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TripAdvisor Reports Destin Vacation Rentals in Demand

Destin vacation rentals are popular according to a recent study by TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals recently released a list of the nation’s most in-demand cities in the United States for vacation rentals based on the number of properties booked last month. Destin, FL ranked number one followed by Myrtle Beach, SC; Gatlinburg, TN; Ocean City, MD and Las Vegas, NV. TripAdvisor outlined 13 areas in which the demand for vacation rentals exceeds supply. The study shows that sunny Florida leads the charts with four of the most in-demand destinations Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 29, 2016

Award Winning Wines at South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, April 28-May 1

We have a lot of wine lovers along the beaches of South Walton. Whether you’re just a casual wine drinker or a full-fledged wine enthusiast, there is no shortage of wine events and tastings in Miramar Beach and along Hwy 30A. For those looking for the perfect spring getaway, consider attending the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auction, April 28-May 1. Recently, event organizers hosted tasting experts from the wine and culinary industries to judge and award medals to the winning wines which will be poured and sold Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Best family spring break beach vacation

While many families are searching for the best family spring break destination, we’re helping vacationers navigate the best weeks to visit. Our visitors already know that Destin is one of the best family spring break vacations in the U.S. and you always have a friend at the beach with Newman-Dailey. We take pride in being Destin locals and helping visitors uncover the best weeks and the best rates for a spring beach getaway. Here’s the scoop: Get ahead of the pack Families will benefit from making plans early and visiting prior Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GLO Launches Direct Flights from Destin to New Orleans and Little Rock

News that our guests can get to the beach faster and Destin residents can access the Big Easy more swiftly is spreading quickly throughout Northwest Florida.   Regional air carrier GLO Airlines (pronounced: glow) will begin seasonal air service between Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) servicing Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, AR on March 25 just in time for the popular Easter week at the beach. The new service will run Fridays, Saturdays and Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine’s Weekend Events Around Destin

There has never been a better time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re seeking a romantic celebration for two or fun activities with friends and family, there is something for everyone this Valentine’s Weekend. Here’s some highlights: Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Saturday 2/13 A fun way to spice up the Valentine’s Day weekend is to attend the 27th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo from 14 Gulf Coast restaurants and vote your favorite in the &ldquo Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tasting of Champions Wine Event, Feb. 19

It’s time for wine! Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or a wine connoisseur, you’ll have a great experience at the annual Tasting of Champions. Hosted by the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF), Tasting of Champions provides participants an opportunity to sample the more than 650 wines that will be featured at the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival the last weekend of April. Tasting of Champions will be held on Friday, February 19 at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa from 6-8 p.m. This exclusive “first taste” includes Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016

Almost Maine Comes to Destin

We are blessed with the beauty of the Emerald Coast, which is also an inspiration for the arts. There are a growing number of performing arts organizations in Destin. In addition to the many productions at Northwest Florida State College Mattie Kelly Arts Center, which features the Northwest Florida Ballet, we now have the Emerald Coast Theatre Company. Beginning Feb. 5, the Emerald Coast Theatre Company will present John Cariani’s popular romantic comedy,  Almost, Maine , every weekend in February. This sweet, romantic comedy is made up of nine Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Eat Oysters in Destin & Help Local Waterways

Restaurants in South Walton and Destin enjoy the benefit of having access to fresh oysters from Applachicola and other Gulf Coast cities. While many of our guests and staff have their go-to South Walton and Destin restaurant where they enjoy this local delicacy, now there are a handful of local restaurants where eating oysters is good for our local waterways. In 2010, the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA ) and Americorps Green Team launched the O.Y.S.T.E.R. (Offer Your Shell To Enhance Restoration) Shell Recycling Program. Through the program Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 1, 2016

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