Now that you have decided your Halloween needs a little more sun, sand, and sea and a lot less cold, frost, and gray skies, you may be wondering if there is enough holiday activities to keep you and your family happy during your spooktacular getaway to Florida. You are secure in the knowledge that the Tropical Escape 30A holiday hideaway you chose to shelter you will bring comfort and style, so why not trust us a little more and let us show you all the ways you can play during your 30A Halloween? We live here, we work here, and we know the different towns and villages in which our homes and condos are located. We can provide you with a full itinerary of fun, both heartwarming and bone chilling—it is Halloween, after all—and this guide to activities on 30A for Halloween will provide hints, tips, and clues to give your family the escape they have always dreamed of!
Trick-or-Treat Under Clear Skies
If you have live in a colder climate for any amount of time, chances are your children have spent more than a few Halloweens wearing a winter coat over their costumes. And although they may not have appreciated the wearing of the coats, we can pretty much guarantee that they were also quite worried about whether or not they would be able to trick-or-treat during their time on 30A, and we can reassure you all that yes, trick-or-treating will happen! On Halloween itself, the neighborhoods of Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach, everywhere our Tropical Escape 30A properties are located will offer trick-or-treating, with some neighborhoods providing ghostly music to accompany your begging adventures! In many of these communities, the local shops will sponsor a trunk-or-treat event, giving parents ease of mind as well as an additional opportunity to do a little extra treasure hunting, perhaps finding something seasonal to bring back home.
Festivals of Fun
The fall months are when the weather begins to cool down, and as such, fall festivals will pop up all over the coast, especially as you get nearer to Halloween. Every community promises to offer something special, with Rosemary Beach historically offering a Halloween bash that includes trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, face painting, games, and costumes contests. The Farmers Market in Rosemary Beach is open on Sundays, offering Halloween-themed treats and treasures, and the one in Seaside is open on Saturdays, offering much of the same! The Alys Beach Fall Festival, traditionally held the last weekend in October, provides fall crafts, games, and a nighttime showing of a family friendly “scary” movie with the Addam’s Family movie being the movie of choice in 2023. This outdoor festival, held at the Alys Beach Amphitheater, is free to attend and also offers a photo booth for a pictorial souvenir of all the great times you had during your Florida vacation. A pumpkin patch at Camp Helen State Park is open weekends in October and a variety of bike rides are sponsored by the Witches of South Walton; there are no broom flights, but we can promise that you will still enjoy the views by bicycle!
Adulting Is Fun at Halloween
Not all 30A Halloween vacations will involve children, and if you are an adult who is traveling with other adults looking for fun on Halloween, a visit to the Red Bar in Grayton Beach should be number one on your vacation itinerary! Offering entertainment, costume contests, and Halloween-themed drinks as well as your standard favorite beverages, this annual event is generally held on Halloween and promises to bring you joy.
At Home with Tropical Escape 30A
Some of your most comfortable adventures will take place in our Tropical Escape 30A vacation sanctuaries, and even as the sun shines brightly in clear skies and your daylight hours may be spent chilling at the sandy beaches for which we are famous, your Halloween will still be exactly as you dreamed it could be. Binge watch your favorite horror flicks on state-of-the-art televisions, and for those who make scary movies a year-round thing, our Smart televisions will allow you to stream the Shudder channel, ensuring you don’t run out of spine-tingling chills! Bake holiday themed cookies in our fully equipped kitchens, brew pumpkin spice coffees, or create a witch’s brew off recipes you researched online; high-speed internet ensures you can do so easily!
At night, you can relax under a full moon on the patios of our comfy escapes, sipping your witch’s brew and marveling at how nice it is outside, even as your own hometown may be experiencing their first morning frost. However you spend your days and evenings over Halloween, spending every night in our holiday hideaways will be the highlight of your vacation experience. Reserve your favorite sanctuary today and enjoy all the most exciting activities on 30A!