When it comes to the spring season, there is typically only a few different holidays to celebrate. One such occasion is St. Patrick’s Day, which is always a blast. St. Patrick’s Day is always a popular time of year to celebrate with green-themed décor (including green beer of course!) and plenty of costumes. Make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day a special one by visiting South Walton. South Walton features a variety of exciting spring 30A activities for you to enjoy along with St. Patrick’s Day events. Take a look at how you can celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day with us on 30A:
Lucky Leprechaun 5K/10K
30A is part of the Emerald Coast here in Florida with neighboring cities just a few minutes away. Our neighbors in Fort Walton Beach host the annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K/10K each year that is the perfect mini-run for families to participate in. This event allows everyone to dress up as a leprechaun and walk or run in the race. Even the young children can get involved with the Lil’ Leprechaun 1-mile run that is great for kids. Regardless of if you run or walk the race, you will be able to have a fun family event just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Visit Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub
If you are looking for the best “home base” for your St. Patrick’s Day activities, look no further than Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub in Santa Rosa Beach. This local Irish pub features all of your favorite Irish beer and will be hosting a variety of St. Patrick’s Day activities. Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub is a family restaurant, so you will find a variety of tasty dishes on hand for everyone to enjoy including children’s meals. You will also find tasty pub fare too in case you are not in the mood for authentic Irish cuisine.
Kayak Around the Emerald Coast
Whenever you are not enjoying St. Patrick’s Day festivities you can also enjoy some lovely spring activities found around 30A and the rest of the Emerald Coast. We highly suggest taking the chance to explore the Emerald Coast from the water. The best way to do this is with a kayak rental. The Rental Shop is one of the best boat rental shops here around 30A. You can grab a few kayaks for the family that will let you navigate the coastline. Getting the chance to see incredible views together is a memory making experience.
The adults will love the first chance they get to head over to the nearest golf course especially when the weather is so beautiful here in the spring. Luckily, 30A features a variety of local golf courses that will be just down the street from our vacation rentals. The Santa Rose Golf and Beach Club is a great 18-hole golf course and has been ranked as a top spot for Destin Magazine. You can enjoy the full 18-hole course or cut it short at 9 holes so can other outdoor activities later in the day.
Visit a Local State Park
During your festivities, make sure you visit one of the local state parks that are in the area. St. Andrews State Park was previously a military reservation. It is now a gorgeous park with plenty of dunes and clear water shorelines. This is a great spot to walk along the beach to see local seabirds and even other wildlife such as alligators. Camp Helen State Park features some of the larges dune lakes in Florida and is surrounded by Lake Powell. Eden Gardens State Park features the Historic Wesley Homestead that includes antique family heirlooms. No matter which park you visit, you will find a wonderful time.
Enjoy Activities at Your Vacation Rental
Families can also spend some time enjoying the amenities at their vacation rental. You will find private homes that offer incredible amenities such as spacious living room spaces with Smart TVs and comfortable furniture. Gourmet kitchens let you prepare your own Irish feast with full size appliances and countertop space. Spacious backyards let you host a St. Patrick’s Day party for you and family who are staying at the home. Make sure to pick up some Irish beer from the local markets and some take out for a great time! Our vacation rentals are sure to keep you comfortable during every day of your St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Get Ready for 30A This St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, so make sure to book your vacation rental with us today. You will not find a better lodging option for you and your family along the Emerald Coast. Contact our team today and we will find you the perfect rental!
Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll on the beach or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico and more. But sometimes you just want to beat the heat with a little air conditioning and go to a movie theater on 30A. Historic 30A is dotted with theaters showing the next film you want to see.
Find a Movie Theater on 30A
The theater runs first-run movies that are Hollywood’s most recent blockbusters. See the latest installment of your favorite movie franchise or see something new featuring your favorite actor. Take advantage of special events like private watch parties, Summer Movie Express – children’s movie favorites all summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for just $2 for the kids, or the My Way Matinee, a special sensory-friendly showing of first-run films that allows guests to sing along, dance, walk around, talk, or do whatever they need to feel comfortable.
AMC at Destin Commons
Destin Commons is full of activities, fun, dining, and more. You can spend an entire day, or just a few hours, browsing the shops and finding the perfect 30A souvenir, enjoy the weather, or take a break from it all and escape to the air-conditioning of a theater for a break. The AMC at Destin Commons shows first-run movies in a comfortable setting. See the latest release of your favorite movie franchise or discover something new. Take advantage of specials including private or early-access screenings, discounted matinee tickets, and many other specials.
Alys Beach Amphitheater
Florida’s year-round beautiful weather means hosting a lot of events outdoors, even movies. The Alys Beach Amphitheater hosts live concerts and other events, as well as movie nights. Pack up your necessities like beach chairs or blankets, a picnic with your favorite snacks and drinks, and whatever else you may need to enjoy a movie out in the fresh air.
