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May 2017 Blog Posts


A Guide to Pier Fishing Along Florida’s Emerald Coast

There are few things more relaxing than spending a day out in the sun fishing. Florida’s Emerald Coast, famed for its clear waters and sandy beaches, is home to some of the Gulf Coast’s best pier fishing. With half a dozen prime locations to choose from between Pensacola and Panama City Beach, visitors can head to the beach to catch some (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Free Shuttle Service on 30A

Now there is an easier way to travel Scenic Highway 30A and not have to worry about parking at your favorite restaurants including the Red Bar. Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine is offering free shuttle service in South Walton along Scenic Highway 30-A. Available daily from Noon until 10 p.m. the shuttles pick up every 30 minutes at 11 designated (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Things to Know at the Beach

Visiting the beach is a fun and memorable experience.  Whether you've come to simply relax on the beach or want to swim and enjoy recreational water activities, there are some important things to know when visiting the beach and enjoying our local waterways.  Along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, we use the Florida Department (read)

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Things to Do in Destin & South Walton for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 has arrived! And with it brings our extended family of guests to the beach. As we take time to honor the men and women who have served our country, there are a variety of events including live music in Destin and South Walton to make the Memorial Day Weekend special.  Memorial Weekend Concert at HarborWalk Village . Live (read)

Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

Adagio A302 Renovated and Ready for Relaxation

When we ask our guests, what is the #1 thing they want to do during their beach vacation, the leading answer is “Relax”! Good news, beach life is made for relaxation. For today's Window Wednesday, we're featuring 30A condominium, Adagio A302, which has been renovated and ready for relaxation.  This Gulf-front 4-bedroom, 3-bath condominium (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hidden Dunes Resort Beach Bonfire Experience

White Diamond Beach Service is now offering a Beach Bonfire Experience. Beach bonfires are a popular way to bring together family and friends for celebrations of all kinds. As the sun goes down, the flames go up and a new timeless tradition begins.  Bonfires are available year round and must be reserved 48 hours in advance in order for a beach (read)

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Author Mary Kay Andrews Returns to Destin to Launch The Beach House Cookbook

Beach vacations are the perfect time to lose yourself in an engaging beach read. And some of our favorite beach novels are written by New York Times Best-Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews . From "Summer Rental" to "Beach Town" to "The Weekenders," her beach reads entertain and delight readers of all ages.  This month (read)

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Thank you so much!

Thank you Landra,   You have been a joy to work with and so helpful!  I will definitely be keeping your name to call when we come back again!  We like to come there, and have not worked with your company before, but you have totally won my business from now on!  (feel free to forward this email to the broker or whoever runs your (read)

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Daily Destin Happy Hour at Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop

One of the things we love most about the beach lifestyle is enjoying live music outdoors. At Beachside Inn, the sidewalk café,  Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop , is the place to be from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. during the summer. Conveniently located on the ground level of Beachside Inn in the heart of Crystal Beach, Camille’s Beach Bar & Coffee Shop (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tips for Destin Snorkel Tours

After a couple of days on the beach, families are often ready for their next adventure. A great place to start your planning your Destin adventure is through Newman-Dailey’s Be Free Bundle . These businesses have partnered with Newman-Dailey to offer our guests experiences for free or at a discounted rate. Our team recently experienced the Destin Snorkel (read)

Published on Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch 2017 in South Walton and Destin

We're celebrating Mother’s Day 2017 and hopefully you’ve planned a special trip to the beach for Mom. Many of our guests have asked about the best places to take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch or a family meal. Here’s our suggestions to make her day even more special.   South Walton. Marie’s Bistro - In Blue Mountain Beach, Marie’s Bistro (read)

Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Plan A Birthday Celebration at the Beach in Florida

Our guests often plan their vacations around a birthday or special occasion so the celebration lasts longer and is even more special. At Newman-Dailey, we love a great celebration and are always happy to provide tips and suggestions for those planning a special birthday celebration in Destin or South Walton. If you’re considering a birthday or (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Eden Gardens State Park Blends History and Beauty

South Walton is well known for its beautiful beaches, but many travelers to our area are not aware of beautiful Eden Gardens State Park . Newman-Dailey Real Estate Agent Eva Pickens is an expert on South Walton and 30A real estate and recently highlighted this South Walton treasure. Here's what she shared :  Go back in time 100 years where this (read)

Published on Monday, May 8, 2017

Your Florida Summer Vacation is Almost Here - Enjoy Free Summer Concerts at Gulf Place

Your Florida summer vacation to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida is almost here! As you plan your Destin beach vacation, you'll want to plan to take advantage of the free sumer concerts on the green at  Gulf Place on 30A . This beautiful lush green amphitheater at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach is the ideal location to enjoy (read)

Published on Friday, May 5, 2017

Emerald Coast's Obsession with Wine - Wine on the Menu

Today's blog is the second in a three part series that includes excerpts from Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Where you'd rather Be Magazine.  Part I: The History- Wine Festivals a Game Changer featured the early days of wine consumption in Destin and the impact wine festivals have had on our coastal wine culture. Today, we uncover how the (read)

Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Best Time to Visit Destin, Florida

We were recently asked “when is the best time to visit Destin?” The answer to this question varies depending on your interests. If you’re solely interested in the weather, then spring and fall provides the most comfortable temperatures. In fact, U.S. News and World Report has identified April and May as the best due to the comfortable (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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