Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL- Destin Palms Vacations

After a long, cold winter we are all ready for some fun in the sun! If you are visiting for a Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL, then get ready for an incredible time! While Summer is one of the busiest times of the year, it is the most enjoyable for our vacationers. When you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL you can enjoy all the family-friendly activities, events, and attractions that Destin has to offer! Looking for a last minute beach getaway family vacation before the season is over? We still have vacation rental beach condos and beach houses available for the Summer, late Summer, and Labor Day weekend! Book your Destin vacation rental today, before it’s too late! Call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com

 

Just Keep Swimming!

Beach- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Long time, no SEA? We got you covered! Some of the best memories are made on the beach during the Summertime and this is the ultimate reason to visit us this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! The Gulf Coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With sugar white sand and emerald-green waters, the beach alone is a reason to shell-abrate! If you prefer to relax at the pool rather than be a beach bum, this is also a simple and great activity while on vacation. Nearly all rentals offer community or private pools for you to get right into vacation mode and make a splash!

 

Crab Island

Crab Island- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

One of the biggest staples on the Emerald Coast is Crab Island and this is a must when visiting this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! Crab Island is a sandbar located just South of Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Tourists and locals anchor their boats out and congregate every Summer to socialize, relax, listen to music, or whatever floats your boat! The sandbar is about waist- deep with calm waters so it is safe for even the smallest of swimmers. Crab Island is located in the middle of the gulf, so you cannot swim or walk there. In order to get to Crab Island, you must rent a boat, jet ski, or reserve a spot on a local water taxi. Be sure to check out our little slice of paradise this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL!

 

HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

The Harbor is the hub of all things fun when you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment that are fun for everyone- with delicious local restaurants, waterfront shopping, paddleboard, jet ski and pontoon rentals, parasailing, dolphin cruises, world-class fishing excursions and so much more! Not to mention HarborWalk Village hosts weekly firework shows, live music and events. See below for upcoming events you will not want to miss!

 

Fat Tuesday Celebration

Fat Tuesday Celebration-Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Tuesday starting June 1st, join HarborWalk Village for a Fat Tuesday Celebration! Get a feel of a mini mardi-gras with authentic floats, live music from a brass band and bead catching!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

All American Thursday’s

All American Thursday- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Thursday starting June 3rd, join HarborWalk Village for a boomin’ good time at All American Thursday! This weekly event offers a one-of-a-kind vintage airshow, hero salute, live entertainment and FIREWORKS!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

 

Rock The Docks

Rock the Docks- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Every Saturday starting June 5th, join HarborWalk Village for a free live concert under the stars at Rock the Docks!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

 

Baytowne Wharf

Baytowne Wharf - Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Another staple worth checking out when you visit this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL is The Village of Baytowne Wharf! Baytowne Wharf is known as the “heart and soul” of Miramar Beach/Sandestin, offering an array of water-front restaurants, retail stores, nightlife venues and more. During the Summer, Baytowne offers several weekly events that are a BLAST for all ages! Starting May 18th, turn your eyes to the sky and watch it light up with fireworks for Boomin’ Tuesday! This event takes place every Tuesday evening from 7:15-9:15 PM with fireworks holding the grand finale at 9:15 PM!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

 

 

Exciting Excursions

VIP Perks Destin Palms Vacations- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

When planning your itinerary this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL you will want to check out some of the amazing local excursions! Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer our guests several VIP perks as a way to thank you for staying with us. With our Xplorie program, you can enjoy one free pass to a dolphin cruise, water park, a round of golf, a fishing trip, snorkeling, an escape room every day of your trip! At Destin Palms, we want our guests to create lifelong memories while getting an amazing deal. Our VIP perks take the stress out of planning and allows one-person free admission! This way, you can spend more time relaxing by the beach during your hard-earned vacation. For FAQ’s visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities.

Below is more detailed descriptions of some of our Destin local excursions offered. 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

 

Big Kahuna’s Water Park

Big Kahuna's Water Park- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Make a splash this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL at Big Kahuna’s water park! Big Kahuna’s is the largest water park on the panhandle, offering over 40 different water slides, rides, lazy rivers and more! The water park also includes a kid’s play area with smaller rides, making this activity fun for all ages.

