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Fun ways to keep kids entertained while visiting 30A!

If you're like most parents, planning a trip anywhere can be tricky! Especially if you have some youngsters that you need to keep entertained all week. Here are a few of our faves!

We know that a great trip to 30A obviously starts with some fun at the beach and then lots of time at the pool...but what about those moments in between? These fun ideas and places will make for a super fun week and add to some special memories shared with you and your family! We love them and so will your kids!

Pick any one of these as your first stop after your first full beach day with Sun, Salt and Sand of course...

SHARD - The Shard Shop's Original Art Class is a lot of fun, they specialize in creating art with repurposed glass! The classes are great for all skill levels!

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS - Located in Grayton Beach, this kid favorite. Use objects to create your masterpiece. They offer tool kits to take back to the vacation house too! Check their hours before you go at

HAPPY NAILS - Also in Grayton Beach, Happy Nails will spoil your kids with a manicure fit just for them. This one may be more of a treat for the girls but maybe boys could learn to love a good pedicure. Check them out at 51 Uptown Grayton Cir

EDEN GARDENS STATE PARK - Wander around the gorgeous 160-acre historic park. Follow along through the Mossy Oak trails or bring a blanket for a picnic lunch down by the Bay. This is a great place to let kids run around and burn off some extra energy.

CYPRESS SPRINGS - This adventure is a day trip away from the beach but totally worth the 1 hour drive North of the beach, located in Vernon Florida off Hwy 277, Cypress Springs is a fun Florida experience for all ages. Check out to reserve a kayak ahead!

LA CREMA Tapas and Chocolate! - A fun fondu experience in the center of Rosemary Beach, this is a moment to be cherished! Enjoy small bites of all kinds plus truly decadent desserts all with the flavors of Spain.

SUNDOG BOOKS - Stroll through the stories at this timeless treasured book store int he heart of Seaside. There is surely to be a book for your kids to enjoy reading or to bring home as a keepsake of their fun Florida trip.

STELLAR for Tweens - A local 30A kids store with clothing and toys... They believe in letting kids touch, play make-believe, do a happy dance, watch the train chug, make a friend, be silly, cultivate their style, find out what's new, and become a star!  At Stellar, you'll find the coolest kids' stuff in an incredibly fun yet laid back atmosphere.

BIG CHILL- More Room to Run and be a kid at the Big Chill in Watersound, During Spring and Summer check the weekly schedule of events for movie nights on the lawn and dance parties with a DJ with kid friendly music. Mom and Dad can also relax with great food and beverage options to stay chill!

TURTLE TALK - Turtle Talk is held every Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Amavida in Rosemary Beach by South Walton Turtle Watch. Ask a SWTW volunteer anything you want about sea turtles while enjoying your coffee, tea, and sweet treats.

Sandcastle Building Lessons - Truly an activity that everyone enjoys, have a 30A sand sculpture artist guide you through the steps to creating a fantastical sand us the kids will love getting their hands dirty while they use special tools to create these masterpieces

Here's to a fun Beach Vacation they'll remember forever!

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