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Destin Vacation Gift Cards 10% Off

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

The team at Newman-Dailey is celebrating another very Emerald Christmas season here in Destin, Florida. We’re in the holiday spirit and we want to help ensure you give the best gift under the tree. Give the gift of a relaxing beach getaway with a Destin Vacation Gift Card! For a limited time, we’re offering 10% off Newman-Dailey Gift Cards for your friends and loved ones to apply to their next beach vacation. Purchase $100, $200 and Continue reading

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Destin Home

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015

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

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere in Destin

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jimmy Buffet taught us that It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere so why wait to have a cocktail and enjoy life. Now, It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere is right here in Destin, Florida. Joining our family of premier  Destin vacation rentals , It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere luxury vacation rental home in Crystal Beach beckons families to switch to beach time the moment they arrive.  With a cool blue color palate, luxury furnishings, a private pool Continue reading

Fourth of July in Destin

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

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

4th of July at the Beach Dominica at Port of Call Available

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015

This weekend Americans will celebrate the 4th of July and our nation’s independence. Where will you be? If you’re considering a last minute getaway to the beaches of South Walton, there are only a couple of rentals remaining. In fact, you can make someone else’s loss your gain. A last minute cancellation has left Dominca at Port of Call the week of the 4th of July! This beautiful 6 bedroom rental home in Miramar Beach sleeps up to Continue reading

Free Admission to Topsail Hill State Park

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Great news for our nature loving guests! Beginning in June, regular day-use admission fees to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will be waived through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). If you haven’t visited Topsail Hill State Park, you’re in for a treat. The park features 3.2 miles of white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall as wells as three rare coastal dune lakes, offering excellent Continue reading

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 17-21

Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Whether you like to catch fish, eat fish or just watch the pros weigh fish, we think you’ll enjoy the annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 17-21, 2015.    Ranked the fifth richest billfish tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine , the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is held in Miramar Beach, Florida at the Sandestin Marina.  Sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and part of the International Game Fish Association Off Continue reading

Beach Safety is a Top Priority in Destin

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

At Newman-Dailey, we pride ourselves in providing guests a wonderful vacation filled with special memories. Through our 100% performance guarantee, we ensure prompt, reliable service. We also aim to ensure our guests have a safe Destin vacation by providing vacationers with information on the flag warning system and knowledge to stay safe. Beach safety is a top priority at Newman-Dailey. It is critical that beachgoers understand the dangers associated Continue reading

Beach Safety is a Priority in South Walton

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

At Newman-Dailey, we strive to provide our guests an specatcular beach vacation filled iwth special memories. Through our 100% performance guarantee, we ensure prompt, reliable service. We also aim to ensure our guests have a safe South Walton vacation by providing vacationers with informaiton on the flag warning system and knowledge to stay safe while enjoying the beach. Beach safety is a top priority at Newman-Dailey. It is critical that beachgoers Continue reading

IT’SUGAR Opens at Destin Commons

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

As if Destin’s sugar white sands weren’t sweet enough, now you can add some extra sweetness to your beach vacation. Specialty candy and gift retailer IT’SUGAR opened this month in Destin Commons . The store offers more than 1,000 confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Brands include Saturday Night Live-themed candies and products.(Conehead chocolate bar, anyone? Or maybe some Taco Town gummy tacos?) There’s Disney gear from candy and magnets to jewelry Continue reading

Destin Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer is a great time to visit the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. In addition to relaxing and enjoying time on the sugar white sand beaches during the day, evenings heat up with live outdoor concerts at a variety of venues all along the Emerald Coast. The summer concert series feature a wide variety of music and each is on a different night of the week. So grab a blanket or low back chair and take your pick from these great options. Continue reading

Memorial Day Events in South Walton & Destin

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

The official start to summer is almost here. And what better place to spend Memorial Day, honoring those who have served our country while spending time with family and friends than along the sugar sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.   After a day of soaking up the sun, there are plenty of Memorial Day events along the Emerald Coast that will have the family feeling patriotic as well as entertained.     At Sandestin Continue reading

