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Top Sushi Restaurants in Destin, Florida

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Destin, Florida is renowned for its fresh seafood. As such, there are many local seafood restaurants that offer grilled, fried, and battered seafood options, but what about sushi? Read below to see some of the best sushi spots in Destin, Florida:  ‌ Wagyu (McGuire's Japanese Sushi & Steaks) McGuire’s  is a well-known name in Destin. Locals have gone, or at the very least know someone who has gone to this establishment. Continue reading

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Announces 2024 Spring Concerts in Village

Published on Monday, March 25, 2024

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces the lineup for the 2024 Spring Concerts in the Village performed at the Dugas Pavilion in the heart of Destin, Florida. The 12-week series features some of the most talented tribute bands in the country as well as original artists such as the Soul Songstress Haley Reinhart and Rocker Mitch Malloy, former lead vocalist of Great White (2018-2022). Concerts are held every Thursday in April and May. Continue reading

Best Local Coffee Shops In Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, February 16, 2024

When in Destin, do as the locals do. Sure, there’s always a Starbuck’s nearby, but why not support a local Destin coffee shop and hang out with the local residents. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite 30A and Destin Coffee Shops, including new openings and long-time favorites.   East Pass Coffee Company A Destin original, (literally), East Past Coffee Company opened in March 2020 by Mackenzie Destin along with her husband Continue reading

Things To Do With Your Dog In Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, June 2, 2023

We know that your dog is an important member of the family, and when it’s time for your annual beach vacation, it’s hard to leave the furriest member of your family behind. Great news! Destin is dog-friendly. Here we answer your questions and share the top things to do with your dog when visiting Destin, Florida.   Can you bring your dog on the beach in Destin? Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the area’s beaches, however Continue reading

2023 Concerts in the Village Features Live Music Every Thursday

Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

The wildly popular, family-friendly, concert series runs through June 22. Held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Cultural Arts Village in Destin, FL, the 10-concert live music series will feature premier regional and national musicians and bands performing everything from classic rock, reggae, and disco to modern pop. Plan to bring a beach chair, towel or picnic blanket and relax on the lush lawn while being entertained by talented musicians presenting... Continue reading

Destin, Florida Is Home to One of the Best Beaches In U.S. in TripAdvisor Best List

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Sure, locals claim it, but it’s always nice to have outside sources name our beaches as the best in the nation. Recently, Henderson Beach State Park was named one of the best beaches in the U.S. on the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Best Beaches List. The list, which is based on reviews and ratings collected over the past 12 months, is decided by real travelers from all over, sharing real opinions and stories. Among the Top 25 Beaches in Continue reading

Top 8 Things We Love About Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, February 10, 2023

Destin, Florida is a popular vacation destination. As locals, we appreciate the special benefits we receive from living along Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Here are our top 8 reasons why we love Destin, Florida:  1. The Weather Destin enjoys a mild year-round climate with summers in the high 80s and cool winter days in the 60s and 70s.  Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 88°F and is rarely Continue reading

What Others Are Saying About Beachside Inn On Google

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

We are excited to be back open after our extensive renovation. Our upgraded guest rooms have been a hit with our guests, bringing comfort, convenience, and a modern coastal style, while celebrating Destin’s rich fishing history. Accented with a warm color palate, each room features historic photographs of locals and visitors enjoying the coastal lifestyle and fishing traditions. Upgrades in each room include new LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring... Continue reading

Beachside Inn In Destin, Florida Reopens After A Four-Month Renovation

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022

We’re excited to announce that Destin’s beloved Beachside Inn has reopened after a four-month renovation. With its freshly painted exterior, refreshed rooms, and updated pool deck, the popular spot for family beach vacations just got better!  Located at the gateway to Crystal Beach, Beachside Inn has been transformed into a modern coastal Inn while still embodying its original roadside charm.  The upgraded guest rooms reflect Continue reading

Destin Little Adventures Offer Customized Experiences For Families

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022

Destin has created customizable adventure packages that filter by age, price, location or duration, providing Bite-sized little adventures for the whole family. With more than 20 miles of coastline, plus protected bays and bayous, the best way to explore Destin, Florida is on the water. Coined the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” Destin is popular with anglers, but it also ranks high for watersports and nature activities as well Continue reading

2022 Gulf Red Snapper Season Opens June 19

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Exciting news for anglers! The 2022 Gulf Red Snapper Summer Season has been extended to 57 days this year and will open on June 17 and run consecutively through July 31, 2022. This will be the longest combined season that has ever been available! In addition, Snapper Season will include a Fall Gulf Red Snapper Season, which includes 12 additional days, including Veteran’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving. Due to the popularity of Gulf Red Snapper Continue reading

Easter Brunches In South Walton and Destin 2022

Published on Friday, April 15, 2022

We are excited to welcome families to the beach for Easter celebrations during this holiday week. For those who are interested in leaving the cooking to someone else, we've gathered a list of some of our favorite South Walton and Destin restaurants serving Easter Brunch.  AJ’s -   AJ's Restaurants , AJ's Destin, AJ's Grayton Beach, and AJ's On The Bayou, are hosting Easter Brunch, Bottomless Mimosas, and a visit from the Easter Bunny Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Spring 2022

Published on Friday, February 25, 2022

We recently hosted our bi-annual Beach Memories Contest. It’s a joy sharing our guests’ experiences, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, firsts and much more! Hundreds of travelers shared their favorite memories from their last Destin vacation for a chance to win a vacation stay at the newly remodeled Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach. After reviewing the most endearing stories of guests’ special memories at the Continue reading

