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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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Top 7 Reasons to Book a Destin Vacation Rental for Thanksgiving & the Holidays

Thanksgiving and the holidays are a special time of year when families get to enjoy precious time together.  At Newman-Dailey, we love welcoming families back to the beach to celebrate annual traditions and make new ones. Our extended family of guests and homeowners have discovered the joys of enjoying Thanksgiving and the holidays at a Destin (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
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Holiday Happenings & Christmas Meals In South Walton & Destin, Fl

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than at the beach. Whether you want to enjoy twinkling lights and holiday decorations or ring in the New Year with champagne and delicious food, there’s something for everyone in Northwest Florida.  CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS Orchestrated by the City of DeFuniak Springs, Christmas Reflections (read)

Published on Friday, December 23, 2022
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Southern Caviar: Easy Vacation Rental Recipe

Looking for a colorfully delicious and festive side for your celebration or holiday feast? We recommend Southern Caviar. It's super easy to make, and is delicious the day you make it and stays fresh and tasty days into your stay. A crowd-pleaser for all ages, we recommend extra bags of Fritos.  Ingredients: 2 (15 7/8 ounce) cans  black- (read)

Published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022
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Give Thanks in Destin, Florida this Thanksgiving

Are you still trying to finalize your Thanksgiving plans? The team at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties wants to help. We’ve been helping our guests plan memorable holiday celebrations for more than 36 years. Office Manager Kerbi Ancona talks with many guests personally and the number one thing they tell her is that when they celebrate Thanksgiving (read)

Published on Thursday, November 4, 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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Christmas on the Coast 2020

While this year has been anything but normal, we’re not going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays along the Emerald Coast. For those considering a holiday getaway to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities to celebrate while staying safe. Here are our top festive (read)

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020
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December Events Along Florida’s Emerald Coast Warm the Holidays

Along Florida’s Emerald Coast within Destin and South Walton there a wide variety of events that celebrate the holidays and unite our coastal towns with the peace, love and joy of the season. If you have a trip planned or are considering a Destin vacation during December, here are some of the fun events and celebrations that are planned for 2019. Now (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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St. Patrick's Day on 30-A

The 12th Annual 30A St Patrick's Parade in NW Florida is set for 3pm March 16th 2019.  If Destin is the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, Scenic Highway 30-A may just have the luckiest beach towns in the nation. A collection of charming beach communities, including Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach and Seaside, line this (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Things to do in Destin for Easter

Spring is in the air and Easter weekend is almost here! We enjoy welcoming families to the beach for their holiday celebrations and annual traditions. In addition to restaurants offering Easter brunches and special menus, there are great Easter events that the whole family will enjoy. Wednesday, March 28 Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Destin Library (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Destin, Florida

While cities such as Savannah, GA and Boston, MA are recognized for their grand St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Destin, Florida has its own traditions that celebrate the luck of the Irish. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day events planned for March 17, 2018:  St. Patrick’s Day at The Hub 30A in Seagrove (read)

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Valentine's Day Dinners in Destin

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day in Destin or South Walton? If so, you may be wondering where to go with the one or ones you love. Here’s a quick round up of some of our favorite restaurants and what they are offering for Valentine’s Day 2018:  Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer on the Destin Harbor: Share the love one dish at a time at  (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrating in Destin

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrating the festival of lights along the Emerald Coast is annual tradition for many. From the Grand Menorah Lighting at HarborWalk Village to services at the local Synagogue, Beth Israel, to uniting with family and friends along our white sandy shores, many families enjoy gathering in Destin for the holidays. Join the local Jewish (read)

Published on Friday, December 15, 2017

Endless Options for Thanksgiving Dinner in Destin and South Walton

One of the joys of coming to Destin for Thanksgiving is the breadth of options. Whether you choose to cook your traditional Thanksgiving meal in your vacation rental or choose to pick up a prepared dinner from a popular local restaurant or opt to eat out, the options for Thanksgiving dinner at the beach are endless. To help you decide, we've pulled (read)

