After a VERY rainy winter and an upcoming long President’s Day weekend - a trip to 30A sounded like the perfect girls getaway. For those that hate to drive (raising my hand high) Delta has flights into Ft. Walton Airport VPS. From there just call Charlie at Emerald Coast Elite Car Service and he will make sure you get to Watercolor Inn and Resort safely. This sure beats sitting in 5-6 hours of Atlanta beach traffic easily. You’re Welcome!
AROUND TOWN - SEASIDE
New Town, Old Ways. Located along the waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Seaside provides vacationers with more than a trip to its pristine beaches. Seaside offers a thriving town center with shopping and dining, all within walkable distance to homes, cottages, and offices. Consisting of more than 300 homes, the community also offers an abundant assortment of restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Lucky for us - we beat the crowds by visiting in February. Spending the day on the sugary white sands of the gulf coast is an absolute favorite pastime of ours. Watercolor has beach service to make the experience extra relaxing.
One of the unique features of Seaside are the individual pavilions that mark the walkways of stairs leading down to the sand. Each walkway has a pavilion designed by a different architect. The view down the beach with the pavilions dotting the way is just another charming, and well thought out, detail. We enjoyed our nightly walks while listening to the waves brush against the shore.
PICKLES BEACHSIDE GRILLE - This classic hamburger stand will remind you of days gone by. Home of the Paradise Burger and famous Fried Pickle, not to mention the best chili cheese dog this side of Texas! Plenty of cold beer and daiquiris to wet your whistle. One of the best people watching places along Scenic 30-A
CRÊPES DU SOLEIL AIRSTREAM - The menu features traditional crepes, including Crepes Suzette, a French dessert crepe served with a sauce of caramelized sugar, butter, orange zest, brandy and Grand Marnier. Other favorites on the sweet side are the Nutella crepes and chocolate mousse crepes, a twist on what is typically a chocolate syrup-drizzled crepe.
FISH OUT OF WATER - At Fish Out Of Water, you are sure to catch some of the best gulf views Scenic30A has to offer. Located at the WaterColor Inn & Resort, this fine dining experience wont be one to forget. The award winning cuisine features some of the freshest seafood in South Walton and a great selection of wines. Sit outside on the Sunset Deck, inside in the dining room or in the wine room for a special treat!
HEAVENLY SHORTCAKES & ICE CREAM - With a name like this, how can you NOT go there? You might call this the ultimate dessert place in Seaside, maybe all of Scenic 30-A. Probably known best for their authentic Italian gelato, you will also find hand-folded ice cream, strawberry shortcakes, gourmet coffee and cookies. Try the pistachio gelato - clearly it is our fave!!!
THE GOAT OF CRAB CLAWS
GOATFEATHERS - Funny name, serious seafood. Casual, family-style dining with fresh seafood and plenty of choices for landlubbers. Enjoy the crab legs and lobster… it is our tradition obviously!!
The Seaside Style is the official lifestyle brand of Seaside, FL. The collection includes clothing, accessories, gifts, that reflect the style of Seaside.
SHOP SEASIDE STYLE
MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT
Morning coffee, afternoon massages, and evening champagne - need I say more? It is impossible not to embrace the laid back pace that a Seaside getaway offers. You can completely unplug or check in occasionally while connected to the complimentary wi-fi. Either way, beach vibes rule from sunrise to sunset.
ROOM TO UNWIND
Who doesn’t love a fabulous hotel room? The ocean view rooms at Watercolor provide a relaxing environment to sit, sip, and pamper. If you have been on the go-go a little too much lately… put on your Watercolor bathrobe and order room service and watch a movie!