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Girlfriend Getaway Guide to South Walton

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The towns of Florida’s 30A highway in South Walton are the perfect place for a getaway for families and couples, but also for a girls weekend. It’s a short drive from airports like Panama City Beach but you forget all about the busy highways once you see the white sand beaches. Rosemary Beach, Seaside, and Watercolor are just a few of the communities along the way. The area also has some terrific restaurants serving local seafood. Gather your gals and head for the coast!

Eating

Dining out is a part of the experience in South Walton and you’ll never be far from a great restaurant. Seafood is the main draw, but the area also has Italian, Thai, and other international eateries.

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Breakfast

Charlie’s Donut & Yogurt Truck– You’ll have to get up early to catch a donut from this Alys Beach truck. They’re made fresh daily in unique flavors, hand rolled and dipped. They open at 6:30 am, so get moving or risk them running out.

Cowgirl Kitchen– With locations in Rosemary and Seagrove, grab one of their breakfast burritos, pecan waffles, or biscuits and gravy with a strong coffee. Their market also sells prepared foods and grocery items.

Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe– Located within a local guesthouse, this healthy cafe is open seasonally. All menu items are vegetarian-friendly and others are appropriate for vegans.

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Lunch

Chanticleer Eatery– This favorite local restaurant is covered in colorful artwork. Grab a sandwich, salad, or combination of the two.

George’s At Alys Beach– Coastal cuisine is the draw at this light-filled restaurant. Sit on the patio with a salad, wrap, and a glass of wine.

La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar– For flavors south of the border, try the burritos, enchiladas, and salads. Split a queso dip or guacamole with the table while you wait.

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Dinner

The Red Bar– A 30A institution, go early and bring cash for this funky Grayton Beach establishment. The menu changes daily, read on boards by the servers. Stay for live music.

The Hub– Stop by this complex that has shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Choose from burgers, barbecue, Mexican, and more, along with drinks.

Stinky’s Fish Camp– Don’t let the name fool you. This seafood restaurant is the best around. Choose a local beer and an order of oysters and shrimp.

Drinking

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Grab something to drink with your squad, whether you want a glass of wine from around the world or something a bit lighter. You’ll find it all in South Walton.

45 Central Square– Seaside’s wine bar is the perfect place to grab a drink before or after dinner. Socialize over small plates of cheeses and charcuterie.

Raw & Juicy– Stop by the location on Airstream Row or pick up their products at one of the many outlets in town.

Fonville Press– When you need that caffeine fix, look no further than this chic Alys Beach coffee shop. Pick up a cold brew, lattes, and pastries.

La Crema Tapas & Chocolate– There’s nowhere better for drinks and dessert than this tapas bar in Rosemary Beach. Order some chocolate cake and red wine after dinner.

Grayton Beer Company– If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll be happy to know that this is just one of 30A’s breweries. Stop by their tasting room for a pint or sampler.

Relaxing, Beauty, and Fitness

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You likely won’t tire of beach time, but you can also pamper yourself or keep up with your workout regimen during your trip.

Spa Pearl– Located at the hotel in Rosemary Beach, the intimate spa has poolside treatment cabanas, manicures, pedicures, and massages.

SoWal Pilates– This state of the art studio offers beginners and advanced classes in aerial yoga and multiple types of pilates.

30A Paddleboard Yoga– Catch a paddleboard yoga class in one of the calm bays of South Walton. Classes are offered morning and evening and even during brunch!

Beach Ready Spa– Over in Seaside, you can also get massages, nail treatments, facials, and other necessary pampering.

Balance 30A– This health studio is run by a yoga teacher and a doctor. Drop in for spinning, yoga, and core fitness classes or opt for chiropractic treatments, massages, and acupuncture.

Shopping

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There’s no better place for shopping than South Walton. Local businesses are set up in each of the towns, selling everything from artwork to clothing to books.

Sundog Books– This longtime Seaside shop sells books of all genres, including those by local authors and telling the history of the area.

Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery– Funky sea-inspired finds are sold in this shop and the ones surrounding it.

The Zoo Gallery– Take home some unique artwork, clothing, jewelry and accessories at this funky Grayton Beach shop.

Beachfolly– Watercolor’s shop sells all the resort wear you need for the trip like coverups, swimsuits, and more.

