Outdoor Activities in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Santa Rosa Beach is located on Florida’s emerald coast and features white sand beaches and turquoise waters. The area of Santa Rosa Beach and South Walton is perfect for nature lovers, with plenty of opportunities to get outside and soak up the sun.

Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington State Forest is a large natural area that visitors can explore through hiking, biking, and camping. Explore sandhill, wet forest, and swamp ecosystems while keeping an eye out for the rare creatures that live in this natural paradise.

Eden Gardens State Park

Take a break from the truly wild with a trip to the Eden Gardens State Park, a restored mansion set on 163 acres of lush gardens and shady oaks. Get a tour of the historic Wesley House while browsing the family heirlooms and antiques of the restorer of the house. Located near Tucker Bayou, visitors can fish or picnic on the site.

Deer Lake State Park and Grayton Beach State Park

Explore the rare coastal dune habitat of Deer Lake State Park to discover rare plants, trees, and birds. The park has a beautiful Gulf beach, wetlands, and sand dunes. Visitors can hike, fish, swim, and view the abundance of wildlife on Deer Lake. At Grayton Beach State Park, rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard to explore Western Lake’s salt marsh habitat. Visitors can camp, hike, fish, swim, and explore the gorgeous Gulf coastline.


Florida’s emerald coast is known for its breathtaking beaches, and the beaches in the city of Santa Rosa Beach are no exception. Choose from Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside Beach, and Seagrove Beach, or visit them all. Enjoy the pristine blue-green Gulf waters and keep your eyes peeled for sand crabs, sea turtles, and jellyfish.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, visit Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. With lakes, wetlands, and secluded white sand beaches, the preserve is a nature-lovers paradise. Visitors can camp, hike, fish, and bike. The park provides the perfect balance between fresh and salt water experiences.

About the author: Adrianna is a guest contributor from Your Friend at the Beach, boutique gulf-front condo rentals in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

The Best Nightlife In The Outer Banks

Although the Outer Banks is a family-friendly vacation destination, it is also home to a thriving nightlife. Below are some of the best places to go for an evening on the town in the Outer Banks.
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Romantic Activities for Couples in Palmer, Alaska

Palmer, Alaska is a striking agricultural town surrounded by towering mountain peaks and icy rivers. Just 40 miles northeast of Anchorage, Palmer offers a bevy of outdoor recreation with stunning vistas. It’s truly an idyllic spot for a romantic getaway. Here are our top three choices for romantic activities to do with your sweetheart in Palmer, Alaska.

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A Traveling Notary’s Trip Through Western New York

After becoming a mobile notary a few years ago as a way to make a few extra dollars outside of my day job as video professional, it’s taken me to some interesting parts of New York. Recently I was in Syracuse visiting some friends for a week and some jobs rolled in and as a mobile notary I couldn’t resist the opportunity to visit some parts of the state that I’d never been to – namely Rochester and the Finger Lakes. There are moments I’m glad I was able to become a New York notary, and thankful that I can get New York notary supplies while I’m on the road! Continue reading “A Traveling Notary’s Trip Through Western New York” »

Experience Charleston Charm… Without the Fees!

Usually, when you arrive in a city crawling with tourists, every business is out to make a buck or two from your visit. Well, often times more than just a couple bucks. Tourism can be incredibly expensive; between gallery tours, dining out, hotel accommodations and guided tours, the bill can get huge fast. The good news is, there are things in Charleston, South Carolina that you can do for free! That’s right, I’m serious. You can experience fun in a new city free of charge! Below are a few activities you can engage in that don’t have high prices attached.

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Romantic Log Cabin Getaways

Romantic getaways often create memories that last a lifetime. Destinations vary from tropical getaways to mountain locales. Luxurious accommodations and all inclusive resorts are hugely popular and ubiquitous on the Internet. However, there are many who prefer the appeal of a romantically rustic vacation experience. Log cabin rentals provide year round fun and excitement to millions of people who trek to wilderness locations to enjoy the sun and snow.

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When It’s Time To Return To Ohio


I was in Maui for nine days. The weather was perfect, the drinks were fruity and I was having a good ol’ time. It was my first trip to the island and I had met some great people and enjoyed every second of my time there. By day six I was actually starting to completely understand how so many of the locals had just come for vacation and ended up staying. It all seemed perfectly reasonable. For me, the prospect to heading back to rainy Ohio just didn’t seem like that great of an idea.

Day seven my illusion was shattered as we had a rainy, windy day and I realized that even in Hawaii you can be subject to inclement weather. To be fair, I knew it wouldn’t last long, but I was still a little disappointed that there would be a blemish on an otherwise perfect trip to that point.

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