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Best Electric Bike Rentals in The Destin and 30A Area

Explore the Emerald Coast with style and comfort on electric bikes. Electric bikes or ebikes allow riders to faster and farther than riding a traditional bicycle. With the pedal-assist technology, riders can pedal as much or as little as they wish. With several reputable ebike rental companies in the Destin and 30A area, it's easy to head out on two (read)

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2024
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Mother's Day Brunch in Destin 2024

Moms deserve to be celebrated every day of the year, but especially this weekend! These special experiences along Florida's Emerald Coast will let mom know just how much she is loved and appreciated. Here is a list of brunches, cruises, and picnic ideas for celebrating Mom in Destin, Florida.  SOLARIS Brunch & Dinner Cruise Board the SOLARIS (read)

Published on Friday, May 10, 2024
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Taylor Swift Sings About Destin, Florida In Her New Song, Florida!!!

Destin, Florida never sounded as good as when Taylor Swift sings it! With the launch of her new album, “The Tortured Poets Department”(TTPD), one soundtrack caught the attention of every Floridian. The song called, Florida, is a collaboration with Florence + The Machine and is getting lots of buzz around the Sunshine State and especially (read)

Published on Monday, April 22, 2024
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Learn a New Skill this Summer - Best Destin Activities & Classes for Kids

  There’s so much more to do than building sandcastles, swimming, and sunbathing when visiting Destin, Florida. This summer, plan to learn a new skill during your beach vacation. From toddlers to teens, there are a variety of fun Destin activities that provide exciting opportunities to learn a new skill this summer.  Explore these fun (read)

Published on Friday, April 19, 2024
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Top Kid Friendly Restaurants In Destin

Destin is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and kid-friendly activities. So where do families with toddlers or young children go when its time to eat? We've rounded up some of the best restaurants for entertaining the kids while parents finish enjoying a delicious meal and libations. These popular Destin restaurants deliver food and fun!  (read)

Published on Friday, April 5, 2024
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Top 8 Destin Hangout Spots for Teenagers

We know that teens have long loved taking a Destin beach vacation. The freedom of the beach and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico is a popular teen (and family) activity in the Destin, Florida area. With our powder-white sand beaches as your playground, hanging out, working on your tan, and keeping an eye out for baddies is expected. Looking for the best (read)

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2024
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Guide to Spring Break in Destin, Florida

Spring is in the air! With the warming temperatures, we’re all ready to get back outdoors. If you haven’t planned your spring beach break, now is the time. Here’s our Guide to Spring Break in Destin with a look at spring events, special offers and happenings to help you plan the best spring break ever along the beaches of South Walton... (read)

Published on Monday, March 11, 2024
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Best Live Music and Concerts in Destin this Spring

Spring is here and we are dancing with joy! Join us and enjoy some incredible concerts at the beach, including performances by Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lake Street Dive, Lauren Daigle, Stephen Marley, the Wallflowers and many more! Here are the details of the live performances... (read)

Published on Monday, March 4, 2024
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New 30A Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio Offers Fun for All Ages

Are you a fan of blown glass art? Are you amazed at the works of art created by American Glass Artist Dale Chihuly? If you answered “yes”, you’re going to love the 30A Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio near Destin, Florida. Owner and artist Brit Deslonde, started her career in 2007. Her training with glass artists led her to a 7-year (read)

Published on Monday, February 19, 2024
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Best Local Coffee Shops In Destin, Florida

When in Destin, do as the locals do. Sure, there’s always a Starbuck’s nearby, but why not support a local Destin coffee shop and hang out with the local residents. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite 30A and Destin Coffee Shops, including new openings and long-time favorites.   East Pass Coffee Company A Destin original (read)

Published on Friday, February 16, 2024
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Most Expensive Home Sales in the Destin, FL Area in 2023

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Emerald Coast, Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach and Scenic Highway 30A feature amazing properties that stand as icons of luxury living in Northwest Florida. These destinations not only boast sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters but also host an array of waterfront homes that redefine architecture (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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Best Beach Homes for the Holidays in Destin

Celebrating the holidays is fun but celebrating the holidays at the beach is AMAZING! We’ve been welcoming families to the beach for more than 38 years to celebrate holiday traditions. With our snow-white sand beaches as the backdrop, our guests love taking pictures and enjoying the Florida sunshine during the holidays. To help your family plan (read)

