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Things to do when staying in Old Florida Village

 

Things to do while staying at Old Florida Village!
If you are thinking about staying in Old Florida Village and coming to visit the white sugar-sand beaches of the Emerald Coast here are some of the local favorites to do during your vacation!

Catch the sunset at Bud & Alley's
Bud & Alleys' specialty is serving up a fresh take on the Southern coastal classics, and has become a trusted tradition for generation after generation for those seeking the unassuming upscale seaside restaurant with a sense of place.
As the sun sets locals and visitors alike gather at dusk on the Rooftop Bar at Bud & Alley's to celebrate the end of another perfect day in paradise by sounding the vintage bell.


Stinky's Fish Camp a 30A Favorite
As is said time and time again, with a name like Stinky’s, it better be good.  Stinky’s Fish Camp is a culinary staple in South Walton does not disappoint. This fun, cool and comfortable environment they have created makes you just not want to leave. They use only the freshest ingredients and local seafood are used to create classic dishes, with a well thought out wine list that is based on taste, not price, to round out the experience. Don't forget to stop next door at Stinky’s Bait Shack for their selection of bay and surf fishing gear, and of course don’t forget about their selection of craft beers as you enjoy the view over Lake Allen.



Fish out of Water in Watercolor
Fish Out of Water is one of Santa Rosa Beach’s premier fine dining destinations. Executive Chef Todd Rogers and his culinary team provide guests with an unforgettable experience through a menu highlighted by fresh local fish and meats infused with Southern flavor.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast as the rising sun sparkles across the Gulf. In the evening, the emerald waters provide a romantic backdrop perfectly enhanced by the extensive wine list. Before or after your meal, enjoy a cocktail in the casually chic lounge.
Reservations are recommended. Casual attire is acceptable.

Red Bar in Grayton Beach
A local institution that’s not to be missed, Grayton Beach's Red Bar is quintessential 30A. Known for its fun and funky bohemian beach shack vibe, The Red Bar’s a great spot for food, cocktails and live music.
The simple but varied menu includes pasta with crawfish and shrimp, panné chicken and mashed potatoes, stuffed eggplant, crab cakes and fish of the day. Oh, and don’t forget about the salad – it is the best anywhere on the Emerald Coast! The Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly during dinner. The party gets cranked up a notch after the dinner crowd thins, creating a more funky atmosphere. Don’t be surprised to spot celebrities here late at night. But please be cool, everybody just wants to chill at The Red Bar.




Gulf Place Town Center is shopping & then some! 

Gulf Place is an eclectic collection of neighborhood shops and services, walking distance from Old Florida Village, and just across from the white, sugar-sand beaches of the Scenic 30-A Corridor.The nearby beach also offers plenty of inspiration for The Artists at Gulf Place, a collection of colorful huts here that showcase a variety of local talents. In addition to great meals and drinks, La Playa features live music on their open-air patio across from the Gulf many nights a week even in the cooler months when table-side fire pits help take the chill out of the air and offer up a pleasing ambiance for unwinding at the end of the day. If you’re here on a Sunday, try lunch at Pizza by the Sea, and then head over to Gulf Place’s green and join the locals for a few friendly games of kickball.
Shop, Eat, and enjoy the amazing things that Gulf Place has to offer!


Raw & Juicy
Located at the corner of County Highway 30A and Central Square in Seaside, Florida, you can't miss this little charming airstream café.
The café serves fresh organic salads, cold-pressed organic juices, protein shakes, fresh prepared foods, and healthy snacks prepared fresh daily at The Kitchen.  Open 8am to 5pm daily.


Paddle Board!
30A has some of the best waterways on the Emerald Coast between Coastal Dune Lakes and all of the state parks there are just so many places to go, so grab your stand-up paddle board and get going!
YOLO rents inflatable stand-up paddle boards for half-day and daily rates, perfect for transporting them around town without strapping them to your car! If you haven't tried it yet, it is truly one of the coolest ways to experience the Emerald Coast!


Bike 30 A
Eighteen miles of bike paths along the beach and coastal dune lakes makes exercise a fun and interesting event.
If you are staying with Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals Big Fish Bike Rentals  is included with the amenities package and is the best way to see 30A! Hop on the wonderful scenic bike path that stretches the entire 18 mile length of Highway 30A and enjoy the beautiful sights of Grayton State Park and views of the Gulf while peddling through iconic neighborhoods. You can rent bikes by the day, but if you’re staying somewhere along 30A you might want to rent them for the entire week. After one ride along the Timpoochee, your bike may become the preferred mode of transportation at the beach.

Trebeache'
Perfectly located in the heart of Blue Mountain Beach, Trebeaché boasts an elegant yet resort casual restaurant offering a menu featuring classic to contemporary fare with a variety of ethnic flares. In addition, Trebeaché offers an exquisite full service event venue that can accommodate up to 400 guests along with ample space for music entertainment.
For all of those brunch lovers out there they also offer $5 Bottomless Mimosas at brunch on Sundays!
Attire is casual!



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