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Falling in love with the beach neighborhoods of South Walton is a no-brainer. With white sand, turquoise water, art, architecture, delicious food and sunsets for days (literally!), this is one love affair that never gets old. No holiday required to enjoy this list of 30 Romantic Things to Do on 30A. Read to the end and let us know what you would add. Enjoy!
30 Create a signature scent by mixing your own perfume at Pish Posh Patchouli’s in Rosemary Beach.
29 Sample a homemade sorbet at the Blue Mountain Beach Creamery.
28 Hit the links with a tee time for two at Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club or Camp Creek Golf Club.
27 Go for a dozen oysters at Great Southern Café, Stinky’s or Hurricane Oyster Bar.
26 Enjoy a leisurely hike exploring the trails of Point Washington State Forest.
25 Try your hand at bocce ball on a lush green or play on the pétanque court in Seaside.
24 Book a trail ride at Arnett’s Gulfside Stables and enjoy a date that’s hot to trot.
23 Arrive early enough to grab a donut from the Donut Hole or Charlie’s Donut Truck or try a guilt-free gluten-free treat at La Loba’s Bakery.
22 Pick up fresh flowers at Iona’s Flower Market…. just because.
21 Take in the art scene at galleries like Justin Gaffrey Studio, A. Wickey Gallery or Tommy Crow Studios.
20 Stroll through Watercolor’s Cerulean Park from Western Lake to 30A and make a special wish by the fountain.
19 Grab a latte for two (foam heart included) at Amavida Coffee. Throw in a dark chocolate bar while you’re there.
18 Browse the offerings hand-in-hand at the Seaside Farmers Market or the 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach.
17 Opt for a lovely lunch with a view at 723 Whiskey Bravo, Sol Luna or Bud and Alley’s.
16 Find the nearest live music venue like Pandora’s, the Red Bar or Local Catch and claim a cozy table for two.
15 Enjoy the striking pool-side scenery along with cocktails and dinner at Alys Beach’s Caliza Pool.
14 Stop in for happy hour at Watercolor Inn’s The Gathering Spot to enjoy sushi and a delicious cucumber martini.
13 Grab the brightest kite you can find and take off to the beach with your head in the clouds.
12 Indulge in a sweet and savory treat at La Crema Tapas and Chocolate. Chocolate-dipped bacon? Enough said.
11 Take selfies in front of the giant red heart in the garden at Grayt Grounds Coffee House in Grayton Beach.
10 Cruise 30A with the windows down, checking out architectural gems and not-so-secretly plan your dream home.
9 Book a couples massage at the Watercolor Spa or Vivo Spa Salon and be pampered alongside your sweetheart
8 Sample an array of wines during a Friday tasting at Chan’s Wine World or Wild Olives.
7 Bring a blanket and settle in under the Wedding Tree at Eden State Gardens for a romantic picnic and scenic views of the lush lawn.
6 Take your pick and enjoy a jog along Scenic Highway 30A or the Gulf of Mexico.
5 Shop for something sweet or sexy at Sirens Lingerie in Grayton Beach.
4 Claim your territory on the sugar white sands and make it a beach day of splashing, lounging and sandcastle building.
3 Plan a stand-up paddleboard date for two and paddle along any of South Walton’s 15 coastal dune lakes.
2 Make it a date on wheels and cruise the neighborhoods of 30A (tandem bicycles optional).
1 Make your way to the beach just before the sun goes down and enjoy the most beautiful sunset show Mother Nature has to offer.
And for those of you who like it all in one place, here’s the romantic rundown again!