Book Your February Stay

4 Reasons to Book a February Vacation to Destin, FL

When you think of the beach, you automatically think warm weather, water activities, and sunshine. Typically, guests enjoy visiting Destin more in the summertime then during the winter months. However, the winter can sometimes be the best time to visit. You still get the joy and relaxation that comes with being at the beach while also not having to endure heat, crowds, and higher rates on rentals. To elaborate on why you should consider booking a winter stay, we listed four reasons to book a February vacation to Destin below!

February vacation to Destin

Sandestin Gumbo Festival

If you come to the beach in hopes of treating your tastebuds, the Sandestin Gumbo Festival is for you! It is one that the locals look forward to every year. This year it is happening on February 19, 2022, at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. It will feature live music, kid’s activities, and gumbo from all over the Gulf Coast!

Valentines Dinner on the Solaris Yacht

If you are thinking of booking a romantic stay, we have the perfect evening planned! The Solaris Yacht features a Valentines Dinner cruise through the water. This cruise is adult only adding to the ambiance and includes dinner options such as New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Local Gulf Fish. You are in for an unforgettable night aboard the Solaris.

Beach Sunrise

The sunrise in February is unlike anything you have ever seen. The colors are so vibrant providing a serene spot for relaxation or a picturesque photo opportunity. The beach is of course the best place to watch it. Bundle up and head on down to the beach for the sunrise. Then, visit a brunch spot for a delicious early bird meal. How better to start your morning?

Shopping & Restaurants

There are fewer crowds! Meaning if there is a restaurant or local boutique you have been dying to check out, now is your chance. The restaurant menus rarely change thanks to the Gulf of Mexico supplying the seafood, so you get to finally savor the dish of your dreams. There are also tons of local boutiques you might have missed in a previous trip to Destin. Now, you can cruise along Scenic Highway 98 and stop wherever your heart desires.

These four reasons to book a February vacation to Destin are just a glimpse into why the area is so much fun during the winter months. Start planning your trip today!

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Get to Know the Community Better

Winter Events in Destin, FL for Your Vacation

If you need to get away from everyday life, consider booking a last-minute trip to the beach! Even though the temperatures drop slightly in the winter, there are still tons of activities to participate in. For example, there are multiple winter events in Destin that not only will get you out and about but also provide a great way to get to know the area a bit better. You may have visited the Destin beaches before but visiting the city in the winter provides a whole different perspective. We have listed three of our favorite winter events in Destin for you to check out below!

If you visit the beaches during the winter months and attend any of these events, make sure to post a picture on Facebook and tag us, @iLoveDestin!

Winter Events in Destin, FL for Your Vacation

Grand Boulevard Farmers Market

One incredible event in Destin to check out is the Grand Boulevard Farmers Market. A variety of vendors join together to provide locals and guests with a one-of-a-kind experience. Everything you can think of including pickles, jams, jewelry, art, and even cold brew coffee. Most vendors have been selling products through the Grand Boulevard Farmers Market for a while, however there are always new ones to visit as well. The event happens year-round, every Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Brunch, Rhythm, & Brews

HarborWalk Village is known for the amazing events in Destin. Brunch, Rhythm, & Brews is happening every Sunday in January and February from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Find delicious brunch menus & brews at Harry T’s, Margaritaville, and Rhumcay Island Grill. There will even be live music happening on the main stage during the day. After feasting with a view, enjoy live music from local bands throughout the area.

30A Songwriters Festival

If you feel like taking a short drive out to 30A to experience a change in scenery, check out 30A Songwriters Festival. This is one of the winter events in Destin that locals and visitors love. From January 14-17, 2022, featured artists from all over come to 30A and share their music. Artists including Dawes, Jenny Lewis, and Rickie Lee Jones. Make sure to reserve your tickets before this event sells out.

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Planning 2022 Travel to Destin

Reserve Your Destin Vacation Condo, Excursions, & More!

We saw a spike in visitors who came to the beach in 2021. People were anxious to get out of their homes and savor the salty, fresh air. The beaches were buzzing with guests throughout the entire year. We hope this trend continues into 2022, especially as people continue to work from home and children have the option of remote learning. Because of this, we are encouraging new and frequent visitors to book their 2022 stay soon. To give you some tips and tricks on booking your stay before it is too late continue reading. If you are ready to reserve your Destin vacation condo, water activities, and dinner reservations, click here to begin planning.

Reserve Your Destin Vacation Condo, Excursions, & More!

Large Groups Book Now!

If you are traveling with a large group or searching for a luxury stay, the largest and most lavish vacation homes tend to book first. So, gather up your friends and family and start nailing down dates! Not to mention, restaurants always appreciate when larger groups give them a heads up that they plan on visiting. This way, they can prepare a table for you in advance and not be surprised.

Things To Do

You may not necessarily have to book all your excursions before you arrive. However, make sure to have an idea of what you are doing each day. If there are limitations of people allowed at each activity in Destin, claim your spot early. Having a flexible itinerary means you still get to experience all the fun the area has to offer without the stress of a strict schedule.

Reserve with Confidence

When you book your stay with our partners, Southern Vacation Rentals, you can have peace of mind that your vacation accommodations with run smoothly. From beginning to end, the Southern team will help you through every step along the way. They can assist in finding you the perfect Destin vacation condo, take care of any problems that may arise during your stay, and always for feedback after you return home. They even have a Relaxed Cancellation Policy in case something happens, and you can’t make it to the beach. Visit their website to learn more!

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