August is the time to reflect on the summer and get in that last minute weekend trip to your favorite place in the world, 30A. Although the days are the hottest this month, and the weather is unpredictable, 30A still has so many fun things to do and experience. So slip on the QUEORK sandals, and slather on some sunscreen while we take you on an August stroll around 30A.
Every Saturday is the Seaside Farmer’s Market, and if you can’t catch this one, don’t worry, Rosemary Beach always has their's on Sundays.
If you are tired from a long day at the beach, stop by the food trucks at Seaside and grab something to go. The Meltdown on 30A is our favorite, try the Grilled Pimento Cheese. Or you can keep your body in bikini mode by trying a juice cleanse at Raw and Juicy.
Those of you however who are looking for some actual calories to burn off at the beach, should definitely try our favorite restaurants below.
Bud and Alley’s at Seaside – upper deck, great place to sit and watch all your cares roll away with the tides with a great view of the beach. With many local catch options, their menu will have something for anyone, we personally love the Grilled Gulf Snapper, and their crab cakes are delicious. Their salads are amazing and the perfect light meal after a long day at the beach.
If you are needing to really refuel, go to Trattoria Borago at their new location on the bay off Hwy 331, definitely worth the drive. With an authentic take on traditional Italian cooking. Everything from pan seared scallops to traditional pasta dishes and we can’t say enough about how wonderful the food is here. The linguine is simple but one of our favorite things on the menu. The Grouper Nicoise is also a big hit. With an extensive wine menu and creative craft cocktails, this is definitely one of the best options on 30a.
For a different type of day in Florida that isn’t at the beach, there are plenty of activities at Choctawhatchee Bay. The bay and its adjoining bayous and rivers are ideal for boating, fishing, YOLO boarding, kayaking and eco tours. If you don’t own a boat, there are still plenty of ways to access and enjoy the bay, including the new public park under the 331 bridge or you can go to Baytown Wharf and jump on the Solaris for a dinner cruise and watch the sunset. You can also schedule a private boat tour of the Choctawhatchee through 30A Excursions
Activities on the Choctawhatchee (for more info visit 30a.com and click on tours)
Pickos Ski and Wakeboard School
Backwater Tours of the Choctawhatchee River Basin
30A Paddleboard Yoga
Inshore Night Fishing Excursion
If you are ready to let your hair down a night or two, these are our favorite places.
The Red Bar – Great for live music and people watching, you can also enjoy dinner before the party starts
The Hub – live music almost every night here, if not they are probably playing a movie or a game on the big screen, check out the extremely popular Forest Williams band there this Friday!
Marie’s Bistro – one of our favorites for live music, check out their karaoke night on Saturdays
Also a great happening this month is an evening with Kyle Jacobs on August 16th for the “story behind the song series” hosted by Hibiscus Coffee and Guesthouse. The Story behind the Song series features songwriters who perform and share the stories behind their top hits. Kyle Jacobs has written songs for artists such as Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Lee Brice.
Also contact 30A Bonfires if you are looking for something more laid back for the family, they will set all of it up for you.