Roamings: Memorial Day on the 30A

Posted in Travel
on August 22, 2017

Here is a short re-cap from our family Memorial Day vacation. We had an amazing time in Seaside, FL for the weekend and I would go back in a heartbeat!

My family from Texas plans an annual beach trip in Northwest Florida every year and this year we chose to do it in Seaside, FL. I had so many recommendations from friends that I simply could not try them all. This means I’ll have simply had to take a trip back! My family is a load of fun. I have four brothers and none of them are short on personality, so every vacation is an adventure. It was pleasant to have my cousins, my uncle and his wife join as well. My mom rented out a big beach home with Royal Destinations and we all piled in for one wild ride!

Scroll down to see photos of the beach house.

The Beach House (Sheer Elegance) – Photo Credits via Royal DestinationsΒ 

The front of the beach house in Blue Mountain beach

The pool

 

My room for the weekend

Highlights From Our Trip

Renting Pontoon Boats and Partying on Crab Island – This is a must do in Destin! Crab Island is a beautiful area near the Destin highway bridge where the water is clear and shallow enough to where you can anchor your boat and party all day. There are tons of floating restaurants and bars to satisfy your cravings while you’re enjoying the sun! My Dad is obsessed with the burgers from CI’s Burger stand and purchased at least 60 burgers for our entire crew throughout the day! That same burger joint hosted a DJ and dance party in the late afternoon where we enjoyed listening to our favorite songs and splashing the day away.

 

Crab Island

Crab Island during the 4th of July

Touring Seaside Square – I had always wanted to visit Seaside Square after seeing all of my blogger friends beautiful photos from the area. My friend Rachel Wehring of What Is She Wehring tagged along with me. We walked around the square with Prosecco filled coconuts from Raw and Juicy and popped into every boutique that caught our eye. Later on, in the week, we visited a signature Lilly Pulitzer store called The Barefoot Princess in Watercolor and then grabbed pizzas from Bud and Alley’s.

 

A prosecco-filled coconut

Seaside, FL

Dinner at Cuvee 30A – Cuvee 30A is an upscale restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach. Perfect for a date night with your significant other. My mom and I tried their NY Strip Steak and it was heavenly. The Rose’ Champagne was exquisite as well.

Riding Bikes through Blue Mountain Beach –Β I snagged a quick bicycle ride with my sister in-law before I had to head home on Wednesday. One of my favorite activities is riding bikes in scenic places. We took a short trip up the road to For the Health of It (30A’s Organic Grocery) where I had an acai berry smoothie and we split an oatmeal cookie from La Loba’s Bakery.

Our bikes parked at Seaside Square

 

Until Next Time.

-SΒ 

 

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