Seaside is one of the most picturesque towns in Florida’s panhandle. I have been fortunate enough to visit consistently since my early 20’s, as my friend Katherine’s family has a house and has been the most amazing hosts to us over the years. Recently, I went for the Fourth of July and had the best time. I also borrowed a Lexus NX to drive during my time in Seaside which was a blast. See more of what we did during this week in heaven below…
I love the festive Fourth of July decor throughout charming Seaside. This beautiful house was one of my favorites that I saw throughout the week.
Driving around town in these great Lexus NX wheels. I mean how cute is the Seaside Post Office?!
Heading to dinner for the evening of the Fourth with the fabulous Holland gang (my hosts); Rachel (blue dress), Katherine (white dress), Tyler, and me (on the end).
The stunning Seaside Beach
The incredible ocean views from the beach at Seaside.
Taking a break from the beach for some frozen margaritas at Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar. We visited this multiple times a day, not only for margs, but also for their yummy tacos and eats!
Fourth of July Holiday BBQ Fun
The gang as we headed to dinner! I loved all the fun holiday BBQ’s and hanging out at The Holland’s friends house during our Fourth of July week stay.
Our fabulous host and the men carving dinner.
Exploring Seaside in my Lexus NX
This car was so bright! It was perfect for this charming Florida destination. I also had a great time driving around taking in the beautiful architecture in this fabulous SUV. The Lexus NX is great as it’s a fairly small SUV, but still fits 5 adults comfortably and has a ton of trunk space.
During vacation I always try to work out. It’s really the only way I ensure my back doesn’t have a spasm and it’s also nice to stick to a routine whether you’re home or away. I took a little drive to a fabulous Pilates studio So Wal Pilates only ten minutes from Seaside.
The stunning So Wal Pilates studio. Owner and instructor Brittany Rebolledo was fabulous. I did two private lessons with her and she was extremely hands on, engaging, and really helped to adjust me, making each stretch and move beneficial. If you’re near Seaside and looking for a great studio, I would highly recommend checking out So Wal Pilates!
Fourth of July Festivities
Happy Fourth of July. We all attended the Seaside Fourth of July Parade (see more below) which was a blast. It really is fun being in a small town for a holiday like this because everyone gets involved and participates in the holiday fun!
The gang partaking in some water gun action during the parade.
Dairy Queen Road Trip
When temperatures are in the 90’s, ice cream is always a good idea. We did a little road trip in the Lexus to Dairy Queen. It had been too many years since I had Dairy Queen last, so this was heavenly.
This is what a happy girl looks like.
After a fabulous trip, it is always hard to say good bye. I was airport bound heading back to California…. Thanks again Lexus for this incredible car. It was perfect to zip around Seaside with the group, do airport pick ups and drop offs, and, of course, fit in a Dairy Queen visit.
Thank you to Lexus for collaborating with me on this post and sharing your incredible Lexus NX Suv with me for my vacation.