Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 deals aren’t just for savings on toys, merchandise, or electronics but also the perfect time to book your 2020 vacation rental for less! Starting as early as November 26th, 2019 through December 2nd, 2019 you can book your 2020 vacation rental stay of 7 nights or more in Destin, FL and receive 15% off your stay at one of our beach front or Gulf view vacation rental homes or vacation rental condos. This is the perfect opportunity to get ahead on your next Spring Break or Summer vacation!

You’ll also receive FREE VIP perks and a Live Well 30A credit when booking your stay with Destin Palms Vacations! For additional information on perks included with your reservation continue reading below.  To receive this exclusive Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 deal #BookDirect.
Call us and mention this special or go on-line and
USE PROMO CODE: 15OFF
Reservations: (850)270-5227
Website: Destin-Palms.com

*Some restrictions may apply. Offer valid for bookings made between 11/26/19 – 12/2/19 for 7 or more night stays between 1/1/20 – 6/27/20 and 7/11/20 – 12/31/20. Offer not valid for stays between 6/27/20 – 7/11/20. New reservations only and must mention special at time of booking or use promo code 15OFF. Not valid with any other offers or specials.

FREE VIP Perks

Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Special- FREE VIP Perks

When you book with us during Black Friday or Cyber Monday you will also get to use FREE VIP Perks every day of your stay! When you reserve your vacation rental in Destin, FL with Destin Palms Vacations, you can take advantage of all the incredible perks we offer our guests. With our Xplorie VIP program, you can enjoy one free snorkeling trip, one free charter fishing trip, one free dolphin cruise, one round of golf, one free waterpark admission, and one free escape room session every day of your trip! Yes, every day you are a guest in one of our stunning vacation rentals, you can enjoy up to $350 worth of local activities per day! This is our way of saying thank you for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!  *Some Restrictions Apply. Not available to monthly rentals.

At Destin Palms, we want our guests to have a great time and get an amazing deal! The Xplorie program takes the stress out of planning and allows one person free admission! This way, you can spend more time relaxing and less time planning. Visit www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities for additional information.

Live Well 30A

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special- LiveWell30A

Wait.. there’s more! A 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 souvenirs! Visit: www.destin-palms.com/live-well-30a for additional information.

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Halloween 2019 In Destin, FL

Halloween 2019 In Destin, FL

Get your pumpkins carved and costumes ready because the spookiest of Holidays will be here in just a few short weeks, Halloween. Destin, FL is the perfect place to spend Halloween. There will be so much to pick from, you simply won’t have time to do them all. This blog is going to help you narrow down some choices for Halloween 2019 in Destin, FL just in time to collect candy and spend time with ghouls and goblins.

Halloween 2019 in Destin, FL

Something else to make Halloween a little sweeter is Destin Palms Vacations is offering up to 30% OFF Fall and 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. Must mention special at time of booking. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

To learn more about our VIP Perks: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our LiveWell30A credits: https://www.destin-palms.com/live-well-30a

1st Annual Oktoberfest at Seascape 

Oktoberfest at Seascape

On October 26th from 1 PM-5 PM at the new Seascape Towne Centre, Seascape will be hosting their first Oktoberfest at Seascape. Seascape is located at Seascape Dr. Miramar Beach, FL 32550. At the event, there will be up to 10 local restaurants and a large selection of local and national breweries. Also, there will be a food competition such as, who is serving the best German food at the festival, and of course you always have to have the best beer competition! Another competition Seascape will host is Keg bowling for those who think they’re bowlers. Last but not least, there will be a stein holding contest and music from a national Polka Band.

Find more information or to purchase tickets: https://www.efestevents.com/events/octoberfest/

PumpkinPalooza – Boos & Booze Bingo Pub Crawl

Pumpkin Palooza

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen. The moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.”

The HarborWalk Village will be hosting an evening of revelry, killer drink specials and fun! This event will take place on October 26th from 7 PM to midnight. The Harborwalk Village is located at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541. Enjoy a bingo-style pub crawl featuring craft cocktails and frighteningly good food from Village restaurants. Also, live music by Tyler Livingston and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to end the night.

Starting at 7 PM, 300 FREE Pub Crawl Bingo Cards will be given to the first ghouls and goblins to arrive. Complete a Bingo Row and turn your completed card in at the HarborWalk Village stage by 9:30 PM to win raffle prizes. Also, to register for the Coyote Ugly costume contest make sure to do so at 10 PM!

