My family has been staying along 30A in the Florida panhandle since the early 2000s. I remember when there was truly nothing out there except a gas station and a hand full of restaurants. My family typically stays in Seagrove Beach and my husband and I even got married there!
BEST PLACES FOR DINNER AND DRINKS:
Savanna Beach Bar and Grill at The PearlMy husband and I enjoyed the beautiful rooftop and cabanas for drinks after dinner one evening. Truly the cutest hotel I’ve ever seen. It is located in Rosemary Beach just a short walk away from shops and restaurants. We didn’t eat dinner the last time we were here but all the food we saw looked delicious. If you want a highly Instagrammable location and beachy vibes, this is your place!Dress pictured above is the Kauai Kisses Hacienda Maxi from http://www.showmeyourmumu.com and his shirt is from http://www.vineyardvines.com
Restaurant Paradis Located in Rosemary Beach just steps away from The Pearl hotel. Make reservations on http://www.opentable.com as it does fill up quite quickly for dinner. They have a wonderful wine list and great surf and turf.
723 Whiskey BravoAnother great rooftop to watch the sun set. It is located in Seagrove Beach right on Highway 30A. We had a huge group hang out here the week of our wedding and had a great time. Delicious appetizers and I personally loved the crawfish fettucini!
Cafe 30A I’ve never had a meal that was less than amazing here. Located right on Highway 30A. Definitely make reservations before as it gets extremely busy. Lobster in Paradise is my favorite meal of all time. My husband loves the Redfish. Great wine list and service is top notch! If you can only have one meal on vacation make it this!
Pizza By The SeaThis is a casual dining option. There are several locations on 30A but we always go to the one in Watercolor Crossing next to Publix. You can dine in or call ahead and pick up your pizza to go. Absolutely the best pizza I’ve ever had. Be sure to call 1-1.5 hours before you want your pizza if in the evening as they stay very busy!
Another Broken Egg CafeGet there early because it gets busy! My family eats here every year and it is delicious. My personal favorites are the pineapple infused mimosas, cinnamon roll french toast and crab omelette.
The Perfect Pig – bottomless mimosas and the cutest little restaurant, what more could you ask for? The parmesan grilled cheese breakfast sandwich is so delicious. My husband loves their bacon!
Modica Market – located in Seaside Square you can grab a mimosa to go and breakfast. If you’ve never shopped here then you must take a look. The cutest grocery store with food to go and all sorts of neat food/drink items you won’t see anywhere else.
Bud and Alley’s – also located in Seaside Square. We love sitting on the rooftop and enjoying lunch on a break from the beach. My swimsuit is by http://www.showmeyourmumu.com and Macy’s is from http://www.tjmaxx.com
Best places to stay:
VRBO http://www.vrbo.com You can find everything from small studios, condos, to beach houses on their website. We love staying in Seagrove but there are places to rent all up and down Highway 30A.
Watercolor Inn and Resort http://www.watercolorresort.com We stayed here after our wedding. It’s a beautiful resort right on the beach with great service. They have beach chairs for rental and a beach bar for drinks. It would be a great place for a couple or family.
Lisbeth’s Bed and Breakfast http://www.lisbethsbb.com We stayed here for a couple of nights last summer to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Located right across from beach access on Highway 30A. The owners are very nice and accommodating. There was a full gourmet breakfast every morning. Our room had access to a balcony with gulf view. Extremely clean and quiet. Great for a couple!
Best place to get your sweat on:
The Boathouse at Watercolor – Rent Stand Up Paddle Boards, take TRX or SUP Yoga classes. I did a SUP Yoga class here and loved it. It is in a gorgeous location and the class really could be done by any level of fitness/yoga experience. Other fun things to do:
Goatfeathers Purchase fresh seafood and sides to fix at your place for dinner! Make sure to get there early because they do often sell out of things.
Shore Thing Cigars – located in the Hub on 30A. The shop is owned by Luke Bryan and is the ultimate guy place. My husband loved the walk in humidor and their vast selection of cigars. I personally loved the rose they served and hanging out in their cool lounge.
Grayton Beach Catering http://www.graytonbeachcatering.com This is the company we used for our rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. We loved them! They went above and beyond for us both nights. They also offer bonfires and low country boils on the beach. They’ll even book a photographer for your group to have pictures made. Their food is fabulous and service is fantastic! Feel free to ask me any more questions you may have about taking a vacation on 30A. I’ll be glad to answer!