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Labor Day in Destin is Divine

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015

We were recently reminded that celebrating Labor Day in Destin, Florida is an annual tradition for many. The three-day weekend signifies the end of summer, and there is no better place to enjoy one last summer celebration than along the sugar white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast. Many guests tell us they plan their Labor Day trip to Destin each year for good reason. If they don't, they find themselves doing chores around the house instead of Continue reading

Explore Destin’s Rich History at the Destin History & Fishing Museum

Published on Monday, July 27, 2015

You already know that Destin is home to beautiful beaches and abundant fishing, but did you know that your favorite beach town’s rich heritage has been captured for you to explore? Celebrating its 10th year, the Destin History & Fishing Museum offers visitors an inside look into the people and history of The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. And it’s now bigger and better than ever. The museum’s new Historic Park Complex was introduced on Founder’s Continue reading

New Newman-Dailey Gift Card Amenity- Barefoot Pirates Treasure Quest

Published on Friday, July 17, 2015

One of the many benefits of staying in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental is using the Newman-Dailey Gift Card , good toward a free adult ticket at a variety of Destin attractions each day of your stay as well as free movie rentals. There are lots of fun things to do in Destin and the Newman-Dailey Gift Card features many, including Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, parasailing, Captain Nemo Dolphin Cruise, and a Destin Snorkel excursion, among others.   Continue reading

Register Now for Paddle at the Porch in Destin, August 15

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What do you get when you combine a long-time Destin favorite restaurant with one of the hottest new watersports? You get Paddle at the Porch, the Destin Chamber’s annual stand up paddleboard event held in the beautiful emerald waters behind The Back Porch, one of Destin’s most iconic restaurants. Now in its 4th year, Paddle at the Porch will feature a Kid’s Fun Race, a one-mile Recreational Race, a three-mile Recreational Race and a six-mile Elite Continue reading

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Destin Home

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015

If you are a homeowner preparing your home for sale in Destin , you’ll want to maximize its value to potential buyers without spending a lot of money in the process. It is a great time for real estate sales in Destin, South Walton and along Hwy 30A. Bob Vila, the guru of all things home related, offers these suggestions:   Deep Clean It almost seems too simple and obvious to matter, but the truth is that your home’s cleanliness is extremely important Continue reading

Gulfarium Salutes Shark Week, July 6-12

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This week is the Discovery Channel's shark week , which has many of our guests buzzing about these toothy marine creatures. While the movie, Jaws II, was filmed in and around Destin, Florida, sharks are really misunderstood predators of the sea. Therefore, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is celebrating these fascinating creatures with educational sessions, themed activities, specials and discounts all week long.  During the week kids can Continue reading

The Destin Real Estate Forecast is Heating Up

Published on Monday, July 6, 2015

When summer arrives and the weather heats up, all thoughts turn to the beach, and not just for vacation. The South Walton and Destin real estate markets saw positive gains in May, as evidenced by the market report provided by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors .   Walton County Real Estate Market Stats   In Walton County, single family home sales were up 19.3% over 2014, along with a 13% higher sales price. Prices may have been affected Continue reading

Fourth of July in Destin

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

Destin is the perfect place to be for the Fourth of July. With all American celebrations taking place all along the Emerald Coast, it is easy to feel patriotic and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s a quick round up of Destin 4th of July celebrations and fireworks displays:  July 3 Smoke on the Coast –Hosted by Destin Commons , the 5th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ and Fireworks Festival is fun for the whole family and includes free Continue reading

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