Beachside Inn Ranked #1 in Destin According to TripAdvisor Reviewers

Published on Monday, September 20, 2021

One of the joys of staying at Beachside Inn is its premier location in the heart of the quaint Crystal Beach neighborhood in Destin, Florida. Located just steps from the beach, our guests have discovered the joy of our on-site team and 100% performance guarantee, fresh-baked breakfast bread upon arrival, and Camille’s Sidewalk Café for fresh homemade breakfast and lunch daily. But don’t just take our word for it! TripAdvisor reviewers Continue reading

Watching the Storm - Ida Slated to Make Landfall in Louisiana

Published on Friday, August 27, 2021

Like everyone along the Gulf Coast, we're monitoring Tropical Storm Ida, which is strengthening in the Caribbean Sea forecasted to make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday night (8/29)/Monday morning (8/30).  Our thoughts and prayers are with our western neighbors and our extended family of friends and guests who live in this area. We have availability for those who wish to move out of the storm's path and stay with us in Destin, Florida. A hurricane Continue reading

Fourth of July Events in Destin and South Walton 2022

Published on Friday, July 2, 2021

Happy Fourth of July! It’s a thrill to celebrate our nation’s independence and it’s even more fun when you’re at the beach. Looking for fun things to do for your independence day 2022 celebration? Here’s our suggestions depending on where you’re staying. Events Near 30A Vacation Rentals (including Sanctuary at Redfish) 4th of July Parade (Grayton Beach) July 4, 8 a.m. Starting at The Red Bar Come Continue reading

Join the Food for Thought Food Drive and Spread Love to Local Students

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Join Newman-Dailey Resort Properties in Fighting Childhood Hunger by participating in the Food for Thought - Food Drive and earn a chance to win a FREE 3-day/2-night stay in a Destin vacation rental! The team at Newman-Dailey is passionate about serving our community and we think our guests and clients might like to join us in this effort. If you agree, we invite you to Vacation Forward and spread love to our community by supporting area students Continue reading

Concerts in the Village Continues through June

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

We are so excited to be welcoming back LIVE music. One of our favorite local traditions is Concerts in the Village each spring/summer season. Hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Village (next to Home Depot on Commons Drive), the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings in a variety of talented musicians and bands for Thursday night concerts at sunset on the green. The large open-air venue allows for social distancing and provides a vibrant setting for musicians... Continue reading

Best Yoga in Destin

Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

While the beach has naturally calming qualities, sometimes it’s nice to reach a deeper level of calm and relaxation. For those seeking the best yoga classes in the Destin area both in-studio and on the beach, we’ve gathered our staff’s top picks for Yoga in Destin. We’ve divided our list by coastal community (east to west) to help you find the yoga experience that is near your vacation rental home. We hope you enjoy exploring Continue reading

Beachside Inn Guests Celebrate its Premier Location as City Expands Crystal Shores Beach Access

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021

Destin, Florida is renowned for its soft white sand beaches and deciding the where to stay along the Emerald Coast’s sandy shores can be a challenge. Many families have discovered the joys of staying at the Beachside Inn, a charming 20-room Inn just steps from the beach. Beachside Inn – A Family Favorite It’s a long-time favorite due to the colorful, comfortable rooms located just steps from the beach. Guests are greeted with a loaf Continue reading

5 Things You Can Do in Destin, FL That Will Make Your Trip Special

Published on Monday, March 22, 2021

The Emerald Coast of Florida, which runs along the Gulf of Mexico for 24 miles, is known for its sugar-white sand beaches. For spectacular beaches that are consistently voted among the best in the country, as well as some of the best fishing in the world, look no further than Destin, Florida. It has been called the "Crown Jewel of the Emerald Coast" and the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village." If you're looking for things to do in Destin to keep yourself... Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Launches Flights from Destin Fort-Walton Beach Airport for Destin Vacations

Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Southwest Airlines® is now offering direct flights to the Destin-Fort-Walton Beach Airport. Southwest Airlines travelers will now be able to fly into Valpariso (VPS) just 30 minutes from downtown Destin. Flights begin May 2021 for late spring and summer beach travel to  Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport  (VPS). The initial flight schedule has launched and is now available for purchase on  Southwest.com. DESTIN/FT. WALTON Continue reading

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Destin

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The most romantic day of the year is approaching and we thought it was the perfect time to share our list of the most romantic things to in Destin, Florida to help our guests create a romantic Destin vacation. These ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a romantic escape any time of the year.  Plan a stay during February and enjoy $25 off per night up to 4 nights (up to $100 savings). Click here for details.  Sunset on the beach Continue reading

Christmas on the Coast 2020

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020

While this year has been anything but normal, we’re not going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays along the Emerald Coast. For those considering a holiday getaway to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities to celebrate while staying safe. Here are our top festive holiday events for 2020: Jolly Jubilee 2020 at Destin Commons A series of holiday happenings will take Continue reading

The Best Place to Go Biking in Destin, Florida - Scenic Highway 98

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020

One of our favorite Destin activities for social distancing is bike riding. Sanitize the handlebars and head out for fun! Rent bikes from one of the area’s bike rental companies, including Rent Gear Here or La Dolce Vita, and hit the trails.  The best place for biking in Destin is along Scenic Highway 98 (aka Scenic Gulf Drive), which offers a paved path that is perfect for biking. The path runs adjacent to the beach and there are lots Continue reading

