Are you a fan of blown glass art? Are you amazed at the works of art created by American Glass Artist Dale Chihuly? If you answered “yes”, you’re going to love the 30A Glass Deer Glassblowing Studio near Destin, Florida.
Owner and artist Brit Deslonde, started her career in 2007. Her training with glass artists led her to a 7-year apprenticeship with local glass artist, Russ Gilbert, owner of Fusion Art Glass in Seaside. Over the years, she honed her skills, and now produces a wide range of pieces, from small objects to large commissioned...
Published on Monday, February 19, 2024
Stand up to the “winter blues” with fresh air and sunshine! Now through Feb. 29, 2024, beach lovers can save $25/night up to $100 savings on 4 nights on a winter getaway. The best part is that sunny offer is good for holidays too! Consider escaping the dreary winter weather and take advantage of the following:
Getaway for New Year’s Eve
South Walton and Destin, Florida is a great location to ring in the New Year! With a variety of celebrations held around town at mid-day, in the evening and at midnight, young and old
Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2023
The time has come to say goodbye to this year, and ring in the New Year! For those staying in Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Destin, Florida on Dec. 31, here’s a round-up of New Year’s Eve 2024 celebrations to ring in the New Year in style.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration is an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage 6 p.m. &ndash
Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2023
We love welcoming families to the beach for Thanksgiving. There is much to be grateful for including our many local restaurants who are offering a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Whether you’re looking for a sit-down meal or meal to-go options, there’s something for everyone at the beach.
The Crab Trap, Destin
The Crab Trap invites you to give thanks on the beach in Destin. The Gulf-front restaurant is open Thanksgiving Day from 11am-7pm. Seating is first come, first serve and the restaurant will feature a traditional
Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Have you ever dreamed of owning a Destin condo or vacation rental home at the beach? Second home ownership can be a great investment as well as a place to create family memories now and for generations to come. By placing your beach home or Destin condo on a rental program, you’ll enjoy supplemental income to help underwrite costs while having your own piece of paradise to enjoy time with family and friends at the beach.
Newman-Dailey real estate agents are experts at helping clients find the perfect property for their lifestyle and
Published on Monday, October 2, 2023
This beautiful 4-bedroom penthouse has it all! Sanctuary at Redfish 3108 a hidden gem along Scenic Highway 30A. The double balconies that look past the lush vegetation on the property out to Big Redfish Lake and the emerald hue waters of the Gulf beyond create a dreamy oasis to relax and let your worries melt away.
Not only is Sanctuary at Redfish a pristine oasis overlooking a rare coastal dune lake, but condominium 3108 will ensure your group feels like royalty. The sleek, modern coastal décor with gold accents ensures every hour
Published on Thursday, March 16, 2023
A spring beach break vacation is a time-honored tradition for many. In an effort to help families stretch their travel budget, Newman-Dailey has brought back its Late Spring Fling deal for 10% off stays in a Newman-Dailey vacation rental between April 16 and May 18, 2023.
Plan your late spring fling to include serene natural attractions and adrenaline-producing watersports. Adventurous families can take advantage of a day on the water with Destin boat rentals or schedule a chartered fishing trip and learn why the area is coined the world&rsquo
Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Whether you’re looking for a celebration vacation for a birthday, anniversary or other life events, Sanctuary at Redfish 1105 aka 'Coastal Confetti' provides the perfect backdrop. With coastal chic décor and aqua-toned accents, this luxury 30A vacation rental is nestled within a preserve, which overlooks a rare coastal dune lake. Relaxation and activity are just outside the door.
The expansive pool deck includes 4 pools, including one seasonally heated, two hot tubs, a firepit, and gas grills. There are chaise lounges for relaxing poolside
Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023
As locals we know we have it good. We are blessed with some of the best restaurants featuring talented chefs and freshest Gulf-caught seafood; a thriving art community of talented local artists and one-of-kind art galleries; a premium outlet center with our favorite brands at reduced prices as well as locally-owned boutiques with trendy finds; incredible live music from visiting artists as well as talented local musicians; lots out of outdoor pursuits and some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. And while it’s hard to select...
