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Destin Vacation Gift Cards 10% Off

The team at Newman-Dailey is celebrating another very Emerald Christmas season here in Destin, Florida. We’re in the holiday spirit and we want to help ensure you give the best gift under the tree. Give the gift of a relaxing beach getaway with a Destin Vacation Gift Card! For a limited time, we’re offering 10% off Newman-Dailey Gift Cards (read)

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Prepare to Sell Your Destin Home

If you are a homeowner preparing your home for sale in Destin , you’ll want to maximize its value to potential buyers without spending a lot of money in the process. It is a great time for real estate sales in Destin, South Walton and along Hwy 30A. Bob Vila, the guru of all things home related, offers these suggestions:   Deep Clean It almost seems (read)

Published on Monday, July 13, 2015

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere in Destin

Jimmy Buffet taught us that It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere so why wait to have a cocktail and enjoy life. Now, It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere is right here in Destin, Florida. Joining our family of premier  Destin vacation rentals , It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere luxury vacation rental home in Crystal Beach beckons families to switch to beach time (read)

Published on Wednesday, July 8, 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

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

Free Admission to Topsail Hill State Park

Great news for our nature loving guests! Beginning in June, regular day-use admission fees to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach will be waived through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton (VSW). If you haven’t visited Topsail Hill State Park, you’re in for a treat. The park features 3.2 miles of white sand beaches (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 17-21

Whether you like to catch fish, eat fish or just watch the pros weigh fish, we think you’ll enjoy the annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 17-21, 2015.    Ranked the fifth richest billfish tournament in the world by Marlin Magazine , the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is held in Miramar Beach, Florida at the Sandestin Marina. & (read)

Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Beach Safety is a Top Priority in Destin

At Newman-Dailey, we pride ourselves in providing guests a wonderful vacation filled with special memories. Through our 100% performance guarantee, we ensure prompt, reliable service. We also aim to ensure our guests have a safe Destin vacation by providing vacationers with information on the flag warning system and knowledge to stay safe. Beach safety (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beach Safety is a Priority in South Walton

At Newman-Dailey, we strive to provide our guests an specatcular beach vacation filled iwth special memories. Through our 100% performance guarantee, we ensure prompt, reliable service. We also aim to ensure our guests have a safe South Walton vacation by providing vacationers with informaiton on the flag warning system and knowledge to stay safe while... (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

IT’SUGAR Opens at Destin Commons

As if Destin’s sugar white sands weren’t sweet enough, now you can add some extra sweetness to your beach vacation. Specialty candy and gift retailer IT’SUGAR opened this month in Destin Commons . The store offers more than 1,000 confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Brands include Saturday Night Live-themed candies and products.(Conehead chocolate (read)

Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Destin Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

Summer is a great time to visit the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. In addition to relaxing and enjoying time on the sugar white sand beaches during the day, evenings heat up with live outdoor concerts at a variety of venues all along the Emerald Coast. The summer concert series feature a wide variety of music and each is on a different (read)

Published on Thursday, May 14, 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

Dog-friendly Destin Park Gets Lights

Our guests who take advantage of our pet-friendly rentals in Destin will be be delighted to learn that the Destin Dog Park is now lighted for early morning and late evening use. The lights are the result of a collaborative effort between The Friends of the Destin Dog Park, the City of Destin, local business owners and individual contributors. Nearly... (read)

Published on Thursday, April 9, 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

Destin is the Perfect Place to Fly a Kite

How long has it been since you did something that really made you experience the pure unadulterated joy and freedom of being a kid?  If you can’t remember or it’s been way too long, maybe you should go fly a kite. Really! And Destin is the perfect place to do just that!  Since kite flying requires wide open spaces with (read)

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015

Destin Penthouses Offer Spectacular Views

Sure, our Destin penthouses are great for celebrities, but they are great for families and groups too! Many of our guests tell us they had not considered renting the penthouse. We say, “why not?” You deserve to vacation in the lap of luxury. In fact, Newman-Dailey’s penthouse rates are comparable to our luxury beach homes and guests (read)

Published on Thursday, February 26, 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

Book Your 2015 Destin Vacation with Peace of Mind

The New Year is only a month away and it’s never too early to start planning your next Destin beach vacation. In fact, vacation rentals for 2015 are booking steadily so we’re encouraging travelers to book early and secure their favorite rental for spring and summer 2015. And to give our guests “ Peace of Mind ” for their 2015 reservation, Newman-Dailey (read)