The park is located right off 98 at 1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541 and is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.
*Hours and days of operation may vary after the summer.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destin-palms.com/destin-big-kahunas-waterpark

 

Dolphin Cruise on The Sea Blaster

Sea Blaster- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Calling all dolphin lovers! If you have never experienced a dolphin cruise, then you are in for a treat this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! There is nothing quite like seeing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat, along with cruising around the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the fresh saltwater breeze makes for a truly magical experience. You can make your cruise even more amazing by booking a sunset cruise. Between wild pods of dolphins, cruising around the Gulf and sunsets, the Sea Blaster creates memories that you can cherish forever!

For more information, please visit:

 https://www.destin-palms.com/dolphin-tours

 

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Cast your luck in the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village this Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL! Yes, that is right. Destin has been known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village since the 50’s because of its booming fishing industry. The types of fish you can catch and keep vary by season, but you never go home empty handed! For first timers, you are in good hands with knowledgeable and experienced crew members abourd The Destin Princess and Destiny that are eager to assist. Deep Sea Fishing is a reel-y good time, so be sure to use one of your VIP passes to save money!

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destin-palms.com/fishing-in-destin

 

Live Well 30A

Live Well 30A- Summer Vacation 2021 in Destin, FL

Aside from excursions, at Destin Palms Vacations we also offer 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 more! Visit VACAYZEN, a partner of Live Well 30A, to redeem your credit after booking your stay. *Please note bike and golf cart rentals through Live Well 30A / VACAYZEN require at least a 3 day minimum rental for these items. Visit VACAYZEN.com for additional information or to reserve.

Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021

Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021

A friendly reminder to all you lovebirds out there, Valentine’s Day is this weekend! Romance comes in many forms, but most can agree that being on a gorgeous, quiet beach, watching the sunset with your loved one on Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021 in a vacation rental is extra special. Whether you want to take in a sunset  on the beach, spend a night on the town or enjoy dinner at some of the finest restaurants on the Emerald coast, Destin has you covered for the perfect weekend with your sweetheart!

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021- Destin Palms Vacations

 

Make your love story a memorable one this year by spending Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021.

We would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your vacation rental stay with us for your Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021 getaway, you will receive 20% off your stay using PROMO CODE WINTER 2021! Also, you will receive  FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and more! To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com. 

Use PROMO CODE: WINTER2020 to receive this offer. 

*Offer valid for new reservations only on select properties. Must mention special at time of booking. Stay must be between now – March 13th, 2021. Not valid with other offers or monthly rentals. Other restrictions may apply.

Valentine’s Day Cruise

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - Solaris Sunset Cruise

When you spend Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021, sail off into paradise with the one you love! Make this weekend one to remember by celebrating aboard the Solaris Yacht, one of the top-rated activities to do in Destin, FL!

SunQuest Cruises offers a combination of breathtaking views, a romanticized ambiance, and live music! Also, be sure to arrive with an appetite, this cruise includes a decadent three-course meal.

Your taste buds will fall in love by starting with a Tomato-Basil Soup with lump crab. After, enjoy entree choices including Bourbon Braised Short Rib, Plantain Crusted Grouper, Tomato & Basil Stuffed Chicken, Solaris Shrimp & Grits, or the Roosted Quinoa Bowl. End your meal on a sweet note with a delicious Red Velvet Cake. Rates start at $200 per couple, and $100 per additional guest.

*Reservations are required.

For more information, please visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/valentines-day-destin-florida/

 

Family Valentine’s Night Out at The Hub

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Hub on 30A

For those who need a vacation to the beach but were unable to snag a babysitter, no need to worry! Join The Hub in 30A for a family friendly, Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021!

The Hub will be offering kid’s craft making in the pavilion, live music, and wine tasting for the grownups on Saturday, February 13th!

On Sunday, February 14th The Hub will also be offering kid’s yoga in the morning and more live music in the evening.

For more information, please visit: https://hub30a.com/

 

Valentine’s Day Weekend Concert: Tony Sands

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Island

Dance the night away with your “Funny Little Valentine” this Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021!

The Island by Hotel RL will be hosting an unforgettable night with the greatest hits from Frank Sinatra by live performer, Tony Sands. Tony Sands has been performing Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits worldwide for more than 20 years, and for Valentine’s Day weekend he’s making a special stop at The Island for travelers and locals.

