Our area is full of active people who love to get up and get out! Here are a few of my favorite things to do on our Emerald Coast.
Gulf Therapy is the brain child of Amanda Abbott
Merideth and it highlights the healing powers of the Gulf Waters and paddle boarding. Interested? Meet at the dock at the end of Hotz Ave at 7am on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. For details and board reservations visit Gulftherapy.org
The Sandestin Wine Festival takes place in April throughout the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. Tickets and schedule of events will be announced closer to the event dates and info can be found at sandestinwinefestival.com
The grand tastings showcase more than 500 domestic and international wines over a 2 day span. The event is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Gulf coast.
Over 250 artists perform over the 4 day weekend in 30+ indoor venues, all loacated along the 30A corridor. Six acts headline the outdoor amphitheater stage on Saturday and Sunday each year of the Festival. This year, headliners are: Mavis Staples, Chris and Rich Robinson (the Black Crowes), Dawes, Jenny Lewis, and Rickie Lee Jones. Past Festival performances include Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlile, Brian Wilson and Emmylou Harris (returning in 2022).
If you look at us geographically, you shouldn't be surprised that we have so many good eateries and bars. New Orleans is a heavy influence and our coastal location brings the freshest of the fresh when it comes to seafood.
An outdoor dining establishment in Blue Mountain Beach, The Grove has quickly become a local favorite. Small bites, creative salads and sandwiches as well as live music. Come sit a while, let the kids play Jenga in the yard and try one of Sean's specialty cocktails. This place is truly one of a kind.
In Grayton Beach, nextdoor to one of 30As most popular breakfast spots - Black Bear Bread Co., sits it's night time sister, Bar Room.
The neighborhood wine bar showcases natural and organic wines, craft beers and some of the best darn oysters you can get in the area. Try the Murder Point. They do not disappoint.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that this is pretty much "my spot." 5 reasons why:
1. Emeril. I'm a New Orleans girl and I can't get closer to the vibe of a Nola restaurant.
2. The staff. They go above and beyond. My favorite seat in the house is at the bar.
3. The Wine List. I'm spoiled and I like a good bottle of red and the selection here is hard to beat.
4. The Oysters. Always a good selection. I love the Beau Soleil.
5. The Brunch. AJazz Band and a menu to dance about.
Interested in more suggestions? Ask me personally. Email me at Nicole@AbbottTeam.com