Published on Friday, November 10, 2023
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Best Destin Vacation Rental Kitchens - Perfect For Holiday Gatherings

One of the joys of staying in a luxury Destin vacation rental is the spacious or chef-ready kitchen for preparing meals. Often these fully stocked kitchens include the latest appliances, range hoods, breakfast bars, and open floor plans, making connecting with family and friends while you cook hassle-free. As an added bonus, some even include a spectacular... (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2023
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5 Wildlife Encounters on Your Destin, Florida Vacation

Bears, Birds, Bonnetheads...Oh my! Beachgoers received a surprise recently when a black bear cub was spotted swimming in the crystal blue waters of Florida’s Emerald Coast. CNN Video Report shows the bear cooling off in the crystal blue waters. Wildlife experiences such as this are possible during a Destin vacation. While seeing a bear on the (read)

Published on Thursday, June 29, 2023
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Summer Fun In Destin, FL - Save on Select Vacation Rentals

Summer is almost here! Have you planned your summer beach vacay yet? If not, the team at Newman-Dailey is happy to provide suggestions for vacation rental homes and condos that would be perfect for your group. From Gulf-front condos to spacious homes with private pools, we have something for everyone. Check out our collection of Destin vacation rentals here (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
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Travel Writers & Influencers Share Their Experiences & Tips For 30A and Destin Vacations

As a top-rated vacation destination, Destin, Florida and South Walton’s 30A offer a variety of vacation experiences for all types of travelers. Whether traveling with kids, looking to get away solo, considering an escape with friends or planning a celebration vacation, the sugar white sand beaches along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast provide... (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2022
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The Perfect Pair "The Beach & Backyard BBQs" - Best Destin Rental Homes For a Backyard Celebration

It’s National Barbecue Month and summer is almost here, making it the perfect time to plan your next beach vacation AND backyard barbecue! After a day of relaxing and playing along our sugar-white sand shores, it’s easy to build up an appetite. One of the most popular things to do after a day at the beach is to head home for a backyard barbecue... (read)

Published on Friday, May 13, 2022
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Destiny By the Sea, Destiny East and Destiny West Create a Trifecta of Luxury Destin Vacations

Are you looking for a luxury Destin vacation rental home for your next beach vacation? If so, we recommend exploring the sister neighborhoods of Destiny by the Sea, Destiny East and Destiny West. Destiny by the Sea is the Gulf-front neighborhood with a manned-guard gate providing 24-hour security for guests, the Destiny by the Sea neighborhood has direct (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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Sanctuary at Redfish along Hwy 30A Offers Upgraded Vacation Rentals & Access to Big Redfish Lake

Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach along Scenic Highway 30-A combines luxury and nature. With private access to Big Redfish Lake, multiple pools and hot tubs, complimentary kayak use, and pontoon boat trips to the beach, there are countless ways to relax without ever leaving the property. Sunbathe in the expansive pool deck which seamlessly (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022
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Best Vacation Rentals At Silver Shells Resort In Destin, Florida

Guaranteed to brighten any mood, Silver Shells Resort provides a beach vacation fit for royalty. Luxurious condominiums are nestled within lush tropical foliage, green lawns, and shady arbors. Once you drive through the gated entrance, you’ll be so happy you selected Silver Shells for your beach vacation. The resort pool area includes a 7,500 (read)

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022
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Best Upgraded Vacation Rentals At Jade East Condos In Destin

Jade East Towers located in the heart of Destin, Florida across from Big Kahuna’s Waterpark is one of the best resorts for families. With two- and three-bedroom condos each with a private balcony overlooking the beach and glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico, each well-appointed Newman-Dailey vacation rental offers spectacular views along with... (read)

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Top 10 Best Vacation Rentals In Crystal Beach, Florida

Looking for the quieter Destin experience? Located to the east of Downtown Destin, Crystal Beach is a quiet, charming beach neighborhood. With its roots tied to Destin’s historic fishing village, the Crystal Beach neighborhood is less than 6 miles to the Destin Harbor, which is coined the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and the home to (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Spring 2022

We recently hosted our bi-annual Beach Memories Contest. It’s a joy sharing our guests’ experiences, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, firsts and much more! Hundreds of travelers shared their favorite memories from their last Destin vacation for a chance to win a vacation stay at the newly remodeled Beachside Inn in the heart (read)

