Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL

 

We are a little less than a month away until Spring Break in Destin, FL starts! While it is one of the busiest times of the year, it is the most enjoyable to vacationers. Destin, FL has beautiful sugar-white beaches, as well as yummy dining for all taste buds, and a great selection of shopping! While staying in the area, you can enjoy all the excursions and attractions Destin, FL has to offer. The atmosphere is fun but also family-friendly to make all travelers comfortable so they can enjoy their time staying with us.

If you are still seeking accommodations for this Spring Break season, try Destin Palms Vacations! Book your family’s Spring Break vacation to Destin, FL today and receive up to 20% off your stay. We offer several beachfront condos and vacation homes in the Destin/Miramar Beach area, most of which offer access to a pool or hot tub so be sure to bring your swimsuit! USE PROMO CODE: SB2020 *Must mention special at time of booking. New reservations only. Stay must be between March 7th – April 4th, 2020.  Also, 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

Our Beaches and the Welcoming Atmosphere

Destin Beaches

Destin, FL has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our sand feels like baby powder and the water is crystal clear. The wildlife is also thriving with a large dolphin population and turtles! While Destin, FL is a great place to let loose and enjoy yourself, Okaloosa and Walton County make certain the areas and beaches stay safe and secure for travelers and locals. The surrounding counties have an absolute no tolerance for underage drinking and will arrest those who test the boundaries. This is to make sure that EVERYONE is having a good time while keeping tourists and residents safe. There is also no tolerance for littering as well as glass bottles on the beaches. This is to make sure our gorgeous white sand beaches stay clean and safe for our wildlife as well as those visiting the beaches. Spring Break in Destin, FL is great for all ages and families of all sizes. Everyone will be able to find something to do as well as enjoy their vacation here.

Attractions

City of Destin

 

What makes Spring Break in Destin, FL so grand and unforgettable is our attractions! From the infamous Crab Island sand bar to the HarborWalk with endless entertainment and food.  See Destin, FL is just more than its gorgeous beaches but also a great selection of activities for everyone in the family.

Crab Island 

Crab Island

You can’t have a complete Spring Break in Destin, FL experience until you see Crab Island! It is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is just minutes from Destin Harbor. Anyone who has been to Crab Island has seen the vast array of marine life. From dolphins to sea birds, friendly animal encounters at Crab Island in Destin, FL, are commonplace. So, why is it called Crab Island? Before a hurricane covered the once tiny island in emerald waters, Crab Island was a small plot of land shaped like… you guessed it… a CRAB! Along with the thousands of tiny crabs found on the floor of the sandbar, it’s easy to see why it is called Crab Island!

The Jetties 

 

The jetties

If you want a truly tropical experience right here in the Florida Panhandle, then we highly recommend you check out the man-made Jetties right at the O’Steen beach access. These Jetties act as an artificial reef full of different colorful fish, crab, turtles, and you may see some dolphins playing. There are also some shallow pools located along the shore which makes it perfect for children to play in. This particular attraction is beautiful during high tide.

The HarborWalk

With so many things to do in Destin Florida, HarborWalk Village is at the center of it all.

Come out to HarborWalk Village where restaurants, activities and entertainment will please each and every taste on your next Destin family vacation. With so many things to do in Destin Florida; here you can find waterfront shopping, paddleboard, and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass-bottom boats, world-class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, concerts, and live music, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants, including Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and Harry Ts, to satisfy all tastes. Plenty of things to do in Destin Florida, for the whole family!

Excursions 

FREE VIP Perks

In Destin, FL there are plenty of excursions you can take advantage of and make memories with your family! Luckily when you stay with Destin Palms Vacations, we provide some of those experiences for you. These experiences and activities will truly make a Spring Break in Destin, FL that will be hard to forget.

When you reserve your vacation rental in Destin with Destin Palms, you can take advantage of an incredible perk 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 thanks for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!

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.

Free charter fishing excursions, the escape room, and golf are available year-round. The following activities operate for the specific times of the year: dolphin cruise March-October, snorkeling May – September, Big Kahunas Waterpark Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Live Well Credit

When staying with Destin Palms Vacations we also will give you a LiveWell30A credit to use at your disposal. 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!

