Fitness Celebrity Gets Pumped Up About Destin
Fitness celebrity and author Shawn Stevenson recently name-dropped Destin, Florida in his top-rated podcast The Model Health Show. In a quick gab on things that make you smarter, Stevenson said he had recently gotten away for a vacation, after having several friends rave about a little spot on the Gulf Coast: Destin, FL. Stevenson’s conclusion reiterated the praise his friends offered and he too declared, “I’d heard ‘it’s a great place for familiesâ€™â€¦and guess what, it’s a great place for families.”
So what makes Destin a great place for families? Is it the sugar white sand and clear, emerald water? Of course, but there’s so much more to Destin than its beaches.
1. World-Class Shopping
Did you know one of only two Southern Living stores in the United States calls Destin home? Have you ever heard of the original outdoor store, Kinnucan’s, that hails from Auburn, Alabama? These are just a few of the exlcusive boutiques that serve Destin locals and visitors. Of course, major retailers including H&M, Pottery Barn, and Sephora also dot the map of Destin. Plus, you can’t beat the outlet prices of Saks Off 5th Avenue, Nike, Coach, and dozens more at Silver Sands Premium Outlets.
2. Unbelievable Dining Scene
Combine fresh, local seafood with a century of history and chef-curated restaurants for a dining experience unique to the flavors, seasons, and bounty of the Gulf Coast. On the West end of Destin, don’t miss Dewey Destinâ€™s, the original Gulf-fresh seafood shack. Meanwhile, over in Grand Boulevard on the East end of Destin, try Emeril Lagasse’s brand new restaurant, Emeril’s Coastal Italian. The Food Network star now now calls Destin home.In fact, weâ€™ve found ourselves unwittingly sitting next to him at localÂ restaurants more than once. Stevenson isnâ€™t the only A-list celebrity who has found reason to rave about the Emerald Coast.
3. Family Attractions
From Big Kahunaâ€™s Water Park to Uncle Buckâ€™s Fish Bowl(ing) to all of the family fun at the Destin Harbor, you wonâ€™t run out of things to do in Destin. Not to mention, when you book your Destin vacation rental with our favorite lodging partner, you can save big on family outings, including fishing charters, parasailing, bonfires, golf, and more.
Find out what celebs like Shawn Stevenson know; plan your next family getaway to Destin!