Fresh Fun Ideas: Summer Farmers Markets

Fresh Fun Ideas: Summer Farmers Markets

Fresh Fun Ideas: Summer Farmers Markets

You’ve found the perfect vacation home or condo in Panama City Beach, South Walton / 30A, or Destin, and now it’s time to have some fun in the sun! Once your bike rentals and other awesome beach gear have been delivered to your place by Vacayzen, it’s time to hop on those bikes and explore with the family! If you’re looking for something fresh and fun to do this summer, take a ride over to some of the many fantastic summer farmers markets happening all across the area. Most of them are set up weekly with local vendors selling fresh produce and food items, handmade arts, crafts, and jewelry, and providing live music and kids’ activities such as face painting or games. Check out some of the area’s best farmers markets!

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf

Panama City Beach

Mondays & Fridays June 1–Sept 7


All new to the area this year, Market Fest at Laketown Wharf takes place Mondays and Fridays from 10 AM until 9 PM on the Boardwalk at Laketown Wharf Resort on Thomas Drive. Market Fest is a family-friendly activity that combines a fun, entertaining atmosphere with great local products. It is free and open to the public and will include more than 40 vendors offering fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, food items, music, children’s activities and more. And you won’t want to miss the nightly fountain and lights show on the lake!

30A Farmers Market – Rosemary Beach

Sundays Year-Round, Thursdays Memorial Day–Labor Day

Up and down Scenic Highway 30A, take a cruise on your 30A rental bikes and find some of the best local farmers markets! The one in Rosemary Beach’s town center on the western end of 30A is a must-go. Get there early to enjoy the best selection of fresh-from-the-farm greens, vegetables, and fruits. Grab a couple jars of local honey or organic almond and cashew butter products to take back home to your friends. The market in Rosemary Beach takes place every Sunday and Thursday from 9 AM until 1 PM.

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf | Photo by Lauren Williams

Seaside Farmers Market

Saturdays Year-Round, Tuesdays Memorial Day–Labor Day

Coast along on your bike until you see the iconic Seaside Post Office and Coleman Pavilion pointing you to the shimmering Gulf of Mexico. But before you hit the sand, take a stroll every Saturday and Tuesday this summer from 8 AM to noon through the Seaside Farmers Market in Central Square. With artisan breads and cheeses, fresh garden items, delicious pasties and gyros, and even gourmet dog treats, there’s something for everyone.

WaterColor Coastal Farmers’ Market – WaterColor Resort

Sundays Year-Round, Thursdays March–Labor Day

The beautiful gardens of WaterColor are host to the WaterColor Coastal Farmers’ Market on Sundays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 2 PM each week, so stop on by! Pro tip—grab an amazingly delicious crepe from Creative Crepes, with your choice of fillings from fresh fruit, peanut butter, Nutella, meats and cheeses, and more. Enjoy it while you walk along the cobbled street and explore stalls of artisan foods and products such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market – Miramar Beach

Saturdays Year-Round, Wednesdays Memorial Day–Labor Day

Sandestin’s Grand Boulevard Town Center is home to many great shops and events. Stop by every Saturday and Wednesday this summer from 9 AM to 1 PM for all the great local products, food items, and fun activities for the whole family! Bring a blanket and have a picnic from your buys, or stop by for a healthy snack before you see a movie at the Grand Blvd 10 theatre.

Where to Rent the 30A Cruiser Bike with big Yellow Tires

Vacayzen has all your rental bikes for every size Panama City Beach, Destin, 30A / South Walton, and Okaloosa Island! Be sure to check out our Bike Rentals page for the best deals and we’ll deliver them and pick them up after your vacation for no extra charge! Happy riding!

5 Ways to Beat the Heat with Beach Gear Rentals

5 Ways to Beat the Heat with Beach Gear Rentals

5 Ways to Beat the Heat with Beach Gear Rentals

Things are definitely heating up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Vacayzen is here to help you beat the heat during your summer beach vacation! We’ve got all the Destin, Fort Walton, Panama City Beach, and 30A beach gear rentals you need to make sure you’re cooler than the other side of the beach towel.