Celebrating American Craft Beer Week with Local Destin Brews

Published on Friday, May 15, 2020

It’s American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) and as part of the nationwide celebration of small and independent U.S. craft breweries, we’re celebrating by featuring a craft beer from three of our favorite local breweries in the Destin area. Join the celebration and support independent brewery businesses by giving and enjoying the gift of craft beer and next time you're enjoying a Destin vacation, consider trying one of these delicious local Continue reading

When Life Serves Lemons – Make A Lemon Drop Martini in Destin

Published on Friday, May 8, 2020

We know our extended family of staff, guests, owners, and clients are feeling the strain from COVID-19. If it feels like life is serving lemons, we recommend making a lemon drop martini! In fact, there are all kinds of delicious citrus delicacies that can be made out of lemons. Here are some of our favorite recipes for creating lemon treats at the beach. Drink: Lemon Drop Martini One of our favorite uses of lemon is in a cocktail. For today’ Continue reading

Homemade Margaritas & Take Out - We're Still Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Destin

Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Happy Cinco De Mayo! We're not letting social distancing stop our Cinco de Mayo celebration in Destin. The “new norm” simply means we are doing things a little differently this year. Since we have been staying at home, we're celebrating with homemade margaritas and "take out" from our favorite restaurants.  First and foremost, a margarita is the perfect way to start the celebration. As part of our Dailey Happy Hour, we’ve got Continue reading

Corona Virus Update - South Walton and Destin Beaches Re-Open May 1

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2020

As promised, we want our “Dailey Insiders” to the be the first to know about South Walton and Destin beaches re-opening. We’re excited to celebrate the re-opening of South Walton and Destin beaches! Here are the details of the beach re-opening requirements to allow enjoyment of area beaches while keeping beachgoers healthy and safe.  South Walton Beaches The 26-miles of beaches in Walton County beaches have reopened with restrictions Continue reading

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Cleaning and Sanitization Process for Our Vacation Rentals

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Cleanliness and safety are always a top priority at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. As such, our team has developed new practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID).  Our Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, Eddie Gray, former Vacation Rental Housekeeping Association Executive Housekeeping Professional of the Year, has been an industry leader Continue reading

Spend Easter at the Beach in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020

Springtime at the beach is a beautiful time of year. The mornings are cool and crisp as the sun rises in east over the Gulf of Mexico. Guests will relish spending days relaxing on Destin’s soft white sand beaches while waves wash away worries and make way for renewal and rebirth. PLAY:  Comfortable temperatures by day and cooler nights make springtime the perfect time of year for outdoor pursuits, including hiking the area’s state parks and state Continue reading

Top 10 Destin Beach Resolutions

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Every year we all make New Year resolutions to be better - to eat better, to exercise more and to spend more time with family, etc. This year, we invite our extended family of friends and guests to make a beach resolution for your next Destin vacation. Here are some ideas for beach resolutions to get you started:

    Pick up trash found on the beach (plastic straws, cigarette butts, balloons and pieces of plastic are among the top finds and some
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Christmas Dinner in Destin - Dine In or Dine Out

Published on Monday, December 23, 2019

If you're celebrating Christmas in Destin, you're probably weighing your options on where to eat Christmas dinner. While most restaurants are closed for the holiday, there are a handful of great  Destin restaurants serving Christmas dinner . Many enjoy the joys of a renting a vacation home or condominium in order to cook their favorite family recipes in the chef-ready kitchen and dine at home. For those families, here are the best Continue reading

Top 10 Hot Spots for Breakfast in Destin

Published on Monday, December 16, 2019

Looking for the best hot spots for breakfast in Destin, Florida? Check out our team's local favorites. We know you'll be satisifed and have energy for your day at the beach!   Best Bets for Breakfast & Coffee: 2 Birds Coffee + Café At this quaint little café, they serve up some delicious sandwiches, pastries, and of course coffee and wine in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Stop for a snack, breakfast or lunch. $-$$ 80 Seascape Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners

Published on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties hosted a My Beach Memories Photo Contest through the summer of 2019 and it was great to see all the great family moments and beautiful scenic vistas. Our team enjoyed reliving our guests’ experiences through their stories and images. With 263 storytellers, there were a vast array of special memories with loved ones and friends along Florida’s Emerald Coast. Our guest shared stories of time with family and friends along Continue reading

71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo, Oct. 1-31

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Destin has long been known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village and this month kicks off the  71st Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo , Oct. 1-31, 2019.  Anglers from all over the nation will put their skills to the test as they fight to reel in the biggest wahoo, king mackerel, blackfin tuna, grouper, and more. Winners are recognized in several different divisions and the rodeo is open to anyone who registers and loves to fish and simply Continue reading

Avoid Traffic in Destin During Your Beach Vacation

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019

At Newman-Dailey, our goal is for our guests to have a great time on their Destin vacation. Right now, we ask that guests pardon our progress as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) widens and improves our roadways to make our destination easier to traverse. In the meantime, traffic can be an issue especially during our busy summer season and on rainy days. Here’s our guide for navigating traffic in Destin: Timing is Everything As locals Continue reading

Live Music at the Cultural Arts Village in Destin

Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

We know our guests are fans of live music. At the Beachside Inn in Destin , we’re blessed with a great location in Destin across the street from the beach with live music venues nearby. In addition to Club LA, which is less than a mile away, we’re less than 2 miles away from the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village . Each year, MKAF hosts a spring/summer and fall concert series on Thursday nights.  Check out all the great performances Continue reading

