Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL- Destin Palms Vacations

After a long, cold winter we are all ready for some fun in the sun! If you are visiting for a Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL, then get ready for an incredible time! While Summer is one of the busiest times of the year, it is the most enjoyable for our vacationers. When you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL you can enjoy all the family-friendly activities, events, and attractions that Destin has to offer! Looking for a last minute beach getaway family vacation before the season is over? We still have vacation rental beach condos and beach houses available for the Summer, late Summer, and Labor Day weekend! Book your Destin vacation rental today, before it’s too late! Call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com

 

Just Keep Swimming!

Beach- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Long time, no SEA? We got you covered! Some of the best memories are made on the beach during the Summertime and this is the ultimate reason to visit us this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! The Gulf Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With sugar white sand and emerald-green waters, the beach alone is a reason to shell-abrate! If you prefer to relax at the pool rather than be a beach bum, this is also a simple and great activity while on vacation. Nearly all rentals offer community or private pools for you to get right into vacation mode and make a splash!

 

Crab Island

Crab Island- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

One of the biggest staples on the Emerald Coast is Crab Island and this is a must when visiting this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! Crab Island is a sandbar located just South of Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Tourists and locals anchor their boats out and congregate every Summer to socialize, relax, listen to music, or whatever floats your boat! The sandbar is about waist- deep with calm waters so it is safe for even the smallest of swimmers. Crab Island is located in the middle of the gulf, so you cannot swim or walk there. In order to get to Crab Island, you must rent a boat, jet ski, or reserve a spot on a local water taxi. Be sure to check out our little slice of paradise this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL!

 

HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

The Harbor is the hub of all things fun when you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment that are fun for everyone- with delicious local restaurants, waterfront shopping, paddleboard, jet ski and pontoon rentals, parasailing, dolphin cruises, world-class fishing excursions and so much more! Not to mention HarborWalk Village hosts weekly firework shows, live music and events. See below for upcoming events you will not want to miss!

 

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Fat Tuesday Celebration-Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Tuesday starting June 1st, join HarborWalk Village for a Fat Tuesday Celebration! Get a feel of a mini mardi-gras with authentic floats, live music from a brass band and bead catching!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

All American Thursday’s

All American Thursday- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Thursday starting June 3rd, join HarborWalk Village for a boomin’ good time at All American Thursday! This weekly event offers a one-of-a-kind vintage airshow, hero salute, live entertainment and FIREWORKS!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

 

Rock The Docks

Rock the Docks- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Saturday starting June 5th, join HarborWalk Village for a free live concert under the stars at Rock the Docks!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

 

Baytowne Wharf

Baytowne Wharf - Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Another staple worth checking out when you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL is The Village of Baytowne Wharf! Baytowne Wharf is known as the “heart and soul” of Miramar Beach/Sandestin, offering an array of water-front restaurants, retail stores, nightlife venues and more. During the Summer, Baytowne offers several weekly events that are a BLAST for all ages! Starting May 18th, turn your eyes to the sky and watch it light up with fireworks for Boomin’ Tuesday! This event takes place every Tuesday evening from 7:15-9:15 PM with fireworks holding the grand finale at 9:15 PM!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

 

 

Exciting Excursions

VIP Perks Destin Palms Vacations- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

When planning your itinerary this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL you will want to check out some of the amazing local excursions! Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer our guests several VIP perks as a way to thank you for staying with us. With our Xplorie program, you can enjoy one free pass to a dolphin cruise, water park, a round of golf, a fishing trip, snorkeling, an escape room every day of your trip! At Destin Palms, we want our guests to create lifelong memories while getting an amazing deal. Our VIP perks take the stress out of planning and allows one-person free admission! This way, you can spend more time relaxing by the beach during your hard-earned vacation. For FAQ’s visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities.

Below is more detailed descriptions of some of our Destin local excursions offered. If you would like to book a stay with us and enjoy savings on some of these Destin local excursions call (850)270-5227

or Visit: https://www.destin-palms.com

 

Big Kahuna’s Water Park

Big Kahuna's Water Park- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Make a splash this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL at Big Kahuna’s water park! Big Kahuna’s is the largest water park on the panhandle, offering over 40 different water slides, rides, lazy rivers and more! The water park also includes a kid’s play area with smaller rides, making this activity fun for all ages.

The park is located right off 98 at 1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541 and is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.
*Hours and days of operation may vary after the summer.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destin-palms.com/destin-big-kahunas-waterpark

 

Dolphin Cruise on The Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Calling all dolphin lovers! If you have never experienced a dolphin cruise, then you are in for a treat this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! There is nothing quite like seeing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, along with cruising around the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the fresh saltwater breeze makes for a truly magical experience. You can make your cruise even more amazing by booking a sunset cruise. Between wild pods of dolphins, cruising around the Gulf and sunsets, the Sea Blaster creates memories that you can cherish forever!

