My bachelorette party is officially over which means the next stop is… WEDDING DAY! The countdown to June 10th is officially on!
To recap, me and 6 of my bridesmaids traveled to Rosemary Beach, Florida over the weekend to celebrate! If you’re familiar to 30A (a collection of beach towns on the Gulf coast), we rented an Airbnb in Seacrest which was only about a 10 minute drive to Aly’s Beach and Rosemary Beach where we spent most of our time.
Between the stunning white sand beaches, the beautiful homes and architecture of each town, and having all of my best girls by my side, it made for a fun and memorable trip. I wanted to share our full itinerary below because, in my biased opinion, I think our activities made for the perfect 30A bachelorette party! Let’s get into the details:
Thursday was a big travel day for most of my girls! 3 of them flew into Atlanta and carpooled for the almost 6 hour drive to 30A. One of my friends flew into the Panama City airport which was only 30 minutes from our airbnb! And the rest of us drove.
The theme of the weekend was… MAMMA MIA! I have always been obsessed with the movie and if you’ve seen any pictures from 30A it has quite the Greece feel between the emerald colored water and the coastal themed architecture (especially Aly’s Beach).
I was last to arrive at the house after picking up my friend from the airport which was perfect because my girls wanted time to set up everything. I walked in to “Dancing Queen” blasting and the cutest Mamma Mia disco decor! We made margaritas and chatted for a little before I had them open their gift bags I got them. I’ll do a full post on what I put in their gift bags next!
We then whipped up some delicious tacos while snacking on chips and guac/salsa and had the most wholesome dinner in! After dinner we changed into our PJs and had a girls night catching up on everything. We all went to bed fairly early this night since we had an early morning scheduled for Friday.
It’s only right to have a boat day on a Mamma Mia themed trip! The 6am wake up call was a little rough Friday morning, but well worth it for the fun adventure we had planned!
My maid of honor coordinated a shuttle (we used T30A all weekend and he was so amazing!!!) for us who arrived at 8:15am to take us to the boat landing. We booked the pontoon boat through 30A Boat Valet and I couldn’t recommend them enough! Our captain James was right on time and made our boating experience so stress-free and fun.
We had a 4 hour boat day booked from 9am-1pm. Our captain recommended taking us to Crab Island which I had heard lots about. It was about a 45 minute boat ride from the Santa Rosa boat landing, and we definitely didn’t mind because we saw so many dolphins on the way!
We spent about two hours at Crab Island which was SO fun. There were surprisingly a lot of other boats there by 10am and everyone was blasting music and having fun! The water was only about knee deep so (despite the water being a little cold) we all got in! The boat company provided a cooler and lily pad with our booking which such a nice touch.
After our boat day, we headed back to the house. Some of the girls went straight to the beach for an hour before we had to get ready for dinner, but I opted in for a power nap!!
Our plan Friday night was so go to The Pearl Hotel and grab drinks and dinner on the rooftop, but they ended up being closed for a wedding! Instead, we had a mini photoshoot on one of the side streets while we researched another spot to go to for dinner (pro tip to make sure you make reservations well in advance).
We soon hopped in an Uber ride to George’s in Aly’s Beach which ended up being the perfect dinner spot. The food was so fresh, the cocktails were delicious and it was a fun ambiance for an upscale beach vibe.
Though you would never know since the pictures turned out beautiful this night, behind the scenes I was feeling super dizzy this evening. At dinner I unfortunately felt like I was still rocking from being on the boat so instead of going out after we headed back to the house. I chugged a liquid IV and we walked across the street to watch the sunset on the beach. 10/10 recommend doing this at least one night on your trip!!
After a good night’s rest Friday night, I woke up feeling refreshed Saturday morning and started the day off with an early beach walk with one of my girls. And by early I mean before 8am haha… I felt like I had fomo if I slept in on this trip!!
Once everyone was up and moving we all walked from our house in Seacrest to Aly’s beach (about a 20 min walk) to grab breakfast at Raw and Juicy. I got the “antioxidant” smoothie which was so good.
After breakfast, it started POURING outside. No one complained though since we had such a beautiful boat day the day before. We decided instead of the beach day we had planned, we’d go explore the shops in Rosemary and Aly’s Beach!
After going in a few stores, the rain did not light up so we decided to try the Pearl Hotel again to grab a drink. They had an opening for us in their lounge area which was so cute!
We went back to the house after our shopping afternoon and relaxed for a bit before getting ready for dinner. We had early dinner reservations for 4:30 at Pescado!
I absolutely loved the vibe at this restaurant. Our table was located on the top story of this beautiful building that had the most stunning overview of Rosemary Beach. Just like George’s, the food turned out perfect… as did the cocktails! Pescado makes a mean margarita!!
After dinner we grabbed drinks in the street on Rosemary at La Crema. They had a window that faced the street where you could order from which was fun!
We then headed out to AJs in Grayton Beach to dance the night away. They had live music, a dance floor that everyone was dancing on, and such fun energy all around! There were SO many brides there and they even pulled all of us on stage at one point! This is the perfect spot for if you’re wanting some late night fun on your bachelorette trip.
Checkout was at 10am so we all scrambled to get packed up and head out for another long travel day!!
OVERVIEW ITINERARY FOR A BACHELORETTE PARTY IN 30A
5-7pm Arrive at the house
7:30pm Taco dinner in
8:30pm PJ party + game night
8:15am Shuttle T30A picks girls up from house
9am-1pm Boat day through 30A Boat Valet (pack lunch)
1pm-3pm Beach or relax at house
3pm Get ready for dinner
5pm Dinner at George’s
7pm Sunset + cocktails on the beach
8am Beach walk
9am Breakfast at Raw and Juicy in Aly’s Beach
11am Beach day (or shopping day if raining)
2pm Lunch + relax at the house
4:30pm Dinner at Pescado
7pm Drinks at La Crema
9pm Night out at AJs in Grayton Beach
10am Check out 🙁