the best spots on 30a

GO:

ALYS BEACH. literally the most visually pleasing architecture i have ever laid eyes on. i could spend the whole day just walking around taking photos of every detail of this place. we made a morning of it and grabbed coffee at fonville press, walked over to charlie's donut truck and let the kids play in the splash pad. theres also a really neat play area for kids beside fonville press if you want to skip the donuts (but ummmm who skips donuts on vacation!!!)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: overall cover up. straw hat. bikini. birks.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: overall cover up. straw hat. bikini. birks.

SHOP:

this is in NO WAY a comprehensive list of all the boutiques on 30a. these are just my personal favorites that i refuse to miss while i am down there. 

willow + mercer

willow + mercer

willow + mercer

willow + mercer

women:

willow (the seaside AND rosemary beach locations, they're different)

soho beach in gulf place (this one is kind of a drive but so reasonable that its worth the drive)

yellow fly trading co (shops at the hub/ watersound)

oko (shops at the hub/ watersound)

mercantile (seaside)

willow + mercer (a lifestyle variation of the willow shops, 30 avenue shops at inlet beach)

rosemary beach trading co (rosemary beach)

outpost (30 avenue shops at inlet beach)

men:

old florida outfitters (watercolor beach)

yellow fly trading co (shops at the hub/ watersound)

mason (seaside)

kids:

gigi's (rosemary beach)

oko kids (the shops at the hub/ watersound)

fitz and emme (rosemary beach)

little red (watercolor beach)

outpost. coffee AND shopping.

outpost. coffee AND shopping.

the donut hole

the donut hole

EAT:

again… in no way a comprehensive list. just my favs. theres tons of other suggestions i have (like red bar, bud and alleys, cowgirl kitchen, goatfeathers, etc) but i'm trying to keep it short and sweet.

la cocina (seacrest beach)

acme icehouse (seacrest beach.. the BEST pizza. ask to eat outside because inside is dark & depressing)

stinky's fish camp (santa rosa.. go early or you will wait for hours)

the donut hole (inlet beach. GO EARLY..like 7am.. or you will wait..for the best food of all time)

the hub (watersound) - this one needs some description. this place has like 5 different walk up places to get food, like stationary food trucks. so everyone can go grab what they want quickly and come back to the middle and eat it together. they have music nights and movie nights. its a TON of fun for the kids and perfect if they tend to want to run around during dinner. get a bushwhacker for me…or 4.