Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL

Who doesn’t love good drinks and good food? If you’re a foodie or a wine connoisseur then you are going to love the local wine festivals in Destin, FL. We’re fortunate enough to not only have beautiful beaches but some great local places that participate in these festivals that will give you a new appreciation for Destin, FL. If you want to learn about some great events coming up where you can wine down and enjoy unique dishes, then keep reading!

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  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

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival | Grand Tasting

Sandestin Wine Festival

One of the most famous local wine festivals in Destin, FL is the Sandestin Wine Festival!

The main events, know as their Grand Wine Tastings, showcase more than 500+ domestic and international wines over a two-day span. Guests can enjoy the opportunity to talk to vineyard owners and winemakers about their favorite appellations, or maybe try something new. During the Grand Wine Tastings, guests are also treated to a gourmet experience courtesy of some of the best chefs on the Emerald Coast. Savor South Walton tents are sprinkled within the festival to allow guests to pair delectable bite-sized appetizers with their current glass selection. And, a festival favorite, their Champagne tent, returns to the Grand Sandestin Lawn, featuring bubbles and desserts galore. Local and regional music also set the vibe for fun days of discovery.

The Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast and has affectionately been called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals” because of its popularity and grandeur.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is always open to the public. Even during special events, guests are welcome to visit the shops and merchants. Non-drinking festival guests are welcome to attend the Grand Wine Tasting with their friends at no charge–they will not receive a wristband or tasting glass for wine or food. You must be at least 21 years of age to taste wines.

To learn more and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php?month=4

GRAND WINE TASTINGS
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 | 5-8PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 | 1-4PM

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Wine, charity, and fun converge at the 2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Featuring more than 600 wines to taste over four days, this annual charity event delivers a wine experience unparalleled among Northwest Florida wine festivals. This event will go from April 23rd-April 26th. This local wine festival in Destin, FL is one you don’t want to miss!

On Thursday, April 23rd from 5-7 pm it will be the Winemakers and Shakers. Join them as they host honored winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world and taste great wines.

On Friday, April 24th from 4-6 pm it will be the Culinary Village VIP Wine Tasting Kick-Off. For the ultimate wine experience, the VIP Wine Tasting features festival celebrities pouring their rare and collectible wines and spirits. Enjoy a Taste of Grand Boulevard with specially prepared dishes from the fabulous Grand Boulevard restaurants. Receive your own commemorative XL Riedel glass to round out this exclusive tasting.

At a glance, the VIP Package includes:
Friday VIP Tasting – up close and personal with festival celebrities
Friday Craft Beer & Spirits Jam
Saturday & Sunday Grand Tastings
VIP Entrance
VIP Swag Bag with Festival Gift

On Friday, April 24th from 6-9 pm is the Town Center and Grand Park Craft Beer & Spirits Jam. Taste and enjoy specialty craft beers and spirits from the hottest breweries and distilleries in the country. Meet the people who make these lively libations. There will be live music to maximize your jam.

On Saturday, April 25th from  1-4 pm it will be the Town Center and Culinary Village. It’s all about the wine and their wines just got even better! Because it truly is all about the quality, diversity, and scope of wines being offered and the relevance of the people bringing them to you. They are making the bold choice to pour fewer but higher quality wines.

On Sunday, April 26th from 1-4 pm is the 2nd day of the Town Center and Culinary Village Grand Tasting. Sometimes something is so much fun you want to do it all over again. Welcome back to day two of the Grand Tastings where their wines are higher quality than ever before. For those of you just joining them, relax and enjoy ambling around Grand Boulevard’s large Town Center as you taste as many of the more than 600 bottles of wine as you like. Stroll over to the Savor South Walton Culinary Village and taste delicious food, selected to go with all varietals of wines. Check out the songwriters who came in from Nashville to play just for you.

This event is definitely longer than the other one but its a local wine festival in Destin, FL that will have something for everyone!

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  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

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.