Published on Friday, February 25, 2022
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Best Romantic 30A and Destin Vacation Rentals For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are considering how they want to celebrate love for the holiday. What better way to celebrate than with a romantic weekend getaway with your better half to the stunning beaches of South Walton? Couples will delight in a secluded weekend full of intimate activities—like sunset picnics, (read)

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022
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Book Direct Day is Feb. 2! Book Your Beach Vacation & Be Rewarded

Book Direct Day is Feb. 2, 2022! In celebration, the team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties wants to reward our Insider’s Club Members who book direct tomorrow with a free gift. Book your beach vacation on Feb. 2 and receive a mini-dry bag to keep your phone, keys, and wallet dry while experiencing fun at the beach or on the water. As part of (read)

Published on Friday, January 28, 2022
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Private Chefs and Catering Services for Destin, Miramar Beach & 30A

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental is the fully stocked kitchen. That being said, one of the joys of being on vacation s not having to cook. To experience the joy of both, many vacationing families have discovered the benefits of hiring a personal chef to create an intimate in-home dining experience.   Whether coming to the (read)

Published on Friday, December 10, 2021
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Top 3 Reasons to Book Your Destin Beach Vacation Early

You’ve probably already started dreaming about your next beach vacation. Relaxing on the soft white sand beaches with warm coastal breezes rolling over your skin and cool drink in your hand, you’re relaxing and soaking up the beach life. Now is the time to stop dreaming and start planning. Here’s the top 3 reasons to book your (read)

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021
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Newman-Dailey Partners with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance for All Hands on Deck

The Newman-Dailey Resort Properties team recently joined forces with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) to help improve the ecology and water quality of Big Redfish Lake behind Sanctuary at Redfish Resort in Blue Mountain Beach. As one of the area’s 16 coastal dune lakes, Big Redfish Lake is important to the local ecology of the area (read)

Published on Friday, October 15, 2021
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My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2021

We enjoy seeing and hearing about our guests’ experiences at the beach. Each year, the beach is where families come together to rest, reconnect, and celebrate life’s special moments. For more than 36 years, the team at Newman-Dailey has been welcoming families to the beach and we always enjoy hearing about our guests' experiences and the (read)

Published on Friday, October 1, 2021
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Sunny Side Up - Best Vacation Rental Home in Inlet Beach on 30A Just Got Better

If you’re seeking a dreamy vacation rental home on 30A that can sleep up to 12 of your favorite friends and family members, we’d suggest Sunny Side Up—the best 30A Vacation Rental Home in Inlet Beach. Wondering why Sunny Side Up is the best? Recently Redesigned. For starters, this home was recently redesigned with our guests in (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Toasting Mom with a MOMosa Vacation in Destin, FL

We’re celebrating Moms! This has been a tough year and Mom has been doing it all! She's the chef, the housekeeper, the launderer, the teacher, the chauffeur, the cheerleader, the coach and so much more. We know the stress of this last year has added up and taken a toll on Mom's mental and physical health. That’s why we created the MOMosa (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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Top 5 Vacation Ideas for A Labor Day Vacation

Labor Day is the holiday that signifies the end of summer and a moment to rest. As the nation comes back from the pandemic, American workers are seeking outdoor destinations, including beaches, mountains and state parks. For those considering a Labor Day beach vacation to Destin, Florida, we’ve highlighted our top 5 vacation ideas for a Labor (read)

Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Where is the best place to stay for Labor Day in Destin

There are many great choices for staying in Destin for Labor Day. The best part is that Labor Day is part of our Late Summer Value season and our published rates are discounted 20- 30% off peak summer season rates. Here are our top picks for places to stay for Labor Day in Destin, Florida. Jade East – Best location Near the Destin Harbor We like (read)

Published on Friday, July 9, 2021
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Destin’s New Adventure Packs Help Families Create the Best Beach Vacation Ever

After last year, we know families are ready to have the best beach vacation ever! Luckily, our friends at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention & Visitor Bureau have made it easy to find adventures for your family when visiting the Destin area. In addition to all the great activities and watersports that Destin offers, the team has created (read)

Published on Friday, May 7, 2021
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Destin Boat Rentals offer Safe, Socially Distanced Fun

