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Do you ever drive past a place, see lots of activity but have no clue what all the hustle is?  Reid and I needed a quick overnight getaway and parenting break.  We decided to drive down to one of our favorite beaches in Florida.  This was a last-minute trip and Reid booked the day before we left.  We thought we would just get a typical hotel chain since it was so last minute.  Reid did a search all over Florida’s 30A and thankfully discovered this quaint vintage Bed and Breakfast in Grayton Beach, Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse. 

https://www.hibiscusflorida.com/

We arrived at 5:00pm and the check-in process was super simple.  They had texted Reid’s phone with arrival instructions, and everything was waiting for us.  Our room was the Funky Bird Room, located on the first floor of Bert’s Barn.  The grounds are lush with Florida plants and a big front porch.  Upon entering the old-fashioned room, you are entertained with vintage bird art sprinkled into the décor.  It’s not fancy, but feels hip and very Anthropologie.  Just my thing.  The room included a small kitchen with full size sink, mini-fridge and microwave.  Just what we need for a one night stay and no kids.

It was fun staying the night and feeling like we were going back in time, but the best part was waking up to the Florida sun and heading over to the café for breakfast.  Yes!  This place still give you breakfast, for free!  It is not pre-packaged danishes either.  Reid and I each had fresh old fashioned oatmeal topped with fresh fruit while I had homemade granola and milk.  Might I add, the coffee was one of the best on 30A.

As a small business owner myself, I encourage you to check out this quaint, family owned guesthouse.  It was a great retreat.  Great, walkable location and most importantly, great coffee!

See you in Florida.  (If you have a need for a place that sleeps 10, check out this rental.

We absolutely LOVE going to Florida and have been coming to the Magnolia neighborhood near Destin FL for 13 years! It was our dream to own a beach house there. In December, we made that dream a reality. We bought, furnished and recently started renting our beach house out. More on how to rent it here. Many of you asked where we like to eat in the Santa Rosa Beach, 30A area so I compiled 10 favorites, also kid approved! Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites that I missed.

See our first trip to Alys Beach that I blogged about HERE. Brooks was a baby — 7 years ago!

I welcome any questions here: shalice@shalicenoel.com. As always thanks for stopping by! 😉

THE BAY 24215 HWY 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, kid friendly menu, 10/10 views of the Bay, and happy hour half price drinks. Hello half priced margarita!

GEORGES 30 Castle Harbor Dr, Panama City Beach, an aesthetically pleasing date night spot in Alys Beach

SUGAR SHACK 5 Main Street, Unite 2A Rosemary Beach, FL. A good place for candy and ice cream. My kids love this little Rosemary Beach hot spot!

BLUE MOUNTAIN BAKERY 2217 W county HWY 30A Unite E, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. We decided this is our favorite place to get cinnamon rolls. Hands down. Tip: Go early.

BLACK BEAR BREAD CO 26 Logan Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, for coffee and treats in Grayton Beach

BAD ASS COFFEE 17 Uptown Grayton Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, yummy lattes!

ANGELINA’S PIZZA 4005 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Our kids FAVORITE. It’s a great place to feed a crowd and yummy homemade salad dressings.

BLUE MABEL 2260 West Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Reid and I came here for date night. We got happy hour margaritas and enjoyed their famous brisket!

DONUT HOLE 6745 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, get here early, good for their namesake donuts and omelets!

30A BURGER 12805 US-98 W, Panama City Beach, we came here after a 6-hour drive. The burgers were delicious!

Kith & Kin 7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, W ordered nutella treats and iced lattes and it was delicious. Feels like Kauai with corn hole games outside.

Grayton State Park, 357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach. $5 entry and SO WORTH IT. Smaller crowds and beautiful beaches.

What to do on a rainy day with kids in Destin:

FUDPUCKERS Come for the burgers, stay for the alligator feeding. A good rainy day activity! 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541,

Gulf World Marine Park experience the marine-themed bowling alley and marine life for a perfect rainy day activity!

Urban Air Trampoline Park Have the kids run and jump to their hearts content.

Rock out Climbing Gym state of the art indoor rock climbing facility. Burn off breakfast from the Donut Hole.

Rainforest Black Light Mini-Golf & Arcade glow in the dark mini golf course and fun filled arcades.

Do you have any Destin or 30A favorites to share? I’d love to hear. shalice@shalicenoel.com. Thanks for reading!