Staycation in the near future?  We love that we live in a place where we can also vacation!  Destin and 30A have so many incredible places to stay, things to do, and views to enjoy.  From Panama City Beach to Seaside, Watercolor, Als Beach and more, there are dozens of incredible homes and condos to choose from, as well as some great boutique hotels.  Erica went on a staycation with some girlfriends recently, and we thought we’d do a roundup of some of our favorite things to do when we staycation!

Slow mornings and Local Coffee – There’s nothing better than starting off your day relaxed and refreshed.  Black Bear Bread Co in Grayton Beach is our go-to for coffee and breakfast. Another great option is Big Bad Breakfast at Inlet Beach where we’ve spent some staycation mornings in the past!  You can also check out some more local options (other than Starbucks) on our recent blog post here. 

Visit some of our favorite beaches – Fall brings the end of tourist season and far less crowds on the beaches.  It’s a great time to catch beautiful sunrises and sunsets along the Emerald Coast.  Morning yoga on the beach, an evening bonfire, you name it and you can find it at some of our favorite beaches here! Livewell 30A offers a great beach bonfire service we’ve used and would recommend!

Lunch – There’s no shortage of great lunch spots along 30A.  If you’re looking for a casual dining experience, Bud and Alley’s is a great option whether it’s just you or you’re with a group.  Shaka Sushi is also a favorite – we love their poke bowl!  Some more of our favorites are featured on our Eat like a Local post here.

Family-Friendly Activities – We love to check out local events going on and enjoy supporting local businesses from Destin to 30A and beyond.  You can find events nearly every weekend during the Fall, and we feature some popular options in round-ups on the blog occasionally.  If you want to find some local things to do year-round, you can find them in this recent post.

Kid-Free Fun–  Don’t have the kids with you on your next staycation?  Time for a nice date night! Check out our favorite date night activities here, including one of our favorite places to stay.

Capture the Memories –  Whether it’s just you, or you and the family, a staycation can be a great time to get portraits you can cherish long after your break is over.  You can schedule a Fall or Winter session with us regardless of where you’re staying! Reach out today to secure your preferred date!

Relax –  Most of all, we love to plan time to just relax and enjoy our stay!  Between work and family life, the hustle and bustle can become a routine.  Planning out some time for relaxation, fun, and doing things we enjoy is a must! 

What do you always do on your staycations that we didn’t mention?  Drop us a comment so we can add it to the list!