6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

When you come to Florida even during the winter months, it’s sunny but there are a few days where it may rain. Even though it may be raining while you are on vacation to beautiful Destin, we know of 6 things you can do when it rains. And staying in one of our Water Views vacation rentals, will keep you close to where the fun begins. Let’s look at what you and your family can enjoy while it may be raining when you vacation.

Let’s Get Wild

If you and your family love to have fun outdoors when on vacation, then have no fear because we have the perfect location but some of it is indoors. Head over to Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone where you can enjoy a 16,000 sq. foot indoor arcade along with two mini golf courses, 60-foot ropes course and more. Here you are also able to enjoy some Laser Tag and don’t forget about the 4D movie experience! What an amazing day you and the family can have over at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone on a rainy day while on vacation!

That’s Science

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

If getting wild isn’t your thing, then take the kids over to the Emerald Coast Science Center where they can learn all about science. Located in downtown Fort Walton Beach, the Emerald Coast Science Center features many things including hands-on learning, exhibits and guided programs. During the holidays they have some amazing Winter Workshops that your kids can get involved in while you vacation here. No child will be saying “I’m bored” when they come visit the science center. Make this a must do when you vacation in Destin whether it’s raining or not.

Bowling

When you vacation in Destin there happen to be two great options for bowling when it rains. Head over to either Hurricane Lanes or Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill for some family fun and perhaps a little competition between each other. At Hurricane Lanes they feature 26 bowling lanes, pool tables, an arcade, and free ping-pong. What more could a kid ask for when it comes to bowling and playing ping-pong? Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill is a little cool as it has 16 different underwater themed lanes that any member of the family will want to bowl at. Both of these are in Destin and you will want to head here if you like a little family competition.

Be Artistic

6 Things to Do When it Rains in Destin

Do you have someone in the family who enjoys making their own art? If so, then we suggest heading over to South Walton – Fired Up Paint Your Own Potter Studio. Here you and your family can show your creativity among each other as you paint your own pottery piece that start at just $14. Remember your family vacation to Destin by coming home with a one of a kind pieces of artwork made by you. There are no reservations required to head here for a few hours while it’s pouring rain outside.

Destin History & Fishing Museum

We know that many families who visit Destin have someone in the family who loves to fish while they vacation. What a better way to spend the day when it rains by heading to the Destin History & Fishing Museum to learn a little more about the fish you may find in the Gulf of Mexico. With a 100 ft of wall space displaying what sea creatures you may find there is something for everyone. And enjoy some of the vintage photos and antique fishing rods that you will see including the original reel that belonged to Earnest Hemmingway. What a wonderful way to learn about the history of fishing in Destin and to get out of the rain.

Enjoy your Vacation Rental

Sometimes when you go on vacation you’d like to spend some time in your vacation rental. Many of our guests tell us that their #1 thing to do when it rains in Destin is to stay in their vacation rental and relax. Bring books, watch movies or play some board games while you wait for the rain to stop. Bake cookies or just allow the kids to make something fun for dinner. No matter what you and the family may do in Destin when it rains, relaxing in your rental can be wonderful as well.

No matter whatever you decide to do whether it’s relaxing or finding a new adventure while it rains in Destin, they are memories you will have forever. If you still haven’t booked your next vacation to Destin, then please check out our Destin vacation rentals today. We hope that we will be able to see you and your family on your next vacation making magical memories.

Fun Events Happening in November

Fun Events Happening in November

November is a fun and exciting month to come visit. Not only do you have Thanksgiving to celebrate with friends and family, but there are fun events happening as well. Staying in one of our Beach homes you will be near where the fun begins. Let’s look at what some of the events you and your family can enjoy while you vacation in November.

20th Annual Pin Fish Classic

Fun Events Happening in November

If your children enjoy fishing, then this is the perfect event for them to enjoy. The City of Destin is holding its 20th Annual Pin Fish Classic on Saturday, November 3, 2018 behind AJ’s Restaurant. This event is a catch and release only and is open to all children 14 and under. Make sure you bring your own rod and the bait will be provided. You can register your child at the pier beginning at 8:30 am and awards will be given at 9:45 am. What a great way to allow your children to experience this fun event just for them!