**As a bonus, donations from the weekend will go to Hurricane Michael Relief.

There will also be free Parking!

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

Halloween On The BOOlevard 

Halloween on the Boolevard

On Halloween this year, The Grand Boulevard will be hosting Halloween on The BOOlevard! Families are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Town Center on Halloween where stores and restaurants will pass out candy and other treats to children. Dress up in your favorite costume and fill your bag in a safe pedestrian-friendly place.  This event would be great for all families to attend!  Also, The Grand Boulevard is a great place to grab dinner and shop around while you’re there. The event will be from 4 PM-6 PM and is free.

For more information: https://grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-debuts-autumn-in-motion/

Trick Or Treat Street 

Trick or Treat Street at Village Baytowne Wharf

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza! Also on this Halloween, Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage. Also, kids will be able to enjoy crafts, and balloon animals. Be sure to stop by Coconut Kidz for free face painting and to enter their Costume Contest. You and your family will get to end the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 PM. This event will be from 6 PM-8 PM and is free.

For more information: http://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Some of the Best Festivals in Destin, FL!

Some of the Best Festivals in Destin, FL!

Some of the best festivals in destin, fl

Fall time and the Holidays look a little different in Destin, FL than those areas north of Florida. While our leaves don’t change and it stays warm most of the year, we have some of the best family-friendly festivals and events around! The warm weather that Destin, FL has to offer is great for those of you who are not ready for Summer to end, or the ones looking to escape the snow! Not only will you be able to enjoy the festivals, but also the great deals.

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are offering 25% OFF Fall and Fall Break stays. We are more than happy to help you plan a last-minute getaway. 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.

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

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

Sweet Sunday: Pumpkins & Primrose

Some of the best holiday festivals in Destin, fl

This event is FREE and what fall dreams are made of! Sip, shop, and savor all of the delectable flavors of fall brought to you by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. Meet on the Grand Lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. to shop merchandise, participate in festive, fun-filled crafts, and photo ops. Listen to live music, sip on seasonal beverages, and pick out a pumpkin to bring home just in time for Halloween!

Guests will be greeted with a complimentary tote courtesy of Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort to use while shopping for the multitude of local vendors. The epicenter of the event will be a newly added pumpkin patch provided by The Village Church for guests to purchase a pumpkin to take home. Furthermore, the pumpkin patch will also adorn an oversized decorated backdrop to give local residents a place to bring their kids and take fall-themed family photos to commemorate the season. Along with, guests will receive a complimentary 5”x7” printed picture from Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Destin Commons.

In addition, the event will offer live music performed by Sarah Anne and The Sunshine Band. Also, attendees will enjoy fall-themed bites and beverages poured into custom coffee cups provided by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. These will be served by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. For the kids, there will be face painting and pumpkin crafts provided by Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF.

Proceeds from this event will benefit The Sonder Project, a global non-profit charity that focuses on strengthening communities through food security, clean water, housing, and education.  Importantly this October marks one year since Hurricane Michael changed the lives of many. With this hurricane, came major devastation to individuals and families across the panhandle with over 102,000 individuals requesting aid. The Sonder Project heard their call and has put in over 6,615 volunteer hours and counting, offering assistance to those in need.

To benefit The Sonder Project, guests will be able to enter into a grand prize raffle featuring a deluxe stay at The Henderson including room accommodations, spa treatments, and meals at their pristine restaurants. Along with The Henderson package, the grand prize will also include exclusive items from every vendor in attendance. Additionally, raffle tickets will be on sale at the event and one hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Sonder Project.

Sweet Sunday: Pumpkin and Primrose secured vendors are:

Village Baptist Church – Pumpkin Patch
30A Barks – Homemade dog treats
The Honey Hutch – Honey, soaps, lotions candles
Shard Shop – ShardWorx art
Swell Pops – Homemade popsicles
Happy Silk – Make your own silk scarf
Salty Scents – Soy wood wick candles & wax melts
Clean Juice – Organic fresh-pressed juices
K.Witherspoon Collection and Lil Plant Shop – Succulent plants and jewelry
Coastal Cookies – Homemade and hand decorated sugar cookies
Merry Beth Myrick Designs – Boho handmade jewelry
Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF – Kids crafts and face Painting
Art On The Half Shell – Cutting boards, artwork, and more all inspired by life on the Gulf Coast
Mary Ellen DiMauro – Handcrafted artisan clothing
Beach Walk Henderson Park – light bites for guests to enjoy

Be sure to smile, because Alissa Aryn Photography will be on hand taking photos to commemorate the event.

