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Celebrations Are Not Canceled in Destin, FL -- Families are Celebrating Safely at the Beach

While Corona Virus may have forced us to adopt new norms, 2020 celebrations are not canceled. In fact now more than ever, it is comforting to come together with loved ones and celebrate. The team at Newman-Dailey is ready to help you celebrate that special occasion. Whether it’s a honeymoon or anniversary, a birthday, baby’s first step, a graduation or holiday gathering, our spacious Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums provide a safe location to celebrate life's commemorative moments.

At Newman-Dailey, guest and staff safety is our top priority. To keep our guests and staff safe, we’ve instituted an enhanced sanitization and cleaning program for our vacation rentals to allow families to gather in a safe and sanitized private home or condominium. Destin and South Walton beaches are re-opened and we’ve been welcoming our extended family of guests back to the beach for a much-needed change of scenery and in some cases to celebrate a special milestone. Through our “My Beach Memories” photo contest, we’ve enjoyed hearing from guests who came to the beach to enjoy a celebration vacation.  Here are some of their highlights:


Marriage Celebrations & Anniversaries

Some brides-to-be were thrown for a loop when Corona Virus created a global shutdown. For those looking for a new location to tie the knot or a new honeymoon spot, the powder white sand beaches of South Walton and Destin may be the perfect new path to start your together.  For those who were married in a coastal destination, this year may be the perfect time to rekindle the romance and celebrate a special anniversary along the Emerald Coast’s sugar-white sand beaches. Lisa F. celebrated their 5th honeymoon at Hidden Dunes Resort in Miramar Beach.

“Our honeymoon this May will make Honeymoon V at Hidden Dunes. We start counting down the day in December each year.”


Birthday Celebration Vacation

If you're going to turn a year older, you might as well do it in style. By booking a Destin vacation rental home, family members who have been self-isolating, social distancing, and wearing masks, can gather in a private rental home and celebrate the birthday of that special someone. Time together in a beautiful coastal setting making memories that will last a lifetime is one of the most cherished gifts you can give. Tip: Be sure to schedule a local portrait photographer to capture your group with a professional portrait on the beach. Bradley C. shares how this year was his best birthday ever!

“For my 45th birthday, this wonderful man decided to put me on a plane and take me to the ocean to touch it for the very first time! As soon as we arrived to our room, we could see the ocean. We walked down to this most amazing beach! Putting my feet into the sand was not like the sand that I know. It was like putting my feet into baking flour. Walking up into the clear and beautiful ocean I was at a loss for words. Paradise! I will never forget the sounds of the waves, the smell of the ocean, and the texture of the sands under my feet! Best birthday ever!

Ashley D

Celebrating Firsts

Whether it’s a baby’s first step or your first time at the beach, this year is a great time to celebrate and cherish a first moment with your family at the beach. Ashley D. shared how momentous it was to celebrate her daughter’s first Destin vacation and first steps. 

“This was my daughter’s first Destin vacation! We were so excited to take her because she had just started walking! She got to see the beautiful emerald water and the beautiful sugar sand of Destin!”

Heidi C

Celebrating Family Traditions

Whether your annual family tradition is snapping an annual family portrait at the beach or having a crawfish or shrimp boil at the beach, there is no need to postpone or cancel your family’s beach vacation traditions. Beach lovers can social distance on the beach and in the water. During busy summer months, hitting the beach early or late in the day offer the best opportunities for enjoyment with the crowds. Heidi C. shared her 30+ year family tradition in our My Beach Memories contest.

“My husband’s family has been traveling to Hidden Dunes for 30+ years. We snapped this current family pic mere days before we had to drive 1000 miles home to shelter in. We have this pic to remind us of what serenity at the sea looks like…”


Holiday Celebrations

It’s never too soon to start planning your holiday celebration. We know that by the time the winter holidays roll around, families will be ready to enjoy their holiday traditions. Whether you’re thinking about gathering for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, holiday celebrations are always more fun at the beach.


Start Planning

Ready to start planning your celebration vacation to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida? View our collection of beach vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help you plan that perfect celebration at the beach. Remember to always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee. For questions regarding our COVID-19 cancellation policies, click here.

See you @ the beach!