Menu Search
1-800-225-7652
HomeBlog

Recent Blog Posts


Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Every Thursday

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Concerts in the Village Every Thursday

Florida’s Emerald Coast enjoys a continuous beat. Locals and visitors alike appreciate live music and there are an abundance of live music venues in and around Destin. One venue that that is tucked away off the beaten path is Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s (MKAF) Cultural Arts Village located off Commons Drive near the Home Depot. While it’s not visible off Highway 98, this lush grass amphitheater with Dugas Pavilion is a local treasure.   Over the years, MKAF has enjoyed the annual tradition of presenting Concerts... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017


Hidden Dunes is a Great Escape

Hidden Dunes is a Great Escape

Many families have discovered that Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort is a great escape. From sunset toasts to holiday celebrations, families visit Hidden Dunes year after year to continue timeless traditions with family and friends. The white sand beaches, winding foot paths, family grilling areas, tennis center and horseshoe pits are among the many locations within the 27-acre property to celebrate those treasured moments as well as within your vacation rental. Rental options range from Gulf-front condominiums to lake-... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017


The Gulf Restaurant in Destin Features Car Charging Stations

The Gulf Restaurant in Destin Features Car Charging Stations

There is a new restaurant on Okaloosa Island. The Gulf Okaloosa Island is the sister restaurant to the original in Gulf Shores, AL. The Gulf not only features a deliciously diverse menu but also supports green practices. So we asked, Newman-Dailey’s “Green” Agent  Mark DeSalvo to share his thoughts on Okaloosa Island's newest restaurant. “I love the fact it is constructed out of re-purposed shipping containers. The food is very good with a daily selection of fresh seafood. I was told they don't even have... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017


2017 Emerald Coast Easter Egg Hunts

2017 Emerald Coast Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Weekend is here. And if your family is looking for a fun and festive Easter Egg Hunt, there is an abundance of Easter Egg Hunts in the South Walton and Destin area.  April 15: City of Destin Easter Egg Hunt The City of Destin’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15, beginning 9:15 a.m.at the Morgan Sports Center. The Easter Egg Hunt is for youth ages 12 and under. There will be a special egg hunting zone for Crawlers & Toddlers, along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Map the location April... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017


Aqua Breeze in Destin

Aqua Breeze in Destin

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, it’s time to break the routine with a trip to the beach. In Destin, soft white sand, emerald waters and Aqua Breeze awaits you. Finding the perfect Destin vacation rental home to serve as your home away from home can be a time consuming task, therefore, today’s Window Wednesday takes the work out of vacation planning by serving up a great choice for a group of 6-8 family and friends.    Within a few short blocks of the beach, Aqua Breeze , a 3-bedroom Destin vacation rental home... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Easter Brunch in Destin and South Walton 2017

Easter Brunch in Destin and South Walton 2017

Esater week is a popular time of year to visit the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. With the white sand beaches, vibrant blue waters and abundance of award-winning restaurants, Florida's Emerald Coast is a beautiful place to spend the holiday. For those who will be visiting the beach fthis Easter, we've compiled a list of popular South Walton and Destin restaurants that are open and offering special menus and buffets on Easter Sunday.  Beach Walk Cafe – Located within the Henderson Park Inn, the... Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Tips for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Destin

Tips for Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Destin

Newman-Dailey Destin Real Estate Agent Shannyn Stevenson “knows the Gulf Coast” and as a long-time resident and avid paddle boarder, she offers some great tips for stand-up paddle boarding in Destin. Find a Beach Access with Flat Walk-On Access . Pompano Joe's  is where I go but it can be tough to to carry the board up and down the stairs. It is a good workout! There are locations that offer flat walk on access, including the access behind Seascape next to the Whale’s Tale has a drive on /walk on ramp. Also on Scenic... Continue reading

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017


Top 5 Summer Beach Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

Top 5 Summer Beach Moments You Wont Want to Miss

It’s just not summer without a trip to the beach. Why? Because while you can visit a cabin in the mountains or take a trip to the lake, you’ll miss out on these magical summer beach moments. Feel the soft sand on your feet. There is no substitute for the feeling of stepping onto our soft white sand that actually squeaks when you walk on it. Whether you’re seated or walking, the feeling of the warm soft sand brings a wave of relaxation. Then, cleanse your mind, body and soul with a long leisurely walk down the coast. It’s a... Continue reading

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017


Best Live Music Venues in Destin

Best Live Music Venues in Destin

Live music soothes the soul, especially on vacation at the beach. What better place to listen to live music than the beautiful Destin Harbor overlooking the Gulf or on the Bay overlooking the Mid-Bay Bridge? We have so many great locally-owned restaurants on the water that have live music performed by some very talented local artists. Here are the top 5 Best Live Music Venues in Destin: Boshamps This place is always a favorite for the amazing oysters, prepared six different, delicious ways. The band Continuum performs live... Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2017


Costa Del Sol A1A Coastal Paradise in Destin

Costa Del Sol A1A Coastal Paradise in Destin

The Emerald Coast has a lot in common with the Coast of the Sun. Costa Del Sol, the region in the South of Spain, and Costa Del Sol, a Gulf-front, beach vacation rental in Miramar Beach, Florida, share the same name and benefit from the coastal breezes. They also share many days of sunshine and a relaxed coastal vibe. But just like any desirable destination, if you want to travel to Costa Del Sol you should move fast. Regular visitors to Destin know to book early and book direct for the best selection of Destin vacation rentals... Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017