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Those that love sunny getaways complete with scenic shorelines and options to explore charming coastal communities don’t find it difficult to fall in love with Florida’s 30A. This stretch of highway that lines the sea provides ample options for outdoor adventure, leisurely strolls and time spent connecting with nature, towns and people alike. While 30A is a sensational stay year-round, there’s something extra exciting about making your way this direction over the Easter holiday. When you’re looking to fill up your Easter in Panama City Beach itinerary while exploring 30A, here are a few stops you’ll want to be sure to add to the list.

Vue on 30A Easter Brunch

When it’s hard to imagine an Easter away without a traditional holiday brunch, head over to Vue on 30A for a fantastic meal that’s sure to please. This delightful restaurant stop in Santa Rosa Beach is known for hosting an annual Easter brunch buffet with convenient and multiple seating times complete with a view. Adults can dine for $48 while children are invited to enjoy the fare for $15. Vue on 30A is located at 4801 W. County Highway 30A and provides some of the best patio seating in the area.

2020 Grayt Easter 5K

Warm up for Easter brunch by signing up to participate in the Grayt Easter 5K when your travels bring you to 30A this year. The event will be hosted Saturday, April 11, 2020, between 8:00 am and 9:00 am at Grayton Beach State Park. This event is part of the Run Grayt Race Series and provides participants with two route options to choose from. Every registered participant will receive a race shirt and the event is followed by an awards ceremony for men and women’s divisions as well as plenty of drinks, snacks, and celebration!

Seaside Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on April 12, 2020, at the Seaside Amphitheater, guests are invited to come and celebrate the holiday together in 30A style! Those arriving with little ones will be thrilled with options to meet the Easter bunny and get their faces painted while the food, drinks, and music are sure to be fun for all. The egg dash begins at 1:00 pm and is free to the public. Come and search for the over 16,000 eggs that will be hidden throughout the amphitheater.

Book Your 30A Getaway Today

No matter if you’re headed this way for Easter or arriving any other time of year, the team at Paradise Properties is your number one resource for finding the ultimate in vacation rentals in the area. Contact us today for more information on our many property options and services available.

Travelers hoping to take time away from busy schedules and enjoy a place where beauty, tranquility, and fun can be found in equal measure will find all they’re looking for and more along Florida’s Highway 30A. This stretch of coast offers up captivating scenery combined with options for exploring and enjoying a collection of charming coastal communities. Whether you’re one for time on the beach, or a traveler that prefers to encounter historic and scenic landmarks along the way, 30A is brimming over with opportunities to do both. While it can be fun to visit this area with family and friends, 30A is also a destination that’s solo traveler friendly. When you’re crafting that independent itinerary, be sure to add these 30A activities to the list.

Take Time to Walk Through Seaside

There’s nothing quite like a stroll through Seaside to get you in a Florida state of mind. This picturesque coastal community along 30A is well worth an afternoon of simply wandering and browsing. Here, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a space that comes complete with pristine oceanside pavilions, cobblestone pathways, small cottages, and storefronts as well as parks that seem picked out of a fairytale. The design of this small town is intentional and is categorized as New Urbanism. The plans were laid out at the hands of Robert and Daryl Davis in 1981 and to this day, continues to beckon to travelers looking to make the most of magazine-worthy views and amazing ambiance around every corner.

Enjoy time at Grayton Beach

Settled between Blue Mountain and Sea Grove is the well-loved destination known as Grayton Beach. A trip along 30A isn’t complete without time spent on the sand and if you have to choose just one to enjoy during your solo trip, this is it. Grayton Beach is adored for its timeless terrain and options to bike along the beach or explore the nearby cafes and boutiques. The beach is surrounded by Grayton Beach State Park meaning visitors can extend an afternoon beach visit into a day of hiking and exploring if the inspiration hits.

Book with Rolling Tide Charters

While admiring the waters along 30A is inspiring, there’s nothing quite like getting out on the waves and seeing what you can reel in. Consider booking an experience with Rolling Tide Charters while you’re in town. This company specializes in guided offshore and inshore fishing experience near South Walton. If you’re an experienced angler, this is a great refresher course and a nice insight into area-specific species. If you’re new to fishing, this is a wonderful way to keep the excitement high and learn the basics before putting your skills to the test.