Beachside Inn is the Best Place to Stay for Shows at Club LA in Destin

Published on Friday, March 29, 2019

At Beachside Inn, we’re not only blessed with a spectacular location near the soft white sand beaches and sparkling waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast, but we’re within walking distance to Club LA in Destin. Club LA is one of the best small setting venues to enjoy live music from a variety of bands and genres. From tribute bands to nationally acclaimed acts including Everclear, Blues Traveler and the Band Perry, Club LA features the artists you love Continue reading

Sea Why Saltwater Restaurants Are A Great Place to Eat For Good Reason

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

We are often asked for recommendations on where to eat in Destin. While there are many incredible restaurants in the Destin area, there are a group of restaurants that not only feature great menus but also give back in our community. Saltwater Restaurants Gulf-front restaurants, including Surf Hut in Miramar Beach,  Floyd’s Shrimp House, Lobster Tail and Rockin’ Tacos on Okaloosa Island and Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar and Nick’s Boathouse in Continue reading

2018 Paddle at the Porch in Destin Returns to the Back Porch

Published on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Stand Up Paddle Board races are growing in popularity across the U.S. and around the world. In Destin, Paddle at the Porch has become one of the premier SUP races in the Southeast. The 7th Annual Paddle at the Porch will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018. (yes, 8/18/18!) While there are SUP races on bodies of water around the world, there is definitely something special about competing while paddling over the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Continue reading

Summer Concerts in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018

There is just something magical about being outside and listening to live music. Luckily, here in Destin there are opportunities to enjoy live music most nights of the week. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to relax and enjoy outdoor concerts this summer   Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Concerts The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation celebrates the arts with its Concerts in the Village series. Every Thursday, now through June Continue reading

Mother's Day Brunch for Moms in Destin, Florida

Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! Our CEO is a mom who has proven that women can be and do anything they set their mind to with hard work and perserverence. A Mom's job is hard work and we want Moms in Destin to be rewarded this Mother's Day with a meal out, no laundry and time together with those they love. We've rounded up some of our favorite Destin, Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach restaurants offering a special brunch for Continue reading

Free Fitness Classes at the Market Shops For Your Destin Vacation

Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Want to continue to your fitness program (or start a new one) while you’re on vacation? There is a fantastic option this spring and summer at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach.   The Market Shops will host free weekly fitness classes on the lawn beginning Wednesday, May 2, 2018, through Monday, July 30, 2018 . Free Fitness on the Lawn will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The classes are free to attend Continue reading

Destin, South Walton and Grayton Beach Among the Best Spots for Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Published on Monday, March 19, 2018

Northwest Florida was one of the leading Florida destinations to embrace the stand-up paddle boarding movement more than a decade ago. In the spring of 2007, YOLO Board launched, highlighting a sport that was common around the globe to locals. In 2009, BOTE Boards launched with a focus on merging the capabilities of boat with the simplicity of board. It didn’t take long for locals and visitors alike to embrace the sport and SUP boards Continue reading

Best New Destin Restaurants of 2017

Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Just when we thought Destin and the beaches of South Walton couldn’t get any better, we enjoyed the opening of some delicious new restaurants this year. Here’s a list of the best new restaurants in Destin and South Walton in 2017. Shunk Gulley Located on 30A right across the street from the beach, you cannot beat the breathtaking view and the beach bum vibe. Shunk Gulley is serving up a dozen delicious raw oysters for only $8 all day every Continue reading

Santa and Snowbirds Arrive in Destin this December

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Destin is decorated in its holiday best as we welcome Santa and our first flock of snowbirds for the winter season. As our winter guests arrive to town, we look forward to quickly getting you acclimated to your winter home and wanted to start with some of the fun activities taking place around town as well as 2018 events planned by the Destin Snowbird Club.  Holiday Festivities: The City of Destin Continue reading

Destin Veterans Day Events Honoring Military Heroes

Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017

With several military bases in the area, including Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlbert Field and Tyndall Air Force Base, the Destin community loves and honors our service men and women. And for Veterans Day, it is only appropriate that there are a variety of celebrations along the Emerald Coast that recognize and celebrate their service. In addition, the team at Newman-Dailey honors military families year-round with a special  Military Discount. Active Continue reading

Annual Festival of the Arts in Destin, Oct 28-29

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

One of the things we love about Destin is the many traditions and annual events. We’ve been enjoying the daily weigh in’s as part of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which has been taking place in October in Destin since 1948. Over the years local interests have evolved from fishing and agriculture to an appreciation for culture and the arts. In 1995 the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation was formed, and hosted the first Destin Arts Festival. The popularity of Continue reading

Best Sandcastle Builder in Destin

Published on Monday, October 2, 2017

Looking for a fun activity for your next Destin vacation? Consider a sandcastle building lesson by Beach Sand Sculptures . They have been a Newman-Dailey partner for many years and have hosted our staff and many of our guests for a two hour sand sculpture lesson that is fun and rewarding. Beach Sand Sculptures Founder Rick Mungeam tells us the number one question he hears from beachgoers is “How did you do that?” so he offers classes Continue reading

October Kicks off Festival Season in Destin

Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017

October is the kick off to the fall festival season in Destin. To start the season, the first weekend in October is full of some of the locals’ favorite festivals. Festivals celebrating craft beer, Bloody Marys and seafood fill the weekend calendar. Idyll Hounds Brewery in Santa Rosa Beach hosts Houndfest, The Market Shops at Sandestin host the Bloody Mary Festival, and the Destin Harbor is home to the famous Destin Seafood Festival. Here are details... Continue reading

