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New 30A Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio Offers Fun for All Ages

Published on Monday, February 19, 2024

Are you a fan of blown glass art? Are you amazed at the works of art created by American Glass Artist Dale Chihuly? If you answered “yes”, you’re going to love the 30A Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio near Destin, Florida. Owner and artist Brit Deslonde, started her career in 2007. Her training with glass artists led her to a 7-year apprenticeship with local glass artist, Russ Gilbert, owner of Fusion Art Glass in Seaside. Over the Continue reading

Guide to Romance In Destin, Florida

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Romance is defined as a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love and remoteness from everyday life. So how do you find this feeling? As luck would have it, it’s everywhere! It’s just a matter of tapping into it, and the right location can play a big part in unlocking happy feelings and the sheer excitement of being in love. Along the sugar-white sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, nature’s scenic beauty Continue reading

Most Expensive Home Sales in the Destin, FL Area in 2023

Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Scenic Highway 30A feature amazing properties that stand as icons of luxury living in Northwest Florida. These destinations not only boast sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters but also host an array of waterfront homes that redefine architecture and coastal living. We’re excited to highlight the most expensive home sales of 2023 in Northwest... Continue reading

Make Your Winter Holidays Brighter With Our Winter Holiday Sale

Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Stand up to the “winter blues” with fresh air and sunshine! Now through Feb. 29, 2024, beach lovers can save $25/night up to $100 savings on 4 nights on a winter getaway. The best part is that sunny offer is good for holidays too! Consider escaping the dreary winter weather and take advantage of the following:  Getaway for New Year’s Eve South Walton and Destin, Florida is a great location to ring in the New Year! With Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Book Next Year’s Beach Vacation Now

Published on Monday, November 13, 2023

A beach vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. After welcoming families to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida for more than 38 years, we know that making time for memories with family and friends at the beach simply makes life happier. Therefore, we want to help families plan their cherished beach vacations. Here are 5 reasons to book your 2024 beach vacation before the end of the year: Best Selection . Those who book their vacation Continue reading

Best Beach Homes for the Holidays in Destin

Published on Friday, November 10, 2023

Celebrating the holidays is fun but celebrating the holidays at the beach is AMAZING! We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 38 years to celebrate holiday traditions. With our snow-white sand beaches as the backdrop, our guests love taking pictures and enjoying the Florida sunshine during the holidays. To help your family plan, we’ve highlighted some of the BEST beach homes for the holidays in Destin, Florida: ( Holiday Continue reading

Best Destin Vacation Rental Kitchens - Perfect For Holiday Gatherings

Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

One of the joys of staying in a luxury Destin vacation rental is the spacious or chef-ready kitchen for preparing meals. Often these fully stocked kitchens include the latest appliances, range hoods, breakfast bars, and open floor plans, making connecting with family and friends while you cook hassle-free. As an added bonus, some even include a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether planning a celebration vacation or a holiday gathering, Continue reading

Revenue Projections for Vacation Rental Condos in and around Destin

Published on Monday, October 2, 2023

Have you ever dreamed of owning a Destin condo or vacation rental home at the beach? Second home ownership can be a great investment as well as a place to create family memories now and for generations to come. By placing your beach home or Destin condo on a rental program, you’ll enjoy supplemental income to help underwrite costs while having your own piece of paradise to enjoy time with family and friends at the beach.   Newman-Dailey real estate agents Continue reading

5 Wildlife Encounters on Your Destin, Florida Vacation

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2023

Bears, Birds, Bonnetheads...Oh my! Beachgoers received a surprise recently when a black bear cub was spotted swimming in the crystal blue waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast. CNN Video Report shows the bear cooling off in the crystal blue waters. Wildlife experiences such as this are possible during a Destin vacation. While seeing a bear on the beach is unusual, it is common to see lots of other wildlife during your stay in Destin and Miramar 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

Summer Fun In Destin, FL - Save on Select Vacation Rentals

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Summer is almost here! Have you planned your summer beach vacay yet? If not, the team at Newman-Dailey is happy to provide suggestions for vacation rental homes and condos that would be perfect for your group. From Gulf-front condos to spacious homes with private pools, we have something for everyone. Check out our collection of Destin vacation rentals here or peruse some of our new properties with great introductory summer rates featured below... Continue reading

Introductory Summer Rates On Destin Vacation Rentals

Published on Friday, March 10, 2023

It’s easy to get busy and put off booking your summer beach vacation. However, this is one time that you don’t want to procrastinate. Those who book early are being rewarded with low introductory rates for June stays. For beach lovers who wait, the risk of paying higher rates and the chance that the best rentals will already be booked increases as we get closer to the summer months. Now is the time to select your 30A, Miramar Beach, Destin... 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

