The Destin Fishing Rodeo is Back!

Have you Visited the Destin Fishing Rodeo Yet?

This year is the 73rd Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo and us locals could not be more excited that this popular event in Destin is in full swing. Every October, boats from all over the country venture over to the Gulf of Mexico to participate in the fishing rodeo. Locals and visitors gather around to watch the weigh-ins each day. It is truly the event of the year, and you won’t want to miss it!Have you Visited the Destin Fishing Rodeo Yet?

From October 1st through the 31st boats will pull into the Destin Harbor directly behind AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar to showcase the haul of fish they worked so hard to catch. Daily weigh-ins are free to the public so be sure to head on down to the docks and experience the excitement. They begin at 10 am and last until 7 pm. You can expect to see sharks, grouper, tuna, and so much more.

Not only are the weigh-ins fun for the whole family, but the Destin Fishing Rodeo also features tons of other events to enjoy. Throughout the month of October there are events for children including a Kids Fall Movie Festival and Halloween on the Harbor! Visit the Destin Fishing Rodeo website for more information about how you can participate in the fun.

Each year over 30,000 anglers come to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. That is a step up from the original prizes handed out during the first few years of the event. It is said the award for the biggest Triggerfish in 1951 was $25, 1 windshield wiper, and 12 cans of beer.

Visit the Destin Fishing Rodeo website to learn more about the history of this event. There is still time to book a last-minute stay to enjoy the event. Visit to view a list of vacation rentals in Destin, FL and start packing for your next getaway to the beach!

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Charming Condo Complex in Destin

Vacation Condo in Destin Near the Beach!

Looking for a relaxing stay this fall focused on family and rejuvenation? We have the perfect spot for you! Caribbean Dunes is a vacation condo in Destin directly across the street from the beach. These rentals feature 1-2 bedrooms, 1-2 full bathrooms, and space for 6 guests. This makes them the perfect spot for your next family getaway.Vacation Condo in Destin Near the Beach!

These are located in the Crystal Beach neighborhood, a popular spot in the area. Some rentals even have a partial view of the Gulf. You can whip up a cocktail and spend your evenings out on the balcony or patio. If you feel like exploring, you could rent bikes and cruise down the Crystal Beach bike path. Upon arrival, you will notice how active this area of Destin is. People love staying here because the sidewalks are wide, and the pathways provide gorgeous scenery. You are sure to spend most of your time outdoors when you stay at Caribbean Dunes.

You are close to tons of restaurants and shopping in Destin too. The Destin Commons is just minutes away. Here you will find your favorite brands including H&M, Sephora, and Bass Pro Shops. There are also spots to grab a quick bite to eat at the Destin Commons including Chipotle and Smash Burger. Camille’s in Destin is a bike ride away from your condo. Locals and visitors love grabbing a bite to eat and sitting out on the patio at Camille’s. Not only do they have a delicious menu, but the atmosphere is perfect for a beach trip.

Book your stay today and experience all that Caribbean Dunes, a vacation condo in Destin, has to offer! It could be your next home-away-from-away at the beach!

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Shop Til You Drop!

Where to Go Shopping in Destin

If it rains during your stay, or if you just need a break from the sun, going shopping is the perfect activity! You can find souvenirs to remember your trip by or bring back a little something for the member of the family who couldn’t come with you. No matter where you are staying in Destin, you are just a short drive away from tons of shopping options. From local boutiques, to name brands you love, there are so many options when it comes to where to go shopping in Destin.Where to Go Shopping in Destin

The Destin Commons

The Destin Commons is your one stop shop for shopping and excitement. Here you will find brands such as Forever 21, Sephora, H&M, and so much more. After you have packed the car full of your new wardrobe, stop by Uncle Bucks for some fun. Uncle Bucks has bowling lanes, an exciting arcade, and even a delicious restaurant. You will also find other dining options at the Destin Commons including Chipotle, Formula Fresh, Smashburger and Redbrick Pizza. On top of all the options listed above, it is also home to Destin’s AMC movie theater!

Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard is a bit further down Highway 98 but is a great option if you are looking for a luxurious shopping experience. Here you will find brands including Antropologie, Chubbies, Pottery Barn and more. They also have delicious dining options such as Emeril’s Coastal, Flemings, and Cantina Laredo. Grand Boulevard is known for hosting special events throughout the year. One of our favorite events to attend is the Grand Boulevard Farmer’s Market that happens every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

HarborWalk Village

Another one stop shop for all things dining, shopping, and events is HarborWalk Village. Located in the heart of Destin, HarborWalk Village is part of Destin’s harbor. This means as you walk along stopping in different local boutiques, you will be walking along the water. Your kids will love seeing the different boats coming in and unloading their fishing haul. On top of that incredible characteristic, HarborWalk Village is home to incredible shopping including Aloha Surf Company, Life is Good, and Sunglass World.

Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall

If you are looking for the best deal on the coolest clothes and accessories, Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall is the place for you! This shopping center in Destin is packed full of Designer brands at a discounted rate. You will find Tory Burch, Col Haan, Saks Off 5th, and so much more. This is where to go shopping in Destin if you anticipate spending the whole day perusing through different stores, searching for the best deal.

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