Enjoy 30A Activities

Savor every moment of your 30A adventure and let the team at Paradise Properties handle your accommodation details while you’re here. Contact us for more information on our many options for the solo traveler and to start planning your trip.

30A has a way with sand, sun and spectacular scenery no matter when you’re booked to arrive. This stretch of highway along the Florida coast captivate the mind and imagination with its sugar-white sands, charming coastal communities and turquoise waves that lap at the shoreline. Whether you’re one for swimming, sunbathing, basking in natural beauty or making the most of dining and shopping stops, 30A is filled with potential for amazing moments. Perhaps this area is even more vibrant for those that make their way over for Valentine’s Day in Panama City Beach. Leave the chill of February far behind when you head this way with the one you love most and enjoy the following romantic activities that bring out the best in your love and the area around you!

Take a Solaris Yacht Cruise Out of Sandestin

One of the best routes to reveling in your Valentine’s Day is to add a touch of elegance and upscale luxury to your 30A experience. Savor both when you book a cruise on a Solaris Yacht departing from Sandestin. SunQuest Cruises offers fine dining onboard experiences that will have you feeling pampered from the moment you step foot on this stunning vessel. Enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal and make the most of amazing views as you cruise along in a setting that’s as inviting as it is luxurious.

Go Horseback Riding with Western Pleasure Riding Stable

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a beachside horseback trail ride and the team at Western Pleasure Riding Stable in Santa Rose Beach can offer you exactly that for your Valentine’s Day getaway to 30A. Enjoy an activity that speaks to a simpler time next to your significant other when you book this excursion. Guided tours are a great way to encounter the fantastic surrounding terrain with some added narrative while lessons are ideal for those just starting out. Reservations can be made by contacting Western Pleasure Riding Stables at 850-267-3153.

Dine at The Gathering Spot in Watercolor

Situated at 34 Golden Rod Circle in Santa Rosa Beach, The Gathering Spot is a popular local hangout that transforms into a romantic locale for couples looking to dine in style on Valentine’s Day. This casual beachside establishment serves up a delicious selection of fare including everything from signature bowls to burgers upon request. The Gathering Spot also provides guests with an extensive list of wine, beer and hand-crafted cocktails to choose from. Happy Hour is on daily from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm but when you’re looking to make the most of a Valentine’s Day evening, head over at any point before 9:00 pm.

Make the Most of 30A

Whether you’re unwinding for vacation or can’t wait to make the most of Valentine’s Day activities, be sure to let the team at Paradise Properties handle your accommodations so you can focus on the fun. Contact us today for more information on our lovely vacation homes and to start planning.

Savoring every second of a brand-new year of life often begins with planning a vacation to a place that quickly reminds you of paradise. When your idea of fun starts with sand, surf, and sun, there’s no better place to be in January than the scenic shores of 30A. This stretch of Florida coast is known for its beauty, charm and endless options for entertainment. Whether you’re one for the beach or a traveler with a taste for adventure, there’s plenty to keep you busy, or simply relaxing, when you head to 30A. When you find yourself here at the beginning of 2020, be sure to find time to enjoy these 30A events along the way.

30A Songwriters Festival

Visitors to 30A with a passion for music won’t want to miss the chance to participate in the 11th Annual Songwriters Festival January 17th through the 20th. The Songwriters Festival will be hosted at Grayton Beach State Park at 357 Main Park Road. Festivities are held between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm daily with opportunities to enjoy the musical stylings of Dan Wilson amongst many other incredible talents.

Seaside Farmers Market

When you’re in the mood to pick up some fresh produce, head over to the Seaside Farmers Market on January 18th between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm at the central square. Here, you can browse a wide variety of baked goods, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and more set up on the part of local farmers, artisans and vendors. Make sure to bring your appetite and a bag ready to be filled up as it’s likely you’ll want to sample a few delicious items before you purchase!

9th Annual 30A Wine Festival

Those with an appreciation for wine will certainly want to visit during the annual 30A Wine Festival. The 9th installment of this popular event will be held across five days from February 19 – 23, 2020. Enjoy a variety of wine-centric activities such as tastings, a mixology seminar, multiple dinners, and much more. Celebrate your love of the grape and do a good deed at the same time; all proceeds from the 30A Wine Festival benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, which provides health services to children of Walton and Okaloosa Counties. For more information, visit the 30A Wine Festival website.