 *Attendees may also choose to enjoy a special three-course dinner that evening at Fish House.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.destinchamber.com/events/details/valentine-s-day-weekend-concert-featuring-frank-sinatra-tribute-tony-sands-45498

 

Valentine’s Day at the Crab Trap in Destin, FL

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Crab Trap

Enjoy a classic Destin staple this Valentine’s weekend!

Between the fresh seafood and breathtaking views, The Crab Trap Destin is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike.

 Enjoy the special 3-course dinner special and a champagne toast on the beach with the one you love!

For more information, please call (850) 654-2722 or visit:

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1330599903967836

 

Valentines Day Dinner at the Emerald Grande

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - Emerald Grande

When you visit for Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021, you might want to join the Emerald Grande!

Celebrate a romantic and relaxing dinner at the Grande Vista Bar & Grill, featuring a 3-course meal with two complimentary glasses of champagne.

*Reservations required and advised.

For more information, please call (850) 424-0621 or visit: https://bit.ly/2YNx82P

 

A Dinner to Die For! Murder Mystery Dinner

Valentine's Day in Destin 2021 - The Palms Bistro

Looking to do something different this Valentine’s Day in Destin 2021?! Look no further!

You and your other half can work as a team and bust out your inner detective because The Palms Bistro will be hosting an interactive murder mystery dinner!

Dinner and interactive entertainment INCLUDED! Seating is limited. Order your tickets now! All tickets include a full meal provided by the venue. Bar service also available.

*Menu to be posted when available.

Show opens at 6:30pm for seating and mingling with guests and characters, with show scheduled to start at approximately 7:00pm. LIMITED SEATING, so larger parties should arrive early.

Call (850) 207-7115 for any questions regarding this event

Tickets available in link below!

www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-to-die-for-valentines-murder-mystery-dinner-palms-of-destin-tickets-133265716345

 

Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Destin Snowbird Activities 2021

As the snow begins to fall in the North, here in Destin, Florida the sun is still shining, so it’s no wonder our snowbird friends flock south every winter to get their dose of vitamin D!

If you haven’t made your “Snowbird plans” then consider Destin, FL your second home for a few months. Not only do we have beautiful places to stay but also a ton of fun Destin snowbird activities 2021!

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are happy to help make those accommodations for you and set you up for the warm winter you deserve! 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 more! To #BookDirect with us visit: Destin-Palms.com 

To find available snowbird properties on our website visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/2021-snowbird-rentals-available

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

Replace the White Snow with White Sand

Destin Palms Vacations- Snowbird activities 2021

Snow is beautiful but the white sand here in Destin looks just like snow, only we have one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the sun to go with it!

The beach is definitely the biggest attraction for tourists and locals alike, and one of the best Destin snowbird activities 2021 is simply enjoying the beach. From sunsets, to sunrises nothing says serene like a walk down the beach while the warm air surrounds you. During the winter months here in Destin, you can avoid large crowds and traffic which is another bonus for our snowbirds!

If you want to take a dip, the gulf may be a bit too cold to swim in but nearly all condo’s and vacation rentals in the area offer heated pools for you to enjoy.

If you want to enjoy activities outside of the beach, we got you covered there too!

Dolph-Fun

Destin Palms Vacations- Dolphin Cruises

It’s safe to say you probably don’t see too many dolphins in the North, so this could be a fun Destin snowbird activity 2021!

Where there’s dolphins, you can guarantee a great time! Head over to the Destin Harbor and hop on a dolphin cruise where you can sit back, relax, and watch as these majestic mammals ride the waves.

If boats are not your thing, no need to worry! You can still visit Flipper and friends at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, located on Okaloosa Island (approx. 10 miles West of Destin). The Gulfarium has been bringing smiles and laughs to locals and visitors alike for over 60 years! You will not want to miss the amazing dolphin and sea lion shows, and you can get educated on Marine life by the informative staff.

There is so much more to be seen and experienced here in Destin, home of the magnificent dolphins!

Tee-rific Golfing on the Gulf

When visiting Destin this season, dust off your clubs because a round of golf is a great Destin snowbird activity 2021Golfing in Destin is perfect in the winter because of the weather, which is typically in the 60’s-70’s so you won’t break too much of a sweat!

