A Guide to 30A With Kids

My favorite beach vacation in the continental U.S. is 30A. This stretch of highway in Florida boasts pristine beaches with charming towns and a great food scene. This. blog will have a guide to going to 30A with kids – we will cover our favorite places to stay, eat, and play!


30A doesn’t have a ton of hotels or condos. You’ll find that most people stay in vacation homes or Airbnbs. Our favorite towns in 30A to stay in are Seaside, because of its walkable town square and quaint streets, and Santa Rosa, for its more affordable accommodations. We think that Seaside is by far the best place to stay if you’re coming with kids. There’s lots of outdoor space that’s sheltered from cars for kids to run around, and almost everywhere you rent is going to be within walking distance to a private beach. This town also has the most kid-friendly food scene, with multiple food trucks and fun ice cream shops.


No guide to 30A with kids would be complete without mentioning some of the great food options you’ll find. Our favorite places are:

-The Great Southern Cafe in Seaside

-Meltdown 30A in Seaside

-Black Bear Bread in Seaside and Grayton

-Amavida Coffee in Seaside

-The DayTrader is Seaside

-Grayton Seafood in Grayton

-George’s in Alys Beach

-The Foneville Press in Alys Beach

-Shunks Gulley in Santa Rosa

-The Perfect Pig in Santa Rosa

-Old Florida Fish House in Santa Rosa

-Red Fish taco in Santa Rosa


-Spend all day at the beach – if we aren’t staying at a house with beach access, our favorite is Grayton Beach.

-Drive over to Destin, and rent a boat for a day at Crab Island.

-Get stereotypical matching t-shirts from The Seaside Style.

-Browse my favorite bookstore in the world – Sundog Books.

-Wander the quaint streets in Rosemary and Alys.