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017

Halloween Happenings in Destin, Florida

Are you visting the beaches of South Walton and Destin and looking for some hallowed fun this Halloween? Here’s a few Halloween events taking place on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in and around Destin, Florida filled with tricks, treats and tons of fun:  Halloween Fun at AJ’s in Destin Located along the Destin Harbor, AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar (read)

Published on Monday, October 30, 2017

Fourth of July Week at the Beach - Destin - South Walton - 30A

Welcome to the beach to celebrate Independence Day and treasured time with family and friends. Spending Fourth of July weekend in Destin, Florida is cherished tradition for many. Our proximity to three military bases (Hurlburt Field, Eglin Air Force Base, and Tyndall Airfore Base) makes our region especially patriotic. So whether you’re in town for (read)

Published on Friday, June 30, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch 2017 in South Walton and Destin

We're celebrating Mother’s Day 2017 and hopefully you’ve planned a special trip to the beach for Mom. Many of our guests have asked about the best places to take Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch or a family meal. Here’s our suggestions to make her day even more special.   South Walton. Marie’s Bistro - In Blue Mountain Beach, Marie’s Bistro (read)

Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner Cruises Aboard the Solaris

Looking for a special Thanksgiving experience like none other? Consider celebrating Thanksgiving on the water with a SunQuest Cruises’ Thanksgiving Buffet Cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht . On Thursday, November 24, the SOLARIS will offer two cruises, a lunch cruise from 12-2 p.m. and a dinner cruise from 6-8 p.m. The journey begins as guests are (read)

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

South Walton and Destin Holiday Celebrations 2016

It’s time to begin planning for the holidays and our guests and owners look to Newman-Dailey for recommendations on holiday events and happenings along the Emerald Coast. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve events planned along the Emerald Coast for 2016: Holiday Parades We love a parade and the holidays (read)

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast at the Beach

Thanksgiving at the beach is an unforgettable experience. Our well-appointed beach vacation rentals make the perfect home away from home to gather with family and friends for the holidays. Whether you decide to prepare your own Thanksgiving feast, have one delivered or eat out at one of the Emerald Coast’s award-winning restaurants, your family will (read)

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Top Reasons to Celebrate Labor Day in Destin

Don’t let summer slip away without a beach vacation (or two). You deserve a Labor Day beach getaway! Did you know that the average employee in the U.S. works 47 hours per week and 40% of employees report working 50 or more hours per week? If that’s not enough to convince you that you deserve a break, here are a few reasons to plan a Labor (read)

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fourth of July Fireworks in Destin and South Walton

Happy Independence Day weekend and welcome to the many vacationers visiting the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida to celebrate the 4th of July along Florida’s Emerald Coast! We want to be sure everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend. Therefore, we want to remind guests that most consumer fireworks are illegal and “not permitted” to be (read)

Published on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! We know how hard Dad works to take care of the family, which is why think Father’s Day is so important. A day to spoil Dad in return for all he does throughout the year. Here are some ideas of things to do with Dad in Destin on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016: FATHER'S DAY CRUISE  Solaris Father’s Day Lunch Cruise – Give Dad an (read)

Published on Friday, June 17, 2016

Easter Brunch in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Welcome to our guests checking for the Easter Weekend and Spring Break week. While everyone is planning their activities for the week, we’ve been asked “Where should we eat Easter Brunch?”   Therefore, our team has compiled a list of some of the Easter Brunch spots at Destin restaurants along Florida’s Emerald Coast. We encourage you to call (read)

Published on Friday, March 25, 2016
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Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Mother's Day at the Beach in South Walton and Destin, Florida

Mom deserves a break, and now is the perfect time to show her love and appreciation. At Newman-Dailey, we specialize in celebrating family time. Our comfortable 30A, Miramar Beach, Crystal Beach and Destin vacation rentals provide the perfect home away from home to relax and reconnect with family. Our guests consistently tell us that their beach getaway... (read)

Published on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Valentine’s Weekend Events Around Destin

There has never been a better time to celebrate Valentine’s Day in South Walton and Destin, Florida. Whether you’re seeking a romantic celebration for two or fun activities with friends and family, there is something for everyone this Valentine’s Weekend. Here’s some highlights: Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Saturday 2/13 A fun way to spice up the Valentine (read)

