Where to Stay
With a variety of vacation rentals across Florida and Alabama, the beach is your oyster! Choose one of our charming beach cottages in 30A for the perfect hideaway, or stay Gulf-front in Fort Walton Beach and enjoy an incredible view of Okaloosa Island. Condos with resort amenities, homes with private pools; the options are endless! If you’re planning a weekend getaway at the beach in October, here are a few of our favorite vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, 30A, and Panama City Beach for your trip:
What to Pack
It’s called a “weekender” bag for a reason! No large suitcases needed here – grab your carry-on or favorite small suitcase and start your packing list. Fortunately in October, the weather here is still mild, so at the most you’ll only need a light sweater for the evenings. Don’t forget the shorts and flip flops! Pack your bathing suit as well since the water is still warm enough to swim. Be sure to bring sunscreen with a high SPF too; you won’t want to sport a sunburn in October!
What to Do
If you’re visiting for a quick weekend getaway to the beach in October, you’re in luck as there are still so many things to do at the beach. Leisure travelers will love shopping at local beach boutiques and the numerous outdoor shopping centers. In addition, you can still rent beach chairs, umbrellas, and other beach gear to set up on the sand. It’s the perfect time of year to relax and enjoy the view! For the adventure traveler, rent your beach activity through our Southern Perks partners for a multitude of fun. Dolphin cruises, jet-ski rentals, parasailing, and more are all possible! You’ll enjoy exclusive discounts on some of these activities as well. For more vacation inspiration, visit our Gulf Coast Guide. We’ve got you covered on adventure, leisure, dining, and even local events.
What tips and tricks are on your weekend getaway guide to the beach? Let us know! We’re looking forward to hosting you!