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Are you a foodie? Do you love being active and enjoying the outdoors? If you answered, yes, you’ll love this e-bike experience, which serves up activity and delectable fun. We recently headed out on e-bikes from RIDEIT Rentals in Blue Mountain Beach to uncover the best places to eat in Blue Mountain Beach and discovered culinary treasures. If you haven’t had the joy of experiencing an electric bike ride, we’ll warn you it’s addictive. Just start pedaling, set your level of electric boost, and go whizzing down the 30-A bike
Published on Friday, July 15, 2022
While we love visiting iconic 30A and Miramar Beach restaurants and celebrating traditions, we also love to try all the great new offerings that South Walton has to offer. With the help of Visit South Walton, we’ve gathered the highlights of what’s new this summer on 30-A and in Miramar Beach, Florida.
NEW DINING OPTIONS
Commelfo Restaurant (Miramar Beach)
Commelfo offers upscale dishes from French cuisine. Pronounced "Comme-il-Faut" it translates in French to "done the proper way". Known for their lamb, lobster ravioli, beef carpaccio
Published on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
It’s planning time! A time to begin the exciting process of planning your vacations and travel for 2022. While there are endless options, many are opting for hassle-free travel to drivable beaches and South Walton and Destin beaches are often at the top of the list. And for the many return visitors to the area, here’s a round-up of what’s new for 2022 to enhance your next visit to 30A, Miramar Beach or Destin.
30A Cork & Barrel is a high-end bottle shop featuring highly allocated and hard-to-find premium
Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Are you planning a visit to the Destin area? If so, you’ll want to make time to tour our “official” Florida Scenic Byway--Highway 30-A. This quaint two-lane beach road meanders through 12 charming coastal towns that range from New Urbanism Communities such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach to historic beach towns, including Grayton Beach and Seagrove Beach. Up your fun rent a 30A Beach Buggy to drive the 19-mile scenic stretch. On your tour, check out the Most Iconic Spots along 30-A:
Click Here for Video Tour
Stop 1: Justin Gaffrey
Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving! For those celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday along the white sandy shores of Destin and South Walton, Florida, we've rounded up a list of restaurants that are open for the holiday and offering dine-in and carry-out options for Thanksgiving feasts:
Harbor Docks | 11AM – 5PM
Traditional home-style feast at the 27th Harbor Docks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner!
While there is no charge for the meal, donations will be accepted by those capable of making them. All proceeds will benefit local charities.
Published on Monday, November 22, 2021
The Newman-Dailey Resort Properties team recently joined forces with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) to help improve the ecology and water quality of Big Redfish Lake behind Sanctuary at Redfish Resort in Blue Mountain Beach. As one of the area’s 16 coastal dune lakes, Big Redfish Lake is important to the local ecology of the area by providing critical habitat to local species and recreational opportunities for visitors and residents.
Our team rolled up our sleeves and dug in to plant several different types of grasses on the
Published on Friday, October 15, 2021
Are you looking for the best vacation rentals available along Scenic Highway 30A? If you’re seeking luxury and serenity, consider Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. This expansive condominium resort features four pools, two hot tubs, a firepit, four grills, a fitness center, access to a rare coastal dune lake and more. Nestled between Big Redfish Lake, a nature preserve, and Highway 30A, Sanctuary at Redfish combines nature with luxury. The resort feels worlds away yet is just minutes from popular towns, including Seaside, WaterColor
Published on Friday, August 27, 2021
We’ve long known that Scenic Highway 30A is special. In fact, in 2006, the state of Florida took notice designating it as an “official” Florida Scenic Highway. Now, 15 years later, the iconic road has been named a National Scenic Byway by Scenic America , placing this scenic stretch of coastal highway among the ranks of six other scenic Florida roadways, including A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, Big Bend Scenic Byway, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway, Florida Keys Scenic Highway, Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway,
Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021
Spring is in the air and the beach is calling. Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the beach, and for families who are flexible with their travel plans, plan a late spring getaway and save 10% of the standard rate.
Late spring is a sweet spot along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida. With comfortable daytime temperatures, fewer crowds, and fun local events, it's easy to see why locals love late spring.