Dog-friendly Destin Park Gets Lights

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Our guests who take advantage of our pet-friendly rentals in Destin will be be delighted to learn that the Destin Dog Park is now lighted for early morning and late evening use. The lights are the result of a collaborative effort between The Friends of the Destin Dog Park, the City of Destin, local business owners and individual contributors. Nearly 100 dogs attended the lighting ceremony with their humans on March 30. Located at 4100 Indian Bayou Continue reading

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in South Walton

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visting the beaches of South Walton! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Easter Brunch at the Hilton Sandestin – From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hilton Sandesitn Beach will host its annual Easter Brunch in the Coastal Ballroom. Easter Brunch Continue reading

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in Destin

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visiting Destin! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the Emerald Coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Destin Harbor Easter Celebration – From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., HarborWalk Village at the Destin Harbor will host an Easter Brunch followed by a festive afternoon with the Easter Bunny Continue reading

Destin is the Perfect Place to Fly a Kite

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015

How long has it been since you did something that really made you experience the pure unadulterated joy and freedom of being a kid?  If you can’t remember or it’s been way too long, maybe you should go fly a kite. Really! And Destin is the perfect place to do just that!  Since kite flying requires wide open spaces with no trees, power lines  or roads, the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast are the Continue reading

Destin Penthouses Offer Spectacular Views

Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sure, our Destin penthouses are great for celebrities, but they are great for families and groups too! Many of our guests tell us they had not considered renting the penthouse. We say, “why not?” You deserve to vacation in the lap of luxury. In fact, Newman-Dailey’s penthouse rates are comparable to our luxury beach homes and guests love the spectacular bird’s eye views. Here’s a sampling of our Destin penthouse rentals Continue reading

Destin Vacation New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Published on Monday, December 29, 2014

  Inspired by Conde Nast Traveler’s  How to Make the Most of Travel in 2015: New Year’s Resolutions , we’ve developed a list of Destin Vacation New Year’s Resolutions for 2015.

    Try one new activity – Make a list of Destin  activities you’ve considered trying while visiting Destin and commit to trying one this year. Whether it’s deep sea fishing, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding or fly boarding, we’ve got lots of great watersports
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Book Your 2015 Destin Vacation with Peace of Mind

Published on Monday, December 1, 2014

The New Year is only a month away and it’s never too early to start planning your next Destin beach vacation. In fact, vacation rentals for 2015 are booking steadily so we’re encouraging travelers to book early and secure their favorite rental for spring and summer 2015. And to give our guests “ Peace of Mind ” for their 2015 reservation, Newman-Dailey is covering the travel insurance on stays of 7 nights or more. We’ve got a great selection of luxury Continue reading

Emerald Coast Bucket List

Published on Friday, November 28, 2014

There are many reasons to love the Emerald Coast! The sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water is the obvious reason, but we were recently reminded of the many things to do in and around Destin that we haven't tried yet. The Northwest Florida Daily News recently compiled the "Emerald Coast Bucket List" filled with all the incredible activities and adventures to be had in Destin, Florida. Here's their top 10:  1. Spend Continue reading

Dog Friendly Destin

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014

We’re fond of our furry friends and we were recently reminded how much the South Walton and Destin community loves dogs. At Newman-Dailey, we have an array of pet-friendly Destin vacation rentals . From beach homes to the charming Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach, there are opportunities for guests who want to bring Fido to find a comfortable home-away-from-home at the beach. While only residents with a permit are allowed to bring their leashed dog onto Continue reading

Fall Break for Families in Destin

Published on Monday, September 29, 2014

Since many schools have added a fall break, this is a great opportunity to keep learning at the forefront while enjoying a fun fall beach getaway along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Mom and Dad will enjoy the great fall rates and special Destin deals, while the kids will delight in the breadth of nature experiences and opportunities to learn about our coastal environment. Here’s four reasons to visit Destin, Florida this Continue reading