Shopping 

Shopping

In the need of some summer shopping while you’re here? Destin, FL has a great selection and variety of places to go to do just that. Maybe take a little break from the beach and go out shopping and a bite to eat.

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall 

Silver Sands Outlet Mall

Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods.  The outlet mall is conveniently located off US Highway 98, one mile west of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping, and a children’s play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues including Carrabba’s Italian Grill to fast-casual and grab-and-go options such as Panera Bread and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

The Destin Commons 

The Destin Commons

Celebrating 15 years, The Destin Commons is an outdoor shopping center, that boasts 95+ stores and restaurants a Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, their award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy their newly renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!

Dining

Dining in Destin, FL

There are so many great food options! No one will go hungry in while on Spring Break in Destin, FL. There’s seafood, brunch, pizza, burgers, etc. to fulfill even the picky eater’s needs! A brunch favorite would be the local Donut Hole. Their menu is very reasonably priced and delicious. When you pull up to the parking lot, there will almost always be a line but don’t worry because they know how to get people in and out quickly. On your way out grab a homemade donut, pastry, or cake! When you are out for a quick lunch, give Merlin’s Pizza a try. They are known for their seafood pizza and they also do delivery. They are definitely a local favorite. When you want your seafood fix, AJ’s is always a good choice. The environment is upbeat and great. They also have a good view and delicious fresh gulf seafood.  There are SEVERAL other places among Destin, FL that you should try and you really can’t wrong with what you choose to eat.

To make your Spring Break or Summer accommodations contact Destin Palms Vacations, and we would be more than happy to plan your stay in Destin, FL.  Book your family’s Spring Break vacation today and receive up to 20% off your stay. We offer several beachfront condos and vacation homes in the Destin/Miramar Beach area, most of which offer access to a pool or hot tub so be sure to bring your swimsuit! USE PROMO CODE: SB2020 *Must mention special at time of booking. New reservations only. Stay must be between March 7th – April 4th, 2020.  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.

Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL 2020

Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL 2020

Valentine's Day in Destin, FL

It is officially the week of Valentine’s Day and love will soon fill the air on this special occasion. There is no other place to spend a romantic getaway then Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL! There is so much going on that it will be hard to choose. Whether it’s having a nice meal at one of our many famous restaurants or taking a stroll on the beach, we have it all! The blog is going to lay out some great ideas of what you could do this weekend to help narrow done your choices.

There is nothing more romantic than planning a spontaneous getaway to spend Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL. If you are interested in doing something like that, we would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your stay with us for your Valentine’s getaway, you will get 30% off your stay! You can also speak with a knowledgeable local reservationist who knows our area and can take care of any questions or concerns directly. 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 souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Take in a Sunset! 

Sunset in Destin, FL

Luckily, the weather is looking perfect for Valentine’s Day! You will need to take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect during sunset with your special person while taking a stroll along our baby powder-soft sand and admire our beautiful water. A sunset during Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL will make your trip unforgettable and truly special.

Valentine’s Day Cruise 

Valentine's Day Cruise

Celebrate Valentines Day in Destin, FL aboard the Solaris Yacht! Rated the top thing to do in Destin, FL, SunQuest Cruises combines a luxurious yacht with decadent meals, sweeping views, romantic ambiance, and live music. For the most unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration in Destin FL, guests can dine, dance and cruise under the stars on SunQuest Cruises’ special Valentine’s Dinner Cruises. Experience romance between the sea and sky on two Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Cruises. The SOLARIS yacht will embark on an unforgettable Valentine’s in Destin on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7 – 10 pm. as well as Saturday, February 15 from 5 – 8 pm for a sunset dinner cruise. The romantic and memorable evening includes a three-hour cruise, three-course dinner, and live entertainment. Please note, the Valentine’s Day cruises are for guests 18+ only. A nice romantic cruise is a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL.