My Destin Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest Winners

Published on Friday, January 13, 2023

We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 37 years and love seeing and hearing about our guests’ special moments and memories from their beach vacation. As such, we’re excited to announce the winners from our 2022 My Beach Memories Fall Photo Contest. 1st Place: Harry J. Harry rallied his friends and family to vote for his gorgeous photo of the beach earning him a stay at the recently renovated Beachside Inn in Crystal Continue reading

Beaches of South Walton Among the Top Places to Travel In December & Beyond

Published on Monday, December 26, 2022

Are you looking for the best places to travel in December and beyond? As locals, we are blessed to live alongside some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. That said, it’s reassuring to know that respected publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Southern Living, and Good Housekeeping Magazine also recognize the Emerald Coast among the best places to travel in December and in the coming year. Here’s a look at how our beaches rank Continue reading

Stay At Palms of Dune Allen On 30A

Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Located along Scenic Highway 30A, Palms of Dune Allen is an intimate boutique-style, resort complex with only 24 three-bedroom units and a seasonally heated community pool. Conveniently located within walking distance to the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, Palms of Dune Allen is great for those who enjoy spending time playing golf followed by a gulf-view dining experience. Walk or ride your bike on the Timpoochee Trail, a paved bike path along Scenic... Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2022

Published on Friday, September 16, 2022

The team at Newman-Dailey enjoys experiencing our guests' happy moments. We love hearing about special family traditions, unexpected experiences, hidden gems, and memories our guests will never forget. Through our My Beach Memories photo contest, our team gets to share in the joy of our guests’ beach vacation and those magical moments. While we had 88 incredible submissions in our Spring/Summer 2022 contest, we could have 3 winners. Here are Continue reading

Wellness Partners - Special Offers

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2022

As part of our celebration of health and wellness, Newman-Dailey has partnered with the following businesses to provide exclusive offers and discounts to Newman-Dailey guests. These deals will put you on track for positive mental health and help rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.   Salamander Spa Guests of Newman-Dailey receive 10% off any spa treatment at Salamander Spa at the Henderson Resort. Start your wellness journey and enjoy the pinnacle Continue reading

Travel Writers & Influencers Share Their Experiences & Tips For 30A and Destin Vacations

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

As a top-rated vacation destination, Destin, Florida and South Walton’s 30A offer a variety of vacation experiences for all types of travelers. Whether traveling with kids, looking to get away solo, considering an escape with friends or planning a celebration vacation, the sugar white sand beaches along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast provide a scenic setting for relaxation or activity. Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve Continue reading

Top 3 Things to Do in Destin for Labor Day

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Labor Day Weekend means it is time to take a break from working and take time to rest. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are our specialties along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Here are the top three things to do in Destin for R&R on Labor Day Weekend:  Watch the Sunset One of our favorite Destin Labor Day activities is getting a front-row seat for the sunset show. Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and Labor Continue reading

Get the Best Deal On Your Destin Vacation Rental

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022

Are you craving some beach time? If so, you may be looking for ways to stretch your travel dollar and get a deal on your next Destin or 30A vacation rental. A visit to the beach rejuvenates the mind, body and soul so we want to help make a beach getaway a reality. Therefore, we’ve gathered our best “insider tips” on how to get a deal on your next Destin vacation rental.  Plan Your Visit During Slower Weeks.   While this Continue reading

The Perfect Pair "The Beach & Backyard BBQs" - Best Destin Rental Homes For a Backyard Celebration

Published on Friday, May 13, 2022

It’s National Barbecue Month and summer is almost here, making it the perfect time to plan your next beach vacation AND backyard barbecue! After a day of relaxing and playing along our sugar-white sand shores, it’s easy to build up an appetite. One of the most popular things to do after a day at the beach is to head home for a backyard barbecue. Therefore, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite backyards with private grills as inspiration... Continue reading

Destiny By the Sea, Destiny East and Destiny West Create a Trifecta of Luxury Destin Vacations

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Are you looking for a luxury Destin vacation rental home for your next beach vacation? If so, we recommend exploring the sister neighborhoods of Destiny by the Sea, Destiny East and Destiny West. Destiny by the Sea is the Gulf-front neighborhood with a manned-guard gate providing 24-hour security for guests, the Destiny by the Sea neighborhood has direct beach access. It also features an amazing community pool and hot tub for guest use. The Crab Trap Continue reading

Sanctuary at Redfish along Hwy 30A Offers Upgraded Vacation Rentals & Access to Big Redfish Lake

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach along Scenic Highway 30-A combines luxury and nature. With private access to Big Redfish Lake, multiple pools and hot tubs, complimentary kayak use, and pontoon boat trips to the beach, there are countless ways to relax without ever leaving the property. Sunbathe in the expansive pool deck which seamlessly blends four-tiered pools (one heated seasonally), two hot tubs, a fire pit, and four grills with the Continue reading