There a ton of gorgeous courses here in Destin and this tends to be a favorite among snowbirds.Some of the more popular courses in the area are Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Emerald Bay, Sandestin Golf Resort & much more!

Emerald Coast Events

Want to spend your snowbird staycation doing something unique and memorable? There are several fun events going on in the area as well, check out some options below!

Beginner Wheel Throwing Classes – Thursdays Jan/Feb

Destin Palms Vacations- Wheel Throwing Class

Get crafty with this 6-week clay shaping class!

 The class is an introduction to the fundamental wheel-working skills used for shaping clay, intended for adults with little to no experience.

Students (ages 18+) will begin with learning basic techniques of centering clay, throwing cylinder forms on the wheel, trimming and glazing. The class will also cover altering and decorating thrown forms.

When you register for a 6 week course, you will receive a 25lb. bag of clay, full use of our range of glazes, firing of finished pieces and use of the studio during class time. Additional clay may be purchased from J.Leon Gallery + Studio.

To sign up & get more information, please visit: https://jleongallery.com/…/beginner-wheel-throwing…/

Winter Wonderland at Baytowne Wharf

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne Winter Wonderland

For those who may get homesick, Baytowne is bringing you a little piece of up North!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow! Sip hot cocoa, make snow angels, hit the ice rink, and enjoy a day of frosty fun! This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Emerald Coast Theatre Presents – Florida Girl

Destin Palms Vacations- Florida Girls

Head to Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach for a live theatrical show held by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company!

Florida Girls takes place in Crestview, Florida, circa 1965 and focuses on the upheaval in a middle-class family when two sisters compete in a high-school beauty pageant.  Written by celebrated local playwright Nancy Hasty, this comedy is sure to deliver on laughs, heart and lots of local charm.

For more information and tickets, please visit: https://www.destinchamber.com/events/details/emerald-coast-theatre-presents-florida-girl-45120

32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

Destin Palms Vacations- 32nd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival

For those snowbirds who will be in town still this February, you won’t want to miss the 32nd annual gumbo fest! This event will be held at the Village of Baytowne wharf on February 19th and 20th, and if you  are a food fanatic this will be a fun and unique event to attend!

Kick-off Party | Friday, Feb. 19th | 5-7pm
Kick-off the weekend with a delicious Baytowne seafood boil at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille. Purchase plate at door. More details to come.
Main Event | Saturday, Feb. 20th | 12-4pm
Gulf Coast restaurants will be featuring their top secret recipes! Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo! What’s your favorite– dark or light roux? chicken & sausage? seafood? Then, vote for your favorite for the “People’s Choice Award.” Local celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Enjoy live music and family entertainment.
Back this year, Best Bloody Mary’s at The Beach! Taste some of the finest bars’ and restaurants’ Bloody Marys on the coast AND you’re the judge! Vote for your favorite and help them win the title of “Best Bloody Mary at The Beach”!
This year’s event is promising to serve up fun for everyone.
EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.
This Event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids!
Visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com for tickets and event details.

New Years Eve in Destin 2021

New Years Eve in Destin 2021

Grab the champagne, sparklers, and party hats because it is finally time to kiss 2020 goodbye! If you are looking to plan a quick getaway to bring in the new year, then consider spending New Years Eve in Destin 2021. This blog will highlight NYE events going on in the area so you can lay 2020 to rest, which is something to celebrate!

Destin Palms Vacations - New Years Eve in Destin 2021

If you are still looking for last-minute accommodations for when you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, 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 20% 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.

Baytowne Countdown 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- Baytowne NYE

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you will not want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s celebration! Ring in the New Year and end 2020 with a bang, with two breathtaking fireworks shows at 8pm & midnight. Bring the whole family and enjoy the family friendly evening from 5pm-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and live music! Finish off the family friendly evening with the first fireworks display at 8pm. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from 7pm until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage and end the night with another firework show when the ball drops!

*21 & over after 10pm. 20 & Under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10pm

For more information, please visit:  https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

New Year’s Eve at HarborWalk Village

Destin Palms Vacations- Harborwalk Village

When you celebrate New Years Eve in Destin 2021, you might want to ring in the New Year and celebrate at the Destin Harbor! Pop some bubbly and enjoy an early performance by Flash Flood at 7:00 pm on the main stage and an 8:00 pm fireworks show! Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes ready because Atlanta’s hottest party band, the A-Town A-List, hits the stage at 9:30 pm performing covers of all your favorite songs.

