Posted on 5/5/2022

Mother's Day on 30A

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time to celebrate all the amazing moms out there! Of course, moms should be celebrated every day, but with Mother’s Day approaching, it’s a great reminder to treat our mommas extra special. And if you’re spending this lovely holiday on the beaches of South Walton, there are all kinds of ways to make this day memorable for the amazing mothers in your life—from your own mom, to your grandmother, to the mom of your kids!

Check out these fun ways to pamper those awesome moms on Mother’s Day on 30A.

Moms, Muffins, & Mimosas at FOOW

Join other locals and visitors for brunch at Fish Out Of Water (FOOW) in WaterColor for Moms, Muffins, and Mimosas. With a dining deck that overlooks the pristine coastline of white sands and emerald waves, this is the perfect spot for a Mother’s Day brunch. Moms receive one complimentary mimosa and a muffin, and bottomless mimosas and a la carte pricing for food is available. Brunch will be hosted on Mother’s Day (May 8) from 8am-2pm. 

Mother’s Day Brunch at Roux 30A

Roux 30A in Grayton Beach is another wonderful hotspot celebrating Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch. The award-winning restaurant will feature a three-course menu that highlights seasonal ingredients. Brunch time is 10:30am to 3:30pm on Sunday, May 8. The cost is $65 per person. Reservations are required, and the link to book your reservation may be found on their website.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Old Florida Fish House 

Nothing better than brunch, live music, and spending time with mom! Old Florida Fish House in Seagrove Beach is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 8, from 10am to 1pm. Aside from a full brunch menu and mimosas, you’ll enjoy live music and views of Eastern Lake in the background. Reserve your spot through the Old Florida Fish House website.

Mother’s Day Dinner at Old Florida Fish House

In addition to brunch, Old Florida Fish House is also hosting a Mother’s Day dinner. So, if you miss out on their brunch, no need to stress—you can still make it for an evening celebration! From signature seafood dishes to sushi to fried baskets, there’s something on the menu for everyone. There are also plenty of drink options to pair with your meal, including wines, cocktails, draft beer, and more. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 10pm, and live music will set a relaxed ambiance for your meal. 

Mother’s Day Lunch at Vue on 30A

Vue on 30A is one of the hottest restaurants on Scenic Highway 30A, and it will be hosting a beautiful Mother’s Day Lunch on May 8. For the salad course, choose between a Caesar salad or a crispy mozzarella, tomato, and avocado. The main course includes three options—lamb and lobster tail, blackened snapper, or prime rib. All dishes will be served with mashed potatoes and broccolini. For dessert, you can either have a triple chocolate mousse cake or a key lime tart. Whatever you choose, your lunch is going to be delicious! The beachfront dining setting will also elevate the experience. Lunch is served from 11am to 3:30pm. Reservations are required. The cost for adults is $54.95+, and the cost for children ages 4-12 is $16.95+. 

Mother’s Day at Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria

Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria in Santa Rosa Beach welcomes all moms, mother figures, and moms-to-be to their Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 8. The pizzeria is a meeting place for people to come together and enjoy each other’s company, along with tasty food and drinks. The specially curated menu will include food and drink specials for everyone. Dinner runs from 4pm to 9pm.

Mother’s Day Dining in Destin

If you’re looking to venture out a little further from 30A, many Destin and Miramar Beach restaurants are hosting Mother’s Day events as well. You can grab brunch at Hotel Effie’s Ovide restaurant in Sandestin or at the Emerald Grande in HarborWalk Village. Ruth Chris Steak House also offers a Mother’s Day menu available from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8.

Solaris Sunset Dinner Cruise in Destin

For an even more unforgettable dining experience, reserve a Mother’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Solaris Yacht. Throughout the cruise, mom will be treated as a VIP, enjoying incredible views, a full-service bar, and a fine dining menu. Live music will drift across the water, adding to the vibe. You can also go the extra mile for mom by adding the Romance Package, complete with fresh flowers, champagne, and a photo opportunity. Reservations are required for this cruise.

Spa Day

In addition to great dining opportunities, there are plenty of ways to gift mom a relaxing, kid-free day. One idea is treating her to a spa day on 30A. Purchase a gift card or reserve a time over Mother’s Day weekend so that mom can get in a full day of pampering. Some 30A spas include Blush Beauty Lounge, Vivo Spa 30A, Grayton Beach Massage, Beach Ready Spa, and others. Spa Lilliana at Hotel Effie in Sandestin is also offering a post-brunch pamper session. Spa staff will welcome moms to their self care treatments with a mimosa, rose, and complimentary gift.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

Though not directly on 30A, the annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will take place at Grand Boulevard, only a short drive away. This fun event is a Mother’s Day tradition and the perfect place to buy your mom a gift or let her shop ‘til she drops! Work from over 100 artists will be on exhibit, so there are plenty of unique items to choose from. The festival lasts for two days, from May 7 to May 8. 


Last but certainly not least is spending Mother’s Day on the beach. After all, lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and feeling those coastal breezes are the best ways to relax and unwind. Destin and 30A beaches create a paradise setting that is ideal for relaxing. Let mom enjoy some much-needed fun in the sun. Get her a book, a glass of wine, or anything else she needs to make it the perfect day. Whether she wants some time to herself or quality fun time with the family, let her decide how to make the most of her time at the beach.

These are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling while making plans for the upcoming Mother’s Day. What will you do to celebrate mom while enjoying your 30A vacation?

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