Seaside has again been chosen in Business Insider’s “18 of the most public spaces in the world,” according to urban designers.
Writer Blane Bachelor with New York Magazine talks about Seaside and many Seaside merchants in her article about best late-fall weekends on the Emerald Coast.
Get a taste of Old Florida flavor at Seaside, which was among the first communities to embrace New Urbanism — and is the site where The Truman Show was filmed. Its pastel cottages, bustling town square, and nature trails are just as idyllic in real life, and movie landmarks like 36 Natchez Street and Modica Market are still there. Cottage rentals abound (some more dated than others), but a solid choice, especially for groups and families, is the newly renovated Pitter Patter (from around $400 in the offseason). Recently renovated with a modern, beach-themed aesthetic — the nautically inspired light fixtures are especially cool — the cheerful three-bedroom cottage features a spacious kitchen and dining room and ample living space, plus a screened-in porch perfect for whiling away the afternoon with a cocktail in hand. The town square is a five-minute walk away; for a casual dinner, grab a bite from one of several food vendors in Airstream trailers, or settle in for a glass of wine on the patio of the lovely 45 Central Wine Bar.
Emerald Coast magazine recently hosted its “Best of the Emerald Coast” reader poll and Seaside was named in two categories:
1) Best Gourmet/Food Shop/Specialty Food Store - Modica Market
2) Best Place to Read a Book - Seaside Community