25 Jan 2022
We are letting you in on a secret... May is the best month to visit 30A! Experience 85-degree weather, long days of sunshine on the beach, and shorter wait times at your favorite restaurants and attractions. Book one of our stunning 30A vacation homes to enjoy the calm before the storm of the summer crowds!
1. Fewer Crowds
Locals consider May to be one of the best months on 30A because it is the last sense of calm before the craziness of summer begins. Visit all your favorite restaurants without the summer wait times, enjoy morning walks listening to the birds in the air, and enjoy wide-open beaches.
2. Incredible Weather
Enjoy the beginning of summer weather in the month of May! The weather is warm and sunny during the day while the nights offer refreshing cool breezes. You can expect highs to be in the mid-80s with 10 hours of sunshine per day. In the evening, enjoy 60-degree temperatures as you hit the town exploring restaurants and bars along 30A! Plus, the water temperature has finally warmed up enough for swimming while temperatures aren’t as hot as they are during the height of summer. May on 30A allows you to enjoy the best of summer weather while not having to deal with peak crowds!
3. Exciting Events
In May, 30A festivals and events inspire artists and family fun while not being overrun by the typical summer crowds. One of our favorite events, The Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, will occur on May 13th and 14th. The projection art festival brings together some of the most cutting-edge artists from around the world who utilize technology, animation, and more to project their pieces onto the iconic walls of Alys Beach.
For a further glimpse into the 30A art scene, enjoy ArtsQuest’s Fine Art Festival. During the weekend of May 7th, the Grand Boulevard Town Center will be filled with artists displaying their ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculptures, metal, and so much more. While strolling the booths of this outdoor art festival, something exquisite is sure to catch your eye.
Lastly, spend Memorial Day on 30A! Whether you’re looking to watch fireworks from your Gulf-front deck or grill on your outdoor kitchen, you can experience it all from the comfort of your private vacation home.
4. Less Traffic - Explore More of 30A
With fewer crowds comes less traffic! Enjoy a scenic drive through 30A without sitting in traffic or waiting for parking spaces to become available at your favorite restaurants. Plus, with fewer crowds on the road, you can enjoy biking around 30A with ease and less concern for sharing the roads!
5. Explore the 30A Parks
Finally, May on 30A is the perfect time to visit all of the incredible state parks in the area! Grayton Beach State Park is home to one of the most pristine beaches in the country along with a nature trail, a boat ramp, and more. The park is also home to Western Lake where visitors can kayak and fish the day away.
Outdoor adventurers will not want to miss a day at Camp Helen State Park. With the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell bordering the park, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, beachcombing, and more. Lastly, 30A vacationers will want to explore the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Teeming with freshwater dune lakes, this stunning state park offers visitors stunning scenery, immaculate beaches, and plenty of opportunities for birdwatching!
Book a 30A Vacation Rental to Experience the Best of May
Ready to experience our best-kept secret? Start planning a 30A getaway today by booking a luxury vacation home. With homes that feature golf carts, private pools, and various other amenities, you are sure to find a home that will make your 30A vacation complete!