Destin Ranked Top Florida Beach According to US News & World Report

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014

Locals consider the beaches of Destin the best in Florida and even among the best in the world. So it is especially exciting when others rank our beaches #1 too!  US News & World Report Travel listed Destin as #1 on the “ Best Florida Beaches ” list. The ranking combines user votes and expert insight to rank Florida beaches on attributes such as aesthetics, atmosphere and conveniences, among other characteristics. The US News & Continue reading

South Walton Dining Hot Spots for Fall

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014

The beach communities of South Walton are renowned for incredibly talented chefs, the freshest ingredients and culinary excellence. Yes, we’re pretty spoiled to have dozens of delectable South Walton dining options as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches!    In addition, our coastal community celebrates a farm-to-table and sea-to-table philosophy, which ensures dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and purchased local Continue reading

5 Reasons Destin is Perfect for Family Vacations

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

It has been an amazing summer and after welcoming many families to the beach for their summer vacation, we’ve been reminded of why Destin is such a great place for family vacation. Here’s our top 5 reasons why Destin is perfect for families:  Pristine Beaches – Sure there are many choices for a beach vacation, but Destin’s powder soft, white sand is great for kids. It’s soft and gentle on kids’ feet, and great Continue reading

Destin is A Top Choice for Family Vacations

Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

We think Destin, Florida is a great choice for a family vacation, but don’t just take our word for it. We recently hosted two writers at two of Newman-Dailey’s resort properties. Then we waited with anticipation to read about their experiences. The results are in and we were thrilled to read their personal accounts. They both took advantage of the Newman-Dailey gift card amenities and took staff suggestions for things to do in Destin , including dining Continue reading

Celebrate Father's Day in Destin Aboard the Solaris

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Father’s Day is this weekend! And if you’re in Destin for Father’s Day and looking for a special way to celebrate Dad, consider a lunch cruise aboard SunQuest Cruise’s Solaris .   The Father’s Day cruise will set sail at 1 p.m. on the Choctawhatchee Bay for a special lunch that is sure to create memories that will last lifetime. Spend time on the upper deck taking in the sights and sounds (and hopefully spot a few dolphins). Then head to the Continue reading

Customize Your Destin Spring Break

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

We know you need a spring break to the beach but getting time away is often unpredictable. Therefore, Newman-Dailey is ready to help you have a fantastic spring break no matter how much time you have off. Stay 4 nights – Getaway to one of our premier Destin rentals for a few days of rest and relaxation. Enjoy time relaxing on the soft white sand beaches (most rentals come with complimentary beach service daily), dinner at the new Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Continue reading

Winter Golf Deals in Destin, FL

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Many golf enthusiasts head south for the winter and Destin Golf Courses are delighted to welcome winter guests with great seasonal rates. In addition to the free golf at Bluewater Bay and the Links or Baytowne Courses at Sandestin, which come with the Newman-Dailey Gift Card available with short-term rentals, Destin winter golf specials are par for the course. Here’s a few of the specials that will help stretch your dollars and enjoy a day on the Continue reading

Destin Listed Among TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Destinations on the Rise”

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

We were not surprised to read that Destin, Fla. was listed among the winning destinations in the TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards . Destin was ranked #3 among the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise . The rankings are compiled using travelers’ feedback, reviews and opinions on accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Destin’s pristine white sand beaches coupled with quality accommodations, attractions with a strong tie to nature and amazing Continue reading

Destin Vacation Gift Cards 10% Off

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the team at Newman-Dailey has been enjoying a very Emerald Christmas season here in Destin! After attending many holiday events and activities, we’re in the holiday spirit and we want to help ensure you give the best gift under the tree.   For a limited time, we’re offering 10% off Newman-Dailey Gift Cards for your friends and loved ones to apply to their next beach vacation! $100, $200 and $300 gift Continue reading

Fall Events in Destin - Festival of the Arts, Oct. 26-27

Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall is in the air! Perfect temperatures and spectacular sunsets define the season and the great fall events along the Emerald Coast make Autumn one of the most entertaining times of year. Next up... the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) will host the 18th Annual Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) on Oct. 26-27, 2013. This is one of the Southeast's premier art festivals featuring more than 100 juried artists, Continue reading

Destin Vacation Deals - 72-Hour Sale!