Best Vacation Rentals At Silver Shells Resort In Destin, Florida

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Guaranteed to brighten any mood, Silver Shells Resort provides a beach vacation fit for royalty. Luxurious condominiums are nestled within lush tropical foliage, green lawns, and shady arbors. Once you drive through the gated entrance, you’ll be so happy you selected Silver Shells for your beach vacation. The resort pool area includes a 7,500 square foot lagoon pool with a hot tub and kiddie pool. Steps away the children’s beachfront playground... Continue reading

Best Upgraded Vacation Rentals At Jade East Condos In Destin

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Jade East Towers located in the heart of Destin, Florida across from Big Kahuna’s Waterpark is one of the best resorts for families. With two- and three-bedroom condos each with a private balcony overlooking the beach and glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico, each well-appointed Newman-Dailey vacation rental offers spectacular views along with seasonal beach service (2 chairs and an umbrella each day of your stay). With a Gulf-front pool Continue reading

Top 10 Best Vacation Rentals In Crystal Beach, Florida

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Looking for the quieter Destin experience? Located to the east of Downtown Destin, Crystal Beach is a quiet, charming beach neighborhood. With its roots tied to Destin’s historic fishing village, the Crystal Beach neighborhood is less than 6 miles to the Destin Harbor, which is coined the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and the home to the largest charter fishing fleet in the nation. The Crystal Beach area features a mix of lodging options 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

Best Romantic 30A and Destin Vacation Rentals For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are considering how they want to celebrate love for the holiday. What better way to celebrate than with a romantic weekend getaway with your better half to the stunning beaches of South Walton? Couples will delight in a secluded weekend full of intimate activities—like sunset picnics, long walks on the beach, and bike rides along scenic Highway 30A.  If a romantic trip to Destin Continue reading

Book Direct Day is Feb. 2! Book Your Beach Vacation & Be Rewarded

Published on Friday, January 28, 2022

Book Direct Day is Feb. 2, 2022! In celebration, the team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties wants to reward our Insider’s Club Members who book direct tomorrow with a free gift. Book your beach vacation on Feb. 2 and receive a mini-dry bag to keep your phone, keys, and wallet dry while experiencing fun at the beach or on the water. As part of #BookDirect day, we’ve outlined the top reasons to book direct with Newman-Dailey on Wednesday Continue reading

Most Iconic Spots along Scenic Hwy 30-A

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Are you planning a visit to the Destin area? If so, you’ll want to make time to tour our “official” Florida Scenic Byway--Highway 30-A. This quaint two-lane beach road meanders through 12 charming coastal towns that range from New Urbanism Communities such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach to historic beach towns, including Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach. Up your fun rent a 30A Beach Buggy to drive the 19-mile scenic stretch. Continue reading

When is the best time to buy a vacation rental in Destin? 3 Reasons it's Now

Published on Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Are you considering an investment property in the Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A area? Some investors are questioning whether to buy now or wait until the market cools. Our team of real estate experts agree that there is no reason to wait. Here are the top 3 reasons to purchase an investment property or second home in the Destin area now: 1. Strong domestic travel keeps Destin real estate market demand high year-round Since the pandemic, there has Continue reading

Private Chefs and Catering Services for Destin, Miramar Beach & 30A

Published on Friday, December 10, 2021

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.   Whether coming to the beach for the holidays, a special celebration or just a romantic rendezvous, travelers staying in Destin Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons to Book Your Destin Beach Vacation Early

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

You’ve probably already started dreaming about your next beach vacation. Relaxing on the soft white sand beaches with warm coastal breezes rolling over your skin and cool drink in your hand, you’re relaxing and soaking up the beach life. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning. Here’s the top 3 reasons to book your 2022 South Walton or Destin beach vacation now: Best Selection.    The early vacation planner Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Partners with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance for All Hands on Deck

Published on Friday, October 15, 2021

The Newman-Dailey Resort Properties team recently joined forces with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) to help improve the ecology and water quality of Big Redfish Lake behind Sanctuary at Redfish Resort in Blue Mountain Beach. As one of the area’s 16 coastal dune lakes, Big Redfish Lake is important to the local ecology of the area by providing critical habitat to local species and recreational opportunities for visitors and residents Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2021

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021

We enjoy seeing and hearing about our guests’ experiences at the beach. Each year, the beach is where families come together to rest, reconnect, and celebrate life’s special moments. For more than 36 years, the team at Newman-Dailey has been welcoming families to the beach and we always enjoy hearing about our guests' experiences and the joys of their vacation. Our annual My Beach Memories photo contest allows us to read and see our guest... Continue reading

