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

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

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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2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL!

2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL! 

2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL

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

Arrive at a clean condo or vacation home to spend your 2019 Thanksgiving in Destin, FL when you book with Destin Palms Vacations. If you have not made your holiday plans, we would love to help you make those accommodations! You can book your stay here with us this Winter or Holiday for up to 30% OFF! Use promo code: WINTER19 when booking online. Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. Must mention special at time of booking. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Feast at Vin’tij Food and Wine

Thanksgiving Feast at Vin'tij Food and Wine

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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Dinner at Marlin’s Grill

Thanksgiving at Marlins Grill

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Thanksgiving Buffet at Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

Thanksgiving at Brotula's

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween 2019 In Destin, FL

Halloween 2019 In Destin, FL

Get your pumpkins carved and costumes ready because the spookiest of Holidays will be here in just a few short weeks, Halloween. Destin, FL is the perfect place to spend Halloween. There will be so much to pick from, you simply won’t have time to do them all. This blog is going to help you narrow down some choices for Halloween 2019 in Destin, FL just in time to collect candy and spend time with ghouls and goblins.

Halloween 2019 in Destin, FL

Something else to make Halloween a little sweeter is Destin Palms Vacations is offering up to 30% OFF Fall and Winter stays! Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. Must mention special at time of booking. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

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

To learn more about our LiveWell30A credits: https://www.destin-palms.com/live-well-30a

1st Annual Oktoberfest at Seascape 

Oktoberfest at Seascape

On October 26th from 1 PM-5 PM at the new Seascape Towne Centre, Seascape will be hosting their first Oktoberfest at Seascape. Seascape is located at Seascape Dr. Miramar Beach, FL 32550. At the event, there will be up to 10 local restaurants and a large selection of local and national breweries. Also, there will be a food competition such as, who is serving the best German food at the festival, and of course you always have to have the best beer competition! Another competition Seascape will host is Keg bowling for those who think they’re bowlers. Last but not least, there will be a stein holding contest and music from a national Polka Band.

Find more information or to purchase tickets: https://www.efestevents.com/events/octoberfest/

PumpkinPalooza – Boos & Booze Bingo Pub Crawl

Pumpkin Palooza

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen. The moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.”

The HarborWalk Village will be hosting an evening of revelry, killer drink specials and fun! This event will take place on October 26th from 7 PM to midnight. The Harborwalk Village is located at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541. Enjoy a bingo-style pub crawl featuring craft cocktails and frighteningly good food from Village restaurants. Also, live music by Tyler Livingston and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to end the night.

Starting at 7 PM, 300 FREE Pub Crawl Bingo Cards will be given to the first ghouls and goblins to arrive. Complete a Bingo Row and turn your completed card in at the HarborWalk Village stage by 9:30 PM to win raffle prizes. Also, to register for the Coyote Ugly costume contest make sure to do so at 10 PM!

**As a bonus, donations from the weekend will go to Hurricane Michael Relief.

There will also be free Parking!

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

Halloween On The BOOlevard 

Halloween on the Boolevard

On Halloween this year, The Grand Boulevard will be hosting Halloween on The BOOlevard! Families are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Town Center on Halloween where stores and restaurants will pass out candy and other treats to children. Dress up in your favorite costume and fill your bag in a safe pedestrian-friendly place.  This event would be great for all families to attend!  Also, The Grand Boulevard is a great place to grab dinner and shop around while you’re there. The event will be from 4 PM-6 PM and is free.

For more information: https://grandboulevard.com/grand-boulevard-debuts-autumn-in-motion/

Trick Or Treat Street 

Trick or Treat Street at Village Baytowne Wharf

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza! Also on this Halloween, Trick or Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage. Also, kids will be able to enjoy crafts, and balloon animals. Be sure to stop by Coconut Kidz for free face painting and to enter their Costume Contest. You and your family will get to end the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 PM. This event will be from 6 PM-8 PM and is free.

For more information: http://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Some of the Best Festivals in Destin, FL!

Some of the Best Festivals in Destin, FL!

Some of the best festivals in destin, fl

Fall time and the Holidays look a little different in Destin, FL than those areas north of Florida. While our leaves don’t change and it stays warm most of the year, we have some of the best family-friendly festivals and events around! The warm weather that Destin, FL has to offer is great for those of you who are not ready for Summer to end, or the ones looking to escape the snow! Not only will you be able to enjoy the festivals, but also the great deals.

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are offering 25% OFF Fall and Fall Break stays. We are more than happy to help you plan a last-minute getaway. 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

Sweet Sunday: Pumpkins & Primrose

Some of the best holiday festivals in Destin, fl

This event is FREE and what fall dreams are made of! Sip, shop, and savor all of the delectable flavors of fall brought to you by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. Meet on the Grand Lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. to shop merchandise, participate in festive, fun-filled crafts, and photo ops. Listen to live music, sip on seasonal beverages, and pick out a pumpkin to bring home just in time for Halloween!

Guests will be greeted with a complimentary tote courtesy of Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort to use while shopping for the multitude of local vendors. The epicenter of the event will be a newly added pumpkin patch provided by The Village Church for guests to purchase a pumpkin to take home. Furthermore, the pumpkin patch will also adorn an oversized decorated backdrop to give local residents a place to bring their kids and take fall-themed family photos to commemorate the season. Along with, guests will receive a complimentary 5”x7” printed picture from Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Destin Commons.

