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

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

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

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

Destin will be hosting it’s 41st Destin Seafood FestivalFishing Rodeo 2019 this October! Not only is Destin, FL is known for its gorgeous white sand and clear water beaches, but it is also recognized as the “Luckiest Fishing Village”. These awesome events are one of the several reasons to visit Destin this Fall.

If you need a place to stay, Destin Palms Vacations is offering 25% OFF Fall Stays! *Select dates. Additionally, when booking with us you will also receive a credit of $100 for condos or $200 for houses to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! As well as FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, and much more! *Some restrictions may apply. Both of these events are family-friendly and popular among the tourists and the locals. The Destin Seafood FestivalFishing Rodeo 2019 are something you don’t want to miss! Below we discuss everything you need to know.

To book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and receive 25% off your Fall stay please call (850) 270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo

About the Destin Seafood Festival 

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo- About Seafood Festival

The Destin Seafood Festival is a weekend event held every year in October along with the Destin Fishing Rodeo. This festival is the most popular in this area and always popular among everyone in town. These events are hosted at the HarborWalk Village which has beautiful views of the water.  Also, the Destin Seafood Festival is free admission but make sure you bring “spending money” because you will want to fill up on the fresh delicious food there. In addition, this event will have several food vendors, live music, crafts, fireworks, and more! This would be a great activity for everyone in the family.

Pictured below is a full line up of the music throughout the weekend!

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo- Live Music

The Destin Seafood Festival will be October 4th, 5th, and 6th.

  • Hours:
  • Friday, Oct 4th: 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 5th: 10:00am-10:00pm
  •  Sunday, Oct 6th: 11:00am-4:00pm

For more information visit:  www.destinseafoodfestival.com/destinfestival.htm

 

About The Destin Fishing Rodeo 

Destin Seafood Festival and Fishing Rodeo

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is a month-long fishing tournament held in October where anglers young and old can participate. Moreover, this fishing tournament is known to host up 30,000 participants who can win up to $100,000 in prizes. All participants are to weigh-in at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar from the hours of 10 AM-7 PM.  Also, this event is a great way to celebrate Destin’s fishing legacy with locals and tourists.  In fact, the Destin Fishing Rodeo is free to those who have registered Charter boats or registered private boats. As well as to spectators who would like to see what is brought to shore every day. Furthermore, if you are planning to use a kayak fishing, paddleboard fishing, pier fishing, bridge fishing, jetty fishing, surf fishing, or shoreline fishing you will have to register it and pay.

For more information on admission fees and activities during the Destin Fishing Rodeo visit: www.destinfishingrodeo.org

The Destin Fishing Rodeo will be throughout the whole month of October (October 1st-October 31st, 2019)

Weigh-in hours: 10 AM- 7 PM

 

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is the one time of year that hard workers are acknowledged for all they do for providing for themselves and their families. There is no better way to spend the weekend than with family and friends relaxing in Destin, FL. Destin is a great place to come spend the weekend because there are activities for everyone to have a great time. Listed and explained below are things to do Labor Day Weekend. If you still want to book a last-minute trip, we are now offering 25% OFF this Labor Day Weekend and Fall Stays.

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

 

The Beach! (Of Course)

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- The beach

When you are looking for things to do Labor Day Weekend, Destin is known for its sugary white sand and blue waters. It is a must to visit the beaches, for at least a little while. When you are on a Destin beach you will notice the sand feels like baby powder and the water (most of the time) is crystal clear. If you’re lucky you will get to observe a pod of dolphins swim by or even a manatee. Most of our vacation rentals here at Destin Palms Vacations have beachfront views or are a short walk across to the beach. The water temperature is perfect this time of year!

Friday Night Karaoke! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Friday Night Karaoke

A great way to kick the Labor Day Weekend off is to go Dock On The Island to participate in some Friday night karaoke. If you love to entertain and want to find a way to let loose, then here it is! This is also an awesome activity for a girl’s trip with your closest family and friends. This is mostly a 21 or over event because they will have a happy hour during most of the time. They also serve delicious food such as homemade pizzas and plates of pasta. This event lasts from 8 PM to 12 AM.

To find out more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/520168021810327/

To take a peek at the menu visit: https://www.facebook.com/DockOnTheIsland/menu/

Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend

When you are searching for family-friendly things to do Labor Day Weekend, the Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk will be a hit! For those of you that do not know what the HarborWalk is; it is a popular spot that tourists and locals both enjoy because of the variety of activities and events that go on there. HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment to please each and every taste in your family—dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals, world-class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin and pirate cruises, art galleries, interactive kids activities, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. This Labor Day Weekend HarborWalk Village is sending our sizzling summer off with a bang! Live music all weekend long with FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, Sunday night!

