It’s hard to believe that just last year, all of the 4th of July events were canceled due to COVID. But this year is a different story, and the show must go on. Staying in one of our Destin Beach vacation rentals will allow you to explore the various events. Let’s look below at how you and your family can celebrate the 4th of July this year in Destin.
Smoke on the Coast
Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks is returning for 2021 on Saturday, July 3rd, starting at 5:00 pm. Located at Destin Commons is where you’ll be able to join in family-friendly entertainment and live music. Around 5:30 pm is when you can begin to sample BBQ from many local restaurants and BBQ Competitors for $1 a sample. After you sample, you can vote for your favorite, and a winner will be chosen. Before heading back to your vacation rental for the night, stay and watch the fireworks show beginning at 9:30 pm CST. What a great day to get your holiday weekend started with the family than Smoke on the Coast!
Destin Harbor Fireworks
On July 4th, head over to Destin Harbor, where your family can watch the fireworks for the night. Beginning at 9:00 pm CST, the City of Destin will be setting off fireworks from West Jetties Beach. Be sure to bring plenty of snacks, water, a beach chair, and a blanket to sit on as you watch the show in the sky. Think of the memories you can make by attending these fireworks on the 4th of July with the whole family.
While there are many other ways that you can celebrate the 4th of July here at Destin Beach, we wanted to share these with you. You may even get a glimpse of the fireworks from your Destin Beach vacation rental. We hope that you and your family have a good and safe 4th of July with us!
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and now is the time to book your next vacation. Spending the holidays here in Destin is what everyone in the family is looking forward to after the year we’ve all had. Staying in one of our Destin Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy your break from life at home. Let’s look below at what you and your family can do this Thanksgiving here in Destin, Florida.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
One of the best things about vacationing to Destin Beach this Thanksgiving is not having to cook dinner. Instead of worrying about who will clean the kitchen after making dinner or dealing with the madness at the grocery store, you can eat out. A few of the restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner this year are Harbor Docks, Honey Baked Ham, Brotula’s Seafood House, and AJ’s on the Bayou. If you’d like to eat dinner while staying in one of our vacation rentals, check out Sarah K’s Gourmet as they can provide a fantastic meal. No matter where you decide to eat Thanksgiving Dinner this year, there are plenty of great options to enjoy.
Another great option that you and your family can do
together saves on some deals this year on Black Friday. While there may be several
closed stores on Thanksgiving Day, the deals come out the day after. Some of
the locations you can head to while on vacation would be the Shoreline Village
Mall, Destin Commons, and Baytowne Wharf. Grab what the kids want, grab some
excellent deals, and just enjoy the day out together this year on Black Friday!
While there are many other things that you can do in the area, these are the few things we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to spend Thanksgiving Day here in Destin Beach, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you this year for a holiday making new memories together as a family!
Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit Destin Beach on this 4th of July? If the answer is yes, then we need to tell you all about the fun events happening in the area. Staying in one of our Destin Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to the fun. This year has already been a little different compared to previous years, but Destin Beach is still going to continue its traditions. Let’s look below at what your family can do while you are here for the 4th of July!
While many other towns around the country have canceled
their annual fireworks, the city of Destin has not. This year you will be able
to see the fireworks over the East Pass around 9:00 pm CDT. This happens to be
the City of Destin’s 34th Annual Independence Day Fireworks and is one
night that you don’t want to miss. If there happens to be any inclement weather,
then the fireworks will be on Sunday, July 5th, at the same time.
Bring the family and enjoy the show in the sky this year!
Get a Little Crabby
While this isn’t an event, but it’s a fun day out with the
family. Head on over to Crab Island located here in Destin. Crab Island is one
of the area’s best-known fun things to do on the water that the locals love to
visit, and so do our guests. Over at Crab Island is where you and the family
can float the day away or a few hours away while having fun on the inflatables.
This 4th of July vacation, make it a fun-filled day trip to the
island and soak up the rays. Grab a drink or a little snack, all while you are
enjoying seeing the kids have the time of their lives!
