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Destin Area Guide

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Escape the Emerald Coast: Plan Your Destin Florida Vacation 

Located along the Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico in northeastern Florida, Destin is a tropical vacation destination with a ton to offer. You can explore everything from pristine beaches to kid-friendly activities to diverse nature. 

Relax on the Beaches Near Destin FL

Destin is also known for its beautiful beaches. Southern Living readers have acclaimed Destin as the “Best Beaches in the South” and one of the top three “Favorite Family Vacation Destinations”. Destin has many beautiful Gulf front properties overlooking Destin’s sugar-white beaches. The fabulous climate and location make Destin the ultimate location for sports enthusiasts. For all of you golfers out there, Destin has a total of 14 golf courses to choose from. If water sports are your passion, spend your days jet skiing, boating, snorkeling, sailing, and diving. Destin Getaways also offers pet friendly rentals. So, bring your pooch on your vacation to paradise!

Discover the Iconic Beaches of South Walton

Looking to get away from all of the stress of everyday life and just relax? Then, South Walton is the perfect location for your vacation! Miles and miles of paths wind through woods and along Scenic Highway 30A, making it the perfect location for a relaxing morning walk or a bike ride with the family. This area features 26 miles of sugar-white beaches and emerald green waters, and rare coastal dune lakes. With brick roads and picket fences, you will love these quaint beach neighborhoods.

This area is scattered with local restaurants and shopping boutiques as well as large common areas where festivals and outdoor concerts take place. Between open-air concerts throughout the Spring and Summer at Seaside and Gulf Place and the Taste of the Beach wine festival at Watercolor, there is always some sort of entertainment taking place in the beaches of South Walton. There are many vacation condos as well as vacation homes along Scenic Highway 30A that are perfect for your relaxing getaway!

Fishing in Destin Florida

Originally known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin is the ultimate destination for the avid fisherman. Destin is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Florida and hosts several fishing tournaments throughout the year. Along with its fishing tournaments, the Emerald Coast is celebrated for its numerous events and activities throughout the year. Sandestin’s Wine Festival, open-air concerts at Harborwalk Village and Sandestin, The Billy Bowlegs Festival in Fort Walton Beach, Destin’s Annual Seafood Festival, are just a few events that come to mind.

The Underwater Museum of Art

Recently recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the top 100 “World’s Greatest Places“, The UMA is the first presentation of the CAA’s Art In Public Spaces Program and augments SWARA’s mission of creating marine habitat and expanding fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, cultural, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors in South Walton.

Browse Our Destin Vacation Rentals and Book Your Vacation Today

It's easy to see why we call Destin home, and we're excited to host you in this beautiful place. We have rentals in some of the most desirable areas along the Florida coast, including Miramar Beach, Crystal Beach, South Walton, and more. Book one of our Destin vacation rentals today and start planning a beach getaway you'll never forget. Contact us if you need any assistance booking your stay with us.