Destin is Open

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Updated: 9/12/17  The storm has left our area. Today, we're experiencing sunny skies and highs in the low 80's.   We are aware that the Southeast has experienced some road closures due to the storm. For those traveling to the beach, you may need to identify alternate routes. If you are going to be delayed, please call us at 1-800-225-7652 to make arrangements. Our offices are open 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  There was no storm Continue reading

Cornhole Tournaments Held Across the Emerald Coast

Published on Friday, August 25, 2017

Are you a backyard Cornhole player? If you answered, “yes” you may want to take your cornhole game to next level and compete for prizes. This fall, Cornhole Tournaments are being planned from Destin to Rosemary Beach on 30A. Here’s a round-up of tournaments:  September 2 – Rosemary Beach Cornhole Tournament taking place Labor Day Weekend. Come out for a day and cheer on teams or join the friendly competition. Registration (Two-Member Team Continue reading

Lucy Buffet Releases New Cookbook Gumbo Love

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017

We are a fan of Lucy Buffett. Sister to Jimmy and the owner of the beloved destination restaurants, including LuLu's Destin, she won us over with her fun-loving personality, delicious meals and passion for supporting the Destin community.  A delicious love letter to the Gulf Coast’s vibrant food culture, this summer Lucy released her second cookbook, "Gumbo Love." The definitive guide to regional fare, interwoven with her philosophy Continue reading

Best Happy Hours in Destin

Published on Thursday, August 3, 2017

When  you're on vacation, you're on beach time and that means it's never too early to enjoy a delcious alcoholic beverage. Therefore, we've gathered the Best Happy Hour Drink Specials in Destin and presented them below. Cheers!  The Beach House Drink Specials: $4 house wine; $3 well drinks; $2 off select apps; $1 off all draft beers from 4-7 p.m. daily. RelaxDrinkEat.com 4009 S. Sandestin Blvd., Miramar Beach 850-608-6300 Continue reading

Best Italian Restaurants in Destin

Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

If you're craving authentic Italian cuisine, Florida’s Emerald Coast does not disappoint. Like many cities across the nation, Destin has attracted Italian families who enjoy our beautiful white sand beaches and relaxed beach lifestyle. For those looking for the best Italian restaurants in and around Destin, Florida, here’s our list of best locally-owned Italian restaurants:  Clemenza’s and Fat Clemenza’s  Locally owned Continue reading

Top Pizza Places in Destin

Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ready to relax after the drive-in to Destin? Don’t feel like cooking that first night… or any night because you’re on vacation? Well, here are the top pizza places in the Destin area. And most of them deliver!  1. Jet’s Pizza “Life is short. Eat better pizza.” That’s their motto at Jet’s Pizza. They have all different kinds of delicious pies, including a BLT and Philly Cheese Steak pizza. They Continue reading

New in Destin - Rock Climbing Gym

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017

We are frequently asked “what’s new in Destin?” And this month, we’re excited to share that Destin has a new attraction—Rock Out Rock Climbing Gym. This is a great addition to our coastal community, especially on those not so sunny days, double red flag days or days when you just need a break from the Florida sunshine.  The new 8,000 square foot gym offers 3,315 square feet of climbing space. The best part is that the entire facility is rope Continue reading

Magic Shows in Destin

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Looking to be entertained while visiting Destin, Florida on vacation this summer? Consider being “wowed” by a magic act. This summer, variety shows, magic performances and hypnotics take center stage to delight audiences of all ages. Consider checking out one these sensational summer shows: Maximum Magic Dinner Show For more magical fun, consider checking out Maximum Magic with Noah and Heather Wells. Held at Fudpucker’s Theater located at Fudpuckers Continue reading

Thrills Laser Tag Opens at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach

Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vacationing with kids? If you answered “yes”, you’r family may enjoy the newest entertainment option for kids in Miramar Beach. Thrills Laser Tag & Arcade is now open at Seascape Resort. in Miramar Beach. Lccated a mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Thrills Laser Tag & Arcade is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, featuring a 3,500 square foot, 2--level laser tag arena for up to 24 players per game.   Thrills also features an arcade Continue reading

2017 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, June 2-3, in Fort Walton Beach

Published on Thursday, June 1, 2017

In Destin, we love any reason to celebrate and this weekend we’ll be donning our best pirate attire, drinking pirate grog and telling pirate jokes for the  2017 Billy Bowlegs Festival, June 2-5, in Fort Walton Beach.  The dastardly Billy Bowlegs has been spotted and he’ll be docking his ship at the Fort Walton Beach Landing.  Here’s ye schedule: Friday, June 2nd – Pirate Festival The Festival grounds at the Landing Continue reading

Daily Destin Happy Hour at Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

One of the things we love most about the beach lifestyle is enjoying live music outdoors. At Beachside Inn, the sidewalk café,  Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop , is the place to be from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. during the summer. Conveniently located on the ground level of Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach, Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop features daily happy hour and live music. Guests will enjoy beachy tunes performed by one of our Continue reading

Tips for Destin Snorkel Tours

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

After a couple of days on the beach, families are often ready for their next adventure. A great place to start your planning your Destin adventure is through Newman-Dailey’s Be Free Bundle . These businesses have partnered with Newman-Dailey to offer our guests experiences for free or at a discounted rate. Our team recently experienced the Destin Snorkel two-stop snorkeling excursion and came back with these great tips. Destin Snorkel Has All the Equipment Continue reading