  1. Cooler Rentals

    You’re traveling all the way to the beach this summer in your car or on a plane. Don’t worry about packing that giant cooler and taking up valuable space! Vacayzen has 50-quart cooler rentals available that include wheels for easy transportation to the beach! Staying hydrated is important in the heat of summer, so pack plenty of water, snacks, and your favorite beverages for your day out on the beach!

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  2. Umbrella Rentals

    Whether it’s for an afternoon on the beach or your entire stay in Destin, 30A, or surrounding areas, Vacayzen will help you stay made in the shade with umbrella rentals. Our 6.5-foot diameter umbrellas provide SPF 100+ and are a great compliment to our backpack beach chair rentals! Keep young children cool or just spend a lazy day in the shade with your favorite book. From Fort Walton to Panama City Beach, we’ve got you covered.

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  3. Sun Care Products Vacayzen 30A and Destin beach gear rentals. Both locations carry Sun Bum sun care products.

    It’s no secret that sun care is important on the beach! It can get hot out there, and sun poisoning and sunburn are real threats to anybody going outside in the summer here on the coast. Vacayzen stocks a wide selection of sun care products by Sun Bum, including sunblock, lip balm, aloe, and more. Stop by our retail locations in Seagrove Beach or Destin to make sure you’ve got everything you need!

  4. Sunglasses, Hats, and More

    Our retails stores also have a variety of cool hats, caps, sunglasses, and apparel. Protect your eyes from UV rays and keep cool while looking even cooler this summer at the beach. Stop in to see us at Seagrove or Destin for Official 30A Gear, Vacayzen apparel, and more of the brands you love.

  5. Cool Off at the Pop Stop

    Pop Stop 30A gourmet popsicles in Seagrove Beach, FloridaDid you know our Seagrove Beach location is right beside Pop Stop on Highway 30A? Take a bike ride or just stop by anytime to see us and get a refreshing gourmet popsicle! Try a variety delicious flavors made fresh right here, such as watermelon, raspberry, cookies n cream, orange creamsicle, lemon coconut, and many many more. Pop in and cool off this summer, or fuel up with a cup of Grove Bros coffee!

No matter what you’ve got planned for your summer beach vacation, Vacayzen is here to help you stay cool and have fun! All our beach gear rentals include FREE delivery and pickup services. Vacayzen for bike, beach, baby, and more!

Destin Rental Bikes: Five Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

Destin Rental Bikes: Five Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

Destin Rental Bikes: Five Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss

Destin Rental Bikes: Destin offers its residents and visitors a multitude of attractions. So, how does one narrow down the list if he or she has limited time and can choose just five things to do? Here are our five suggestions for attractions you won’t want to miss. 

The first and foremost Destin attraction is our world renowned crystal white beaches. You simply can’t consider yourself a “Destinite” – whether as a permanent resident or a guest for a week – if you don’t schedule in a day at the beach. And, it has to be done in Emerald Coast style, complete with beach umbrella, chair, boogie board, etc. can set you up with a 4-position backpack chair and a 6 ½ foot beach umbrella with a 100+ sun protection factor. Don’t waste your time stopping at the average beach store to buy a cheap wave board. You can rent a Wave Skater boogie board designed for all ages and skill levels at If you feel that basking under an umbrella isn’t active enough for you, rent one of their 30-A Cruiser bikes to spend a day exploring our beaches and beach towns. They offer free delivery. Call 888-750-7606 or visit their online catalog at

After you’ve spent a day splashing in our emerald waters, maybe it’s time to go further out on the gulf. Certainly, you can watch dolphin swim by from your vantage point under a beach umbrella. Or, you can enjoy them up close. This is where the attraction second on our list excels. In 1994, the Southern Star embarked on the original Dolphin and Sunset cruise and have been offering locals and visitors the opportunity to experience Destin marine life ever since. Each 2-hour cruise trolls along Destin Harbor for a chance to view area landmarks and celebrity homes and then departs the harbor to cruise the gulf and the bay looking for dolphin schools, sea turtles, jellyfish, and seabirds – all set against the stunning backdrop of one of our Destin sunsets. The price is an affordable $29.00 per adult and $15.50 per child (4-14) with special discounts for seniors and military. If you would like to book your place on one of the Southern Star’s visit here.