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.destin-palms.com/dolphin-tours

 

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Cast your luck in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! Yes, that is right. Destin has been known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village since the 50’s because of its booming fishing industry. The types of fish you can catch and keep vary by season, but you never go home empty handed! For first timers, you are in good hands with knowledgeable and experienced crew members abourd The Destin Princess and Destiny that are eager to assist. Deep Sea Fishing is a reel-y good time, so be sure to use one of your VIP passes to save money!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destin-palms.com/fishing-in-destin

 

Live Well 30A

Live Well 30A- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Aside from excursions, at Destin Palms Vacations we also offer Live Well 30A Credit –When you book a stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will also receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! Visit VACAYZEN, a partner of Live Well 30A, to redeem your credit after booking your stay. *Please note bike and golf cart rentals through Live Well 30A / VACAYZEN require at least a 3 day minimum rental for these items. Visit VACAYZEN.com for additional information or to reserve.

Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021

Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021

A friendly reminder to all you lovebirds out there, Valentine’s Day is this weekend! Romance comes in many forms, but most can agree that being on a gorgeous, quiet beach, watching the sunset with your loved one on Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021 in a vacation rental is extra special. Whether you want to take in a sunset  on the beach, spend a night on the town or enjoy dinner at some of the finest restaurants on the Emerald coast, Destin has you covered for the perfect weekend with your sweetheart!

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021- Destin Palms Vacations

 

Make your love story a memorable one this year by spending Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021.

We would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your vacation rental stay with us for your Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021 getaway, you will receive 20% off your stay using PROMO CODE WINTER 2021! Also, you will receive  FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com. 

Use PROMO CODE: WINTER2020 to receive this offer. 

*Offer valid for new reservations only on select properties. Must mention special at time of booking. Stay must be between now – March 13th, 2021. Not valid with other offers or monthly rentals. Other restrictions may apply.

Valentine’s Day Cruise

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - Solaris Sunset Cruise

When you spend Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021, sail off into paradise with the one you love! Make this weekend one to remember by celebrating aboard the Solaris Yacht, one of the top-rated activities to do in Destin, FL!

SunQuest Cruises offers a combination of breathtaking views, a romanticized ambiance, and live music! Also, be sure to arrive with an appetite, this cruise includes a decadent three-course meal.

Your taste buds will fall in love by starting with a Tomato-Basil Soup with lump crab. After, enjoy entree choices including Bourbon Braised Short Rib, Plantain Crusted Grouper, Tomato & Basil Stuffed Chicken, Solaris Shrimp & Grits, or the Roosted Quinoa Bowl. End your meal on a sweet note with a delicious Red Velvet Cake. Rates start at $200 per couple, and $100 per additional guest.

*Reservations are required.

For more information, please visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/valentines-day-destin-florida/

 

Family Valentine’s Night Out at The Hub

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Hub on 30A

For those who need a vacation to the beach but were unable to snag a babysitter, no need to worry! Join The Hub in 30A for a family friendly, Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021!

The Hub will be offering kid’s craft making in the pavilion, live music, and wine tasting for the grownups on Saturday, February 13th!

On Sunday, February 14th The Hub will also be offering kid’s yoga in the morning and more live music in the evening.

For more information, please visit: https://hub30a.com/

 

Valentine’s Day Weekend Concert: Tony Sands

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Island

Dance the night away with your “Funny Little Valentine” this Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021!

The Island by Hotel RL will be hosting an unforgettable night with the greatest hits from Frank Sinatra by live performer, Tony Sands. Tony Sands has been performing Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits worldwide for more than 20 years, and for Valentine’s Day weekend he’s making a special stop at The Island for travelers and locals.

 *Attendees may also choose to enjoy a special three-course dinner that evening at Fish House.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destinchamber.com/events/details/valentine-s-day-weekend-concert-featuring-frank-sinatra-tribute-tony-sands-45498

 

Valentine’s Day at the Crab Trap in Destin, FL

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Crab Trap

Enjoy a classic Destin staple this Valentine’s weekend!

Between the fresh seafood and breathtaking views, The Crab Trap Destin is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike.

 Enjoy the special 3-course dinner special and a champagne toast on the beach with the one you love!

For more information, please call (850) 654-2722 or visit:

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1330599903967836

 

Valentines Day Dinner at the Emerald Grande

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - Emerald Grande

When you visit for Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021, you might want to join the Emerald Grande!

Celebrate a romantic and relaxing dinner at the Grande Vista Bar & Grill, featuring a 3-course meal with two complimentary glasses of champagne.

*Reservations required and advised.

For more information, please call (850) 424-0621 or visit: https://bit.ly/2YNx82P

 

A Dinner to Die For! Murder Mystery Dinner

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Palms Bistro

Looking to do something different this Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021?! Look no further!

You and your other half can work as a team and bust out your inner detective because The Palms Bistro will be hosting an interactive murder mystery dinner!

Dinner and interactive entertainment INCLUDED! Seating is limited. Order your tickets now! All tickets include a full meal provided by the venue. Bar service also available.

*Menu to be posted when available.

Show opens at 6:30pm for seating and mingling with guests and characters, with show scheduled to start at approximately 7:00pm. LIMITED SEATING, so larger parties should arrive early.

Call (850) 207-7115 for any questions regarding this event

Tickets available in link below!

www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-to-die-for-valentines-murder-mystery-dinner-palms-of-destin-tickets-133265716345

 

Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

As the snow begins to fall in the North, here in Destin, Florida the sun is still shining, so it’s no wonder our snowbird friends flock south every winter to get their dose of vitamin D!

