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Ringing in 2018 in Destin - New Year’s Eve Celebrations Along the Emerald Coast

Are you planning to ring in 2018 in South Walton or Destin, Florida? If so, there are lots of great options for your New Year’s Eve celebration in and around Destin.  Here’s a roundup of the hottest spots to say farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 along the Emerald Coast:  Noon Year's Eve at LuLu’s (Destin) -  The 3rd Annual Noon Year's Eve begins at 10 a.m. on New Year's Eve day, Sunday, December 31. It will be non-stop, free, kid-friendly fun for the whole family. Noon Year's Eve kicks off with a sandcastle building Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 28, 2017

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 the beach bum vibe. Shunk Gulley is serving up a dozen delicious raw oysters for only $8 all day every day. Named after a historic reef that was a secret fishing goldmine, Shunk Gulley is focused on Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Dinner in Destin

We're enjoying welcoming our extended family of guests for their holiday celebration and many have asked us "What restaurants are open for Christmas in Destin?"  Our team has compiled a list of the best South Walton and Destin restaurants offering holiday meals for Christmas:      Grande Vista Bar & Grille (Destin) - Enjoy a three course Christmas feast. $35/person (plus tax and gratuity), Christmas menu served 11am-close.   Regular menu available Christmas Eve.  Located at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mezcal Mexican Grill Brings a Fresh Take on Mexican to Miramar Beach

Craving a Mexican-style meal? Si, mi amigos. We're exctied to share that there is a new option for delicious Mexican cuisine in Miramar Beach—Mezcal Mexican Grill at the Seascape Towne Centre. Mezcal combines traditional with local. Authentic Mexican recipes are infused with a coastal Southern flair. The culinary team sources fresh, local products, relying on seasonal produce and fresh Gulf seafood to create delicious entrees that satisfy and delight locals and visitors alike.  Mezcal brings a fresh take on Mexican. With signature Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 18, 2017

Pizza by the Sea Coming to the Market Shops in 2018

The wildly popular Pizza by the Sea with three locations along Highway 30A in Santa Rosa Beach is expanding. Pizza by the Sea is opening its fourth location in Market Shops in Miramar Beach in February 2018 just in time for the area’s busy spring season. The Market Shops is located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Pizza by the Sea is joining a collection of restaurants, including the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Winner, Bijoux, as well as more casual eateries, including DIG and Ben & Jerry’s.  Deemed &ldquo Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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. The men who read our magazine like good restaurants.”   The “Mad Men” – era language reflected notions that restaurants were for businessmen who mostly wanted steaks, lobsters Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

Santa and Snowbirds Arrive in Destin this December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Destin is decorated in its holiday best as we welcome Santa and our first flock of snowbirds for the winter season. As our winter guests arrive to town, we look forward to quickly getting you acclimated to your winter home and wanted to start with some of the fun activities taking place around town as well as 2018 events planned by the Destin Snowbird Club.  Holiday Festivities: The City of Destin’s 33rd Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10am . This year Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 4, 2017

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