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Every Thursday

Published on Friday, April 21, 2017

Florida’s Emerald Coast enjoys a continuous beat. Locals and visitors alike appreciate live music and there are an abundance of live music venues in and around Destin. One venue that that is tucked away off the beaten path is Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s (MKAF) Cultural Arts Village located off Commons Drive near the Home Depot. While it’s not visible off Highway 98, this lush grass amphitheater with Dugas Pavilion is a local treasure.   Over Continue reading

Best Live Music Venues in Destin

Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Live music soothes the soul, especially on vacation at the beach. What better place to listen to live music than the beautiful Destin Harbor overlooking the Gulf or on the Bay overlooking the Mid-Bay Bridge? We have so many great locally-owned restaurants on the water that have live music performed by some very talented local artists. Here are the top 5 Best Live Music Venues in Destin: Boshamps This place is always a favorite for the amazing oysters Continue reading

Seasonal Tram Service for Guests of the Beachside Inn

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New for 2017! Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach has partnered with 654-LIMO to offer guests of Beachside Inn complimentary seasonal tram service to popular points of interest in Destin, including the Destin Harbor and  HarborWalk Village , Destin Commons, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and popular restaurants in Destin and Miramar Beach. In addition, as part of this partnership, guests staying at select Newman-Dailey vacation rentals within walking Continue reading

Legendary Destin Landmarks

Published on Monday, March 20, 2017

While we know Florida's Emerald Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches and beautiful turquoise water, there are some legendary Destin landmarks that are iconic to our coastal town. We've compiled a list of these “must see”, photo-worthy places in Destin. And while it may not be possible to experience all of our landmark locations during one visit, this will give you a reason for a return trip or it may inspire you to purchase your own Continue reading

Best Event at Sandestin Invites You to Pursue the Roux, Feb. 17-18

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017

One of our favorite aspects of February is the annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. This annual event is held in a beautiful setting overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay and serves up a delicious variety of gumbo. On Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m., the Crawfish Boil Kick-off Party begins at Hammerhead’s Bar & Grill. Guests are invited to come out and enjoy a plate of boiled crawfish for $15/plate.  On Saturday, Feb.18, the Continue reading

Destin Day Trip to the Seacrest Wolf Preserve

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Are you a nature lover?  Animal Lover?  Are you up for a totally new experience that will touch your very soul?  If your answer is yes (or maybe) then we recommend a day trip from Destin, Florida to tour the Seacrest Wolf Preserve.   Located approximately an hour northeast of Destin, Fla., Seacrest Wolf Preserve is home to 34 wolves in three natural habitat enclosures. Seacrest Wolf Preserve is a place where humans and wolves connect Continue reading

Eat at Lulu’s on Jan 31 and Eat For Advocacy

Published on Monday, January 30, 2017

With so many incredible South Walton and Destin restaurants, deciding where to eat is always a challenge. But on Jan. 31, the decision will be easy. For every meal purchased on Jan. 31, Lulu’s will donate 10% of their food proceeds to the Emerald Coast Advocacy Center (ECCAC).   Located at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin, the family restaurant, owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of the famous crooner, Jimmy Buffett, will donate 10% of the Continue reading

Free and Fun Things to Do in Destin This Weekend

Published on Monday, January 23, 2017

It is January in Destin and we know visitors and residents alike will be out enjoying the many free as well as fun things to do in Destin this weekend. Here's an overview of events scheduled throughout the weekend for families, snowbirds and couples.  On Friday, Jan. 27, kick off the weekend with“ Snowbird Day at the Museum. ” From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida.  Snowbirds will receive a reduced admission Continue reading

Free Winter Concerts at The Market Shops at Sandestin

Published on Friday, January 13, 2017

Our winter season is here and with it comes the joys of a quieter and cooler time of year. Our expansive soft white sand beaches are wide open this time of year, which is ideal for walking, collecting sand dollars and enjoying the restorative qualities of the beach. Beyond the beach, our winter guests want to know about things to do. We're pleased to announce that the Market Shops at Sandestin will again host their FREE weekly winter concert series... Continue reading

Allegiant Announces New Flights to Destin

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Great news! Allegiant Air will begin new, nonstop air service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to 11 cities around the U.S. starting in May 2017. Locals love to travel to destinations, including Austin, Washington D.C. and Louisville, among others, and families love to travel to Florida’s Emerald Coast to enjoy our soft white sand beaches and fun family activities, making this expansion a win-win. This is the largest single expansion into Continue reading

Save Our Bay Oyster Roast, Jan. 28

Published on Monday, January 9, 2017

Oysters are not only a delicacy, they are also critical to the health of the Choctawhatchee Bay, which the community depends on for fishing and recreation. In celebration of the oyster and to raise funds for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), the non-profit organization responsible for sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration, and research, Whole Foods Market-Destin is hosting the “Save Our Bay Oyster Continue reading

Most Popular New Year's Resolutions for 2017

Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 It is the time of year for goal setting and New Year’s Resolutions. We recently read the Most Common New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 as reported by NBC News and we want to help you achieve your goals. Here’s how Newman-Dailey can support the most common 2017 New Year’s Resolutions: Get Healthy. The goal to get healthy emerged as the most common resolution with more than 62 million searches on the topic. And there is no better place to support Continue reading

Shopping for the Holidays in Destin

Published on Monday, November 28, 2016

As we welcome the holiday season, many of our guests are asking for recommendations for the best shops in Destin with one-of-a-kind items for a special gift for a friend or a loved one. Along Florida's Emerald Coast, we’re lucky to have many locally-owned, small businesses that carry unique, limited-quantity and hand-made items that are perfect for gift giving. Here’s some of our recommendations for gift ideas when shopping in the South Walton... Continue reading

