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The Coast with the Most!

The Coast with the Most

Spring is an especially amazing time to visit the Emerald Coast. Not only is the weather something out of a daydream- the springtime events are some of the best of the whole year! Let’s begin with the eastern end of the coast and the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival which is scheduled for April 27 – April 30th at the popular outdoor lifestyle center- Grand Boulevard. Culinary masters, celebrated distillers and wine makers from around the world will showcase the best they have to offer....

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Emerald Coast Event Calendar is Heating Up for Summer

The Emerald Coast Event Calendar is Heating Up for Summer

Visitors and locals are excited about the return of the Destin Cobia Tournament for its 20th year in a row. Now through April 30th divisions of all kinds including a Ladies and Junior division will compete for thousands of dollars of prize money. This high profile event will feature weigh-in stations at centrally located points throughout Northwest Florida including HarborWalk Marina in Destin, Bluewater Bay Marina in Bluewater Bay, Outcast Bait and Tackle in Pensacola, and Captain Anderson’s Marina...

Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2017

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