The event is family and dog-friendly, and complimentary to attend.

When: October 20th, 2019

Where: The Henderson 

Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Harvest Food & Wine Festival

Some of the best festivals in destin, fl

Save the date! Harvest Wine & Food Festival is returning to WaterColor the last weekend in October and is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Rated as one of the premier wine and food festivals in the Southeast, Harvest provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. This event goes through Thursday, October 24th-Saturday, October 26th.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 24: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners
Tickets: $150
Catena Zapata with Chef David Bancroft presented by 360 Blue & Good Grit Magazine 
Gamble Family Vineyards at Vin’tij Food & Wine
PRIME Cellars at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits presented by Stephen & Joan Carter
ROY Estate at Seagar’s presented by RJH & Associates

Friday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting
Tickets: $200
The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking Gulf coast sunset will make for a memorable and elegant evening.

Saturday, October 26:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mad About Malbec Seminar | 301 Western Lake Dr., WaterColor
Sommelier and Brand Ambassador Marika Vida-Arnold invites you to taste through the most fascinating features that define the various Malbec wines produced by the world-famous Argentinian Bodega, Catena Zapata.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Tasting | Cerulean Park
Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP
The Grand Tasting is the festival’s main event. It is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. There will be large seafood, barbecue and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

VIP tickets include a private entrance to the festival and access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring elevated wines, additional food, and access to Saturday college football.

This event will be appropriate for those 21 or older.

To buy tickets or learn more visit: www.bigtickets.com/events/harvestwinefoodfestival/?referral=godaddy

The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center on Monday, October 28, 2019. It will be from
5:00pm-8:00pm. Also, they ask that you please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5. Registration for the costume contest is 5:00-6:00pm.
In addition, carved pumpkins will need to be dropped off before 3 PM (judging promptly at 5 pm). Please call 654-5184 for more information and come join the fun! The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Destin Community Center. All carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 pm on Monday, October 28th and will be judged that same day.
First through third-place prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival. All pumpkins are not picked up by 8 PM Tuesday, October 29th will be discarded. For more information, please call the Community Center at 654-5184.

S’mores With Santa

Some of the best festivals in Destin, fl

Christmas will come early this year for children in Grayton Beach as Santa has declared AJ’s Grayton Beach as an official stop on his Holiday Tour 2019. Just one night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27, AJ’s Grayton Beach will host an exclusive meet-and-greet party with the big man himself from 5 PM-7 PM. While at the event, each child will receive hot cocoa and a small Christmas gift from Santa.

Secondly, AJ’s will provide a cookie decorating station and S’mores Kit, complete with a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Also, live Christmas entertainment will be provided by Jacob Mohr. Furthermore, Fantasea faces will also at the event providing FREE face painting.

The event is FREE, but please reserve your spot in advance

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2479678232055212/

Here Comes Santa Claus

Some of the best festivals in Destin, Fl

Get in the winter spirit with The Village at Baytowne Wharf during their “Here Comes Santa” event on November 30th. Cheer Santa on as he makes his way to Baytowne and watch as he lights the Village tree. Also enjoy face-painting, kids crafts, and a beautiful fireworks display. This is a great event to take the kiddos and to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The event will take place from 6 PM-9 PM, and most importantly, it is FREE!

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/532284077240476/

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

Destin will be hosting it’s 41st Destin Seafood FestivalFishing Rodeo 2019 this October! Not only is Destin, FL is known for its gorgeous white sand and clear water beaches, but it is also recognized as the “Luckiest Fishing Village”. These awesome events are one of the several reasons to visit Destin this Fall.

If you need a place to stay, Destin Palms Vacations is offering 25% OFF Fall Stays! *Select dates. Additionally, when booking with us you will also receive a credit of $100 for condos or $200 for houses to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! As well as FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, and much more! *Some restrictions may apply. Both of these events are family-friendly and popular among the tourists and the locals. The Destin Seafood FestivalFishing Rodeo 2019 are something you don’t want to miss! Below we discuss everything you need to know.

