Looking for the perfect mix of serene beach, golf, and outdoor adventure? Look no further; Santa Rosa Beach, FL has it all. Step outside your vacation rental home onto the white sand beaches that overlook the Gulf of Mexico, and swim, snorkel, sail, or sun amidst an emerald blue water backdrop. With the cool gulf breeze flowing through your vacation home's balcony at night, you can truly immerse yourself in your beach vacation escape.
Spend your days biking along the Santa Rosa coastline and through the nearby Point Washington State Forest, which includes a 15,000 acre preserve and more than 10 miles of trails. Filled with sand hills, swamps, and a number of endangered species, this park offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Also, be sure to explore the fine art galleries and museums, enjoy quaint shopping and luxury spas, and indulge in world class dining after the sun goes down while visiting Santa Rosa.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Hear some live music: Fort Walton Beach, 20 miles east of Santa Rosa, boasts a vibrant nightlife with its Swamp Concert Series.
-Spend a day at The Emerald Coast Science Center: This museum offers various exhibits, demonstrations, and events that change throughout the year, as well as outdoor seating for picnics and parties amidst a beautiful waterfront park.
-Play golf: Head over to The Santa Rosa Golf Course, an18-hole course at the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. You can also try the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, known for its beach and bay front landscape.
-Explore the L2 Gallery at Seaside: This progressive gallery is one of several galleries and museums in Santa Rosa that seek to promote original works of art.
-See a theatrical performance: Take in a live comedy or drama featuring Broadway caliber talent at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa.
-Go parasailing: Experience an exhilarating parasailing adventure on Santa Rosa Beach. Soar above the waves and look down on the coastline from the sky.
Experience the fun and sun of Santa Rosa from your own private condo rental. A house rental located close to your favorite activities can help you make the most of your vacation. All year long, Santa Rosa offers plenty of luxury vacation rental opportunities just a few steps away from the beach. During your stay in Santa Rosa, consider taking day trips to nearby Florida panhandle destinations like Seaside and Seagrove beach.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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