Published on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruises at Sandestin

Looking for a romantic evening during Valentine’s Day weekend along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida? Our friends at SunQuest Cruises have created a special dinner an dancing cruise aboard the SOLARIS yacht. Couples can select from one of two cruises, from 5-8 p.m., either Saturday, Feb. 13 or Sunday, Feb. 14. Guests will enjoy a chef (read)

Published on Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine’s Day Beach Getaway to Destin

Do you want to show the one you love that they are special? The best way to do this is to whisk that person away to the sugar-white sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to surprise that special someone with a Destin beach vacation. As a bonus, take advantage of our Winter Holiday Special for $25 (read)

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2016

South Walton and Destin New Year’s Eve Celebrations

It is hard to believe we’re already preparing to say good-bye to 2015 and welcome a New Year. The best part of welcoming the New Year (besides the feeling of a fresh start) is the act of celebrating with family and friends. The team at Newman-Dailey has compiled a round-up of South Walton and Destin New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations: 2015 Grand (read)

Published on Monday, December 28, 2015

Holiday Hop Added Before the Destin Boat Parade to Benefit Food for Thought

Destin is known for hosting fun events and celebrations as well as giving to those less fortunate. So we were not surprised to learn that three of Destin’s most popular seafood restaurants have partnered to host a Destin Holiday Hop to benefit our local charity Food for Thought. Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer , Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House and AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving in Destin Holiday Menus

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our guests arriving for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Whether this is your first holiday with us or your 30th, you’ll quickly learn (or be reminded) why staying in a South Walton or Destin vacation rental for Thanksgiving is such a great idea The beauty of the beach in November is the perfect backdrop for (read)

Published on Monday, November 16, 2015

South Walton beaches are popular for holiday celebrations

South Walton’s shimmering waters and white sand beaches are spectacular year round, and are even more magical during the holidays. We trade snow and sleds for powder white sand and paddle boards. Each beach community is trimmed with holiday décor. In the evenings, the glow of holiday lights throughout our coastal towns is stunning and the reflection... (read)

Published on Friday, November 13, 2015
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Top Reasons to Celebrate the Winter Holidays in Destin

It’s time to start planning for the winter holidays, and Destin, Florida provides families a fantastic location for a fun and enviable coastal holiday celebration. Whether you're seeking a location for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve, here are some of the top reasons to celebrate the holidays in Destin, Florida: Destin Vacation Rentals (read)

Published on Monday, October 19, 2015

Labor Day in Destin is Divine

We were recently reminded that celebrating Labor Day in Destin, Florida is an annual tradition for many. The three-day weekend signifies the end of summer, and there is no better place to enjoy one last summer celebration than along the sugar white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast. Many guests tell us they plan their Labor Day trip to Destin each year (read)

Published on Friday, July 31, 2015

Fourth of July in Destin

Destin is the perfect place to be for the Fourth of July. With all American celebrations taking place all along the Emerald Coast, it is easy to feel patriotic and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s a quick round up of Destin 4th of July celebrations and fireworks displays:  July 3 Smoke on the Coast –Hosted by Destin Commons , the 5th (read)

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

Fourth of July in South Walton

The beaches of South Walton are the perfect place to be for the Fourth of July. With 4th of July celebrations taking place in beach neighborhoods up and down the coast, it is easy to feel patriotic and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s a quick round up of 4th of July celebrations and fireworks displays:  On July 3, Easy on 30A will be (read)

Published on Friday, July 3, 2015

4th of July at the Beach Dominica at Port of Call Available

This weekend Americans will celebrate the 4th of July and our nation’s independence. Where will you be? If you’re considering a last minute getaway to the beaches of South Walton, there are only a couple of rentals remaining. In fact, you can make someone else’s loss your gain. A last minute cancellation has left Dominca at Port of (read)

Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Father's Day! Celebrate Dad with a Brunch Cruise on the Solaris

We want to wish all the Dads a wonderful and gratifying Father’s Day! We know you work tirelessly to provide for your family and now it’s the family’s turn to celebrate you. Hopefully, with a Destin beach getaway for Father’s Day.   If so, our friends at the SunQuest Cruises have planned a very special Father’s Day Cruise for Dads and their (read)

