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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

30A Wine Festival 2019

One of 30A’s most anticipated events is right around the corner and it is the wine connoisseurs time to shine! The eighth annual 30A Wine Festival 2019 is a must-experience venue for the vintner’s craft and the culinary arts. But, on an even larger scale, is the reason behind the event. This year the Wine Festival will be supporting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to health services for children in Walton and Okaloosa counties. We invite you to attend this year’s event at Alys Beach, your attendance will be appreciated by us and many more. We have several vacation rentals available for any potential sommelier that are still in need of accommodations. In fact, we’re now offering up to 20% off Winter stays plus free VIP perks such as deep sea fishing excursions, escape room, and golf, every day of your stay.
Call us today or visit Destin-Palms.com! (850)270-5227

30A Wine Festival 2019

Eighth Annual 30A Wine Festival at Aly’s Beach

The 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful community of Alys Beach Wednesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 and this year’s five-day celebration will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The festival kicks off with a special wine dinner featuring a four-course meal prepared by Alys Beach Executive Chef Drew Dzejak.  Thursday night, Garden & Gun hosts “Oysters & Champagne in Central Park; Friday night features “Bourbon, Beer & Butts”, a lively barbecue and bourbon tasting featuring some of the country’s best pitmasters and distillers with live music. Saturday offers wine lovers wine tasting seminars followed by an evening grand tasting along the town’s picturesque streetscape. “Rosé & Croquet” on Sunday features rosé tastings, a delicious brunch, and the beloved croquet tournament (croquet whites encouraged). Limited ticket quantity available for the 30A Wine Festival 2019. Click HERE for more information or to buy tickets. 

Coming into it’s 8th year, this 5-day long festival features renowned vintners and culinary favorites. Join us February 20-24, 2019. Benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: 
Wednesday, February 20 – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Wine Dinner in the Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant – We’re kicking off the 2019 festival with an intimate wine dinner. 

Thursday, February 21 – 5:00 – 7:30PM – SOLD OUT
Discover the best bubbles to pair with oysters from around the South with a night of live music and culinary conversation. Hosted by Garden & Gun.

Friday, February 22 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Mixology Seminar at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant
The hands-on mixology seminar will take you through the creation of three perfect craft cocktails that are sure to impress even the most avid cocktail connoisseurs. Must purchase a Bourbon, Beer & Butts ticket or Weekend Pass to attend

Friday, February 22 – 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Bourbon, Beer & Butts at Kelly Green
Enjoy a night of bourbon, beer, and barbecue with tastings from distilleries across the country, local and national breweries, paired with savory barbecue creations showcasing top culinary talents and The Travelin’ McCourys to keep the party rockin’ all night. Stand Alone Ticket or Included in Weekend Pass.

Saturday, February 23 – 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Seminars at Red Loggia at Caliza Restaurant
Swirl, sip, learn, repeat. Master your wine knowledge with help from the country’s best vintners while enjoying tastings, small bites, and stories de farce.Must purchase a Grand Tasting or Weekend Pass to attend

Saturday, February 23 3:30 – 6:30 PM
Grand Tasting at South Charles Street
Gather along South Charles Street and sip wines from across the globe. More than 80 wines will be showcased. Local and regional eateries will provide small bites. Included in Weekend or Saturday Pass.

Sunday, February 24 11:30 – 3:00 PM
Rosé & Croquet at Kelly Green
The highlight of the festival returns with the sixth Annual Croquet Tournament. Don your croquet whites and gather your best players for a boozy brunch prior to the match, complete with elegant rosés. Included in the weekend pass. Must have a team of four to register. All players must have a weekend passes. 16 slots available for the tournament. Only included in a Weekend Pass.

The 30A Wine Festival Returns 2019

Hurricane Michael Reminds Us The Importance of Travel Insurance

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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.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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

 

 

 

70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Destin Fishing Rodeo

It is officially time to break out your rods and reels and book your Destin vacation rental for the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo if you haven’t already. There is truly no better way to experience “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” than this 70-year local tradition that lasts the entire month of October! If you’re visiting the first weekend of October be sure to check out the Destin Seafood Festival located on the Harbor as well. Destin Palms Vacation homescondos, and cottages are located in the Destin/Miramar Beach area. Ask about our fall discounts and specials, plus receive free VIP perks during your stay!

Destin Fishing Rodeo History

Since the inception back in 1948, thousands of people from all over the world travel to Destin each year to take part in the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. Registered participants can cruise the emerald waters and have the option to fish about a registered charter or private boat for free! Shore fishermen can participate by just bringing their catch to the scale. Kayak fishing, Paddle Board fishing, Pier, Bridge, Jetty fishing, as well as Surf and Shoreline fishing are also all available options to participants for a fee. Weigh-Ins are conducted daily along the Harbor and are free and open to the public. Throughout the month the Destin Fishing Rodeo also celebrates “Shark Saturday” each weekend, where a cash prize is awarded to the Angler who reels in the largest set of Jaws. Come watch fishermen bring in the BIG ONE, and meet Miss Destin and the Rodeo’s weighmaster, Bruce Cheves.

Family Friendly

In addition to the rodeo, the Harbor will also be hosting the Kids FallFest on October 9th. This is a free family event that will take place between 12 – 2PMthat afternoon. There will be a ton of fun activities to do including face painting, arts and crafts, and pumpkin decorating.

Where to Stay

70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo

Accommodations are booking up quickly due to this popular event, so please call us today to reserve one of our spectacular vacation rentals! The local experience doesn’t get much better than this…You can sauté your fresh catch while watching the waves crash! For availability and pricing give us a call at (850)270-5227 or visit our website at www.destin-palms.com. Let’s Go Fishing!

 

DESTIN FISHING RODEO EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Monday, October 1st, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival

40th Annual Destin Seafood FestivalIf you’re looking for any last minute vacation rental condos or homes in Destin for the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival or Destin Fishing Rodeo, Destin Palms Vacations has you covered! Plus receive free VIP perks during your stay! Don’t forget to ask about our fall discounts and specials. We offer beach condos in Majestic Sun at Seascape Resort, beach homes in Destiny East, and more!

This is the weekend your appetites have been waiting for all year long! In addition to the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo going on all of October, the Destin Seafood Festival will take place starting October 5th. The festival’s layout spans over 11 separate properties along the beautiful Destin Harbor.

This three-day festival is full of arts, crafts, music, food, entertainment, fireworks, and excitement for all! Did we mention that admission is FREE?

Destin Seafood Fest

It will showcase the best that Destin has to offer with over a mile of Festival happenings along the water showcasing Destin’s Fishing Fleet, Harbor Restaurants & Bars, and breathtaking sunsets!

Destin Seafood Fest Map

The Destin Seafood Festival has arranged with EC Rider, shuttle service for festival goers. The shuttles will pick up at the Big Kahunas Waterpark parking lot and the Emerald Coast Center parking lot. Parking at these locations will be free and the shuttle will provide round-trip transportation to the festival for $2.00 per person. Up to date details on the shuttle service can be viewed on FB or the website. www.destinseafoodfestival.com

DESTIN SEAFOOD FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Friday, October 5th, 2018
    4PM – 10PM
  • SATURDAY, October 6th, 2018
    10AM – 10PM
  • SUNDAY, October 7th, 2018
    10AM – 4PM

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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