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End the year with a blast! Top 5 Reasons to Pop into 2021 in Destin, Florida

The year 2020 has proven challenging and many are ready to pop into 2021. For those who are healthy and able to travel, here are our top 5 reasons to ring in the New Year in Destin, Florida.

1.       Enjoy a change of scenery while staying in a safe, sanitized Destin vacation rental home or condominium. It’s a fun safe place to gather your crew and ring in the New Year in style. (Bonus! When you stay in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental for NYE, you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of champagne to start your celebration!)

2.       Step out on the beach for a sunset toast and say goodbye to 2020. With soft white sand underfoot, you and your group will enjoy toasting the last sunset of 2020. After dark, celebrate the New Year with stars overhead and fireworks in the distance when the clock strikes midnight.  (For added fun, release lanterns over the Gulf of Mexico to welcome 2021.)

3.      Indulge in a fresh feast for NYE. Options for your feast are endless. Prepare your favorite dishes in the kitchen of your beach home or order dinner in from your favorite Destin restaurant and enjoy a fresh seafood feast at the beach. Want to get out? End the year with a celebration at one of Destin’s popular local restaurants.

4.    Access to SunQuest Cruises Solaris New Year’s Eve dinner cruise on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Another option when visiting Destin is to welcome 2021 in style aboard a 125’ yacht with a 5-course meal, cash bar, party favors, live entertainment and champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. (Check in at 7 p.m. and cruise from 8 to 12:30 p.m.) Reservations required. Click here to learn more.

5.   Opportunity to celebrate NYE along the Destin Harbor. Say goodbye to 2020 outdoors in a scenic coastal setting overlooking the Destin Harbor at the HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Party. Visit early and enjoy a performance by Flash Flood at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 8 p.m. or head down later to dance to Atlanta’s hottest party band, the A-Town A-List at 9:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at midnight over the Destin Harbor.

BONUS: Start a new New Year's Day tradition by taking the plunge! The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is hosting its fifth annual Pelican Plunge on Okaloosa Island on Friday, January 1, 2021. Participants will take a refreshing dip into the Gulf of Mexico in support of the Emerald Coast Foundation (ECF).  The Pelican Plunge opens at 10:30 am for check-in and at 11:30 am all participants will line up near the water for the countdown to the official “Plunge.” After the plunge, attendees will enjoy a socially spaced, good time gathering, which includes a free cup of gumbo, DJ, awesome raffle prizes, and New Year's Day drink specials. Pre-register for only $21 and or register the day-of for $25. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF! For more information about the 2021 Pelican Plunge, please visit Participants and guests are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and disperse across the beach to allow for proper social distancing. Face coverings are encouraged and hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout The Boardwalk.

With so many great options, it’s easy to see to why locals and visitors alike will be ringing in 2021 in Destin, Florida. View our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online to book your holiday celebration and use promo code HOME20 to receive your complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival. Want recommendations from our local team of vacation specialists, call 1-800-225-7652. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.

See you @ the beach!

Published on Friday, December 11, 2020