#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day

Happy #BookDirect Day 2020! I know some of you are wondering what in the world does that mean and why would it apply to me? Well, you’re in the right place to find out! The only thing that makes a beach vacation more relaxing is knowing you’re getting the best deal possible. That’s what the hashtag #BookDirect is meant for! The ONLY way you are getting the value that you deserve is by booking directly through the vacation property management company. This blog is going to save a lot of people money, time, and frustration. If you are looking for savings, then you’re in the right place!

Also, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are dedicated to getting our clients the best value and making sure they have the best experience while staying in Destin, FL. We are family-owned and operated as well as centrally located in Destin at Majestic Sun ‘B’ Building in Seascape Resort, should our guests need anything. All of our reservationists, marketing, and maintenance working together in house and are very well acquainted with each of our properties.  Also, we will give you 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.

#BookDirect Top 10!

We are so dedicated to educating our guests, we were actually named in Intel Magazine as one of the Top 10 social media accounts in the nation advocating for the movement. This is something we are proud of because like stated before, we want to give our guests a wonderful vacation experience at the best value possible.

The Meaning Behind #BookDirect

#bookdirect

This movement was put together by Amy Hinote at VRM Intel. Its purpose is to educate guests about the perks of “bypassing third-party channels to book directly with management companies and homeowners”.

Not only are vacation rental owners facing the same issues regarding the often high commissions set by listing sites, but also guests themselves frequently end up paying a lot more for the same stay. Most guests often do not realize the high and unnecessary fees third party booking sites, such as VRBO, may charge. This is why the #BookDirect movement may be more important than people realize. As consumers, you have a lot more power than you realize and that’s why we find it necessary to educate and inform all of our customers on how they can get the most value.

Get All The Perks You Can Get!

FREE VIP Perks

When travelers speak directly with the owner/property manager, they will be the first to find out about special offers, discounts or exclusive deals. For example, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer all our guests 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. The property managers will also be able to assist those with certain needs such as handicap accessible features or help those that may need pet-friendly accommodations.

Current Specials & Offers

Destin Palms Vacations is also offering up to 30% OFF Winter Stays! Bring your family and friends down for a last-minute getaway at one of our beachfront, or Gulf view vacation rentals to top off the year.  USE PROMO CODE: WINTER19 when booking online at Destin-Palms.com or call us today at (850)270-5227 *Some restrictions may apply. Select properties. Offer valid for new reservations only and must mention special at time of booking. Stay must be between now – March 7th, 2020.

 

 

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

30A Songwriters Festival 2020

30A Songwriters Festival

30A Songwriters Festival

The holidays are officially over, but the fun and excitement does not stop in Destin, FL. One of the great things about visiting our area is that there is always something going on and there is more to do, besides enjoying our beaches. Destin Festivals are always great to do with the family or your group of friends. Here in Destin, FL we are always up for enjoying local music and connecting with the area. In this blog, you are going to get some great information about the very popular event, 30A Songwriters Festival.

If you are going to be in the area during the 30A Songwriters 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

30A Songwriters Festival 

30A Songwriters Festival

This Destin 30A Festival is very popular and is five music-filled days (January 17-20) A little history about this festival and what makes it so great:

The 30A Songwriters Festival, now in its tenth year, is the major fundraiser for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that champions the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs, and education. The Festival’s success is critical to the success of the CAA, and your support as a ticket-buyer, partner or volunteer helps us provide an abundance of programs, services, and support to the community.

Founded in 1993, the CAA continues to fulfill the vision of Walton County’s art pioneers by distributing net proceeds through the Art For All Program, which funds need-based student scholarships, college scholarships, artists continuing education grants and grants to other arts organizations, teachers and schools. These grants make it possible to incorporate music, performing arts, visual arts, and other art programs into the classroom that are not usually available due to lack of funding. Many of the needs are basic, like books and art supplies; others are for special projects, equipment, and instruments.

Over the course of the weekend, the festival will take place in 32 venues along coastal Florida’s scenic Hwy 30A, and will feature headliners Brian Wilson, John Prine, Indigo Girls, Tanya Tucker, Don McLean, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. Throughout the four days, the evenings will consist of 150 other music artists to enjoy.