In addition, the event will offer live music performed by Sarah Anne and The Sunshine Band. Also, attendees will enjoy fall-themed bites and beverages poured into custom coffee cups provided by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. These will be served by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. For the kids, there will be face painting and pumpkin crafts provided by Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF.

Proceeds from this event will benefit The Sonder Project, a global non-profit charity that focuses on strengthening communities through food security, clean water, housing, and education.  Importantly this October marks one year since Hurricane Michael changed the lives of many. With this hurricane, came major devastation to individuals and families across the panhandle with over 102,000 individuals requesting aid. The Sonder Project heard their call and has put in over 6,615 volunteer hours and counting, offering assistance to those in need.

To benefit The Sonder Project, guests will be able to enter into a grand prize raffle featuring a deluxe stay at The Henderson including room accommodations, spa treatments, and meals at their pristine restaurants. Along with The Henderson package, the grand prize will also include exclusive items from every vendor in attendance. Additionally, raffle tickets will be on sale at the event and one hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Sonder Project.

Sweet Sunday: Pumpkin and Primrose secured vendors are:

Village Baptist Church – Pumpkin Patch
30A Barks – Homemade dog treats
The Honey Hutch – Honey, soaps, lotions candles
Shard Shop – ShardWorx art
Swell Pops – Homemade popsicles
Happy Silk – Make your own silk scarf
Salty Scents – Soy wood wick candles & wax melts
Clean Juice – Organic fresh-pressed juices
K.Witherspoon Collection and Lil Plant Shop – Succulent plants and jewelry
Coastal Cookies – Homemade and hand decorated sugar cookies
Merry Beth Myrick Designs – Boho handmade jewelry
Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF – Kids crafts and face Painting
Art On The Half Shell – Cutting boards, artwork, and more all inspired by life on the Gulf Coast
Mary Ellen DiMauro – Handcrafted artisan clothing
Beach Walk Henderson Park – light bites for guests to enjoy

Be sure to smile, because Alissa Aryn Photography will be on hand taking photos to commemorate the event.

The event is family and dog-friendly, and complimentary to attend.

When: October 20th, 2019

Where: The Henderson 

Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Harvest Food & Wine Festival

Some of the best festivals in destin, fl

Save the date! Harvest Wine & Food Festival is returning to WaterColor the last weekend in October and is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Rated as one of the premier wine and food festivals in the Southeast, Harvest provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. This event goes through Thursday, October 24th-Saturday, October 26th.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, October 24: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners
Tickets: $150
Catena Zapata with Chef David Bancroft presented by 360 Blue & Good Grit Magazine 
Gamble Family Vineyards at Vin’tij Food & Wine
PRIME Cellars at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits presented by Stephen & Joan Carter
ROY Estate at Seagar’s presented by RJH & Associates

Friday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting
Tickets: $200
The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking Gulf coast sunset will make for a memorable and elegant evening.

Saturday, October 26:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mad About Malbec Seminar | 301 Western Lake Dr., WaterColor
Sommelier and Brand Ambassador Marika Vida-Arnold invites you to taste through the most fascinating features that define the various Malbec wines produced by the world-famous Argentinian Bodega, Catena Zapata.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Tasting | Cerulean Park
Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP
The Grand Tasting is the festival’s main event. It is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. There will be large seafood, barbecue and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.

VIP tickets include a private entrance to the festival and access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring elevated wines, additional food, and access to Saturday college football.

This event will be appropriate for those 21 or older.

To buy tickets or learn more visit: www.bigtickets.com/events/harvestwinefoodfestival/?referral=godaddy

The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center on Monday, October 28, 2019. It will be from
5:00pm-8:00pm. Also, they ask that you please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5. Registration for the costume contest is 5:00-6:00pm.
In addition, carved pumpkins will need to be dropped off before 3 PM (judging promptly at 5 pm). Please call 654-5184 for more information and come join the fun! The City of Destin’s 19th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Destin Community Center. All carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 pm on Monday, October 28th and will be judged that same day.
First through third-place prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival. All pumpkins are not picked up by 8 PM Tuesday, October 29th will be discarded. For more information, please call the Community Center at 654-5184.

S’mores With Santa

Some of the best festivals in Destin, fl

Christmas will come early this year for children in Grayton Beach as Santa has declared AJ’s Grayton Beach as an official stop on his Holiday Tour 2019. Just one night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27, AJ’s Grayton Beach will host an exclusive meet-and-greet party with the big man himself from 5 PM-7 PM. While at the event, each child will receive hot cocoa and a small Christmas gift from Santa.

Secondly, AJ’s will provide a cookie decorating station and S’mores Kit, complete with a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Also, live Christmas entertainment will be provided by Jacob Mohr. Furthermore, Fantasea faces will also at the event providing FREE face painting.

The event is FREE, but please reserve your spot in advance

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2479678232055212/

Here Comes Santa Claus

Some of the best festivals in Destin, Fl

Get in the winter spirit with The Village at Baytowne Wharf during their “Here Comes Santa” event on November 30th. Cheer Santa on as he makes his way to Baytowne and watch as he lights the Village tree. Also enjoy face-painting, kids crafts, and a beautiful fireworks display. This is a great event to take the kiddos and to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The event will take place from 6 PM-9 PM, and most importantly, it is FREE!

To learn more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/532284077240476/

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

All The Fun Without The Hustle & Bustle 

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

Festivals- beer fest

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

Visiting the beach in the fall- festivals

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

Festivals

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