Destin Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette Sugar-white sand beaches, emerald green waters, abundant marine life and tranquil parks and conservation areas are a few of the jewels in Destin’s crown. The city’s plentiful ecological attractions and environmental treasures make it a natural for visitors looking for…

Read More

Coolest Block in Destin: Surf, Seafood, Shopping and Sweets

By Janet K. Keeler The coolest block in Destin is likely the very place that you’ve planted your family for a vacation. This is because there’s hardly a square inch of Destin, one of Florida’s most popular playlands, that’s not devoted to leisure-time fun. In Destin, perched on a barrier island…

Read More

Ideas for Your Family Vacation in Destin and Fort Walton

By Jodi Mailander Farrell White-sand beaches and emerald seas make Destin and Fort Walton Beach ideal vacation playgrounds, but they aren’t the only reason families flock to these Northwest Florida communities. From water parks to boardwalks, there’s never a dull moment. Best Beaches With 24 miles…

Read More

Crab Island, off Destin Beach: Any Time’s a Good Time to Visit

By Kellilynn Hann Destin, Florida. Known for its white sand beaches, crystal-clear ocean and exceptional fishing, this Panhandle town is the most popular destination on Florida’s Emerald Coast, drawing about 3.6 million visitors each year. One of the brightest jewels in Destin’s crown is Crab…

Read More

Insider: Destin's Henderson Park Inn Is Perfect for Your Wedding

By Kara Franker Romance? Check. Vintage charm? Check. A calming sense of peace and serenity, check again. The Henderson Park Inn takes the thinking and worrying out of planning a vacation, and the stress out of planning a wedding. Use a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico as the backdrop for your big…

Read More

Adventurous Activities in Destin and Fort Walton

By Janet K. Keeler Visitors to the beach towns of Destin and Fort Walton understand perfectly why this stretch of the Florida Panhandle is called the Emerald Coast . The wide, white beaches and the emerald-hued waters are indeed the jewels of Florida. But there’s more here than beachcombing and…

Read More

Driving to Florida: New Orleans to Destin

By Kevin McGeever Remember logic and propositions? If p then q? Since childhood, I’ve spent 50 years of vacations doing these mental gymnastics around road trips. If we leave at (enter time here), and the map (now Google) says the drive will take (enter hours here), then we can reach (enter…

Read More

Driving to Florida: Dallas to Destin

By Kevin McGeever The drive from Dallas to Florida is 650 miles of east Texas and Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama and then, thankfully, 50 miles of Florida vacation heaven. The temptation on this scenic homestretch from Pensacola to Destin might be to push on. After all, you’re so close to…

Read More

Driving to Florida: Atlanta to Destin

By Kevin McGeever Hello, Georgia. Got a Florida vacation on your mind? You are a day’s drive from Atlanta to Destin and its snow-white Emerald Coast beaches and world-renowned offshore fishing. The journey is probably six hours, but we can recommend some Florida points of interest along the way…

Read More

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE PARTNERS
 

Busch Gardens Tampa   Hilton   LEGOLAND SeaWorld OrlandoUniversal StudiosWalt Disney World