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.

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo

About the Destin Seafood Festival 

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo- About Seafood Festival

The Destin Seafood Festival is a weekend event held every year in October along with the Destin Fishing Rodeo. This festival is the most popular in this area and always popular among everyone in town. These events are hosted at the HarborWalk Village which has beautiful views of the water.  Also, the Destin Seafood Festival is free admission but make sure you bring “spending money” because you will want to fill up on the fresh delicious food there. In addition, this event will have several food vendors, live music, crafts, fireworks, and more! This would be a great activity for everyone in the family.

Pictured below is a full line up of the music throughout the weekend!

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo- Live Music

The Destin Seafood Festival will be October 4th, 5th, and 6th.

  • Hours:
  • Friday, Oct 4th: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 5th: 10:00am-10:00pm
  •  Sunday, Oct 6th: 11:00am-4:00pm

For more information visit:  www.destinseafoodfestival.com/destinfestival.htm

 

About The Destin Fishing Rodeo 

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is a month-long fishing tournament held in October where anglers young and old can participate. Moreover, this fishing tournament is known to host up 30,000 participants who can win up to $100,000 in prizes. All participants are to weigh-in at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar from the hours of 10 AM-7 PM.  Also, this event is a great way to celebrate Destin’s fishing legacy with locals and tourists.  In fact, the Destin Fishing Rodeo is free to those who have registered Charter boats or registered private boats. As well as to spectators who would like to see what is brought to shore every day. Furthermore, if you are planning to use a kayak fishing, paddleboard fishing, pier fishing, bridge fishing, jetty fishing, surf fishing, or shoreline fishing you will have to register it and pay.

For more information on admission fees and activities during the Destin Fishing Rodeo visit: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

The Destin Fishing Rodeo will be throughout the whole month of October (October 1st-October 31st, 2019)

Weigh-in hours: 10 AM- 7 PM

 

Destin Local Excursions – FREE VIP Perks!

Our Destin Local Excursion-FREE VIP Perks!

Here at Destin-Palms Vacations, we offer several VIP perks as a way to thank you for staying with us. There are several Destin local excursions that we offer that everyone in the family would enjoy. We offer dolphin cruises, a water park, golf, and more! The way the pass works is you get one pass per day. That means if your family, for example, decides to go to the water park for the day then ONE person gets in free. OR if one person decides to go to snorkeling and another person decides to go deep-sea fishing, then you can use the passes that way as well.

Activities are noncumulative. Unused passes expire daily. However, you can go to all six activities such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruise, golfing, waterpark, and the escape room on the same day, for every day of your stay. But, you cannot use the daily pass on the day of departure or more than once on the same day, for the same activity. For FAQ’s visit:  https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities.  Below is more detailed descriptions of exactly what our Destin local excursions have to offer. 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

Destin Local Excursions - Xplorie

Destin Local Excursions: Big Kahuna’s Water Park Destin Local Excursions - Water Park

Big Kahuna’s is the panhandle’s largest water park! The water park has 40 rides and attractions. In addition, they offer a kid’s park for the little ones and rides for them as well. If water slides and rides are not your thing, don’t worry because you can spend the day drifting away from your worries in the lazy river. You can also visit the wave pool and enjoy lounging in a float. They are located right off 98 at 1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541 and are open from 10 AM to 6 PM seven days a week.

*Hours and days of operation may vary after the summer.

Destin Local Excursions: Snorkeling and a Dolphin Cruise with the SeaBlaster!Destin Local Excursions - Dolphin Cruise

Our beaches have the perfect water to be snorkeling in. We also have a big population of active dolphins along all our beaches. This cruise is a 3-hour combination trip which includes 90 minutes of snorkeling. Followed by a 90-minute dolphin cruise. It is inshore snorkeling, therefore, they pull up close to a beach. It is initially about 6 feet getting off the boat and into the water. Upon entrance, you can go as shallow (all the way to the shoreline). Also, they do provide all of your snorkeling equipment, as well as life jackets for all ages. When it comes to local excursions the Seablaster is a hit and will surely make amazing memories for your family’s trip.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Deep-Sea Fishing with Destin Princess and DestinyDestin Local Excursions - Deep Sea Fishing

If you are looking for a nice day of fishing in the world’s luckiest fishing village, then Destin Princess and Destiny is the boat to use! They offer year-round deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico onboard a 72′ Sportsfisherman, Destiny and the 65′ Catamaran, Destin Princess. Furthermore, their boats offer experienced, friendly, and professional crews. In addition, their boats are fast, clean, air-conditioned, and have separate bathrooms for men and women. That’s just a few of the reasons that they are the most popular party boats operating out of Destin, Florida.