Book Your Stay and Enjoy 30A Events

Enjoy the best of 30A by booking accommodations with the property professionals at Paradise Properties while you’re in town alone or with your family. Contact us today for more information about 30A and 30A events and to start planning.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a little sun and sand to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020! Whether you’re coming with friends, family, or by yourself, 30A welcomes all with its world-class beaches, quaint shops and memorable dining. Here are a few Panama City Beach New Years events that are sure to make your holiday away unforgettable.

Countdown Seaside

Ringing in the new year in Seaside is a 30A tradition not to be missed. Countdown Seaside is an annual event that welcomes friends, families and beyond to make their way to this charming 30A community where the night promises to be filled with musical performances, beverages, food, and fun. A kids’ zone gives little ones plenty of opportunities to try their hands at crafts and games and also include face painting. However, it’s the 9:00 show that makes for a spectacular scene as fireworks are shot off over the Gulf of Mexico, much to the delight of guests.

Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Rosemary Beach

Located within The Pearl Hotel, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is an upscale dining and drinking experience any time of year, but this location really turns up the fun on New Year’s Eve. Walking into Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, guests are greeted by a collection of cloth-covered tables, fine leather furniture, and a sleek mahogany bar. During the afternoon hours on New Year’s Eve, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is known for serving champagne and other festive holiday drink specials, while those with dinner reservations can enjoy a multi-course meal with live music well into the evening hours.

First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

When the New Year’s Eve celebrations have come to an end, there’s something refreshing about starting the new year on the right foot. Lace up your hiking boots and head over to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to participate in the annual First Day Hike led by a knowledgeable ranger. Hikes start at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm with the early morning hike comprised of a four-mile trek and the afternoon hike providing participants with a 1.5-mile loop. The hike is narrated and a healthy and inspiring way to start 2020.

Book a 30A Stay Today

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to celebrate New Year’s on 30A. Let the team at Paradise Properties set you up in accommodations that are Florida-inspired, luxurious, and welcoming so you can get out and experience the best the area has to offer. Contact us at Paradise Properties Vacation Rental and Sales today for more details on our vacation homes for the holidays and to begin planning.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a little sun and sand to say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020! Whether you’re coming with friends, family, or by yourself, 30A welcomes all with its world-class beaches, quaint shops, and memorable dining. Here are a few Panama City Beach New Years Eve 2019 events that are sure to make your holiday away unforgettable.

Countdown Seaside

Ringing in the new year in Seaside is a 30A tradition not to be missed. Countdown Seaside is an annual event that welcomes friends, families and beyond to make their way to this charming 30A community where the night promises to be filled with musical performances, beverages, food, and fun. A kids’ zone gives little ones plenty of opportunities to try their hands at crafts and games and also include face painting. However, it’s the 9:00 show that makes for a spectacular scene as fireworks are shot off over the Gulf of Mexico, much to the delight of guests.

Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge on Rosemary Beach

Located within The Pearl Hotel, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is an upscale dining and drinking experience any time of year, but this location really turns up the fun on New Year’s Eve. Walking into Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge, guests are greeted by a collection of cloth-covered tables, fine leather furniture, and a sleek mahogany bar. During the afternoon hours on New Year’s Eve, Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge is known for serving champagne and other festive holiday drink specials, while those with dinner reservations can enjoy a multi-course meal with live music well into the evening hours.

First Day Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

When the New Year’s Eve celebrations have come to an end, there’s something refreshing about starting the new year on the right foot. Lace-up your hiking boots and head over to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to participate in the annual First Day Hike led by a knowledgeable ranger. Hikes start at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm with the early morning hike comprised of a four-mile trek and the afternoon hike providing participants with a 1.5-mile loop. The hike is narrated and a healthy and inspiring way to start 2020.

Book a 30A Stay Today

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to celebrate New Year’s on 30A. Let the team at Paradise Properties set you up in accommodations that are Florida-inspired, luxurious, and welcoming so you can get out and experience the best the area has to offer. Contact us at Paradise Properties Vacation Rental and Sales today for more details on our vacation home rentals and to begin planning a trip by yourself or with your family.

Travelers that set their sights on the stunning stretch of Highway in Florida fondly known as 30A often head out with visions of sugar-white sand beaches and conquering the open road in mind. While both of these features are practically definitions of this sunny area of the state, half the fun of a trip this direction is exploring and experiencing the many beach communities that line 30A. Each town is distinctly unique and comes with a sense of individual personality that makes for an intriguing collection of stops along the way. Of all the towns that make up 30A, there’s something particularly special about the Seaside in Panama City Beach.

