Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes 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. Many of these things to do along 30A are inexpensive or even free to enjoy, so you can save money for extra souvenirs or experiences. Build a budget-friendly fall 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. While farmers markets close for the fall and winter in more northern locales, the farmers markets run strong throughout the fall. Include the farmers markets of Rosemary Beach, Watersound, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Seaside, the 30A market in North Barrett Square, and others in your itinerary. Come and find souvenirs and more in the form of handmade jewelry and crafts, or fresh produce, honey, and more. Most items are affordably priced and make great souvenirs or ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.
Truman Show House
Many locales in Florida have been showcased in films and TV shows. The cozy town of Seaside along 30A can be counted among them! In the movie The Truman Show, it was better known as “Seahaven.” Wander around and find familiar spots like Modica Market, the gazebo at the Tupelo Street roundabout, the Coleman Pavilion, and many other spots included in the movie. To top it off, Truman’s house is still there. It is a private residence and not open to the public.
Pack up the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for a fun day on land or on the water this fall. With air and water temperatures still comfortable, you’ll enjoy spending more time outside. Whether you’re staying on land or heading out to sea, there’s an activity for you. Sunbathe, take a walk or run on the sand, or plant your beach umbrella and blanket for a fall picnic. Swim in the waves of the Gulf, take a lesson in activities like surfing, paddleboarding, or kayaking, or up the adrenaline with jet skis or a parasailing adventure!
Go up, up, and away. The Coastal Biplane, better known as the Spirit of 30A, was only built in 2010, but has the look and feel of a classic 1930s biplane aircraft design. The Waco YMF-5 biplane is Ferrari red in color with an open cockpit design. It seats the pilot and two side-by-side passengers. Look down to catch glimpses of land and sea, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Opt for a short 20-minute cruise or choose a package that offer time in the sky.
Enjoy a different beach and water experience when you head to a dune lake. Florida is one of only two states in the U.S., and five total places across the globe, where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. These lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water. Water is typically brackish and dark-colored due a unique mix of saltwater and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, purchase a Florida combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax on the shoreline.
The 30A area is more than just a historic route to cruise. It’s 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 of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife like black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey. Take a break from the hike and stop in at one of the picnic areas of the state parks to enjoy a fall picnic.
Snorkel and SCUBA Tours
There are several companies along 30A that offer tours to extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering waters of the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, manatees, rays, sea turtles a variety of fish species – even sharks! Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental and SCUBA certification for when you’re ready to strike out on your own.
The towns of 30A and the road that connects them is as easily navigated on two wheels as it is on four. Enjoy getting around 30A, some extra exercise, and access to some of the nooks and crannies where your rental car can’t reach!
Find Fun Fall Things to Do Along 30A
Begin and end every day along 30A this fall in a vacation rental provided by Dune Vacation Rentals. Choose from a cozy one-bedroom condo for a solo or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to an eight-bedroom single-family home for a fall family reunion at the beach. Prepare and serve any meal or snack during your trip with the help of a 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 to bring the feeling of home away from.
Contact us today to start planning your fall escape to 30A!