Looking for a fun Destin activity that allows you to keep your crew safe and socially distanced from others? Consider renting a boat and enjoying a day out on the water. Destin boat rentals provide visitors the opportunity to get offshore and enjoy Destin from a different point of view. A boat rental provides adventure seekers the opportunity for an (read)

Published on Friday, April 16, 2021
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Top 8 Things to Do in Crystal Beach, Florida

Do you like to feel like a local on vacation? If so, we recommend staying in the Crystal Beach neighborhood in Destin, Florida. This charming beachside community is home to pastel-colored beach homes with white picket fences. The sugar-white sand beaches are accessible via neighborhood beach accesses and dune walkovers that are conveniently located (read)

Published on Monday, April 5, 2021
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New Options for 30A Vacation Rentals in Dune Allen and Santa Rosa Beach

The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is delighted to welcome five premier 30A vacation rentals to its collection of South Walton vacation rental properties. Previously managed by Dolphin Developers, we're delighted to provide our expert property management services along with our exceptional service to owners and guests. Established in 1985, (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Stay and Play along National Scenic Byway Highway 30-A

We’ve long known that Scenic Highway 30A is special. In fact, in 2006, the state of Florida took notice designating it as an “official” Florida Scenic Highway. Now, 15 years later, the iconic road has been named a National Scenic Byway by Scenic America , placing this scenic stretch of coastal highway among the ranks of six other scenic (read)

Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Beach Resort is One of the Best Destin Resorts for Families

Are you seeking a cozy hideout for your next Destin family vacation? If so, check out Beach Resort condominiums located along Scenic Highway 98. These pristine and well cared for Destin vacation rental condominiums have only one rule—Relax! Relax on the furnished balcony and watch the sunset over the Gulf waters with the enticing pool deck down (read)

Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Newman-Dailey Happy Hours Provide Creative Cocktail Ideas for Destin Vacations

At Newman-Dailey, our team enjoys toasting sunset with delicious libations. We’ve participated in our share of beach bonfires and sunset happy hours along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. As such, one of the things that got us through quarantine during COVID-19 was our "Dailey Happy Hour" at the Beach series. We had the joy of (read)

Published on Friday, February 19, 2021
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New South Walton Restaurants and Businesses for 2021

Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community.  Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation. The Citizen (Alys (read)

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021
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Best Things to Do for Spring Break in Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida is one of the most popular spring break destinations for families with children and teens. Destin’s soft white sand beaches and emerald green waters provide a playground for all ages in an expansive outdoor setting. Beyond the beach, there are a variety of activities and experiences that will allow everyone in your group to (read)

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021
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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Destin

The most romantic day of the year is approaching and we thought it was the perfect time to share our list of the most romantic things to in Destin, Florida to help our guests create a romantic Destin vacation. These ideas are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a romantic escape any time of the year.  Plan a stay during February and enjoy $25 (read)

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners Fall/Winter 2020

While 2020 was a tough year, we were able to celebrate the silver linings with our guests through our fourth My Beach Memories photo contest. We’ve been accepting submissions from August 2020 through December 29, 2020 of our guests’ favorite beach vacation memories and we’re excited to announce the winners! From stories of COVID-blessings (read)

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021
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Coastal New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with open arms, this is a great time to start healthy habits for the New Year. We’ve all made resolutions in year’s past that don’t always come to fruition so this year, we’ve created a list of resolutions for your next Destin vacation that we think will bring you joy and jump start (read)

Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Top 10 Destin Vacation Memories of 2020

As we reflect on 2020, we enjoy finding the silver lining on an otherwise tragic year. Through our “My Beach Memories Photo Contest” stories, we had the joy of sharing many special memories with our guests. We think that coming to the beach with your family and friends provides a much needed, safe escape to enjoy a change of scenery and (read)

Published on Monday, January 4, 2021
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Moon Crush 2021 - Live Music Event in Miramar Beach, Florida

MOON CRUSH LIVE CONCERT - REMAINING RENTALS GOING FAST We are excited to announce that South Walton will host the first annual, Moon Crush Live Concert Event! If you're missing live music as much as we have been, you'll be excited to learn that Moon Crush is designed to be a socially distanced experience for you and your favorite people to connect and (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Best Places to Go Hiking Around Destin, Florida

While most families come to South Walton and Destin, Florida for the soft, sugar-white sand beaches, the Destin area is also a great place to go hiking. With five state parks and Point Washington State Forest, the area’s natural lands feature miles of trails and geological gems such as rare coastal dune lakes—only found in South Walton, (read)