To learn more about this event and times visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/541861379678410/

Crab Island! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Crab Island

One of the most favorite and sought after spots in Destin is a large sand bar called 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 also just minutes from the Destin Harbor. There are several ways to get out to Crab Island; you can rent a pontoon boat for the day, take a water taxi, or rent paddleboards, jet skis, etc.

To learn more about Crab Island and how to rent equipment visit: https://www.mycrabisland.com/

Take Advantage of FREE VIP Perks & Live Well Credits! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Free VIP Perks and Live Well Credits

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer several things to do Labor Day Weekend.  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 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 Live Well 30A to redeem your credit after booking your stay. *Live Well 30A offer valid for new reservations made after June 25th, 2019 for stays after September 1st, 2019 only.

For more info visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

Things To Do In Destin Besides The Beach

Things To Do In Destin Besides The Beach

Whether it’s a rainy day or you want to take a break from the Florida sun, there are still several things to do in Destin besides just going to the beach. Destin is known for its emerald green water and white sand but there is more to Destin than most people might realize. Here in Destin, we have a great selection in shopping.  Which is great to take advantage of for back to school shopping. We also have a large and well-airconditioned movie theatre right in the middle of the Destin Commons. Also, our bowling alley, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bar and Grill, is ocean themed and a great way to spend the day with the whole family.

Destin, FL is known as the “luckiest fishing village” so of course, we have awesome deep-sea fishing experiences. These are one of the most popular things to do in Destin. Lastly, we have a snorkeling and dolphin cruise excursions. Those cruises are great ways to make great memories you can hold onto for years with your family. Below we go into detail about things to do in Destin besides the beach!

Things to do in Destin

Shopping in Destin!

In Destin, we have more than just one strip mall locally. We have Destin Commons which is located more centrally in Destin. Also, we have the Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall and it is located on the east end of Destin. Both malls have many benefits that can fit your shopping needs!

Silver Sands Premium Outlet

Things to do in Destin- Shopping

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. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City, and Pensacola. 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.

Hours are:

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-9 PM

Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM

For more information on Silver Sands Premium Outlet visit: https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/silver-sands

Destin Commons 

Things to do in Destin- Shopping

Celebrating 15 years as the Emerald Coast’s best outdoor shopping center, Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Southern Living Store. The award-winning line up of stores and restaurants include national and locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy their renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone! They also host several events such as the annual Fourth of July BBQ Festival. To learn more and to keep up with their current events visit: www.DestinCommons.com

Hours are:

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM-10 PM

Sunday: 11 AM-8 PM

Movies!

Things to do in Destin- Movies

If you want to take a break from the hot sun then catching a movie at the AMC Theatre is a great way to do that. They play the latest featured movies as well as sell food, snacks, and of course popcorn! When finding things to do in Destin besides the beach, going to the movies and enjoying a cold soda and popcorn sounds perfect. The AMC Theatre is conveniently located in the center of the Destin Commons Mall. Experience movies in an IMAX experience or state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema theatre where you can enjoy the latest flick in cutting edge. It also has reserved recliners complete with IMAX screen and moving sound.

To find out what movies are playing at this theatre and their times’ visit: https://destincommons.com/visit/amc-theater/

Bowling at Uncle Buck’s Bar & Grill! 

Things to do in Destin- Bowling

When the going gets tough, the tough go bowling. When bowlers get hungry, they flock to Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill to fill up on a great selection of family favorites. Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more are served up in this fun atmosphere like no other. The rustic nautical-themed restaurant and bar offer the perspective of an underwater high-seas adventure amidst a backdrop of sunken ships and live tropical fish. Tasty fun for the whole family. This is where the outdoors meets the indoors for the ultimate sportsman. Uncle Buck’s Bar & Grill is also conveniently located in the Destin Commons shopping mall. Once you have worked up an appetite after shopping Uncle Bucks is a good place to go to fuel back up with some great food, and enjoy bowling with the family.