2016 Destin Festival of the Arts

Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The beauty of Florida’s Emerald Coast inspires many to create. The vibrant colors, textures, landscapes, wildlife, all work in tandem to create aw-inspiring moments that often translate to works of art. Our thriving arts community enjoys sharing their passion for the coast and art by welcoming art lovers and artists alike. Thanks to the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) artists from around the country are united within our beautiful beachside setting... Continue reading

Tips to Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival like a Local

Published on Friday, September 16, 2016

Planning a trip to Destin this fall? Be sure to check out the 2016 Destin Seafood Festival , September 30 - October 2. The 38th Annual Festival will begin on Friday, September 30 (4:00pm-10:00pm) and continue on Saturday, October 1 (10:00am-10:00pm) and continue through Sunday, October 2 (11:00am-4:00pm). The festival takes place along the scenic Destin Harbor Boardwalk and is sure to impress the whole family with live music, endless food, crafts, Continue reading

Props Brewery Introduces 6-Pack Cans

Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 In honor of National Beer Lover’s Day, we’re celebrating more of our favorite local breweries along the Emerald Coast. We’re a big fan of Props Brewery in Fort Walton Beach and are excited to share that they have started packaging their Flying Coffin IPA in six packs of 12 oz cans. Since glass is prohibited on Destin’s beaches, this is the perfect way to enjoy a local brew on the beach. They are for sale at the brewery as well as at select package... Continue reading

Tropical Storm Hermine Heads to Tallahassee

Published on Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine has turned up the surf as she makes her way toward Tallahassee (166 miles east of Destin) so we’re on double red flag conditions and water is closed for swimming. After more than 30 years of living and working along the Emerald Coast, we’ve learned what to expect depending on where the eye of the storm is forecasted to make landfall. We are very fortunate to be on the west side of the storm and far from the eye. We are not anticipating... Continue reading

Destin Day Trip to the Pensacola Naval Museum

Published on Monday, August 8, 2016

If you are looking for something fun to do on a rainy day or even a beautiful day on the Emerald Coast, consider a day trip to Pensacola to visit The Naval Museum.  The Naval Museum is the largest museum of its kind in Florida. With 150 restored aircrafts from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation, this museum is fun for all ages. Since the beautiful Emerald Coast has many surrounding military bases, we take pride in that and The Continue reading

Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Published on Friday, July 22, 2016

Hot summer days call for cold treats and nothing tastes better than a cold ice cream treat at the beach. The Destin area has many types of frozen treats. From homemade ice cream and frozen custard to frozen yogurt and Dippin’ Dots to sorbet and gelato, there is no shortage of cold, refreshing snacks to cool you down on a hot day. Here’s our list of best ice cream treats in Destin:  Bruster’s in Destin It may be a nationwide chain, but it’ Continue reading

Gulfarium in Destin Welcomes Baby Seal

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Everyone loves babies! And the Gulfarium in Destin was excited to welcome a new baby seal to the Gulfarium family this spring. The wide-eyed harbor seal was born in April and is now a curious, playful three-month old. His name is Ollie and he’s melting the hearts of all who visit him. Gulfarium visitors can see Ollie at the Harbor Seal Exhibit where they may catch him sleeping, nursing or playing in the water alongside the other seals.  The Continue reading

Best Family Attractions in Destin

Published on Friday, July 8, 2016

As any local will tell you, there’s more to Destin than our infamous sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. There are some great family attractions in Destin too. When planning your next Destin beach vacation, here are the top 3 family attractions in Destin: Big Kahunas Waterpark With over 40 different water play areas, rides, slides and pools, Big Kahuna’s is a great water park attraction for families. Enjoy the giant Continue reading

Buddy Goes Beachside Book Signing, New Children's Book, June 30

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Destin provides a scenic setting that inspires songs, movies, novels, and most recently, a children’s book. Based upon Author Angel Kitts’ stay at the Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach, the new children’s book, Buddy Goes Beachside, is playful tale of a Destin beach vacation through the eyes of a Maltese pup. Beachside Inn and Camille’s Café  will host Author Angel Kitts for a special appearance and booking signing on June 30 from 3-5 p.m. & Continue reading

Endangered Sea Turtle Release in Destin

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What a sight!  We were able to join locals and tourists alike to see the release of Mars, a 121 lb. loggerhead sea turtle, get released into the wild at Henderson Beach on May 19th.  The 21-year old Mars was found stranded off of Perdido Key on December 29, 2015.  She was in bad condition and was missing her left rear flipper, and had barnacles and red algae all over her back.  She was taken to the Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center on Continue reading

Best Places for 4th of July Fireworks in Destin

Published on Friday, June 3, 2016

Start planning your patriotic celebration and celebrate Fourth of July in Destin. It’s a timeless tradition to spend Fourth of July at the beach or on the water. After a day at the beach, head to one of the Emerald Coast’s popular fireworks displays. Here’s a list of the best places to watch Fourth of July Fireworks around Destin:  In Fort Walton Beach : Fourth of July Celebration at Fort Walton Beach Landing In Destin: Fourth of July Celebration Continue reading

Things to Do in Destin-The Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016

A question we’re often asked is “what is there for families to do in Destin at night?” While there are attractions such as The Track with Go-Karts, games and mini-golf as well as the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin with its Adventure Zone, there are also family-friendly performances to keep families entertained long after the sun goes down.  Laugh Out Loud with the Family Comedy Improv Show This summer the Emerald Coast Theatre Company Continue reading

