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Enjoy Florida’s Tax Free Back to School Shopping in Destin, Aug 4-6

If you’re anything like us, you love to save money. This week our guests will enjoy a beach vacation coupled with Florida's tax free shopping for back to school items, including supplies (under $15) as well as apparrel, shoes and accessories (under $60). This weekend, Aug 4-6, shoppers along Florida’s Emerald Coast will enjoy no tax on certain items, including clothing and footwear priced $60 or less. ( click here  for details on Florida's Tax Free Holiday).Here are our suggestions for the best back to school shopping in Destin Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 31, 2017

Sea Turtle Season In Progress Along Florida's Emerald Coast

Have you ever been walking down the beach and noticed a square or rectangle section of beach roped off with caution tape? If so, you’ve had the joy of viewing a sea turtle nest. Sure there is not a lot to see on the outside, but there is a lot going on just under the sand, which is critical for the future of endangered sea turtles. Sea turtle nesting season is well underway in Destin, Miramar Beach and all along the Flroida Panhandle.  Sea turtle nesting season runs from May through October. In 2017, the high surf from Tropical Storm Cindy Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

Villas at Hidden Dunes Are Just Right

Finding the perfect vacation rental can be a daunting task. Planners must consider the size of their group followed by location and price. For those considering a beach vacation along Florida’s Emerald Coast, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort offers three lodging options: Gulf-front condos, lakeside and poolside villas and Carolina-style cottages. Each has its own benefits depending the size and needs of your group. For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re focusing on the benefits of renting a lakeside or poolside Villa. Goldie Locks would agree,  Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Top Reasons to Love Destin in the Fall

It’s never too early to start getting excited about fall. For many, fall means cooler temperatures, football and falling leaves. But for residents and visitors of the Emerald Coast fall means the best time of the year. Why you ask? Here are some of the top reasons why we love fall along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.  Best Sunsets.  There is something about fall sunsets that are extra special. We're not sure if it's the way the sun sets over the shimmering Gulf waters or if it's the spectacular array of colors Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tickets on Sale for New Harvest Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 2-5

We are excited to share the news that Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation is introducing a new wine festival this fall—The Harvest Wine & Food Festival. Held in WaterColor along Scenic Highway 30A, the Harvest Wine and Food Festival will provide patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections while enjoying autumn at the beach. Tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated new wine event. Currently ranked number three “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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