If you haven’t made your “Snowbird plans” then consider Destin, FL your second home for a few months. Not only do we have beautiful places to stay but also a ton of fun Destin snowbird activities 2021!

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are happy to help make those accommodations for you and set you up for the warm winter you deserve! When you book your snowbird stay with us this season you will get to take advantage of our LiveWell30A credit. When you stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! To #BookDirect with us visit: Destin-Palms.com 

To find available snowbird properties on our website visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/2021-snowbird-rentals-available

Call (850) 270-5227 to speak directly with one of our reservationists.

To learn more about the LiveWell30A credit Visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

Replace the White Snow with White Sand

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Snow is beautiful but the white sand here in Destin looks just like snow, only we have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the sun to go with it!

The beach is definitely the biggest attraction for tourists and locals alike, and one of the best Destin snowbird activities 2021 is simply enjoying the beach. From sunsets, to sunrises nothing says serene like a walk down the beach while the warm air surrounds you. During the winter months here in Destin, you can avoid large crowds and traffic which is another bonus for our snowbirds!

If you want to take a dip, the gulf may be a bit too cold to swim in but nearly all condo’s and vacation rentals in the area offer heated pools for you to enjoy.

If you want to enjoy activities outside of the beach, we got you covered there too!

Dolph-Fun

Destin Palms Vacations- Dolphin Cruises

It’s safe to say you probably don’t see too many dolphins in the North, so this could be a fun Destin snowbird activity 2021!

Where there’s dolphins, you can guarantee a great time! Head over to the Destin Harbor and hop on a dolphin cruise where you can sit back, relax, and watch as these majestic mammals ride the waves.

If boats are not your thing, no need to worry! You can still visit Flipper and friends at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, located on Okaloosa Island (approx. 10 miles West of Destin). The Gulfarium has been bringing smiles and laughs to locals and visitors alike for over 60 years! You will not want to miss the amazing dolphin and sea lion shows, and you can get educated on Marine life by the informative staff.

There is so much more to be seen and experienced here in Destin, home of the magnificent dolphins!

Tee-rific Golfing on the Gulf

When visiting Destin this season, dust off your clubs because a round of golf is a great Destin snowbird activity 2021Golfing in Destin is perfect in the winter because of the weather, which is typically in the 60’s-70’s so you won’t break too much of a sweat!

There a ton of gorgeous courses here in Destin and this tends to be a favorite among snowbirds.Some of the more popular courses in the area are Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Emerald Bay, Sandestin Golf Resort & much more!

Emerald Coast Events

Want to spend your snowbird staycation doing something unique and memorable? There are several fun events going on in the area as well, check out some options below!

Beginner Wheel Throwing Classes – Thursdays Jan/Feb

Destin Palms Vacations- Wheel Throwing Class

Get crafty with this 6-week clay shaping class!

 The class is an introduction to the fundamental wheel-working skills used for shaping clay, intended for adults with little to no experience.

Students (ages 18+) will begin with learning basic techniques of centering clay, throwing cylinder forms on the wheel, trimming and glazing. The class will also cover altering and decorating thrown forms.

When you register for a 6 week course, you will receive a 25lb. bag of clay, full use of our range of glazes, firing of finished pieces and use of the studio during class time. Additional clay may be purchased from J.Leon Gallery + Studio.

To sign up & get more information, please visit: https://jleongallery.com/…/beginner-wheel-throwing…/

Winter Wonderland at Baytowne Wharf

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne Winter Wonderland

For those who may get homesick, Baytowne is bringing you a little piece of up North!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow! Sip hot cocoa, make snow angels, hit the ice rink, and enjoy a day of frosty fun! This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Emerald Coast Theatre Presents – Florida Girl

Destin Palms Vacations- Florida Girls

Head to Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach for a live theatrical show held by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company!

Florida Girls takes place in Crestview, Florida, circa 1965 and focuses on the upheaval in a middle-class family when two sisters compete in a high-school beauty pageant.  Written by celebrated local playwright Nancy Hasty, this comedy is sure to deliver on laughs, heart and lots of local charm.

For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.destinchamber.com/events/details/emerald-coast-theatre-presents-florida-girl-45120

32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Destin Palms Vacations- 32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

For those snowbirds who will be in town still this February, you won’t want to miss the 32nd annual gumbo fest! This event will be held at the Village of Baytowne wharf on February 19th and 20th, and if you  are a food fanatic this will be a fun and unique event to attend!

Kick-off Party | Friday, Feb. 19th | 5-7pm
Kick-off the weekend with a delicious Baytowne seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille. Purchase plate at door. More details to come.
Main Event | Saturday, Feb. 20th | 12-4pm
Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top secret recipes! Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo! What’s your favorite– dark or light roux? chicken & sausage? seafood? Then, vote for your favorite for the “People’s Choice Award.” Local celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Enjoy live music and family entertainment.
Back this year, Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”!
This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.
EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.
This Event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids!
Visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com for tickets and event details.

