There’s nothing more we love than a cool fall day, one filled with pumpkin spice lattes, the anticipation of the holidays, and time spent at the beach while the rest of the world dons heavy sweaters and their corduroys! Fall on 30A may not look like your vision of what fall should appear to be, but it most definitely will be the most beautiful time to visit! The crowds thin, the white beaches open up, and yes, pumpkin spice can still be found in coffees, pastries, and even beer. Autumn is the off season in the panhandle and may be your most wonderful time of the year as you work on your tan, take your costumed kiddos out to beg for treats, and begin to realize that THIS is the only way you want to spend a fall break from here on out! Our fall 30A vacation guide will help keep your vacation minutes filled with all the best fall activities in Florida!
Toes in the Sand
Of course, we are starting out your fabulous fall season in Florida guide with a trip to the white sand beaches that have made us famous. Made from quartz, the soft crystals are unlike any sand you may have encountered before and provide the most beautiful backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Gulf! Stake your claim on a portion of the beach (it will be delightfully open, as your fall break hits in the middle of our slow season) and spend your day much as you would in the summer. Air temps can reach up to the high 90s and the water has not really started to cool down too much from the summer heat, so your beach time is destined to be a dream come true!
On the Water
Because it is eternally summer on 30A, especially in the fall, this is the perfect time to engage in some of your favorite water sports! Rent jet skis or a boat from Inlet Beach Pontoon Rental and explore the magic of the Gulf on your own. Discover inner peace as you strengthen your core with time spent on a Stand Up Paddleboard from Surf Sup Paddle Board Rentals on 30A or take a sunset cruise while seeking where the dolphins play with Crab Island Dolphin Tours. Life in the Sunshine State moves at a slower pace as we soak in the tranquility that the sea brings and as you play on the water, you will have another thing to be thankful about over Thanksgiving!
A Spooktackular Halloween
The first major holiday of the season, Halloween is guaranteed to be a holiday you will long remember, whether you spend it watching Vixens and Villains Halloween Show at Santa Rosa Beach Aerial Arts on October 22 and 29th or have decided to take a little road trip to Panama City Beach so to let your kiddos dress up and trick or treat at Boo By The Beach at Pier Park! Halloween may look a little different on the panhandle but underneath sunny skies, kids still want to trick or treat and parents will still find themselves sneaking into the treat bags for the Reeses they crave!
Enjoy Fall Season in Florida with a Taste of the Panhandle
As you explore the beaches that can be found along the edges of 30A, enjoying a taste of the panhandle will be another fall activity you won’t get enough of! Stop in the Old Florida Fish House and enjoy an al fresco dinner out by the fire pit, staying warm as you sip cold beers and devour fresh seafood that tastes sweeter here than anyplace else on earth. Enjoy a sophisticated meal at the Vue on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach or sip on your favorite pumpkin spice latte at Amavida in Rosemary Beach. And a bottle of wine shared with your favorite traveling partner at the Wine Bar in Watercolor will keep the smile firmly pasted to your face. The sips you savor, the snacks you devour, and the sunsets you will view are yet another part of your fall escape to the gulf waters that will play a huge part in the highlight reel of your stay!
At Home with Tropical Escape 30A
The beauty of 30A is reflected in the charms and comforts found in your Tropical Escape 30A seasonal sanctuary. Watch the sea crash against the sandy beaches from your private balcony or watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on state-of-the-art televisions in cozy living rooms. Heat up your leftovers from the Old Florida Fish House in our gourmet kitchens, brew a pot of coffee, or create a Halloween-themed feast that tastes as good as it scares! Every minute of your fall getaway spent with us is destined to be filled with fun and wonder when you choose Tropical Escape 30A. Reserve your favorite today!