There are a ton of restaurants to choose from, many different water sports, fishing opportunities and charters, gift shops, surf shops, ice cream choices and more as you walk around the boardwalk and surrounding areas. Seriously, you want it, they have it! You can go out on a dolphin cruise, rest jet skis, parasail, and take out a charter boat for fishing. If you're looking for some shopping there are souvenirs, bathing suits, jewelry stores, sunglasses, and more to keep everyone happy.
We opted for The Boardwalk Grill for lunch and it was tasty! I loved the view sitting at the bar in front of the glass window looking out. It's a small place and they make everything from scratch so it took a bit to get our food but we were in no hurry. I had the fish tacos and my daughter has the shrimp poboy. All was yummy as were the fries. Yummmmm.
While you are there you have to stick your toes in the Gulf. I mean, it's right there!!! Just go down below the boardwalk and walk under the bridge. How often do you get that opportunity!
So if you're looking for a day away to explore, go for it! Have fun, explore, get some yummy food and snacks and get your toes wet.