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Veterans Day Guide For 30A

Every November, Veteran’s Day comes around again and is a meaningful time to celebrate those who have served. It’s also a great opportunity to pack your bags and head out in pursuit of sun-soaked moments when you make your way to Florida’s 30A. This time of year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy whether you’re excited for time outdoors, or you’re hoping to shop the sales. Consider this Veterans Day activities guide for 30A a great starting point when you’re looking to make the most of the celebration and fun ahead. Explore our list of things to do for Veterans Day in 30A below.

Veterans Day Activities Guide For 30A

Veterans Day across 30A typically marks the arrival of great sales. That means that if you’re the type of traveler who is always on the hunt for an exciting bargain, you’re truly in for a treat. 30A is brimming over with great shopping shops to check out during your stay whether you’re looking to purchase apparel, outdoor gear, home goods, jewelry, or anything in between. 

Kick things off with a trip to Gulf Place which is found at the intersection of Scenic Highway 30A and Walton County Road 393. This was one of the area’s earliest town centers and remains a vibrant hub of retail commerce topped off with delicious eateries to enjoy when cravings come calling. If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind art, you’ll find eight galleries on-site to explore at Gulf Place. Each hosts unique items ranging from pottery and jewelry to photography, sculptures, acrylic paintings, and more. There’s furniture you can purchase at Gulf Place made from recycled materials and beach stores designed to inspire those who love to get out on the waves. 

Once you’ve found what you’re most excited about, take time to stop by Shelby’s Beach Bar & Grill where you can settle in on the patio and enjoy a cocktail paired with main dishes like lobster grilled cheese in good company. Shoppers looking to browse eclectic goods will want to be sure to set aside time for a trip to Grayton Beach over Veterans Day. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of custom boutiques and art galleries showcasing the works of local artists. Uptown Grayton is a beloved shopping village in the area where your investments go back into supporting the local community. That’s something everyone can feel great about.  

Make the Most of Outdoor Adventure

If you’re someone who can’t get enough of time in the great outdoors, a trip to 30A over Veterans Day is sure to inspire. 30A is a haven for those seeking time in nature whether you’re one for thrills or you’re looking to explore at a slower pace. This destination is home to rare dune lakes which makes renting a paddleboard and heading out on the water not only fun, but meaningful. There are options to rent bikes and hit the 19-mile Timpoochee Trail during your Veterans Day stay or explore the Greenway Trails in Dune Allen that are paved, scenic, and wheelchair-accessible. Over in Rosemary Beach, cyclists can explore the Longleaf Greenway Trails that are easily accessible from charming local neighborhoods and take you on an adventure through local state forests. 

If you prefer to explore on foot, hiking your way through a Veterans Day stay in 30A could be your favorite part of the journey. Consider making time to explore the Western Lake Trail which is nearly 5 miles long in total and enjoys an elevation gain of just 68 feet. It’s an out-and-back route near Santa Rosa Beach that takes about an hour and a half to complete at a moderate pace. It’s a popular trail for birding enthusiasts as well as those who are simply looking to savor terrific views far from the crowds. 

Stop by a Local Farmers Market

If you’re looking for an inviting activity to add to your Veterans Day itinerary, be sure to swing by the Rosemary Beach Farmers Market while you’re in town. This community event is hosted every Sunday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at 28 N. Barrett Square. It’s a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy and a one-stop resource for amazing fresh fruits, local vegetables, seafood selections, fresh-cut flowers, handcrafted goods, and more.  

Dine in Style

When cravings come calling over Veterans Day, your 30A surroundings have a lot to offer in the way of delicious moments paired with fun entertainment. Make your way to Gather Kitchen+Bar at 34 Goldenrod Circle in Santa Rosa Beach on a Tuesday between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm to enjoy their weekly tapas and tunes event. You’ll be treated to a chef-created small bites menu that’s mouthwatering with every order, as well as pairable wines and live music that’s sure to delight! 

Enjoy Your 30A Journey in Style

Now is a great time to turn your 30A travel plans into a reality. When you’re here for Veterans Day or enjoying a trip any other time of year, the team at Dune Vacation Rentals has the accommodations you need to top off your journey in luxury and style. Reach out today to learn more! Book our 30A rentals with a pool here!

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