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August is Taylor Swift Appreciation Month in Destin, Florida

With the release of Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album and her new hit song, “Florida!!!” which recognizes Destin as a place where you save your whole life to buy a timeshare, our coastal community is celebrating all things T. Swift! In honor of her song August, we’re coining August as “Taylor Swift Appreciation Month” here in Destin, Florida, and for those who want to celebrate with us, we’ve put together the ultimate Swiftie Guide to Destin along with a special offer for Swifites from Newman-Dailey. 



Plan A Taylor-centric Activity 

Start your Taylor Swift-themed Destin adventure by enjoying an afternoon of stand-up paddle boarding. Remake the moment when Taylor took to the waters paddling with her tour mate Ed Sheeran in Watch Hill, R.I. To stretch your budget, rent a paddle board from one of Newman-Dailey's activity partners, such as La Dolce Vita who offers guests 10% off paddle board rentals.

Another option is to plan a snorkeling adventure like Taylor did during her visit to Turks and Caicos. Snorkeling the shimmering waters of the Emerald Coast is a fun adventure. Whether snorkeling the jetties near the Destin Harbor, snorkeling one of the near-shore artificial reefs or participating in a local snorkeling excursion, it's exciting to see what's just under the surface. Snorkeling tours are offered by reputable local companies, including Destin Snorkel, Sea Blaster, or Flipper's Adventures. In addition, guests of Newman-Dailey will Be Rewarded with one free adult pass each day of your stay to local activities, including snorkeling tours and dolphin cruises. Visit Newman-Dailey Rewards Page to learn more. *Don't forget to download your T. Swift playlist as service may be spotty once you leave shore. 



Recreate “Snow on the Beach" Video

Lights, camera, action! How fun would it be to recreate the ”retro” visuals of “Snow on the Beach” by Taylor and Lana Del Rey? The Emerald Coast is the perfect stage for any rising star. Sandy white beaches, subtle sun rays, and cascades of crystal clear waves washing upon the shore make a dreamy scene. While any beach locale will do, to run through the dunes (vs. beach walkover) to the beach visit James Lee Beach in Crystal Beach at the Crab Trap Restaurant. This beach has plenty of room to bask, film, and frolick along the shore. After getting the perfect shots (morning or evening sun is best), head over to The Crab Trap for libations and a wide array of seafood dishes. Make a splash and rock that salty beach hair and make your own sizzling beach video. Address: 3500 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, 32541


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Shop Swiftie Style

We all know that Taylor has impeccable style. Whether you like the classic summer look she sported in her GQ fashion shoot or iconic swimwear looks from past vacations, Taylor-inspired styles, including her most recent yellow bikini in the Bahamas, can be found at stores, such as Ophelia Swimwear and Billabong at Grand Boulevard Shopping Center. For designer brands at a fraction of the retail price, check out Saks Off 5th at Silver Sands Premium Outlets, which features designed brand swimwear at up to 60% savings. 



Attend The Taylor Party - August 30th at Club LA (18+)

As part of a nationwide tour, made by fans for fans, this party will play Taylor, Taylor, and more Taylor! Club LA wants Swifties to “pick your Eras outfit, bring your besties, and come party in style.” This venue also has an indoor bar where you can order your favorite drinks while listening to your favorite tunes! The venue doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Buy tickets online for this special evening celebrating Tay. Address: 34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL, 32541



Sip on Taylor’s Favorite Cocktail: The French Blonde

When visiting Destin, Florida, sipping a cocktail or mocktail by the beach is a must. We think Taylor's favorite cocktail, The French Blonde (recipe below), is a great choice. Swifties can make her signature cocktail in the kitchen of their vacation rental or head to one of our local waterholes. The Craft Bar in Destin is the perfect place to enjoy the Destin-version of Swift's cocktail and a good meal to match. This refreshing cocktail has notes of citrus and flora. The Craft Bar's Destin-version of this signature cocktail uses Florida orange bitters instead of lemon bitters adding a deliciously sweet undertone to this refreshing drink. Cheers!  Address: 4424 Commons Dr. E., Destin, FL, 32541

The French Blonde Original Recipe: Add 1 ounce of Bombay sapphire gin, 3/4 ounce of St-Germain, 1 1/2 ounces of grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce of Lillet Blanc, and 1 dash of lemon bitters over ice. Shake until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch (about 15 to 20 seconds). Strain it into a coupe or a short tumbler, then garnish with a grapefruit peel.


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 Reserve Your “Timeshare” (aka Vacation Rental) in Destin

Start planning your visit to “Destin, Florida!!!” As part of Taylor Swift Appreciation Month, Swiftie fans can book a "Swiftie Stay" and enjoy 10% off their stay when booking a vacation stay between August 4th and August 31st. In addition, this promotion includes a Swiftie Friendship Bracelet celebrating her song "Florida."  Don’t “work your life away just to pay for a timeshare” when you can stay in style and luxury at a Newman-Dailey vacation rental instead. Live like a celebrity in one of our luxury rentals, or bring the whole family and stay in one of our large homes or beachfront condos, like the Hidden Dunes Condo 1700. Explore our collection of Newman-Dailey vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. Remember to always book-direct with Newman-Dailey for our best rate guarantee.  

See you @ the beach!