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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.

5 Reasons To Spend The Holidays In Hawaii

The holiday season is known as the most wonderful time of the year when many people have time off of work and bake festive treats. When you’re planning how you’ll spend the holidays, Hawaii is one of the best destinations in the world to visit when you want an escape. Here are a few reasons to spend the holidays in Hawaii with your family members.

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Day Trips to Take from Santa Barbara, CA

With its Mediterranean climate, Mission-style architecture, and small-town feel, Santa Barbara is a can’t miss on any trip to California. But just outside the city lays a multitude of beautiful landscapes and traditional cultures. Here are the best day trips to take from Santa Barbara.
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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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Why Fall Is The Best Time Of The Year To Visit The Jersey Shore

After Labor Day, the Jersey Shore is a relaxing holiday destination, especially without the summer crowds. You can still enjoy antique shopping, climbing to the top of a lighthouse to enjoy the panoramic view, walking on the beach and dining at the famed seafood restaurants without waiting in line.

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The Best Beach Bars In Grand Cayman

We all love the sound of sitting on the beach and drinking a fruity cocktail during vacation. Grand Cayman has the perfect ambiance for a relaxing afternoon sipping drinks at a beach bar. Most beach bars you’ll find on the popular Seven Mile Beach. Here are our picks for the best beach bars in Grand Cayman.

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Take A Family Vacation To Yarmouth, MA

The beautiful Cape Cod town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts consists of three individual communities offering families wonderful places to explore. Each has their own flare, so families should make sure to visit them all.
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Things To Do On Las Olas Boulevard In Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard is an amazing stretch of diverse restaurants, a fascinating museum, art gallery, and dozens of enticing retail stores. As for nightlife, it is Florida’s Party Central.
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The Best Beaches to Spend Memorial Day in West Michigan

Memorial Day is a great time to head to the beaches of West Michigan before the summer crowds start to arrive. The afternoons are not likely to get much warmer than 70 degrees and the nights are still chilly, so for Memorial Day, look for beaches with more than just swimming to offer. Check out Lakeshore Lodging when you start planning your Memorial Day getaway for the best beach house rentals in the area.
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Vacationing in Charleston vs Folly Beach

South Carolina is known for its beautiful shoreline, tropical like beaches and unique islands. It is no wonder that people would want to visit this amazing U.S. state. But where should you stay once you’re there? There are so many unique cities along the shoreline that are perfect for vacationing, but which one is the best? Well, that is hard to say because it depends on what you want from your vacation. Here we will compare two amazing cities, Charleston and Folly Beach, so you can easily choose your next vacation spot. Continue reading “Vacationing in Charleston vs Folly Beach” »

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