For more information visit: https://www.unclebucksfishbowlandgrill.com/

Snorkeling and Dolphin Cruises 

Things to do in Destin- Dolphin Cruise and Snorkeling

Going on a snorkeling and dolphin cruise is a great way to still enjoy the water without having to go on the beach. When it comes to things to do in Destin, this is a hit. A great thing about booking a vacation with Destin Palms Vacations is we also offer VIP Perks for this activity. That’s right, we help you save on this one-of-a-kind experience. The Seablaster is highly recommended and they provide an unforgettable experience.

This cruise is a 3-hour combination trip which includes 90 minutes of snorkeling. Followed by a 90-minute dolphin cruise. It is inshore snorkeling, therefore, they pull up close to a beach. It is initially about 6 feet getting off the boat and into the water. Upon entrance, you can go as shallow (all the way to the shoreline). Also, they do provide all of your snorkeling equipment, as well as life jackets for all ages. When it comes to local excursions the Seablaster is a hit and will surely make amazing memories for your family’s trip.

To find out more about the Seablaster visit: http://destinseablaster.com/

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

Deep-Sea Fishing 

Things to do in Destin- Deep-sea fishing

Another way to enjoy our beautiful waters is to spend all day out on a boat with a fishing reel in hand. Destin is considered the luckiest fishing village so when you are looking for things to do in Destin, this is a great experience. We also offer a VIP Perk for this activity as well! Woohoo, more savings! We highly recommend going through Destin Princess and Destiny. They offer year-round deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico onboard a 72′ Sportsfisherman, Destiny and the 65′ Catamaran, Destin Princess. Furthermore, their boats offer experienced, friendly, and professional crews. In addition, their boats are fast, clean, air-conditioned, and have separate bathrooms for men and women. That’s just a few of the reasons that they are the most popular party boats operating out of Destin, Florida.

For these great local excursions, you can purchase a single ticket for an individual. Furthermore, they can also accommodate groups of up to 56 people for fishing, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, marriages, or burials at sea. They have been fishing for generations! Minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information on Princess and Destiny visit: https://www.destinpartyboatfishing.com/

For more information on our VIP Perks visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

Destin Local Excursions – FREE VIP Perks!

Our Destin Local Excursion-FREE VIP Perks!

Here at Destin-Palms Vacations, we offer several VIP perks as a way to thank you for staying with us. There are several Destin local excursions that we offer that everyone in the family would enjoy. We offer dolphin cruises, a water park, golf, and more! The way the pass works is you get one pass per day. That means if your family, for example, decides to go to the water park for the day then ONE person gets in free. OR if one person decides to go to snorkeling and another person decides to go deep-sea fishing, then you can use the passes that way as well.

Activities are noncumulative. Unused passes expire daily. However, you can go to all six activities such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruise, golfing, waterpark, and the escape room on the same day, for every day of your stay. But, you cannot use the daily pass on the day of departure or more than once on the same day, for the same activity. For FAQ’s visit:  https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities.  Below is more detailed descriptions of exactly what our Destin local excursions have to offer. If you would like to book a stay with us and enjoy savings on some of these Destin local excursions call  (850)270-5227 or Visit: https://www.destin-palms.com

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Destin Local Excursions: Big Kahuna’s Water Park Destin Local Excursions - Water Park

Big Kahuna’s is the panhandle’s largest water park! The water park has 40 rides and attractions. In addition, they offer a kid’s park for the little ones and rides for them as well. If water slides and rides are not your thing, don’t worry because you can spend the day drifting away from your worries in the lazy river. You can also visit the wave pool and enjoy lounging in a float. They are located right off 98 at 1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541 and are open from 10 AM to 6 PM seven days a week.

*Hours and days of operation may vary after the summer.

Destin Local Excursions: Snorkeling and a Dolphin Cruise with the SeaBlaster!Destin Local Excursions - Dolphin Cruise

Our beaches have the perfect water to be snorkeling in. We also have a big population of active dolphins along all our beaches. This cruise is a 3-hour combination trip which includes 90 minutes of snorkeling. Followed by a 90-minute dolphin cruise. It is inshore snorkeling, therefore, they pull up close to a beach. It is initially about 6 feet getting off the boat and into the water. Upon entrance, you can go as shallow (all the way to the shoreline). Also, they do provide all of your snorkeling equipment, as well as life jackets for all ages. When it comes to local excursions the Seablaster is a hit and will surely make amazing memories for your family’s trip.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Deep-Sea Fishing with Destin Princess and DestinyDestin Local Excursions - Deep Sea Fishing

If you are looking for a nice day of fishing in the world’s luckiest fishing village, then Destin Princess and Destiny is the boat to use! They offer year-round deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico onboard a 72′ Sportsfisherman, Destiny and the 65′ Catamaran, Destin Princess. Furthermore, their boats offer experienced, friendly, and professional crews. In addition, their boats are fast, clean, air-conditioned, and have separate bathrooms for men and women. That’s just a few of the reasons that they are the most popular party boats operating out of Destin, Florida.

