PACKING TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT BEACH VACATION
Beach vacations are all about having fun and relaxing. But when it comes time to packing for the trip it can become overwhelming. Packing is all about being organized so here are a few tips you can follow while packing.
To ensure you pack absolutely everything you need, and leave behind everything you don’t.
Be honest with yourself about what you’re likely to be doing and wearing on your trip. If you’re packing something purely for a what-if scenario, you should take it out of your suitcase.
Many folks just fold up clothes and toss them in their bag. Big mistake, there is a way to save space.
1.Pack socks inside shoes.
2.Roll your items and stow them in your bag. You’ll be amazed how much more you can pack in a bag when you roll your clothes.
Now that you have a few tips to pack your bag, you are all ready to enjoy your vacation in the Emerald Coast. Contact us to book your Destin Waterfront Condo today, you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful ocean views and sunsets you´ll ever see. Book today!
Snowbird Activities in Destin
The 2018-2019 Snowbird season is right around the corner. As temperatures across the country begin to get frigidly cold, here on the Emerald Coast we get to enjoy average daily highs in the 60’s. This is the perfect weather for you to enjoy a vast array of snowbird activities in Destin.
The winter season in Destin allows snowbirds to head outdoors without the dreaded heat slowing you down. Our sunny winter days are perfect for playing golf, tennis, walking on the beach and cruising on bicycles. Just a short drive from Breakers East you will find award winning golf courses to play a round of 18 holes. If a relaxing walk on the beach is more to your liking, Breakers East is directly on Destin’s signature white sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Take a late afternoon stroll and witness one of the best sunsets you will ever see.
Breakers East offers the best Destin, Florida condos for your vacation. Our two bedroom beachfront condos are fully furnished and offer incredible views of Destin. We have resort level amenities including a beachfront swimming pool, poolside patio and tennis courts. Located in downtown Destin, Breakers East also provides easy access to wonderful surrounding attractions and fine dining.
Make the most of the winter season in Destin and experience why Snowbirds love staying at Breakers East. Leave the cold behind and come enjoy endless summer-like nights on the Emerald Coast.
In the mood for a leisurely walk or some shopping? Check out these locations
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Donut Hole Bakery Café
Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi
McGuire’s Irish Pub
Kelly Plantation Golf Course
Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club
Emerald Bay Golf Club
For more information on snowbird activities in Destin or questions about accommodations please contact us at 850-259-3486. We look forward to serving you during this upcoming snowbird season.
Fun Water Activities in the Emerald Coast
A vacation to Florida’s Emerald Coast is not complete until you have taken a dip in the refreshing ocean water. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the water other than just jumping right in. Here are some fun and exciting water activity ideas:
– Paddle Boarding
– Conquering the Wave Runner
– Boat Rental
– Fishing Charter
– Big Kahuna’s Water Park
– Jet Skiing
– Dolphin Tours
– Visit a turtle sanctuary or the Gulfarium.
With an abundance of fun water activities for your family and friends, there is no other place better to vacation than the Emerald Coast. When you plan your Florida summer vacation, give Breakers East Condos a call to book the best condo rental in Destin today.
Let us make you feel at home and help you make the best memories of an exciting summer vacation.
Beat the Florida Heat: Fun Indoor Activities
A vacation along the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida can create some of the best memories with your friends and family. But when the heat gets too intense, trying to do outdoor activities become a little bit difficult, especially if you have young children along with you. Here are some tips and ideas for activities when all you want to do is stay cool:
– Visit a museum. Museums are always a great way to enjoy and learn about the place you are visiting. Learning about the local history will also give you other activity ideas to add on your to do list.
– Restaurant Hopping. Trying different foods is also a great way to explore the local area when you are on vacation. Plenty of restaurants offer great views while allowing you to stay out of the heat. Also, the foods of the places you visit tell a whole story about the local people and history.
– Escape Room Games. The only way you will be breaking a sweat in an escape room is because you will be feeling the pressure to escape under 60 minutes! Escape rooms are a great and fun group activity.
– Enjoy a film at Destin Commons’ AMC Theater. A summer flick is always a great choice if you and your family just want to relax in a cool environment. How laid back you will feel will depend on your movie choice!
– Visit the Eden Gardens State Park. The local historic home offers a tour of the Wesley House. Stay cool indoors while the tour touches base on the history of its previous occupants and how the home came about.
– Shopping. Shopping is a fun default activity! There are plenty of great shopping to explore throughout the Emerald Coast.
When all else fails, you and your family could always enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in the beautiful emerald waters of the Emerald Coast!
Contact us today and check availability! Let us take care of you on your next vacation.
Things to Keep in Mind while on Vacation in Destin, FL
The range of things to do in Destin, Florida are nearly endless. From the beach, to shopping, to the great local food, you are sure to find something to do in our local area. After all, you are here to have fun and make memories. To ensure you don’t get roped into doing other things while on vacation, we have a few tips for your next Emerald Coast escape.
Don’t get Lost in Technology
Don’t get caught up on work tasks while on vacation. To really bond and make memories with friends and family, you need to disconnect from technology whenever possible. To really make the most lasting memories, try to put technology away until after the vacation.
Do Something you’ve Never Done
When you are on vacation, you’re forging new memories. In order to do that, you need to find things that you don’t usually do in your normal routine. If you are traveling in a group, find things to do that everyone in your group will enjoy.
Don’t Forget to Enjoy Yourself
You planned your vacation to the Emerald Coast to enjoy everything the beautiful Gulf has to offer. Go scuba diving, go shopping, or enjoy the beach. Whatever you decide to do, the point is that you relax and not worry about everyday life during your stay.