For these great local excursions, you can purchase a single ticket for an individual. Furthermore, they can also accommodate groups of up to 56 people for fishing, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, marriages, or burials at sea. They have been fishing for generations! Minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Gulf Coast Escape Room

Destin Local Excursions - Escape Room

If you are someone who loves solving puzzles, then these local excursions are for you! Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are technically locked in a room with other participants. They have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes.

Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with family or friends, the Escape Game is a must-stop destination. This unique game concept brings virtual code-cracking and adventure into the real world. If it were possible to pack even more fun into 60 minutes, they would have done it.  Can your group crack the code in time? It may not be as simple as you think. Gulf Coast Escape Room offers several varieties of escape rooms such as Zombie Autopsy, The Doll Room, VooDoo Cabin, Bates Motel, and Alice and the Rabbit.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Golf at Bluewater Bay, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Regatta BaySanta Rosa Golf and Beach Resort, and The Golf Garden of Destin

Destin Local Excursions - Golf

Here in Destin, we have several beautiful golf courses. That is why we couldn’t just offer you just one to pick from. These great Destin local excursions are perfect for a day out on the green. Also, each one has its perks so you can’t go wrong with the one you choose.

Bluewater Bay

Bluewater Bay Golf Club is designed by Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate, is a one of a kind experience. It’s a challenging 18 and one of the best values in the Panhandle. Few courses can match Bluewater Bay’s unique layout, terrain, and natural surroundings. Play along the shoreline of Choctawhatchee Bay; move through southern woodlands; and journey through pristine wetland areas. Full-service bar and restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour and dinner.

Emerald Bay Golf Club

Emerald Bay is a prestigious golf course community centrally located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay between Destin and the Beaches of South Walton. Destin, Florida has long been a vacation destination known for superior golf courses. That tradition is exemplified in the beautiful Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club 

Their greens are designed by course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C. Walker. They are Destin’s only Golf Academy with over 1,200 sq.ft covered practice area with greenside bunkers. Also, are video analysis powered by state-of-the-art Trackman Technology. Regatta Bay has 6,894-yard, par-72 course and offers an extraordinary golf experience for players of all skill levels. They are named one of Golf Digest’s “Top Places to Play in North America”. Their course was voted through Florida Golf News magazine  “the #1 Favorite Golf  Course in Northwest Florida”. Also, Emerald Coast Magazine named the course “Best of Emerald Coast.” Lastly, Golf Digest ranked the course among its “Top 200 Places to Play in  North America,” as well as one of the “Top 15” courses in Florida.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Resort

Offering an 18-hole, par 72 courses with a challenge from five sets of tees. This course is for those of every skill level or handicap. Holes three through five, wind around a complex of dunes and within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico.  Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club boasts some of the only elevation changes in the area and takes golfers from the clubhouse to the Gulf and back through the natural areas that enhance the uniqueness of the course. In addition, the course meanders through natural wildlife habitats and native areas providing a picturesque backdrop of the local area.

The Golf Garden of Destin 

The Golf Garden of Destin, located on the beautiful Emerald Coast, is a family-friendly golf facility that welcomes golfers of all skill levels! Whether it is playing Putt-Putt with the family, hitting balls on the driving range, or catching glimpses of the native wildlife while riding along the Executive Course, they encourage everyone to get out and enjoy their facility.

The par 29, 9-hole Executive Golf Course is a great place to bring the beginner golfer or for the seasoned golfer who wants to sharpen their short game. Just looking to do a little practice? The Golf Garden offers a  driving range with target greens for goal-oriented training and practice greens for chipping and putting.

Don’t leave without playing the 18-hole putting course!
With a par of 62, this course is great for letting the kids have some fun but demanding enough for the more serious, competitive putt-putters! During the summer (June through August), The Golf Garden is fully lit for night play.