This festival benefits our surrounding community while providing awesome entertainment. The CAA also produces other cultural events…Art Week South Walton, the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, the Longleaf Writers Conference, and the Flutterby Arts Festival!

To find out more information about this Destin 30A Festival visit: https://30asongwritersfestival.com/

To find accommodations in Destin, FL the 30A Songwriters 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.

Snowbird Availability in Destin, FL

Snowbird Availability in Destin, FL

Snowbird Availability in Destin, FL

The snow is starting to fall for our northern friends, meanwhile sunny skies and warm weather is still present here in Destin, FL. Snow is beautiful during Christmas time but we know it will get old fast when the torturous Winter storms start to roll in and prevent some people from living out their daily routine. If you haven’t made your “Snowbird plans” then make Destin, FL your second home for a month or two!  Not only do we have beautiful places to stay but also so much to do. Here in Destin, FL we have our own “Snowbird Club” you can join and enjoy activities in the community. Another bonus is most of our delicious restaurants stay open all year round.

In this blog, we are going to discuss our well-known “Snowbird Club” as well as a great selection of properties that have quality amenities, such as heated pools and hot tubs. Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are happy to help make those accommodations for you and set you up for a lot warmer Winter than what you may be dealing with at home. When you book your Snowbird stay with us this season you will get to take advantage of our LiveWell30A credit. When you stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will 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!

To #BookDirect with us visit: Destin-Palms.com

To find available Snowbird properties on our website visit: Destin-Palms.com/2020-snowbird-rentals-available

Or call (850) 270-5227 to speak directly with one of our reservationists.

To learn more about the LiveWell30A credit Visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

Local Snowbird Club 

Snowbird Club House

Destin Snowbirds meet weekly at the Roost, located in the Destin Community Center at 101 Stahlman Avenue (right behind McGuires Irush Pub). Meetings are held Tuesday mornings with entertainment and door prizes donated by our local sponsors. The 2019 – 2020 Registration Fee is $8 per person.

Registration will take place Mondays this year with the exception of January 20 which is Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. Registration on January 21 will take place before meetings.

                  Monday, January 13, 2020  – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
                  Tuesday, January 21, 2020  –  7:30 am – 8:15 am, prior to the first meeting 
                  Tuesday, January 21, 2020  –  10:00 am – 10:45 am, between meetings
                  Monday, January 27, 2020  –  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
                  Monday, February 3, 2020  –  10:00 am – 12:00 noon
                  Monday, February 10, 2020 –  10:00 am – 12:00 noon (Last Registration)
To learn more about The Snowbird Club here in Destin, FL visit: DestinSnowbirds.org/
To find available Snowbird properties on our website visit: Destin-Palms.com/2020-snowbird-rentals-available

AVAILABLE SNOWBIRD PROPERTIES:

Alerio C304

Snowbird Stay- Alerio C304

If you are looking for a beautifully furnished, well-appointed vacation rental condo that offers a private balcony with views of the Gulf of Mexico, and a 2-minute walk to dip your feet in the water, then you have found the perfect Snowbird getaway! This vacation condo located in Destin offers three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to nine guests!

As you enter this stunning vacation rental condo, the first thing you notice is the beautiful natural light of the Florida sun that radiates throughout the space. A full kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and granite countertops provides a great space to prepare a picnic lunch for a fun day at the beach. The beautifully decorated dining area and living room lead to a private balcony that offers incredible views of the community and sparkling blue/green waters of the Gulf. The master bedroom features a luxurious king-size bed, perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. The additional two bedrooms are both spacious and welcoming. With more than enough room for nine guests, Alerio, unit C304 is perfect for your next Snowbird stay this winter!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/alerio-c304/1769-144941

Alerio D103

Snowbird Stays- Alerio D103

This captivating three-bedroom vacation rental condo is located on the ground floor of the exclusive Alerio resort and is wheelchair accessible. The luxurious condo features wood floors and elegant tile throughout the space. The condo offers a full kitchen, dining area, and a beautifully decorated living room. This vacation rental condo was just recently built in 2015, so it offers all of the modern amenities and decor, including 10-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and more!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/alerio-d103/1769-105701

Amalfi 402A

Snowbird Stays- Amalfi 402A

This beautiful Amalfi 402A Gulf View beach condo located in Destin, FL at Amalfi Coast Resort is directly across from the beach on the 4th floor and sleeps a total of 8. This vacation rental condo offers amazing Gulf views from all common areas and the master suite. Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the beautiful sights of Destin, FL from your private balcony.