New Years Eve in Destin 2021

New Years Eve in Destin 2021

Grab the champagne, sparklers, and party hats because it is finally time to kiss 2020 goodbye! If you are looking to plan a quick getaway to bring in the new year, then consider spending New Years Eve in Destin 2021. This blog will highlight NYE events going on in the area so you can lay 2020 to rest, which is something to celebrate!

Destin Palms Vacations - New Years Eve in Destin 2021

If you are still looking for last-minute accommodations for when you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, here at Destin Palms Vacations we are more than happy to help!  We can help your New Year’s stay be comfortable and affordable. We are offering 20% OFF Winter stays.  Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs!

 *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Baytowne Countdown 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne NYE

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you will not want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s celebration! Ring in the New Year and end 2020 with a bang, with two breathtaking fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight. Bring the whole family and enjoy the family friendly evening from 5pm-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and live music! Finish off the family friendly evening with the first fireworks display at 8pm. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from 7pm until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage and end the night with another firework show when the ball drops!

*21 & over after 10pm. 20 & Under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10pm

For more information, please visit:  https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

New Year’s Eve at HarborWalk Village

Destin Palms Vacations- Harborwalk Village

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you might want to ring in the New Year and celebrate at the Destin Harbor! Pop some bubbly and enjoy an early performance by Flash Flood at 7:00 pm on the main stage and an 8:00 pm fireworks show! Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes ready because Atlanta’s hottest party band, the A-Town A-List, hits the stage at 9:30 pm performing covers of all your favorite songs.

The night will end with midnight fireworks to start 2021!

**Free Event. No reservations or tickets required!

For more information, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

NYE at the Palms!

Destin Palms Vacations- The Palms Bistro NYE

The Palms Bistro + Palms of Destin Resort are excited to host an incredible night of lasting memories! Dress in your absolute best attire. Shake the dust off that dress or suit you’ve been waiting to wear!

Listed below are the ticket details:

GENERAL ADMISSION
$15
Champagne Toast
Midnight Breakfast Buffet
Access to both music venues

PREMIUM
$55
Reserved Table for Ron Adams or Reserved Patio Lounge for DJ ROHM
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Champagne Toast
Party Favors

VIP ALL – ACCESS
$95
Access to ALL three entertainment venues
Reserved Table in the Bistro for Ron Adams or VIP Patio for DJ ROHM
Premium seating for the Magic Show
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Bottle of Champagne
Party Favors

***Please specify which venue you would like your reserved table. Ron Adams in the Bistro or VIP Patio in the Good Vibes Bar for DJ ROHM*

MAGIC SHOW
$30
Admission to the Royal Ballroom Magic Show ONLY

Private bar and tapas available for purchase

Tickets bought together will be seated together!

Premium Bottle Service available throughout the night.

Free parking!

Tables not claimed by 10:30pm will be released. Breakfast buffet will be served at midnight, available right after the champagne toast. Free champagne toast and breakfast buffet included with each ticket. Cheers to surviving 2020 and welcoming in a NEW year!

For more information, please visit: https://thepalmsofdestinbistro.com/events

 

New Year’s Eve Destin Dinner Cruise

Destin Palms Vacations- sunquest yacht dinner cruise

Leave 2020 in your wake aboard the 125′ Solaris Yacht this New Year’s Eve! “Seas” the night and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris, cruising from the Baytowne Marina.

Exclusively for guests 21+, this New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Destin, FL includes a five-course dinner, live entertainment, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and of course a spectacular fireworks display.

Reservations are available online – https://bit.ly/3hhjvk4

Each guest (21+) is $165 to include:
– 4.5 Hour Dinner Cruise
– 5 Course Chef-Prepared Dinner
– Live Entertainment
– Party Favors
– Midnight Champagne Toast
– Unobstructed views of fireworks from the open-air Sky Deck

Add a Guaranteed Window Table for $75. (Only one window table is needed for groups up to 10 guests.) Window Tables are limited.

 

For more information, please visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/new-years-eve-destin-fireworks-dinner-cruise/

 

5th Annual Pelican Plunge 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- The 5th Annual Pelican Plunge

BRR! Lay 2020 to rest & celebrate 2021 with a plunge into the Gulf at The Boardwalk’s 5th Annual Pelican Plunge! Be freezin’ for a reason with this unique activity because  100% of proceeds directly support the children of The Emerald Coast Foundation…IT’S FOR THE KIDS!!

On January 1, 2021 the Pelican Plunge opens at 10:30 am for check-in and the pre-plunge good time gathering.

Participants will warm-up with hot cocoa and coffee before the plunge, secure raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes and get their nerves ready for an exhilarating dip into the Gulf.

At 11:30 am all participants will line up near the water and a countdown to the official “Plunge” will take place before the mad dash into the Gulf.

Directly after, the post-plunge socially spaced, good time gathering, New Year festivities begin with a free warm gumbo, DJ, awesome raffle prizes, unbelievable New Year’s Day drink specials, and tons of New Year’s Day fun! This has become the “must attend” New Year’s Day event along the Emerald Coast! Pre-register for only $21 and experience the all-inclusive Pelican Plunge and Party fun.

 If the life’s gets away from you, don’t fret, you can still take the plunge and register the day-of for a $25 day of fee. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF … ITS FOR THE KIDS!

