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Happy Halloween in Destin

Happy Halloween in Destin

At Newman-Dailey, we celebrate Halloween to the fullest!  From costume contests to ghost stories to ghoulish games and delicious treats, the team goes all out. There is plenty of Halloween fun planned throughout Destin as well. Here’s some of our top picks for Destin Halloween happenings for those with kids as well as those without. Top Kid Pick: Gulfarium Splash or Treat Spooktacular – Kids put on their custumes for a evening of fun with their marine friends. From 4-6 p.m., Trick-or-Treat around the park, participate... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014


2014 November Food & Wine Festivals

2014 November Food  Wine Festivals

When you live along the Emerald Coast, you know that October and November are the most spectacular time of year. The temperatures are perfect, the sunsets are magnificent AND the culinary festivals are delectable! Here’s some of the delicious reasons to visit South Walton and Destin this fall: November kicks off with Taste of the Beach , Oct. 31 – Nov. 2. The weekend begins with “ The Beach After Dark ” on Friday (Oct 31)from 8-10 p.m. at Gulf Place on Hwy 30A, featuring cocktail concoctions, scrumptious local cuisine... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014


Founder & CEO, Jeanne Dailey, Recognized with Hospitality Award

Founder  CEO, Jeanne Dailey, Recognized with Hospitality Award

Each year, the Walton County Tourist Development Council (WCTDC) recognizes a pioneer in the tourism industry with the prestigious Van Ness Butler Jr. Award . This award is bestowed upon a community member for his or her visionary leadership in helping to shape South Walton into a premier tourist destination.   As reported on local news affliate WMBB Ch. 13 , the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) named our Founder and CEO Jeanne Dailey as its 2014 Van Ness Butler, Jr. Hospitality Award recipient.  ... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014


2014 Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend!

2014 Festival of the Arts is Next Weekend

Sure there are art festivals in many cities around the country, but the setting for 19th Annual Festival of the Arts, which will be held in Destin, Florida on October 25-26, cannot be beat.   The festival will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s new Cultural Arts Village off Commons Drive near Henderson Beach State Park. With more than 100 artists featuring their talents in tents on the lush green and live music from the Dugas Pavilion, the Festival of the Arts enjoys an exceptional setting for artists... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014


Veterans Day 2014, Celebrate Our Nation’s Heroes in Destin

Veterans Day 2014, Celebrate Our Nations Heroes in Destin

The fall is a busy time of year, and if you’re like us, you’re reviewing the calendar looking for an opportunity to take a break. With Veterans Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pause and honor and celebrate the many men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces.     Whether you’re commemorating a family member or honoring a loved one who is no longer with us, there is no better place to celebrate our nation’s heroes than along the sugar white sand beaches of Destin and South Walton.... Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014