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Top Reasons to Celebrate Labor Day in Destin

Don’t let summer slip away without a beach vacation (or two). You deserve a Labor Day beach getaway! Did you know that the average employee in the U.S. works 47 hours per week and 40% of employees report working 50 or more hours per week? If that’s not enough to convince you that you deserve a break, here are a few reasons to plan a Labor Day getaway to Destin:  


To Relax.

The beach is the perfect place to rest and relax. Lounging on the sugar white sand beaches listening to the waves lap the shore is a great way to recharge your batteries. (and if you stay home, you’ll just end up doing chores.)

Beach House

To Dine Overlooking the Gulf.

It is more fun to eat fresh Gulf seafood at the beach. Whether you select a climate controlled setting such as Vue on 30A or have the option of indoor or outdoor at popular restaurants including The Beach House (Sandestin), Bud & Alley’s (Seaside), The Back Porch (Destin), Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer (Destin), Dewey Destin’s, Jackacuda’s (Destin), or The Gulf (Okaloosa Island) o name a few, eating lunch or dinner at one of the famed Destin restaurants is always fun. Consider trying one of South Walton's new Gulf-view restaurants, including Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar on 30A or Chiringo in Grayton Beach

harborwalk village fireworks

To Be Entertained at Labor Day Events in Destin.

  • The Village of Baytowne Wharf Art Walk (Sept. 1-2) features world-class art and live music in Sandestin's Village of Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza. Exceptional artists from across the southeast will gather for this three-day festival of art.  
  • 24th Annual Greek Festival (Aug. 31 - Sept. 2) features a variety of authentic Greek foods, pastries, wine, live music and spectacular Greek dance performances. Held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, visitors will feel like they traveled to Greece for a day.   
  • Labor Day Celebration at HarborWalk Village (Sept. 1-2) is a weekend-long celebration at HarborWalk Village featuring live music and entertainment followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. on Sunday night over the Destin Harbor. 
  • Fireworks at Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier will be at 9 p.m. on Sept. 2 creating the perfect finale under the stars for Labor Day weekend. (1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE Fort Walton Beach 


To Be Pampered

Since Labor Day is about rewarding yourself for working hard year round, make it count by enjoying a spa service (or two) at one of Destin's Spas. Whether you enjoy the incredible views and stellar services offered at the new Salmander Spa at The Henderson or return for a favorite service at Serenity by the sea, you'll be glad you took time to pamper yourself on vacation.  

Some vacation rentals such as Our Secret in Paradise features a private pool

To Enjoy Great Savings - Rates are Reduced 30% off Summer Season

This may just be the best reason to getaway. Destin vacation rental rates are already discounted 30% for late summer and fall. In addition, Newman-Dailey rentals come with a gift card for activities as well as special offers by partner businesses. View our premier Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach!

*Photo is of "Our Secret in Paradise", one of Newman-Dailey's Destin vacation rentals with a private pool.