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE PLUNGING. Click the link to access, and sign the on-line waiver: https://bit.ly/3llCV8z

For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pelican-plunge-tickets-129388934787

 

Visit Destin for Winter Break 2020

Visit Destin for Winter Break 2020

Winter Break 2020- Destin

 

‘Tis the “sea-son” to start planning for Winter Break and Destin might be the perfect place to consider visiting! Although the Emerald Coast is most known as a Spring Break and Summer destination, Winter is just as beautiful here in Destin, FL! With less crowds, beaches white as snow and holiday events that create lifelong memories, this blog will explain why you should visit Destin for Winter Break 2020.

Destin Palms Vacations- Winter Special Promo 2020

If you plan to visit Destin for Winter Break 2020 and need accommodations, then stay with Destin Palms Vacations. You can book your stay here with us this Winter or Holiday for up to 20% OFF! Use promo code: WINTER2020 when booking online. Visit Destin-Palms.com/specials. Also, we will give you FREE VIP passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! *Some restrictions may apply. Must mention special at time of booking. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Have yourself a Sandy Little Christmas

Beach- Winter Break in Destin

You can still dream of a “White Christmas” when you visit Destin for Winter Break 2020, just replace the snow and ice with white, sandy beaches! Hang up your scarves and coats because the average temperature in Destin during the month of December is in the 60’s, making it the perfect weather to sing “Baby, it’s warm outside”. Destin is also known for beautiful beach photo op’s, so grab your Santa hats and antlers for fun and unique Christmas card photos. This is a great way to keep memories that last a lifetime!

Holly, Jolly Winter Events

Christmas Events - Winter Break Destin

When you visit Destin for Winter Break 2020, be prepared to get into the holiday spirit because the Emerald Coast knows how to deck the palms! Whether it is ice skating, Christmas parades, or attending a holiday concert, Destin is nothing short of magical during the most wonderful time of the year!

The 34th Annual Destin Boat Parade

Destin Boat Parade- Winter Break

Here in Destin, we love boats, so it is no surprise that one of the biggest events of the holiday season is the annual boat parade! This is an event you will not want to miss if you choose to visit Destin for Winter Break 2020.
The boat parade will take place on Sunday, December 13th at 6pm and is fun for all ages. Watch as boats of all sizes are decorated and lit up with Christmas cheer along the Destin Harbor, this event also includes a firework show!
For more information, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Wednesday Night Concert Series and Visits with Santa at Baytowne Wharf

Baytowne Wharf Concert Series - Winter Break Destin

We hope everyone made the nice list this year because Santa is coming to town! Every Wednesday this December, Baytowne Wharf will be playing your favorite holiday classics at the Wednesday Night Concert Series!
Each concert will include visits from Santa and a festive choreographed light show to get everyone into holiday spirit.
Live Music Schedule:
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd | Opus One
Wednesday, Dec. 9th | Fort Walton Beach High School Chorus
Wednesday, Dec. 16 | Matt McCarty Band
For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Holiday on the Harbor

Harbor Walk Village Holiday on the harbor- Winter Break Destin

Santa is extra busy this year so if you are unable to visit him at Baytowne Wharf on Wednesdays, no need to yell Bah Humbug! Come down to HarborWalk Village every Saturday and Sunday from November 28th to December 20th to enjoy a visit with ol’ St. Nick!
Visiting hours are from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Plus, you will receive a FREE 4×6 photo and $1 will be donated to Panhandle Animal Welfare Society for each letter written to Santa!
For more information, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Baytowne On Ice

Baytowne on ice- Winter Break Destin

Dust off those skates and hold on for “deer” life this holiday season at Baytowne on Ice! For those visiting from colder climates, ice skating will make you feel right at home with this classic holiday tradition.
The ice rink is open October 26th-January 31st with various hours.
For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break 2020

Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break 2020

Destin Palms Vacations - Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for your Thanksgiving Break! If you are looking to do something different this year, you might want to consider visiting Destin, Florida. There are several reasons to visit the Emerald Coast this holiday season, between the warm weather, beautiful beaches, plenty of restaurants to gobble up your Thanksgiving meal, and shopping, this blog will explain why you will want to visit Destin this Thanksgiving Break 2020!

 

Holiday Savings

Destin Palms Vacations- Winter Special Promo 2020

When you visit Destin this Thanksgiving break, make it extra special by booking with Destin Palms Vacations. If you have not made your holiday plans, we would love to help you make those accommodations! You can book your stay here with us this season and save 20% off with promo code: WINTER2020 when booking online. Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. Must mention special at time of booking. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit www.destin-palms.com/specials


Gourd-geous Florida Weather

Fall weather in Destin Florida- Thanksgiving

If you live in an area where it is getting colder this time of year, then visiting Destin might be the perfect change of scenery! “Feast” your eyes on white sandy beaches, the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and weather that will allow you to spend time outside comfortably. The average temperature in Destin during the month of November is typically high 70’s to low 50’s. When you visit Destin, this Thanksgiving Break 2020 you can expect the perfect temperature to catch some rays by the pool, ride bikes, play a round or two of golf or take a turkey trot down the beach!


