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23 Jan 2020
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If you've ever visited the charming beach town of Seaside, one of the eclectic communities along Co Hwy 30A, it will be no surprise that Southern Living named it one of the 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida.  If you've ever been to Seaside, the chances are, you loved it. Seaside is a beautiful town located right on the Gulf of Mexico that features a laidback coastal atmosphere. We're not surprised at all that it's one of the best places to visit in Florida!

Great Places to Eat

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Seaside has so many incredible restaurants, which makes it such a fun place to visit. Whether you're looking for a casual dining option at the airstreams, or a sit-down experience, you'll have no problem picking a place to eat. Seaside has pretty much every type of cuisine you could ask for. From sushi to tacos to grilled cheese to doughnuts, Seaside has you covered. In fact, check out our blog about dessert places in Seaside or our Seaside Restaurant Guide for more information!

Amazing Shopping

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In addition to all the wonderful dining options, there are also a ton of cute shops and boutiques throughout Seaside. You could spend your entire day browsing the shops in the town center. There's an adorable independent bookstore, record shop, toy store, tons of clothing boutiques, and more. If you love to shop til you drop, Seaside is the perfect place to vacation.

Beautiful Architecture

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Like most of the communities in South Walton, Seaside is a relatively newer neighborhood. However, this beach town still has that classic coastal southern charm everyone loves. Seaside is built around a town center, and every home in town is located no more than a five-minute walk away from it. Even the color scheme throughout the town was carefully designed by the master architect, Robert Davis. The homes closer to the Gulf of Mexico are lighter pastel colors, while the homes further north are brighter and more saturated. In fact, the town looks so charming that the blockbuster hit, "The Truman Show" was filmed there.

Gorgeous Beach

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While Seaside has tons of gorgeous beach houses, amazing restaurants, and cool places to shop, the sugar-white sand and turquoise water truly draws visitors to the area. Seaside is the perfect place to take your family over spring break, summer vacation, or a holiday stay.

In conclusion, it's obvious why Seaside is one of Southern Living's top 15 places to visit in Florida. Between the atmosphere, beach, dining, and shopping, this town has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. In fact, if you're thinking about visiting soon, check out some of Bliss Beach Rentals' 30A homes and start planning your trip today. It might be time to find out for yourself what makes this town so special.

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