Published on Monday, December 1, 2014

Emerald Coast Bucket List

There are many reasons to love the Emerald Coast! The sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water is the obvious reason, but we were recently reminded of the many things to do in and around Destin that we haven't tried yet. The Northwest Florida Daily News recently compiled the "Emerald Coast Bucket List" filled with all the incredible (read)

Published on Friday, November 28, 2014

Dog Friendly Destin

We’re fond of our furry friends and we were recently reminded how much the South Walton and Destin community loves dogs. At Newman-Dailey, we have an array of pet-friendly Destin vacation rentals . From beach homes to the charming Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach, there are opportunities for guests who want to bring Fido to find a comfortable home-away (read)

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Break for Families in Destin

Since many schools have added a fall break, this is a great opportunity to keep learning at the forefront while enjoying a fun fall beach getaway along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. Mom and Dad will enjoy the great fall rates and special Destin deals, while the kids will delight in the breadth of nature experiences and opportunities... (read)

Published on Monday, September 29, 2014

Destin Ranked Top Florida Beach According to US News & World Report

Locals consider the beaches of Destin the best in Florida and even among the best in the world. So it is especially exciting when others rank our beaches #1 too!  US News & World Report Travel listed Destin as #1 on the “ Best Florida Beaches ” list. The ranking combines user votes and expert insight to rank Florida beaches on attributes (read)

Published on Monday, September 15, 2014

South Walton Dining Hot Spots for Fall

The beach communities of South Walton are renowned for incredibly talented chefs, the freshest ingredients and culinary excellence. Yes, we’re pretty spoiled to have dozens of delectable South Walton dining options as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches!    In addition, our coastal community celebrates a farm-to-table and sea (read)

Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014

5 Reasons Destin is Perfect for Family Vacations

It has been an amazing summer and after welcoming many families to the beach for their summer vacation, we’ve been reminded of why Destin is such a great place for family vacation. Here’s our top 5 reasons why Destin is perfect for families:  Pristine Beaches – Sure there are many choices for a beach vacation, but Destin’ (read)

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

Destin is A Top Choice for Family Vacations

We think Destin, Florida is a great choice for a family vacation, but don’t just take our word for it. We recently hosted two writers at two of Newman-Dailey’s resort properties. Then we waited with anticipation to read about their experiences. The results are in and we were thrilled to read their personal accounts. They both took advantage of the Newman-Dailey gift card (read)

Published on Monday, July 21, 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

Customize Your Destin Spring Break

We know you need a spring break to the beach but getting time away is often unpredictable. Therefore, Newman-Dailey is ready to help you have a fantastic spring break no matter how much time you have off. Stay 4 nights – Getaway to one of our premier Destin rentals for a few days of rest and relaxation. Enjoy time relaxing on the soft white sand beaches (read)

Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter Golf Deals in Destin, FL

Many golf enthusiasts head south for the winter and Destin Golf Courses are delighted to welcome winter guests with great seasonal rates. In addition to the free golf at Bluewater Bay and the Links or Baytowne Courses at Sandestin, which come with the Newman-Dailey Gift Card available with short-term rentals, Destin winter golf specials are par for (read)

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014

Destin Listed Among TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Destinations on the Rise”

We were not surprised to read that Destin, Fla. was listed among the winning destinations in the TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards . Destin was ranked #3 among the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise . The rankings are compiled using travelers’ feedback, reviews and opinions on accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Destin’s pristine white sand (read)

Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014

Destin Vacation Gift Cards 10% Off

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the team at Newman-Dailey has been enjoying a very Emerald Christmas season here in Destin! After attending many holiday events and activities, we’re in the holiday spirit and we want to help ensure you give the best gift under the tree.   For a limited time, we’re offering 10% off Newman-Dailey Gift (read)

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Fall Events in Destin - Festival of the Arts, Oct. 26-27

Fall is in the air! Perfect temperatures and spectacular sunsets define the season and the great fall events along the Emerald Coast make Autumn one of the most entertaining times of year. Next up... the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) will host the 18th Annual Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) on Oct. 26-27 (read)

Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Destin Vacation Deals - 72-Hour Sale!

