Coastal Confetti For Your 30A Celebration Vacations

Whether you’re looking for a celebration vacation for a birthday, anniversary or other life events, Sanctuary at Redfish 1105 aka 'Coastal Confetti' provides the perfect backdrop. With coastal chic décor and aqua-toned accents, this luxury 30A vacation rental is nestled within a preserve, which overlooks a rare coastal dune lake. Relaxation and activity are just outside the door. The expansive pool deck includes 4 pools, including one seasonally heated, two hot tubs, a firepit, and gas grills. There are chaise lounges for relaxing poolside Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023

What’s New On 30A and In Miramar Beach – Summer 2022

While we love visiting iconic 30A and Miramar Beach restaurants and celebrating traditions, we also love to try all the great new offerings that South Walton has to offer. With the help of Visit South Walton, we’ve gathered the highlights of what’s new this summer on 30-A and in Miramar Beach, Florida. NEW DINING OPTIONS Commelfo Restaurant (Miramar Beach) Commelfo offers upscale dishes from French cuisine. Pronounced "Comme-il-Faut" it translates in French to "done the proper way". Known for their lamb, lobster ravioli, beef carpaccio Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Free Admission to Florida State Parks On 30A This Summer

Are you planning a 30A vacation this summer? If so, you may want to take advantage of the FREE day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park located along Scenic Highway 30A this summer. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Walton County Tourism Department is covering the cost of entry for day-use visitors to increase available parking for beachgoers and offer access to wide a variety of eco-tourism activities available in South Walton County. Topsail Hill State Preserve is a 1,640-acre Gulf-front park, which Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Sanctuary at Redfish along Hwy 30A Offers Upgraded Vacation Rentals & Access to Big Redfish Lake

Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach along Scenic Highway 30-A combines luxury and nature. With private access to Big Redfish Lake, multiple pools and hot tubs, complimentary kayak use, and pontoon boat trips to the beach, there are countless ways to relax without ever leaving the property. Sunbathe in the expansive pool deck which seamlessly blends four-tiered pools (one heated seasonally), two hot tubs, a fire pit, and four grills with the untouched natural foliage along the Gulf. Take a seasonal ferry ride across the dune lake to the shores... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Best Romantic 30A and Destin Vacation Rentals For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are considering how they want to celebrate love for the holiday. What better way to celebrate than with a romantic weekend getaway with your better half to the stunning beaches of South Walton? Couples will delight in a secluded weekend full of intimate activities—like sunset picnics, long walks on the beach, and bike rides along scenic Highway 30A.  If a romantic trip to Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A with your favorite person sounds dreamy, here are some of the best vacation rental options on 30A Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022

San Remo 207 Refreshed & Ready For Your Family

For those seeking a new hideaway off Scenic Hwy 30A, check out San Remo condominiums in Santa Rosa Beach. Located within walking distance to Gulf Place and the popular Shunk Gulley restaurant, San Remo offers a picturesque setting and is just steps from the beach.  Wonderfully hidden behind lush foliage, the four-story upscale gated condominium complex intertwines nature and creature comforts to ensure that you leave your vacation unwound and rejuvenated.   While there are many options at San Remo, there is a spotlight on San Remo 207 , Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

What’s New For 2022 In Miramar Beach and Along Scenic Hwy 30A

It’s planning time! A time to begin the exciting process of planning your vacations and travel for 2022. While there are endless options, many are opting for hassle-free travel to drivable beaches and South Walton and Destin beaches are often at the top of the list. And for the many return visitors to the area, here’s a round-up of what’s new for 2022 to enhance your next visit to 30A, Miramar Beach or Destin. New Restaurants 30A Cork & Barrel  is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Most Iconic Spots along Scenic Hwy 30-A

Are you planning a visit to the Destin area? If so, you’ll want to make time to tour our “official” Florida Scenic Byway--Highway 30-A. This quaint two-lane beach road meanders through 12 charming coastal towns that range from New Urbanism Communities such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach to historic beach towns, including Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach. Up your fun rent a 30A Beach Buggy to drive the 19-mile scenic stretch. On your tour, check out the Most Iconic Spots along 30-A: Click Here for Video Tour Stop 1: Justin Gaffrey Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Best Vacation Rentals on 30A - Sanctuary at Redfish 3106 Shines

Are you looking for the best vacation rentals available along Scenic Highway 30A? If you’re seeking luxury and serenity, consider Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. This expansive condominium resort features four pools, two hot tubs, a firepit, four grills, a fitness center, access to a rare coastal dune lake and more. Nestled between Big Redfish Lake, a nature preserve, and Highway 30A, Sanctuary at Redfish combines nature with luxury. The resort feels worlds away yet is just minutes from popular towns, including Seaside, WaterColor Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021