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Memorial Day Events in South Walton & Destin

The official start to summer is almost here. And what better place to spend Memorial Day, honoring those who have served our country while spending time with family and friends than along the sugar sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.   After a day of soaking up the sun, there are plenty of Memorial Day events along the Emerald (read)

Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch in Destin & South Walton

We are celebrating Mom this this weekend for Mother's Day! And for those celebrating Mother’s Day at the beach in South Walton or Destin, Florida, we want to help you make it special. We’ve compiled a list of some of the great options for Mother’s Day brunch in Destin and South Walton.    Solaris Mother's Day Brunch Cruise - A two (read)

Published on Friday, May 8, 2015

May along the Emerald Coast - Celebrate Cinco de Mayo & Mother’s Day

When you are in a coastal community, it is only natural to want to be out on the water. And when you add delicious food and live music to the mix, the result is pure joy. Our friends at SunQuest Cruises have created two specialty cruises in May to help you celebrate some of this month’s best holidays--Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. On May 5, SunQuest (read)

Published on Monday, May 4, 2015

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in South Walton

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visting the beaches of South Walton! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Easter Brunch at the Hilton Sandestin – From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., (read)

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Weekend is Hoppin’ in Destin

Easter weekend is a great weekend to be visiting Destin! Not only is it is the perfect place to relax and reconnect with family, there are Easter happenings all along the Emerald Coast. On Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, consider attending one of the following fun Easter Events: Destin Harbor Easter Celebration – From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., HarborWalk Village (read)

Published on Friday, April 3, 2015

The Most Popular Mother’s Day Gift

We once read an article on, which highlighted the “ Five Mother’s Day Gifts We Spend Billions On .”  The article included top Mother’s Day Gifts such as a meal out, jewelry, flowers, gift cards and clothing. More importantly, the author concluded that what Mom really wants is the gift of your time. Of course, it’s our most precious commodity (read)

Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Romantic Dining in Destin

Valentine’s Day along the beaches of South Walton and Destin is the perfect setting for romance. Make it even more special with an intimate dining experience. We recently updated and our list of favorite South Walton and Destin restaurants for 2020 that are offering a special menu or romantic setting to help you celebrate in style. DESTIN BeachWalk (read)

Published on Friday, February 13, 2015

Mardi Gras at Destin Harbor, Feb. 7

The Gulf Coast is rich in traditions and one of our favorite is Mardi Gras. While New Orleans is best known for this festive celebration, the tradition is celebrated in communities along the Gulf Coast, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is the day of revelry before Ash Wednesday. (read)

Published on Monday, February 2, 2015

Give the Gift of a Valentine's Day Beach Getaway

With Valentine’s Day on a Saturday and President’s Day on Monday, couples have a great excuse to escape for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway to the beach. It’s easy to rekindle the romance during long leisurely walks on South Walton and Destin’s sugar white sand beaches, and celebrating quiet time together over a delectable meal with a Gulf Coast sunset (read)

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015

Destin Vacation New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

  Inspired by Conde Nast Traveler’s  How to Make the Most of Travel in 2015: New Year’s Resolutions , we’ve developed a list of Destin Vacation New Year’s Resolutions for 2015.

    Try one new activity – Make a list of Destin  activities you’ve considered trying while visiting Destin and commit to trying one this year. Whether it’s deep sea

Published on Monday, December 29, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Newman-Dailey Family

  We’d like to wish our extended family of guests, clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays. We look forward to welcoming you to your special beach home-away-from-home in 2015.    Wishing you joy, peace and prosperity in the New Year!   Happy Holidays, Your friends at Newman-Dailey Resort (read)

Published on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Dining in Destin

Welcome to our extended family of guests staying in South Walton and Destin for Christmas and the holidays. While some of our guests enjoy spending time in the upgraded kitchen of their vacation rental for Christmas, others prefer to have someone else do the cooking. For those looking for a delecable Christmas feast, here's a list of restaurants (read)

Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

New Year's Eve in Destin

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Destin is a great choice. Whether you’re seeking an outdoor or indoor party, fireworks at midnight or wish to create your own intimate evening within your vacation rental or on the beach, the options are vast.    For those looking for outdoor fun and fireworks, the HarborWalk Village Street Party features live (read)

Published on Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Rosa Beach One of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

Locals have long known Santa Rosa Beach is a special beach town that enjoys miles of sugar white sand beaches, hundreds of acres of natural lands within four state parks, rare coastal dune lakes and one of the state’s designated scenic byways, Highway 30A. Now, Travel & Leisure magazine has discovered this best kept secret. After being recognized as (read)

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays & New Year's Eve in South Walton

Come home to South Walton for the holidays! The relaxed beach vibe and celebratory holiday and New Year’s Eve events along Hwy 30A and throughout Miramar Beach make this the perfect destination to host holiday celebrations of all kinds. For New Year’s Eve, South Walton choices are diverse and range from family-friendly gatherings to chic adult parties (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Events in Destin

 The month-long celebration of holiday events in Destin, FL continues throughout December. From holiday boat parades and festive light shows to musical and theatrical performances, there is something for every member of the family.    The coast’s very emerald Christmas kicks off on Dec. 6 as the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents “Sounds (read)

Published on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thanksgiving in Destin

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our guests arriving for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Whether this is your first holiday with us or your 29th, you’ll quickly learn (or be reminded) why staying in a Destin vacation rental for Thanksgiving is such a great idea! The beauty of the beach in November is the perfect backdrop for celebrating time with family (read)

Published on Friday, November 21, 2014

Veterans Day

Thanks to our Veterans We send our heartfelt gratitude to the many men and women who have served our country. On Veterans Day in Destin, we are reminded of the extreme sacrifice that comes with service. For those that are in Destin this week, consider heading to Mary Esther (west of Fort Walton Beach) for the annual Veterans Day Parade at 1 p.m. This (read)

Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Thanksgiving Traditions in Destin, FL

Now that November has arrived, many families are beginning to prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Since Destin vacation rental homes and condos are the perfect gathering spot for family and friends, we’re looking forward to welcoming our many returning guests as well as inducting new families into our coastal Thanksgiving traditions. Here&rsquo (read)

Published on Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween in Destin

At Newman-Dailey, we celebrate Halloween to the fullest!  From costume contests to ghost stories to ghoulish games and delicious treats, the team goes all out. There is plenty of Halloween fun planned throughout Destin as well. Here’s some of our top picks for Destin Halloween happenings for those with kids as well as those without. Top Kid (read)

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014

Labor Day Along the Emerald Coast - Stay & Save!

If you haven’t planned your Labor Day along the Emerald Coast, you’re missing out! Labor Day is a day of rest and what better place to relax than along the soft white sand beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida? With the calming sound of waves lapping the shore and chorus of seagulls in the distance, you can send your worries out to sea and let (read)

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014 South Walton & 30A Fourth of July Fireworks

Celebrating the Fourth of July at the beach in South Walton and along Scenic Highway 30A is the ultimate All-American celebration! The quaint beachside towns and sugar white sand beaches along 30A are the perfect place to celebrate our nation’s independence and family traditions.     After a day at the beach, families are invited to attend (read)

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fourth of July Fireworks in Destin

Celebrating Fourth of July at the beach in Destin, Florida is a beloved famly tradition for many. Days filled with fun, sun and laugher, splashing in the surf and building sandcastles on shore are complemented by breezy nights with fresh gulf coast cuisine and music under the stars. For the 4th of July holiday, families are invited to attend one of (read)

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrate Father's Day in Destin Aboard the Solaris

Father’s Day is this weekend! And if you’re in Destin for Father’s Day and looking for a special way to celebrate Dad, consider a lunch cruise aboard SunQuest Cruise’s Solaris .   The Father’s Day cruise will set sail at 1 p.m. on the Choctawhatchee Bay for a special lunch that is sure to create memories that will last lifetime. Spend time on the (read)

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014

Plan Your Father’s Day Getaway to Destin

We recently celebrated Mom and now it’s Dad’s turn to be rewarded. Dads who love the beach are probably hoping their family is planning a Father’s Day Getaway to Destin, Florida and Newman-Dailey wants to make Dad happy. Known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin has lots of fun activities for Dad. For fathers who enjoy the thrill of the (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo in Destin

