PLACES TO EAT
Chiringo’s: I ordered the guacamole for an appetizer and then the blackened shrimp tacos for my meal. So fresh and delicious!
The Pearl: This place is my favorite spot on all of 30A! I have stayed here before, and I cannot recommend it enough. If you just want to stop by before dinner, head to the rooftop for tasty appetizers and yummy drinks. I love their frozen ones!
Surfing Deer: My first time eating at Surfing Deer did not disappoint! The crab cakes were amazing! (pictured above)
Food Trucks in Seaside: If you want a lowkey breakfast or lunch spot, eat at one of the food trucks in Seaside Square. Specifically Meltdown on 30A for grilled cheeses (pictured above) and Five Daughters for donuts!
Great Southern Cafe: Everyone raves about the brunch here, so I wanted to include it! Unfortunately, we missed it, though! 🙁
Caliza: Oh my gosh. Caliza is beyond fabulous! Even if you only go for drinks, it’s a MUST. I ordered the frozen peach bellini, and it was the best cocktail I have ever had! There’s also a pool in the middle of the restaurant. Such a cool place!
Whiskey Bravo: Whiskey Bravo isn’t my favorite, but they have fried mac & cheese sticks as a starter. I go just for that! Haha
Bud & Alley’s: I haven’t been to Bud & Alley’s in a while, but I remember loving the crab cakes. Yes, I always order crab cakes at seafood restaurants if you can’t tell! Lol.
Big Bad Breakfast: SO obsessed with BBB! They have a few other locations, but it still has that local vibe! I order the french toast and bacon (pictured above) and it never disappoints!
Donut Hole Bakery & Cafe: This place literally has red velvet donuts. Need I say more?! Their breakfast is also delicious as well! Chocolate chip pancakes. Basically, you’re guaranteed to go into a sugar coma here! In the best way 🙂
The Red Bar: I couldn’t create a 30A guide without mentioning Red Bar in Grayton Beach even though it’s currently under construction! There was a fire that destroyed the entire restaurant a few months ago, but they are in the process of rebuilding! YAY!
THINGS TO DO
BEACH: I think this was an obvious choice! Lol. I love renting chairs, so I have somewhere to sit that isn’t in the sand.
The Hub: This is a new spot on 30A! It usually has fun events going on, not to mention some delicious spots to eat or grab desserts! Lots of outdoor movies and live music are on the schedule for this summer!
Seaside Square: Seaside is THE cutest place in America, so of course their town square is perfect. That’s where several of the restaurants I mentioned above are located along with cute shopping spots! 🙂
Rent Bikes: Biking along 30A is truly living your best life. We didn’t have time to rent any, but I was jealous every time I saw people on them! Haha.
Paddleboarding: I am determined to do this on my next trip to 30A! It looks like a blast!
AJ’s in Grayton Beach: If you like going out at night, AJ’s is a great choice! It’s not super crazy, but you’ll definitely have a good time! Oh, and I recommend trying their Jello shots. You can thank me later! Hahaha
Sunset bonfire on the beach: The first time I have ever done a sunset bonfire was with Live Well (located at The Hub), and they did a wonderful job from building the fire to supplying us with smores! 10/10 recommend.
Grayton Beer Company: I have honestly never been to this place, but I love their beer. So, I thought it would be worth adding to the list! 🙂
WHERE TO STAY
The Pearl: As I mentioned above, The Pearl is IT on 30A. At least to me! Staying here is pretty pricey though, especially during peak season! I really only recommend it for a girls weekend or a couple’s getaway! Kids aren’t allowed at the pool, which is so nice. Unless you have children you need to bring! Lol
The Pointe on 30A: This is a more kid-friendly option! I haven’t personally stayed here, but I’ve heard rave reviews. Big Bad Breakfast is actually connected to it, so I have scooped out the premises at least! 😉
Rent a Condo/House: If you’re traveling with a large group, I think renting a condo or house is your best option! My favorite company for this is Wyndham Vacation Rentals, but there are other great ones too.
I hope this travel guide helps you plan the perfect vacation to 30A! And if you have some extra room, feel free to invite me! Hehe
JUMPSUIT (black & white version: Use KELSIE15 for 15% off)
DRESS (My burnt shoulders matched the dress super well lol)
More Spring Break pieces are linked below! Everything from beach coverups to trendy accessories! Hover over each one to find out the exact price. Looking for swimwear too? Check out that post HERE 🙂
I had a ton of questions about the outfits I wore on my recent trip to Rosemary Beach, Florida, so I decided to recap each one with sizing info! We stayed at The Pearl Hotel, which is the most fabulous place I have ever seen! My friends and I spent more time at the pool than at the beach, but can you blame us?! 🙂 When we weren’t lounging in the sun, we were stuffing our faces with delicious food! My favorite places we ate were The Red Bar in Grayton Beach and Whiskey Bravo in Seagrove Beach. (Highly recommend the fried mac & cheese sticks there!) Oh, and I forgot to add Big Bad Breakfast because their french toast was to die for!! (I could live on brunch food, it’s a problem lol)
If you have any more questions about the hotel we stayed at, the restaurants we ate, or outfit details, drop a comment below! Have a great week! 🙂
Who else is SO happy that summer is in full swing?! Once Memorial Day comes around, I just want some sun and sand! Luckily I have several fun beach trips already planned and I CAN’T WAIT! 🙂
I know I’m not the only one who buys clothes and justifies it by saying, “I can always wear this at the beach!” LOL. It usually looks like I’m moving there for a couple months instead of a week… (I wish though!!)
One thing that really is perfect for a tropical vacation is this GORG ombre maxi dress! The colors are unbelievable, and the fit is super flowy. (Which means you can enjoy all the fried shrimp and strawberry daiquiris you want!) It looks like a $500 Mara Hoffman dress, but is a fraction of the cost! I ordered a small, and the fit is true to size. If your size is sold out, signup for the restock because it should be coming soon! I am also going to link a few other maxis below that I love, so you guys can have some options!