Thinking of taking a spring or summer vacation to 30A with the family? No need to worry about the kids getting bored. The many beach resorts in 30A offer a number of activities to delight and educate kids — and many of them can be enjoyed by parents as well. It’s a good idea to start planning your vacation in advance. If you want a family vacation for the kids to look forward to and remember for years to come, consider adding these activities to the itinerary.
Learn How to SUP
Surfing on the beach is a well-loved pastime, but it’s not the only thing you can teach the kids during your 30A vacation. In fact, even if the weather doesn’t suit surfing, it may be a perfect day for paddle boarding. Stand Up Paddle Boards, or SUP boards look similar to surfboards, but include a long paddle that allows you to control your movement in the water. If you love paddle boarding, this may be the year that you teach the kids. If you’ve never paddle boarded before, maybe you can all rent SUP boards and take a class together.
There are trails and pathways throughout 30A that are perfect for a leisurely bike ride. You can bike to the beach with the family, or take your bikes to Timpoochee Trail. If you’re looking for a way to get around town that’s also eco friendly, you might consider ebikes. There are electric bike tours throughout the area, such as the South Walton Artist Tour or the Grayton Beach Bike Tour that are fun for kids and adults alike.
Hit the Beach
Sometimes the simplest solutions are still the greatest. Everyone loves the beach, kids and adults alike. You can wade into the water holding the hands of your little ones or let the older kids venture out a little further for a leisurely swim (as long as everyone keeps an eye on the shore so they don’t get pulled along by the tide). You can also build sandcastles, collect sea shells, and play a number of games with each other. This may not be the most unique idea, but it is in all likelihood what everyone looks forward to when they imagine a 30A vacation, no matter what their age.
Take a Class
What if it’s a rainy day? Consider taking a pottery or painting class that can educate the kids as well as entertain them. Consider a place like Rock Paper Scissors in Grayton Beach. They offer art supplies, workshops, and a variety of arts and crafts to appeal to your child’s wild imagination for the days that you can’t go to the beach. They can take art classes here, or you can even host a private event, such as a birthday party for a craft-loving kiddo.
30A is a great place to visit for adults, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun for kids, too. These are just a few of the many ideas you can share with your kids to get them excited about your upcoming vacation.