Sunny Side Up - Best Vacation Rental Home in Inlet Beach on 30A Just Got Better

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

If you’re seeking a dreamy vacation rental home on 30A that can sleep up to 12 of your favorite friends and family members, we’d suggest Sunny Side Up—the best 30A Vacation Rental Home in Inlet Beach. Wondering why Sunny Side Up is the best? Recently Redesigned. For starters, this home was recently redesigned with our guests in mind. The luxury furnishings are focused on comfort as well style. The clean coastal interior design Continue reading

Toasting Mom with a MOMosa Vacation in Destin, FL

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

We’re celebrating Moms! This has been a tough year and Mom has been doing it all! She's the chef, the housekeeper, the launderer, the teacher, the chauffeur, the cheerleader, the coach and so much more. We know the stress of this last year has added up and taken a toll on Mom's mental and physical health. That’s why we created the MOMosa Vacation! Plan a trip to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida this fall (September - November Continue reading

Top 5 Vacation Ideas for A Labor Day Vacation

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Labor Day is the holiday that signifies the end of summer and a moment to rest. As the nation comes back from the pandemic, American workers are seeking outdoor destinations, including beaches, mountains and state parks. For those considering a Labor Day beach vacation to Destin, Florida, we’ve highlighted our top 5 vacation ideas for a Labor Day. Eco-Friendly Labor Day Vacation If you’re seeking an environmentally responsible Labor Day Continue reading

Where is the best place to stay for Labor Day in Destin

Published on Friday, July 9, 2021

There are many great choices for staying in Destin for Labor Day. The best part is that Labor Day is part of our Late Summer Value season and our published rates are discounted 20- 30% off peak summer season rates. Here are our top picks for places to stay for Labor Day in Destin, Florida. Jade East – Best location Near the Destin Harbor We like this family-friendly property for Labor Day due to its proximity to area attractions and the Destin Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Visit Destin, Florida? During Destin’s Off Season (Sept – Feb)

Published on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

While the sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters are ready to welcome beach lovers year-round, there are certain times of year that are more desirable than others. For beach lovers who want to know when is the best time to visit Destin, Florida, we recommend Destin’s off-season (September - February). Destin’s off-season runs from September through February. During these months, demand lessens, resulting in fewer crowds Continue reading

Destin’s New Adventure Packs Help Families Create the Best Beach Vacation Ever

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021

After last year, we know families are ready to have the best beach vacation ever! Luckily, our friends at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau have made it easy to find adventures for your family when visiting the Destin area. In addition to all the great activities and watersports that Destin offers, the team has created “ Adventure Packs ” which pair some of the area’s best local restaurants with the Continue reading

Destin Boat Rentals offer Safe, Socially Distanced Fun

Published on Friday, April 16, 2021

Looking for a fun Destin activity that allows you to keep your crew safe and socially distanced from others? Consider renting a boat and enjoying a day out on the water. Destin boat rentals provide visitors the opportunity to get offshore and enjoy Destin from a different point of view. A boat rental provides adventure seekers the opportunity for an up-close and personal view of local marine life, including dolphins, sea turtles, jellyfish, stingrays... 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

Top 8 Things to Do in Crystal Beach, Florida

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

Do you like to feel like a local on vacation? If so, we recommend staying in the Crystal Beach neighborhood in Destin, Florida. This charming beachside community is home to pastel-colored beach homes with white picket fences. The sugar-white sand beaches are accessible via neighborhood beach accesses and dune walkovers that are conveniently located along Scenic Highway 98. Here is our list of the top 8 things to do when you stay in Crystal Beach, Continue reading

New Options for 30A Vacation Rentals in Dune Allen and Santa Rosa Beach

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is delighted to welcome five premier 30A vacation rentals to its collection of South Walton vacation rental properties. Previously managed by Dolphin Developers, we're delighted to provide our expert property management services along with our exceptional service to owners and guests. Established in 1985, we've been welcoming families to South Walton and Destin's beaches for more than 35 years. If you enjoy... Continue reading

Stay and Play along National Scenic Byway Highway 30-A

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021

We’ve long known that Scenic Highway 30A is special. In fact, in 2006, the state of Florida took notice designating it as an “official” Florida Scenic Highway. Now, 15 years later, the iconic road has been named a National Scenic Byway by Scenic America , placing this scenic stretch of coastal highway among the ranks of six other scenic Florida roadways, including A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Big Bend Scenic Byway, Florida Continue reading

Beach Resort is One of the Best Destin Resorts for Families

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Are you seeking a cozy hideout for your next Destin family vacation? If so, check out Beach Resort condominiums located along Scenic Highway 98. These pristine and well cared for Destin vacation rental condominiums have only one rule—Relax! Relax on the furnished balcony and watch the sunset over the Gulf waters with the enticing pool deck down below. The two-tier, zero-entry, resort-style pool is fun for the whole family. Plenty of lounge chairs... Continue reading