Does Destin, FL sound like the next place that will help you unwind and relax? Contact our friendly staff to help you plan your next vacation at our Destin condos today!
Mother’s Day Getaway to Destin
Treat your mother to a nice end of spring Destin getaway this Mother’s Day. There is no one more deserving of some relaxation than your mother. Plan a trip for mom and have her enjoy a restful stay at our condos in Destin. Breakers East offers the perfect getaway vacation setting your mother will truly enjoy.
Mother’s Day Ideas
Delight your mom to a relaxing day – A day at the spa is the perfect way to help your mom unwind and relax this Mother’s Day. This could be as simple as getting her nails done or setting up an appointment for a massage.
Experience the beach – Destin, FL is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches. Take your mom on the many miles of beach to catch some sun. A day on the scenic gulf coast beaches would be a great idea of a day out that any mom would appreciate.
Shopping – Destin has many shopping malls in the area. Your mom is sure to find something new to add to her wardrobe. There is the Destin Commons that isn’t very far from our Destin condos and The Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach.
Begin your plans to visit the Emerald Coast with mom this Mother’s Day. Our staff can help you get started on arranging your stay at Breakers East. Contact us today for more information!
April Showers: Rainy Day in Destin
A rainy day on the Northwest Florida Panhandle doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. Enjoying your vacation should be your top priority and there are still lots of things to do on a rainy day in Destin, FL. When the weather isn’t in your favor, it’s time to consider other options to continue the fun.
Spend time at a Museum – Get a taste of the area’s rich history and visit the Indian Temple mound located in Fort Walton Beach. The museum gives locals and visitors the opportunity to see a famous archaeological site in Florida. While you’re in Fort Walton Beach, take the time to visit the Emerald Coast Science Center. They have tons of hands on learning activities and guided programs for children. The whole family is sure to have a blast.
Watch a Movie – A rainy day is the perfect day to catch a newly released movie with the family. The AMC Destin Commons 14 is just a short drive from our Destin condos and features all the newest flicks.
Bowling – Bowling is a great activity that will keep the family active while still being indoors. In Destin, there are a few family friendly bowling options. At Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill, you can enjoy a full menu while bowling, and at Hurricane Lanes you’ll get a classic bowling and arcade experience.
Whether you decide on a movie, going to the museum, or bowling, just remember that you are on vacation. It’s the time for you to relax and enjoy moments with your family. Ready to book your vacation? Contact our team for more information on our long term and short term stays.
The Must See Beaches Near Destin
When the weather warms up here in the Panhandle, we begin to see more tourists and locals flock to the beaches. So which beaches are the hidden gems near our Destin condos? We reveal the jewels of Destin—the must-visit beaches you have to see on your next trip to Breakers East.
Henderson Beach – Henderson Beach is a protected state park with 6,000 square feet of pristine shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. There is a six dollar entrance fee for every car, but it’s worth it to see this beauty.
John Beasley Park – Beasley Park is a family friendly public beach with plenty of scenic beauty to brag about. Conveniently located between Destin and Okaloosa Island, this is a breathtaking place to relax with the family and enjoy the beach.
The Shores at Crystal Beach – Crystal Beach is a little known gem hidden among homes in the heart of Destin. With several public beach accesses in the area, you can feel like a local and avoid crowds. Take time to stroll through the iconic pastel-colored neighborhoods of Crystal Beach too.
During your next stay at our Destin condos, make some time to visit these beautiful beaches. Take home the memories of sugar white sands and warm, emerald waters. Contact us today for more information!
New Recognition of the Emerald Coast
Destin, Florida lies in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. It’s one of the few places in the U.S. where you will find powder-white sand beaches and emerald green ocean waters. Recently, Florida’s Emerald Coast was named the 10th Best in the U.S. destinations to see in 2017 by Lonely Planet. It is no surprise that this area of Florida is getting more and more recognition as a tourist destination.
Why Visit the Emerald Coast?
You can always, of course, hit the beach. Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach offer many options for beach access.
Aside from the beaches, there are also many activities that are popular in the area. For example, you could get out and paddle board or kayak the scenic waters. There are also boat cruises available to enjoy the water and even see the abundance of wild life in the Gulf.
Discover the areas rich military history. With many military bases located within the Emerald Coast, the military presence is felt throughout the community. Take time to visit the military museums in the area. Learn about military aircraft during the World War II era at Eglin Air Force Base Armament museum. Or a few miles away you can find the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, FL.
As you can see there is no shortage of things to do on the Emerald Coast. Stay at our condos in Destin on your next family trip and discover the list-winning Emerald Coast. Contact us today for more information.
Winter Fun in Destin Florida
The scenic emerald waters of the Destin beaches bring tourists flocking in during the summer months. But what is there to do during the winter time in Destin, FL? Although some of the major tour companies close up for the winter, there is plenty to do during winter in Destin. Find some of the top picks near our Destin condos below.
Much to do in Destin
Sandestin Ice Skating Rink- It is possible to skate in warm weather while on the Emerald Coast. Come to the village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin and enjoy the yearly ice skating rink between November 1st and January 31st. The ice skating rink is located inside a white tent and is a great activity to do with the family. There is really nothing like ice skating in Florida with 70 degree weather outside.
Gulfarium fun with the Family – The Gulfarium is open year round 7 days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Gulfarium is a must see in the winter as the crowds are smaller allowing you to enjoy all the great animal encounters available at the park. Right now you can enjoy the year pass at 40% off until December 31st.
Beach Bonfire – If you are looking to stay warm these winter months, what better way then surrounded by friends at a beach bonfire. Rentals include chairs and campfire s’mores. Get more information on 30A beach bonfire this winter and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Ready for your winter stay at our Destin condos? Contact our office today to get started!