Stay and Play along National Scenic Byway Highway 30-A

We’ve long known that Scenic Highway 30A is special. In fact, in 2006, the state of Florida took notice designating it as an “official” Florida Scenic Highway. Now, 15 years later, the iconic road has been named a National Scenic Byway by Scenic America , placing this scenic stretch of coastal highway among the ranks of six other scenic Florida roadways, including A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Big Bend Scenic Byway, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway, Florida Keys Scenic Highway, Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Vacation Rentals with the Best Community Pool on 30A

Sanctuary at Redfish is truly a magnificent gem along Scenic Highway 30A and has one of the best community pools. Overlooking Big Redfish Lake, the pool includes three pools including an adults-only pool, two hot tubs, a firepit, a grilling area, and private cabanas. Located in Blue Mountain Beach, just minutes from popular beachside towns of Grayton Beach, WaterColor, and Seaside, at Sanctuary at Redfish guests enjoy the luxury and serenity of one of the best resorts in Florida. Set amidst a nature preserve and overlooking a rare coastal dune lake... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

30A Sea Life Discovery Center Caters to Kids with Spring and Summer Camps

Are you looking for family-friendly things to do for your upcoming stay in South Walton stay in Miramar Beach or along Scenic Highway 30A? Consider connecting with our natural marine environment through the 30A Sea Life Discovery Center in Grayton Beach.  Appleseed Kids Sea Life Discovery Center is a non-profit organization developed to connect kids to the ocean through hands on discovery programs. These programs involve a combination of lab studies, in-field science studies and experiential adventures that share knowledge and support conservation Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 24, 2020

Best Condominium on Scenic 30-A – Sanctuary at Redfish

Make summer last forever when you book a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish condomiums along Scenic Highway 30-A. Experience the seclusion at this premier 30-A resort. As soon as you drive through the gate onto the property, you'll say good-bye to stress and worry and "hello" to relaxation.  With keyless entry, you’ll head straight to the condo and start vacationing. These condominiums will have you feeling secluded and far away from the outside world, however, you’ll be only minutes away from some of the best shopping, dining and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Top 10 Reasons you need a 30A Vacation to Sanctuary at Redfish

Now is a great time to begin planning your next visit to Scenic Highway 30A and a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. The beach is beautiful, and you and your friends and family will benefit from time together in a relaxed, secluded coastal setting. The beach is calling and you should answer, here’s why:   The beach is good for your health . With miles of soft white sand beaches, Sanctuary at Redfish is an oasis for anyone in need of some beach time. In addition to the beauty of the beach, it holds restorative qualities Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018

Pedego Electric Bikes Hello Fun!

We recently discovered the joys of riding a Pedego electric bicycle. If you’re looking for something new to try and enjoy soaking in fun and feeling like a kid again, this experience is for you!    The team at Pedego 30A provide a tutorial on the bike, and most importantly, how to brake. There are three settings—manual, level 1 and level 2. The great part is the rider can go as fast or slow as they wish. Depending on the bike’s battery and wattage, electric bikes can travel at speeds up to 20 mph. There are varying levels of rentals, ranging Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

South Walton Artificial Reef Brings Fun Underwater

We know that relaxing on the beach is fun, but sometimes our guests like to enjoy some soft adventure, including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. Thanks to the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA), there will be more options for fun underwater off Grayton Beach along Scenic Hwy 30A. This month, SWARA deployed the first half of 58 artificial reef structures off of Grayton Beach State Park. This is the first of several snorkel and fishing reefs planned that will span across south Walton County. Each reef structure is constructed Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 24, 2015

Cuvee 30A & Shops Open at 30Avenue

Have you heard about the newest place to shop and dine in South Walton near Rosemary Beach? It’s 30Avenue! 30Avenue is a 16-acre commercial development at the intersection of Highway 98 and the eastern entrance of Scenic Highway 30A and is the new hot spot for dining and shopping.   30Avenue recently announced the opening of Design, V. Lala Galleries, and Cuvee 30A. Design specializes in handmade cotton and wool rugs from tthe Barrier Island Collection. Design features original art, lighting, antiques, gifts, stone mantels and one-of-a-kind Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Hub Opens on 30A

Looking for a break from the sun? A place to be entertained, drink and eat on Hwy 30A in South Walton. Well, look no further. The Hub has opened on 30A, featuring everything you need a casual, comfortable outdoor setting. As you walk up, you’ll catch a glimpse of the stage and huge screen for viewing movies, sporting events and concerts. Follow The Hub’s Facebook page to view their schedule of live performances by local and regional bands. (and while you're at it, be sure to follow  Newman-Dailey's Facebook page  for beach updates Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bud & Alley's Adds Farm-to-Table Breakfast Menu

