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Shopping for the Holidays in Destin

As we welcome the holiday season, many of our guests are asking for recommendations for the best shops in Destin with one-of-a-kind items for a special gift for a friend or a loved one. Along Florida's Emerald Coast, we’re lucky to have many locally-owned, small businesses that carry unique, limited-quantity and hand-made items that are perfect for gift giving. Here’s some of our recommendations for gift ideas when shopping in the South Walton and Destin area:  QUEORK. Our friend Amanda Dailey brought QUEORK to the Emerald Coast Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 28, 2016

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 greeted on-board by Captain Matt and explore all three indoor and outdoor decks of the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht. Whether it’s inside the elegant dining room with panoramic windows or on the open air Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Friday Shopping in Destin, Give the Gift of a Destin Vacation

Families around the country are preparing for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. The challenge for many is what to buy for the family member that has it all. Research shows experiential gifts are what many family members want. According the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2015 holiday spending survey, about 37 percent would like to receive an experiential gift. In support of this 2016 gift giving trend, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has introduced the Destin vacation rental gift certificate , which also includes special Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 18, 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 are no exception. Starting on Dec. 10, the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin welcomes Playground Music Center’s “A Tuba Christmas” with more than 30 brass Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 14, 2016

Best Free Destin Activities with the Newman Dailey Gift Card

We were recently reminded that some of the best things in life are free. So true! It cost nothing to sit on the beach at sunset and marvel at the magnificent colors in the sky after the sun dips into the Gulf. There is also no charge to walk for miles along Destin's white sand beaches searching for sand dollars and other beach finds. As an added bonus, vacationers staying in participating Newman-Dailey vacation rentals enjoy free Destin activities through the  Newman-Dailey Gift Card . Here’s a round-up of the best free Destin activities Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 7, 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 be glad you decided to gather within a relaxing, coastal setting to give thanks and celebrate time with loved ones. (The best part is that when the celebration is complete, the Newman-Dailey housekeeping... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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