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Fall Guide to 30A

Finding your way to 30A year-round is an opportunity that travelers simply won’t want to miss. Heading here in the fall comes with many Gulf front vacation rental options to customize your visit according to seasonal festivals and fun activities as well! Whether you’re looking for a savory stay, or you can’t wait to get outdoors and explore, 30A has something inspiring waiting for you to enjoy. This Fall guide to 30A is a great place to start for those who are excited to embrace a fall trip in this direction and can’t wait to maximize the fun every step of the way.  

Fall Guide to 30A

Finding your way to 30A in the fall offers up a great chance to get into nature when you make it a point to explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Located at 7525 W. County Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park sprawls over 1,600 acres of terrain and is situated just 10 miles to the east of bustling Destin. The park is open from 8:00 am until dusk daily and is a great place for visitors to enjoy the beach, dunes, hiking, fishing, paddling, and geo-seeking alike. The park has great areas set aside for picnics and is popular among cyclists too. Wildlife viewing is abundant, and guests can book tours with naturalists upon request. A highlight of a fall trip this way if you happen to be visiting closer to Halloween is the Halloween Movie Night hosted in the park. This is typically a 5:00 pm showing in mid-October that’s designed as a fun for the entire family experience. Visitors can come in their costumes and settle into chairs for a night of candy and popcorn galore. This event at the park often also has a costume contest included as well as face painting, pumpkin decorating, and plenty of food trucks on-site as well.  

Enjoy Dinner and Live Entertainment at Marina Bar & Grill

When you’re looking for a savory stop to enjoy during your fall getaway and you could go for some live autumn music too, the Marina Bar & Grill in Sandestin is the place to be! Found at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, this fun eatery sits on the edge of the Choctawhatchee Bay and pairs impeccable fall views with savory menu items and delicious drinks to match. Indoor and outdoor dining are readily available and throughout the fall, live music is hosted on Friday evenings starting at 5:00 pm. As a side note, this stop is great for taking in a sunset in the fall as well! The menu here features small plates of cheese curds, nachos, and fried calamari for guests to share. More robust entrees range from cheeseburgers and quesadillas to seafood baskets, burgers, or soups and salads too. There’s a full kid’s menu for those that are dropping by with the little ones in tow as well.  

Take Time to Focus on Your Balance

Fall is a great time to get out on the water and put your balance and mindfulness to work alongside the team at 30A Paddleboard Yoga and Inner Chi Wellness. Throughout the fall season, 30A Paddleboard Yoga offers weekly SUP yoga classes at sunset and private instructional sessions can be booked upon request as well. They also offer a Happy Hour Paddle from their Paddle Hut to the Bay Restaurant for Happy Hour fun! Paddle Tours are offered through this company too. On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, they’re teaming up with Inner Chi Wellness to offer a brunch paddle between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. This adventure begins at 78 Ricker Avenue at Santa Rosa Beach and includes a paddle down a secluded lagoon and canal before heading out into the Choctawhatchee Bay. It’s likely this event will be replicated at other times of the year as well so be sure to keep your eye on the event calendar! 

Run Your Way to Fall Fun

Visitors to 30A in the fall who are looking for a little competitive fun to add to their itinerary will want to sign up for the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. This 5K fun run is held in Watercolor and is a great way to burn those Thanksgiving meal pounds away while enjoying exercise in good company too.  

Book Your Stay in 30A Today

Making the most of this 30A guide begins with booking incredible accommodations through the property professionals at Dune Vacation Rentals. Our team is proud to provide guests with access to a wide variety of amazing rental properties to choose from across 30A that fit traveler needs and exceed expectations too! Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our exciting lineup of options and how we can help you turn those travel plans into a reality soon. We can’t wait to welcome you to scenic and sunny 30A! 

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