4 Free Things You Can Do on your Next Vacation to Destin

4 Free Things You Can Do on your Next Vacation to Destin

Anytime you go on vacation doing fun things with the family can be fun yet a little pricey. We fully understand that, and we thought that we would share with you a few free things that you can do while on vacation. Staying in one of our Beach Front vacation rentals can help you save money as you can fix meals at the house and take advantage of the free things to do around town. Let’s look at our top 4 things you can do for free while on vacation to Destin, Florida.

 Jolee Island Nature Park

Jolee Island Nature Park is a hidden gem within Destin and has some fun things that your family can enjoy. This park is 5 acres located on an island and to enter the park you will have to go over a wooden bridge. As you cross over the bridge you will be able to see a scenic salt marsh and even get to see nature at it’s best. You may see different animals in the marsh and take beautiful pictures too of the sunset. The park does offer the children a pirate ship playground and it is surrounded by porch swings for the adults to sit back and relax. And best of all it’s free to enjoy! Jolee Island Nature Park has a picnic area for you and your family to enjoy a lunch among nature. Don’t miss this amazing place next time you are on your vacation!

Boardwalk Time

4 Free Things You Can Do on your Next Vacation to Destin

If you have ever been to the beach during the summer months as a child, then you may remember going to the boardwalk often. Going to Destin Harbor Boardwalk is like any other boardwalk out there, but you get to enjoy several different things going on these during the week. Here you can walk along the boardwalk all while you can enjoy the white sand and the Emerald Coast waterfront. This is something that not many other beach towns can talk about! Soak in the sun, fun, smells and adventure that you can enjoy on your next vacation to Destin and going to spend a few hours at the boardwalk.

Day at the Beach

A fun free activity that you can do while on vacation is to head to the beach right outside of your Beach Front vacation rental. Here you and your family can enjoy a day or all week sitting on the beach in the white sand soaking up the rays. Plus, you can save money by being able to head back into your rental and have a nice lunch and then head back out onto the beach for more fun. Let the kids build sandcastles as you sit in a beach chair reading a nice book. The options are endless when you visit the beach in Destin, Florida.

Henderson Beach State Park

4 Free Things You Can Do on your Next Vacation to Destin

Another amazing park that you and your family can go explore is Henderson Beach State Park. Located along the Emerald Coast Parkway is where you will find this amazing park that has pristine white sand and gorgeous water views. One thing that you may be able to spot while you are taking a dip in the water are dolphins in the distance. There are plenty of things that you can do at the park like hiking along the shoreline on a nature trail or standing on top of the high dunes. This can be a fun day to spend at the park and it’s free of charge to enjoy there too.

While there are many other things that you and your family can do in Destin for free, these are the few that we thought you’d like. If you haven’t made your reservations to come to Destin on vacation this year, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to the beautiful Emerald Coast this year!

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

Do you have a family vacation planned to Destin this year? If the answer is yes, then we understand that spending the week sitting on the beach soaking up the rays is just what you need.  Staying in one of our Beachfront vacation rentals will keep you close to the beach but having the right things in your beach bag will allow you to enjoy your vacation. Let’s look at what we recommend you pack in your beach bag so you can have a fun family vacation to Destin.

Beach Bag Items

Beach Towels

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

When you are on vacation making sure you have packed everything before you leave home is essential. So be sure to pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help keep track of whose towel is who’s. This can not only help keep you organized but it can also help keep those meltdowns with the kids under control with another sibling having their towel.

Sunscreen

The sun in Florida is hot alone, so making sure sunscreen is in your beach bag is a must. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists suggests that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. Be sure to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you happen to get a little more sun than you expected be sure to pack a bottle of Aloe Vera. To help cool the sunburn a little more, place the bottle of Aloe in the fridge and it will help soothe the burn a little better.

Mesh Bag for the Sand Toys

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

Anytime you go on vacation with kids, you have to bring a ton of sand toys with you. We understand bringing sand back with you into your vacation rental is not necessary and can be quite a hassle. So, if you pack a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach.

Water Resistant Phone Pouch or Plastic Bag

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you come on vacation and realize you don’t have one, a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag will do the same as the phone pouch. They will keep your phone protected from the elements at the beach and you can even use it while it’s in the bag or pouch.

Sand-Free Hack

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

This is one item that you may not have thought about, but it is a must whenever you visit the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag, but these are the must have items for your next vacation. If you haven’t made your reservations for your next vacation, then check out our Beachfront vacation rentals today. We can’t wait for your family to come and vacation with us!

Spend Christmas Vacation in Destin this Year

Spend Christmas Vacation in Destin this Year

Are you looking for a good Christmas gift to give you family? Why not book an Beach Front vacation rental to spend Christmas week in? Christmas in Destin is a wonderful time to come visit with the family. While many others are dealing with the snow and cold weather, here in Destin you will be loving the warmer weather. Many other families love to come to Florida during the holiday season because of the warmth and fun you can have. Let’s look at why you should spend Christmas vacation in Destin this year.

Beautiful Weather

If you live in the north where the streets are covered in snow, you will find the weather here in Destin to be perfect. Here you can trade in the white snow for the white sands of the Emerald Coast to get your Christmas vacation started. With the temperatures in the low 60’s and not much humidity, your family will want to vacation in Destin for years to come. Spend the day in shorts and a t-shirt and the evening in a pair of jeans while you walk on the beach.

New Adventures

Spend Christmas Vacation in Destin this Year

When you are thinking of going on a vacation to Florida, you may think that headed to the beach is the best. But there are many other fun things for your family to enjoy and take part in for the holidays. If your family loves to skate, why not take a fun evening and spend it skating at the ice rink? Ice skating has become a tradition for many families in Destin and your family can make it your new tradition when you go on vacation. Head over to Baytowne Village Wharf from now until Saturday, February 2nd and skate your hearts content away. This can be a fun activity for the whole family to get involved in while you are on your Christmas vacation.

Water Fun

While there are a few water parks that are shut down for the season, there are many other ways you and your family can enjoy the water. Many of our vacation rentals have pools that you can take advantage of. And you may be able to enjoy putting your feet into the water on the beach for the day. Of course, the water may not be as warm as it is in the summertime, but it will be refreshing to enjoy a day on the beach.

Relax

Spend Christmas Vacation in Destin this Year

Since the holidays are upon us now, it’s time to take a vacation and just relax. Don’t worry about decorating your home, or about having to clean it before your guests arrive for the day. Spend your time with your family and just relax on your vacation. While the beaches are less crowded, it’s the time to think of you and your family. Just sit back, breathe in the fresh air and relax while you are sitting on the beach soaking up the sun. Enjoy your vacation to Destin this year with the family for Christmas.

There are many other reasons as of why you should surprise the family with a vacation to Destin this Christmas, we thought that these might help you make your decision a little easier. This year we want you and your family to be able to spend the week together in a beautiful Beach Front vacation rental and relax. We hope to see you this December and this Christmas season.