Looking for a new breakfast spot in South Walton? Look no further, Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant on Scenic Highway 30A in Seaside, FL has added a farm-to-table inspired breakfast menu to its already popular lunch and dinner offerings. The Bud & Alley’s culinary team traveled the coast and throughout New York City sampling various breakfasts and brunches before finalizing the breakfast experience they wanted to serve at Bud & Alley’s. The farm-to-table breakfast menu features a twist on Bud & Alley’s favorites such as the Crab Cake Benedict along Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 22, 2015

Top 30A Event, Digital Grafiti, June 5 & 6

If you’re in South Walton this weekend, you’re in for a real treat! It’s the annual Digital Graffiti Festival in Alys Beach (and there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world)! As one of the leading South Walton June events, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original digital works of art onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach on Scenic Hwy 30A. For Friday and Saturday night, Alys Beach opens its doors, courtyards and pedestrian paths Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015

30A Adventure Camps & Kids Nights Out

Your beach vacation is right around the corner and you’re planning your escape. Of course, you're planning for lots of beach time and relaxing with family and friends, but consider planning some activities for the kids, and a special night out for the adults. The 30A Learning Academy, located at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach, offers Adventure Camps and fun nights out for kids. If your children are adventurous, and love to learn through exploration, then this is the camp for them. Children will participate in hands-on classroom experiences as Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 1, 2015

5 Tips for Enjoying 30A Songwriters Festival

We want to help you experience the 30A Songwriters Festival like a local so our local expert, Andi, shared her top tips for making the most of your 30A Songwriters Festival experience. Either watch her video or read her top 5 tips for the 30A Songwriters Festival below:     Stay on 30A or at a nearby South Walton rental .  Newman-Dailey condos at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach are a great central location for traveling to nearby venues in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Seaside. Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 9, 2015

Order Tickets Now for the 30A Songwriters Festival

  The 2015 30A Songwriters Festival is just three weeks away! The 6th annual celebration of music will take place January 16-18, 2015 at venues along Scenic Highway 30A. Headliners include Graham Nash, Indigo Girls, Leon Russell, Jason Isbell, Shawn Mullins, Sara Watkins and Glen Philips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). Other confirmed artists include Jeffrey Steele, Chely Wright, Bobby Bare, Jr., Mary Gauthier, Angaleena Presley and Allison Moorer, among many others. The 30A Songwriters Festival stands out from other live music events due to Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 26, 2014

What’s New on 30A

Scenic Highway 30A is a special treasure and while the 19-mile beachfront road has evolved in the last 20+ years, the coastal highway still maintains its relaxed vibe. Hwy 30A is upscale, yet casual--a place to unwind and rejuvenate. And once you visit, you'll want to return to your favorite spots and discover new ones as well. In an effort to make sure you don’t miss the latest and greatest, we’ve compiled a quick list of what’s new on 30A. 30Avenue is about to open in Inlet Beach. It is a brand new shopping, dining and entertainment center, Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Things To Do Along Hwy 30A

Whether you’re staying along Scenic Highway 30A or in a gulf front Destin condo or spacious beach home in Miramar Beach, exploring Scenic Highway 30A is a must. This stretch of highway is designated an official scenic byway by the State of Florida DOT and is definitely worth a trip to experience this 19-mile coastal road that meanders through more than a dozen diverse beach neighborhoods in South Walton County.  Whether you’re on foot, on bike or in the car, here’s our top 5 “must-see” things to do along 30A:   Visit the Artist Cooperative Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

2014 South Walton & 30A Fourth of July Fireworks

Celebrating the Fourth of July at the beach in South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A is the ultimate All-American celebration! The quaint beachside towns and sugar white sand beaches along 30A are the perfect place to celebrate our nation’s independence and family traditions.     After a day at the beach, families are invited to attend one of the many patriotic celebrations held throughout South Walton and along 30A. Here’s a list of best bets: Red, White & Baytowne – The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will host the Red, White Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Junior Marvin Live at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach

Summertime means lazy days at the beach, and fun evenings at outdoor events along Scenic Hwy 30A and throughout South Walton each night. With so many choices for events on 30A , the hardest part is deciding where to go. For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach or nearby beach communities, the week of Fourth of July includes a very special outdoor performance at the Green at Gulf Place on July 5. Gulf Place Events recently announced Junior Marvin, former guitarist with Bob Marley & the Wailer’s touring band, will be performing live in this scenic beachside Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Live Music on Hwy 30A & in South Walton Keeps Spring Travelers Groovin’