The night will end with midnight fireworks to start 2021!

**Free Event. No reservations or tickets required!

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

NYE at the Palms!

Destin Palms Vacations- The Palms Bistro NYE

The Palms Bistro + Palms of Destin Resort are excited to host an incredible night of lasting memories! Dress in your absolute best attire. Shake the dust off that dress or suit you’ve been waiting to wear!

Listed below are the ticket details:

GENERAL ADMISSION
$15
Champagne Toast
Midnight Breakfast Buffet
Access to both music venues

PREMIUM
$55
Reserved Table for Ron Adams or Reserved Patio Lounge for DJ ROHM
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Champagne Toast
Party Favors

VIP ALL – ACCESS
$95
Access to ALL three entertainment venues
Reserved Table in the Bistro for Ron Adams or VIP Patio for DJ ROHM
Premium seating for the Magic Show
VIP Breakfast
VIP Carving Station
Bottle of Champagne
Party Favors

***Please specify which venue you would like your reserved table. Ron Adams in the Bistro or VIP Patio in the Good Vibes Bar for DJ ROHM*

MAGIC SHOW
$30
Admission to the Royal Ballroom Magic Show ONLY

Private bar and tapas available for purchase

Tickets bought together will be seated together!

Premium Bottle Service available throughout the night.

Free parking!

Tables not claimed by 10:30pm will be released. Breakfast buffet will be served at midnight, available right after the champagne toast. Free champagne toast and breakfast buffet included with each ticket. Cheers to surviving 2020 and welcoming in a NEW year!

For more information, please visit: https://thepalmsofdestinbistro.com/events

 

New Year’s Eve Destin Dinner Cruise

Destin Palms Vacations- sunquest yacht dinner cruise

Leave 2020 in your wake aboard the 125′ Solaris Yacht this New Year’s Eve! “Seas” the night and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris, cruising from the Baytowne Marina.

Exclusively for guests 21+, this New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Destin, FL includes a five-course dinner, live entertainment, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and of course a spectacular fireworks display.

Reservations are available online – https://bit.ly/3hhjvk4

Each guest (21+) is $165 to include:
– 4.5 Hour Dinner Cruise
– 5 Course Chef-Prepared Dinner
– Live Entertainment
– Party Favors
– Midnight Champagne Toast
– Unobstructed views of fireworks from the open-air Sky Deck

Add a Guaranteed Window Table for $75. (Only one window table is needed for groups up to 10 guests.) Window Tables are limited.

 

For more information, please visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/new-years-eve-destin-fireworks-dinner-cruise/

 

5th Annual Pelican Plunge 2021

Destin Palms Vacations- The 5th Annual Pelican Plunge

BRR! Lay 2020 to rest & celebrate 2021 with a plunge into the Gulf at The Boardwalk’s 5th Annual Pelican Plunge! Be freezin’ for a reason with this unique activity because  100% of proceeds directly support the children of The Emerald Coast Foundation…IT’S FOR THE KIDS!!

On January 1, 2021 the Pelican Plunge opens at 10:30 am for check-in and the pre-plunge good time gathering.

Participants will warm-up with hot cocoa and coffee before the plunge, secure raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes and get their nerves ready for an exhilarating dip into the Gulf.

At 11:30 am all participants will line up near the water and a countdown to the official “Plunge” will take place before the mad dash into the Gulf.

Directly after, the post-plunge socially spaced, good time gathering, New Year festivities begin with a free warm gumbo, DJ, awesome raffle prizes, unbelievable New Year’s Day drink specials, and tons of New Year’s Day fun! This has become the “must attend” New Year’s Day event along the Emerald Coast! Pre-register for only $21 and experience the all-inclusive Pelican Plunge and Party fun.

 If the life’s gets away from you, don’t fret, you can still take the plunge and register the day-of for a $25 day of fee. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF … ITS FOR THE KIDS!