The Grand 16 – Pier Park
If your 30A adventures have taken you to Panama City Beach, there is plenty to do and see. Take a break from the sand and sun in the air conditioning and catch a first-run movie with luxury seating, 4K laser projecting, and more. Their Summer Kid’s Flicks series offers up children’s favorite movies for an unforgettable summer at the movies, while Super Saver Tuesday provides deep discounts on all seats for every film.
Suds n Cinema
The traditional “dinner and a movie date” is easy in Fort Walton Beach. The theater in downtown Fort Walton Beach hosts first-run films while serving traditional movie treats in addition to pizza, hot dogs, and paninis, as well as drinks – soft drinks and water as well as adult beverages like domestic and craft beers, and wine. You can even book a private showing for your child’s birthday, corporate event, or other private gatherings.
Boulevard 10 AMC
Grand Boulevard is full of shopping, dining, and more to make your 30A getaway great. You can spend an entire day, or just a few hours, browsing the shops and finding the perfect 30A souvenir, enjoy the weather, or take a break from it all and escape to the air-conditioning of a movie theater on 30A for a break. The Boulevard 10 AMC theater shows first-run movies in a comfortable setting. See the latest release of your favorite movie franchise or find something new. Take advantage of specials including private or early-access screenings, discounted matinee tickets, and many other specials.
Movie Under the Stars
The kids are out of school, summer’s going strong, and you need something to keep everyone busy. The Seaside neighborhood presents a summer series of “movies under the stars.” Back up lawn chairs, blankets, and your favorite refreshments and watch a movie on the inflatable theater-size screen set up at the Seaside amphitheater.
Take in a Flick on 30A
Begin and end every day of your 30A respite in a vacation rental by Tropical Escape 30A. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. We have homes for your small group all the way up to five bedrooms for a large 30A adventure with some movie-going along the way. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more.
Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll on the beach or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico and more. While you soak up the sun and other activities, you may want to go shopping on 30A or stock up on essentials for your stay at a vacation rental provided by Tropical Escape 30A.
Best Shopping on 30A
It’s not just a place, it’s a brand. If you’re looking for a souvenir that reflects the vibe of the area, head to a 30A store. Head to Gulf Place or Seagrove Plaza in Santa Rosa Beach or check out the supply inside Amavida Coffee Shop in Rosemary Beach. You’ll find items for men, women, and children, from shirts to hats and even can koozies. Want to help the environment? The 30A brand has a full line of 30A recycled shirts made of recycled plastic bottles, drinkware, beer, wine, paddle boards, and YOLO bikes!
Not only is it home to one of the 30A brand stores, but it also has plenty of other great shopping opportunities. There’s fascinating art, wine and spirits, paddleboard and bike rentals, and delicious treats like ice cream. Get your day started at Sunrise Coffee or taste the sea at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar to refuel for more 30A shopping fun.
Seaside Famer’s Market
There are many farmer’s markets that dot the towns along 30A, but the one in Seaside is a must-visit. Not only will you find fresh fruits and veggies to add to your home-cooked meals, but you’ll also find locally-made crafts that make perfect souvenirs. If you’d like to grow your own produce when you get home, some vendors even give classes about seasonality and sustainability of growth, and what foods to choose to lead a healthier lifestyle.
While many shopping experiences along 30A feature local businesses, if you’re looking to restock on something like makeup, grad some sporting goods you couldn’t bring with you or catch the latest box office hit, there’s a place to do all that. The shopping center features national brands like Sephora, Bass Pro Shops, Abercrombie & Fitch, and more. If your smartphone took a dive in the waves with you, get it fixed at their Smart Phone Fix-It store. If you’re hoping to see a movie, grab some popcorn and take a seat in the AMC.
Home to the third 30A store, the town center shopping area hosts a myriad of other local businesses providing fashion, beauty, home, and gift ideas. Replace your bathing suit or another beach girl at Bombora Sun & Surf, find some fun fashion for the kids at Gigi’s, or deck out the guys of the group at Tidwell & Son. You can even dress your pooch for the beach at Huck & Harlowe Dog Outfitters! Get a new book for some beach reading at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore & Gallery or relax and rejuvenate at Vivo Spa 30A. Fill up with delicious eats from Havana Beach, La Crema Tapas & Chocolate, or satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sugar Shak.
If you’re looking for a place that has it all, make sure to spend some time at Harborwalk Village. In the heart of Destin Harbor, you’ll be able to watch the boats and other activities on the Gulf as you peruse the shops and other activities available. If you want to spend your own time on the water, rent a jet ski, pontoon, kayak, paddleboard, or other vessels. Take a tour in a glass-bottom boat or enjoy a dolphin cruise. There’s also live music, weekly fireworks shows, and theme events. Don’t forget the shopping! Pick up some beach gear at Nautical Treasures or Aloha Surf Company or customize a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one at U-Name-It. Fuel up for more fun at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, and others.
Shop ‘Til You Drop on 30A
Begin and end every day of your 30A respite in a vacation rental by Tropical Escape 30A. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. There’s also plenty of storage for you to secure your newest 30A gear in large closets. We have homes for your small group all the way up to five bedrooms for a large 30A shopping excursion. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more.