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This blog is about Gulf Coast and Destin Florida vacations, from local attractions and things to do, to our favorite luxury and budget places to stay at the beach. Our newest articles are listed below, or you can select a topic. See you in Destin!

5 Things To Do on the Water in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017  |  Things to do

Crab Island Crab Island is situated just a few minutes boat ride from the Destin Harbor. This is an underwater Sandbar that can range between 2-10 feet deep when the tide goes out. With crystal clear water and white sand, this is one of the best spots to anchor your boat and have some fun in the sun with locals and tourists...
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Flock to Destin for Fall Birdwatching and More

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016  |  Things to do

Flock to Destin for Fall Birdwatching and More Temperatures are in the 80s and the sun is shining along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Now is the perfect time for you to schedule a trip and enjoy birdwatching and exploring nature in the great Florida outdoors. The area around Destin is home to several parks and nature preserves...
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Enjoy Fall Festival Season in Destin, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2016  |  Things to do

Fall is just around the corner and that means lots of fun fall festivals in Destin, Florida. If you’re planning a trip to the Emerald Coast this fall, plan to enjoy fish and fashion, gaming and golf.   Here are Some of the Fun Events Taking Place in Destin this Fall: Destin’s Famous Fish Rodeo The seasonal celebrations...
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Plan a Destin, Florida Vacation Packed with Excitement

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016  |  Things to do

Labor Day is approaching fast, signaling the end of summer. But the fun in Destin lasts all year long. The endless supply of activities and attractions make it easy to plan a Destin, Florida vacation that is sure to please everyone. From sunset walks on the beach to deep sea fishing, Destin has something for everyone....
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Nature Exploration and Ecotourism Experiences on the Emerald Coast

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016  |  Things to do

Florida’s Emerald Coast is known for its beautiful, crystal-clear waters and sparkling white beaches. A visit to Destin, Florida , guarantees you lots of fun as you enjoy our beaches, restaurants, water sports, fishing, fireworks, and live music performances. But what you may not know is that Florida’s Emerald Coast offers...
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July Fireworks in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016  |  Things to do

Vacationing in Destin, Florida this July? Here’s where to go for the Fireworks Show! You won’t need to worry about being away from home on the Fourth of July if you are vacationing near Destin, Florida. The residents and businesses of Destin and Fort Walton Beach love a good fireworks show. In fact, fireworks are so popular...
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Destin Day Trips for the Whole Family to Enjoy!

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016  |  Things to do

One of the best things about booking a vacation rental for your visit to Destin is that you will have a home away from home base for your entire stay. You can unpack and relax and really take your time exploring all the Destin, Florida area has to offer. There is so much to do in and around Destin that you’ll want to come...
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Kid Friendly Adventures in Destin

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016  |  Things to do

Kid Friendly Adventures that will Make Your Destin Vacation Awesome Want your kids to unplug, experience something new, and create some awesome family memories all at the same time? Then why not pack up the family and enjoy a vacation in Destin? With so many exciting activities and kid-friendly adventures, no doubt you’...
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Watersports in Destin

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016  |  Things to do

What Experts Say About Watersports in Destin There’s so much to love about vacationing in Florida in the spring. Great weather. Smaller crowds. Amazing values on rentals and activities. And one thing is certain, you can’t spend time on the Emerald Coast without getting your feet wet. For those of you who love the tropical...
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Enjoy these March Events on the Emerald Coast

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016  |  Things to do

Spring is the perfect time to vacation on the Emerald Coast. With new ordinances recently enacted to limit large outdoor gatherings, Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are a great places for family fun. With plenty of outdoor activities, watersports and theme park adventures available, there’s something for every...
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Romance in Destin, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016  |  Things to do

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what could be more romantic than a vacation for two in beautiful Destin? With balmy ocean breezes, tropical waters and breathtaking sunsets, we’ve got some great ideas for you to enjoy with your sweetheart. Romantic Sailing Cruise   What could be more romantic than a sunset...
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Top TEN Reasons to Vacation in Destin in the Winter

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2015  |  Things to do

Taking off right after the holidays may seem a little unconventional to some, but January is a GREAT time to visit Destin. With condo rentals dropping like the mercury in Colorado and the beaches and piers less congested, you may have found the perfect time to enjoy a Florida vacation along the Emerald Coast. And if the...
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Celebrate Holidays on the Emerald Coast!

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Destin, Rainy Day Fun!

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Autumn Events in Destin, Florida

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Crab Island

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Family Adventures in Destin

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Things to do in Destin, Florida

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015  |  Things to do

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...
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Free Golf with your stay in Destin

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013  |  Things to do

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...
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Ice Skating at Baytowne

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012  |  Things to do

Located in the Events Plaza in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, the rink brings family fun for all ages. The full size ice skating rink offers plenty of room for the amateur skater to learn and the more experienced skating fanatics to enjoy. Open to the public, the ice rink...
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Free Destin Beachfront Resort and Condo Amenities

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011  |  Things to do

Stay at one of our daily or weekly* Emerald Coast vacation rentals in or around Destin FL and get a “Freebies Card”. With this card, you can enjoy discounts on exciting family activities such as: Golf Fishing charters Fitness center discounts Mini golf and family...
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Destin Florida Rentals Near the Seafood Festival

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011  |  Things to do

We have Destin Florida rentals near the Destin Seafood Festival. The Festival takes place September 30 – October 2 and offers live music, delicious seafood and fun family activities. Tour our Destin Vacation Rentals and Condos For more information on the festival such as events...
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Destin Summer Rentals Near Popular Attractions

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2011  |  Things to do

We have a wide variety of Destin summer rentals near popular attractions in Destin FL including festivals and events , fishing , golf , local parks , shopping , and watersports . We have rental units at these Destin resorts and condos: Southbay by the Gulf Destin on the Gulf The Aegean Destin Towers Dolphin...
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Emerald Coast Florida Vacations

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2011  |  Things to do

Florida’s Emerald Coast offers unlimited ways to have fun away from the beach! Stay in one of our Emerald Coast beach rentals and enjoy exciting family activities, compliments the Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals’ Freebies Card . Freebies for your Emerald Coast vacation...
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Free Amenities with your Destin FL vacation rental

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2010  |  Things to do

There are lots of ways to have fun away from the beach in Destin FL! You can enjoy exciting family activities compliments of Emerald Coast Vacation Rentals;  “Freebies Card.” This card is provided at check in and gives you access to great vacation offers. Current...
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