Upon entering this three-bedroom, three-bathroom vacation rental condo, you will find a comfortable living area where you can admire the beauty of the Gulf or watch TV from the large HD TV. The kitchen is fully equipped, which makes it great for a Snowbird stay, with stainless steel appliances, Keurig machine, and everything you would need to prepare a home-cooked meal for the family. Enjoy Gulf views from the dining area, breakfast bar, and outdoor dining area.

The master king suite offers breathtaking views of the beach and Gulf with its own private access to the balcony, a large HD TV, and private bath with his and her sinks and walk-in shower. The second bedroom can sleep up to four with two full beds and an attached bath and also has an HD TV. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed, large HD TV, and attached bath. This elegant Gulf view beach condo conveniently has a laundry room with an LG stackable washer and dryer and can sleep up to 8 comfortably.

At Amalfi Coast Resort you can feel safe at this gated community and spend your days indulging in several amenities, including two community pools (seasonally heated in the winter), new fitness center, tennis courts, grilling stations, a cozy fire pit area, and more! With easy beach access, you can simply stroll across the crosswalk to the beach and lounge in the sugar-white sands. Amalfi Coast Resort is centrally located within minutes of a beautiful 18-hole golf course, beachfront local seafood dining, Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Grand Boulevard, HarborWalk Village, Baytowne Village,  and more!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/amalfi-402a/1769-156481

Destiny Splash

Snowbird Stays- Destiny Splash

Welcome to Destiny Splash located in the exclusive gated community of Destiny East! This amazing Destin vacation rental home was just beautifully renovated & offers an open floor plan from all common areas out to the private pool (that can be heated for an additional fee) & patio lounge area where you can soak up the Florida sun or grill out for a family BBQ right from your back yard. Destiny Splash also comes with a 4 seater street legal golf cart, so you can head over to the Destiny East clubhouse where you’ll find the community pool or head down to the beach just a short ride away. If you are ready for a relaxing Snowbird stay, reserve Destiny Splash vacation rental & start packing!

Upon entering this beautifully decorated vacation rental home you are welcomed by a comfortable living area that offers a large HDTV, 2 queen-size sleeper sofas, 2 recliners & a 1/2 bath. The kitchen offers brand new stainless steel appliances, Keurig machine, regular coffee maker, &everything you would need to prepare a home-cooked meal. The breakfast bar, indoor & outdoor dining areas offer ample seating. The sliding glass doors surrounding the private pool area & patio open up entirely giving this home an open floor plan concept with an abundant amount of space. The private pool area offers a wet bar with a mini-fridge, a gas grill, & an outdoor lounge area with an HDTV.

Likewise, the master king suite offers an open floor concept leading right out to the patio pool area but also allows for privacy. Furthermore, it offers a lounge area, an HDTV, additional bedding such as a day bed with a trundle bed, a private bath with a jacuzzi tub & walk-in shower. But the best part of the master suite is the heavenly luxurious fully adjustable massaging king bed will have you snoozing peacefully through the night. The second room is a queen suite with an HDTV & private bath. The third room is a bunk room with 2 twin over full bunk beds, an HDTV, & private bath. A laundry room is conveniently located at the home. Destiny Splash can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests, bring family & friends!

Destiny East is an exclusive gated community that offers several amenities including a clubhouse, 2 neighborhood pools, hot tub, fitness center, movie theater, tennis, basketball courts, BBQ area with outdoor kitchen, walking trails, & playground! The neighborhood is located on pedestrian and golf cart friendly Scenic 98. So you can walk down to the beach to catch a sunset or take a relaxing bike ride.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/destiny-splash/1769-156167

Edgewater 1200

Snowbird Stays- Edgewater 1200

Edgewater 1200 offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and some of the best views in Destin. The owners have done an incredible job of furnishing and decorating this vacation rental condo, not to mention the updates in the kitchen and bath. This condo features fresh paint, a new range, tile flooring throughout, and amazing new patio doors that lead out to the balcony from the Master Bedroom and Living Room. Relax on the spacious terrace and enjoy the most amazing panoramic water views.