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall is for family. At Newman-Dailey, we cherish family memories, and want to help you spend quality time with ones you love.  So for a limited time only, we're offering a 15% discount on vacation rentals at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach and Jade East Towers in Destin! This Destin beach vacation discount is in addition to our already low seasonal rates that have been discounted up to 30% off peak season Continue reading

Columbus Day Inspires Exploration in Destin

Published on Monday, October 14, 2013

In honor of Columbus Day, we suggested a Destin expedition. Here are some ideas: - Search for an Award-Winning Catch - Schedule a fishing charter and head out into the Gulf of Mexico in search of the biggest catch. The Destin Fishing Rodeo  continues through Oct. 31 with daily weigh in's behind AJ's and daily and weekly awards as anglers compete for the Jackpot-the largest King Mackerel. - Experience a New Destin Activity or Attraction Continue reading

Families Escape to Destin for Fall Break Deals

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Don't let this opportunity slip away! The school calendar says "No School" and you're debating how to use these precious days of freedom from schedules and the daily routine. Make your days off count with a family getaway to Destin, Fla! Sure you could fill your weekend by staying in town but isn't it more fun to getaway to the sugar white sand beaches of Destin where you're shielded from life, laundry and chores. Not only is Newman-Dailey Continue reading

Expanded Air Service to Destin, FL

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We're always excited to hear about new ways for our guests to get to the beach faster.  The Destin Airport recently announced that Southern Airways Express will offer flights between Destin and Memphis, Oxford, Miss., Birmingham and New Orleans. The Memphis-based airline will use turboprop nine-seat Cessna Caravans to transport passengers. I n other positive news, the Northwest Florida Daily News recently reported that the airport director Continue reading

Destin Labor Day Deals

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

August has arrived and with it comes summer's last splash. So don't let summer slip away without one more trip to the beach! Plan a trip now through Labor Day and enjoy late summer deals  on our Destin vacation rentals . Celebrate Labor Day at the beach and enjoy savings of up to 30% off premier South Walton rentals, Destin beach condos, Destin resorts and beach rental homes. In addition to fun, sun and sand, there are lots of 2013 Labor Continue reading

A much needed vacation!

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This hotel (Beachside Inn) is absolutely awesome! My granddaughter, niece, and grand niece were fortunate to stay at your wonderful hotel for 4 nights. Kellie was so helpful and so sweet! She is a jewel! The room we had provided us with everything needed to make our vacation perfect! Many thank you’s for making our vacation a memorable one! We will be back!! THANK YOU!!   D. Dyer,  North Richland Hills Continue reading

Enjoy Up to 30% Off A Late Summer South Walton Vacation

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

It is said that good things come to those who wait! If you have waited to plan a beach getaway, you will now be rewarded with late summer season rates on Destin and South Walton rentals, including 30A rentals in Seacrest, Seagrove, Blue Mountain and Santa Rosa Beach. Plan a beach getaway between Aug. 5 and Sept. 3 and enjoy up to 30% off peak summer season rates. Beach lovers who return in late-August are welcomed with sugar white sand beaches Continue reading

Destin's Perfect Sunset Cocktail

Published on Friday, July 12, 2013

Oh, how we love summer! Long lazy days at the beach, reading an enthralling new book, playing in the surf, building a sand castle, relaxing walks on the beach, and sending your worries out to sea. One of our favorite parts of a day at the beach is sunset. And Destin sunsets are amazing! Set up your chair with a refreshing cocktail in hand and watch the show! Like an artist's canvas the sky comes alive with vivid brush strokes Continue reading

Celebrate Fourth of July in Destin!