An Oasis of Architecture and Design

Perhaps the most noticeable features that make Seaside unique are the architecture and thoughtful design that sets the tone for the entire town. The moment you arrive in Seaside, you’re immersed in a space that was created to both facilitate daily life patterns while also brining a nearly idyllic style into this coastal community. The architectural approach is purposeful and is referred to as New Urbanism. Within this frame, visitors and locals can indulge in a town that’s built on charming cobblestone streets, pastel beach cottages, picket fences, serene parks, and beach pavilions. Combined with the sound of crashing waves on the shoreline, a trip to Seaside is reminiscent of a storybook come to life.

Major Attractions

Visitors to Seaside can plan on leaving their vehicles behind for a while as this quaint destination is best explored by foot or bike. As you make your way through the city center, there are ample opportunities to stop and admire some landmark destinations. Among them, The Chapel at Seaside stands out as one of the most memorable. While this is a functional non-denominational church with services open to the public, its stark white façade and matching interior pews, combined with its charming steeple and stunning lawns make it a place well worth a visit. The chapel sits just behind Ruskin Park which is another iconic landmark in the city. Inviting lawns, gardens and groves of towering trees create an atmosphere of hidden away wonder that is often called upon to host special events.

Flavorful Stops

While every 30A community has its own style, each also has its own flavorful locales and Seaside is no exception to the rule. Many visitors here will want to make time for a stop at Modica Market located in the central square. Whether you’re looking for a bite for breakfast, brunch or lunch, this well-stocked market is sure to have something palate-pleasing. Dine on the open patio or grab something to go if your 30A adventures are ready to continue.

Book a Stay Today

There’s nothing like a trip along 30A to inspire the mind and imagination. When you’re here, be sure you have accommodations to match by partnering with the property professionals at Paradise Properties. Contact us today for more information on our stunning portfolio of vacation homes in Seaside.

Between the beautiful beaches, blue waves, laid-back atmosphere, and delicious dining stops along the way, it’s not difficult to see why first-time travelers to Panama City Beach and 30A turn into annual adventurers to the area. This pristine piece of the Sunshine State is known and loved for its coastal lakes, incredible wildlife, and opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation in sun-soaked style. No matter how you choose to spend your getaway, having accommodations in place that highlight the best of the area is key to an unforgettable trip. When you book with Paradise Properties, you’re signing up for an experience in comfort, style and luxury you won’t soon forget. Here are some of the vacation home amenities we provide that you’re sure to fall in love with.

Luxurious Locations

When you come to Panama City Beach or stay on 30A, location is always key. Keeping the waves and sand in sight from the moment you wake up to the moment you rest again gives your stay a dream come true quality that’s hard to top. At Paradise Properties, we’re proud to offer our guests a vast portfolio of property options that keep you close to those places you love to explore. We’re happy to settle guests into a home that provides direct beach access or keeps you close to charming beach towns upon request.

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

A trip this direction wouldn’t be complete without your much loved four-legged friend in tow. Guests who book with Paradise Properties always have the option of a stay that includes pet-friendly extras for added comfort for all.

Private Pools

While the ocean is sure to inspire, there’s something ultra-luxurious about a dip in your own private pool while you’re on vacation. Rentals booked with Paradise Properties can be customized to include a pool just for you and your traveling crew to enjoy throughout the day or under the stars at night.

Kitchens and Cozy Furnishings

While there are plenty of delicious restaurants to enjoy in Panama City Beach and along 30A, there are times when you’re traveling that you can’t help but crave a home-cooked meal. Guests in our rentals will enjoy the benefit of fully equipped kitchens made for those moments of culinary inspiration. When dinner is done, settle into furnishings that are comfortable, spacious and welcoming for all.

Book a Stay Today & Explore Our Vacation Home Amenities

When you’re ready to relax and unwind, there’s no reason to wait. Book a stay with Paradise Properties and make the most of every moment of your Florida getaway. Contact us today at 850-588-7136 for more information on our selection of vacation homes and to begin planning.