The Master bedroom offers a king-sized bed and en suite bath. The guest bedroom features two double beds and an adjoining bath as well. In the living room, you’ll find a queen sleeper sofa, so this lovely condo can easily accommodate up to eight guests. With flat-screen TVs in each room, dining at the countertop and at the table, and all the necessary kitchen amenities, you can enjoy the comfort of home in the luxury of your beach retreat.

Edgewater Beach Resort is a gated community and offers several luxury amenities, including two Gulf front pools (one seasonally heated) spread out across multiple levels, a spacious sundeck, the poolside Tiki Hut Bar and Grill, a hot tub, kiddie pool, full exercise room with sauna, barbecue grills, picnic area, playground, sports courts, a putting area, a private beach with a lifeguard, high-speed internet, and a large parking garage.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/edgewater-1200/1769-101274

Emerald Sea

Snowbird Stays- Emerald Sea

This pet-friendly vacation rental home has been recently remodeled and is perfect for a Snowbird stay! The master bedroom features a luxurious king-size bed, and the second bedroom offers a twin over full bunk bed with a twin trundle. The living room also contains a sofa sleeper. French doors lead to a private patio, where you can enjoy your coffee in the morning and delight in the fresh air rolling in from the Gulf, which is only a short stroll away. This vacation rental home can easily accommodate up to eight guests!

Emerald Sea now offers a brand new private pool shared between its sister cottage, Emerald Sol! The pool can be heated for an additional fee.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/emerald-sea/1769-110659

Mainsail 243

Snowbird Stays- Mainsail 243

Mainsail 243 is a beautiful newly renovated beachfront 2 bed, 2 bath vacation rental condo that sleeps up to 6 people with views of the Gulf throughout! This vacation rental is located at Mainsail Resort which is alongside an incredible stretch of beach and 8 miles east of Destin/Miramar Beach and less than a mile from Sandestin. Mainsail is a beautiful 15-acre beachfront family resort. Mainsail 243 offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Emerald Coast from all common areas, the private balcony, the master suite, and even the guest room.

Upon entering this modern beachfront condo you’re presented with a beautifully decorated living area and kitchen with an open floor plan. Looking to prepare a family meal? The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and everything you would need to prepare a home-cooked meal. The breakfast bar seats 4 comfortably and there is also plenty of cabinetry for extra storage during your stay. The living area offers comfortable seating, a queen sleeper sofa, floor to ceiling windows with breath-taking Gulf views, and a large Smart HDTV. The Gulf view master king suite located off the living area offers an HDTV, access to the private balcony, and a private bath. The master bathroom is updated with quartz countertops and a walk-in shower with subway tile. The guest room offers Gulf views as well, along with a full bed, an HDTV, walk-in closet, and an attached bath equipped with a shower/tub combination. This unit conveniently has a washer and dryer in the vacation rental condo and can sleep up to 6 guests.

Mainsail Resort offers an array of amenities. You’ll enjoy the 2 pools (seasonally heated in the winter), hot tub, kiddie pool, an area with several gas grills, a gym with beautiful Gulf views, game room with vending machines, covered parking, courtesy patrol, tennis courts (equipped with shuffle board), wireless internet access and meeting facilities. Close to the Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall, golf, fine dining and a host of other activities, you will be guaranteed a fun-filled Snowbird stay!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/mainsail-243/1769-170922

Royal Seaesta 11

Snowbird Stays- Royal Seaesta 11

Royal Seaesta 11 is a beautiful newly renovated 3 bed, 3 bath vacation rental townhome in Destin, FL that sleeps up to 8 people and is located across from the gorgeous beaches of Destin, FL and Miramar Beach. Royal Seaesta 11 has a completely updated interior with beach-themed decor, stainless steel appliances, new furnishings, and community amenities such as a gated beach access.