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

There is no better place to celebrate our nation's independence than at the beach in Destin, Fla.! Nearby military bases allow us to honor our troops and military personnel who protect our freedoms while the beauty of our beaches and coastal parks are the perfect backdrop to enjoy time with family and friends. We welcome the many families arriving for the Fourth of July and have compiled a quick round up of Destin Fourth of July events Continue reading

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 19-23

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The 2013  Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic kicks off today at the Sandestin Marina! Whether you're an angler or a spectator, you'll be lured by the fun events and hooked on watching the weigh-ins. This incredible annual billfish tournament elevates fishing in Destin to a new level! As the fastest growing billfish tournament on the Gulf Coast, an expected 85 teams will compete for over $1.5 million in cash awards. Continue reading

Father's Day in Destin with Golf

Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

We want to welcome the many families (and especially Dads) arriving for some summertime fun at the beach.  In showing Dad how much you appreciate him for Father's Day, remind Dad that each night's stay at Newman-Dailey comes complete with an 18-hole round of golf with proof of I.D. and your Newman-Dailey Gift Card .  Dad can choose between golf at the Golf Garden, Bluewater Bay or The Links or Baytowne courses at Sandestin. Nestled Continue reading

Father's Day South Walton Solaris Brunch Cruise

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This week we're gearing up to celebrate Dad! For our many guests who will bringing Dad to beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. for a Father's Day week of fun, we're highlighting some of the fun activities that we think will make Dad smile. Our friends at SunQuest Cruises will be offering a Father's Day Brunch cruise aboard the Solaris on Sunday, June 16 from 1-3 p.m. (boarding begins at 12:15 p.m.). This special Father Continue reading

Father's Day Solaris Brunch Cruise in Destin

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Are you bringing Dad to the beach for Father's Day? If so, you may be looking for fun things to do in Destin to show Dad how much you appreciate him.  Our friends at SunQuest Cruises will be offering a Father's Day Brunch cruise aboard the Solaris on Sunday, June 16 from 1-3 p.m. (boarding begins at 12:15 p.m.). This special Father's Day cruise in the Choctawhatchee Bay comes complete with Continue reading

Double Red Flag Conditions for Area Beaches

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

The rain may have cleared out but it has left us rough surf and very strong rip currents. We remain on double red flags in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin, Fla., which means the water is closed for swimming. If you enter the water under double red flag conditions, you run the risk of endangering yourself and the lives of emergency personnel. Therefore, the local sheriff's departments will be issuing citations and fines for Continue reading

Double Red Flag Conditions for Area Beaches

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

The rain may have cleared out but it has left us rough surf and very strong rip currents. We remain on double red flags in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin, Fla., which means the water is closed for swimming. If you enter the water under double red flag conditions, you run the risk of endangering yourself and the lives of emergency personnel. Therefore, the local sheriff's departments will be issuing citations and fines Continue reading

A Father's Day Beach Getaway to Destin

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Now that you've spoiled mom, it's time to start thinking about Dad. Father's Day is just around the corner and we think he'd be "wowed" by a special Dad-themed beach getaway to South Walton or Destin, Fla. Thanks to the Newman-Dailey Gift Card , fun-filled activities for Dad come complimentary with your Florida beach rental, including a free round of golf per day at Blue Water Bay Golf Resort, Golf Garden or The Links or Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Continue reading

A Mother's Day Getaway to Destin

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Are you trying to decide what to get Mom for Mother's Day? We have a feeling that what she'd really love is to relax, enjoy time with the family and be treated like a queen, and what better place do that than at the beach!  We're making it easy to whisk Mom away for a Mother's Day celebration at the beach in Destin, Fla. Book at least 3 nights between now and May 15, 2013 and take advantage of our 2013 Spring Special , providing you a Continue reading

Playing in the Sand in South Walton

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013

Sure many of our guests come to sit and relax on the beach, but some come to play in the powder soft sand in South Walton and Destin, Fla. If you're looking for some serious sandy fun and the pride of a job well done, consider a sandcastle building lesson with Rick, the Sand Man. Families looking for things to do in Destin and along Scenic Highway 30A need look no further than the beach. This super fun, memorable activity is just what the teacher Continue reading