For more information on how to make a reservation and to view their menu, visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/valentines-day-destin-restaurant-dinner-cruise-2020/

Valentine’s Dinner at the Royal Palm Grille 

Valentines Dinner at Royal Palm Grille

Exceptional food, a full-service bar, and outside dining with an exquisite view of the beach are just a few of the things that make dining at the Royal Palm Grille a remarkable experience. It’s a modern and fun destination for dining, drinks, and socializing in Destin, Florida. Enjoy their exciting menu selections for any palette from their Award-Winning Executive Chef, Mark Hall and Sushi Chef, Arnel Papa. Bring your special someone for dinner at Royal Palm Grille for Valentine’s Day! Royal Palm Grille will have a special menu available between 5pm-9 pm for $38 per person and reservations are recommended! You will be able to enjoy a great meal with a wonderful view of the beach.

Valentine’s Dinner at Boathouse Oyster Bar

Valentine's Day at Boathouse Oyster Bar

The Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best-kept secrets. Located on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse offers anything from seafood to burgers and salads with a water view. Come visit them to see why we have been a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Gumbo for the past 30 years. You can also celebrate your Valentine’s Day with them!

Dinner for 2 is $95 and that comes with:
– 2 Cups of Miss Wanda’s Gumbo
– 1/2lb of Sauteed Crab Claws
– 2 Entrees of 6oz Prime Rib, 2 Snow Crab clusters served with garlic butter, new potatoes, collard greens, corn on the cob, and toast points.
– Bushwhacker Pie Dessert
– 2 bottled beers OR 2 glasses of wine/champagne

If you’re single, join them later in the evening for live music and a party. The Shakedown will be on stage at 8pm!

For more information visit: http://boathouseoysterbardestin.com/

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

Valentine's Day at the Crab Trap

Tucked away on Florida’s Scenic Highway 98, The Crab Trap Destin is a staple in the lives of both tourists and locals. With unparalleled views of the snowy white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Crab Trap offers a wide variety of menu options including Fresh Seafood, signature Hot Crab Dip and daily specials ranging from Bronzed Grouper or Grilled Filet to Alaskan Crab Legs. Have picky eaters to please? The Crab Trap is ready for you with a menu just for kids and a special treat they get to keep.

You can spend your Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL with them also! You can Celebrate LOVE at your favorite beach in Destin! Enjoy their Valentine’s Day 3-Course Specials, Champagne Toast, or regular Crab Trap menu. After dinner, just hop down to the beach to unwind and enjoy the rest of the evening.

To learn more visit: https://www.crabtrapdestin.com/destin

If you need accommodations this Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL we would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your stay with us for your Valentine’s getaway, you will get 30% off your stay! You can also speak with a knowledgeable local reservationist who knows our area and can take care of any questions or concerns directly. 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 souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival 2020

Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival 2020

Shrimp & Grits Festival

Here in the panhandle, we have several southern dishes that we celebrate and love but there is nothing like fresh Gulf shrimp and homemade grits. The Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival will be celebrating this famous dish and is perfect for a family day out. Come out and enjoy connecting with the community through local restaurants in the area.

If you are going to be in the area during the Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival and need accommodations, we are always happy to help to plan your stay here at Destin Palms Vacations. All of our properties are very centrally located, which makes them perfect for going to events in Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa, and 30A. During the time of these events, we are also offering 30% OFF Winter Stays. You will be able to save money on your lodging so you can spend it on fun and festivities.  When booking online use promo code: WINTER19 and to learn more visit Destin-Palms.com/specials.

Also, 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. Must mention special at time of booking. 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

Destin Shrimp & Grits Festival 

Shrimp & Grits Festival

 

On February 29th, 2020 the Destin Harbor will be hosting its newest event, A showcase of one of the South’s most beloved dishes, the 1st annual Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival benefitting the Boys and Club of the Emerald Coast. Enjoy delicious food, great drinks and live music on the Destin Harbor, as local restaurants compete for the best Shrimp & Grits dish on the Harbor. Live music will be by The Shenanigans and Cadillac Willy and there will be a kid’s zone with a bounce house as well as face painting. This event is perfect for all ages!

