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Where to go in Destin on Valentine’s Day

Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just when you thought you were done spending money on your other half for the holidays, Valentine’s Day crept up. Your New Year’s resolution was probably to stop procrastinating so we are here to help you get ahead of the pack.  One month before V-day is plenty of time to plan the perfect evening.   Destin Florida has seemingly endless options for dining. From casual and relaxing to upscale and romantic, there is a variety of great places to choose from. Your go-to special occasion...
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Beat the Heat this Summer

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We were so happy when the temperatures finally went up and the cold weather was over. While we love the beach, some days it just gets way too hot and we need somewhere to cool off. Where might that be? Big Kahuna’s water park is a crowd favorite. With rides and slides, a wave pool and adventure park, it’s no wonder it was voted one of the best waterparks in America by the Travel Channel. Don’t let the view fool you from Highway 98, it may look small but it actually has over 40 water attractions...
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Destin is Dog-Friendly!

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Whether you are traveling with your furry best friend or live locally, sometimes we just hate to leave our little guys all day. So where are some places that will welcome our four-legged buddies? Most beaches do not allow dogs, unfortunately. South Walton County is the exception but only for property owners with beach permits for their pet. But if you want to get your pup out for some exercise, Henderson Beach State Park allows dogs on the trail as long as they are on leashes.  Niceville...
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The Wedding Tree at Eden Gardens

Things to do in Destin: Couples Edition

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

So we have covered tons of activities for kids and teens in Destin, now let’s direct our attention to couples. Destin is full of fun and romantic places to explore with your significant other. Eden Gardens State Park is often overlooked and it has perfect spots for a picnic or stroll through the garden. It is a 161 acre park with moss-draped live oaks and the historical Wesley Mansion (fun fact: The house holds the second largest known collection of Louis XVI furniture in the United States)...
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Water Fountains at the Destin Commons Playground

Things to do in Destin: Kids Edition

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Destin is full of great things to do for people of all ages. For those visiting, there are new and old favorite places to go that should be shared. This week, we will focus on things to do for kids. This will mainly be directed towards the 12 and under crowd. In the Destin Commons, there is a playground in the center where kids love to go. Next to the playground, there is a small waterpark with fountains for kids to run through. This is a kid favorite all summer so make sure your kids keep...
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A Romantic Stroll Along the Beach

Don’t Forget Your Valentine!

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day plans? We gathered together a few options to choose from. The Melting Pot fondue restaurant is always a great experience and a go-to place for special occasions. Cuvee Bistro has holiday specials for a satisfying date night with delicious seafood and a Valentine dessert platter. If a movie is on the agenda, Carmike Cinemas in Grand Boulevard has the Ovation Dining Club with luxury seating, a wall to wall screen, and adult beverages available. You can never...
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Bring Your Best Friend to the New Park in Destin!

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Destin Dog Park has opened its gates! The grand opening of the new Destin Dog Park took place on Saturday, January 7th with over 100 pets and owners! The sidewalks and streets of Destin were busy with dog lovers and tail-waggers visiting the park for the first time.   1.5 acres of land dedicated to dogs and their proud owners sits at the intersection of Indian Bayou Drive and Commons Drive. The Destin Dog park is gated and sectioned off so that big dogs and little dogs can enjoy the park...
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Henderson Park Inn to Reopen

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Honeymoons, weddings and an unimpeded view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Henderson Park Inn is re-opening. Once touted as Destin’s only bed and breakfast, the Inn has been closed to paying guests for several years due to hurricane damage and today it’s undergoing major renovations for a re-opening in May. The Henderson Park Inn originally opened in 1992 and builder Bill Abbott said it was designed to fill a niche in the Destin resort market. “At that time, Destin did not have a bed and breakfast,...
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South Walton Hot Spot: Gulfplace Town Center

Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Gulfplace is a local delight unlike any other with it’s eclectic design decked with southern class. Located a little outside of Sandestin at the intersection of 30 A and 393 just off Hwy. 98, it’s a quaint yet completely unique hot spot. Nestled in the heart of the town square are the charming local artist huts. There are no two things alike from wildlife paintings to glass design, you can find that unique gift you’ve been looking for. Miss Lucille’s Gossip Parlor is another one-of-a-kind place...
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Destin Hot Spot: Henderson Beach State Park

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Henderson Beach is a nature lovers dream. It offers 6,000 feet of scenic shoreline on the emerald coast that is a little quieter than many of the other beaches. It has just been re-decked with beautiful new composite lumber planks. The winding boardwalks allow you to enjoy all the animal and plant life without harming our precious dunes and their eco-systems. Over 200,000 new plants including sea oats, panic grass and blue stem are all being planted to help our sands heal from the past 2...
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