Weekend Vacation In Seaside, Florida Part 2

I recently went to Seaside, Florida with friends and we had an amazing time eating all kinds of food and hanging out at the beach. Here is all the best information on Seaside so you can plan your next weekend vacation!

Beach At Seaside Florida

Weekend Vacation In Seaside, Florida Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Girls Weekend Getaway to Seaside! Here’s Part 1 if you missed it. :)

Tips for Planning a Weekend Getaway in Seaside, Florida

On Saturday morning we started our day with breakfast at Pickles. This is the cutest little diner right on the beach and right next door to our cottage!

Best Seaside, Forida Restaurants

This French Toast Is A Must Try For Breakfast

You guys. This french toast. We were all dying over this french toast. It was soft, sweet, and delicious. The sweet owner, Heavenly Dawson, told us her secret. The french toast is dipped in a melted ice cream based custard before it is grilled on the griddle!! Melted Ice Cream French Toast!! Of course, lol!! This is a must try if you are a foodie in Seaside! :)

Where To Eat In Seaside, Florida

Sitting next to cute Gina from SkinnyTaste for breakfast! Gina’s new cookbook, The Skinnytaste Cookbook, was just released for pre-order and within the first day it already shot up to the #2 bestseller on Amazon!! Congrats beautiful friend!!

Seaside, Florida Vacation Tips

The owners Bill and Heavenly Dawson were just the cute, cute, cutest couple ever. It was such a pleasure getting to meet and chat with them over breakfast!! :)

Things To Do In Seaside, Florida

Riding Bikes Is A Fun Thing To Do In Seaside

After breakfast we all decided to hop on our beach cruisers and take a bike ride through the charming community of Seaside.

Fun Things To Do In Seaside, Florida

Ali and I were dying over this cute tandem bike and totally wanted to give it a try! I had never ridden a tandem bike before, but it is actually a little harder than it looks, lol! We eventually got the hang of it, but I was kind of expecting to just be able to sit back and enjoy the ride since I was on the back, lol!

Weekend Getaway in Seaside, Florida

The Truman Show House Is Located In Seaside

We rode by The Truman Show house! The Truman Show was filmed in Seaside, and after our spending a few days there and getting a feel of the community, I can totally see why they picked it. Seaside really is just like it’s portrayed in the movie — a beautiful, charming, super friendly place to call home.

Best Food In Seaside, Florida

After our bike ride, we came back to town and stopped by the Seaside Farmers Market. If you are in Seaside on a Saturday, the farmers market is a must see!!

Where To Eat In Seaside, Florida

There were so many cute vendors with delicious treats!!

Tips for Planning a Vacation To Seaside, Florida

Loved these berry-stuffed doughnut croissants!!

Things To Do Seaside, Florida

Sweetest strawberries ever!!

Best Beaches In Seaside, Florida

The Beaches In Seaside, Florida Are So Beautiful

After thoroughly stuffing ourselves with sweets and strawberries, we just wanted to nap in the sun with our toes in the sand.

Seaside, Florida Beach Vacation

Totally the life!!

Seaside, Florida Beach Getaway

I love Seaside’s gorgeous turquoise waters! The sand is sugar white and the waters are crystal clear. You can see all the way down to the bottom even when the water is over your head.

Seaside, Florida Beaches

This cute little gaggle of birdies seemed to be totally loving their afternoon at the beach, lol!

Where To Eat In Seaside, FL

This Was One Of My Favorite Places For Food In Seaside

Okay. This was one of my favorite things we had in Seaside!! This cute little shaved ice airstream truck serves shaved ice and frozen custard. Perfect treat for a hot day after an afternoon of sun bathing!

Seaside, Florida Vacation Planning

This is what they call the “Piggly Wiggly.” It’s frozen custard on the bottom, shaved ice on the the top, and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. I got vanilla frozen custard with Wedding Cake flavored shaved ice. You must try this one!! It is so, so good! There are a million different flavors to choose from, so if you can’t decide, pick this one!! :) This was hands down the favorite of all the ones we tried. :)

Best Dessert In Seaside, Florida Photo via Heidi

We heart Frost Bites in Seaside!!

Sights To See In Seaside, FL

On our last night in Seaside we had a sunset dinner at Bud and Alley’s.

