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Vacation Like An Olympian in Destin

 It has been great fun cheering for Team USA during the 2016 Olympic Games. It is motivating to watch these athletes achieve their personal best and break world records, and we can’t help but be inspired. So we’ve compiled a fun list of ways to create Olympic-style fun on your next Destin vacation. Don’t let summer set without a beach getaway. 

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Beach Volleyball in Destin.

Yes, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross have been a dynamic duo and watching them play beach volleyball is indeed inspiring. So on your next Destin vacation, head over to a beach volleyball net, like the one behind Pompano Joe’s, and serve up some fun with friends. 

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Whether swimming laps in the pool or practicing marathon swimming in the Gulf, swimming a great sport to practice on your Destin vacation. Gather friends and race two laps freestyle or butterfly or simply work to improve your time and achieve a personal best.



Test speed and endurance aboard two wheels by planning a cycling compeitition. How many miles you can peddle? The Timpoochee Trail (aka 30A Bike Path) is a scenic paved path that extends for 19 miles. Our partner, La Dolce Vita, offers discounted bike rentals in Destin and Black Beard's Bike Rental is our partner in South Walton. Another option is to rent a mountain bike and bike the dirt trails within Pt. Washington State Forest. 



It’s been fun watching the final five, especially Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas, put on amazing performances and show their athletic ability and years of training. To climb and soar, we suggest heading over the over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf Adventure Zone. There you can test your balance and agility on the Ropes Course, then try the zip line, and finally, jump, flip and bounce as high as you can on the Euro-bungee.

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While Venus and Serena Williams may have shocked viewers when they lost the first round in the doubles competition, we’re no less excited about the sport and opportunity to play tennis in Destin. Consider reserving some court time at Hidden Dunes Tennis Center, featuring four Rubico courts. Ranked among the top 50 by Tennis Resorts online, Hidden Dunes also offers expert instruction as well as like-level game matching for a true Olympic experience.

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Long Jump.

It’s hard not to wonder how far you can jump after watching athletes from around the world compete in the long jump. In Destin, you can simply head out to the beach and measure out a landing pit, then gather friends and see who can jump the farthest.


Ready to book your Destin Olympic-Style Vacation? 

Newman-Dailey features a vast array of premier vacation rentals to serve as home base during your Destin vacation. Options range from Gulf-front condos at Jade East, to condos, villas or cottage rentals at Hidden Dunes to well-appointed homes and condos along your favorite beach in South Walton or Destin. View oru rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help narrow your search.

 See you @ the beach!