Upon entering the home you’re presented with a beautifully decorated living area and open floor plan of the kitchen, dining and living areas. Looking to prepare a family meal? The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need as well as stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar that seats 4. There is also a cozy dining area that can seat 4 comfortably. The living area offers comfortable seating, with TWO large couches, with one being a queen sleeper sofa and a large HDTV. The master king suite located on the second floor has an HDTV and king-sized bed. It also is equipped with a wet bar and mini-fridge! The private master bathroom offers his and her sinks, a walk-in shower, and a jacuzzi tub. The queen suite is also located on the second floor along with a TV and private bath. The guest room is on the first floor with a TV and attached bath; shared with the common areas. This unit conveniently includes a toddler size cot as well as a washer and dryer in the home. This is perfect for a family vacation where everyone enjoys their own privacy. When stepping onto the private patio located towards the back of the home, you will notice it comes with its own gas grill! Great for a casual BBQ with family and friends.

The community that Royal Seaesta has gated beach access that guests can use as much as they please. This vacation rental is also located by several attractions nearby. The local attractions include Destin Commons, Destin HarborWalk Village, and several golf courses!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/royal-seaesta-11/1769-167848

Seas The Dream

Snowbird Stays- Seas the Dream

This dream vacation rental home, Seas The Dream, is located in the Villages of Crystal Beach community of Destin, is pet-friendly, and offers three stories of luxury, close proximity to the beach, a community pool, and more! Perfect for an extended Snowbird stay. This exclusive area is a wonderful place to spend a vacation and experience all the Destin has to offer. Close to the beach and other attractions, like Destin Commons and Henderson Beach State Park, you can spend your days enjoying the coast. Get ready to Seas the Dream!

On the first floor of this beautiful vacation rental home, you will find a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a dining room, a laundry room, and a spacious living room with a 60-inch flat-screen TV. There is a bedroom on the first floor with a king-size bed and a full bath.

On the second floor, you will find another master bedroom with a luxurious king-size bed and master bath, a third bedroom with a queen-size bed, a room with bunk beds, and another full bathroom. The third floor offers a bedroom with two twin beds, a bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a full bathroom. All of the bedrooms in the home contain a brand new flat-screen TV.

The community of Crystal Beach offers several amenities, including a community pool (seasonally heated) and hot tub, and a wonderful location near popular Destin attractions. Destin Commons, an open-air shopping center with a movie theater, bowling, restaurants and more are very close. Plus, the Gulf of Mexico is just up the road and we even rent bikes at a discounted price to our guests, so you can cruise the beach in style!

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/seas-the-dream/1769-101275

Villa Soliel

Snowbird Stays- Villa Soleil

Villa Soleil is a charming vacation rental home in the gated community of Destiny East. The hot tub and grill are new within the last year. This rental comes with 2 complimentary golf carts, a 4 seater and 6 seater. The beach is less than 1/4 mile from the house. You can easily walk, bike ride, or load up the golf cart for a fun-filled day at the beautiful beach.

This vacation rental home offers you 2000 sq ft of comfort and design to make your vacation experience as comfortable as home and features a beautiful, large and fully equipped kitchen, complete with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The dining room connects to the large living area. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms offer enough space to accommodate 14 family members and friends. The master bedroom includes a king-size bed and a master bathroom. The 2nd bedroom features a queen-size bed. The 3rd bedroom has two twin beds and two full-size beds. There are also two additional queen size sleeper sofas.

The outdoor area features a screened-in lanai, outdoor kitchen area with beautiful granite countertops, sink, ice maker, a gas grill and a new hot tub for your enjoyment. Imagine evenings in your large screened-in lanai and enjoying your own private outdoor hot tub!

