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Fall Break for Families in Destin

Since many schools have added a fall break, this is a great opportunity to keep learning at the forefront while enjoying a fun fall beach getaway along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Mom and Dad will enjoy the great fall rates and special Destin deals, while the kids will delight in the breadth of nature experiences and opportunities to learn about our coastal environment. Here’s four reasons to visit Destin, Florida this fall: 

-State Parks are beautiful in the Fall - For starters the area is home to five state parks teeming with wildlife and natural learning opportunities. Native species such as Blue Lupine bloom in the fall and the parks provide a feast for migrating butterflies including the famed Monarch. At Topsail Hill State Preserve, families will find 3.2 miles of white sand beaches, majestic towering dunes, three rare coastal dune lakes and miles of trails. Ranger programs for October, include a guided hike (Oct. 3), program on the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Oct. 10), the Back to Nature Festival (Oct. 19) and feature on the Florida Black Bear (Oct. 31).

-Florida Alligators are fun to watch - In Destin, Gator Beach at Fudpucker's invites families to experience up-close encounters with live alligators and learn all about this native species. Gator Beach is home to 100 live alligators, including a rare yellow alligator, appropriately named "Mellow Yellow." 

-Bottlenose Dolphins are intelligent and charismatic mammals- Dolphin Cruises are a popular way to learn about the marine life that lives throughout South Walton’s and Destin’s waterways. Newman-Dailey has special offers available with Southern Star, SunQuest Cruises SunVenture and Sunrise Charter's Captain Nemo, which provide guests a wide selection of cruise tour times and locations. The narrated tours provide families a fun, educational experience while bringing them up-close and personal with bottlenose dolphins as well as other sea life such as sting rays, sea turtles and a wide variety of fish species. 

-The Gulfarium is offering fall special discounts on certain encounters - The Gularium Marine Adventure Park is another fun, educational activity. Dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles are but a few of the hosts that will entertain and educate families during their visit. During the month of October, Gulfarium is featuring two SUPER special offers on their animal encounters, including $70 Off Ocean Odyssey and $100 Off VIP Trainer Encounter. See our special offers section for details.

Speaking of deals, Newman-Dailey is featuring two fall special offers, including “3 For 15” and “4 For 20”. Families who book a three night stay under the promotion will receive 15% off* the already low seasonal fall rates. And families who book a four night stay or more using this promotion will receive a 20% discount* on top of the reduced fall rates (does not apply to monthly stays). Check out our available South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call 1-800-225-7652. *Some restrictions apply. Special offer available on new reservations on stays now through Nov. 14, 2014.

With so many fun, interactive learning opportunities coupled with our incredible fall deals on our premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals, planning an Autumn family beach getaway is a smart decision!   

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Published by Tracy Louthain
Monday, September 29, 2014