Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

When the kids go back to school and the college football games come on tv, it is officially Fall! In most areas, the temperatures start to become a lot cooler and the leaves start to fall. But not in Destin, FL! That is why Fal is a great time to visit the beach. The crowds will start to tremendously die down while the water and temperature remain warm until mid-November.  In this blog, we will discuss a couple of reasons why Fall is a great time to visit the beach.

Why Fall is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!! 

Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach- Save, Save, Save!!

Since Fall time is when a lot of families have children that have to go back to school, as well as college students, this is the time when vacation rentals will cut the prices. Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are offering 25% off all our vacation rentals for Fall stays. You get to experience all the great same amenities and weather in the summer but for less! This may be also great for parents who want to have a small getaway from the kids for the weekend. No matter your occasion you will be saving money while having a great experience!  When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for vacation rental condos or a $200 credit for vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! Plus FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and much more! *Some restrictions may apply. Select dates. Offer valid for new reservations only. Must mention special at time of booking.

If you would like to book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and save, please feel free to call (850) 270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com 

To find out more about booking your Fall stay for 25% OFF visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/specials

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Reasons why Fall is a great time to visit the beach- No crowds

Another reason why Fall is a great time to visit the beach is that you basically get the beach to yourself! You do not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to get the prime spot right at the water. You will get to enjoy the beautiful water and soft sand without worrying about the disruptions around you. Also, in Destin, a lot of our most popular restaurants stay open all year round.  Your family and friends will be able to enjoy fresh seafood from the Gulf without the wait.

If you have ever been to Destin in the Summer then you know traffic can be a major annoyance. Destin is not a large area but yet is so beautiful so who doesn’t want to visit when they have a chance? But in the Fall you do not have to worry about that as much either. You will be able to come and go as you please, instead of strategically planning your trips out and about.

Festivals!

Here in Destin, we have several festivals you can attend in the Fall. The Destin Seafood Festival and The Destin Fishing Rodeo are the most popular ones and are hosted in the month of October. We go into further detail about these two events in another blog and the link is posted below.

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

The rest of the festivals are also great and plenty of activities for the Fall which is another great reason why Fall is a great time to visit the beach.

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

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Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort presents the 12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 11th & 12th. American specialty brews from around the nation will be available to sample and savor. The event will feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. Live music will be also featured during the festival.

For more information visit: http://www.baytownebeerfestival.com

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival

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Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 12th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. This barbecue block party will fill the docks with the aroma of smoky ribs and pulled pork. Over 15 of the area’s finest restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition, offering samples of creative BBQ styles and specialty sauces. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each category. Live Music from John Hart & Tyler Mac on the main stage! Bring the family for a day of food, fun and music!

Pricing:

Advance Tickets: $30.00 || $35.00 the day of the event || BBQ only (Under 21) $20.00 || Military Tickets $25.00

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/697799440658517/

9th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta

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This event is great for families with small children! The 9th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta will be held at The Village Baytowne Wharf.  Join them on October 19th, 2019 and adopt a duck for your chance to win, first place receives $5,000. This family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting, kids activities, free carousel rides, and the duck race following at 1 PM.

This event will benefit the local Sacred Heart Hospital Rehab Center for cancer patients.

For more information visit www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com

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

 

Halloween Events in Destin

Spending Halloween at the beach in a vacation rental in Destin or the Gulf can be spooky believe it or not. Holidays here are always a good time to make great memories with your family. Check out these Halloween Events in Destin. There are a number of different festivities taking place not only this weekend but also on Halloween Day, October 31st, 2018 in the Destin area.

Destin Halloween Events

Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons

Get your broom and fly on over to the Destin Commons on Friday, October 26th, for their Halloween Haunt that starts at 6 pm.DChalloween2018_1920x1080ad_brightview-028649f6 This eerie event will be full of kid’s creepy crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Get creative and bring the kids and dogs, dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest. Come dressed to impress and you might win a hauntingly awesome assortment of prizes. After the contest, kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Destin Commons.