If you purchase tickets in advance, they will be on sale for $30 and at the door for $35. They will include food tasting tickets as well as some drink tickets (must have valid ID). VIP tickets will also be sold for $50 and will include food tasting tickets, extra drink tickets, a souvenir cup, and access to a private bar (must have valid ID). For those under 21, tickets will be sold for $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more information about the Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival or how to purchase tickets visit: https://www.shrimpandgritsfest.com/

The Shrimp and Grits Festival  

To find accommodations for the Destin Shrimp and Grits Festival please contact Destin Palms Vacations and we are more than happy to help!

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 Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

New Year’s in Destin 2020

New Year’s in Destin 2020

New Years in Destin

Get the champagne and party hats ready because it’s almost time to ring in the New Year, and there is no better place to do it then in Destin, FL! There is so much to do, it can be hard to choose so we put together this blog of events to help narrow down your decision. If you are still looking for last-minute accommodations, 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 30% 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.

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

If you are trying to find snowbird accommodations, we still have beautiful properties open that are perfect for an extended stay. To learn more visit: Destin-palms.com/2020-snowbird-rentals-available

Noon Year’s Eve at LuLu’s Destin

Lulus Noon Year's Eve

Mark your calendars for LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids on Tuesday, December 31, at 10 am. It will be non-stop kid-friendly fun for the whole family, with excitement around every corner as LuLu’s celebrates and rings in the New Year. There will be a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more on the sandy beach. So the kiddies can have their fun, countdown to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. For more on the Noon Year’s Eve celebration, call (850) 710-5858.

For more information on this event: Lulubuffett.com/destin/noon-years-dec-31

New Year’s Eve 5 Parties on the Harbor at the HarborWalk 

New Years Eve at the Harbor Walk

Ring in the New Year with 5 Parties on the Harbor! There will be a Ball Drop Countdown as well as fireworks at 8:00pm and MIDNIGHT.

M A I N S T A G E
7:00pm: Flash Flood
9:30pm: The Resolutions

The parties starting at 10:00pm:
Harry T’s Lighthouse // Karaoke the Night Away
Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin // Party Like It’s 1999
Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi // Neon & Retro DJ Dance Party
Margaritaville, Destin // Masquerade Party

This event is public and FREE to attend!

To learn more visit: Emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

NYE Fiesta & Fireworks at Rockin Tacos!

End 2019 with a Bang! Rock your New Year’s Eve at Rockin’ Tacos with a DJ dance party, champagne toast, noisemakers, and a faux-midnight “countdown” to the 8 pm NYE Fireworks Show show overlooking the Okaloosa Island Pier. Then keep the party rockin’ with their live DJ and continued happy hour throughout the night!

Happy Hour all night long starting at 2pm:
2-for-1 Rockin Ritas & Wells
$2.25 Domestic Drafts
$3.75 Import Drafts
Plus, 1/2 Price Apps from 8 pm -Close

Rockin’ Tacos is located at 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE (14.05 mi)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/496199521000969/

New Year’s Eve Mardi Gras Ball at the Village Door

Mardi Gras Ball

Party into the New Year and get your tickets NOW at The Village Door and get VIP Express Entry. That will include FREE DRINKS from 8:30-9:30, FREE “Blinky” beads, and a FREE Champagne Toast at midnight! Enjoy the best Live Music & DJ combo on the Coast and party in style this NYE! Dress to the 9’s and have a BALL! The New Years Party is happening all weekend long at The Village Door! Drink FREE at 8:30 and dance with The Dream Band all night!

To reserve your tickets and to learn more visit: Sandestin.thevillagedoor.com

The Village Door is located at 136 Fisherman’s Cove, Destin, FL 32550

New Year’s Eve Party at 790

New year's eve party at 790 on the Gulf

Ring in 2020 with family and friends at 790 on the Gulf! They are celebrating big, and you don’t want to miss it!

The details:

-A fun and interactive DJ from Zoran Entertainment will be spinning hits from ALL the decades to help us welcome this new decade!

