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Moms Just Wanna Have Fun on a Destin Beach Vacation for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day nearing, it is time to start planning. What would mom want? From our experience, Moms just wanna have fun and a South Walton or Destin vacation is the place to give her a great time. Whether you whisk mom away from chores for a long-weekend with the family along our sandy shores or you present mom a gift certificate to gather at the beach with her best friends, she will be grateful.

In addition, Newman-Dailey is featuring a special promotion for Mother's Day featuring 10% off beach vacation rentals for stays of three nights or more. Here are some of our recommendations for the best activities for Mom in Destin, Florida: 


The Beach

With miles of soft white sand beaches finding a great spot to sit and relax, and enjoy the sound of the waves and sun on your skin is easy. Mom will also love being on the beach at sunset as the sky becomes a colorful canvas and the sun sets into the Gulf as she toasts another wonderfully, relaxing day along Florida’s Emerald Coast. 

Silver Sands

Silver Sands Premium Outlets

There is no better feeling than watching the savings add up while you update your wardrobe and accessories. At Silver Sands Premium Outlets, mom can shop at more than 100 designer brand outlet stores and enjoy incredible savings. *Tip: Be sure to ask for a Savings Passport for added savings at dozens of stores.

Serenity by the sea

A Day at the Spa

Mom will appreciate a day at the spa or a meditative yoga class. There are several options for full-service spas, including Serenity by the sea spa at the Hilton Sandestin, which gives mom access to day-long use of all amenities including whirlpool, sauna, steam room and lounge. Another option is the Salamander Spa at the Henderson Beach Resort featuring 11 treatment rooms, relaxation lounges, couples spa suite, salon, fitness facility and more. Finally, the new Spa Lillian at Hotel Effie will pamper mom with special treatments designed to rejuvenate, restore, and relax. Services range from facials, scrubs, and massages to manicures and pedicures, but the real treat is the plush spa robe that feels like a warm hug. Mom will leave feeling calm and refreshed.


Create Custom Art

One of our favorite experiences is making original art. There are two options for Mom to let her inner artist shine through--the Shard Shop and the Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio. Inspired by glass artist Mary Hong, the Shard Shop in Grayton Beach invites Mom and her family or friends to come together and create. Filled with inspiration and shards of colorful glass, shells and treasures, the Shard Shop allows guests to unleash their creativity and create a one-of-a-kind treasure for their home or office. For moms who love blown glass, check out the new Glass Deer Glassblowing studio. Glass artist Brit Deslonde recently opened a studio in Santa Rosa Beach offering a variety of glass workshops for all ages. From furnace glassblowing to fusing to flamework, there is an art form for every skill level. Their hands-on create approach brings out the best in each participant, allowing them to create unique, hand-crafted pieces.  


Plan A Getaway for Mom

What are you waiting for? Start planning a Destin vacation for mom today. Families can also take advantage of our Late Spring Fling and enjoy a 10% discount on stays of three nights or more from April 14 - May 22, 2024. View our premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to narrow your search. 

See you @ the beach!


*Updated: 4/8/24