Newman-Dailey Happy Hours Provide Creative Cocktail Ideas for Destin Vacations

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021

At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of stepping out on the deck and enjoying the coastal breeze and sounds of the surf while we made some of Continue reading

New South Walton Restaurants and Businesses for 2021

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community.  Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation. The Citizen (Alys Beach) On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor Continue reading

Best Things to Do for Spring Break in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Destin, Florida is one of the most popular spring break destinations for families with children and teens. Destin’s soft white sand beaches and emerald green waters provide a playground for all ages in an expansive outdoor setting. Beyond the beach, there are a variety of activities and experiences that will allow everyone in your group to have fun! In addition, when you stay with Newman-Dailey, you'll enjoy FREE activities with each day 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

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Fall/Winter 2020

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

While 2020 was a tough year, we were able to celebrate the silver linings with our guests through our fourth My Beach Memories photo contest. We’ve been accepting submissions from August 2020 through December 29, 2020 of our guests’ favorite beach vacation memories and we’re excited to announce the winners! From stories of COVID-blessings and first visits to the beach to weddings and favorite activities, our hearts were warmed sharing Continue reading

Coastal New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms, this is a great time to start healthy habits for the New Year. We’ve all made resolutions in year’s past that don’t always come to fruition so this year, we’ve created a list of resolutions for your next Destin vacation that we think will bring you joy and jump start a healthier happier you. Try Something New on Your Next Visit to Destin If you are a foodie, it could Continue reading

Top 10 Destin Vacation Memories of 2020

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021

As we reflect on 2020, we enjoy finding the silver lining on an otherwise tragic year. Through our “My Beach Memories Photo Contest” stories, we had the joy of sharing many special memories with our guests. We think that coming to the beach with your family and friends provides a much needed, safe escape to enjoy a change of scenery and to relax and reconnect.  The following are priceless stories of each family’s 2020 memories Continue reading

Moon Crush 2021 - Live Music Event in Miramar Beach, Florida

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020

MOON CRUSH LIVE CONCERT - REMAINING RENTALS GOING FAST We are excited to announce that South Walton will host the first annual, Moon Crush Live Concert Event! If you're missing live music as much as we have been, you'll be excited to learn that Moon Crush is designed to be a socially distanced experience for you and your favorite people to connect and enjoy live music in a responsible way.  Once you get here, you will be just a short walk, bicycle Continue reading

Best Places to Go Hiking Around Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

While most families come to South Walton and Destin, Florida for the soft, sugar-white sand beaches, the Destin area is also a great place to go hiking. With five state parks and Point Washington State Forest, the area’s natural lands feature miles of trails and geological gems such as rare coastal dune lakes—only found in South Walton, Africa, Australia, and Madagascar. The best part is that hiking is a great activity that allows for Continue reading

Vacation Rentals with the Best Community Pool on 30A

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Sanctuary at Redfish is truly a magnificent gem along Scenic Highway 30A and has one of the best community pools. Overlooking Big Redfish Lake, the pool includes three pools including an adults-only pool, two hot tubs, a firepit, a grilling area, and private cabanas. Located in Blue Mountain Beach, just minutes from popular beachside towns of Grayton Beach, WaterColor, and Seaside, at Sanctuary at Redfish guests enjoy the luxury and serenity of one Continue reading

Best Things to Do in Destin for the Holidays

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020

While 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected, the team at Newman-Dailey knows that annual traditions provide comfort in the midst of chaos. Therefore, we've gathered some of our favorite things to do in Destin for the holidays that have become annual holiday traditions for many. The team at Newman-Dailey wants to help keep your traditions alive and maybe even start some new ones. Our private, vacation rental homes and condominiums provide a safe... Continue reading

5 Reasons to School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Is your family one of the many that now have a virtual classroom and school from home? If so, consider providing your student with a change of scenery and School from the Beach. Here are 5 great reasons to bring your virtual classroom to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida: Edu-tainment Field Trips Combining education and fun, Destin is home to many attractions and activities that are fun and great for hands-on learning. From Gator Beach Continue reading

Take a Field Trip to Gator Beach When You School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020

When your kids school from the beach, there are lots of fantastic edutainment venues that combine learning and fun. One of our favorites is Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s in Destin . This FREE attraction features more than 100 alligators, including hatchlings, juveniles, and the famed, Ms. Pearl, an albino alligator. Here are some of the highlights you’ll enjoy when you take a break from your virtual textbooks and take a field trip to Gator Continue reading

Hidden Dunes Resort Renovated Condominium Tower - Best Condos in Miramar Beach

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Renovations are complete on the Gulf-front tower, which was repainted and the condominiums have re-opened with new balcony railing as well as flooring that is non-skid and waterproof. The condominium’s Gulf-front pool was updated with new pool tiles, a new pool deck, and renovated pool restrooms. When you stay at Hidden Dunes Resort, you’ll enjoy access to the basketball and horseshoe courts, the award-winning tennis center with clay courts Continue reading