Also, 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

 

 

Top 5 Restaurants That Locals Love!

Top 5 Restaurants That Locals Love!

The most common question that is asked when people arrive at Destin is: “Where should we eat?” Of course, some people want to indulge in some fresh seafood, but others may want affordability and variety. If you are a true foodie, then you want a meal that is also an experience and provides quality. Below are listed some top five favorites that will show off some of the greatest of local dining.

Destin Dining Top 5 Local Dinings

AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar (Located on the Harbor)

AJ's Local Dining on the Destin Harbor

AJ’s has four locations and we are lucky enough to have one right here in Destin. The address for this restaurant is 116 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541. That’s right, it’s located right on the Destin Harbor! Dinner with a view is what many crave. During the summer you can watch some of the most beautiful sunsets around 7:30 PM. AJ’s has been a Destin favorite for local dining for a while because they have been around since 1984. Since then they have expanded their menus to fit a larger crowd and appease their customers. Their menu ranges from Oyster Rockefeller to a nice sirloin, or if you are not a big “meat-eater”, then a nice bowl of French onion soup sounds delicious. Their hours are Monday-Friday 11AM-12AM, Saturday 10:30 AM-2:30 AM, and Sunday 10AM-12AM. Since they are open late, this may be perfect after a night out.

BoShamps

BoShamps Local Dining in Destin

If you’re willing to spend a little extra for some truly unique and yummy dishes in Destin, then BoShamps is the place to go. Their name comes from the combined names of the owner’s three labs. If you’re an animal lover, then you can relate. BoShamps started in 1985 as a “white tablecloth” restaurant but tamed down some of the fine dining element and made it a little more laid back for the beach life and to match the true meaning of local dining. Some of their appetizers and entrees are definitely original, and maybe a little pricey, but worth it! Some of the menu consists of “Puttin’ On the Grits”, an appetizer with roast garlic, Spanish mahon cheese grit cakes, sautéed Gulf shrimp and jumbo lump crab, mild habanero butter (YUM!). Another item they have is “Cornmeal Dusted Gulf Grouper Pecan”, an entree with balsamic grilled local vegetables, mashed red early potatoes, Worcestershire pecans, sauce meuniere. Those meals are just previews to what this restaurant offers. Fun fact: they also clean and butcher all their fresh fish right there in the building.

Boshamps is located at 414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541 and their hours are seven days a week from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Pepitos Mexican Restaurant

Pepito's Local Dining Located in Destin

When people come to visit the beach and think of Destin dining, eating at a Mexican restaurant probably does not usually come to mind. Pepitos is not like your usual small-town Mexican grill, they are truly unique and offer great quality at a great price. This place has meals that everyone in the family can enjoy. Are your kids’ picky eaters? Well, that’s okay because they offer hamburgers and even pasta! Their pasta is delicious and there is a lot of it.  Locals love it here because to be honest when you live you will get tired of seafood and seafood prices. If you want to eat dinner or lunch somewhere that you can get in and out, then Pepitos can surely do that. Their service is exceptional and efficient. Pepitos has two locations here in Destin:

36112 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

757 Harbor Blvd #1, Destin, FL 32541.

Both locations hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-10 PM and Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10:30 PM.

 

The Donut Hole Bakery Cafe 

Local Dining: The Donut Hole Cafe and Bakery in Destin

What is local dining if you can’t get a good brunch in Destin? Last but definitely not least is The Donut Hole. There are few times when you pull up that you won’t see a line coming out of the door. Don’t let that intimidate you though because not only is it worth the wait but the line goes crazy fast. The Donut Hole offers endless specials, a great variety, and pastries the size of your head. One of their popular deserts is their homemade key lime pie. They serve breakfast items, salads, and sandwiches. Their pimento cheese is to die for and they even put it on tater tots! An example of something they offer is a dish called “The Diet Plate” which consists of two large sausage biscuits covered in white gravy with a side of hash browns and eggs. Obviously, this is not what you would eat if you were on a keto diet, but it’s still delicious and worth all the calories. The Donut Hole is located at 635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541and their hours are seven days a week from 6 AM-10 PM. They are open late just in case you get that late-night sweet tooth.

