Last-Minute Family Getaway in Navarre Beach

School is right around the corner, and all of the vacations you said you were going to take over the summer haven’t even been booked! The good news is that there is still enough time to fit in a last-minute summer vacation — all you have to do is go to Navarre Beach.

Only the coolest parents bring their kids to Navarre Beach for a weekend of fun in the sun. Three days is a short amount of time, but all of the kid-friendly options in Navarre Beach make for a weekend completely packed with things to do for all ages.

Here are a few recommendations for a quick trip to Navarre Beach for the weekend:

Where to Stay:

Accommodations are one of the first things that come to mind when planning a trip. Coordinating with lots of people, especially with little ones, is difficult for every family. Proximity and location to what is on the itinerary can make or break a trip.

Kid looking from hotel view during summer
Photo by iger @shanalanayephotography

What to Do:

Zip Lining Change your perspective and fly through the Blackwater River State Forest to get a bird’s-eye view of Santa Rosa County. Ziplining will not only create unforgettable memories, but this activity also gets families outdoors. There is no age requirement when it comes to zip lining, but fliers must be between 70-250 lbs and at least 4’6”. Zip Lining excursions are available through Adventures Unlimited.

Kids looking at water from Navarre Pier with summer sunset
photo by iger @keegangbrown

Go Fish
Bring your family to Florida’s longest pier to catch some fresh fish for a feast. Mahi-Mahi, Red Snapper, King Mackerel and Cobia are just a few of the available catches off of Navarre Beach Pier. Not only is the pier a fantastic fishing hole, but Navarre Beach sunsets watched from the pier are also breathtaking.

Places to Go:

The Beach
Vacations are made for relaxing, and the perfect place to do that is Navarre Beach. The possibilities are endless on this beautiful and uncrowded beach: throw a football, get some sun, read in the shade, build sandcastles, go swimming and more! Navarre Beach is also a great place to get that perfect family vacation photo to send to everyone you know. Nothing beats the backdrop of emerald waves and white quartz sand.

Gulf Breeze Zoo

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to a variety of exotic creatures from around the world — 800 to be exact! From petting zoos to giraffe feedings, this interactive zoo is fun for everyone.

Whatever you do on your trip, all that matters is that you spend time together, having fun and making memories. So enjoy your best moments of summer – in Florida’s Most Relaxing Place!