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020
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Vacation Rentals with the Best Community Pool on 30A

Sanctuary at Redfish is truly a magnificent gem along Scenic Highway 30A and has one of the best community pools. Overlooking Big Redfish Lake, the pool includes three pools including an adults-only pool, two hot tubs, a firepit, a grilling area, and private cabanas. Located in Blue Mountain Beach, just minutes from popular beachside towns of Grayton (read)

Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Best Things to Do in Destin for the Holidays

While 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected, the team at Newman-Dailey knows that annual traditions provide comfort in the midst of chaos. Therefore, we've gathered some of our favorite things to do in Destin for the holidays that have become annual holiday traditions for many. The team at Newman-Dailey wants to help keep your traditions alive (read)

Published on Friday, October 16, 2020
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5 Reasons to School from the Beach in Destin, FL

Is your family one of the many that now have a virtual classroom and school from home? If so, consider providing your student with a change of scenery and School from the Beach. Here are 5 great reasons to bring your virtual classroom to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida: Edu-tainment Field Trips Combining education and fun, Destin is (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Take a Field Trip to Gator Beach When You School from the Beach in Destin, FL

When your kids school from the beach, there are lots of fantastic edutainment venues that combine learning and fun. One of our favorites is Gator Beach at Fudpucker’s in Destin . This FREE attraction features more than 100 alligators, including hatchlings, juveniles, and the famed, Ms. Pearl, an albino alligator. Here are some of the highlights (read)

Published on Monday, October 5, 2020
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Hidden Dunes Resort Renovated Condominium Tower - Best Condos in Miramar Beach

Renovations are complete on the Gulf-front tower, which was repainted and the condominiums have re-opened with new balcony railing as well as flooring that is non-skid and waterproof. The condominium’s Gulf-front pool was updated with new pool tiles, a new pool deck, and renovated pool restrooms. When you stay at Hidden Dunes Resort, you&rsquo (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Jade East Towers - The Best Destin Condos to Work from the Beach

Working remotely from a vacation rental home at the beach has many potential benefits, ranging from mental and physical health to enhanced creativity and efficiency. Professor Kimberly Elsbach, who studies workplace psychology at the University of California, found that people are more creative when they change their environments. She told NPR, "staying... (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Local Update on Destin Beaches After Hurricane Sally

Our club of Dailey Insiders get the news and information first regarding South Walton and Destin's beaches direct from the locals who live and work here. We're all relieved to say good-bye to Sally and are blessed that most businesses, vacation rentals, and our beaches fared well. Here’s what our team of locals have to share about the status of (read)

Published on Friday, September 18, 2020
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Find Your Favorite Destin Condo at St. Maarten at Silver Shells

If you're looking to find a favorite Destin condominium, we recommend exploring St. Maarten at Silver Shells. The 31-acre Silver Shells Beach Resort and Spa adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and overlooking miles of pristine beaches is one of the most popular luxury resorts in Destin, Florida. Within the resort, guests will enjoy expansive pool (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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6 Reasons to Work from the Beach

With more companies directing staff to work from home while we wait out COVID-19, we know where you’d rather be—working from the beach! In fact, if you have to work you might as well do it in a place where you’re happiest. And for many, their happy place is at the beach. Here are our top 6 reasons to work from the beach this year: (read)

Published on Friday, August 28, 2020
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The Best Place to Go Biking in Destin, Florida - Scenic Highway 98

The best place for biking in Destin is along Scenic Highway 98 (aka Scenic Gulf Drive), which offers a paved path that is perfect for biking. The path runs adjacent to the beach and there are lots of cool spots to stop and see the sights along the way.   Here we share our favorite stops and hidden gems when bicycling Scenic Highway 98 from (read)

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020
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Best Beach Cottages in Miramar Beach are at Hidden Dunes Resort

Are you looking for the best beach cottages in Miramar Beach, Florida near Destin? Consider staying in a Hidden Dunes Cottage. Located near Hidden Dunes top-ranked tennis center, the cottages are an affordable and comfortable home away from home for your next family vacation. The Carolina-style Cottages are nestled in a naturally wooded landscape and (read)

Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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My Beach Memories Photo Contest Winners 2020