Destiny East is an exclusive gated community that offers several amenities including a clubhouse, 2 neighborhood pools, hot tub, fitness center, movie theater, tennis, basketball courts, BBQ area with outdoor kitchen, walking trails, & playground! The neighborhood is located on pedestrian and golf cart friendly Scenic 98. So you can walk down to the beach to catch a sunset or take a relaxing bike ride.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/villa-soleil/1769-76875

Sweet Dreams

Snowbird Stays- Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams is a beautiful vacation rental home located in the exclusive gated community of Destiny East that offers four spacious bedrooms, a game room, a private hot tub, and all of the Destiny East amenities. This home also comes with a six-person electric street legal golf cart, so you can head down to the clubhouse and pool, or cruise over to the beach and spend the day lounging in the sugar-white sands of the Gulf of Mexico! You can also use the golf cart to actually play golf since there is an 18 hole golf course right up the road! Perfect for your Snowbird stay.

This luxury home is elegantly decorated and offers a lovely screened-in outdoor patio with a dining area and hot tub, so you can enjoy a nice breakfast and coffee in the morning and relax at night in the beautiful Destin weather. Upon entering the first thing you’ll notice is the large sitting area and game room with Shuffleboard and Foosball. The comfortable living area offers a leather reclining sectional, large HD TV, and wet bar. There is also a full bath. The fully equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar to seat 3. While the dining area can seat 6 comfortably.

The master bedroom features a welcoming king-size bed, large HD TV, patio access, private bathroom with a walk-in shower and jacuzzi tub. The second room has two-day beds and an HDTV. The third bedroom is a queen suite with an HD TV and attached bath shared with the fourth bedroom which has a full over full bunkbed and HD TV. This vacation rental home can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests, so you have enough room for the whole family! If a relaxing beach vacation is what you are looking for, reserve Sweet Dreams today to make it a reality!

Destiny East is an exclusive gated community that offers several amenities including a clubhouse, 2 neighborhood pools, hot tub, fitness center, movie theater, tennis, basketball courts, BBQ area with outdoor kitchen, walking trails, & playground! The neighborhood is located on pedestrian and golf cart friendly Scenic 98. So you can walk down to the beach to catch a sunset or take a relaxing bike ride.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/sweet-dreams/1769-156371

Siesta Palms

Snowbird Stays- Siesta Palms

Located in the gated community of Destiny East less than half a mile away from the pristine shores and sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, get ready for an amazing beach vacation in Siesta Palms! This impressive vacation rental home offers an amazing backyard space with a private pool (that can be heated for an additional fee), outdoor dining area, and a new BBQ grill, perfect for afternoon barbecues with the family. This home also comes with a 6 seater golf cart, so you can cruise the shores in style! We also have bikes and golf carts for rent at discounted rates for guests. If you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation, then reserve Siesta Palms today.

This home offers a gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a beautiful dining area, and a beautifully decorated living room with plenty of space for the whole family. The master bedroom offers a king-sized bed and a master bathroom with a large garden tub and a walk-in shower. The second bedroom offers a queen-size bed and a full bathroom. The third bedroom offers a twin over full bunk bed and an additional twin bed. The fourth bedroom offers two twin beds. The third and final bathroom is shared between the third and fourth bedrooms. This vacation rental home also has a sleeper sofa and can easily accommodate up 12 guests, so you can bring the whole family or plan a trip with friends! Perfect for a Snowbird extended stay.

Destiny East is an exclusive gated community that offers several amenities including a clubhouse, 2 neighborhood pools, hot tub, fitness center, movie theater, tennis, basketball courts, BBQ area with outdoor kitchen, walking trails, & playground! The neighborhood is located on pedestrian and golf cart friendly Scenic 98. So you can walk down to the beach to catch a sunset or take a relaxing bike ride.

To learn more or to book your Snowbird stay visit: Destin-Palms.com/booking/siesta-palms/1769-81695

 

We are looking forward to having you stay with us for your Snowbird stay and hope you call one of our vacation rental properties your second home.

To #BookDirect with us visit: Destin-Palms.com

To find available Snowbird properties on our website visit: Destin-Palms.com/2020-snowbird-rentals-available

Or call (850) 270-5227 to speak directly with one of our reservationists.

