Nestled on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Sandestin ranks in my top picks of Perfect Family Vacation Destinations – and it’s not just because of their white-as-snow, sugar-fine beaches. Yes, yes, kids love the beach - but when the fun in the sun is done, what’s next?
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has the answer, no matter what your children’s ages! Zipline over a lagoon. Test your skills on a challenging ropes course. Take an old-fashioned tandem bike ride down shaded sidewalks. This place offers so much, I bet you couldn’t even explore it all in one vacation (but you can sure have fun trying)!
Bonus: Many of these activities are FREE certain hours each day with the guest amenity card.
It Takes a Village
Shopping, dining, entertainment and adventure can be found at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. It’s a 28-acre pedestrian village with a family-friendly New Orleans feel. This is where you’ll find the zipline and rope course, too. They also host all kinds of themed nights and festivals, including the Wine Festival in late April and a Music Fest in August.
Take a Bike!
One of the best ways to explore Sandestin is on bicycle, but there’s no need to bring your own. Sandestin has all sizes to choose from, from the tiniest sizes with training wheels to the tandem style. Have an infant? There are bikes with baby seats and bikes with trailers, and every style comes with locks and helmets for all riders.
Spring Time, Summer Time, Anytime
Honestly, anytime is a great time for a family vacation to Sandestin but spring break and summertime remain the most popular. Check out their current deals online or call 1-866-91-BEACH. ($139 a night for a two-bedroom villa!)