Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break 2020

Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break 2020

Destin Palms Vacations - Visit Destin This Thanksgiving Break

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


Holiday Savings

Destin Palms Vacations- Winter Special Promo 2020

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

Gourd-geous Florida Weather

Fall weather in Destin Florida- Thanksgiving

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

Fall Festivities

Fun Winter Activities in Destin- Thanksgiving

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

Shop Til’ You Drop!

Shopping in Destin- Thanksgiving

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

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

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

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



Get Stuffed!

Places to eat thanksgiving meals in Destin- Thanksgiving

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


Thanksgiving at 790

790 on The Gulf - Thanksgiving

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

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


Thanksgiving Feast/Takeaway Turkey at The Henderson Beach Resort

Henderson Beach Resort- Thanksgiving

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

For more information and tickets, please visit:

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




Thanksgiving at Surf Hut

Surf hut- Thanksgiving

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

For more infortmation, please visit:

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

Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise on The Solaris Yacht

Solaris Yacht in Destin Florida- Thanksgiving

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

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

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special

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

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

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


Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Special- FREE VIP Perks

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

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

Live Well 30A

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special- LiveWell30A

Wait.. there’s more! A Live Well 30A Credit! When you book a stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will also receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! Visit: for additional information.

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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

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

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: 

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:

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:

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