Happy Cinco De Mayo! In honor of the special May 5th celebration, we've highlighted our favorite magaritas in Destin. Of course, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Restaurant  is on our list. Located in HarborWalk Village, Margaritaville's signature margarita is a delicious new addition to Destin! Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard is (read)

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother’s Day Beach Vacation & Brunch Aboard the Solaris

We know how hard mom works to keep everyone happy and healthy and May is the perfect month to say “Thank you.” And what better way to say “thank you” than with the perfect beach vacation? Mom will appreciate beach time, relaxation, pampering, delectable meals and something new for herself. Newman-Dailey partners have joined in (read)

Published on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Easter! South Walton's Easter Celebration

Happy Easter! Welcome to our many friends and guests arriving for the Easter Week. From Easter Egg Hunts to Easter Brunches, there are lots of things to do for families along Scenic Highway 30A and throughout South Walton's beach neighborhoods for Easter.    For those staying along Highway 30A in South Walton, activities include egg hunts (read)

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter! Destin’s Easter Celebration

Happy Easter! Welcome to our many friends and guests arriving for the Easter Week. From Easter Egg Hunts to Easter Brunches, there are lots of things to do for families in Destin, Florida this Easter.    At HarborWalk Village in Destin, celebrate Easter with Easter Bunny and Brunch followed by ArtWalk on the Harbor. At Seascape in Miramar (read)

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

April Events & Easter in Destin

Spring is in full swing. We’re loving this gorgeous weather and the fun spring activities all along the Emerald Coast.  If you’re coming to the Destin in April, here are some of our favorite April events in Destin, Florida. April 20 – ArtWalk and Easter Bunny at Destin’s Harborwalk Village . From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Destin Harbor will feature (read)

Published on Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day in Destin!

We’re enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Destin with our Irish friends. There were parades and celebrations all weekend, and on St. Patty’s Day the ultimate Irish experience is at McGuire’s Irish Pub. McGuire’s first opened in 1977 as a small neighborhood pub in Pensacola and in the ‘90’s McGuire’s Destin opened near the Destin Harbor. (read)

Published on Monday, March 17, 2014

Valentine's Day Tour of Homes, Feb. 15 & 16

Feel the love! Valentine’s Day in South Walton and Destin offers romance and exploration around every corner. Whether you’re seeking a quiet, cozy corner to dine and celebrate your love or a fun dinner cruise aboard the Solaris, South Walton has an abundance of romantic restaurants and special amenities that exude romance.   This weekend (read)

Published on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MLK Jr. Day in Destin

Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who guided the nation through a peaceful protest of racial injustice and left a legacy for future generations. Dr. King offered many profound statements that help us become a more compassionate society and encourage us to follow our dreams. Martin Luther King Jr. day in Destin, Florida is commemorated with (read)

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014

Valentine’s Romantic Destin Getaway

Love is in the air!  Everywhere we go lately, we see couples of all ages snuggling up to watch the sunset, toasting over a special dinner, and walking hand in hand. In support of the many love birds flocking to the Emerald Coast, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has introduced the Extreme Love Package for the month of February. The special offer (read)

Published on Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Dear Friends, Hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas blessed with great joy. I think of y'all at Newman-Dialey often - miss those smiling faces greeting me at the office. I'm still hoping to get there yet this winter. You know it's "Where you'd rather be." Wishing everyone peace and happiness in 2014. Love & hugs all around (read)

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy Holidays from Newman-Dailey!