Fall Festivities

Fun Winter Activities in Destin- Thanksgiving

What better way to give thanks than spending quality family time having fun! When you visit Destin this Thanksgiving Break 2020, there are a ton of activities that everyone can enjoy. For the anglers in the family, there are several fishing trips available this time of year. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Destin, you and your family can hop on a deep-sea fishing adventure to replace that turkey meal with fresh fish! Dolphin cruises are another great option to get out on the water, this is a fun activity for all ages! If you want to get up-close and personal with Flipper and friends, then The Gulfarium Marine Park is a perfect way to spend the day, and it is open year-round. For those who want to get into the Holiday Spirit, you might want to check out Baytowne On Ice! Baytowne on Ice takes place at Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin and is open daily. All the activities mentioned are perfect for a date with your other half or for the whole family, so head to Destin to make special holiday memories!

Shop Til’ You Drop!

Shopping in Destin- Thanksgiving

When you visit Destin this Thanksgiving Break 2020, we got you covered for Black Friday shopping! Between the Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, and several other shopping plazas’, we have just about everything under the sun to get you started on your Christmas shopping this season!

Destin Commons is a large outdoor shopping mall with restaurants, a movie theater, and premium shopping. With an array of stores, you can consider this your one-stop-shop for everyone on your nice list!

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a few miles east of the Commons in Sandestin. You will not want to miss out on the amazing designer brand deals! You will find retailers such as Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Michael Kors and more.

No matter who you are shopping for, both Destin Commons and Silver Sands Outlets give you the gift options for the whole family, or even yourself!

 

 

Get Stuffed!

Places to eat thanksgiving meals in Destin- Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about food and family. When you celebrate at home, preparing food can take up the whole day. However, when you visit Destin this Thanksgiving Break 2020 you have the option to prepare the spread yourself from your vacation rental or take advantage of having it cooked for you! Hang your apron up and join some of Destin’s best restaurants for Thanksgiving so you will not have to lift a finger when it comes to cooking this year! Some of the great dining options are: 790ontheGulf, The Henderson, Surf Hut, or a Solaris dining cruise!

 


Thanksgiving at 790

790 on The Gulf - Thanksgiving

790ontheGulf will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner buffet. This beautiful gulf-front restaurant is the perfect place to spend your holiday with delicious food and gorgeous views, without the stress of cooking for the entire family! 790ontheGulf highly recommends making reservations in advance, call (850) 650-4853 to reserve! For more information, pricing and their menu, please visit: https://eatmoregumbo.com/2020-thanksgiving-buffet

790ontheGulf is located at 2996 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

 

Thanksgiving Feast/Takeaway Turkey at The Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort- Thanksgiving

The beautiful Henderson Beach Resort will be serving up your favorite Turkey Day dishes this year in house, as well as to-go options. If you would like to dine in at the resort’s Crystal Ballroom, they advise to make reservations in advance by calling (850)424-4436. The Henderson is also offering a takeout option, where you simply pick-up your prepared feast so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your vacation rental. 

For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.hendersonbeachresort.com/play/event-calendar/events/thanksgivingprimrose

The Henderson Beach Resort is located at 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541

 

 

 

Thanksgiving at Surf Hut

Surf hut- Thanksgiving

Count your blessings with delicious food on the beach at Surf Hut! This beach-front, family restaurant will be hosting it’s first Thankgiving Feast this year. The restaurant says that eating is first come, first serve from 11am-7pm, featuring a Traditional Thanksgiving Plated Dinner and a limited Surf Hut menu.

For more infortmation, please visit: https://surfhutdestin.com/

Surf Hut is located at 551 Scenic Gulf Dr.  Destin, FL.  32550


Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise on The Solaris Yacht

Solaris Yacht in Destin Florida- Thanksgiving

Looking to do something different this Thanksgiving? A Thanksgiving Buffet on a yacht could be just what you need! Cruise through the Choctawhatchee Bay this Turkey Day and enjoy a chef-prepared buffet aboard the Solaris Yacht. Cruising starts at the Baytowne Wharf Marina in Sandestin, offering three decks of gorgeous views of the bay. This is a dining experience that will leave lasting memories and your appetite satisfied! For more information and reservations, please visit:  SunQuestCruises.com or by calling 850-650-2519. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies to all specialty cruises.

Sunquest Cruises- Solaris Dining and Entertainment Yacht boards at 9300 US-98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Visiting Destin in the Fall 2020

Visiting Destin in the Fall 2020

While the rest of the country is seeing a drop in temperatures and leaves falling, when visiting Destin in the Fall 2020 you will see less crowds, warm weather, and “gourd-geous” beaches! If you are looking to vacation this Fall, Destin should be at the top of your list because even in the off season, there are plenty of fun activities that you and your family can enjoy. Best of all, since the peak season is over here in Destin, prices will FALL! We have some un-be-leafable deals that you will not want to miss out on!

Visiting Destin in the Fall 2020

Big Savings!