Tracery Interiors– Make room in the car for all the home decor goodies you’ll find in Rosemary Beach.

Sightseeing

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South Walton isn’t known for its tourist attractions, but rather its beaches, however, there are a few places you can go to when you tire of sand.

Eden Gardens State Park– Pose like you’re in The Notebook while touring this stunning mansion just a short drive from the beach.

Destin History & Fishing Museum– The offbeat museum is a place to spend the few rainy days. It focuses on the fishing history of the area.

Sleeping

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Rentals are the most common option, especially for a girls weekend, but you can also enjoy the area’s boutique hotel properties. The Pearl Hotel has already won countless awards, despite its small size, for its amenities and design. WaterColor Inn is another property option that has multiple room types. Fancy Camps lets you set up glamping tents in the area’s state parks. Sites like Airbnb and VRBO are best to find beach house rentals as well.

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  1. Charlie's Donut & Yogurt Truck
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    63 Somerset Street
    Walton County Florida
  2. Cowgirl Kitchen
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    3005 E Co Hwy 30A
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-1120
    http://cowgirlcafe.info/3005-scenic-hwy-30a-santa-rosa-beach-fl-32459/
  3. Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    117 Defuniak St
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-1350
  4. Chanticleer Eatery
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    55 Clayton Ln
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 213-9065
    http://www.chanticleereatery.com/
  5. George's At Alys Beach
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    30 Castle Harbour Dr
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 641-0017
    http://www.georgesatalysbeach.com/
  6. La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    10343 East Co Highway 30A
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-4021
    http://www.lacocina30a.com/
  7. The Red Bar
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    70 Hotz Ave
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-1008
    http://www.theredbar.com/
  8. Stinky's Fish Camp
    Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach Florida

    5960 W County Hwy 30A
    Santa Rosa Beach Florida
    (850) 267-3053
    http://stinkysfishcamp.com/
  9. 45 Central Square
    Address in Walton County Florida

    45 Central Square
    Walton County Florida
  10. Raw & Juicy
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    2255 E Co Hwy 30A
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-0043
    http://www.rawandjuicylife.com/
  11. Fonville Press
    Attraction in Panama City Beach Florida

    147 West La Garza Lane
    Panama City Beach Florida
    (850) 213-5906
    http://www.alysbeach.com/
  12. La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    38 Main St
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 534-3004
    http://www.lacrematapas.com/
  13. Grayton Beer Company
    Restaurant in Walton County Florida

    217 Serenoa Rd
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-4786
    http://graytonbeer.com/
  14. Spa Pearl
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    63 Main St
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 502-2497
    http://www.thepearlrb.com/wellness/spa-pearl-en.html
  15. SoWal Pilates
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    1414 County Rd 283 S
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 534-3040
    http://www.sowalpilates.com/
  16. 30A Paddleboard Yoga
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    78 Ricker Ave
    Walton County Florida
    (239) 560-6667
    http://www.30apaddleboardyoga.com/
  17. Beach Ready Spa
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    29 Quincy Cir
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 468-0925
    http://beachreadyspa.com/
  18. Sundog Books
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    89 Central Square
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-5481
    http://www.sundogbooks.com/
  19. Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    1300 County Rd 283 S
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-6201
    http://www.bigmamashulagirlgallery.com/
  20. The Zoo Gallery
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    89 Hotz Ave
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-0777
  21. Beachfolly
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    6 Watercolor Blvd S
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-1751
  22. Tracery Interiors
    Attraction in Walton County Florida

    72 Main St
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 231-6755
    http://traceryinteriors.com/
  23. Eden Gardens State Park
    Walton County Florida

    Eden Gardens State Park
    Walton County Florida
  24. Destin History & Fishing Museum
    Attraction in Okaloosa County Florida

    108 Stahlman Ave
    Okaloosa County Florida
    (850) 837-6611
    http://www.destinhistoryandfishingmuseum.org/
  25. The Pearl Hotel
    Hotel in Walton County Florida

    63 Main St
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 588-2881
    http://thepearlrb.com/
  26. WaterColor Inn
    Hotel in Walton County Florida

    34 Goldenrod Cir
    Walton County Florida
    (850) 534-5000
    http://www.watercolorresort.com/

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