A 30A Spring Break

March 31, 2017

Hello everyone! It has been three weeks (!!!) since I posted and I have been itching to share what I've been up to aka my amazing spring break trip! Me and four of my best friends adventured down to Seacrest, FL to explore the beautiful 30A. So today, I'm going to share some of the things we did during our five days there! 



This is the day we came into town and we got there late afternoon. So, we headed out to dinner at La Cocina which was right below our studio apartment. Yes, five girls one studio apartment. I actually loved our place that we affectionately named "Room" and we all fit comfortably! It was in the Village of South Walton which was such a nice area because there were multiple restaurants, a coffee shop, live music, a nice pool, and a tram service to the beach.

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Anyways, La Cocina was very yummy! They had the typical Mexican food, it was just higher quality! After stuffing our faces we headed to watch Mean Girls all piled on the one bed. 



The first full day! It was kind of cool in the mornings so we got up and took a walk to scout out the area/wait for it to warm up so we could head to the beach! Rosemary, Seacrest, and Alys are all right beside each other. I'm talking so close that I could not tell when I was in Seacrest and when I was in Rosemary. This morning we explored Alys. Alys is a beautiful little Mediterranean village with the quaintest cobblestone streets and courtyards. Every building was stark white with some kind of greenery on it, whether that was ivy, green shutters, or a green door. The pictures below is the perfect example of how dreamy these villas are!

After our nice walk (I almost hit my 10,000 steps), we headed to the beach.

One of the many things we were #blessed with on this trip was the perfect weather. Every day had clear blue skies and the perfect temperature - warm but not hot enough to make you sweat. That night we headed out to Santa Rosa to eat at Stinky's Fish Camp (lol don't judge the name). It was delicious - get the crawfish pie!



This morning we woke up and rented bikes! We road around to Alys Beach and had our first (hopefully not last) Charlie's Donuts experience.

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Life changing. This was the fluffiest donut I have ever had! I got the key lime donut and blueberry filled donut. Both were amazing but the key lime was my fave. Afterwards, we biked in between all of the little villas and all through their courtyards. Then beach and later food.

The sunset this night was absolutely beautiful! We went to Cowgirl Kitchen which was right on the main strip of Rosemary. The food was good and reasonably priced!

Afterwards, we headed to Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge. This is on the roof of The Pearl Hotel. This hotel is goals. I have to stay here one day (one day is all I can afford) because it is beautiful! The rooftop has the nicest pool area with couches and all the posh things. 


We all had some slight work to do over spring break, so this morning started early and at the coffee shop! Then the typical, beach and food. This night we ate at La Crema (this was our third night trying to eat here and we finally got in!).

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The last day! So sad! This day was much hotter than the rest, but we still soaked it up as much as we could! That night we went to Caliza in Alys.

Omg. Have you ever seen a restaurant like this? I sure hadn't. It was a dream. Basically, we couldn't afford to eat here so we just went for happy hour (those of us that were 21) and apps. The happy hour drinks were pretty affordable for how nice the restaurant was! The appetizers were also amazing. Whipped feta with local honey was everything to me. I'm going to have to attempt it on my own!

After getting our fancy fix, we drove to Seaside and ate at a local Italian place! It was so good and affordable! Probably the best chicken marsala I have ever had. 


We did make some great discoveries on our way out. This little shopping center called 30Avenue had some great places!

Freshii had delicious bowls, salads, and wraps! This is a chain, but none of us had ever heard of it! We need one in Clemson.

They also had a cute activewear shop and studio called Otium. We should have signed up for a class while we were there! It was very girly and just seemed like a great studio. We also stopped by Outpost which is a boutique and coffee shop in one. They had a great selection of clothes, jewelry, and home goods. 


And that wraps up the best spring break trip ever! Rosemary was great for us college girls and I think it would be perfect for a couple or a family! I am trying to go back as soon as I can!

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