Top 3 Places for Trivia Night in Destin

Published on Friday, May 27, 2016

After the sun goes down, what is there to do at night in Destin? One of our team’s favorite things to do is Trivia Night. Here are our top 3 spots for Trivia Night in Destin: Props Brewery If you enjoy good food, local craft beer and fun, Props Brewery may be the perfect spot for you. Located just across the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton Beach, Props Brewery is a popular local hangout. OnTuesday from 8 – 10 p.m., it is the place to be for some healthy Continue reading

Top Things to Do at the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, June 3-6

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016

June means it is the time of year when kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, and our favorite pirate festival, Billy Bowlegs has everyone talking like a pirate.   Billy Bowlegs is a local legend that comes to life and takes over Destin and Fort Walton Beach for a weekend of fun, resulting in the annual festival encompassing fireworks, pirates, live music, and a parade. Here is our list of the best things to do during this annual local Continue reading

What’s New in Destin, Florida for 2016

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

As we kick off the 2016 beach season, many of our guests are asking what’s new in Destin and South Walton this season. Great question! So we’ve polled our team and industry contacts and here’s some of the new things to do in Destin for 2016: Lulu’s Jelly Jump Lucy Buffet is always looking for ways to have more fun. We were thrilled when she opened Lulu’s Destin last fall and now she’s adding a new activity. The Jellyfish Jumper is LuLu's Destin Continue reading

MKAF in Destin Hosts Tribute to ABBA, April 9

Published on Thursday, March 31, 2016

More music news! Destin will celebrate the sounds of the 70's as the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts a tribute to ABBA. The live performance will be held on April 9 at 7 p.m. at the  Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village off Commons Drive. The tribute band, ABBAFAB is making its Northwest Florida debut performing a spectatcular multi-media tribute to the iconic ‘70s-era band. The live performance will be high energy and feature chart-topping Continue reading

Best Happy Hour in Destin

Published on Monday, March 21, 2016

It’s a great time of year to get out and visit with friends. So you’re probably wondering where to find the best Happy Hour in Destin and South Walton. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in and around Destin with drink specials: The Wine Bar  With three locations (Destin, Grand Boulevard and WaterColor), Chan's Wine Bar is nearby featuring “Wine Happy Hour” daily. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Wine Bar offers a 12 Continue reading

Whole Foods Market Opening in Destin on April 20

Published on Monday, March 14, 2016

Now that the building is nearing completion, our community is buzzing about Whole Foods Market opening in Destin this spring. Whole Foods new Florida location is just east of Destin Commons in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement store.  For those who have not experienced Whole Foods Market, residents and visitors are in for a treat. Whole Foods started as a small grocery store in Austin, Texas and has grown to be the world leader in natural Continue reading

Allegiant Air Adds Flights from Memphis to Destin and More

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Last month, we learned that Allegiant Air was beginning direct flights from Destin to St. Louis and Cincinnati this summer. The results were so positive that Allegiant Air is now adding direct flights from Destin to four more cities, including Memphis, Knoxville, Oklahoma City and Fort Lauderdale. This is especially good news for our friends in Memphis, Tennessee.  Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Allegiant Air will offer direct flights from Memphis Continue reading

Dewey Destin's Habor Restaurant for Lunch

Published on Monday, March 7, 2016

Are you searching for a Destin restaurant with a great view of the Harbor and fresh seafood? While we have many favorite restaurants, we were recently reminded how much we love Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant . Dewey Destin’s has two locations, both with views of the water, and we recently visited their Harborside location. We’ve been to this eatery for dinner many times but usually don’t think of Dewey Destin’s for Continue reading

Best Margaritas in Destin

Published on Monday, February 22, 2016

 Today is National Margarita Day! There is no better way to start the week than with a delicious margarita. Do you prefer yours on the rocks? Frozen? Salt? No salt? No matter how you like it, here’s where we go for the best margaritas in the Destin area: Cantina Laredo at Grand Boulevard . Cantina Laredo has the best selection of margaritas in South Walton. With 10 different styles of margaritas, Cantina Laredo has a refreshing beverage Continue reading

Everkrisp Comes to Destin

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Families living along and visiting the Emerald Coast are always looking for fresh healthy meal options in and around Destin. We’ve been blessed with some great new additions including CUP, DIG and Formula Fresh in South Walton. Now, Destin celebrates the addition of Everkrisp  at Plantation Commons! Everkrisp is a locally-owned restaurant committed to offering locally grown, fresh food fast. At Everkrisp , diners are presented fresh menu selections Continue reading

Jim N Nick's Best BBQ in Destin

Published on Monday, January 25, 2016

Looking for great barbecue in Destin, Florida? Consider Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. With three locations, Jim 'N Nick's is convenient and family-friendly, and offers an affordably delicious meal. In fact, one of our Newman-Dailey team members is from Memphis and here's what she had to say about her recent visit to Jim 'N Nick's: "I am a very picky BBQ lover. I lived in Memphis for many years, so I know good BBQ. This eatery Continue reading

Direct Flights From St. Louis & Cincinnati to Destin in 2016

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Destin Fort-Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is expanding air service in 2016. Beginning this summer, new carrier, Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) will be providing nonstop service from Cincinnati and St. Louis to Destin, Florida. Now, our guests will have quicker access to the sugar white sand beaches they love, and locals will enjoy direct access to popular Midwest cities. Known for offering exceptional travel deals, Allegiant will launch by offering one- Continue reading

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