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT ONLINE WAIVER BEFORE PLUNGING. Click the link to access, and sign the on-line waiver: https://bit.ly/3llCV8z

For more information, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pelican-plunge-tickets-129388934787

 

Visit Destin for Winter Break 2020

Visit Destin for Winter Break 2020

Winter Break 2020- Destin

 

‘Tis the “sea-son” to start planning for Winter Break and Destin might be the perfect place to consider visiting! Although the Emerald Coast is most known as a Spring Break and Summer destination, Winter is just as beautiful here in Destin, FL! With less crowds, beaches white as snow and holiday events that create lifelong memories, this blog will explain why you should visit Destin for Winter Break 2020.

Destin Palms Vacations- Winter Special Promo 2020

If you plan to visit Destin for Winter Break 2020 and need accommodations, then stay with Destin Palms Vacations. You can book your stay here with us this Winter or Holiday for up to 20% OFF! Use promo code: WINTER2020 when booking online. Visit Destin-Palms.com/specials. Also, we will give you FREE VIP passes to activities in the area like deep-sea fishing, 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 more! *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.

Have yourself a Sandy Little Christmas

Beach- Winter Break in Destin

You can still dream of a “White Christmas” when you visit Destin for Winter Break 2020, just replace the snow and ice with white, sandy beaches! Hang up your scarves and coats because the average temperature in Destin during the month of December is in the 60’s, making it the perfect weather to sing “Baby, it’s warm outside”. Destin is also known for beautiful beach photo op’s, so grab your Santa hats and antlers for fun and unique Christmas card photos. This is a great way to keep memories that last a lifetime!

Holly, Jolly Winter Events

Christmas Events - Winter Break Destin

When you visit Destin for Winter Break 2020, be prepared to get into the holiday spirit because the Emerald Coast knows how to deck the palms! Whether it is ice skating, Christmas parades, or attending a holiday concert, Destin is nothing short of magical during the most wonderful time of the year!

The 34th Annual Destin Boat Parade

Destin Boat Parade- Winter Break

Here in Destin, we love boats, so it is no surprise that one of the biggest events of the holiday season is the annual boat parade! This is an event you will not want to miss if you choose to visit Destin for Winter Break 2020.
The boat parade will take place on Sunday, December 13th at 6pm and is fun for all ages. Watch as boats of all sizes are decorated and lit up with Christmas cheer along the Destin Harbor, this event also includes a firework show!
For more information, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Wednesday Night Concert Series and Visits with Santa at Baytowne Wharf

Baytowne Wharf Concert Series - Winter Break Destin

We hope everyone made the nice list this year because Santa is coming to town! Every Wednesday this December, Baytowne Wharf will be playing your favorite holiday classics at the Wednesday Night Concert Series!
Each concert will include visits from Santa and a festive choreographed light show to get everyone into holiday spirit.
Live Music Schedule:
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd | Opus One
Wednesday, Dec. 9th | Fort Walton Beach High School Chorus
Wednesday, Dec. 16 | Matt McCarty Band
For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Holiday on the Harbor

Harbor Walk Village Holiday on the harbor- Winter Break Destin

Santa is extra busy this year so if you are unable to visit him at Baytowne Wharf on Wednesdays, no need to yell Bah Humbug! Come down to HarborWalk Village every Saturday and Sunday from November 28th to December 20th to enjoy a visit with ol’ St. Nick!
Visiting hours are from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Plus, you will receive a FREE 4×6 photo and $1 will be donated to Panhandle Animal Welfare Society for each letter written to Santa!
For more information, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrande.com/events-3/

Baytowne On Ice

Baytowne on ice- Winter Break Destin

Dust off those skates and hold on for “deer” life this holiday season at Baytowne on Ice! For those visiting from colder climates, ice skating will make you feel right at home with this classic holiday tradition.
The ice rink is open October 26th-January 31st with various hours.
For more information, please visit: https://www.baytownewharf.com/what_to_do.php

Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches OPEN!

Destin Vacation Rentals & Beaches NOW OPEN!

Destin Beaches and Vacation Rentals Now Open

Yes, the rumors are true, beaches as well as the vacation rentals in Destin, FL are OPEN! We are just as excited as you are to hear that wonderful news. It seems like one more step closer to our new “normal”. They are open with social distancing practices still in place. The only activities prohibited at this moment is groups of more than 10 and must remain 6ft apart.

