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Any 30A town would make a fine vacation destination but Rosemary Beach’s charming and refined atmosphere is hard to beat.
With its European-inspired buildings and cobblestone streets, Rosemary Beach feels like it has tons of history. It’s actually one of the newer 30A communities! This town is incredibly walkable, with lots of green spaces and a vibrant local population.
Here’s a rundown on places to go and things to do in Rosemary Beach, as well as a couple of Rosemary Beach rentals from All 30A Properties if you decide this is the place for you.
There are endless options for dining in this little beach town. You should definitely try to experience as many as you can! Here are just a few of the best restaurants in Rosemary Beach, so that you have somewhere to start.
Inside The Pearl hotel, you’ll find the award-winning Havana Beach Bar & Grill. The cuisine is a blend of Gulf Coast and Caribbean and, luckily, you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to indulge in the fare.
You can choose to dine in the main area, the lounge, the veranda, or the rooftop bar. At the latter location, you’ll get some of the best sunset views in town.
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate has all the decadent desserts and Spanish starters you could possibly want!
This is one of the best restaurants in Rosemary Beach and it’s right on Main Street, so it’s hard to miss. You definitely won’t want to miss all of the delicacies offered here, from chocolate fondues to artisan cheeses and an endless range of tapas.
For brunch, dinner, or cocktails, take a stroll down (or up, rather) to Pescado. It’s located on the top floor of the Orleans building, west of the Rosemary Beach Town Hall.
Pescado is a casual fine dining restaurant, featuring a seafood grill and rooftop bar that overlooks the community and the dazzling Gulf of Mexico. The sunsets from up here are breathtaking!
Rosemary Beach is divided by the 30A into two halves: the north side and the south side. Both are filled with shops, restaurants, boutiques, and parks, offering lots to do all day! On the south side, you’ll also find walkovers to take you to the sugar-sand beaches.
Rosemary Beach was specifically designed to be walkable and bike-friendly. Take advantage of that intentional design and rent a bike! Cycling is a great way to get out and explore the many things to do in Rosemary Beach.
There are so many quaint, local-owned shops in town. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, a little window shopping never hurt anyone!
You can head over to Disco for fun, female-focused fashion. The Hidden Lantern Bookstore has an array of literature, as well as board games for the family. At the heart of town, you’ll find the Rosemary Beach Farmers’ Market, where you can support local farmers. Those are just the tip of the iceberg!
You’ll probably be spending a lot of time at the beach anyways, so why not make the experience even more special with a bonfire?
There are multiple companies in and around Rosemary Beach that will set up bonfires for you. They offer different packages and can often provide decorations, speakers, trash cans, and even food! That way, you can focus wholly on the experience with your loved ones.
The event calendar in Rosemary Beach is full year-round. Aside from the live music shows you can catch on the regular at restaurants, here are some prominent events in Rosemary Beach.
Each year during the Super Bowl weekend, the Rosemary Beach Foundation invites women to relax and party at Girls Getaway!
The activities are endless but standout items on the itinerary include a Thursday bonfire, Saturday evening bash, and Sunday brunch. You can expect plenty of workshops, too. It’s a four-day weekend filled with laughter, learning, and loads of fun.
Every year, Rosemary Beach hosts a whole summer of concerts! The performances are held on the St. Augustine Green, where you can bring a blanket or chair to relax and enjoy the performances.
From May to August, a different artist or band performs each week. Each individual performance is uniquely themed. You might catch a 50s and 60s show or a night filled with Cajun and Zydeco tunes.
Uncorked is one of the longest-running events in Rosemary Beach. For one day in early November, this festival celebrates exquisite wine all throughout the community!
Rosemary Beach locals and people from out of town gather to indulge in wine and food from partnering restaurants. A live band also performs during the festival, amplifying the experience.