Dolphins Dance in Destin

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

One of the fun things to do in Destin, Fla. is to take a dolphin cruise out of the Destin Harbor. We recently hopped aboard Destin's Original Seablaster and were in a for a real treat! We had lots of close encounters with a pod of dolphins. They say dolphins are among the most intelligent animals and we agree. Our dolphin friends appeared to be putting on a show for the boat and their natural smile and playful attitude quickly made us their biggest Continue reading

Destin Voted Best Beach for Families

Published on Monday, March 11, 2013

We're honored to receive the news that TravelChannel viewers voted Destin "Best Beach for Families" on TravelChannel.com's recent online poll . With categories including Best Party Beach, Best Romantic Beach and Best Beach for Adventure among many others, we thoroughly agree that Destin, Fla. is Best Beach for Families. Our sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters are a playground for families. Off the beach, there are lots Continue reading

How to Make A Destin Strawberry Mojito Cocktail

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Planning a trip to the beach and looking for the perfect beach cocktail, we recommend the Destin Strawberry Mojito. Click here to watch Andi prepare our favorite Destin drink. Ingredients: 4 farm fresh Florida strawberries quartered 1 to 2 mint sprigs with at least 10 leaves total half a lime cut in two 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup ice cubes 1 1/2 ounces white rum (we use Bacardi white) 1/2 cup club soda Directions: Continue reading

Bringing Bourbon St. to the Beach

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2013

The great February events just keep on coming. This weekend, Feb. 8-10, HarborWalk Village will host the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration, bringing Bourbon St. to the beach. Let the good times roll with best beach Mardi Gras celebration this side of New Orleans! Mardi Gras in Destin, Fla. doesn't disappoint. On Friday, the Mardi Gras Jester pub crawl, complete with jugglers,  stilt walkers, a brass band and Continue reading

Extreme Love Valentine's Day Beach Escape

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Couples are invited to bring their love to new heights at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Extreme Love Valentine's Day package. The special offer includes a romantic escape to the sugar white sand beaches of South Walton in a premier Hidden Dunes condo, townhome or villa, along with a bottle of champagne at check-in and 6-mile or 12-mile helicopter tour courtesy of Timberview Helicopter Continue reading

Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Grab your sneakers! We've found a great event that's right in-line with our January healthy living in Destin, Fla. theme--the 3rd Annual Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon to be held on Jan. 26, 2013. The race begins at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin, at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. Awards will be presented to the overall winners, male and female, as well as to winners in multiple Continue reading

Emerald Coast Cookbook-The Perfect Holiday Gift!

Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If you're like us, you're probably down to searching for those last few gifts for the "hard to buy for people" on your list. For the foodie in your life who loves visiting the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla., consider giving them a culinary vacation. With an abundance of award-winning restaurants, cooking classes and fresh gulf seafood, a culinary beach vacation may make a the perfect one-of-kind gift. If you like this idea Continue reading

Eden State Gardens - Relive History

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving week is here and we couldn't be more excited. This is one of our favorite times of year and we'll be sharing some the best South Walton and Destin holiday traditions and happenings over the next month. Today, we're focusing on Eden State Gardens and historic Westley Mansion. If you've never made a stop at Eden State Gardens during your trip to Destin, the holidays are a great time to do it. The focal point Continue reading

Destin-ed for a Fun Halloween!

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

With ghosts and goblins around every corner (or shall we say every parking lot), Destin, Fla. is brimming with spooktacular activities. If you're looking for a ghoulish good-time, here's some of our top picks: In Destin, Jaycees Haunted House at HarborWalk Village is a scary good time. The Haunted House opens at 7 p.m. in the former Shed BBQ and Blues Joint. Tickets are $8 and the experience is not recommended for children Continue reading

Beer at the Beach - A Destin Tradition

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Like many of our guests, we enjoy a cold brew on the beach. And one of our favorite annual October events in Destin, Fla. allows us to sample specialty beers from around the world in one beautiful coastal setting. The fifth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest is returning to Sandestin, October 19 & 20, 2012. From 2-6 pm on Saturday, the main event will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling Continue reading

