Group at a bar.As the days become shorter during your fall Florida getaways, you may find yourself back at Pristine Properties Vacation Rentals earlier than expected. With the early autumn nights, you think, “well… now, what am I going to do with myself? It is a vacation, after all. I should at least find out what’s near me.” Keep reading to find out what nightly adventures you can enjoy during your Gulf Coast getaways to the Florida Panhandle.

The Haughty Heron

As you’re searching for the best restaurants “near me,” The Haughty Heron is a hot spot for live entertainment right on the bay in Port St. Joe. Dance to music under the moonlight in the beer garden or catch a game on their flat screens. Oh, and what else makes this a beach bar so special? Well, they feature a walk-in-humidor that features over 75 cigars! Watching the sun go down over the St. Joseph Bay with a cigar in hand will be one of your favorite things to do on the Gulf Coast⁠— there’s no ifs, ands or butts about it.

The Scallop Republic

While searching for “what’s near me in Cape San Blas during your Gulf Coast getaways, the Scallop Republic is a popular nightlife beach bar. Challenge your friends to a round of darts while listening to live music Wednesday through Saturday from 7–10 p.m. This lively locale doesn’t feature any food; however, they are a bring-your-own-food bar. Try a sample of an authentic Florida craft beer or kegged wine. You heard us right! Their wine is served from taps, not bottles. What’s so great about wine from a keg? I guess you’ll have to stop in during your Florida getaways to find out!

What’s near Me for Nightly Spooks

Calling all ghosts and goblins to the Ghost on the Coast Halloween Celebration for an evening full of spooks, trick-or-treating through merchant stores, costume contests and more! No need to Google “What’s near me for Halloween activities” during October, because this nightly All Hallows Eve attraction features a variety of festivities. Bring your kids to Historic Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe starting at 6 p.m during your Gulf Coast getaways on Halloween.

Little known secret: The Cape San Blas Lighthouse—now located in Port St. Joe in George Core Park—occasionally features a nightly full moon climb. Click here to learn more

Last-Minute Gulf Coast Getaways

Preparing a few activities on your “what’s near me” list will go a long way so that you can spend less time on your phone and more time out while on your Gulf Coast getaways. Select a rental with a cozy fire pit to enjoy nightly bonfires after your night out on the town. We provide a list of last-minute rentals and specials for your convenience. Whether you’re headed to Florida with your family, a large group, or on a solo trip, we’ve got a list of rentals in Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, and Mexico Beach with last-minute deals! Take a look through our Vacation Rentals Hot Deals page online to see what option is best for your stay.