Halloween Events at AJ’s on the harbor

AJsSeafoodAndOysterBar2018HalloweenAfterwards, head on over to AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on the harbor to attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing party and shadow-cast on AJ’s jumbo-tron at 10 pm on Friday, October 26th. Dress up like your favorite character and get in on the action! Prop “survival” kit awarded to the first 50 guests in costume. Aj’s will also have a late night costume contest with a $500 cash prize on Saturday, October 27th, along with other drink specials and live music with Black Eyed Blonde. While Halloween falls on Wednesday this year, October 31st, the kids in costume eat free at AJ’s from 4 pm – 6 pm. Afterward, be sure to join Flow Tribe at AJ’s for live music, late night costume cash prize of $500 and drink specials!

 

LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s

BooLus-Special-Event-ImageThe spooktacular week has just begun folks. Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s.  From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 27th, the spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, face painting, kid’s crafts, and inflatable play area.  Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with various businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats to the little goblins. Register by 3:30 pm for the 4 pm costume contest, age categories 0 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7+. Kids can partake in a faboolous costume contest in age categories for boys and ghouls with prizes for the winners. Best of all, this day of fun events is all free. For more information, call 850-710-LULU (5858), or visit www.lulubuffett.com.   LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marina.

Halloween at The Gulf

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You can also celebrate at another popular waterfront venue in the area, the Gulf on Okaloosa Island! They will be hosting Halloween festivities on Saturday, October 27th, for little ones and adults with Kids events starting with a candy hunt at 2 pm, where little ghouls and goblins can wander around the large lawn at The Gulf to find treats of all kinds to fill their Halloween buckets. At 4 pm, a costume contest will take place with fun categories including cutest kid/pet duo, funniest, scariest and more! Winners will receive a fun prize from the gift shop.  A photo station will be set up for pictures with the whole family! Guests are encouraged to share their photo on social media and use #TheGulfOI for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Parents can enjoy a scary good happy hour during the entire kid’s event. As the sun goes down and the Full Moon rises up, adults can come out for the Full Moon Halloween Party featuring DJ Doc Roc and some deliciously dark drink specials.  Attendees will be greeted with complimentary champagne upon arrival before hitting the waterfront dance floor with music by DJ Doc Roc. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on a live aerial jet ski show by Adventure Marine! VIP tables and bottle service will be available.

Halloween Bash on the Harbor

The-Party-2As always the Harbor will have Spirited nightlife to savor at their thrilling & chilling Halloween Bash! The night of fright begins Saturday, October 27th, at 6 pm with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl, then live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage at 7 pm, followed by fireworks over the Harbor at 9 pm and the adult costume contest on the main stage. The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume contest. Looking for something the family or perhaps your four-legged friend might enjoy? Don’t miss the kids costume contest at 2 pm and pet costume contest at 3:15 pm on Sunday, October 28th.

Halloween Day Activities

If the weekend line up does not get all the ghouls and goblins out, Halloween Day has a number of different activities for you and your family to participate in on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018!

  • Families are invited to trick or treat in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in celebration of Halloween from 4 pm – 7 pm.
  • The Witches of South Walton are set to host the 15th Annual Witch Ride as well to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN. Beginning at 7 am sharp at the Gulf Place Amphitheater, this annual fundraiser will head West on 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back around 8 a.m. to end at Shunk Gulley for the Gathering Brunch.
  • You can also make your way to the local Gulfarium for their Splash or Treat event. See details for the Splash or Treat GulfSCarium below:

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Halloween in Destin

Have a Spooktacular time at the beach this Halloween! There’s plenty of family fun and nightlife for everyone. Here are a few of our top picks.

BooLu’s and Trunk or Treat

Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and costume contest at LuLu’s 3rd Annual BooLu’s from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, kid’s crafts, inflatable play area, and live music.

Monster Mash Pub Crawl

Put on your best costumes and compete in the adult costume contest at HarborWalk Village on Saturday night. A $10 armband gets you great drink deals at some of the most popular eateries and bars along the harbor including Jackacuda’s, Harry T’s, Jester’s and more!

Pumpkinpalooza Adult Costume Contest and Music

The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up costume contest on Saturday night! The night of fright begins at 7:00 pm with live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage.

Want to spend Halloween at the beach? We have some amazing vacation rentals in Destin available! Call 850-270-5227 now.