Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your Memorial Day escape. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, as well as a myriad of year-round and special Memorial Day 30A activities.

Farmers Markets

The towns along 30A regularly host farmers markets, and the Memorial Day holiday is no exception. The Saturday before the holiday, head to the Village of Baytowne Wharf. On Sunday, you can shop for homemade goods, fresh foods, crafts, and more at North Barrett Square. Use some of those fresh foods as part of your Memorial Day cookout or picnic menu.

Beach & Water Activities

Whether your trip is just for the long Memorial Day weekend or extended to a couple of weeks, spending time at 30A’s many beautiful beaches is a top priority. Pack up the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach or take a walk with loved ones. Take a dip in the warming waters of the Gulf, for a swim or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even take a ride on horseback down the beach. Anglers of the group will want to cast a line, and there are a variety of charter companies willing to make their Florida fishing dreams a reality.

Dune Lakes

Florida is one of only two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. The resulting dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water. The brackish and dark-colored water is due to the mix of salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.


While you enjoy the unofficial kickoff to summer and the heat continues to rise, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening, as well as stay out for a shorter period of time. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails that provide hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty found along 30A. While you’re exploring, keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

The glistening and gleaming waters of the Gulf of Mexico are a wondrous place to explore. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green of the Gulf. You’ll get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.

Escape Rooms

The popularity of this indoor activity continues to grow, with escape room facilities popping up all over the country. Get out of the heat and sun of Memorial Day and into the air conditioning to test your skills. Each room is rated by difficulty and offers details like age and group-size suggestions so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Try themes like death row break out, Navy SEALs, castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win.

Memorial Day 30A Fun

Begin and end every day of your Memorial Day 30A respite in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them.

Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to 7-bedroom single-family homes. Simplify your stay and save money on always dining out with fully equipped kitchens. Spread out and relax in beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, a private pool, and more.

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