One thing is for sure, the 30A coastal lifestyle and live music go hand in hand. Whether it’s country, rock, reggae, R&B or jazz, music along the coast creates a tapestry of rhythms and melodies that is undeniably enjoyable. For those visiting South Walton, Destin or 30A this spring, here’s are few places to enjoy live music: On Wednesdays, the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin will host a free Wednesday Night Concert Series, featuring live musical performances every Wednesday during the month of March. On Friday and Saturdays, Seascape Resort Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 30A Songwriters Festival, Jan. 17-19

The 2014 30A Songwriters Festival will heat up Scenic Hwy 30A, Jan. 17-19, with soulful sounds at 25 venues, ranging from intimate listening rooms to outdoor amphitheaters. Easily accessible from Newman-Dailey's premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals, 30A Songwriters Festival venues provide a quaint beachside setting to enjoy the music and the stories behind some of your favorite songs told by the songwriters themselves. The 2014 30A Songwriters Festival Line-up will include 150 artists and more than 200 performances taking place over Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

New Restaurant on 30A, Havana Beach Bar & Grill Opens in Rosemary Beach

If you love dishes that infuse fresh local ingredients and culinary creativity as much as we do, you're going to delight in the newest restaurant to open along Scenic Hwy 30A-- Havana Beach Bar & Grill . The new hot spot is located within the Pearl Hotel, which recently opened in Rosemary Beach . Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Main Street, there are plenty of exceptional views to complement the delectable dishes and creative cocktails. The menu is full of flavors of the Gulf Coast with Creole, Cajun and Cuban influences. Meats, fish Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Digital Graffiti Projection Art Festival This Weekend!

Summer is officially here and we're enjoying lots of Florida sunshine and beach time here in South Walton and Destin, Fla. The question our guests frequently ask is: "What is there to do at night in Destin?" This weekend, we suggest experiencing  Digital Graffiti . As the world's first projection art festival, Digital Graffiti brings the iconic white walls of Alys Beach on Hwy 30A to life with digital art. U nderground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

30A Wine Festival, March 9-10

We've been focusing on February events and as we near the end of the month, we're fast forwarding to March and April to spotlight the many spring wine festivals planned along the Emerald Coast. On March 9-10, the second annual 30A Wine Festival is returning to Alys Beach. This intimate two-day event takes participants through a wine journey like no other. From wine seminars to wine tastings and pairings to a wine symposium, some of the country's most celebrated wine professionals will converge in Alys Beach to share their Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

30A Songwriters Festival Insider Tips

So we're taking a break from our January health conscious theme to bring you indulgent insider tips to make the most of the 30A Songwriters Festival, Jan. 18-20. The musically-charged event, held within 25 intimate venues along Scenic Highway, celebrates the unique craft of songwriting. Thought provoking lyrics, powerful vocals, acoustic melodies and raw talent take center stage during the three-day festival. Headliners for the 2013 event include Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Fastball, Shawn Mullins Continue reading

Published on Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 30A Songwriters Festival, Jan. 18-20-Artists Announced

Today, we're taking a break from holiday shopping to focus on the New Year. We just got word that tickets are on sale for the fourth annual  30A Songwriters Festival , Jan. 18-20. This is one of the top festivals in South Walton and Destin, Fla. and this year promises many "wow" moments!  The 30A Songwriters Festival line-up will feature more than 125 songwriters and 200 musical performances! Confirmed artists include Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeffrey Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Digital Graffiti Paints the Town

As the world’s first projection art festival , Digital Graffiti has grown since its inception in 2008 to include submissions by hundreds of artists from around the globe. Held in the town of Alys Beach along Scenic Hwy 30A, Digital Graffiti uses the town's iconic white walls as the backdrop for digital art. The stunning animated projections literally bring the town to life. The 2012 event, June 8-9, will bring international attention to the Emerald Coast! Join VIE magazine for Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 18, 2012

30A Songwriters Festival

The 30A Songwriters Festival is this weekend! Songwriters from across the country will gather in South Walton and Destin, FL for the third annual event, Jan. 13-15. We're told the three-day festival will include more than 125 musicians and over 250 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters. The impressive list of headliners includes the Bangles, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, Rodney Crowell, Joan Osborne, Matthew Sweet and Sam Bush. There's still time to grab the perfect 30A Rental Continue reading

Published on Monday, January 9, 2012

30A Songwriters Festival Coming Jan. 13-15, 2012

It's just another Manic Monday. Early bird tickets are still available for the 30A Songwriters Festival , Jan. 13-15. Don't miss your chance to watch the Bangles perform classics as well as hits from their new album at the beach! Recently, event organizers announced the addition of husband and wife duo Over The Rhine as well as Grammy nominated Joan Osborne, known for her smash hit "One Of Us." Osborne will join more than 125 artists and 250 performances within 20 local venues along Highway 30A. Headlining acts joining the Bangles include Indigo Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 21, 2011

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