Destin Florida Vacation Guide To Fun In The Sun
In the wide state of Florida, there’s not a city around that’s quite as fun as Destin! The perfect blend of tourist-esque attractions and local, beach town charm. This city has something for everyone to enjoy. After you read this Destin Florida vacation guide, I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with this beach destination.
Destin Florida Hotels or Condos – Where To Stay
When in Destin, I avoid hotels at all costs. More often than not, they are expensive and overpriced. Plus, hotels don’t offer the amenities you’d love to have. I prefer a condo for beachfront access, pools, and gorgeous views. Trust me! Condos as the way to go when staying in a beach-side city like Destin.
Destin boasts a variety of vacation homes and condos, but none of them rise above the rest quite like the Newman-Daily Properties. Each property goes above and beyond in terms of comfort, exclusivity and amenities for each guest.
During my stay in Destin, I took up residence in Newman-Daily’s beachfront property at the Jade East Towers. These beautiful condos feature three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a living area and a kitchen, as well as a beautiful balcony from which you can enjoy a sunrise over the gulf! As if that’s not already enough to love, amenities like private pools, tennis courts, and beach access are available for every resident!
Newman-Daily frequently offers specials when booking your stay. I took advantage of Newman-Daily’s, Make a Statement Shopping Package. This package includes a $50 gift card, a Silver Sands Premium Outlets Savings Passport and a Silver Sands Premium Outlets shopper tote, bottled water and L’Occitane samples. My girls and I enjoyed a fun day of shopping while discovering many great deals at Silver Sands Premium Outlets.
Restaurants in Destin FL
By now you’re sure to be tired of the tourist-y dining attractions like Bubba Gump’s or Joe’s Crab Shack, so let’s talk about the locally loved places that can throw down a mean plate of seafood!
Lunch at the Surf Hut in Mirimar Beach is the most fantastic mid-day meal you can ask for in Destin! This beach-front restaurant has something on the menu for everyone, and I guarantee you’ll love it! Their menu features their famous shoreline tacos, freshly fried seafood, smokehouse favorites, and house specialities like shrimp and grits or seared gulf grouper. Regardless of your taste, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something less than amazing at the Surf Hut!
If you’re not feeling seafood, head on over to the world-famous Rockin Tacos on the boardwalk at Okaloosa Island! This funky beachside bar and grill was featured on the television show Food Paradise for its unique tacos and stellar Mexican cuisine. The menu is full of favorites, from appetizers like the Rockin Nachos and Mexican street corn, to burgers and fajitas and specialty tacos of all types!
Dinner at Jackacuda’s is a blissful end to your perfect day in Destin. This restaurant, located in the Destin Harbor, features a relaxing, luxurious atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the dinner party scene from Titanic. The menu features local seafood and sushi, all of which is house-made. I guarantee you’ll fall in love with this restaurant!
Things To Do In Destin FL
There are plenty of things you can do in Destin, and you can book activities direct through your stay at a Newman-Daily property! This ranges from getting tickets for the Big Kahuna Water Park, which is right across the street from Newman-Daily’s Jade East property, or you can even book a dolphin-sighting cruise on a glass-bottom boat! Newman-Daily provides a fantastic vacation guide full of things to do in Destin.
There is also a hub of life in shopping in Destin! Visit the Destin Commons and stroll around local shops and name-brand stores, or stop for a bite to eat at one of the fantastic restaurants in the Destin Commons like the Gulf Coast Burger Co.!
Regardless of where you go, how you stay or what you do, you’re going to love your stay in this beautiful beach city. I hope you enjoy Destin!
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