Our days in South Walton aren’t always filled with sunshine and warm weather. We get our own dose of chillier days around here, and believe it or not, some of us even look forward to the fleeting colder weather. (I use the word “colder” in order to avoid the inevitable “You don’t know anything about cold weather” comment that us locals get from our visitors of the more northern states.) We know – we are lucky to escape the frigid temperatures that those in the northern areas have to experience. However, we still have those cold days that leave us craving a warm escape. How do you stay warm in South Walton?

Escape to a Local Coffee Shopgrayt-grounds-building

There is something so comforting about a warm beverage on a chilly day. Am I right? What’s even better than the drink itself is escaping to a quaint coffee shop with a warm a warm and cozy vibe. Well, you don’t have to look very far for that here in South Walton. 30A has a thing for cozy coffee shops, so make your escape next time you are craving a warm beverage. Some of our favorites are –

Put that Fireplace to Good Use

Finally, the fireplace can serve more of a purpose than just adding character to the living room. And yes, we do have fireplaces in Florida. South Walton locals enjoy a good night curled up by the fireplace just as much as the next person. I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy just thinking about sparking up a fire of my own. There is a magical ambiance that comes with a lit fireplace that you simply cannot achieve any other way. So, clean out that chimney and light up your first fire of the winter.

1-solana-beach-stone-loggia2Happy Hour is Always a Good Answer

If the red wine doesn’t leave your blood a bit warmer and your face a little flushed, the laughter shared with good friends is sure to warm you up! And who says Happy Hour can’t include a warm beverage – like hot tea, coffee or even apple cider? Just as we’ve touched on before, there is no shortage of Happy Hour spots in South Walton and you are sure to find one that serves up your beverage of choice.

Bonfire on the Beach

As you all well know, we love a good beach bonfire here in South Walton. In fact, we love them year round. However, what better time to cozy up on the beach with a group of friends than when the cold weather hits? Not only is it a great way to enjoy the beach and stay warm at the same time, but it’s also a great way to make lifelong memories with your favorite people. An evening full of making s’mores, enjoying some acoustic jams and sharing stories with friends? Sign me up!

  • Beach bonfires are so popular in our area that you can even hire someone to do all the dirty work and set the whole thing up! Check out 30A Beach Bonfires to see how they can help you plan the perfect bonfire.


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