One of the biggest reasons you should consider visiting Destin in the Fall 2020, is the incredible deals! Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are offering 25% off vacation rentals for Fall stays through 10/31/2020. You get to experience all the same amenities and beautiful weather for a fraction of the cost! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for vacation rental condos or a $200 credit for vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! Plus FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and much more! *Some restrictions may apply. Select properties. Select dates. Offer valid for new reservations only. Must mention special at time of booking. If you would like to book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and save, please feel free to call (850) 270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com and use PROMO CODE: FALL2020

Destin Palms Aug-Oct 2020 Promo Special

Social Distancing Done Right

Many vacationers chose to stay home this Summer to maintain social distance. Well, now is the time to hit the beach while maintaining that social distance! Since most tourists visit Destin during the summer, the crowds tend to vanish once school starts back up and since many during this time are working and learning remotely now is the time to fit that vacation into your business schedule. Click here to view Northwest Florida Daily News article for more info.

This is easily one of the best reasons that you should be visiting Destin in the Fall 2020! You will be able to enjoy the beautiful gulf without worrying about the hustle and bustle of large crowds! A few other great reasons to visit this time of year is that the traffic seems to disappear almost entirely, and you don’t have to stress about making dinner reservations at your favorite restaurants! If you prefer a quiet, relaxed beach atmosphere, book a trip to Destin this Fall!

Destin Florida beach vacation rentals

The Four F’s: Fall, Fun, Fishing & Festivals!

Here in Destin, with our year-round beautiful weather, there are several fun outdoor events you can attend in the Fall! From fishing to delicious local seafood to live music, these are just some of the exciting things you will experience while visiting Destin in the Fall 2020!

Fall Festivals in Destin

 

The Destin Fishing Rodeo

You will not want to miss the 72nd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo that takes place throughout the month of October, they don’t call Destin “The world’s luckiest fishing village” for no reason! We go into further detail about this event in a separate blog and the link is posted below:

72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020

Destin Fishing Rodeo

 

HarborFest

Aside from fishing, there are several other festivals you can attend while visiting Destin in the Fall 2020! This year, HarborWalk Village will be hosting “HarborFest”. This three-day event will be held October 2nd – October 4th, 2020 and will offer local seafood, artisans, and live music!

Harbor Walk Village Destin

 

Rocktober Nights

Get ready to rock the docks this Fall at “Rocktober Nights”! You won’t want to miss out on this fun-filled event happening three Saturday’s in a row at HarborWalk Village. Watch the Destin Fishing Rodeo catches hit the docks with daily weigh-ins from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm then rock out to a free concert at 7:00 pm on the HarborWalk Village main stage!
Entertainment on the Main Stage
10/10/20: Ben Loftin
10/17/20: Band of Revival
10/24/20: Tyler Livingston & the Absolutes

Destin Florida October

 

Spooktacular Nights

Trick or treat yourself to a wicked fun time at HarborWalk Village for “Spooktacular Nights”! This event will be held October 30th-31st and is fun for all ages with trick-or-treating, costume contests, fireworks and more!

Halloween in Destin

 

Overall, autumn is a wonderful time to visit the beautiful Gulf Coast for many reasons! If you’re planning on visiting Destin in the Fall 2020, be sure to book your Florida vacation stay with Destin Palms Vacations.

“Let Our Family Take Care of Yours.”

 

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72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020

72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Destin will be hosting the 72nd annual Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020 this October! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 the Seafood Festival, which normally happens alongside the Rodeo, will not be taking place but the Fishing Rodeo will still call for a “reel” good time! The Destin Fishing Rodeo is fun for saltwater anglers of all ages! To participate, private boats and charter boats must register to enter the Rodeo at least 24 hours prior to weighing a fish. There is no entry fee for anglers on registered vessels. The Rodeo is also fun without having to participate, so stop by the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm for daily weigh-ins! Not only is Destin, FL known for its beautiful, sugar white sand beaches, but it is also recognized as the “Luckiest Fishing Village”. This annual event is one of the several reasons to visit Destin this Fall!

72nd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Fall Out of Summer and Into Savings!

If you need a place to stay for the 72nd Annual Destin Fishing RodeoDestin Palms Vacations is offering 25% OFF Fall Stays! Both of these events are family-friendly and popular among the tourists and the locals. The Destin Fishing Rodeo 2020 is something you don’t want to miss! To book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and receive 25% off your Fall stay please call (850) 270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com and use promo code: FALL2020

Destin Palms Aug-Oct 2020 Promo Special

Live Well 30A Credit

Additionally, when booking with us you will also receive a credit of $100 for condos or $200 for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more!

Destin Palms Vacations - Live Well 30A Credit

Xplorie FREE VIP Perks

As well as FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, and much more!

Destin Palms Vacations - FREE VIP Perks

Your safety is our priority!

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Destin Palms Vacations - COVID-19 Cleaning Measures

Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches OPEN!

Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches NOW OPEN!

Destin Beaches and Vacation Rentals Now Open

Yes, the rumors are true, beaches as well as the vacation rentals in Destin, FL are OPEN! We are just as excited as you are to hear that wonderful news. It seems like one more step closer to our new “normal”. They are open with social distancing practices still in place. The only activities prohibited at this moment is groups of more than 10 and must remain 6ft apart.