Fall is for family. At Newman-Dailey, we cherish family memories, and want to help you spend quality time with ones you love.  So for a limited time only, we're offering a 15% discount on vacation rentals at Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach and Jade East Towers in Destin! This Destin beach vacation discount (read)

Published on Thursday, October 17, 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

Families Escape to Destin for Fall Break Deals

Don't let this opportunity slip away! The school calendar says "No School" and you're debating how to use these precious days of freedom from schedules and the daily routine. Make your days off count with a family getaway to Destin, Fla! Sure you could fill your weekend by staying in town but isn't it more fun to getaway to the sugar white sand (read)

Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Expanded Air Service to Destin, FL

We're always excited to hear about new ways for our guests to get to the beach faster.  The Destin Airport recently announced that Southern Airways Express will offer flights between Destin and Memphis, Oxford, Miss., Birmingham and New Orleans. The Memphis-based airline will use turboprop nine-seat Cessna Caravans to transport passengers. I (read)

Published on Tuesday, August 27, 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

A much needed vacation!

This hotel (Beachside Inn) is absolutely awesome! My granddaughter, niece, and grand niece were fortunate to stay at your wonderful hotel for 4 nights. Kellie was so helpful and so sweet! She is a jewel! The room we had provided us with everything needed to make our vacation perfect! Many thank you’s for making our vacation a memorable (read)

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Enjoy Up to 30% Off A Late Summer South Walton Vacation

It is said that good things come to those who wait! If you have waited to plan a beach getaway, you will now be rewarded with late summer season rates on Destin and South Walton rentals, including 30A rentals in Seacrest, Seagrove, Blue Mountain and Santa Rosa Beach. Plan a beach getaway between Aug. 5 and Sept. 3 and enjoy up to 30% off peak summer (read)

Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Destin's Perfect Sunset Cocktail

Oh, how we love summer! Long lazy days at the beach, reading an enthralling new book, playing in the surf, building a sand castle, relaxing walks on the beach, and sending your worries out to sea. One of our favorite parts of a day at the beach is sunset. And Destin sunsets are amazing! Set up your chair with a refreshing cocktail (read)

Published on Friday, July 12, 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

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, June 19-23

The 2013  Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic kicks off today at the Sandestin Marina! Whether you're an angler or a spectator, you'll be lured by the fun events and hooked on watching the weigh-ins. This incredible annual billfish tournament elevates fishing in Destin to a new level! As the fastest growing billfish tournament (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 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

Double Red Flag Conditions for Area Beaches

The rain may have cleared out but it has left us rough surf and very strong rip currents. We remain on double red flags in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin, Fla., which means the water is closed for swimming. If you enter the water under double red flag conditions, you run the risk of endangering yourself and the lives of emergency (read)

Published on Monday, June 10, 2013

Double Red Flag Conditions for Area Beaches

The rain may have cleared out but it has left us rough surf and very strong rip currents. We remain on double red flags in Panama City Beach, South Walton and Destin, Fla., which means the water is closed for swimming. If you enter the water under double red flag conditions, you run the risk of endangering yourself and the lives (read)

Published on Monday, June 10, 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

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

Playing in the Sand in South Walton

Sure many of our guests come to sit and relax on the beach, but some come to play in the powder soft sand in South Walton and Destin, Fla. If you're looking for some serious sandy fun and the pride of a job well done, consider a sandcastle building lesson with Rick, the Sand Man. Families looking for things to do in Destin and along Scenic Highway (read)

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013

Dolphins Dance in Destin

One of the fun things to do in Destin, Fla. is to take a dolphin cruise out of the Destin Harbor. We recently hopped aboard Destin's Original Seablaster and were in a for a real treat! We had lots of close encounters with a pod of dolphins. They say dolphins are among the most intelligent animals and we agree. Our dolphin friends appeared to be (read)

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Destin Voted Best Beach for Families

We're honored to receive the news that TravelChannel viewers voted Destin "Best Beach for Families" on's recent online poll . With categories including Best Party Beach, Best Romantic Beach and Best Beach for Adventure among many others, we thoroughly agree that Destin, Fla. is Best Beach for Families. Our sugar white (read)

