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!