Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your early summer escape. 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. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled early summer break that includes activities on 30A for young and old, on water or for land lovers.
Whether your trip is just a quick few days or a couple of weeks, you will definitely want to make time to hang out at the beautiful beaches along 30A. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach or take a walk with loved ones. When the weather’s right you’ll want to take a dip in the Gulf, for a swim or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even gather your group for a horseback ride down the beach.
One of the easiest and most fun activities for your whole group. Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial day journey. There are several experiences to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and more for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill when you go shark fishing.
Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green waters for the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species can be seen. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.
As one of the most popular activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break outs, Navy SEALs, and castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Most escape rooms give you 60 minutes to solve all the clues and break out to win, so quick thinking and teamwork are a must.
Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.
As spring heads toward summer and the weather heats up, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening and stay out for a shorter period of time. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.
Begin and end every day of your early summer respite in a vacation rental by I Love 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. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, private pool, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled early summer trip to 30A!