-Champagne toast at midnight

-Dinner and drink specials
—Check out their menu!
https://eatmoregumbo.com/new-years-eve-2020

-Door prizes and party favors

Call 850-650-4853 to make a reservation!

790 on the Gulf is located at 2996 Scenic Highway 98 (3.99 mi)
Destin, Florida 32541

To make your last-minute New Year’s accommodations contact Destin Palms Vacations, and we would be more than happy to plan your stay in Destin, FL. We are offering 30% 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.

2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL!

2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL! 

2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL

Getting away from the hustle and bustle to come to Destin, FL can make the most memorable 2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL for your family! Do you dread getting up at dawn to get the turkey in the oven? Or spending the whole week before cleaning the house? Well here in Destin, FL we have plenty of delicious and affordable options to spend your Thanksgiving feast without all the cooking and cleaning.

Arrive at a clean condo or vacation home to spend your 2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL when you book 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 Winter or Holiday for up to 30% OFF! Use promo code: WINTER19 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 Destin-Palms.com.

Thanksgiving Day Feast At AJ’s On The BayouAjs On The Bayou

Aj’s on the Bayou will host a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, November 28 from 11 am until 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to dine as part of AJ’s family and pay what they can afford. They will only be accepting donations for the Thanksgiving Day feast.

This great charitable event will benefit AJ’s Kids on the Coast Foundation. The proceeds from last year’s event contributed to providing basic necessities as well as Christmas for our local youth in need at area high schools. The organization Kids on the Coast Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports various charities that provide assistance and support to local children. Enjoy a delicious meal while giving back to those in need.

If you would like to contribute or learn more about the event please email info@ajs-destin.com

AJ’s on the Bayou is located at 200 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

Thanksgiving Feast at Vin’tij Food and Wine

Thanksgiving Feast at Vin'tij Food and Wine

For those of you that may have food sensitivities or live a vegan lifestyle, Vin’tij Food and Wine may be the place for you!

Vin’tij, now located in the Grand Boulevard Shopping Center at Sandestin, is an award-winning restaurant well known for its seasonally inspired culinary creations utilizing the freshest ingredients from local farmers, fishermen, and purveyors in the deep South. They strive to serve foods that will satisfy foodies of all persuasions – carnivores, vegetarians, pescatarians, and vegans. While some menu items are also available for those who are on a gluten-sensitive, peanut, grain or dairy-free diet. Vin’tij is additionally known for its highly acclaimed multi-course winemaker dinners and their impressive wine shop which is stocked with hard-to-find, boutique wines made from small family wineries all over the world.

Vin’tij is ready to host your Thanksgiving! Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving options, as well as, vegan and gluten-free features on Thursday, November 28th from 11 am to 6 pm. Reservations are highly recommended and you can call 850-650-9820 to make those accommodations.

To learn more about the menu that will be served on Thanksgiving day, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/456077921916461/ 

Vin’tij is located at 500 Grand Boulevard #100K
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Thanksgiving Dinner at Marlin’s Grill

Thanksgiving at Marlins Grill

Locally owned and operated, Marlin Grill has long been noted for their culinary talents and award-winning wine list. Marlin Grill proudly serves Gulf-fresh seafood, brought in daily to the restaurant from the local seafood market, Destin Ice.

Make plans to be at Marlin Grill on Thursday, November 28, 2019, as we celebrate all we have to be thankful for.  Beginning at 4:00 p.m., guests are invited to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring our traditional dinner menu! From steaks to seafood to duck, they have the perfect dish for each member of your party.

Reservations are encouraged. Call (850) 351-1990 to make those accommodations.

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/422134088446155/

Marlin Grill is located at 9100 Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Destin, FL 32550

Annual Thanksgiving Buffet at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

Thanksgiving at Brotula's

Come enjoy a stress-free holiday with Brotula’s. Let them handle the prep and dishes while you enjoy the time with family and friends. Their Thanksgiving Buffett will be available Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The appetizing buffet menu includes a variety of options: cajun fried turkey, slow-roasted prime rib, traditional stuffing, and cranberry Dressing. As well as southern coastal favorites like shrimp and grits, and Mahi Mahi. After dinner enjoy a pumpkin pie, pecan pie, or Bourbon maple bread pudding for dessert.

Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer invites customers that want the ease of enjoying Thanksgiving Day with neither the preparation nor the clean-up to make reservations for their party, big or small, by calling (850) 460-8900. Reservations are highly recommended. Pricing for the bountiful buffet is $36.95 per guest, $17.95 for guests 11 years of age and under, and free for guests under 3 years old.

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/968611976819651/

Brotula’s is located at 210 US-98, Destin, FL 32541

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

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

 

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is the one time of year that hard workers are acknowledged for all they do for providing for themselves and their families. There is no better way to spend the weekend than with family and friends relaxing in Destin, FL. Destin is a great place to come spend the weekend because there are activities for everyone to have a great time. Listed and explained below are things to do Labor Day Weekend. If you still want to book a last-minute trip, we are now offering 25% OFF this Labor Day Weekend and Fall Stays.

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

 

The Beach! (Of Course)

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- The beach

When you are looking for things to do Labor Day Weekend, Destin is known for its sugary white sand and blue waters. It is a must to visit the beaches, for at least a little while. When you are on a Destin beach you will notice the sand feels like baby powder and the water (most of the time) is crystal clear. If you’re lucky you will get to observe a pod of dolphins swim by or even a manatee. Most of our vacation rentals here at Destin Palms Vacations have beachfront views or are a short walk across to the beach. The water temperature is perfect this time of year!

Friday Night Karaoke! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Friday Night Karaoke

A great way to kick the Labor Day Weekend off is to go Dock On The Island to participate in some Friday night karaoke. If you love to entertain and want to find a way to let loose, then here it is! This is also an awesome activity for a girl’s trip with your closest family and friends. This is mostly a 21 or over event because they will have a happy hour during most of the time. They also serve delicious food such as homemade pizzas and plates of pasta. This event lasts from 8 PM to 12 AM.

To find out more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/520168021810327/

To take a peek at the menu visit: https://www.facebook.com/DockOnTheIsland/menu/

Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend

When you are searching for family-friendly things to do Labor Day Weekend, the Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk will be a hit! For those of you that do not know what the HarborWalk is; it is a popular spot that tourists and locals both enjoy because of the variety of activities and events that go on there. HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment to please each and every taste in your family—dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals, world-class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin and pirate cruises, art galleries, interactive kids activities, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. This Labor Day Weekend HarborWalk Village is sending our sizzling summer off with a bang! Live music all weekend long with FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, Sunday night!

To learn more about this event and times visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/541861379678410/

Crab Island! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Crab Island

One of the most favorite and sought after spots in Destin is a large sand bar called Crab Island. It is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is also just minutes from the Destin Harbor. There are several ways to get out to Crab Island; you can rent a pontoon boat for the day, take a water taxi, or rent paddleboards, jet skis, etc.

To learn more about Crab Island and how to rent equipment visit: https://www.mycrabisland.com/

Take Advantage of FREE VIP Perks & Live Well Credits! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Free VIP Perks and Live Well Credits

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer several things to do Labor Day Weekend.  When you reserve your vacation rental in Destin with Destin Palms, you can take advantage of an incredible perk 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 thanks for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!

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.

Free charter fishing excursions, the escape room, and golf are available year-round. The following activities operate for the specific times of the year: dolphin cruise March-October, snorkeling May – September, Big Kahunas Waterpark Memorial Day – Labor Day.

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 Live Well 30A to redeem your credit after booking your stay. *Live Well 30A offer valid for new reservations made after June 25th, 2019 for stays after September 1st, 2019 only.

For more info visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

Things To Do In Destin Besides The Beach

Things To Do In Destin Besides The Beach

Whether it’s a rainy day or you want to take a break from the Florida sun, there are still several things to do in Destin besides just going to the beach. Destin is known for its emerald green water and white sand but there is more to Destin than most people might realize. Here in Destin, we have a great selection in shopping.  Which is great to take advantage of for back to school shopping. We also have a large and well-airconditioned movie theatre right in the middle of the Destin Commons. Also, our bowling alley, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bar and Grill, is ocean themed and a great way to spend the day with the whole family.