For some, winter is a welcome season that signifies the arrival of snow and holidays packed with tradition. For others, winter is a less-welcome season that can bring on the blues as the warmth and color of summer fades into a chilly, ice-covered couple of months. If you’re a traveler that falls into the latter category, there’s no reason to simply endure the impending cold. Instead of simmering in seasonal disappointment, turn winter into an excuse to make your way to Florida’s 30A area in the name of an amazing adventure! This sunny and fun-filled destination lets the excitement of outdoor fun, entertainment, and summer-inspired scenery continue well into the winter months. Here are a few stops and activities you’ll want to be sure to include on your itinerary when you’re planning on filling your winter with some Panama City Beach getaways this year instead.

Watch Wildlife at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

In many places, winter is the time of year that amazing creatures take to their dens or distant skies in search of warm weather destinations. When you make time to visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park along 30A during the winter months, there are still plenty of animals waiting to be observed! Grab your binoculars and head over to this beautiful destination that features incredible dunes, more than three miles of beaches and plenty of opportunities for bird spotting and creature watching along the way.

Kayak a Dune Lake

Dune lakes are exceedingly rare, but 30A has the distinct honor of hosting 15 of them! Take advantage of getting outside and making the most of these watery wonders during a winter getaway by grabbing a kayak and heading out on the waves. Incredible fish species call these waters home and coastal birds can often be observed soaring above. South Walton hosts the majority of these lakes which combine a certain amount of fresh and saltwater, making them a truly unique ecosystem well-worth enjoying and exploring.

Take to the 30A Bike Trail

It’s not uncommon to hear it referred to as the Timpoochee Trail but the 30A bike trail is a must-experience route no matter what it’s called. Instead of rolling down the car window to take in the coastal beauty, hop on a bike and savor the 19-mile path that makes up this iconic trail. Taking to the trail on your bike provides an intimate way to feel a part of 30A and forget about shoveling your snow-filled driveway.

Book a Stay Today

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to indulge in the warmth and beauty 30A has to offer. The team at Paradise Properties is here to help you book amazing accommodations that match all of your vacation expectations. Contact us today for more details on our weekly rentals, beachfront rentals, and other properties!

Florida has long been known for its pristine stretches of coastline, fun atmosphere, and amazing year-round weather. These factors alone are often enough to entice travelers to leave the cold and snow behind in pursuit of warm-weather holiday memories. Of all the fantastic destinations Florida hosts, there’s something particularly appealing about a trip along 30A. This expanse of highway has defined itself as a coastal landmark worth not only traveling but stopping and exploring as well. Travelers often find themselves staying longer than they expected, especially when they arrive during the holiday season. Beyond the beautiful weather this area promises, 30A proves time and again to be a place worth spending a holiday or two. Here’s a look at a few reasons why this place is one of the best vacation spots for 2019.

The Beautiful Beaches That are Family-Friendly

A trip along 30A is not only scenic and serene but beckons holiday travelers to take time to unwind on a collection of some of Florida’s most beautiful and clean beaches. These family-friendly stretches of sand line deep blue waters that make for a perfect place to lounge under the sun, take in the view or take to the waves on paddleboard or kayak. From Santa Rosa Beach to Inlet Beach and the numerous options in between, a holiday along 30A means combining the best of quality time with family and friends while making beach memories.

The Boutique Shopping in Small Towns

The continued beauty and intrigue of 30A holiday adventures are closely linked to the many charming communities that dot the area. Each is known for its own personality, style, and appeal and provides options to stop in at one-of-a-kind boutique shops with every visit. Ditch the big-name holiday shopping stops and instead, swap them out for exciting visits to places such as Disco Boutique in Rosemary Beach or Yellow Fly trading company in Seagrove.

The Holiday Markets

Don’t let the tropical atmosphere fool you—a holiday spent exploring 30A is one that comes complete with holiday market stops too! In fact, there’s no need to pack gifts when you can make the most of the Rosemary Beach marketplace that’s sure to please. This popular stop features everything from sweets and beverages to handcrafted goods and regional apparel. Find that ideal souvenir to commemorate your holiday stay in your beachfront property or turn your visit into a gift as you go experience and give back to those you love in the moment!

Book a 30A Stay Today

Make the most of a 30A holiday stay by booking beautiful coastal accommodations with the experts at Paradise Properties. Contact us today for more information on our many options, including our Halloween, New Year’s, and Easter rentals.