Take advantage of our Late Spring Fling Special Offer by booking a stay of three nights or more at
Published on Friday, March 12, 2021
Welcome 2021! The New Year brings new beginnings and as such we are welcoming new restaurants and businesses to our community. Thanks to our friends at Visit South Walton who helped us create this list of the new dining options and new businesses that you’ll want to try out on your next South Walton and Destin vacation.
The Citizen (Alys Beach)
On Scenic Highway 30-A in Alys Beach, The Citizen has opened as a coastal tavern with fine indoor, outdoor and take-away dining. An 18-seat bar and 12-seat custom raw bar along with outdoor seating
Published on Monday, February 15, 2021
Destin, Florida is one of the most popular spring break destinations for families with children and teens. Destin’s soft white sand beaches and emerald green waters provide a playground for all ages in an expansive outdoor setting. Beyond the beach, there are a variety of activities and experiences that will allow everyone in your group to have fun! In addition, when you stay with Newman-Dailey, you'll enjoy FREE activities with each day of your stay. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in Destin for Spring Break.
Published on Monday, February 1, 2021
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties awarded Real Estate Agents Heather Green and Shannyn Stevenson as the 2020 Top Producers of the Year. Diane Green was the Top Real Estate Sales Agent for 2020 and Shannyn Stevenson earned Top Listing Agent for 2020.
After earning top accolades in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and now 2020, Heather Green consistently demonstrates she is among the best real estate agents serving 30-A, Miramar Beach, and Destin area. Green employs proven marketing strategies, ranging from home staging to social networking, which results
Published on Monday, January 18, 2021
Are you looking for family-friendly things to do for your upcoming stay in South Walton stay in Miramar Beach or along Scenic Highway 30A? Consider connecting with our natural marine environment through the 30A Sea Life Discovery Center in Grayton Beach. Appleseed Kids Sea Life Discovery Center is a non-profit organization developed to connect kids to the ocean through hands on discovery programs. These programs involve a combination of lab studies, in-field science studies and experiential adventures that share knowledge and support conservation
Published on Monday, February 24, 2020
Are you planning vacations for 2019? If so, we want to help you plan your Destin vacation. Many of our guests enjoy planning their visit during some of the Emerald Coast's best events. Therefore, we've rounded up links to all the best South Walton and Destin festivals and events to help you plan the perfect year of beach getaways.
30A Songwriters Festival
Sandestin Gumbo Festival
30A Wine Festival
Published on Monday, January 7, 2019
Now is a great time to begin planning your next visit to Scenic Highway 30A and a stay at Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach. The beach is beautiful, and you and your friends and family will benefit from time together in a relaxed, secluded coastal setting. The beach is calling and you should answer, here’s why:
The beach is good for your health .
With miles of soft white sand beaches, Sanctuary at Redfish is an oasis for anyone in need of some beach time. In addition to the beauty of the beach, it holds restorative qualities
Published on Friday, June 29, 2018
Gulf Coast Go, a new transportation service in South Walton and Destin, kicks off operations this month, providing a wonderful new option for locals and visitors to get to their destination and enjoy the ride.
Gulf Coast Go has brought in a fleet of double decker buses and trolleys that travel along Highway 98 between Destin and South Walton and along Scenic Higfhway 30-A.
The “hop-on-hop-off” transportation fleet makes traveling to attractions and businesses in Destin , Miramar Beach and 30-A a breeze . Stops are located in beach towns
Published on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
We recently discovered the joys of riding a Pedego electric bicycle. If you’re looking for something new to try and enjoy soaking in fun and feeling like a kid again, this experience is for you! The team at Pedego 30A provide a tutorial on the bike, and most importantly, how to brake. There are three settings—manual, level 1 and level 2. The great part is the rider can go as fast or slow as they wish. Depending on the bike’s battery and wattage, electric bikes can travel at speeds up to 20 mph. There are varying levels of rentals, ranging
Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Spring is here and the sunshine and fresh air has us feeling happy. We want to share our happy with our extended family of guests. For a limited time, we’re offering spring savings on our Destin and South Walton vacation rentals. Stay now through May 19, 2018 and enjoy added savings. Stay two- or three-nights and enjoy 10% off, or stay four-nights or more and enjoy 20% off. (Some restrictions apply, see special offer for details.)
