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Celebrate Holidays on the Emerald Coast!

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Dreaming of a white Christmas with emerald-green accents and gold trimmings? Then we’ve got you covered! Come and enjoy the holidays on the sugar white sands of the Emerald Coast in the warmth of the golden Florida sunshine. Even better—there’s no shoveling required! As a matter of fact, strolling along the exquisite white-quartz sand in the moonlight looks a lot like a snowy Christmas night, but it’s much warmer on...

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Destin, Rainy Day Fun!

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Ten Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day in Destin So you’re on vacation and your plans for the day have been washed away by rain. Yes, Florida is the sunshine state, but why let some gray clouds dampen your vacation spirit. Think of a rainy day as another opportunity to enjoy something a little more laid back, but just as fun! Here’s a list of TEN exciting activities...

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Autumn Events in Destin, Florida

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AUTUMN EVENTS IN DESTIN FLORIDA AND SURROUNDING AREA Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the Emerald Coast. Every month the Destin area is hopping with plenty of family-friendly live concerts, arts and crafts shows, wine tasting, dance performances, food festivals and great theater. With the heat of the summer behind us, it’s a great time to enjoy being outdoors again and attend some of the local festivals and special...

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Family Adventures in Destin

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The Emerald Coast has beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery. But it’s so much more than just a great place to sightsee. If your family loves adventure, then Destin is your destination for nature parks, beautiful hiking and biking trails, amusement parks and so much more. Come and enjoy these year-round outdoor activities available to you during your Florida vacation! LET’S BUILD A SANDCASTLE  SandCastle Lessons offers tips and techniques on...

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Crab Island

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When an Island, really isn’t an Island  Long before Destin was a tourist destination, a small island, affectionately called Bird Island by some of the locals, sat on the north side of Destin Bridge. But in 1974, hurricane Eloise swallowed up this tiny spit of land, hiding it under the crystal clear waters of the Gulf. As the years accumulated, ocean tides, hurricanes and passing storms moved more sand and...

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Dog Parks near Destin

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Dog owners wanting to take their precious pets for some fresh air or to socialize have many options in and around Destin. First there are several off-leash dog parks within a short drive, most of which have separate areas for small and large dogs. Additionally well-mannered, leashed dogs can be taken to any Florida state park. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on area beaches in most cases, without a special...

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Things to do in Destin, Florida

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Dolphin Watching, Cruises, and Animal Encounters What better way to observe dolphins than in their natural and unrestrained habitat? The cruises provided around Destin allow you to observe these intelligent and gentle creatures, feel the breeze on your face, and listen to the calls of seabirds as they soar around you. Check out the variety of cruises provided in the area. =         Olin Marler Charter’s Boats Dolphin...

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iLove Destin Giveaway!

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Emerald Coast Vacation Rental’s giveaway is a 3 night stay at Destin on the Gulf which includes a daily round of golf at Regatta Bay and daily deep sea fishing for 1 person. Visit the iLoveDestin or Emerald Coast Vacation Rental’s Facebook Page, Like us and enter to win. Like Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals (ECVR) and gain bonus entries. It’s that simple! Contest ends February 27, 2015. Stop dreaming of visiting the sugary...

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Travel Guide Directory for Military Personnel and Families

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One of the few benefits still open to military personnel and their families are savings offered by airlines, lodgings and restaurants around the world. Getting Started   Nearly all of the websites in our guide include travel tips and information about lodging, ground transportation and attractions. Cost-efficient Travel– Even though the tips here are directed at The Army, they apply to all branches of service. In other words, they are...

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Free Golf with your stay in Destin

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FREE One round of golf with cart per day! Tackle 18 challenging holes at Regatta Bay, voted “#1 Favorite Golf Course in Northwest Florida” by readers of Florida Golf News. (Not available on monthly reservations.) Nestled among breathtaking nature preserves along the Choctawhatchee Bay, Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club is a true escape into golfer’s paradise. Designed by acclaimed course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C....

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