We had so much fun seeing our guests’ memories that we launched our third My Beach Memories photo contest last fall. We’ve been accepting submissions of your favorite moments from your beach vacation from October 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 and we finally have our winners! Sharing in your special moments from baby's first steps and family traditions... (read)

Published on Friday, August 14, 2020
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Where To Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding In and Around Destin, Florida

Stand up paddle boarding has become one of the most popular water activities along Florida's Emerald Coast. The water sport, which originated in Hawaii in the 40s, has been growing in popularity over the last two decades due to Northwest Florida's comfortable climate and diverse options for calm waters. Here are some of the best places for stand up (read)

Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020
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When Life Serves Lemons – Make A Lemon Drop Martini in Destin

We know our extended family of staff, guests, owners, and clients are feeling the strain from COVID-19. If it feels like life is serving lemons, we recommend making a lemon drop martini! In fact, there are all kinds of delicious citrus delicacies that can be made out of lemons. Here are some of our favorite recipes for creating lemon treats at the beach... (read)

Published on Friday, May 8, 2020
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Corona Virus (COVID-19) Cleaning and Sanitization Process for Our Vacation Rentals

Cleanliness and safety are always a top priority at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties. As such, our team has developed new practices that achieve the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization as recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of Corona Virus (COVID).  Our Housekeeping and Laundry Manager, Eddie Gray, former Vacation Rental Housekeeping... (read)

Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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Dailey Happy Hour - It's Wine Time Featuring Dakota Shy Wine & Cheese Pairing

Today’s Dailey Happy Hour is in honor of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation . The last weekend of April is traditionally the Destin Charity Wine Auction, but due to Corona Virus the 2020 Auction has been moved to August 21-22, 2020.    Last year, the Destin Charity Wine Auction raised $3.6 million for children in need in Northwest Florida (read)

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020
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Fresh, Local Ingredients for Sunset Beach Cocktails in Destin, Florida

When you slow down long enough to breathe deep and stop rushing to the next appointment or next task, it is easier to make time for the details. One of the ways we love to slow down at the beach is to enjoy sunset happy hour. We are blessed with a wealth of local farmers and fisherman that reward us with the freshest seafood and produce available. As (read)

Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Be A Dailey Insider

Our extended family of friends, guests and people who love the beach as much as we do spans the globe. As Destin locals, our team enjoys sharing our knowledge and insider tips with you.    For those who join the club and become a “Dailey Insider,” we’ll be sending monthly updates with the inside scoop on South  Walton (read)

Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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Best Mojitos along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida

Whether you’re planning a future trip to Destin or just day dreaming about relaxing along Destin’s white sandy shores, a Destin beach tradition is a sunset toast. At Newman-Dailey, we enjoy celebrating a “Dailey Happy Hour” and sunset toast whenever possible, and since we're all staying at home, we've decided to bring happy hour to you. (read)

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020
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What is there to do in Destin since Coronavirus?

We know you need a change of scenery and don't want to miss taking your treasured Destin beach vacation this year. At Newman-Dailey guest and staff safety is our top priority. Therefore in addition to our enhanced sanitization and cleaning protocols and new COVID-19 procedures, our team has created a list of things to do in Destin that allow for social (read)

Published on Friday, March 13, 2020
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Tips to "Be Local. Act Local." in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Our team is proud to be Destin locals and as such we want our extended family of friends and guests to feel like a local when they come to town. So in addition to sharing all the local Destin hotspots, we’re sharing another way to feel like a local and help us protect the beach and the endangered sea turtles that nest along our shores.  Therefore (read)

Published on Monday, March 9, 2020
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Destin, FL Vacation Coronavirus Tips

Updated September 1, 2022 We enjoy welcoming guests back to the beach, and the health and safety of our guests, clients, and staff remains a priority for the team at Newman-Dailey. Our clean, sanitized private vacation rentals are a safe option for taking a South Walton and Destin beach vacation. Newman-Dailey has instituted enhanced sanitization and (read)

Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Destin Vacation Rental Homes with Best Pools and Private Backyards

One of the joys of staying in a Destin vacation rental home is having a private pool and backyard. While you'll be thrilled having space for your entire group to stay together under one roof, we know the real joy is enjoying time together outside in your private oasis. Therefore, we've pulled together a few Newman-Dailey vacation rental... (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Things to Do with Dad for Fathers Day in Destin