Published on Monday, March 11, 2013

How to Make A Destin Strawberry Mojito Cocktail

Planning a trip to the beach and looking for the perfect beach cocktail, we recommend the Destin Strawberry Mojito. Click here to watch Andi prepare our favorite Destin drink. Ingredients: 4 farm fresh Florida strawberries quartered 1 to 2 mint sprigs with at least 10 leaves total half a lime cut in two 2 tablespoons sugar 1 (read)

Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bringing Bourbon St. to the Beach

The great February events just keep on coming. This weekend, Feb. 8-10, HarborWalk Village will host the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration, bringing Bourbon St. to the beach. Let the good times roll with best beach Mardi Gras celebration this side of New Orleans! Mardi Gras in Destin, Fla. doesn't disappoint. On Friday (read)

Published on Thursday, February 7, 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

Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon

Grab your sneakers! We've found a great event that's right in-line with our January healthy living in Destin, Fla. theme--the 3rd Annual Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Back 5K Run/Walk, 10K & Half Marathon to be held on Jan. 26, 2013. The race begins at Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Ave., in Destin, at 7:30 a.m., rain or shine. (read)

Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Emerald Coast Cookbook-The Perfect Holiday Gift!

If you're like us, you're probably down to searching for those last few gifts for the "hard to buy for people" on your list. For the foodie in your life who loves visiting the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla., consider giving them a culinary vacation. With an abundance of award-winning restaurants, cooking classes and fresh gulf seafood (read)

Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eden State Gardens - Relive History

Thanksgiving week is here and we couldn't be more excited. This is one of our favorite times of year and we'll be sharing some the best South Walton and Destin holiday traditions and happenings over the next month. Today, we're focusing on Eden State Gardens and historic Westley Mansion. If you've never made a stop at Eden State (read)

Published on Monday, November 19, 2012

Destin-ed for a Fun Halloween!

With ghosts and goblins around every corner (or shall we say every parking lot), Destin, Fla. is brimming with spooktacular activities. If you're looking for a ghoulish good-time, here's some of our top picks: In Destin, Jaycees Haunted House at HarborWalk Village is a scary good time. The Haunted House opens at 7 p.m. (read)

Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beer at the Beach - A Destin Tradition

Like many of our guests, we enjoy a cold brew on the beach. And one of our favorite annual October events in Destin, Fla. allows us to sample specialty beers from around the world in one beautiful coastal setting. The fifth Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest is returning to Sandestin, October 19 & 20, 2012. From 2-6 pm on Saturday, (read)

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dolphins Dance in Destin

The beach in October is spectacular in South Walton and Destin, Florida! Sunsets are more vibrant; the Gulf is calm; sand bars form wading pools teaming with marine life; and the Monarch Butterflies arrive for their annual migration through the area. Life is good! Area wildlife is especially active. Everywhere you turn, the fauna is out filling up (read)

Published on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Family Fun For Fall in Destin

Today is the official first day of Fall and we couldn't be more excited for the clear days, comfortable temperatures and vast array of fun fall events. Have you thought about a Fall getaway with the family to the beautiful beaches of South Walton or Destin, FL?  Sure there are plenty of excuses why it's tough to get away (read)

Published on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House in Rosemary Beach

For those who enjoy interior design, architecture and art will be thrilled to learn Rosemary Beach on 30A is the location of Coastal Living's 15th Anniversary Ultimate Beach House . The home is available for tours through Aug. (read)

Published on Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunny Skies & Warm Breezes Hug Destin

With the sun shining brightly and winds blowing warm breezes on Destin and South Walton beaches, it's an ideal time to be outdoors.  Those with an adventurous side may want to take advantage of these prime conditions by trying one of Destin's most adventurous wind sports--Kiteboarding. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing allows you to harness (read)

Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome Summer!

Since today is the official first day of summer, we thought we'd focus on ways to stay cool while you're in Destin, FL. Here's our top picks: 1) Visit Cold Stone Creamery at Destin Commons, Kilwin's at Grand Boulevard or Heavenly Shortcakes in Seaside for a deliciously cold scoop (or two) of ice cream. Or for an Italian classic, stop by San Gelato at (read)

Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Magical Beachside Resort

Those who know us know we enjoy making new friends. We were recently delighted to be contacted by Charlene Mixa, a writer for , who was on assignment to cover some resorts on Florida’s northwest coast. Charlene and her husband are well traveled and she's written articles on cities and resorts around the country, from (read)

Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

72-Hour Sale

This great weather has gone to our heads. We want you to enjoy the nice temperatures, blue skies and beautiful beaches here in South Walton and Destin, FL now before summer arrives. We know you're busy, so as an incentive (yes, we know you can't pass up a great deal), we're offering 15% off all South Walton and Destin vacation rentals! To (read)

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

Best Beaches for Feet

Ok, so we're definitely biased here in Destin, Florida that our beaches are the best. So we enjoyed reading the VISIT Florida Insider blog that ranks the beaches in South Walton as the "Best Beaches for Feet." We couldn't agree more. The sand along our shore is quartz crystal, which washed down (read)

Published on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter Weekend is Hoppin'!