For these great local excursions, you can purchase a single ticket for an individual. Furthermore, they can also accommodate groups of up to 56 people for fishing, dolphin cruises, dinner cruises, marriages, or burials at sea. They have been fishing for generations! Minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Gulf Coast Escape Room

Destin Local Excursions - Escape Room

If you are someone who loves solving puzzles, then these local excursions are for you! Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are technically locked in a room with other participants. They have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes.

Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with family or friends, the Escape Game is a must-stop destination. This unique game concept brings virtual code-cracking and adventure into the real world. If it were possible to pack even more fun into 60 minutes, they would have done it.  Can your group crack the code in time? It may not be as simple as you think. Gulf Coast Escape Room offers several varieties of escape rooms such as Zombie Autopsy, The Doll Room, VooDoo Cabin, Bates Motel, and Alice and the Rabbit.

 

Destin Local Excursions: Golf at Bluewater Bay, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Regatta BaySanta Rosa Golf and Beach Resort, and The Golf Garden of Destin

Destin Local Excursions - Golf

Here in Destin, we have several beautiful golf courses. That is why we couldn’t just offer you just one to pick from. These great Destin local excursions are perfect for a day out on the green. Also, each one has its perks so you can’t go wrong with the one you choose.

Bluewater Bay

Bluewater Bay Golf Club is designed by Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate, is a one of a kind experience. It’s a challenging 18 and one of the best values in the Panhandle. Few courses can match Bluewater Bay’s unique layout, terrain, and natural surroundings. Play along the shoreline of Choctawhatchee Bay; move through southern woodlands; and journey through pristine wetland areas. Full-service bar and restaurant open daily for breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour and dinner.

Emerald Bay Golf Club

Emerald Bay is a prestigious golf course community centrally located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay between Destin and the Beaches of South Walton. Destin, Florida has long been a vacation destination known for superior golf courses. That tradition is exemplified in the beautiful Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club 

Their greens are designed by course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C. Walker. They are Destin’s only Golf Academy with over 1,200 sq.ft covered practice area with greenside bunkers. Also, are video analysis powered by state-of-the-art Trackman Technology. Regatta Bay has 6,894-yard, par-72 course and offers an extraordinary golf experience for players of all skill levels. They are named one of Golf Digest’s “Top Places to Play in North America”. Their course was voted through Florida Golf News magazine  “the #1 Favorite Golf  Course in Northwest Florida”. Also, Emerald Coast Magazine named the course “Best of Emerald Coast.” Lastly, Golf Digest ranked the course among its “Top 200 Places to Play in  North America,” as well as one of the “Top 15” courses in Florida.

Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Resort

Offering an 18-hole, par 72 courses with a challenge from five sets of tees. This course is for those of every skill level or handicap. Holes three through five, wind around a complex of dunes and within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico.  Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club boasts some of the only elevation changes in the area and takes golfers from the clubhouse to the Gulf and back through the natural areas that enhance the uniqueness of the course. In addition, the course meanders through natural wildlife habitats and native areas providing a picturesque backdrop of the local area.

The Golf Garden of Destin 

The Golf Garden of Destin, located on the beautiful Emerald Coast, is a family-friendly golf facility that welcomes golfers of all skill levels! Whether it is playing Putt-Putt with the family, hitting balls on the driving range, or catching glimpses of the native wildlife while riding along the Executive Course, they encourage everyone to get out and enjoy their facility.

The par 29, 9-hole Executive Golf Course is a great place to bring the beginner golfer or for the seasoned golfer who wants to sharpen their short game. Just looking to do a little practice? The Golf Garden offers a  driving range with target greens for goal-oriented training and practice greens for chipping and putting.

Don’t leave without playing the 18-hole putting course!
With a par of 62, this course is great for letting the kids have some fun but demanding enough for the more serious, competitive putt-putters! During the summer (June through August), The Golf Garden is fully lit for night play.

Also, If you would like to book a stay with us and enjoy savings on some of these Destin local excursions call  (850)270-5227 or Visit: https://www.destin-palms.com