Are you ready to “wow” Dad this Father’s Day? We’ve learned that he does not want another shirt, hat or wallet for Father’s Day. Word on the street is that what Dad really wants for Father’s Day is to spend time with the people he loves most—his family and friends! So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite things to do in Destin with Dad to inspire Father (read)

Published on Monday, April 22, 2019
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10 Ways to Reduce Stress When Planning Your Destin Beach Vacation

While taking a beach vacation is great fun, the planning may not be.  Since we’ve been helping families plan beach vacations to Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast for more than 30 years, our team compiled some of our best recommendations to help guests make the planning process stress free.  1. Book in advance We know you have been meaning (read)

Published on Friday, February 22, 2019
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Winners of the 2018 Destin Vacation Story Contest

We love to see our guests vacation memories and to encourage sharing Newman-Dailey held a photo contest among its guests. Guests of Newman-Dailey were encouraged to share their stories and photographs of their Destin Experience for a chance to win prizes, including a vacation stay. We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Destin Vacation story contest (read)

Published on Monday, December 17, 2018
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Insiders’ Guide to New and Recently Relocated Restaurants in Destin, Florida

Destin has always prided itself on its crystal white sandy beaches, emerald green waters, and a deliciously diverse variety of restaurants. As such, one of our most frequently asked questions by visitors to the area is “what new Destin restaurants should we try?” If you were wondering the same thing, we’ve gathered this list of the best new or recently... (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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The 6 Most Instagrammable Spots in Destin, Florida

The beautiful green waters of the Emerald Coast are enough to fill your entire Instagram feed with gorgeous views of the water. However, there are so many great Insta-worthy spots up and down the Emerald Coast to make your followers wanting even more. With so many reasons to be outside, especially in Destin, you’ll want to check out these six most Instagrammable... (read)

Published on Monday, August 27, 2018
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Best Beach Front Restaurants on Scenic 98 with a View

Looking for the best Gulf-front restaurants in Destin and Miramar Beach? Along Florida's Emerald Coast, there are many options for restaurants with delicious food with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico while you dine.  Here are some of the top restaurants to walk, bike, or scooter to on Scenic 98, one of the original quaint beach roads (read)

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018
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Top 10 Reasons you need a 30A Vacation to Sanctuary at Redfish

Now is a great time to begin planning your next visit to Scenic Highway 30A and a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. The beach is beautiful, and you and your friends and family will benefit from time together in a relaxed, secluded coastal setting. The beach is calling and you should answer, here’s why:   The beach is good (read)

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018
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The Best Mini Golf Courses in Destin

Ready to get your putt-putt on? We’ve got the best mini golf courses for you here in Destin. From indoor black light golf to a 9-hole outdoor course to work on your short game, there’s a course for everyone in the family to enjoy.  1.  Golf Garden of Destin Staying with us here in the Destin area? Enjoy one free round of putt-putt (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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2018 Memorial Day Week Update for Destin, Florida

First and foremost, we would like to honor and thank ALL active and retired military members for your dedication and service. We enjoy so many freedoms due to your service. From all of us at Newman-Dailey, we send a BIG heartfelt “Thank you!”   We are looking forward to welcoming our extended family of guests from around the country (read)

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Summer Concerts in Destin, Florida

There is just something magical about being outside and listening to live music. Luckily, here in Destin there are opportunities to enjoy live music most nights of the week. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to relax and enjoy outdoor concerts this summer   Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village Concerts The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (read)

Published on Monday, May 21, 2018
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Want a Destin Beach Vacation Without the Crowds?

If you’re seeking a beach vacation sans the crowds, our best advice is to visit the beach during non-peak seasons. Avoid the spring break crowds by visiting the beach in May (now is a sweet spot!) or plan a visit to the beach during late summer. Not only is late summer the value season with lower rates, the crowds are a distant memory. Of course (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Moms Just Wanna Have Fun in Destin for Mother's Day

Motherhood can be exhausting. That’s why Anna Jarvis helped make Mother's Day an official U.S. Holiday in 1914. Moms give so much and what do they get in return? Runny noses, dirty clothes and tons of thankless tasks. So what does mom want for Mother’s Day? We know she wants to relax and have fun.   In fact, the “State of Fun” survey commissioned... (read)

Published on Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Top Destin Bucket List Adventures for 2018

