I had such a great weekend with my family that even though it is already Wednesday I am still in a great mood. We didn’t do a whole lot, but it was a three-day weekend and we made the most of it. Saturday we headed out to scenic 30A. If you live in the Florida Panhandle and haven’t been out here you need to. It is awesome.

A new Mexican food place opened up in Seacrest Beach and we just had to try it. I got a $25 gift certificate for there from restaurants.com for only $2! Can’t beat that. The place is called La Cocina. They have the best salsa I have had at a restaurant since we moved here a year and a half ago. Our food was good too. I had enchiladas verde and they did not disappoint. My friend got the chili verde and it was also delicious. We will be returning often!

After that, we drove out to Seaside Beach and walked around looking at the art galleries. They had a jazz band out there playing so we stopped and listened for a while. Afterward, we headed back towards home, but not before heading to Alys Beach to play on the playground.

Scenic 30A Highway 30A Aly Beach Florida

Sunday was the usual, even though it was Valentines. We did find a great Italian food place after church, Angelina’s. We have driven past this place probably 100 times. But someone recently told us they offer kids eat free on Sunday, so we could no longer resist. Sure enough, the kids ate free! The adult meals were very cheap and the food was great.

On Monday, we slept in: MIRACLE. Then we watched Night at the Museum 2. It was good and very funny. Then we headed over to Destin, FL.  It’s a 45 min drive from Panama City Beach. I had heard about Baytown Wharf in Sandestin but wasn’t exactly sure what it was. It seems like a brand-new area. It is north of highway 98 on the bay. It is full of shops, bars, restaurants, and activities including a fabulous playground. Here are some pictures!
Baytown Wharf Destin Florida

From this picture you can see about a third of the village. You can zip line from that tower and then go through a ropes course. There were also multiple places with water features. I’m sure that on a hot day these turn into splash areas for the kids.

Baytown Wharf Destin Florida

There are multiple wooden walkways around to see the bay and boats. There were tree houses that our kids had a lot of fun climbing in.

Baytown Wharf Destin Florida
Baytown Wharf Destin Florida

There is a large wooden park with tons for the kids to do. There is an area for smaller kids to play in the back area.

Baytown Wharf Destin Florida

There was also a bar right across from the playground where parents could get a drink and watch their kids play.

You’ll want to come back again and again to experience all that 30A has to offer with your kids. From the sugar-white beaches to the turquoise waters, there’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy. And don’t forget the fresh seafood! What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today.
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