It’s Fall, Y’all! Vacayzen Is Open Year-Round!

It’s Fall, Y’all! Vacayzen Is Open Year-Round!

It’s Fall, Y’all! Vacayzen Is Open Year-Round!

What can we say? Fall at the beach is our favorite time of year. (Shh! Don’t tell summer.) The breezes are cool but the Gulf’s still warm, and you know we love college football Saturdays!

Come celebrate your fall break at the beach and let Vacayzen help you out with all your beach gear and more. We’re open year-round and excited to serve you and help make your trip a little easier. As always, we’ve got free delivery and pick-up on all rental bikes, paddleboards, coolers, umbrellas, strollers, cribs… you name it! Save some room in the car on the way down and let us know what you need!




5 Reasons to Love Fall at the Beach:

  1. The best sunsets. The earth’s tilt in fall makes for sunsets over the Gulf, and there’s nothing better than watching that pink and orange blaze across the sky when it dips below the horizon. It’s a great reason to have a bonfire on the beach! (Not that you need an excuse.)
  2. It’s less crowded. We love summer, but we know it can be a little hectic around the beach. Things relax a little more in the fall, so you can, too.
  3. Great events. Concerts, food festivals, you name it… From Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach, there are awesome events going on almost every weekend.
  4. Football! Whether you’re into the NCAA, the NFL, or both, you’ll find your fellow fans here. Grab a seat at almost any of your favorite local watering holes and catch the big game with locals and visitors alike.
  5. Biking. Hop on your 30A rental bike, because you could not ask for better cruising weather! The sweltering heat of summer is gone and you’ll love taking a ride down 30A’s trails to Seaside, Rosemary Beach, or maybe for a delicious handmade popsicle or coffee at Pop Stop and Grove Bros in Seagrove Beach!



There are plenty more reasons to love fall at the beach, but we’ll let you come see for yourself. Just give us a call or e-mail this fall or winter season for all your beach gear, bikes, and baby gear rentals!




#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

#YouCanHelp: Vacayzen Partners with Food for Thought Outreach

It’s hard to believe that in our own community here in Northwest Florida’s Walton and Okaloosa Counties, hundreds of children are going hungry. Tiffanie Nelson, a concerned mom, founded Food for Thought Outreach in 2010. This nonprofit organization now provides backpacks with healthy meals and snacks for about 1,200 students throughout 15 area schools every week. The goal of Food for Thought’s program is to ensure that children are fed not only at school, but also at home and on the weekends. Reducing their stress about where their next meal will come from allows kids to focus on education, having fun, and just being kids!

Vacayzen is proud to partner with Food for Thought to help their cause. A portion of profits from all in-store sales at our Seagrove Beach and Crystal Beach stores is donated to Food for Thought. Additionally, every week we host Food for Thought Friday at the Pop Stop in Seagrove Beach, with 20 percent of sales going to aid the organization. Stop in this Friday, grab a gourmet popsicle from the Pop Stop, and help a local child.

2015 Stock the Pantry Party

Food for Thought FL Stock the Pantry 2015

The second annual Stock the Pantry Party benefiting Food for Thought is coming up soon, which is a chance to promote some healthy competition in the area while helping children fight food insecurity. The event takes place Thursday, August 20 at the Santa Rosa Beach Pantry at 132 Market Street off Hwy 393 North. There will be two categories for donations for the competition: Food Drive Sponsors will see who can collect the most food items, while Backpack Sponsorships are also available for those who aren’t competing in the food drive.

Guests are asked to bring five food items (suggested items include: plastic jars of peanut butter, plastic jars of jelly, granola bars, fruit cups, snack crackers, breakfast bars) or a donation of $5 for entry into the event. Pop Stop and Pizza by the Sea will provide food and there will be a raffle with the chance to win some cool prizes! Abrakadoodle will be on the scene doing their famous face painting, and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn more about Food For Thought.

“This event goes straight to the heart of our mission,” says Tiffanie Nelson. “We’re excited to continue to grow Food for Thought by involving so many different community organizations and individuals and build our reach even further to help more children in our community.”

Come out and have some fun for the whole family!

You Can Help!

Volunteers are always welcome to help pick up and bag donations, deliver backpacks, and assist with Food for Thought events. And of course, food, backpack, and monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. Visit to learn more.

If you’re only in town for a week or you don’t have a chance to volunteer, you can still help by telling people about Food for Thought! Follow Food for Thought (@foodforthoughtfl) and Vacayzen (@vacayzen) on Instagram. Post a pic of your Pop or your Gear and use the hashtag #YouCanHelp to spread the word about our efforts!

