Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL

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

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  As a way of saying thanks for staying with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival | Grand Tasting

Sandestin Wine Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you would like to make accommodations to attend these local wine festivals in Destin, FL, try Destin Palms Vacations!  As a way of saying thanks for staying with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL

 

We are a little less than a month away until Spring Break in Destin, FL starts! While it is one of the busiest times of the year, it is the most enjoyable to vacationers. Destin, FL has beautiful sugar-white beaches, as well as yummy dining for all taste buds, and a great selection of shopping! While staying in the area, you can enjoy all the excursions and attractions Destin, FL has to offer. The atmosphere is fun but also family-friendly to make all travelers comfortable so they can enjoy their time staying with us.

If you are still seeking accommodations for this Spring Break season, try Destin Palms Vacations! Book your family’s Spring Break vacation to Destin, FL today and receive up to 20% off your stay. We offer several beachfront condos and vacation homes in the Destin/Miramar Beach area, most of which offer access to a pool or hot tub so be sure to bring your swimsuit! USE PROMO CODE: SB2020 *Must mention special at time of booking. New reservations only. Stay must be between March 7th – April 4th, 2020.  Also, as a way of saying thanks for staying with Destin Palms Vacations, you will receive FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.  ALWAYS remember to #BookDirect to get the best deal for your stay here in Destin, FL.

To learn more about our FREE VIP Perks visit: Destin-Palms.com/free-vip-activities

To learn more about our Live Well 30A credits visit: Destin-Palms.com/live-well-30a

Our Beaches and the Welcoming Atmosphere

Destin Beaches

Destin, FL has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our sand feels like baby powder and the water is crystal clear. The wildlife is also thriving with a large dolphin population and turtles! While Destin, FL is a great place to let loose and enjoy yourself, Okaloosa and Walton County make certain the areas and beaches stay safe and secure for travelers and locals. The surrounding counties have an absolute no tolerance for underage drinking and will arrest those who test the boundaries. This is to make sure that EVERYONE is having a good time while keeping tourists and residents safe. There is also no tolerance for littering as well as glass bottles on the beaches. This is to make sure our gorgeous white sand beaches stay clean and safe for our wildlife as well as those visiting the beaches. Spring Break in Destin, FL is great for all ages and families of all sizes. Everyone will be able to find something to do as well as enjoy their vacation here.

Attractions

City of Destin

 

What makes Spring Break in Destin, FL so grand and unforgettable is our attractions! From the infamous Crab Island sand bar to the HarborWalk with endless entertainment and food.  See Destin, FL is just more than its gorgeous beaches but also a great selection of activities for everyone in the family.

Crab Island 

Crab Island

You can’t have a complete Spring Break in Destin, FL experience until you see Crab Island! It is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is just minutes from Destin Harbor. Anyone who has been to Crab Island has seen the vast array of marine life. From dolphins to sea birds, friendly animal encounters at Crab Island in Destin, FL, are commonplace. So, why is it called Crab Island? Before a hurricane covered the once tiny island in emerald waters, Crab Island was a small plot of land shaped like… you guessed it… a CRAB! Along with the thousands of tiny crabs found on the floor of the sandbar, it’s easy to see why it is called Crab Island!

The Jetties 

 

The jetties

If you want a truly tropical experience right here in the Florida Panhandle, then we highly recommend you check out the man-made Jetties right at the O’Steen beach access. These Jetties act as an artificial reef full of different colorful fish, crab, turtles, and you may see some dolphins playing. There are also some shallow pools located along the shore which makes it perfect for children to play in. This particular attraction is beautiful during high tide.

The HarborWalk

With so many things to do in Destin Florida, HarborWalk Village is at the center of it all.

Come out to HarborWalk Village where restaurants, activities and entertainment will please each and every taste on your next Destin family vacation. With so many things to do in Destin Florida; here you can find waterfront shopping, paddleboard, and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass-bottom boats, world-class fishing, pirate ship excursions, dolphin cruises, concerts, and live music, weekly fireworks, weekly Fat Tuesday parades, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants, including Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and Harry Ts, to satisfy all tastes. Plenty of things to do in Destin Florida, for the whole family!

Excursions 

FREE VIP Perks

In Destin, FL there are plenty of excursions you can take advantage of and make memories with your family! Luckily when you stay with Destin Palms Vacations, we provide some of those experiences for you. These experiences and activities will truly make a Spring Break in Destin, FL that will be hard to forget.

When you reserve your vacation rental in Destin with Destin Palms, you can take advantage of an incredible perk we offer our guests. With our Xplorie VIP program, you can enjoy one free snorkeling trip, one free charter fishing trip, one free dolphin cruise, one round of golf, one free waterpark admission, and one free escape room session every day of your trip! Yes, every day you are a guest in one of our stunning vacation rentals, you can enjoy up to $350 worth of local activities per day! This is our way of saying thanks for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!

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

Free charter fishing excursions, the escape room, and golf are available year-round. The following activities operate for the specific times of the year: dolphin cruise March-October, snorkeling May – September, Big Kahunas Waterpark Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Live Well Credit

When staying with Destin Palms Vacations we also will give you a LiveWell30A credit to use at your disposal. When you book a stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will also receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs!

Shopping 

Shopping

In the need of some summer shopping while you’re here? Destin, FL has a great selection and variety of places to go to do just that. Maybe take a little break from the beach and go out shopping and a bite to eat.

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall 

Silver Sands Outlet Mall

Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods.  The outlet mall is conveniently located off US Highway 98, one mile west of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping, and a children’s play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues including Carrabba’s Italian Grill to fast-casual and grab-and-go options such as Panera Bread and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.

The Destin Commons 

The Destin Commons

Celebrating 15 years, The Destin Commons is an outdoor shopping center, that boasts 95+ stores and restaurants a Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, their award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally-owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater-themed bowling alley. Enjoy their newly renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!

Dining

Dining in Destin, FL

There are so many great food options! No one will go hungry in while on Spring Break in Destin, FL. There’s seafood, brunch, pizza, burgers, etc. to fulfill even the picky eater’s needs! A brunch favorite would be the local Donut Hole. Their menu is very reasonably priced and delicious. When you pull up to the parking lot, there will almost always be a line but don’t worry because they know how to get people in and out quickly. On your way out grab a homemade donut, pastry, or cake! When you are out for a quick lunch, give Merlin’s Pizza a try. They are known for their seafood pizza and they also do delivery. They are definitely a local favorite. When you want your seafood fix, AJ’s is always a good choice. The environment is upbeat and great. They also have a good view and delicious fresh gulf seafood.  There are SEVERAL other places among Destin, FL that you should try and you really can’t wrong with what you choose to eat.

To make your Spring Break or Summer accommodations contact Destin Palms Vacations, and we would be more than happy to plan your stay in Destin, FL.  Book your family’s Spring Break vacation today and receive up to 20% off your stay. We offer several beachfront condos and vacation homes in the Destin/Miramar Beach area, most of which offer access to a pool or hot tub so be sure to bring your swimsuit! USE PROMO CODE: SB2020 *Must mention special at time of booking. New reservations only. Stay must be between March 7th – April 4th, 2020.  Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

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

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

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