While you are staying with us, it is important to know what may or may not be open as well as to what capacity they are serving customers. Currently, we are in “Full Phase 1” which consists of:

  • Restaurants and food establishments to serve patrons at indoor seating up to 50% of the establishment’s seating capacity.
  • Excluding employees; in-store retail sales establishments to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy.
  • Museums and libraries to operate at 50% of the building’s occupancy
  • Gyms and fitness centers to operate up to 50% of the building’s occupancy with social distancing measures in effect for classes and sufficient sanitation supplies provided for a patron’s self-cleaning of surfaces and machines following each use.

If you would like more information on “Full Phase One”, you may visit: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/emergency/ 

Even though beaches and vacation rentals are open in Destin, FL area (this includes Okaloosa County and Walton County), there are some guidelines we do have to follow to obey the state as well as the county’s ordinances. If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Walton County, all visitors are expected to follow Florida Executive orders 20-86 and orders 20-82, and individuals and rental agencies will refrain from accepting reservations from COVID 19 hot spots including the declared by the Governors orders for the following states; NY, NJ, CT, and LA, for the next 45 days (expected to lift July 3rd, 2020).  If you are looking to book a vacation rental in Okaloosa County, reservations from areas identified by Governor DeSantis as high risk, through Executive Orders (currently EO 20-82 New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and EO 20-86 Louisiana) must be for periods longer than the quarantine period (14 days) established in that Order by the Governor. Guests occupying those vacation rentals must adhere to the quarantine restrictions or be subject to established criminal and civil penalties.

While all this may seem confusing at the moment, we are making sure to keep all our guests up to date the best we can to make finding a vacation rental in Destin, FL a little easier.

Since vacation rentals in Destin, FL are open we are accepting new reservations to kick off this Summer and we can’t wait to have everyone back! When you book a stay 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 up to a $200 Live Well 30A credit to use towards 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

 

For additional information on COVID-19 updates and your vacation with Destin Palms Vacations visit: Destin-Palms.com/covid-19-updates

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL 2020

Local Wine Festivals in Destin, FL

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

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

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

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

34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival | Grand Tasting

Sandestin Wine Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

2020 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL 2020

Spring Break in Destin, FL

 

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

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

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

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

Our Beaches and the Welcoming Atmosphere

Destin Beaches

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

Attractions

City of Destin

 

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

Crab Island 

Crab Island

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

The Jetties 

 

The jetties

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

The HarborWalk

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

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

Excursions 

FREE VIP Perks

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

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

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

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

Live Well Credit

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

Shopping 

Shopping

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

The Silver Sands Outlet Mall 

Silver Sands Outlet Mall

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

The Destin Commons 

The Destin Commons

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

Dining

Dining in Destin, FL

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

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

Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL 2020

Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL 2020

Valentine's Day in Destin, FL

It is officially the week of Valentine’s Day and love will soon fill the air on this special occasion. There is no other place to spend a romantic getaway then Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL! There is so much going on that it will be hard to choose. Whether it’s having a nice meal at one of our many famous restaurants or taking a stroll on the beach, we have it all! The blog is going to lay out some great ideas of what you could do this weekend to help narrow done your choices.

There is nothing more romantic than planning a spontaneous getaway to spend Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL. If you are interested in doing something like that, we would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your stay with us for your Valentine’s getaway, you will get 30% off your stay! You can also speak with a knowledgeable local reservationist who knows our area and can take care of any questions or concerns directly. Also, you will receive  FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

Take in a Sunset! 

Sunset in Destin, FL

Luckily, the weather is looking perfect for Valentine’s Day! You will need to take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect during sunset with your special person while taking a stroll along our baby powder-soft sand and admire our beautiful water. A sunset during Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL will make your trip unforgettable and truly special.

Valentine’s Day Cruise 

Valentine's Day Cruise

Celebrate Valentines Day in Destin, FL aboard the Solaris Yacht! Rated the top thing to do in Destin, FL, SunQuest Cruises combines a luxurious yacht with decadent meals, sweeping views, romantic ambiance, and live music. For the most unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration in Destin FL, guests can dine, dance and cruise under the stars on SunQuest Cruises’ special Valentine’s Dinner Cruises. Experience romance between the sea and sky on two Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing Cruises. The SOLARIS yacht will embark on an unforgettable Valentine’s in Destin on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7 – 10 pm. as well as Saturday, February 15 from 5 – 8 pm for a sunset dinner cruise. The romantic and memorable evening includes a three-hour cruise, three-course dinner, and live entertainment. Please note, the Valentine’s Day cruises are for guests 18+ only. A nice romantic cruise is a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL.

