In this edition of 30A Q&A, we sat down with Holly Lewis to find out some of her favorite tips for experiencing 30A like a local.
What are your three favorite local spots?
Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar has always been one of my favorite local spots since I can remember. You can’t beat carnitas tacos, guacamole, and margaritas right by the beach.
Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar became one of my favorite restaurants after my first bite of their Tuna Poke Guacamole. Too good! Not only is the food amazing, but the ambiance can’t be beat with live music and a gulf view.
Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge at The Pearl Hotel for sunset cocktails! Just walking through the lobby to get there is an experience in itself. I always enjoy lounging under the cabanas or sitting by a fire pit with friends.
What’s your favorite way to spend time outdoors?
One of my favorite things about 30A is all of the outdoor activities available at my fingertips! You can find me exploring bike trails on my 30A Electric Bike
or YOLO paddle boarding on our calm gulf days. You also can’t beat a good ‘ole beach day!
What’s your favorite dessert on 30A?
I have a huge sweet tooth and La Crema in Rosemary Beach is my go-to spot for decadent desserts such as the chocolate fondue and chocolate-dipped bacon… you heard that right, chocolate-dipped bacon. It’s too hard to choose just one! If you love desserts La Crema is definitely your spot.
What’s your favorite month on 30A?
Though the beaches are crowded and the line for Blue Mountain Creamery
ice cream is long, July is my favorite month on 30A. There is nothing like spending the Fourth of July on the beach and ending the night with fireworks from every direction on 30A! This is when my friends and family come to visit and the beach lifestyle is in full swing.
Name your favorite local event/activity.
I spend almost every Sunday morning at the Rosemary Beach Farmer’s Market, stocking up on veggies from local farmers, homemade hummus from Mano’s, and of course mason jar spicy pickles! This is such a fun way to meet new local vendors and support small businesses.
What makes living at the beach so special?
I have lived in five different states and a different country, and something about the emerald coast
truly feels like home. I am so grateful to get to live in such a beautiful and serene place. Living at the beach feels like a vacation year-round!
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