Now that spring break is over and the beaches are slower, the locals are celebrating one of the best
Published on Friday, April 13, 2018
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. Take your children ages 4 and under to the Destin Library at 150 Sibert Ave at 9:30 AM for some early Easter egg hunting. Door prizes, the Easter Bunny itself, and lots of fun await you at the
Published on Tuesday, March 27, 2018
At Newman-Dailey, we love to celebrate, and there is nothing we like more than celebrating success. We recently celebrated an incredibly successful year for our real estate division, which now ranks among the top 5% of real estate companies on the Emerald Coast according to the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors. We also celebrated our top real estate producers for the year. We’re pleased to announce that Real Estate Agents Shannyn Stevenson and Heather Green were our Top Real Estate Producers for the Year. Shannyn Stevenson was the Top
Published on Monday, March 26, 2018
Looking for a sanctuary by the sea? We’ve got it in Blue Mountain Beach. Nestled along one of South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes, Sanctuary at Redfish is perched atop a coastal bluff with the lake to the west and a preserve to the east. This dreamy location along Scenic Highway 30A is coveted by those who dream of getting away from it all without giving up modern luxuries and amenities. For today’s Window Wednesday, we’re excited for feature our two new vacation rental condominiums at Sanctuary at Redfish #2109 and #1114. Sanctuary at Redfish #2109
Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
One of the joys of a Destin beach vacation is capturing the moments and memories that will last a lifetime. To help ensure this special moment in time is remembered forever, many families enjoy scheduling a beach portrait session with a professional photographer. There are dozens of photographers along the Emerald Coast and each has a different specialty. Here are some of the best beach portrait photographers depending on your budget and goals:
Best Photographer on the Emerald Coast: Roland Moriarty
Voted “Best Photographer of the Emerald
Published on Monday, November 27, 2017
Fall is one of our favorite seasons to eat, drink and be merry in South Walton and along Florida's Emerald Coast. We recently highlighted the Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Eggs on the Beach, then we told you about the diverse array of local seafood at the Destin Seafood Festival, and now we’re excited to share the incredible coastal cuisine that will be featured at the Harvest Wine & Food Festival. From November 2 – 5, 2017 in the town of WaterColor on 30A, the Harvest Wine & Food Festival will celebrate a wide variety of fine wines as
Published on Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting the beach is a fun and memorable experience. Whether you've come to simply relax on the beach or want to swim and enjoy recreational water activities, there are some important things to know when visiting the beach and enjoying our local waterways. Along the beaches of South Walton and Destin, we use the Florida Department of Environmental Protection beach flag warning system to alert beach goers of surf conditions. Conditions in the Gulf can change throughout the day and at times can elevate to RED or DOUBLE RED
Published on Friday, May 26, 2017
With the spectacular fall temperatures along the Emerald Coast, our guests have been asking about outdoor activities in and around Destin that are beyond the beach. In addition to recommending a visit to the Destin Harbor to watch the local fisherman unloading the day’s catch, an afternoon meeting the animal ambassadors at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and a hike along one of the many nature trails within area state parks, we have another great suggestion. A horseback ride through Point Washington State Forest at Arnette's Gulfside Trails...
Published on Monday, November 21, 2016
Life is full of special moments and if you don’t take time to celebrate, you’re missing out. It’s so easy to just keep going with life as usual but we’re here to remind you to take time to celebrate life! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, reunion or just time together with friends, Newman-Dailey created the Celebration Vacation package to make your celebration even more memorable. (and because who doesn’t like free stuff?) The Celebration Vacation includes: - A bottle of Champagne - $50 Silver Sands Premium Outlets Gift Card - Silver Sands
Published on Friday, September 9, 2016
As we continue this week’s celebration of local craft beer and breweries, we were excited to learn about the 30A Craft Beer & Spirits Festival , coming to Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. The festival is a collaborative effort between Chan’s Wine World and new Craft Bar in Grayton Beach on Hwy 30A. The two-day event kicks of Friday, Sept. 30 with the “Best Band on the Emerald Coast”, Heritage, performing live music from 6 to 9 p.m. The party continues on Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring old-school funk rhythms and classic rock riffs
Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016