11th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ

If you enjoy some good BBQ then, we suggest going to the 11th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ this year. Held on Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Harborwalk Village. Here you will be able to sample BBQ styles, enjoy live music and enjoy some brews too. You can purchase advance tickets for $25, tickets the day of the event will be $30 and get a VIP experience for $50. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, food and entertainment this year.

Destin’s Annual Holiday Craft Show

Fun Events Happening in November

If you are looking for some quality handcrafted gifts this year, then come to Destin’s 12th Annual Holiday Craft Show. The craft show will be held at Destin’s Community Center on Friday, November 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here you will be able to find handmade jewelry, paintings, woodcarvings and so much more. With over 50 vendors who will be attending this event, you will be sure to find that perfect gift for Christmas. Admission to this event is free of charge. Don’t miss this amazing event to start shopping early for those gifts this year!

Destin’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the City of Destin as they celebrate the 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Destin Community Center on Thursday, November 29th at 6:00 pm. Here you and your family will spend the evening outside for some live entertainment, musical groups and refreshments being served after the lighting of the tree. Plus, you and your family will get a visit from the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. Bring canned food as they are collecting it for families in need in the area. What a great way to enjoy a fun evening outside to get ready for the holiday season.

There are many other events happening in the area during the month of November, but there are just a few that we thought you and your family would enjoy. If you are still looking for a Beach Home, we have plenty for you to choose from. We hope to see you in November and we hope that you can enjoy some of these events with us.

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

Are you looking for a new place to come celebrate Thanksgiving this year? How about trying something different this year and come vacation in Destin, Florida. We are located on the Emerald Coast and Destin is the perfect location to take your family vacation in late November. And to help you decide if staying in a Beach Front vacation rental is what you need, we have 4 amazing reasons why you must spend Thanksgiving in Destin this year.

Perfect Weather

If you live in an area where it may be cold during Thanksgiving, then coming to Destin is the best remedy. The highs during the day are usually around 70 degrees with the lows around the 50’s. This can be perfect if you want to go for a bike ride, walking on the beach or maybe even going to play a round or two of golf. We feel that taking a Holiday vacation to the beach is better than spending it in the cold with your winter coat and gloves.

Thanksgiving Day Meal

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

When you are at home, preparing the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner can take all day long to get ready. But when you vacation in one of our vacation rentals, you can either prepare the meal yourself or why not take advantage of someone else cooking for you. In the morning you can watch the Thanksgiving Parade on the television, take a nap, go eat your Thanksgiving Day meal and come back to your vacation rental and take another nap! You need to be well rested if you want to go shopping the next morning. Some of the great restaurants that you can take advantage of getting a meal from would be Cafe Thirty-A, Harbor Docks and Dockside Cafe. If you still want to have your Thanksgiving meal at your rental but don’t want to cook, then try out Publix.  You will be able to order a fully-cooked turkey and all the classic side dishes to go along with it.

Black Friday Shopping

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

Even when on vacation, many people still like to get a jump on Christmas shopping. You and your family will be able to find some pretty good deals during Black Friday in Destin. From Destin Commons to the Silver Sands Outlets, you can find what everyone is looking for. And if you are looking for something special for that one person who loves the outdoors, we suggest heading over to Bass Pro Shops which have some great deals during Black Friday! Be sure to check out what other shops you and your family can enjoy while in Destin.

Enjoy the Beach

4 Reasons Why You Must Spend Thanksgiving in Destin This Year

While you are on your holiday vacation, why not take advantage of enjoying a few days at the beach. The weather will be the perfect temperature to spend the day at the beach. Bring a beach chair, umbrella and a book to read while sitting seaside. Take a walk on the beach with your family as the kids collect seashells. But remember the water may be a little chilly for you to go swimming in but wading your feet in the water should feel good to you. Watch the sunset and just enjoy what time you have while spending your Thanksgiving this year at the beach.

While there are many other reasons to vacation in Destin for Thanksgiving this year, we thought you would appreciate these 4 reasons. If you are still on the fence about booking a long weekend to Destin this year, we hope that you will find our specials to be just right for you and your family. We hope that this Thanksgiving, you and your family will be able to make new memories to share for a lifetime!