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Planning Your 30A Super Bowl Party

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2018

The only good thing about this cold weather is that it means it’s football season and the Super Bowl is right around the corner. Four weeks from now, we will watch two teams play to win the 52nd Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Super Bowl parties can be a big deal and you may have already started planning yours. Even if your favorite team isn’t playing, fun with friends and great food is always a good plan. Here are some popular Super Bowl party ideas you can try this year: While we are used to the usual wings and chili on Super Bowl day, there is plenty of time to get creative before your party. We found quite a selection of Football Party Ideas and... read more

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Ten Trendy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2018

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year. A time when one can wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and start from scratch. While Apple Watches, Fitbits and Exercise Apps are making New Year goals for you, here are ten trendy resolutions that don’t begin with hitting the gym.  Be more mindful and in the present moment. With such busy schedules we are always looking ahead, sometimes forgetting to focus on what’s happening now. Being present in the moment is about listening to yourself and others. It’s about being grateful and enjoying your surroundings.  Put down your cell phone . Let’s face it, cell phone addiction affects us all. We are so busy looking... read more

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The Story Behind the Surfing Deer

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Surfing Deer is one of the newest of Ann and George Hartley’s restaurants located in Seagrove Beach. Many may remember V Seagrove which was the previous restaurant on the corner of 30A and 395. Living in this area for years, I always planned to go to V as it reminded me of something you would find on the Miami strip. Floor to ceiling windows so you can see right in, huge chandeliers, and modern décor made it stand out. When I finally made it, it had become the Surfing Deer. But I wasn’t disappointed in the least. The Name: When you tell someone you’re going to the Surfing Deer, most likely they’ll ask you to repeat yourself. Not your... read more

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5 Things You Can’t Miss in South Walton

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our beautiful beaches attract thousands all year long. While you can find plenty of things to do each month, the colder weather and early sunsets may limit your beach time. No worries! We are going to fill you in on some exciting things you can do during the upcoming weeks. The Hub is a fun place everyone can enjoy with lots of activity every week. Great restaurants, ice cream, and weekly movies on an outdoor big screen make it one of our favorite spots. Bring a blanket or sit near the firepit to stay warm. Check their calendar for matinee or evening movies to bring the whole family.  Seaside Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from... read more

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How to Host a Holiday Party on 30A

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017

When most of the world is shoveling snow, we are brushing sand off our feet! Yes, the temperatures along the Emerald Coast during December are cool enough to see the seasons and still enjoy a walk on the beach. The Holiday spirit is strong with 30a beach towns lit up with lights and holiday happenings in cozy 30a vacation rentals. Here are 5 simple steps to host the perfect holiday party on 30A!  The first thing you want to do when planning a holiday party is to pick a date. There are a lot of parties happening this time of year as well as travel so picking a date that’s convenient for most might be more difficult than you think. Keep an open... read more

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What’s New to Eat on 30A

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

If you have been coming to the Gulf Coast for years now, you most likely have some favorite spots to eat that have become a tradition. There are so many great places for all kinds of palates that it can be hard to narrow it down during a short trip. We have a few new places in town we wanted to let you know about that might just be your new favorite restaurant next time you visit. Black Bear Bread Company opened earlier this year in the Shops of Grayton Beach on Logan Lane. They serve fresh baked bread along with breakfast and lunch from an impressive menu. For breakfast, choose from a variety of delicious pastries, breakfast sandwiches, or a... read more

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A Holiday Gift Getting Guide on 30A

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving is over, and the race is on to get everyone on your list covered by Christmas. From kids to spouse, teachers to hairdressers, the list can get quite diverse. You’ve come to the right place. 30A has a variety of unique boutiques with presents to please an assortment of individuals. Here’s our list of favorite shops that offer great gifts, so you can be back on the beach in no time!  The Merchants of Seaside offer a plethora of little shops with some incredible finds. Fusion Art & Glass is a high-end art glass studio where you can find one of a kind pieces perfect for any décor. Duckies Shop of Fun carries toys, kids’ clothing... read more

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Things to do this Christmas on the Coast

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The end of the year comes quickly and is packed full with holiday festivities, family gatherings, shopping, and a lot of fun. In the 30A area, we don’t hold back with things to add to your itinerary. Whether you’re here for a week or just a weekend, there are some things you’ll definitely want to mark on your calendar. Cuvee 30A is open on Christmas Eve from 4pm-8:30pm for a special Tim Creehan dinner and on Christmas Day from 11am-3pm. These meals are by reservation only to enjoy the award-winning menu and chef specials for the holidays. Café Thirty-A is hosting a Charity Christmas Soiree on December 1st in Seagrove Beach with all proceeds... read more

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6 Tips to Make Your Black Friday a Shopping Success

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017

Black Friday is one of the most exciting shopping days of the year. With only 31 days till Christmas and incredible deals, it’s no wonder this day can create a shopping frenzy! Follow these 6 tips to get what you want and truly feel successful this Black Friday.  Tip #1 Do your homework Research Black Friday deals before you hit the road. Check out ads online or in the paper to find what places offer the best deals and what time those deals are offered. Download apps or clip coupons that may offer additional discounts. Tip #2 Plan your attack Each store has a slightly different approach to Black Friday deals. Map out the stores you plan to... read more

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Why Thanksgiving on 30A is an Excellent Idea

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thanksgiving is the one holiday that gives everyone a day off except the host. Flashback to last year’s Thanksgiving. If you were slaving over a hot stove while the kids played outside, the husbands watched football and the other wives discussed Black Friday strategies then it’s time for some new memories. Here are a few reasons why Thanksgiving on 30A is an excellent idea!  We have a lot of dining options here on 30A during Thanksgiving Day. You can sleep in instead of setting an alarm to get up and start cooking. You can spend the day enjoying the beach instead of stuck in the kitchen. What you do with your day off is completely up to you... read more