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February 2012 Blog Posts


Do you love the beach, music, wine and helping kids?

We're excited for all the weekend festivities.  If you're considering a last minute getaway, come on down! Cheer on the runners at the Seaside Half Marathon on Sunday or just enjoy the benefit concert, featuring Dread Clampitt at Caliza Pool in Alys Beach on Friday night. Proceeds benefit the Seaside Neighborhood School. Tickets are also still (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SpringWILD Kids Spring Break Camp

Spring Break is right around the corner and our premier accommodations are filling fast. This year, you'll want to book early so you don't miss your chance to secure your favorite Destin  vacation rental . For families with children in 1st - 6th grade who are looking to come to Destin for a week between March 12 and April (read)

Published on Friday, February 24, 2012

Snowbird Appreciation Sock Hop

We've had so much fun with our winter guests!  Thanks to all who came out to the Newman-Dailey snowbird events in Destin. Now, the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to show their appreciation with a "Sock Hop."  On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Emerald Coast Convention Center will be the spot to show off your moves and socialize (read)

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

President's Day

It was great to have so many of our regular guests in Destin this weekend for the three-day weekend. We're delighted you came to visit and experience the Gulf Coast during a weekend of great events and celebrations. Since it's President's Day, we not only wanted to take a minute to honor the leaders of our great country, but also give a shout out (read)

Published on Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gumbo Cook-off Heats Up the Village

Chicken, seafood, crawfish, sausage ... What do you put in your gumbo? Join us and vote on your favorite at the 23rd Annual Gumbo Festival, Sat., Feb. 18 from 12-4 p.m. in Destin, FL. Held in Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf, the annual event will showcase the best classic and creative gumbos along the gulf coast, challenging chefs and (read)

Published on Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine Tour of Homes

Valentine's Day may be officially over, but in South Walton the celebration of love continues with the Valentine Tour of Homes on Sat., Feb. 18. The self-guided tour features some of the most stunning and historic homes along Scenic Highway 30A. These incredible residences, within Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside and Rosemary Beach (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

South Walton Singer on the Voice!

We are loving the melodious rhythms that are the norm here along the Emerald Coast! Last night, Santa Rosa Beach local, Geoff McBride, knocked the judges socks off with his stellar performance of Stevie Wonder's Higher Ground. Now, we'll be following our hometown guy on the Voice as he joins Christina Aguilera's team! Looking forward to following (read)

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012

4th Annual Beachcomber Music Awards

We are always amazed at the incredible songwriters and musicians we have right here in Destin, FL and all along the Gulf Coast. Next weekend, our talented local artists get a well-deserved, moment in the spotlight at the 4th Annual Beachcomber Music Awards. Held at HarborWalk Village on Sunday, Feb. 19, 5 - 10 p.m., the music awards will feature (read)

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mardi Gras Celebrations Begin

Are you ready for a some Mardi Gras revelry? Mardi Gras is celebrated in Mobile, New Orleans and other cities along the Gulf Coast.  This festive event was started in Mobile, and according to some accounts, dates back to 1703. In Destin, the celebration kicks off this weekend with Mardi Gras on the Island. Parades and celebrations will be held (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What's Next?

We're loving this warm weather! Come join us for fun in the sun as we enjoy February in Destin, Florida. This month is filled with great events, including Seaside Community Yard Sale, the Sandestin Gumbo Cookoff, CAA Valentine's Day Tour of Homes, Mardi Gras Celebrations, Beachcomber Music Awards and more. Check out our available rentals at fantastic (read)

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

Celebrate Your Love With Newman-Dailey

We want to help you rekindle the romance this Valentine's Day. The area's beautiful beaches create the perfect setting to fall in love again!  For those staying 3-nights or more, we'll welcome you with champagne and roses upon check-in. Don't forget you also get the Newman-Dailey Advantage Gift Card good for fun-loving activities together (read)

Published on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Had a good time!

Thank you for a good time on 12/23/11 - 12/30/11 at Winddancer 212! Charles Carstens River Ridge, Louisiana (read)

Published on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sinfonia & Ansel Adams Unite Tonight

Tonight is a very special evening of art and music in Destin, FL. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, Sinfonia Gulf Coast will perform “Ansel Adams: America,” a symphonic tribute saluting one of America’s most cherished artists. The 22-minute, one-movement piece fully integrates sweeping (read)

Published on Friday, February 3, 2012

Early Bird Specials!

What's better than spending time in beautiful Destin, Florida? Being here AND enjoying a free meal, of course! We've been out on the streets seeking the best culinary deals to share with our friends and guests. Yes, it was hard work dining on fresh seafood and savoring delectable meals, but we knew you'd want to know about these great options. Here (read)

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Thank You" and to your Support Staff!

Hello Jeanne! ......This is just a brief note to say "Thank You & to your support staff!"......My wife & I are Canadian Snow Birds & love Destin......Last year we chose Newman-Dailey & had to cancel because my wife had medical problems - Your Betty Kazek was the absolute best.......This year Betty worked (read)

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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