 

Dewey Destin’s (Harborside)

Destin Dining: Dewey Destin Harborside

 

This little hole in the wall will make you feel like you found a hidden gem here in Destin. When it comes to the art of local dining, this place hits it out of the park. From fresh peel and eat shrimp to huge delicious snow crab legs this place is where you want to go to get that seafood fix. While eating lunch or dinner you get a beautiful view of crab island and may be able to catch a sunset. Dewey Destin has plenty to choose from including sandwiches, salads, and a kid’s menu for the little ones. Their corn on the cob is tender and easy to eat as well as their new potatoes. When you are finished with your meal, if you have a sweet tooth then try one of their famous Dewey Destin Snoballs. They have plenty of flavors to choose from as well as different toppings. Dewey Destin is located at 9 Calhoun Ave (8.88 mi) Destin, Florida 32541 and they are open seven days a week from 11 AM-10 PM.

 

St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019

Spring is here and we’re going to be gearing up for some green luck on the Gulf Coast for St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019. Just like the bright emerald waters, you’re going to want to be here during St. Patty’s day weekend this year. You can do just that when you book one of the best vacation rentals Destin is known for, with Destin Palms Vacations.  Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Sunday, March 17th 2019 brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine! Emerald Coast destinations offer their own version of St. Patty’s Day festivities, including pub crawls, charity runs, outdoor concerts, and more family-friendly affairs. Here are some of the fun and festive happenings during the weekend of March 17th!

DPV - St Patricks Day in Destin 2019

Where The Leprechauns Celebrate

This year, Oliver Petit from the Red Bar in Grayton Beach is the Grand Marshall. The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs again, for the best decorated cars trucks or floats. The Parade will include over 50 unique floats from local area businesses and organizations. The route spans 4 miles on scenic highway 30A, ending at Gulf Place, where the real festivities await!

The close-knit community charm of 30A is reflected through this St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Kids can enjoy dozens of memorable activities like the POT O’ GOLD Treasure Hunts, Irish Costume Contest, and The World’s Tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker, while adults have the opportunity to sample local cuisine and specialty Irish drinks with friends and neighbors.

30A St Patricks Parade 2019

Feeling Lucky by The Beach

The Destin, FL beach community known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” celebrates St. Patty’s in style. St. Paddys Family Party Irish Street Festival hosted by Harborwalk Village will provide a full day of fun for the whole clan. Irish music, dancing, games, and food can be enjoyed all afternoon!

When the sun goes down on ye ole’ Coast of Emerald, the Pub Crawl goes into effect. There will be live music on the main stage, and several locations open their doors to pub crawl participants!

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Destin St Patricks Day Specials

Celebrate the luck of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019, at HarborWalk Village and enjoy these merchant specials all day long!

Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi | Grab a $3 Green Beer or $5 Irish Car Bomb and enjoy traditional Sheppard’s Pie for $9.99.

Crab Island Cantina will have a variety of food specials including:
$4.00 Cheese Dip, $5.00 Cantina Dip and $8.00 Nachos. Entrees include $9.00 Jumbo Wings, $8.00 Burgers, $9.00 Flatbreads and more!

Enjoy $6 Margaritas on the Rocks, $4 House Wine, $4 Well Drinks, $3 Bud Lights & Miller Light and $4 Corona & Corona Light.

The party isn’t over yet! Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin will feature a Live DJ all night on the outside dance floor all night long. Drink specials include $2 Green Beer, $4 Lucky Shot, $5 Fireball, $5 Leprechaun Punch, and a $5 Irish Flag Shot.

**On-site parking is $10.00.

Irish traditions are always BIG at McGuire’s Irish Pubbut on March 17th, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at McGuire’s is a must do in Destin, Florida! With many shades of green hanging from the ceiling, on the rooftop, and at every angle in sight, you’ll never experience a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration quite the same as the party found in the dining venue, pub, and brewery of Destin’s McGuire’s. With an estimated 1.75 million others who have hung a signed dollar bill for good luck, joining the Molly Martin tradition at the Destin pub makes you an official Irishman with the papers and luck to prove it!

As you reach your potential as a true Irishman, you’ll experience the sounds of bagpipers playing in the waiting area, traditional Irish music throughout the pub, and a hefty serving of the Saint Patty’s Day favorite, corn beef & cabbage. If you’re celebrating your birthday in Destin this Saint Patrick’s Day 2019, don’t forget to boost your luck with McGuire’s Kiss the Moose tradition for a birthday ceremony that you’ll never forget!

