Need Plans This Weekend?

Check Out the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival

Are you in need of plans for the weekend? There’s still time to get tickets for the popular South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, held from April 25th-28th. Make your way down to Grand Boulevard to experience one of Destin’s most exciting festivals. Don’t just take our word for it – USA Today called the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival “One of the South’s standout food and beverage festivals.” Get your tickets for the festival here!

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food FestivalThe schedule is an action-packed four-day long weekend of fun. Wine World in Destin is hosting the kickoff event on the 25th from 5-7 PM, with the chance to meet winemakers and shakers from some of the top wineries in the world as well as great wine tastings. Friday, April 26th hosts the VIP Wine Festival events as well as the Craft Beer and Spirits Jam. If you are lucky enough to score a VIP ticket, you’ll enjoy entrance to all Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events. You’ll also receive a VIP swag bag with a festival gift, express entry to Saturday events, and priority reserved seating at tasting seminars. Buy VIP tickets here.

Friday’s Craft Beer and Spirits Jam takes place from 6-9 PM, with the opportunity to sample beer and spirits from some of the most popular breweries and distilleries in the country. You’ll also get to meet the makers behind your favorite libations and enjoy great food on EATS street. Bring your dancing shoes, as you’ll be twirling around all night long to live music as well.

Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th both host the Grand Tasting from 1-4 PM. If you can’t make it on Saturday, that’s what Sunday is for! Over 800 wines are available here and your ticket includes Savor South Walton Culinary Village, Tasting Seminars, Rosé All Day Garden, Spirits Row and Nashville Songwriters Showcase.

South Walton Beaches Wine & Food FestivalIf you are attending the event and still in need of a place to stay, our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals have a variety of Destin vacation rentals that are nearby the festival. Tops’l Beach & Racquet Resort – Summit 311 is our pick for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, as it is just minutes away from Grand Boulevard. This beautiful two-bedroom condo can sleep eight guests, so whether it’s just the two of you or you have a small group, everyone will be plenty comfortable.

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The Beach is Our Happy Place

Check Out This New Vacation Home in Destin, Florida

The Beach Is Our Happy Place in Miramar BeachSpring is in the air, and the longer the sun is out, the more excited we are for the upcoming Summer season. Except for a little rain last night (but you know what they say about April showers), the skies have been clear and the weather has been warm. Not to mention, our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals have welcomed a new vacation home in Destin, Florida into their inventory just in time for Spring and Summer vacations. This five-bedroom home in Destin is perfect for the whole family since it can accommodate 16 guests! This home is called The Beach is Our Happy Place, and it certainly reminds us of how much we love the beach. Be among the first to stay here and plan your dream vacation. Let’s take a tour inside.

Right away, we love the bright blue exterior and the well-maintained front yard of this home. The inside is clean and comfortable, with ivory hardwood floors and decor with pops of blue and green. The open floor plan hosts the living room, dining area, and large kitchen. Inside the kitchen, you’ll notice granite countertops and stainless steel appliances that are perfect for preparing meals on your beach vacation.The Beach Is Our Happy Place

Since this home is a single story, all of the bedrooms are comfortably located on the one floor. The spacious second bedroom features a sleeper sofa as well as an en-suite bathroom with a dual granite vanity. The second and third bedrooms are connected by a Jack and Jill bathroom.

You’ll find this vacation home in Destin, Florida’s Maravilla community, with a range of amenities to make your vacation a breeze. A pool, fitness facility, tennis courts, and barbecue grill are yours to enjoy! Guests in Maravilla also enjoy private beach access, so just spread out your beach blanket grab a book, and soak up some sunshine!

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Easter Activities in Destin

Easter Activities in Destin

Easter is less than a week away! If you are visiting Destin, Florida for Easter weekend, you’ll find that there is no shortage of family-friendly activities in the area. Check out some of our favorite Easter activities in Destin, from egg hunts to brunch and everything in between. Don’t forget to book your last-minute getaway with our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals to secure the best spot on the beach!Easter Activities in Destin

  • LuLu’s Easter Egg Hunt – One of Destin’s most popular events takes place on Easter Sunday (April 21st!) from 2-4 PM. This event is free for the public, with an egg hunt and Easter Bunny meet and greet.
  • Easter Explosion – The Village of Baytowne Wharf transforms into an egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 20th with free family-friendly entertainment! From 12-3 PM, enjoy lawn games, face-painting, inflatables, and more. You can also get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter Brunch Buffet at Brotula’s – Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer is hosting their annual Easter Buffet Brunch on Sunday, April 21st from 10 AM – 4 PM. Give them a call at (850) 460-8900 to secure your table.
  • Easter Brunch Buffet at Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar – This is one of our favorite Destin, Florida restaurants to dine no matter what the occasion. From 9 AM – 3 PM on Easter Sunday, enjoy classic Easter favorites with a coastal twist. Reservations are required, so call (850) 460-2909 to book your table.
  • Visit with Easter Bunny & Brunch – Celebrate Easter on the Destin Harbor on Easter Sunday. Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch from 10 AM – 2 PM and a visit with the Easter Bunny at HarborWalk Village’s Main Stage from 2-4 PM. Call (850) 424-0622 for brunch reservations!

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