30-A Spring Break Essentials

30-A Spring Break Essentials

30-A Spring Break Essentials

Spring is officially in full swing at the beach! With so many things to do along beautiful highway  30-A in such a short time frame, it’s important to have all of the beach vacation essentials.

Here’s a list of essentials to making 2015 the best spring break yet! 



Nothing will ruin your spring break quite like a terrible sunburn on the first day of your vacation. This is why we offer a variety of different sunscreen selections at our official Vacayzen store in Seagrove Beach. Investing in sunscreen with SPF, not just tanning oil, is definitely worth it. Trust us (we live here).

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Staying hydrated is crucial to enjoying a day lounging at the beach. The 55 qt. wheeled cooler  will get your food and drinks there with ease. Fill it with your beverages of choice—we don’t judge! (Make sure to check out the official South Walton Beach Ordinances regarding what’s  allowed on the beach and what isn’t.)


Beach Chairs

Laying out on the beach gets pretty toasty. Sitting in beach chairs on the beach is not only more comfortable, it ensures that you’re sitting where the gentle gulf breeze can find you! We offer a selection of beach chairs to fit your vacation needs. Whether you’re looking to rock the ever-stylish 4-position Back Pack Chair or are looking for a home delivery beach service set, we’ve got you covered!



There’s no greater buzz kill on vacation than traffic. Spring break is a very busy time in the Panhandle, whether you’re vacationing along 30-A or Old Highway 98. Our 30A Beach cruisers are perfect for getting you to the beach with ease and in style. (We’ve partnered with to bring you this exclusive ride, and supply is limited—so book now!)

Rent 30A Cruiser Bike Yellow Tires

We understand this is a lot to pack for a short week at the beach, which is why offers free pick-up and delivery for bike, beach, baby and more! Planning a vacation and getting to the beach can be stressful enough, let us worry about getting the essentials to enjoying it, to you.

Seaside Bike Rentals: Cruise through the Holidays!

Seaside Bike Rentals: Cruise through the Holidays!

Seaside Bike Rentals: Cruise through the Holidays!

The beach communities of 30A are notorious for their coastal take on holiday décor. From Rosemary Beach to Seaside, you can cruise on your 30A rental bikes during the day and see all the trees, garlands, and baubles as you enjoy the breezy 60–70 degree temperatures we’ve been enjoying this season. Seaside bike rentals are especially fun as the whole family can take a ride through one of America’s favorite little beach towns.

At night, these charming villages along the Gulf Coast come to life with festive lights and holiday gatherings. Park your Seaside rental bikes near Central Square and take a stroll through the lit canopies of Airstream Row, visit the shops, have a bite at Great Southern Café, and then explore the galleries and Christmas décor at Ruskin Place market.

Seaside bike rentals are a great way for your whole family to get out and explore the beautiful scenery in South Walton while having fun and staying active. Seaside is especially known as a great stop during your 30A bike tour to have a snack, do some shopping, visit the farmers market, or go to the beach. If you’re looking for Seaside rental bikes, check out the Official 30A Cruiser Bike! You can’t miss that signature blue and yellow style.

In addition to Seaside bike rentals, Vacayzen services 30-A, South Walton, Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Panama City Beach. Visit our 30A Bike Rentals page to reserve yours today, and we’ll deliver them to wherever you’re staying!

30A Kayak Rentals: How to Make the Most of Fall on 30A

30A Kayak Rentals: How to Make the Most of Fall on 30A

30A Kayak Rentals: How to Make the Most of Fall on 30A

30A Kayak Rentals: Fall on the Emerald Coast is a magical season and a favorite time of the year visitors and locals alike. The cooler temperatures mean shorter days on the beach, but they bring some of the best biking and kayaking conditions of the year.

The bike paths on 30A are less crowded and lower temperatures make for longer, more comfortable rides. Fewer visitors also mean that bike rentals on 30A have a much higher availability.

30A kayak rentals are also a great choice in the off-season. A fall paddle on the smooth waters of Western Lake in Grayton Beach, or Eastern, Deer, and Camp Creek Lakes in Seagrove Beach doesn’t have to get you wet and you won’t need to break a sweat. It’s one of our favorite ways to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of 30A. With the locals at work and the vacationers back at home, it’s not uncommon to have the entire lake to yourself!

Come to think of it, there are very few outdoor activities that aren’t better in the fall at the beach. Vacayzen has the 30A rental bikes and 30A kayak rentals you need to enjoy everything fall offers. Call us today to reserve your bike rental or kayak rental and get insider info on the area’s hidden gems!