It’s a New Year and we know you’re ready to set your sights on a new list of adventures for your upcoming Destin vacation. As you search for things to do in Destin during your next spring, summer or fall beach getaway, we’ve outlined some of the fun bucket list adventures in South Walton and Destin, Florida:  Snorkel Grayton Beach State Park Reef (read)

Published on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Best New Destin Restaurants of 2017

Just when we thought Destin and the beaches of South Walton couldn’t get any better, we enjoyed the opening of some delicious new restaurants this year. Here’s a list of the best new restaurants in Destin and South Walton in 2017. Shunk Gulley Located on 30A right across the street from the beach, you cannot beat the breathtaking view and (read)

Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Florida Trend Names 4 South Walton Restaurants among Golden Spoon Winners

Excerpt from Florida Trend (Dec. 2017):  “Fifty years ago, long before Zagat, TripAdvisor or Yelp, Florida Trend embarked on a novel project to find the state’s best restaurants. In a survey to 1,000 subscribers, editors explained “most of our readers—and all Florida Trend staff members—travel around our state a lot (read)

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017
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Best Beach Portrait Photographers in the Destin Area

One of the joys of a Destin beach vacation is capturing the moments and memories that will last a lifetime. To help ensure this special moment in time is remembered forever, many families enjoy scheduling a beach portrait session with a professional photographer. There are dozens of photographers along the Emerald Coast and each has a different specialty... (read)

Published on Monday, November 27, 2017
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Best Oyster Restaurants in Destin

Oyster season is back, and it’s the most delicious time of the year! It’s the perfect time to enjoy some fresh oysters. From Virginia to Louisiana, it's been said that the  Southeast could become the Napa Valley of oysters Yes, you can enjoy them year round, but they are more firm and flavorful in cold weather months when it is not spawning (read)

Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Jade East Towers in Destin Coined Panhandle Bliss

Jade East Towers in the heart of Destin is great for families but don’t just take our word for it. Freelance writer, Suzanne Ferrara, visited the upscale Gulf-front condominium resort earlier this year and wrote about her experiences for a variety of publications. Each one of the spacious two-bedroom condominiums features a large balcony overlooking (read)

Published on Friday, November 3, 2017
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Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A is in the News

Sanctuary at Redfish has served as a special retreat for many vacationers, and lately, this pristine resort nestled on Big Redfish Lake along Scenic Highway 30A has been making its way into the spotlight. Here’s a look at some of the recent coverage and what others are saying about the coastal oasis.   “A Sanctuary at The Beach” by Karyn Slovin (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Silver Sands Premium Outlets Is Rewarding Our Guests with Shoes & More

Newman-Dailey and Silver Sands Premium Outlets have teamed up to help you achieve your shoe goals. Available with stays of four nights or more now through Nov. 18, 2017, “ The Perfect Pair ” package includes a $100 Silver Sands Premium Outlets Gift Card to put toward the purchase of a pair of new kicks or any other product or accessory (gift card may (read)

Published on Friday, October 27, 2017
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Annual Festival of the Arts in Destin, Oct 28-29

One of the things we love about Destin is the many traditions and annual events. We’ve been enjoying the daily weigh in’s as part of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which has been taking place in October in Destin since 1948. Over the years local interests have evolved from fishing and agriculture to an appreciation for culture and the arts. In 1995 the (read)

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017
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BBQ, Beer, and Blue Crabs Take Center Stage at these October Festivals

Fall is in full swing and fun October events fill the calendar this weekend. Whether you love to eat, drink or just have fun with friends, there is an event this weekend that will add a dash of fun to your weekend at the beach.   Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival (Oct. 13-14) For those who prefer to skip the barbecue and focus on the beer, the 10th (read)

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Run for Fun – Race Along the Emerald Coast this Fall

While visiting the beach is a restful, relaxing experience, some guests like to earn their rest by participating in a 5K run while at the beach. Participating in a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon is a great feeling. You get up early and feel accomplished even though the day has just begun. In addition, you’ll get your daily dose of exercise while supporting (read)

Published on Monday, October 9, 2017
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How to Plan Your Beach Vacation

  Wondering where to start with planning a beach vacation? Look no further than at some of these amazing insider tips on where to stay, what to bring, what to do, and where to eat. We, as a company, pride ourselves on providing 100% customer service, which includes answering any questions and concerns you may have about your next beach vacation. (read)

Published on Monday, October 9, 2017