Destin, FL is known as the “luckiest fishing village” so of course, we have awesome deep-sea fishing experiences. These are one of the most popular things to do in Destin. Lastly, we have a snorkeling and dolphin cruise excursions. Those cruises are great ways to make great memories you can hold onto for years with your family. Below we go into detail about things to do in Destin besides the beach!

Things to do in Destin

Shopping in Destin!

In Destin, we have more than just one strip mall locally. We have Destin Commons which is located more centrally in Destin. Also, we have the Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall and it is located on the east end of Destin. Both malls have many benefits that can fit your shopping needs!

Silver Sands Premium Outlet

Things to do in Destin- Shopping

Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City, and Pensacola. The outlet mall is conveniently located off US Highway 98, one mile west of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping, and a children’s play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues including Carrabba’s Italian Grill to fast-casual and grab-and-go options such as Panera Bread.

Hours are:

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-9 PM

Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

For more information on Silver Sands Premium Outlet visit: https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/silver-sands

Destin Commons 

Things to do in Destin- Shopping

Celebrating 15 years as the Emerald Coast’s best outdoor shopping center, Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Southern Living Store. The award-winning line up of stores and restaurants include national and locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy their renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone! They also host several events such as the annual Fourth of July BBQ Festival. To learn more and to keep up with their current events visit: www.DestinCommons.com

Hours are:

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-10 PM

Sunday: 11 AM-8 PM

Movies!

Things to do in Destin- Movies

If you want to take a break from the hot sun then catching a movie at the AMC Theatre is a great way to do that. They play the latest featured movies as well as sell food, snacks, and of course popcorn! When finding things to do in Destin besides the beach, going to the movies and enjoying a cold soda and popcorn sounds perfect. The AMC Theatre is conveniently located in the center of the Destin Commons Mall. Experience movies in an IMAX experience or state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema theatre where you can enjoy the latest flick in cutting edge. It also has reserved recliners complete with IMAX screen and moving sound.

To find out what movies are playing at this theatre and their times’ visit: https://destincommons.com/visit/amc-theater/

Bowling at Uncle Buck’s Bar & Grill! 

Things to do in Destin- Bowling

When the going gets tough, the tough go bowling. When bowlers get hungry, they flock to Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill to fill up on a great selection of family favorites. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more are served up in this fun atmosphere like no other. The rustic nautical-themed restaurant and bar offer the perspective of an underwater high-seas adventure amidst a backdrop of sunken ships and live tropical fish. Tasty fun for the whole family. This is where the outdoors meets the indoors for the ultimate sportsman. Uncle Buck’s Bar & Grill is also conveniently located in the Destin Commons shopping mall. Once you have worked up an appetite after shopping Uncle Bucks is a good place to go to fuel back up with some great food, and enjoy bowling with the family.

For more information visit: https://www.unclebucksfishbowlandgrill.com/

Snorkeling and Dolphin Cruises 

Things to do in Destin- Dolphin Cruise and Snorkeling

Going on a snorkeling and dolphin cruise is a great way to still enjoy the water without having to go on the beach. When it comes to things to do in Destin, this is a hit. A great thing about booking a vacation with Destin Palms Vacations is we also offer VIP Perks for this activity. That’s right, we help you save on this one-of-a-kind experience. The Seablaster is highly recommended and they provide an unforgettable experience.

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.

To find out more about the Seablaster visit: http://destinseablaster.com/

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

Deep-Sea Fishing 

Things to do in Destin- Deep-sea fishing

Another way to enjoy our beautiful waters is to spend all day out on a boat with a fishing reel in hand. Destin is considered the luckiest fishing village so when you are looking for things to do in Destin, this is a great experience. We also offer a VIP Perk for this activity as well! Woohoo, more savings! We highly recommend going through Destin Princess and Destiny. 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.

For more information on Princess and Destiny visit: https://www.destinpartyboatfishing.com/

For more information on our VIP Perks visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

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.