Camp for the Kids
If you are looking for something the kids can do while on
vacation and still have a great time, then allow them to enjoy the Half-Day
Summer Camp. Happening over at the Destin Community Center from 9 am to 12 pm
Monday – Friday is where the camp will be at. Every morning there will be fun
activities, crafts, swim time, and more. Get some things done at your vacation
rental, or just sit back and enjoy a little beach time alone. Think of the fun
things the kids will get to do, and some of their crafts will make great souvenirs.
While many other fun events are happening in the area, we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your family’s 4th of July vacation yet, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories this 4th of July in Destin Beach!
Are you and your family coming to Destin Beach this February with your family? If the answer is yes, then we can tell you about a few things that you can do together. Staying with us at Holiday Isle in one of our vacation rentals will allow your family to enjoy your family time more. Let’s look below at a few of the things that you can do in the area while you’re on vacation to Destin Beach.
Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Do you and your family want something fun to do during Valentine’s Day weekend? Come to the Sandestin Gumbo Festival on February 14th and February 15, 2020. Happening at the Village of Baytowne Wharf happens to be one of the largest events in the area. This year will be the 31st year it has been going on and is one to not miss. You and the family can enjoy some excellent gumbo from several different Gulf Coast Restaurants during this event. And there will be other activities that the kids can take part in too.
Harborwalk Village Mardi Gras
February in Destin Beach is one of the best times to visit because
of the Mardi Gras events happening around town. On Saturday, February 22, 2020 from
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm is where your family can come and enjoy the Mardi Gras
Parade & Pawdi Gras. This may not be New Orleans, but it will be just as
fun as if you were watching the parade on Bourbon Street, but more family
friendly. There will be other fun events going on through the day that you won’t
want to miss either!
1st Annual Shrimp & Grits Festival
What is vacationing to the Gulf Coast then to head to the 1st Annual Shrimp
& Grits Festival. Happening at Destin’s Harbor is the newest
family-friendly event that will come with some pretty amazing food and drinks
on the coast. There will be many local restaurants as they will be competing for
having the best shrimp and grits on the harbor. There will be live
entertainment, delicious food, and even a zone just for the kids to enjoy. The
event is happening on Saturday, February 29th from 12:00 pm to 4:00
pm and is one you may want to check out with the family.
There are many other fun events happening on the Emerald Coast in February, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to come stay with us in one of our Destin Beach Vacation Rentals, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy some of these fun events on the coast!
Are you and your family coming to Destin Beach for your next vacation? We at Holiday Isle can tell you about some beach activities that are family-friendly. When staying with us in one of our Destin Beach vacation Rentals, you will be close to where the fun can happen. Let’s look below at some of the beach activities that are family-friendly.
Destin Beach is a wonderful place where you and your family
can do a scavenger hunt together. Before leaving your vacation rental for the
day, you will want to take a piece of paper and put together a list that the
family can look for. Then it will be time to head to the beach and hunt for
your treasure. The kids can look for different color shells, something blue, sea
glass, driftwood and more. One the map, have a list of the items that they can
find and mark them off as you find them. This is a fun activity to do and
something that everyone in the family will love doing!
Look at that Sandcastle
One thing that many families have done in the past is build
a sandcastle. But just because you aren’t a kid anymore, doesn’t mean that you
as the parent have to stop building one. This is a great activity that anyone
in the family can do while you are on vacation and is good for all ages. To
help build their sandcastles you are going to make sure that everyone has a
bucket, shovel and shells to build their dream sandcastle. Take a family picture
of everyone’s castle and frame it when you get back home to remember that great
day you had on your vacation.
Playing soccer on the beach is one of the best games you can play as a family. Make sure that you bring a soccer ball with you on your vacation so that you can see who the best team is. Either split up into teams or kick the ball back and forth for a while just to get in some exercise. No matter who wins the game or who can play the longest, everyone in the family are winners!
Beach Ball Bounce
Another great game that the whole family can get in on, is
beach ball bounce. You can play this game by having two players on each side
while they are holding a beach towel. Then use the beach towel as your “racket”
to catch and toss the beach ball back and forth to the other team. What a great
way to get your exercise because we can promise you that the ball won’t go the
way you want it to get each time. Just have fun and learn to work together on
There are several other activities that can be played on the beach, but these are just a few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next family vacation to Destin Beach, now is the time to. School will be back soon, and we hope that you and your family can enjoy your vacation before the busy season begins.