To learn more about the LiveWell30A credit Visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

 

Christmas in Destin 2019

Christmas in Destin 2019

Christmas in Destin

Dust off your Santa hat and get out your ugly Christmas sweater because it’s the most magical time of the year! We are so excited about all the festivities going on around Christmas in Destin 2019. If you plan on visiting Destin, FL this holiday season then you might mistake it for the North Pole (minus the cold and snow) because there is so much Christmas fun to be had! Christmas in Destin 2019 will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. In this blog, we are going to discuss some events you don’t want to miss Christmas in Destin 2019.

If you plan on spending your Christmas in Destin 2019 and need accommodations, then stay with Destin Palms Vacations. You can book your stay here with us this Winter or Holiday for up to 30% OFF! Use promo code: WINTER19 when booking online. Visit Destin-Palms.com/specials. 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.

Destin Commons Jolly Jubilee 2019

Christmas in Destin- Jolly Jubilee

What would Christmas in Destin by without a month-long Jolly Jubilee?! The Jolly Jubilee is an enjoyable series of holiday happenings that take place at the center at the Destin Commons from November 30th-December 22nd. With their 50′ Christmas tree as an anchor, they create the premier holiday atmosphere with ten large reindeer topiary shrubs, multiple Christmas trees, Christmas carolers, and live performances!

Letters to Santa

Have a last-minute Christmas wish? Children are invited to fill out a letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole. Simply fill out the letter, put it in the envelope, and pop it in the red North Pole Express mailbox at Guest Services. Destin Commons will make sure to get it to Old Saint Nick himself.

Santa’s Wonderland in Bass Pro Shops

As always, children can visit Santa’s Wonderland in Bass Pro Shops and have a free photo taken with Santa Nov. 16 through Dec. 24th!

For more information: https://stores.basspro.com/us/fl/destin/4301-legendary-dr.html

Here is the whole Jolly Jubilee schedule for the month!

Jolly Jubilee Schedule

Jolly Jubilee Schedule

Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa

In the words of Elf “It’s SANTAAAA!”. Christmas in Destin wouldn’t be the same without a beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s arrival at The Henderson. Excitement builds in anticipation for Santa’s arrival after the beautiful Henderson Christmas tree is lit by a happy child. Join them on the Piazza for a festive celebration with special Christmas performances by choirs from our local community. Enjoy traditional holiday drinks like hot cocoa and eggnog, homemade treats, and create Christmas crafts while Santa takes gift requests. This event is Sunday, December 1st and will start at 6 PM. It is also free to attend and open for all.

For more information: https://www.hendersonbeachresort.com/play/event-calendar/events/treelighting?dates=December+01

The 33rd Annual Destin Christmas Parade

Parade Map

Christmas in Destin means parades! Don’t miss out on our annual parade where you can admire people’s Christmas creations and also where can kids can collect some candy! The 35th annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Santa’s Workshop.” The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center (Old Time Pottery) and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade.

For more information: https://www.cityofdestin.com/103/CommunityFamily-Events

The 33rd Annual Boat Parade 

Destin Boat Parade

The Boat Parade will be an event you will only be able to experience if you spend Christmas in Destin.  This event will take place on December 15th, 2019. You can visit with Santa on the Main Stage from 1:00-4:00pm before the boat parade! The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 33rd Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade, starting at 6:00pm. Margaritaville, Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi and Harry T’s offer the perfect spot for parade viewing. The evening ends with a bang as fireworks light up the sky!

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

Holiday Concert Series and Visits With Santa at Baytowne Wharf 

Christmas at Baytowne Wharf

Santa is going to be busy this Christmas in Destin because he will be having visits every Wednesday in December from 6 PM-8 PM at the Baytown Wharf. Get in the winter spirit with them and listen to some of your favorite holiday classics. Also, enjoy their Holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert will feature a festive choreographed light show and visits with Santa.

Live Music Schedule
December 4: Matt McCarty Band
December 11: Voices of Valhalla
December 18: Niceville Opus One

For more information: http://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php?month=12

 

Book your last minute Christmas, Holiday, or Winter vacation rental in Destin, FL today and receive up to 30% OFF! USE PROMO CODE: WINTER19

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2019 Deals!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special

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

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

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

FREE VIP Perks

Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Special- FREE VIP Perks

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

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

Live Well 30A

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special- LiveWell30A

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

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