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Top 3 Things to Do in Destin for Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend means it is time to take a break from working and take time to rest. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are our specialties along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Here are the top three things to do in Destin for R&R on Labor Day Weekend: 

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Watch the Sunset

One of our favorite Destin Labor Day activities is getting a front-row seat for the sunset show. Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and Labor Day Sunsets are like nature's fireworks, celebrating the end of a spectacular summer season.  While there are Labor Day fireworks at HarborWalk Village, we're a fan of hitting the beach for a glorious sunset instead.  

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Stroll through the Village of Baytowne Wharf 

Those with an appreciation of art and food will enjoy the Baytowne Art & Food Fest. Each evening from 5-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday, guests are invited to relax and stroll through the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, browsing a variety of artwork from local and regional artists and savoring bites from some of the area's best restaurants and food trucks. Enjoy live music on the main stage throughout the festival and a spectacular fireworks show over the lagoon on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. Learn more and view musical guests online at

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Listen to Live Music & Sample Craft Beer

Kick-off Labor Day weekend on Friday at the Destin's Harborwalk Village with Arts & Drafts, a fun-filled evening of live music, seasonal craft beer samplings and original artwork by local artisans. Artists will be creating on-site, providing opportunities to interact as they create one-of-a-kind art or take part in a community art project. Learn more, including the announcement of featured brews and musical guests online at

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Take Advantage of Free Rewards

When you stay in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental property, you'll Be Rewarded with free activities and discounts to area attractions and restaurants. In addition, the Be Rewarded program includes daily beach service with two chairs and an umbrella set up for you on the beach each day of your stay at most Newman-Dailey vacation rentals. Learn more about the FREE rewards online at

Start planning your Labor Day Beach Getaway now. Newman-Dailey offers some of the best places to stay for Labor Day. View our premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly, local vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help narrow your search. 

See you @ the beach!


Updated: July 2022