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20 Apr 2022
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Seaside

The sugar-white sands of the beach at Seaside, Florida, and the teal-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, are faced by the charming little town that's perfect for families of all ages. Impossibly quaint, gorgeously situated, safe and friendly to stroll or bike around in, and designed for walkability and relaxation, Seaside offers fun for kids and parents and grandparents alike, for a perfect family or multi-generational vacation, or an extended family reunion.

The beach is an easy one, with umbrellas for sitting out under, a nice length for walking and running, and a shallow incline to begin with - good water for paddleboarding, or learning to surf with the local school - kids love this experience. Farther out there's boating and fishing, of course, as well as a tour service to the nearby reef for snorkeling.

Everything in Seaside is so close you can walk or bike to it. Walking is fun to try different ways to get somewhere, with eclectic boutiques, galleries and adventures on every street you take. It's a great neighborhood for the kids and parents to bike around in. How about a family treasure hunt? There's even a service in town that sets one up for you. There are tennis and pickleball courts in town too.

How about a luxury picnic on the beach, gourmet catered on wooden tables and cushions, that the whole clan can gather around? Or seafood in the evening from the master chefs of the town, in one of the ocean-overlooking nooks? How about a mouth-watering snack from one of the gourmet food trucks along Airstream Row, across from the beach? You get the picture: if you're hungry, go ahead and drool, because it's all fabulous food in Seaside.

There are no high-rise hotels along the beach of Seaside, just the award-winning architecture of the pavilions and the restaurants. Even the attraction-studded Highway 30A slows down a little as it passes through town beachside, traveling along the gorgeous Emerald Coast of Florida - of which Seaside has the largest private beach for residents and guest visitors.

Extra parking with smart monitoring now helps keep a welcome open for all visitors while it also keeps an eye on maintaining those serendipitous empty parking spaces we all love to find. Guests of the town rarely start their cars until it's time to leave, and likewise the day visitors from other spots along the coast.

Accommodations in Seaside are home-away-from-home style, in vacation cottages with picket-fence neighbors, porches and patios for morning coffee, lofts for extra lounging, upscale furnishings throughout and elegant kitchens a family can eat from at any time of the day or night.

Family members in these accommodations find the freedom to come and go as they please, gathering for meals and celebrations, or long conversations catching up on each other, bonding, making more memories while hashing over the earlier ones.

Outside of the little town of Seaside there is also much adventure for those who wish, with lovely natural scenery and plenty of human-made attractions up and down the coast as well. Our concierge service can stock you up so you don't have to shop, except for fun. And there are bicycles and rental cars and even airport limo service. All you really need to bring are your sandals and swimwear - we have those too, of course, and everything else you could possibly want.