I grew up on the beaches of Emerald Coast, so I know when you stay with Your Friend at the Beach, you can enjoy, not just the beach, but activities that are offered in our 30A and Destin area.
So, once your sunburn cools off make sure you check out a few of my favorite things to do each year when staying with Your Friend at the Beach.
Seaside, Gulf Place and Baytowne Wharf are my top three favorite places for food, fun and shopping!
1. Seaside, what is not to love about Seaside? Seaside is 4.5 miles from San Remo and 3.5 miles from Adagio. Stretching 18 miles along the complete length of Scenic 30A, the bike path is paved making it an easy and fun experience for the entire family. Need extra bikes? Call Bob at Beach Dogs Bike Rentals and he’ll deliver the bikes to your condo!
Check out the Farmers Market at the Village Square going on every Saturday before you check in to your condo, or take in the sunset at Bud and Alley’s.
2. Gulf Place, is a half mile from San Remo. Make sure you eat at The Perfect Pig when you go there. The Pig “Nachos” are to die for and the Pork Tenderloin Medallions are mouth watering. Gulf Place has weekly live music and activities for the kids as well.
3. Baytowne Wharf, is jam packed with things to do with the entire family. Listen to live music on Wednesday nights, watch a movie under the stars every Thursday night, and the experience the most amazing obstacle course for the kids. Bring a blanket, a bottle of wine and enjoy.
Need an excuse for a girl’s weekend? Make sure you come to one (or both!) of my favorite wine festivals. April is a perfect time to visit the Emerald Coast. The weather is not too hot and the summer activities are just kicking off. There’s always something fun to do.
4.The 31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival will take place on April 20- 23, 2017. The Sandestin Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” by Destin Magazine, and is known as the Best Event in the Visit South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival area.
5.South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival presents great wines, fine foods, world-class tasting seminars, live music from national artists, culinary celebrities and more. It’s a weekend to escape into a lifestyle where you can be yourself, dress up or come as you are, be seen or simply lay low. The ONLY requirement is that you have great time enjoying a convivial gathering at your pace and lose yourself for the weekend. April 27 – 30, 2017.
Deep-sea fishing charters have always been a way of life in Destin, Florida. Did you know Destin is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village? When I was younger my Dad would take me deep sea fishing with him twice a year, and it was so much fun. We ate Red Snapper and Grouper for weeks. Spending quality time with family while fishing is priceless and then you can cook what you caught on the condo’s grills. Here are some of the our favorite charters:
You can find all this information and MORE on our FREE APP, YFAB. Like us on Facebook “YourFriendatTheBeach” and tell us what is YOUR favorite thing to do is at the beach – and win a chance at a free bike rental for your next visit!
As the newest teammate of Your Friend at the Beach, I’m excited to help plan your next vacation to the Emerald Coast and see why it truly is my favorite place to vacation.
Tori Fox Stapleton