Restaurants To Try In Seaside, FL

Would you look at these sweet potato fries?? :) Such a great atmosphere for dinner at the beach.

Weekend Getaway in Seaside, Florida

The next morning, our last day in Seaside, we all totally took it easy. We stayed in PJs, sat out on the deck, and did a little catching up on our blogs.

Best Food In Seaside, FLPhoto via Maria

We Loved This Cafe For Brunch

Later we had a late brunch at Great Southern Cafe. Delicious food here!! We loved the Grits a Ya Ya, Biscuits and Gravy, Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and more!!

Best Ice Cream In Seaside, FLPhoto via Jenny

After a little after-brunch shopping (Seaside has the cutest boutiques ever!!) we popped into “It’s Heavenly” for some some decadently delicious gelato.

Seaside Florida Vacation

So glad that Molly from Duchess of Fork got to come over and join us on our last day in Seaside!

Things To Do Seaside, Florida

When it was time for everyone to head back to the airport, the wonderful folks at Sunshine Shuttle came and took everyone to the Panama City airport.

Weekend Vacation Seaside, Florida

I feel so lucky to have spent the weekend in such a beautiful place with this amazingly talented group of ladies. Click on the links below to check out their Seaside posts below for more pictures from our weekend! :)

Win a Weekend in Seaside, Florida

How To Win A Weekend In Seaside, Florida

Now we want to give YOU your own chance at a weekend getaway in Seaside!! Today we are partnering with Seaside and Cottage Rental Agency to send you and your friends on your own 3 day, 2 night getaway to Seaside!!

The Seaside, FL Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a 3-day, 2-night stay in a 3-bedroom Cottage (sleeps up to 5) from Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, Florida.

How to Enter This Florida Vacation Contest

Use the PromoSimple Widget below to enter.

Contest ends June 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be contacted via email.

*Lodging certificate valid 8/17/14 – 12/20/14. Subject to availability; not available during major holiday or major event weekends; additional restrictions may apply.

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23 Responses
  1. Lindsay B.

    What a fun girl’s trip! Seaside looks absolutely heavenly. I have to know where you got that white top with black stripes :) I love it paired with your lavender statement necklace and can’t stop thinking about all the fun statement pieces you could put with it :)

  2. Andie

    We head down there every year, usually for Memorial Day/the week following. This year is our first year that we’re not going since we went to Disney World a few weeks ago and I’m so sad about it. We LOVE Seaside! Especially the Meltdown. :)

    I am hoping we win the contest so we can take our trip soon. haha! :)

    Seaside is probably one of my most favorite places on earth!

  3. Mollie

    It looks absolutely beautiful and charming- very different from the southern New Jersey beach we go to in the summer. Looks like you had a blast!

  4. Emily

    What a fun trip! Your pictures are gorgeous! Would you be able to tell me where you purchased your orange and hot pink short-sleeved dress? I love it!

    1. Amanda

      Thank you Emily! I think I got it from Francesca’s. It’s been at least a year ago. The brand is Emmalee. Hope this helps! :)

  5. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    *Fingers Crossed* :) What a wonderful girls weekend! I’m falling more and more in love with seaside!

  6. Heidi @foodiecrush

    Loved, loved, loved this trip. So grateful to you to be included in the gaggle of gals. What a weekend. I don’t think I’ll ever eat so well again. XO

  7. Jessica [The Novice Chef]

    I love the photo of you and Ali on the bike! So adorable!

    It looks like y’all had an amazing trip — so much fun! I am definitely entering the giveaway…this girl really needs a baby-moon vacay. ;-)

  8. Sarah @ Will Run for Pasta

    Looks like so much fun, the perfect weekend of eating, shopping, and beaching!

  9. Char Slawson

    Never been, would love just to relax, enjoys the sites, and be with my sweet husband after all the infusion therapy he has been through……

  10. Stephanie DeArco

    I am originally from the Mary Esther/Fort Walton Beach area and never really explored Seaside. We are military (in TX) and hubby is leaving for a year deployment and before he leaves I want a date night out there and was wondering if you have any suggestions of a place to eat and must do at night? Love your posts!!!

  11. Janet

    It started around the low 40’s this morning where I live and it will get warmer but that beach is really calling my name.

  12. Holly Allred

    Everything about Seaside looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to win an amazing adventure!

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