If being up close to schools of fish only makes you want to pull out rod and reel, you may want to bump our third on the “must not miss” list to first place. No one should live in Destin or visit it and not take advantage of the sport earned our town the title “Luckiest Fishing Village”. The numerous world record fish caught here should be reason enough to get out on our waters for a day of fishing. But, that aside, spending a day fishing on a charter boat is a must when in Destin. We have more than 100 fishing charters to choose from, and narrowing it down can be a challenge because they all have their own unique identity. This is where the folks at Destin Charter Fishing Services come in. They’ve done the legwork interviewing each charter and sorting out what each offers. From their research, they have prepared a variety of cruise packages and can help you find the one best for you. Call them today at 850-837-1995 or visit their website.

Our fourth event on the “don’t miss this” list is unique to Destin. Years ago, an island covered with sea grass lay north of the Destin Bridge. It hosted colonies of seabirds, mainly because it also was home to a rich supply of crab. As time went by, currents and tides eroded the island. Today that island is a sandbar covered by water ranging from knee deep to chest high depending on the tide. The quiet little island is no longer visible, but another tradition took its place. This sandbar has become known as Crab Island and has become a giant block party. Each day hundreds of boaters pull up side-by-side until there is an island of boat decks.  Floating snack stands, music, and ice cream or boiled peanuts delivered by boat become the order of the day. Locals and tourists alike join the party arriving in an array of watercraft ranging from john boats to sailing yachts. Jetskis and pontoon boats are popular choices and can be easily rented from the folks at Crab Island Water Sports. So call 850-243-2722 or visit here and reserve yours today.

Rounding out our suggestions for Destin attractions is a massage at the Surfside Spa. Every resort community has spas, but few provide the treatment quality that Surfside Spa does. This gulfside spa in Miramar Beach delivers such a luxurious massage experience that they have been rated #3 in Miramar Beach attractions based solely on customer reviews. So don’t take our word for it. Visit their website or call 850-543-7905 for an appointment.


Destin Bike Rentals

Destin Bike Rentals

Destin Bike Rentals

Destin bike rentals

We have the newest and best Destin bike rentals available for your family for your Destin beach Vacation! We deliver and pick up for free right to your vacation accommodations. We offer kids/ childrens Destin bike rentals, adult Destin bike rentals, and bike accessory rentals all at an affordable rate. There are plenty of beautiful bike paths to ride down to visit shops and local restaurants while riding along the beach.

Also, do not forget our watersport rentals as we have boogie/body board rentals, skim board rentals, kayak rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, and much more for the Destin area. Please do not hesitate to call for more information!

Vacayzen aims to satisfy your every Destin bike rentals need. Call us today at 1-888-750-7606! If you would like to come to our store we are located at 4042 East County Highway 30A Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459!

Santa Rosa Beach Bike Rentals: Guaranteed Quality

Santa Rosa Beach Bike Rentals: Guaranteed Quality

Vacayzen knows how frustrating it is to get Santa Rosa Beach bike rentals, beach chair rentals, or water sport rentals and the item be in poor condition. It costs us more money up front to keep new inventory, it pays dividends in satisfied and loyal customers who reserve with us every season.

Our Santa Rosa Beach bike rentals, beach chair rentals, umbrella rentals, cooler rentals, boogie board rentals, skim board rentals, baby jogger rentals, and other items are all new and will never be kept if they are in bad condition.

Not only are they in great condition, they are the best money can buy. Our Jamis Santa Rosa Beach rental bikes retail for over $400, our BOB Ironman baby jogger retails for over $500, our boogie board retails for over $150, our Zap skim board retails for over $150, our Igloo cooler retails for over $60. Do you see how much we care?

Rent, don’t buy!

Reserve your Santa Rosa Beach bike rentals today and remember, we provide FREE delivery and pickup to any location on 30A/ South Walton and Destin!