Jade East Towers - The Best Destin Condos to Work from the Beach

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Working remotely from a vacation rental home at the beach has many potential benefits, ranging from mental and physical health to enhanced creativity and efficiency. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies workplace psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. She told NPR, "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental... Continue reading

Local Update on Destin Beaches After Hurricane Sally

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020

Our club of Dailey Insiders get the news and information first regarding South Walton and Destin's beaches direct from the locals who live and work here. We're all relieved to say good-bye to Sally and are blessed that most businesses, vacation rentals, and our beaches fared well. Here’s what our team of locals have to share about the status of Destin, Florida post-Hurricane Sally: Our Beaches are Open. The beaches look a little different right Continue reading

Find Your Favorite Destin Condo at St. Maarten at Silver Shells

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

If you're looking to find a favorite Destin condominium, we recommend exploring St. Maarten at Silver Shells. The 31-acre Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and overlooking miles of pristine beaches is one of the most popular luxury resorts in Destin, Florida. Within the resort, guests will enjoy expansive pool decks with hot tubs and children’s pools; the famous Ruth‘s Chris steakhouse; and the award... Continue reading

6 Reasons to Work from the Beach

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020

With more companies directing staff to work from home while we wait out COVID-19, we know where you’d rather be—working from the beach! In fact, if you have to work you might as well do it in a place where you’re happiest. And for many, their happy place is at the beach. Here are our top 6 reasons to work from the beach this year: When You Participate in Zoom Meetings, You Win for the Best Live Background Zoom meetings have become 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

Best Beach Cottages in Miramar Beach are at Hidden Dunes Resort

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Are you looking for the best beach cottages in Miramar Beach, Florida near Destin? Consider staying in a Hidden Dunes Cottage. Located near Hidden Dunes top-ranked tennis center, the cottages are an affordable and comfortable home away from home for your next family vacation. The Carolina-style Cottages are nestled in a naturally wooded landscape and enhanced by spacious and private screened porches, shaded walkways, reflecting pools, and bubbling Continue reading

My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2020

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020

We had so much fun seeing our guests’ memories that we launched our third My Beach Memories photo contest last fall. We’ve been accepting submissions of your favorite moments from your beach vacation from October 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 and we finally have our winners! Sharing in your special moments from baby's first steps and family traditions to sunsets and wedding proposals, our hearts have been warmed and our optimism renewed. We Continue reading

Where To Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding In and Around Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Stand up paddle boarding has become one of the most popular water activities along Florida's Emerald Coast. The water sport, which originated in Hawaii in the 40s, has been growing in popularity over the last two decades due to Northwest Florida's comfortable climate and diverse options for calm waters. Here are some of the best places for stand up paddle boarding in the South Walton and Destin area. The Gulf of Mexico The Gulf of Mexico is our top Continue reading

Celebrations Are Not Canceled in Destin, FL -- Families are Celebrating Safely at the Beach

Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

While Corona Virus may have forced us to adopt new norms, 2020 celebrations are not canceled. In fact now more than ever, it is comforting to come together with loved ones and celebrate. The team at Newman-Dailey is ready to help you celebrate that special occasion. Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, a birthday, baby’s first step, a graduation or holiday gathering, our spacious Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums provide 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

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

Dailey Happy Hour - It's Wine Time Featuring Dakota Shy Wine & Cheese Pairing

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020

Today’s Dailey Happy Hour is in honor of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation . The last weekend of April is traditionally the Destin Charity Wine Auction, but due to Corona Virus the 2020 Auction has been moved to August 21-22, 2020.    Last year, the Destin Charity Wine Auction raised $3.6 million for children in need in Northwest Florida! DCWA is ranked one of the top 10 wine auctions in the country by Wine Spectator and has become an Continue reading

Fresh, Local Ingredients for Sunset Beach Cocktails in Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020

When you slow down long enough to breathe deep and stop rushing to the next appointment or next task, it is easier to make time for the details. One of the ways we love to slow down at the beach is to enjoy sunset happy hour. We are blessed with a wealth of local farmers and fisherman that reward us with the freshest seafood and produce available. As such, we enjoy infusing local ingredients to create the freshest beach cocktails.  This week, Continue reading

Be A Dailey Insider

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Our extended family of friends, guests and people who love the beach as much as we do spans the globe. As Destin locals, our team enjoys sharing our knowledge and insider tips with you.    For those who join the club and become a “Dailey Insider,” we’ll be sending monthly updates with the inside scoop on South  Walton and Destin’s beaches, the hottest local events and concerts as well as share travel deals and Continue reading

Best Mojitos along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Whether you’re planning a future trip to Destin or just day dreaming about relaxing along Destin’s white sandy shores, a Destin beach tradition is a sunset toast. At Newman-Dailey, we enjoy celebrating a “Dailey Happy Hour” and sunset toast whenever possible, and since we're all staying at home, we've decided to bring happy hour to you.    This week, we’re creating one of our favorite beach drinks, the strawberry mojito. As such Continue reading

What to do now that our Spring Beach vacation is cancelled? Top 9 Ways to Bring the Beach Home.