If you haven't made your plans to come to the beach in South Walton or Destin, FL this weekend, time is running out!  We still have some spectacular vacation rentals available that would be perfect for you and your family to celebrate the holiday weekend. The line-up of Easter happenings is incredible. Friday begins with art events around (read)

Published on Monday, April 2, 2012

Cruising into Spring

Ahoy matey! The sun is shining in Destin, FL today and we're feeling compelled to get out and explore what's new. We recently learned that Destin's original dolphin cruise, Southern Star Dolphin Cruise, which offers a special rate for Newman-Dailey guests, is introducing the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise this season. Swash bucklers of all ages are (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome Spring!

Welcome spring and all the runners/walkers arriving to South Walton and Destin, FL for the Seaside Half Marathon this weekend! We encourage you to get out and explore the  many new restaurants and businesses that are opening around town. We're excited to go check out the Roof, the name for the second floor observation and serving area, at (read)

Published on Friday, March 2, 2012

American Airlines Increases Flights from Dallas

Coming to the beach just got more convenient for our friends in Texas! With Spring upon us, we were thrilled to hear the news that American Airlines will be doubling the number of flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Fort Walton Beach (VPS). Through their American Eagle affiliate, AA will be flying three times a day (read)

Published on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Celebrate Your Love With Newman-Dailey

We want to help you rekindle the romance this Valentine's Day. The area's beautiful beaches create the perfect setting to fall in love again!  For those staying 3-nights or more, we'll welcome you with champagne and roses upon check-in. Don't forget you also get the Newman-Dailey Advantage Gift Card good for fun-loving activities together (read)

Published on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Early Bird Specials!

What's better than spending time in beautiful Destin, Florida? Being here AND enjoying a free meal, of course! We've been out on the streets seeking the best culinary deals to share with our friends and guests. Yes, it was hard work dining on fresh seafood and savoring delectable meals, but we knew you'd want to know about these great options. Here (read)

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

72-Hour Sale

This great weather is making us feel giddy. Since we're in such a good mood, we decided to offer 15% off our home and townhome rentals if booked in the next 72 hours (by noon CST Sunday, 1/15/12) for winter stays now through Feb. 29. With clear blue skies, shimmering emerald waters and bright white sand, the beach looks spectacular. So we're (read)

Published on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome Winter Guests

We wanted to take a minute to send a big warm Newman-Dailey welcome to all our winter guests. We're delighted to have you with us for the next couple of months. There are lots of activities to keep you busy. From art classes at the Bayou Arts Center to a round of golf on area courses, we're confident you'll find activities that suit your interests. Check out today's (read)

Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Now is a Great Time To Get To Destin For Less!

Vision Airlines is celebrating their Inaugural Flights! Book beach airfare for an incredible $19* each way! Seats are limited and will sell out! Vision Airlines is excited to offer specially priced $19* fares for non-stop flights to Destin / FT. Walton Beach, Florida. Book this limited time $19* offer at or by calling (read)

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beach Renourishment Almost Complete on Holiday Isle

Yesterday the dredger was pumping sand in front of Holiday Surf and Racqet and their schedule is to be complete with the dredging tomorrow. There will be a few days of tidy up work with small movements of sand and removal of equipment. The sand looks great. The dunes are level with the sea walls and extend 30 feet. Below are three pictures. You can (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Into Savings of 15%

Come down to Destin and the Beaches of South Walton for a fun-filled vacation, featuring (of course) our beautiful beaches but also some fantastic annual events, including the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Baytown Wharf Beer Festival, Destin Festival of the Arts and a whole lot more. Book your stay for October 8 - November 15, 2010 and enjoy 15% off our already (read)

Published on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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