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Destin Florida After Hurricane Michael

*Note updates may be made to this post for current information

To our readers:

As news of our neighbors reaches us we are deeply saddened. Please keep Panama City, Mexico Beach, and so so many other communities in your thoughts and prayers. Below is hopefully some useful info for any that can benefit, and a link to support the Red Cross efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are to those affected, and the work of all first responders helping to bring relief.

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Thanksgiving is almost here, and we’re so grateful for all of our guests who have visited our little oasis in the Sunshine State this year. Whether you’ve been a new guest, you’re thinking about a vacation getaway, or you’re seasoned vet with Holiday Isle Properties, we’re looking forward to the blessings of the new year and hoping you can join us for a fantastic holiday getaway this year. When you choose one of our vacation rentals in Destin FL, you’ll find that a family Thanksgiving getaway is just what you need!


Much Needed Break

Spring Break has arrived, and what better place to be than beautiful HOLIDAY ISLE in Destin, Florida. After a mild winter, things are definitely heating up on the Gulf of Mexico. Water temperatures were an average of 72 degrees for the month of February, which is the warmest since 1932.

One of the best ways to spend this break, besides laying in the sun, is to join in on the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. Today, everyone is Irish!  One event I would recommend is St. Patrick’s Day Grogg March on the 17th.
Go Green and “Sham-Rock” for a cause! Travel throughout HarborWalk Village for the largest Grogg March in Destin. Pub crawl passes are $10.00 with proceeds benefiting Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation.

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Hopefully, there’s no end in sight

What is a beer garden? With their popularity growing, it is rare to find someone who has never been exposed to one yet you may still not be familiar with its details. The origins of such establishments date back all the way to 19th century Germany.

A beer garden is defined as an outdoor area in which beer and local foods are served, typically at shared tables. In my opinion, there should be one of these on every corner. A no hassle, relaxed atmosphere with food and drink. What could possibly top that? I know, maybe one with a view of a harbor… You could basically arrive by boat after a long day of fishing or soaking up the sun of a beautiful beach. Maybe one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with emerald green waters. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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The Santa Pub Crawl Is Coming To Town…

It’s that time of year again, time to don your best holiday attire and spread some cheer for a great cause. The 9th annual Destin Nights’ Santa Pub Crawl is upon us. Started in 2007 by a select few Destin Nights founding fathers, this annual event has grown into one big Christmas party. Everyone is welcome on December 17th at HarborWalk Village. Festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and last until 12:00 a.m. Proceeds from the Pub Crawl benefit Emerald Coast Relay for Life.

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Christmas Parade on the Water

There is nothing better than a parade during the holiday season. Wait, maybe there is! It’s a boat parade!

On December 11th, the 30th Annual Destin Harbor Boat Parade will set sail. This yearly celebration of the holiday season is a remarkable sight, with local boats coming together to light up the entire Destin Harbor. The festivities will begin in the afternoon all along the harbor with boats lining up in the harbor between 5 and 5:30 p.m. The lighted boat parade will roll out at 6 p.m. Judging of the boats will take place at Margaritaville with an awards presentation and a fireworks display set to light up the sky. The parade can be viewed from the docks and restaurants west of the Grand Harbor condominium on Destin harbor.

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Santa Is On The Way

You won’t want to miss Santa’s Arrival at Destin Commons on Friday November 18th. Not only can you get ahead of your Christmas shopping, but you can also celebrate the kick-off to the holiday season here in beautiful Destin. Festivities begin at 6pm and will include, arts and crafts, face painting, music, merriment, and fun! A holiday parade follows at 7pm with Santa himself in attendance. The event culminates at 8pm with a spectacular fireworks finale. If you are going to be on the Gulf Coast, get in Christmas spirit at Destin Commons.

Pig Out On The Harbor

The 9th annual Blues, Brews and BBQ will kick off tomorrow, the 5th of November at 11:00 am. This local event, held on the HarborWalk at Emerald Grande, gathers the Gulf Coast’s best chefs and “pits” (BBQ Pit, that is) them against one another. Restaurants around town will offer samples of creative BBQ styles (not necessarily the traditional pork, beef, or ribs) and signature coastal food. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in categories such as “Best Traditional BBQ”, “Best Seafood BBQ”, and Most Original BBQ”. Plenty of Live music and cold brews accompany this rocking good time. For more information head on over to the Emerald Grande Events Page.

Brand New Website

We’re proud to release our re-designed website, HolidayIsle.net! We’ve spent a lot of time and energy into this new version, and feel like it will be far easier to use — from making online reservations to getting valuable Destin-area information.

Let us know what you think by filling out our contact form.