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020

As we endure the current health crisis and all practice social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're all thinking of sunny days ahead. We know you're ready to pack your suitcases and get back to the beach!   So in the meantime, we wanted to help you virtually enjoy the beach at home. It is the sights, sounds and smells that can easily take you back to a place. So we thought it would be fun to share tips on how to bring Continue reading

What is there to do in Destin since Coronavirus?

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020

We know you need a change of scenery and don't want to miss taking your treasured Destin beach vacation this year. At Newman-Dailey guest and staff safety is our top priority. Therefore in addition to our enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols and new COVID-19 procedures, our team has created a list of things to do in Destin that allow for social distancing. Here are our top suggestions:  Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  This fun water Continue reading

Tips to "Be Local. Act Local." in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020

Our team is proud to be Destin locals and as such we want our extended family of friends and guests to feel like a local when they come to town. So in addition to sharing all the local Destin hotspots, we’re sharing another way to feel like a local and help us protect the beach and the endangered sea turtles that nest along our shores.  Therefore, we’ve identified 7 ways to Be Local and Act Local when you visit the beach:  Join Us in Removing Continue reading

Destin, FL Vacation Coronavirus Tips

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Updated September 1, 2022 We enjoy welcoming guests back to the beach, and the health and safety of our guests, clients, and staff remains a priority for the team at Newman-Dailey. Our clean, sanitized private vacation rentals are a safe option for taking a South Walton and Destin beach vacation. Newman-Dailey has instituted enhanced sanitization and cleaning practices and procedures for all of our vacation rentals, which includes an extended time Continue reading

Ringing in the New Year in Destin - New Year’s Eve Celebrations along Florida’s Emerald Coast

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

Are you planning to ring in the New Year in South Walton or Destin, Florida? If so, there are lots of great options for your New Year’s Eve celebration along the coast from the Destin Harbor to Miramar Beach to the towns of 30A to Panama City Beach.  Here’s a roundup of the hottest spots to welcome the New Year in Northwest Florida: Noon Year's Eve at LuLu’s (Destin) This loved local annual tradition starts early for families Continue reading

Destin Vacation Rental Homes with Best Pools and Private Backyards

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental home is having a private pool and backyard. While you'll be thrilled having space for your entire group to stay together under one roof, we know the real joy is enjoying time together outside in your private oasis. Therefore, we've pulled together a few Newman-Dailey vacation rental homes that have private pools and large backyards for gathering, games and summer barbecues Continue reading

Things to Do with Dad for Fathers Day in Destin

Published on Monday, April 22, 2019

Are you ready to “wow” Dad this Father’s Day? We’ve learned that he does not want another shirt, hat or wallet for Father’s Day. Word on the street is that what Dad really wants for Father’s Day is to spend time with the people he loves most—his family and friends! So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Destin with Dad to inspire Father’s Day gift ideas to make his day. Go Fishing Destin is coined the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village Continue reading

10 Ways to Reduce Stress When Planning Your Destin Beach Vacation

Published on Friday, February 22, 2019

While taking a beach vacation is great fun, the planning may not be.  Since we’ve been helping families plan beach vacations to Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast for more than 30 years, our team compiled some of our best recommendations to help guests make the planning process stress free.  1. Book in advance We know you have been meaning to plan your beach vacation and the year is getting away from you. For the best OHHMYYGAAHHD Continue reading

Winners of the 2018 Destin Vacation Story Contest

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018

We love to see our guests vacation memories and to encourage sharing Newman-Dailey held a photo contest among its guests. Guests of Newman-Dailey were encouraged to share their stories and photographs of their Destin Experience for a chance to win prizes, including a vacation stay. We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Destin Vacation story contest .  First Place Destin Vacation Winner: Shalayna submitted her beautiful wedding along Continue reading

Insiders’ Guide to New and Recently Relocated Restaurants in Destin, Florida

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Destin has always prided itself on its crystal white sandy beaches, emerald green waters, and a deliciously diverse variety of restaurants. As such, one of our most frequently asked questions by visitors to the area is “what new Destin restaurants should we try?” If you were wondering the same thing, we’ve gathered this list of the best new or recently relocated restaurants in Destin that you’ll want to try on your next South Walton or Destin vacation... Continue reading