Dolphins Dance in Destin

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The beach in October is spectacular in South Walton and Destin, Florida! Sunsets are more vibrant; the Gulf is calm; sand bars form wading pools teaming with marine life; and the Monarch Butterflies arrive for their annual migration through the area. Life is good! Area wildlife is especially active. Everywhere you turn, the fauna is out filling up before winter. Even the dolphins seem more active. While it's fun to enjoy them from the beach, it Continue reading

Family Fun For Fall in Destin

Published on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Today is the official first day of Fall and we couldn't be more excited for the clear days, comfortable temperatures and vast array of fun fall events. Have you thought about a Fall getaway with the family to the beautiful beaches of South Walton or Destin, FL?  Sure there are plenty of excuses why it's tough to get away, but we're going to give you some great reasons to come anyway! For starters, we're launching Continue reading

Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House in Rosemary Beach

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

For those who enjoy interior design, architecture and art will be thrilled to learn Rosemary Beach on 30A is the location of Coastal Living's 15th Anniversary Ultimate Beach House . The home is available for tours through Aug. 19. Tickets are $15 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Rosemary Beach Foundation Continue reading

Sunny Skies & Warm Breezes Hug Destin

Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

With the sun shining brightly and winds blowing warm breezes on Destin and South Walton beaches, it's an ideal time to be outdoors.  Those with an adventurous side may want to take advantage of these prime conditions by trying one of Destin's most adventurous wind sports--Kiteboarding. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing allows you to harness the power of the wind with a large kite that propels your board across the water. The sport has Continue reading

Welcome Summer!

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Since today is the official first day of summer, we thought we'd focus on ways to stay cool while you're in Destin, FL. Here's our top picks: 1) Visit Cold Stone Creamery at Destin Commons, Kilwin's at Grand Boulevard or Heavenly Shortcakes in Seaside for a deliciously cold scoop (or two) of ice cream. Or for an Italian classic, stop by San Gelato at Silver Sands for a cup of low-fat, all-natural gelato. Mmmmm! 2) Rent a boat or jet ski and head out Continue reading

A Magical Beachside Resort

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Those who know us know we enjoy making new friends. We were recently delighted to be contacted by Charlene Mixa, a writer for Travelroads.com , who was on assignment to cover some resorts on Florida’s northwest coast. Charlene and her husband are well traveled and she's written articles on cities and resorts around the country, from California to New York, for more than 15 years. So we were thrilled to have her experience Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort Continue reading

72-Hour Sale

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

This great weather has gone to our heads. We want you to enjoy the nice temperatures, blue skies and beautiful beaches here in South Walton and Destin, FL now before summer arrives. We know you're busy, so as an incentive (yes, we know you can't pass up a great deal), we're offering 15% off all South Walton and Destin vacation rentals! To take advantage of this deal , book and stay for 3-nights now through May 18th and get 15% off Continue reading

Best Beaches for Feet

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ok, so we're definitely biased here in Destin, Florida that our beaches are the best. So we enjoyed reading the VISIT Florida Insider blog that ranks the beaches in South Walton as the "Best Beaches for Feet." We couldn't agree more. The sand along our shore is quartz crystal, which washed down from the Appalachian Mountains over millions of years. Often described as sugar white and soft as Continue reading

Easter Weekend is Hoppin'!

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

If you haven't made your plans to come to the beach in South Walton or Destin, FL this weekend, time is running out!  We still have some spectacular vacation rentals available that would be perfect for you and your family to celebrate the holiday weekend. The line-up of Easter happenings is incredible. Friday begins with art events around the area and a crawfish boil hosted by Fire and Naked Grape at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. On Saturday Continue reading

Cruising into Spring

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ahoy matey! The sun is shining in Destin, FL today and we're feeling compelled to get out and explore what's new. We recently learned that Destin's original dolphin cruise, Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, which offers a special rate for Newman-Dailey guests, is introducing the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise this season. Swash bucklers of all ages are invited to step aboard in search of undiscovered treasure. We've heard the Captain is a skilled Continue reading

Welcome Spring!