For more information on how to make a reservation and to view their menu, visit: https://sunquestcruises.com/valentines-day-destin-restaurant-dinner-cruise-2020/

Valentine’s Dinner at the Royal Palm Grille 

Valentines Dinner at Royal Palm Grille

Exceptional food, a full-service bar, and outside dining with an exquisite view of the beach are just a few of the things that make dining at the Royal Palm Grille a remarkable experience. It’s a modern and fun destination for dining, drinks, and socializing in Destin, Florida. Enjoy their exciting menu selections for any palette from their Award-Winning Executive Chef, Mark Hall and Sushi Chef, Arnel Papa. Bring your special someone for dinner at Royal Palm Grille for Valentine’s Day! Royal Palm Grille will have a special menu available between 5pm-9 pm for $38 per person and reservations are recommended! You will be able to enjoy a great meal with a wonderful view of the beach.

Valentine’s Dinner at Boathouse Oyster Bar

Valentine's Day at Boathouse Oyster Bar

The Boathouse Oyster Bar is one of Destin’s best-kept secrets. Located on the Destin Harbor, the Boathouse offers anything from seafood to burgers and salads with a water view. Come visit them to see why we have been a Destin favorite and voted Best Oysters and Gumbo for the past 30 years. You can also celebrate your Valentine’s Day with them!

Dinner for 2 is $95 and that comes with:
– 2 Cups of Miss Wanda’s Gumbo
– 1/2lb of Sauteed Crab Claws
– 2 Entrees of 6oz Prime Rib, 2 Snow Crab clusters served with garlic butter, new potatoes, collard greens, corn on the cob, and toast points.
– Bushwhacker Pie Dessert
– 2 bottled beers OR 2 glasses of wine/champagne

If you’re single, join them later in the evening for live music and a party. The Shakedown will be on stage at 8pm!

For more information visit: http://boathouseoysterbardestin.com/

Valentine’s Day at the Crab Trap in Destin, FL

Valentine's Day at the Crab Trap

Tucked away on Florida’s Scenic Highway 98, The Crab Trap Destin is a staple in the lives of both tourists and locals. With unparalleled views of the snowy white beaches of the Emerald Coast, The Crab Trap offers a wide variety of menu options including Fresh Seafood, signature Hot Crab Dip and daily specials ranging from Bronzed Grouper or Grilled Filet to Alaskan Crab Legs. Have picky eaters to please? The Crab Trap is ready for you with a menu just for kids and a special treat they get to keep.

You can spend your Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL with them also! You can Celebrate LOVE at your favorite beach in Destin! Enjoy their Valentine’s Day 3-Course Specials, Champagne Toast, or regular Crab Trap menu. After dinner, just hop down to the beach to unwind and enjoy the rest of the evening.

To learn more visit: https://www.crabtrapdestin.com/destin

If you need accommodations this Valentine’s Day in Destin, FL we would love to help you plan your trip here at Destin Palms Vacations. When you book your stay with us for your Valentine’s getaway, you will get 30% off your stay! You can also speak with a knowledgeable local reservationist who knows our area and can take care of any questions or concerns directly. Also, you will receive  FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day 2020

#BookDirect Day

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

Also, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are dedicated to getting our clients the best value and making sure they have the best experience while staying in Destin, FL. We are family-owned and operated as well as centrally located in Destin at Majestic Sun ‘B’ Building in Seascape Resort, should our guests need anything. All of our reservationists, marketing, and maintenance working together in house and are very well acquainted with each of our properties.  Also, we will give you FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. To learn more or to book your stay call (850)270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com.

#BookDirect Top 10!

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

The Meaning Behind #BookDirect

#bookdirect

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

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

Get All The Perks You Can Get!

FREE VIP Perks

When travelers speak directly with the owner/property manager, they will be the first to find out about special offers, discounts or exclusive deals. For example, here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer all our guests FREE passes to activities in the area like snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, golf, and more EVERY DAY of your stay! When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for condos or $200 credit for houses to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! *Some restrictions may apply. The property managers will also be able to assist those with certain needs such as handicap accessible features or help those that may need pet-friendly accommodations.

Current Specials & Offers

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