated with pesticides and herbicides, antibiotics, or growth hormones. Crops treated with chemicals have a negative impact on your body but organic read more

A Guide to Your 30A Beach Picnic

Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2019

Vacations seem to fly by no matter how long you plan them. Once you finally put your toes in our sugar white sand, you won’t want to leave. Why not make the most of your beach day and plan ahead for a picnic lunch? We’ve got some tips to plan your best beach day yet. Your local grocery store has pre-cut fruit you can grab on the go for a light snack everyone will love. Watermelon is a summertime favorite that you can cut up at your 30A vacation rental before you head to the beach. Fruit kabobs are a great way to get a variety with easy cleanup. The Publix deli also has pre-made salads and wraps you can pick up for a quick lunch. Black read more

Best Breakfast Spots on 30A

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There is no shortage of places along the coast to get an amazing breakfast. The only problem you’ll have is which one to choose. Here are some of our top choices to go to in the area that can get your day started in the best way. Another Broken Egg Cafe has been a favorite stop around here for locals and visitors alike. Choose a classic meal like pancakes or French Toast, a southern favorite of Chicken & Waffles, or fancy Eggs Benedict with Lump Crab Cakes. There is also a variety of Omelette choices and seafood options. Sides include delicious Country Potatoes or mouthwatering read more

Things to do With Dad This Father’s Day

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Take it from us, Dad wants to be at the beach this Father’s Day. The Emerald Coast is the perfect place to celebrate Dad and the whole family will love it! 30A beaches attract people year-round with clear, blue-green water and soft, sugar white sand. There are few places in the country that can offer such beauty. But that’s not all there is to offer around here. We’ve put together some things that local dads love to do and we guarantee your dad will as well. Golfing – Whether you’re good at it or not, most of us can enjoy a game of golf. It can be a relaxing hobby or an exciting challenge. The Emerald Coast features championship golf courses and read more

Your 30A Summer Bucket List

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018

The beach is a place you can enjoy year-round but the summertime is definitely a top season to visit. Kids are out of school, it’s warm and sunny, and there are plenty of fun events to enjoy. After booking your 30A vacation rental , it’s time to decide what will be on your itinerary. Here are some of our favorite things to do that you need to add to your summer bucket list. Sunrise Ice Cream & Candy – New to Gulf Place on 30A, Sunrise Ice Cream & Candy is now open and offers everything your sweet tooth could ever imagine. A wall of jelly beans, build your own ice cream menu, milkshakes, and root beer floats are among the read more

What to Eat at the Beach

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018

When you’re visiting the Gulf Coast, you want to make the most of your beach time. Some wait months to visit this slice of paradise and you have so much gear to bring down, you don’t want to have to leave unnecessarily. That’s why we have some tips for you when it comes to lunchtime on the beach. If you prepare ahead of time, you can pack your day full of sand and sunshine. Pack a picnic - A picnic doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Throw some sandwiches and fruit in a cooler and spread it all out when you get to the beach! You can make sandwiches at home or get them premade at the grocery store. Chicken salad is also great read more

The Story Behind the Surfing Deer

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Surfing Deer is one of the newest of Ann and George Hartley’s restaurants located in Seagrove Beach. Many may remember V Seagrove which was the previous restaurant on the corner of 30A and 395. Living in this area for years, I always planned to go to V as it reminded me of something you would find on the Miami strip. Floor to ceiling windows so you can see right in, huge chandeliers, and modern décor made it stand out. When I finally made it, it had become the Surfing Deer. But I wasn’t disappointed in the least. The Name: When you tell someone you’re going to the Surfing Deer, most likely they’ll ask you to repeat yourself. Not your read more

Best Brunch on 30A

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017

My ideal Sunday in South Walton would be sleeping in, meeting friends for brunch and spending the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the beach. Nothing too serious on a Sunday. It’s a day to appreciate the atmosphere of 30A. In fact the only decision you should have to make is where to meet for brunch! Here’s 3 of our favorite brunch spots easily accessible from your 30a rental !  Great Southern Café serves brunch with southern charm. Sit down to a plate of Beignets, New Orleans style doughnuts buried in powdered sugar. Toast the day with friends and sip on a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or house made Sangria. Eggs Benedict is the read more

A ‘NEAT’ New Opening on 30A

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NEAT is a new addition to Alys Beach on Scenic Highway 30A. Sitting right next door to George’s Restaurant, NEAT is a welcomed complement to the scene. Experience a tasting room and bottle shop in one stop with an exciting selection of artisan spirits, wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and barware.  The bottle shop is stocked with a collection of high-quality spirits, wines and beers. Bar tools, mixers and books are also available so you can create and mix up your own handcrafted cocktails for family and friends. Bring the ‘NEAT’ experience home with you!  The tasting room which is connected to the bottle shop is the pathway to read more

Grayton Beer Company Unveils New Products and Designs

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Grayton Beer Company has unveiled a new line of beer this month. Based in South Walton, the brewery has announced four new beers and updated their packaging and branding with styles familiar to the Gulf Coast. Martin Liptrot, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, says their “designs incorporate images well known to locals and connect with the strong South Walton identity we are so proud of.” Feedback from the locals has been great so far and soon the brewery will be open to the public for tours and tastings. Seagrove, Florida is among the oldest beach communities on 30A and has many new shops and restaurants turning up. With its charming read more

The CRUST is the Best Part!

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012

Nestled in a shopping plaza on Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida sits Crust Artisan Bakery, a restaurant/bakery serving up the best pizza you’ve ever eaten. I know that is a pretty strong statement but wait till you try it! Crust is famous with the locals for their fabulous brick oven pizza with thin, cracker crust, and the freshest of ingredients. The quaint deli-style restaurant takes me back to New York and the authentic Italian cuisine back to my roots. Crust offers daily specials as well as delicious sandwiches and salads. Fresh breads, cakes, cookies, and pastries are baked daily. There’s no alcoholic beverages served read more

Where 2 Bars Are Better Than 1

Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Everyone is applauding South Walton’s latest restaurant, 723 Whiskey Bravo ! Conveniently located on the site of the old Wheelhouse Restaurant in Seagrove Beach, Highway 30-A. Just a short walk, bike ride, or drive for South Walton’s residents and Garrett Realty Services vacation renters to enjoy great food and spirits from a 40-seat indoor bar or open air rooftop bar! 723 Whiskey Bravo was opened by Skip and Victoria Moore from Atlanta who, like many, fell in love with 30-A and the lifestyle the community promotes. A unique story behind the name can be found on their website as well as a menu of all the delicious dishes and signature read more