IF YOU GO
Driving: About nine hours (524 miles) from Southwest Florida International Airport
Flying: No direct flights from Southwest Florida. You’ll have to leave the state for a connection and fly into Panama City (ECP) or DestinFort Walton (VPS). ECP is 15 miles from Alys Beach, while VPS is 51.
Alys Beach Vacation Rentals: 850-213-5555; alysbeach.com
George’s: Hugely popular, this cottage restaurant with a Nantucket feel divides its divine menu into two sections, Behave and Mis-Behave; georgesatalysbeach.com.
Charlie’s Donuts: Famous for fresh donuts in the morning and ice cream in the afternoon; charliesdonuts30a.com.
Raw and Juicy: Fresh juices, fermented vegetables and more healthful sweets; rawandjuicylife.com.
Piper’s Kitchen: Serving tacos and burgers, it’s the only place along 30A delivering to beachgoers; facebook. com/piperskitchenatalysbeach.
Neat: Bottle shop and tasting room with light bites and charcuterie boards; facebook.com/ neatbottleshop.
Alys Beach Bike Shop: Rent a bicycle and tour neighboring communities, 850-213-5599.
Digital Graffiti Festival: digitalgraffiti.com
Alys Beach Amphitheater: For concerts, movies and more.