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Top Springtime Activities in Destin, Florida


Spring has arrived in Destin, Florida. The birds are singing and so are the local residents and visitors. Not only is the calendar filled with fun springtime events and concerts but there are some Destin activities that are simply more fun this time of year. 

Here’s our Top 5 Springtime Activities in Destin, Florida:

Rent a Bike and Go!

There is a wide array of paved paths as well as dirt paths through Point Washington State Forest that are ideal for exploration. Spring temperatures make it extremely enjoyable to head out on two wheels and explore the coast. Whether you bike down Scenic Gulf Drive or the Timpoochee Trail along Scenic Highway 30, biking the paved bike paths that meander along coast is a fun, springtime activity.

Dine Outdoors.

Spring is the perfect time to be outside and we are blessed with exceptional Destin restaurants and sidewalk cafes that are perfect for dining alfresco. An added bonus is that many feature spectacular views of the Gulf. Some of our favorites include the Tarpon Club upstairs at Bud & Alleys, the patio at Vue on 30A, The Bay, Pompano Joe’s deck overlooking the beach, Camille’s sidewalk café at the Beachside Inn, Brotula’s, Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant, the Back Porch and Jackacuda’s overlooking the Destin Harbor. 

Listen to Live Music.

During the spring, the Destin area comes alive with the sound of music. Outdoor venues all along the Emerald Coast feature live music on various nights throughout the week. Highlights include live music every Wednesday in Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin as well as in the Seaside Amphitheater (both are free, bring blanket or lawn chair), and Concerts in the Village on Thursdays at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village-Destin (April-May, $12/adult). In addition for the older crowd, AJ’s features live music most nights throughout the spring and summer months.

Drink Wine/Drink Craft Beer.

Whether you’re a wine lover or a beer drinker, Destin has it all. Wine enthusiasts love the spring wine events including Sandestin Wine Festival (April 14-17), the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival (April 29-May1) and the Destin Charity Wine Auction (April 29). In addition, weekly wine tastings around town including Alys Beach on Tuesdays, and Chan’s Wine Bar Wine Tastings on Wednesdays, are always fun spring traditions.

For beer lovers, touring the Emerald Coast’s craft breweries including Idyll Hounds, Grayton Beer, Destin Brewery and Props Brewery provides a fun taste of coastal beer scene and special spring brews. Or try them all in one place at the Craft Bar or make plans to attend the Spring Craft Beer & Spirits Festival, May 21, 2016.

Go for Ice Cream.

Not of age or not a drinker, enjoy the next best thing…Ice Cream! Local ice cream shops open in the spring with new flavors and delectable treats. For those on 30A try Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, and in Miramar Beach visit Kilwins at Grand Boulevard with two dozen different flavors to choose from. At Silver Sands Premium Outlets, 32 Degrees Yogurt Bar or Pino Gelato offer tasty cold treats. And in Destin, Sugarland Candy & Ice Cream at HarborWalk Village is oh so delicious or head down the street for Shake’s Frozen Custard.

Relax at the Beach

Of course, all of these fun springtime activities complement the most popular thing to do in the spring in Destin--Relax on the beach!

Have you booked your spring beach getaway? If not, we invite you to view our premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to narrow your search. Spring travelers who stay at a participating property between April 9 and May 13, 2016 for 3 nights or more are eligible for our “Late Spring Fling Deal”* featuring 10% off spring rental rates. 

See you @ the beach!


*Some restrictions apply. Not valid for stays at the Beachside Inn.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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