The Ultimate Florida Bucket List

Don’t just vacation, start living. The Gulf Coast isn’t only about sugary sand beaches and warm waters—we have the ultimate Florida bucket list to make your trip one-of-a-kind this year. Experience everything the Emerald Coast has to offer from sandcastles to snuba. Excitement for all ages is waiting on 30A!

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Everything You Need to Know About Creating the Best Florida Bucket List

Sitting on the beach soaking in rays is relaxing, sure, but isn’t it time for more? Start planning your best beach trip with our Florida bucket list. Ziplines and dolphin cruises are just the beginning. Start exploring the Emerald Coast today!

  • Underwater Museum of Art

Are you a certified diver and ready for your next adventure? Dive into the Destin’s one-of-a-kind Underwater Museum of Art. The underwater gallery consists of several carefully crafted sculptures 58-feet under the water and one nautical mile from the shore. Independent divers are welcome to enjoy at their leisure, or you can schedule a visit through Emerald Coast Scuba.  

  • Dolphin BoatSee the Dolphins

Get to know one of the Gulf’s friendliest maritime mammals with a Destin dolphin cruise. Take a ride on the wildly popular Southern Star Dolphin Cruises, where you’re guaranteed to spot dolphins and several other marine life. Or reserve your WaveRunner through Boogie’s Watersports and get up close and personal with the dolphins.

  • Zipline at Baytowne Wharf

Soar forty feet over the beautiful town of Baytowne Wharf. The Baytowne Adventure Zone Zipline is 300-feet across and takes you zooming over the water. Zippers are required to be between 30 and 300 pounds, so it’s the perfect adventure for the whole family!

  • Explore the Coastal Dune Lakes

What is a dune lake, you ask? Our Coastal Dune lakes are naturally occurring phenomenons where the ocean recedes behind towering dunes creating a vast lake. They are a sight like no other and only exist in certain sections of the world. Don’t miss your chance to see the dune lakes up close and personal during your next trip to the Emerald Coast!

  • mother and son paddleboarding with life vestsPaddleboard With YOLO

Paddleboarding is one of the best ways to embrace the Gulf’s shores. Drift next to the dolphins, soak in the sunshine, and breath in the fresh, salty air. Never paddled before? No worries. Rent your board through YOLO Board and have their professionals walk you through the process.  

Complete Your Trip With Your Friend at the Beach

101a villas at santa rosa beachWhen your bucket list is complete, and you’re ready to rest your head, come back to your luxurious condo from Your Friend at the Beach. Book your stay at our brand new addition, Villas at Santa Rosa Beach 101A. This stunning rental offers three bedrooms, three baths, and comfortably sleeps eight. It boasts a large master suite with double sinks and a jetted tub and private beach access with beach chair rentals.

Want to add a few more bucket list activities to your trip? Ask us about organizing an exclusive fishing charter or a round of golf in the most beautiful state. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Sunshine State!