Top 5 30A Sightseeing Hotspots
While there’s a lot you can learn about 30A online before visiting, there are a few attractions on 30a that you just have to see for yourself in order to appreciate 30A to the fullest. When you visit, be sure to check out the places on our list below for some of the best 30a sightseeing available!
Eden Gardens State Park
Housing a historic mansion built in 1895 and extensive manicured grounds, Eden Gardens offers visitors a glimpse of Old Florida living. Amble about the grounds or through the mansion and learn more about the societal and natural history and culture of the region.
This nineteen-mile 30a sightseeing trail takes you straight through 30A, making it possible to visit each of the unique towns in the area. Rent a bike and see the rare coastal dune lakes that 30A is famous for, spot endangered species of sea turtles and the Choctawhatchee Mouse, commercial plazas like Gulf Place in Dune Allen, and a number of state parks and beaches along the way. This place is full of some of the best attractions in 30a.
Truman’s House from “The Truman Show”
Used as the picture-perfect setting for Jim Carrey’s character’s surreal, too-perfect life in the 1998 movie The Truman Show, Seaside Beach represents the hallmark of the New Urbanism movement in architecture and city planning. Here, idyllic homes in pastel shades trimmed with white are encompassed by white picket fences and brick streets—including Truman’s home on Natchez Street. Come see the iconic set of one of Jim Carrey’s best films!
With town ordinances preventing mass commercialization or the construction of cookie-cutter homes, the oldest town in South Walton has hung onto its classic beach town charm throughout the many decades since it was founded. Visit Grayton Beach and peruse art galleries, get coffee from local shops, and stop by The Red Bar for drinks, live music, and celebrity sightings.
The Varying Architecture of 30A’s Towns
While this refers to multiple attractions on 30A, including Seaside, Alys Beach, Inlet Beach, and Rosemary Beach, it’s still a great way to see the sights of 30A. Each town on 30A (though especially the towns we just mentioned) all sport distinct architecture that makes them stand out from their neighbors, often as a result an interesting facet of their history, such as a particular architectural movement, like Seaside and New Urbanism.
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