The 6 Most Instagrammable Spots in Destin, Florida

Published on Monday, August 27, 2018

The beautiful green waters of the Emerald Coast are enough to fill your entire Instagram feed with gorgeous views of the water. However, there are so many great Insta-worthy spots up and down the Emerald Coast to make your followers wanting even more. With so many reasons to be outside, especially in Destin, you’ll want to check out these six most Instagrammable Spots on the Emerald Coast on your next visit to the area:  Henderson Beach State Continue reading

Best Beach Front Restaurants on Scenic 98 with a View

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018

Looking for the best Gulf-front restaurants in Destin and Miramar Beach? Along Florida's Emerald Coast, there are many options for restaurants with delicious food with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico while you dine.  Here are some of the top restaurants to walk, bike, or scooter to on Scenic 98, one of the original quaint beach roads of Destin.  Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf Capt. Dave’s, at 3796 Old Highway 98, has been around for Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons you need a 30A Vacation to Sanctuary at Redfish

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018

Now is a great time to begin planning your next visit to Scenic Highway 30A and a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. The beach is beautiful, and you and your friends and family will benefit from time together in a relaxed, secluded coastal setting. The beach is calling and you should answer, here’s why:   The beach is good for your health . With miles of soft white sand beaches, Sanctuary at Redfish is an oasis for anyone Continue reading

The Best Mini Golf Courses in Destin

Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Ready to get your putt-putt on? We’ve got the best mini golf courses for you here in Destin. From indoor black light golf to a 9-hole outdoor course to work on your short game, there’s a course for everyone in the family to enjoy.  1.  Golf Garden of Destin Staying with us here in the Destin area? Enjoy one free round of putt-putt golf per paid night of your beach vacation with our Xplorie gift card program. They also have a driving Continue reading

2018 Memorial Day Week Update for Destin, Florida

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

First and foremost, we would like to honor and thank ALL active and retired military members for your dedication and service. We enjoy so many freedoms due to your service. From all of us at Newman-Dailey, we send a BIG heartfelt “Thank you!”   We are looking forward to welcoming our extended family of guests from around the country to spend time relaxing and reconnecting along our shores. We know some of you have questions regarding 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

Want a Destin Beach Vacation Without the Crowds?

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

If you’re seeking a beach vacation sans the crowds, our best advice is to visit the beach during non-peak seasons. Avoid the spring break crowds by visiting the beach in May (now is a sweet spot!) or plan a visit to the beach during late summer. Not only is late summer the value season with lower rates, the crowds are a distant memory. Of course, fall and winter have the best rates with no crowds.   For families planning a summer beach Continue reading

Moms Just Wanna Have Fun in Destin for Mother's Day

Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Motherhood can be exhausting. That’s why Anna Jarvis helped make Mother's Day an official U.S. Holiday in 1914. Moms give so much and what do they get in return? Runny noses, dirty clothes and tons of thankless tasks. So what does mom want for Mother’s Day? We know she wants to relax and have fun.   In fact, the “State of Fun” survey commissioned by the shoe brand Crocs, which polled 2,200 U.S. moms, revealed mothers are not having enough Continue reading

Top Destin Bucket List Adventures for 2018

Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It’s a New Year and we know you’re ready to set your sights on a new list of adventures for your upcoming Destin vacation. As you search for things to do in Destin during your next spring, summer or fall beach getaway, we’ve outlined some of the fun bucket list adventures in South Walton and Destin, Florida:  Snorkel Grayton Beach State Park Reef Submerged several years ago by SWARA (South Walton Artificial Reef Association), this reef is now 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

Florida Trend Names 4 South Walton Restaurants among Golden Spoon Winners

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

Excerpt from Florida Trend (Dec. 2017):  “Fifty years ago, long before Zagat, TripAdvisor or Yelp, Florida Trend embarked on a novel project to find the state’s best restaurants. In a survey to 1,000 subscribers, editors explained “most of our readers—and all Florida Trend staff members—travel around our state a lot. The men who read our magazine like good restaurants.”   The “Mad Men” &ndash Continue reading

Best Beach Portrait Photographers in the Destin Area

Published on Monday, November 27, 2017

One of the joys of a Destin beach vacation is capturing the moments and memories that will last a lifetime. To help ensure this special moment in time is remembered forever, many families enjoy scheduling a beach portrait session with a professional photographer. There are dozens of photographers along the Emerald Coast and each has a different specialty. Here are some of the best beach portrait photographers depending on your budget and goals: Best Continue reading

Best Oyster Restaurants in Destin

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oyster season is back, and it’s the most delicious time of the year! It’s the perfect time to enjoy some fresh oysters. From Virginia to Louisiana, it's been said that the  Southeast could become the Napa Valley of oysters Yes, you can enjoy them year round, but they are more firm and flavorful in cold weather months when it is not spawning season. Here are some of our favorites. 1. Boathouse Tucked down in the harbor right on the Continue reading

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