Published on Friday, March 2, 2012

Welcome spring and all the runners/walkers arriving to South Walton and Destin, FL for the Seaside Half Marathon this weekend! We encourage you to get out and explore the  many new restaurants and businesses that are opening around town. We're excited to go check out the Roof, the name for the second floor observation and serving area, at 723 Whiskey Bravo. We hear this new hot spot on 30A in Seagrove Beach is the perfect place to watch Continue reading

American Airlines Increases Flights from Dallas

Published on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Coming to the beach just got more convenient for our friends in Texas! With Spring upon us, we were thrilled to hear the news that American Airlines will be doubling the number of flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Fort Walton Beach (VPS). Through their American Eagle affiliate, AA will be flying three times a day during the week and twice a day on the weekend, starting April 3. Of course, we know spring break Continue reading

Celebrate Your Love With Newman-Dailey

Published on Saturday, February 4, 2012

We want to help you rekindle the romance this Valentine's Day. The area's beautiful beaches create the perfect setting to fall in love again!  For those staying 3-nights or more, we'll welcome you with champagne and roses upon check-in. Don't forget you also get the Newman-Dailey Advantage Gift Card good for fun-loving activities together.   Call or click here for available accommodations and feel the love. Continue reading

Early Bird Specials!

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

What's better than spending time in beautiful Destin, Florida? Being here AND enjoying a free meal, of course! We've been out on the streets seeking the best culinary deals to share with our friends and guests. Yes, it was hard work dining on fresh seafood and savoring delectable meals, but we knew you'd want to know about these great options. Here's what we found: Marina Cafe in Destin offers a nightly early special from 5-6 p.m. featuring buy one Continue reading

72-Hour Sale

Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012

This great weather is making us feel giddy. Since we're in such a good mood, we decided to offer 15% off our home and townhome rentals if booked in the next 72 hours (by noon CST Sunday, 1/15/12) for winter stays now through Feb. 29. With clear blue skies, shimmering emerald waters and bright white sand, the beach looks spectacular. So we're headed to the beach to keep our New Year resolution to walk the beach more. This vacation rental deal Continue reading

Welcome Winter Guests

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

We wanted to take a minute to send a big warm Newman-Dailey welcome to all our winter guests. We're delighted to have you with us for the next couple of months. There are lots of activities to keep you busy. From art classes at the Bayou Arts Center to a round of golf on area courses, we're confident you'll find activities that suit your interests. Check out today's Groupon for a great deal on a 9-hole round of golf with range balls at the Golf Garden. Also, Continue reading

Now is a Great Time To Get To Destin For Less!

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vision Airlines is celebrating their Inaugural Flights! Book beach airfare for an incredible $19* each way! Seats are limited and will sell out! Vision Airlines is excited to offer specially priced $19* fares for non-stop flights to Destin / FT. Walton Beach, Florida. Book this limited time $19* offer at visionairlines.com or by calling 1-877-FLY-A-JET (1-877-359-2538) . The 96-Hour Seat Sale ends at 11:59 PM on Thursday, March 24, 2011 Continue reading

Beach Renourishment Almost Complete on Holiday Isle

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yesterday the dredger was pumping sand in front of Holiday Surf and Racqet and their schedule is to be complete with the dredging tomorrow. There will be a few days of tidy up work with small movements of sand and removal of equipment. The sand looks great. The dunes are level with the sea walls and extend 30 feet. Below are three pictures. You can tell from the one looking west toward Destin Point how good things look. That area has been leveled Continue reading

Fall Into Savings of 15%

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Come down to Destin and the Beaches of South Walton for a fun-filled vacation, featuring (of course) our beautiful beaches but also some fantastic annual events, including the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Baytown Wharf Beer Festival, Destin Festival of the Arts and a whole lot more. Book your stay for October 8 - November 15, 2010 and enjoy 15% off our already-low fall rates on select properties! Use promo code FALL1510 to take advantage of this offer. This Continue reading

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