As we bask in the Florida sunshine, we’re reminded of many bright holiday memories. It is a beautiful time of year that evokes memories of laughter, holiday meals, group portraits on the beach, gorgeous sunsets and family traditions.  We extend a warm welcome to the many guests spending a very Emerald Christmas with us along the coast! We’re delighted (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New Year's Eve SoWal Style

New Year's Eve celebrations in Rosemary Beach, Seaside and Sandestin provide a vast array of options for guests to ring in 2014 in South Walton.  Celebrating New Year's Eve SoWal style means enjoying a relaxing escape within an upscale yet casual environment while spending quality time with family, friends or a loved one, creating memories... (read)

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Year's Eve in Destin

Are you looking for a great place to ring in the New Year? Look no further! New Year's Eve in Destin, Florida can't be beat. The perfect blend of revelry and relaxation, ringing in the New Year along Florida's Emerald Coast will create treasured memories.   HarborWalk Village -The Annual New Year’s Eve Harbor Rockin’ Street Party at HarborWalk (read)

Published on Monday, December 9, 2013

It's a Coastal Christmas in Destin

The holiday season has arrived and with it comes a host of festive activities along the coast filled with holiday cheer! It wouldn't be Christmas in Destin without the annual Boat Parade.On Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., boats will line up at HarborWalk Village decked out in holiday decor and twinkling lights for the 2013 Destin Harbor Boat Parade . (read)

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving in Destin!

  The team at Newman-Dailey sends a heartfelt thank you to all our owners, guests and friends for choosing us as your vacation rental, real estate and association management company. We are honored to be your partner and serve you. Whether we're managing your property as if it were our own, helping you purchase your ideal coastal home or (read)

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 in South Walton

Our team is getting excited that Thanksgiving 2013 is right around the corner and we have much to be thankful for--our families, our friends, our Newman-Dailey family and our many guests and clients that make coming to work fun and rewarding each day.   For our many guests checking-in to celebrate their 2013 Thanksgiving in South Walton's (read)

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving in Destin 2013

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and families are making plans for their holiday celebrations. Many of our guests have discovered the convenience of gathering together in a beach home along Florida's Emerald Coast. Celebrating Thanksgiving in Destin is fun for the entire family. Kids love staying in a spacious rental home, grandparents love the (read)

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Columbus Day Inspires Exploration in Destin

In honor of Columbus Day, we suggested a Destin expedition. Here are some ideas: - Search for an Award-Winning Catch - Schedule a fishing charter and head out into the Gulf of Mexico in search of the biggest catch. The Destin Fishing Rodeo  continues through Oct. 31 with daily weigh in's behind AJ's and daily and weekly awards as anglers (read)

Published on Monday, October 14, 2013

Things to Do in South Walton for Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend is here and we want our guests to know about all the family friendly activities taking place in South Walton for those staying in South Walton rentals in Seacrest, Seagrove Beach, Blue Mountain Beach or Santa Rosa Beach along Hwy 30A as well as for our guests in the Sandestin and Miramar Beach areas. Labor Day Kicks off (read)

Published on Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Labor Day Weekend Concerts at the Destin Harbor

Labor Day Weekend is almost here and we received the incredible line-up of artists performing at HarborWalk Village for the free "End of Summer" concert series in Destin. The weekend will be filled with family activities, free concerts, great food and fireworks! There will be nightly concerts and a spectacular fireworks display over the Destin (read)

Published on Friday, August 16, 2013

Destin Labor Day Deals

August has arrived and with it comes summer's last splash. So don't let summer slip away without one more trip to the beach! Plan a trip now through Labor Day and enjoy late summer deals  on our Destin vacation rentals . Celebrate Labor Day at the beach and enjoy savings of up to 30% off premier South Walton rentals, Destin beach condos, Destin (read)

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

Celebrate Fourth of July in Destin!

There is no better place to celebrate our nation's independence than at the beach in Destin, Fla.! Nearby military bases allow us to honor our troops and military personnel who protect our freedoms while the beauty of our beaches and coastal parks are the perfect backdrop to enjoy time with family and friends. We welcome the many families (read)

Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

It's almost Fourth of July!

