Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Destin

Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Destin

While nothing truly tops the feeling of gathering around a table for Thanksgiving, going out to lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving is just as enjoyable. It takes all the planning out of enjoying a Thanksgiving meal and allows you more time to spend with your loved ones. After all, this is what Thanksgiving is all about! Below are a few of our favorite places to have Thanksgiving dinner in Destin. Start a new tradition this year at some of these restaurants!

  • Cuvée Kitchen & Wine Bar – Cuvée’s Annual Thanksgiving Buffet is back for another year, held from 11 AM – 6 PM. Enjoy a menu full of unique fall favorites including Chestnut Leek Apple Stuffing, Roasted Turkey with Black Truffle Butter and White Wine Gravy, and Maple & Bacon Bread Pudding. They highly recommend making a reservation, so give them a call at 850.460.2909 to reserve your table!
  • Beach Walk Cafe – Destin’s only adult-only restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe, has prepared a delicious Thanksgiving menu for you and the family to enjoy! They welcome young adults, age 13-15, and adults 16 and over to come and dine on Thanksgiving from 11 AM – 3 PM. They’ll be serving a menu full of gourmet items including Roasted Corn & Crab Bisque, Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham, Southern Cornbread Stuffing, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Reservations are required, so call them at 850.650.7100 to secure your space!Beach Sanctuary
  • 790 on the Gulf – Dine with a view at 790 on the Gulf on Thanksgiving! From 11:30 AM – 5 PM, 790 on the Gulf’s Thanksgiving Buffet is full of traditional favorites like Cheddar Garlic Biscuits, their Award-Winning Duck & Andouille Gumbo, and Hand-Carved Slow Baked Ham. You’ll also enjoy their Traditional Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Casserole. Reservations are encouraged! Give them a call at 850.650.4853.

Meanwhile, have you secured your beach home in Destin, Florida for Thanksgiving yet? Beach Sanctuary in Destin is a delightful home in Miramar Beach that sleeps 10. It even has a private pool and a kitchen with plenty of space to prepare your Thanksgiving meal (or organize leftovers!). Don’t wait until the last minute to start planning your Thanksgiving trip to Destin!

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How to Plan a Destin, Florida Vacation

How to Plan a Destin, Florida Vacation

It’s no secret that Destin is one of the most popular places to travel all year long. It doesn’t have to be summertime for people to be excited about visiting Destin, although the weather is beautiful at that time of year! You can visit Destin year-round and have just as much fun in November as you would in July. If you’re thinking about visiting Destin next year or even before the year is over, be sure to save our tips for how to plan a Destin, Florida vacation. With just some simple planning, you’ll be on your way to the beach in no time!Breakers East

Consider the time of year you want to visit – do you love summertime when the sun is shining and the temperatures are warm? Or, do you like to visit in the fall, when the beaches are less crowded and the fishing rodeo is in full swing? There’s no wrong answer for when you want to visit Destin. It’s all about personal preference. Once you’ve nailed down the year, you’ll have to lock down your vacation rental in Destin, Florida.

We love working with Southern Vacation Rentals for their wide variety of vacation rentals in Destin and the level of service they offer. We’ve been staying with them for years and have always been impressed with their services. If you want to get away to Destin this year, consider a stay at Breakers East. These vacation condos are in the heart of Destin, resting beachfront and right across the street from exciting attractions like Big Kahunas and The Track. If you want to stay for 2020, check out Destiny Beach Villas. These townhomes are just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico in Miramar Beach and offer a terrific location minutes away from shopping, dining, and more. You can’t go wrong with either!

After you’ve found where you want to stay in Destin, consider what activities you would like to do. Most vacationers are here for the beach, but it’s fun to pepper in a little adventure here and there! If you venture out to HarborWalk Village, you’ll find something exciting happening just about every week, from live music to local events and everything in between. Southern Vacation Rentals also offers discounts for their guests called Southern Perks. If you have been wanting to embark on a dolphin cruise or try out a fishing charter, you’ll receive an exclusive discount on these attractions. You can also rent pontoon boats, parasail, jet-ski, and more.

Those are a few of our favorite tips on how to plan your vacation to Destin, Florida. We love Destin and hope you do too! We’ll see you at the beach!

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Top Captains – Destin Fishing Rodeo

After 31 days of mostly glorious fishing, five boat captains are winners of this year’s Captain Award for the Destin Fishing Rodeo.

This was the 71st year for anglers and captains to take to the waters for the annual event held each year for the entire month of October. The Captain Awards are determined by an accumulation of points from each day’s catch.

Each captain receives 20 points for a first place finish on the leaderboard, 10 for second place, seven points for a bonus or weekly award and one point for a daily award. In all, there were 285 captains who participated in this year’s rodeo. Here are this year’s winners:

Charter Boat 25-foot-under – Capt. Josh Calhoon of Destin Inshore Guides (photo)

Charter Boat Division – Capt. Robert Hill of Twilight

Party Boat Division – Capt. Cliff Cox of Sweet Jody 

Private 25-foot-and-under Division – Capt. Andrew Dover of Muscle Memories 

Private Boat Division – Capt. Forrest Dalton of Sea Bandit

Would you like to schedule a fishing trip on your next visit to Destin, FL? Go here to link up with some of our favorite boat captains.

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