While you are staying with us, it is important to know what may or may not be open as well as to what capacity they are serving customers. Currently, we are in “Full Phase 1” which consists of:

  • Restaurants and food establishments to serve patrons at indoor seating up to 50% of the establishment’s seating capacity.
  • Excluding employees; in-store retail sales establishments to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy.
  • Museums and libraries to operate at 50% of the building’s occupancy
  • Gyms and fitness centers to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.

If you would like more information on “Full Phase One”, you may visit: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/emergency/ 

Even though beaches and vacation rentals are open in Destin, FL area (this includes Okaloosa County and Walton County), there are some guidelines we do have to follow to obey the state as well as the county’s ordinances. If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Walton County, all visitors are expected to follow Florida Executive orders 20-86 and orders 20-82, and individuals and rental agencies will refrain from accepting reservations from COVID 19 hot spots including the declared by the Governors orders for the following states; NY, NJ, CT, and LA, for the next 45 days (expected to lift July 3rd, 2020).  If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Okaloosa County, reservations from areas identified by Governor DeSantis as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and EO 20-86 Louisiana) must be for periods longer than the quarantine period (14 days) established in that Order by the Governor. Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.

While all this may seem confusing at the moment, we are making sure to keep all our guests up to date the best we can to make finding a vacation rental in Destin, FL a little easier.

Since vacation rentals in Destin, FL are open we are accepting new reservations to kick off this Summer and we can’t wait to have everyone back! When you book a stay with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive up to a $200 Live Well 30A credit to use towards beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

 

For additional information on COVID-19 updates and your vacation with Destin Palms Vacations visit: Destin-Palms.com/covid-19-updates

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL

Who doesn’t love good drinks and good food? If you’re a foodie or a wine connoisseur then you are going to love the local wine festivals in Destin, FL. We’re fortunate enough to not only have beautiful beaches but some great local places that participate in these festivals that will give you a new appreciation for Destin, FL. If you want to learn about some great events coming up where you can wine down and enjoy unique dishes, then keep reading!

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  As a way of saying thanks for staying with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival | Grand Tasting

Sandestin Wine Festival

One of the most famous local wine festivals in Destin, FL is the Sandestin Wine Festival!

The main events, know as their Grand Wine Tastings, showcase more than 500+ domestic and international wines over a two-day span. Guests can enjoy the opportunity to talk to vineyard owners and winemakers about their favorite appellations, or maybe try something new. During the Grand Wine Tastings, guests are also treated to a gourmet experience courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast. Savor South Walton tents are sprinkled within the festival to allow guests to pair delectable bite-sized appetizers with their current glass selection. And, a festival favorite, their Champagne tent, returns to the Grand Sandestin Lawn, featuring bubbles and desserts galore. Local and regional music also set the vibe for fun days of discovery.

The Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast and has affectionately been called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals” because of its popularity and grandeur.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non-drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge–they will not receive a wristband or tasting glass for wine or food. You must be at least 21 years of age to taste wines.

To learn more and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php?month=4

GRAND WINE TASTINGS
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 | 5-8PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 | 1-4PM

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Wine, charity, and fun converge at the 2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Featuring more than 600 wines to taste over four days, this annual charity event delivers a wine experience unparalleled among Northwest Florida wine festivals. This event will go from April 23rd-April 26th. This local wine festival in Destin, FL is one you don’t want to miss!

On Thursday, April 23rd from 5-7 pm it will be the Winemakers and Shakers. Join them as they host honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world and taste great wines.

On Friday, April 24th from 4-6 pm it will be the Culinary Village VIP Wine Tasting Kick-Off. For the ultimate wine experience, the VIP Wine Tasting features festival celebrities pouring their rare and collectible wines and spirits. Enjoy a Taste of Grand Boulevard with specially prepared dishes from the fabulous Grand Boulevard restaurants. Receive your own commemorative XL Riedel glass to round out this exclusive tasting.

At a glance, the VIP Package includes:
Friday VIP Tasting – up close and personal with festival celebrities
Friday Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
Saturday & Sunday Grand Tastings
VIP Entrance
VIP Swag Bag with Festival Gift

On Friday, April 24th from 6-9 pm is the Town Center and Grand Park Craft Beer & Spirits Jam. Taste and enjoy specialty craft beers and spirits from the hottest breweries and distilleries in the country. Meet the people who make these lively libations. There will be live music to maximize your jam.

On Saturday, April 25th from  1-4 pm it will be the Town Center and Culinary Village. It’s all about the wine and their wines just got even better! Because it truly is all about the quality, diversity, and scope of wines being offered and the relevance of the people bringing them to you. They are making the bold choice to pour fewer but higher quality wines.

On Sunday, April 26th from 1-4 pm is the 2nd day of the Town Center and Culinary Village Grand Tasting. Sometimes something is so much fun you want to do it all over again. Welcome back to day two of the Grand Tastings where their wines are higher quality than ever before. For those of you just joining them, relax and enjoy ambling around Grand Boulevard’s large Town Center as you taste as many of the more than 600 bottles of wine as you like. Stroll over to the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and taste delicious food, selected to go with all varietals of wines. Check out the songwriters who came in from Nashville to play just for you.

This event is definitely longer than the other one but its a local wine festival in Destin, FL that will have something for everyone!

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  As a way of saying thanks for staying with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a