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Coolest Place to Spend the Day

07/03/2017 03:58PM ● Published by Nancy Babin

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Coolest Place to Spend the Day

Seaside, FL 

 

Known for its pastel houses, bike trails, exquisite real estate, and living by the motto “where bare feet and sandy floors rule,” Seaside is the place to be.  This adorable town is centered around the community lawn, quaint shops, line of food trucks, and, of course, the white sandy beaches. Vacationers plan their trips months ahead, and locals love to spend the days in their own paradise.

 

The beach is the most obvious of attractions for Seaside. The town is situated along 30A, so scenic drives come with the package. The beach is within walking distance, and the main entrance is right in the center of town. Once at the beach, you can spend the day on the water paddle boarding, surfing, or letting your feet bury in the sand with a book in your lap.

 

Seaside has a variety of shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, and food trucks. Whether you’re grabbing a grilled cheese from a food truck on the way to the beach or bike riding through the trails with a sno-cone in hand, Seaside gives you the feel that for a day, or for a week, nothing else matters. Bliss.

 

Within the community, Seaside offers different events throughout the month, including theatrical shows and musical performances, a farmer’s market, and movie nights in the amphitheater. There is also a weekly summer concert series. For the younger ones, there is a children’s theater performance and “Stories by the Sea” held each week.

 

If you’re looking for southern seafood cuisine, Bud and Alley’s, Shrimp Shack, and Great Southern Café are popular choices. For dessert, head to Frost Bites, It’s Heavenly, Dawson’s Yogurt and Fudge, or Modica Market. Here you can pick up your dessert to go and grab last-minute necessities that you forgot from home. What’s better than a family bike ride to dinner, ice cream right next door, and a walk on the beach to catch the sunset?

 

Seaside is the coolest and most relaxing way to spend your day this summer. Don’t be surprised if you end up not wanting to leave.

 

Cool Factors: Small-town feel, quaint, walk/bike ride distance to the beach, so much to do

 

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