It's almost Fourth of July, one of our favorite holidays of the year! We are proud to celebrate the birth of country and our independence. And there is no better place to celebrate than at the beach. There are celebrations throughout South Walton and Destin featuring fireworks, barbecues, parades, and picnics. Here's a few of the Fourth (read)

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013

Father's Day in Destin with Golf

We want to welcome the many families (and especially Dads) arriving for some summertime fun at the beach.  In showing Dad how much you appreciate him for Father's Day, remind Dad that each night's stay at Newman-Dailey comes complete with an 18-hole round of golf with proof of I.D. and your Newman-Dailey Gift Card .  Dad can choose (read)

Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day South Walton Solaris Brunch Cruise

This week we're gearing up to celebrate Dad! For our many guests who will bringing Dad to beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. for a Father's Day week of fun, we're highlighting some of the fun activities that we think will make Dad smile. Our friends at SunQuest Cruises will be offering a Father's Day Brunch cruise aboard (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day Solaris Brunch Cruise in Destin

Are you bringing Dad to the beach for Father's Day? If so, you may be looking for fun things to do in Destin to show Dad how much you appreciate him.  Our friends at SunQuest Cruises will be offering a Father's Day Brunch cruise aboard the Solaris on Sunday, June 16 from 1-3 p.m. (boarding (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend at the Beach

Welcome to our many friends and guests arriving for a Memorial Day full of fun and sun! We are delighted to report that the Memorial Day weather forecast for Destin, Fla. is sunny skies with highs in the mid-'80's. Gorgeous! While you're in town, there are lots of activities, live performances and events taking place, which we've been highlighting (read)

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Concert at HarborWalk Village in Destin

The sweet sounds of summer are coming! Kids laughing, sizzling burgers on the grill, and live music on the green (or at the Harbor). This weekend, we'll kick-off summer with a bang at HarborWalk Village in Destin, Fla. HarborWalk will be teaming with kids activities, street performers and free concerts throughout the weekend. (read)

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day in Beaches of South Walton

Summer is almost here! We're looking forward to a fantastic Memorial Day weekend along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. As you plan your beach weekend itinerary, consider some of the fun outdoor concerts taking place up and down the coast. Along Scenic Highway 30A(near Seacrest Beach and Seagrove Beach), our friends at Sinfonia Gulf (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Father's Day Beach Getaway to Destin

Now that you've spoiled mom, it's time to start thinking about Dad. Father's Day is just around the corner and we think he'd be "wowed" by a special Dad-themed beach getaway to South Walton or Destin, Fla. Thanks to the Newman-Dailey Gift Card , fun-filled activities for Dad come complimentary with your Florida beach rental, including a free round (read)

Published on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day Getaway to South Walton

Are you trying to decide what to get Mom for Mother's Day? We have a feeling that what she'd really love is to relax, enjoy time with the family and be treated like a queen, and what better place do that than at the beach!  We're making it easy to whisk Mom away for a Mother's Day celebration to the beaches of South Walton, Fla. Book at least (read)

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

A Mother's Day Getaway to Destin

Are you trying to decide what to get Mom for Mother's Day? We have a feeling that what she'd really love is to relax, enjoy time with the family and be treated like a queen, and what better place do that than at the beach!  We're making it easy to whisk Mom away for a Mother's Day celebration at the beach in Destin, Fla. Book at least 3 (read)

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

St. Patty's Day 2013 in Destin

St. Patty's Day Weekend is upon us and we're feeling the luck of the Irish here in Destin, Fla. with lots of fun events for the entire family. On Sat., the 30A St. Patty's Day Parade will kick off at 3 p.m. and spread Irish cheer from Grayton Corners in Grayton Beach to Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach.  At the end, you' (read)

Published on Friday, March 15, 2013

Valentine Tour of Homes Near Destin Vacation Rentals

Today, we continue highlighting the many fun February South Walton and Destin events. For those with a love of art, interior design and architecture, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) 2013 Valentine Tour of Homes, Feb. 16 & 17, is a special treat. The CAA's annual event will open the doors to six distinct and diverse (read)

Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mardi Gras Comes to Destin Commons

This weekend brings the revelry of Mardi Gras to Destin, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 8, Destin Commons brings out all the stops. This magnificent, costumed, beaded and feathered party is all about having a good time! Destin Commons Mardi Gras festivities, include live music, a Cajun boil, arts and crafts, face painting (read)

Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Extreme Love Valentine's Day Beach Escape

Couples are invited to bring their love to new heights at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort with Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Extreme Love Valentine's Day package. The special offer includes a romantic escape to the sugar white sand beaches of South Walton in a premier Hidden Dunes condo, townhome or villa, along with a (read)

Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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