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It's Time to Plan Your Summer Beach Vacation


While it feels like summer is a long way off, Memorial Day is just weeks away! Now is the time to start planning your summer beach vacation to South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re just beginning to look for the perfect Destin vacation rental or you're ready to start planning activities while you’re here, now is the time to start coordinating your beach getaway. The team at Newman-Dailey is here to help making planning fun and easy! Here are our tips: 

Tip 1: Timing is everything

Step one is to select the best week to visit. If you’ve already booked your stay, skip to tip 2. While the summer is a busier time of year at the beach, there are weeks that are a bit more relaxed. Beach vacationers may wish to forego holiday weeks such as Memorial Day and Fourth of July in favor of a quieter holiday such as Father’s Day or non-holiday weeks such as the first week of June or late July.

Tip 2: Enhance your stay with FREE events

One of the best parts of summer are the free concerts and performances at the beach. There are free concerts around town almost every day of the week. Here’s a snapshot:
Tuesdays Baytowne LIVE in the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin (June 7-Aug.11)
Wednesdays – Concerts in Seaside Amphitheater at 7 p.m. (June 8- August 26)
ThursdaysConcerts in the Village at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin (not free but a great show for only $12 and proceeds support the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation) 6:30 p.m. (May 5 – June 30)
Thursdays – Red, White & Blue Celebration at HarborWalk Village; Enjoy a free air show by WWII vintage North American T-6 stunt team, a live performance by the Village Belles (inspired by The Andrews Sisters of 1941), fireworks over the Destin Harbor and a fire dancing show finale. 7-9 p.m. (June – Aug. 25)
SaturdaysRock the Docks at HarborWalk Village, each week 7-9 p.m. (June 11 – Aug. 27)

Tip 3: Download the App.

Newman-Dailey recently introduced the Newman-Dailey Glad to Have You App. This wonderful new addition allows Newman-Dailey clients to have everything they need for vacation planning in the palm of their hand. A pre-arrival planning tool, the app allows you to review things to do in the area and review Be Free Bundle partner offers so you can start planning activities and dining options prior to your visit. You can also invite members of your party to join the app and be connected in vacation planning. Once you arrive the app is populated with door codes, gate codes, WiFi passwords and lots of valuable information pertaining to your stay. 

Tip 4: Plan Your Gift Card Adventures.

Most Newman-Dailey stays come with the Newman-Dailey Gift Card, good toward one free adult admission at Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, a Dolphin Cruise, Snorkeling Excursion, Parasailing, tickets to the Track and more. Upon check-in, Newman-Dailey staff will text you a code to access the Xplorie mobile platform, where booking your activities is as easy as pushing the “Book Activity” button.

Start Planning Today 

Start planning your beach vacation by viewing our premier Destin vacation rentals online or by calling one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

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