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Your Spring Fling to Destin

Your Spring Fling to Destin

Ready to plan your beach vacation to Destin, Florida ? The spring season is an ideal time to visit and we’ll tell you why. While we have our share of cooler nights as well as chilly water in the Gulf, the Emerald Coast has plenty of great reasons to visit all year. The next couple months tend to be extra perfect around here, though. Temperatures have been warming up but won’t get too steamy like it can in late summer. The temperature in the Gulf is also rising and will be in the 70s by April which...

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Date Night Ideas to Keep Winter Warm

Date Night Ideas to Keep Winter Warm

South Walton Laughing together certainly draws people closer so why not catch a performance by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company? Currently playing at Grand Boulevard on Thursdays-Sundays now through the end of February, Bakersfield Mist is sure to knock your socks off! Inspired by true events, see the hilarious tale of unemployed bartender Maude and art expert Lionel as they question the true definition of art and the authenticity of people. Senior discounts available. Call 850-684-0323 for more...

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

Party on the Harbor or Play by the Bay!

Party on the Harbor or Play by the Bay

Not sure what to do this weekend for New Year’s? Whether you’ve got little ones to entertain or you feel like being young at heart, there are so many exciting New Year’s Eve options. HarborWalk Village, a stunning collection of brightly colored restaurants and shops that wind along the Destin harbor, will be hosting Destin’s biggest street party. Meander past Destin’s famous fishing fleet dotted with pelicans, enjoy free live concerts by Flow Tribe and Departure: the Journey Tribute band,two fireworks...

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016

7th Annual Festival of the Trees

7th Annual Festival of the Trees

Grand Boulevard of South Walton will be hosting their seventh annual “Festival of the Trees” from November 22 to December 25. This year, 12 non-profit organizations will compete for prizes totaling $7,000 including Best of Show and People’s Choice. This event is free and open to the public. Moreover, it presents a nice opportunity to see the lights sparkle while enjoying Destin’s “just right” winter weather- not too cold and not too hot! This year’s participating organizations are: Boys & Girls Clubs...

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

1st Annual Pelican Plunge

1st Annual Pelican Plunge

We have to admit that few things are as entertaining as watching grown men dive into icy water with expressions of “why did I do this?!” on their faces. Even flipping through TV channels, we probably find ourselves pausing to watch these bold, daring…crazy?... people take the plunge. Unfortunately, this is something that locals of the Emerald Coast rarely get to see in person because well our waters aren’t that cold (average winter water temperatures range from 61-68 degrees Fahrenheit). That does...

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Solaris Cruises Add Extra Sparkle to a Glittering Season

Solaris Cruises Add Extra Sparkle to a Glittering Season

This time of year is all about the sparkle and there is no better way to fill your holiday with more shimmer than a Solaris dinner cruise in Destin, FL. The glitz of the champagne and bursts of fireworks reflecting on the water are sure to make your heart shine!  Docked at Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina, SunQuest Cruises’ SOLARIS yacht is a stunning 125 foot, 5,200 square foot yacht with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces. The SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest...

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Giving Makes the Heart Happy

Giving Makes the Heart Happy

Many Americans are moved at this time of year to contemplate their own blessings and to think about how they can help others. Here are a few ways where it’s a win-win every time. It’s so easy to help others and enjoy the process with these local happenings. Help families get safe and affordable homes. On Thursday, November 24th from 11 a.m. -7 p.m., Harbor Docks in Destin will celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Thanksgiving dinner with Habitat for Humanity. Okaloosa Habitat coordinates volunteers...

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Make Some 'Space' for a New Winter Activity

Make Some Space for a New Winter Activity

Yes, it’s true that we are beyond proud of our illustrious white sand and rare emerald water. It’s also true that visitors and locals get in the rut- albeit glorious rut- of spending all our free time on the beach or golf course (which is totally fine and definitely at the top of the recreational happiness pyramid). Once in a while however it’s nice to replace looking out over the shimmering Gulf with looking up to the sparkling stars. Which is why we’d like to spotlight the Emerald Coast Science...

Posted on Saturday, November 5, 2016

October- The EC Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October The EC Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

The really scary thing this October is most definitely not ghouls and goblins but something much more insidious. It was heartbreaking to read that in the United States alone, in 2016 about 40,450 women will die from breast cancer according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers, with about 1 in 8 U.S. women developing invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.   However, thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness...

Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2016

October Festivals to Really Fall For

October Festivals to Really Fall For

October is probably one of the absolute best times to visit the Emerald Coast - the weather feels like paradise, the summer traffic has ebbed and there are so many outdoor events that you can only experience along the Gulf Coast! Plus, because our coastal area spans the landscapes of white-sand beaches all the way to pine forests we’ve got quite an array of activities to keep us entertained. On the western side of the coast in Santa Rosa County you can playfully get lost in a corn maze, go zip-lining...

Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2016