McGuires Irish Pub Destin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out other upcoming events going on March and April in Destin, FL by visiting our events page.

30A Songwriters Festival 2019

At the 30A Songwriters Festival 2019 you will find the perfect mix of cool beach weather and red-hot music! More than 200 artists from all over perform in this truly collaborative event, allowing some of the craft’s most talented songwriters to offer an in-depth look into the creative process.

30A Songwriters Festival Accommodations

30A Songwriters Festival 2019

Come join us and enjoy being serenaded on the beach, there are plenty of amazing accommodations to choose from, close to the action. Call 850-270-5227 to get additional help and book today or visit Destin-Palms.com for our vacation rentals availability. As one of the South Walton’s most popular festivals, accommodations go as fast as the 30A Songwriters Festival 2019 tickets. So, book your stay today, before it’s too late!

Artists will perform many live performances in intimate venues and large amphitheaters throughout the 16 beach neighborhoods of South Walton. Visit 30ASongwritersFestival.com for tickets as well as artist and schedule details, as they are available.

Don’t forget to check our events page to take advantage of all the memorable activities Destin has to offer during the Winter Season!

30A Songwriters Festival 2019

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR INITIAL CONFIRMED LINEUP FOR THE
10TH ANNUAL 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL!
30A Songwriters Festival 2019 Lineup

Hurricane Michael Reminds Us The Importance of Travel Insurance

Hurricane Michael - Florida Strong

As many of you know, one of the strongest Hurricanes to date made landfall just East of us in Panama City, Mexico Beach, and along the Panhandle October 10th, 2018. Unfortunately, when Mother Nature intervenes here at the beach, the only option we have is to get out of her way! We have been working hard and are dedicated to assisting our customers, neighbors, and all of those that were affected by Hurricane Michael.  We have made every effort to ensure swift communication at all times before and after the hellacious storm. Emails answered, phone calls returned, and even calling after the Storm to inform our guests that were still able to keep their reservations.

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Most importantly, we would like to thank first responders and volunteers for all their hard work at this time and to help those of you who have been affected or displaced by Hurricane Michael, to the best of our ability. Please contact us for discounted lodging at (850)270-5227 or visit destin-palms.com/specials.

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We Anticipate the Unexpected, So You Don’t Have To

A Gulf Coast beach vacation is a financial investment, and like any investment, you will want to protect it. Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we always offer and strongly recommend all of our guests to obtain optional CSA Travel InsuranceCSA Vacation Rental Insurance takes care of you before, during, and after your vacation. Our travel insurance plans cover you door to door – from the day after you buy your policy until you return home. All plans include CSA’s renowned 24-Hour Emergency Assistance Service for worldwide help whenever and wherever needed.

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Travel Insurance You Can Trust

Even when everything goes right, vacations can be a stressful time: making flights, renting cars, traveling with young children, finding activities …. the last thing you need is something to go wrong. We can assure you that with Travel Insurance all of the unexpected circumstances will be taken care of and can help you keep your cool. With coverage for Baggage Delay, Emergency Assistance and Transportation, Trip Interruption and more, you can focus on the more important things – Enjoying the beach with your family!

If you or someone in your party is interested in additional information or adding CSA Travel Insurance to your Destin/Miramar Beach vacation rental with Destin Palms Vacations visit: www.destin-palms.com/travel-insurance

 

 

 

Spring Savings Up to 20% OFF

Spring Savings Special

Splash Into Spring With Savings Up to 20% OFF

Splash into Spring with savings up to 20% OFF your stay at one of our beach front or gulf view condos in Destin/Miramar Beach. Destin Palms vacation rentals offer the most beautiful views on the Emerald Coast as well as private or communal pools and hot tubs. Spring into action, visit Destin-Palms.com and enter promo code SPRING18 or call us today and mention this special to book your 3+ night stay between the dates of April – May 25th, 2018. *Some restrictions may apply.

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VIP Perks

When you choose to stay with Destin Palms Vacations you will receive FREE VIP perks every day of your stay. That means FREE deep sea fishing, FREE dolphin cruises, and FREE rounds of golf on us! For additional information visit:https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

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