Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re here. Time on the beach, taking a plunge in the Gulf of Mexico, and several other fun activities await, and the heat and energy are turned up a bit for Labor Day on 30A. Build a Labor Day trip that reflects you and your traveling companions’ interests. You’ll find something along 30A to make your trip one to remember!
The many towns along 30A have their own feel and flair, but many of them host farmers’ markets throughout the summer months. Labor Day weekend is full of them, including markets in Rosemary Beach, Watersound, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Seaside, the 30A market in North Barrett Square, and others. Come and find souvenirs and more in the form of handmade jewelry and crafts, or fresh produce, honey, and other items to add to your Labor Day cookout menu.
Baytowne Art & Food Fest
Head to Baytowne Wharf on Labor Day for a feast for the eyes and belly. Perfect Hues: Baytowne Art & Food Fest features beautiful and stunning artwork from local and regional artists, along with delicious bites from area restaurants and food trucks. Along with all that, enjoy live music throughout the festival, and cap it all off with a fireworks show over the lagoon on Sunday night at 9:30 pm. The free festival takes place 5-10 pm Friday, September 1st – Sunday September 3rd.
Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for a fun day on land or the water this Labor Day. Whether you’re staying on land or heading out to sea, there’s an activity for you. Sunbathe, take a walk, run on the sand, or plant your beach umbrella and blanket for a Labor Day picnic. Swim in the waves of the Gulf or take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. You can even plan a horseback ride down the beach!
The Coastal Biplane, better known as the Spirit of 30A, was only built in 2010 but reflects the look and feel of a classic 1930s biplane aircraft design. The Ferrari-red colored open cockpit design of the Waco YMF-5 biplane seats the pilot and two side-by-side passengers. Look down to catch glimpses of land and sea, and the life that inhabit it. Opt for a short 20-minute cruise or choose one of their packages that offer time in the sky, either choice provides Labor Day memories for a lifetime!
Head to a dune lake and experience the water in a different way. Florida is one of just two states in the U.S., and five total locales around the world, where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. The lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water. Water is typically brackish and dark-colored due to the unique mix of saltwater and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline together.
The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun this Labor Day. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks, and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, deer, and osprey, just to name a few. Take a break from the hike and stop in at one of the picnic areas of the state parks to cook up the Labor Day cookout feast.
Snorkel and SCUBA Tours
Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering waters of the Gulf. You’ll get close to bottlenose dolphins, manatees, rays, sea turtles a variety of fish species, and even sharks! Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to dive or snorkel on your own itinerary.
The beach towns of 30A knows relaxation. There are several spas along the route that offer massages, body wraps and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, and more. Some even offer special packages for “him” that include manicures, pedicures, and other skin treatments created for his unique needs. It’s the perfect way to wrap up a Labor Day visit.
Find Fun on Labor Day on 30A
Begin and end every day along 30A this Labor Day in a vacation rental by Dune Vacation Rentals. We have cozy 1-bedroom condos all the way up to 8-bedroom homes for a Labor Day family reunion at the beach. Prepare the fixings for a Labor Day cookout or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the meal in spacious living and dining areas, or in outdoor living and dining spaces. Relax in beautiful and comfortable rooms and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, and flat-screen TVs for family movie night.
Contact us today to start planning your Labor Day on 30A!