April 2013

Found 13 blog entries for April 2013.

Located in Santa Rosa Beach, Carson Oaks provides many great features, including New Orleans style homes. The luxury of this neighborhood is shown through all of the elements found on Mack Bayou Road. With the unique style of home, along with the huge oak trees, this isn't the typical beach neighborhood.


Residents of this neighborhood enjoy many amenities including a huge neighborhood swimming pool, monthly lawn maintenance, a private boat launch, boat docks, boat storage and a beautiful park. All of these amenities are covered by the Home Owner's Association dues each resident pays and make this a great community for those with boats. The HOA dues are $200/month and cover all the amenities, along with landscaping and other services throughout the…
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Gator Beach in Destin offers plenty of fun, great food and more. Whether you're looking for a place to take your class or you just want to have fun as a family, Gator Beach is a great choice. This attraction provides unique experiences within a great learning environment.

Fudpucker's is the restaurant on site and serves up some delicious food for you to enjoy before heading over to see the gators. Eat in the restaurant before spending time with the gators and try the fried pickles. With many delicious food items from burgers to fresh fish, the entire family can find something delicious for lunch or dinner. The restaurant has over 20 years of serving guests under its belt and many locals love the food.

At Gator Beach

Gator Beach - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/neepster/344282065/

After eating in the restaurant,

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Kelly Plantation Golf Club was awarded four and one-half stars by Golf Digest and is one of the most visually impressive golf courses in northwest Florida. It's located along the Choctawhatchee Bay and is an 18-hole semi-private course featuring designs from Fred Couples and Gene Bates. The course measures over 7,000 years from the back tees and provides a challenge for all skill levels.

file0001061872414_250The panoramic view from hole #4 is absolutely amazing and it's just one of the spectacular holes on the course. With miles of waterfront, 11 lakes (one over 7 acres in size), Palmettos and Magnolias, you can be sure to enjoy a great round of golf. Not only is this a great place for golfers, but also a fine backdrop for a wedding, corporate outing or a number of other

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Finding something to do in Destin, other than going to the beach or playing golf, isn't always easy. There's plenty to do throughout the area, but many new residents don't know about all the fun things throughout the area. Act4Murder is one of the secrets found in Destin with plenty of mysterious fun waiting for you. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal and a show full of mystery, murder and a touch of comedy.


Shows are held at restaurants throughout the area and they perform at private events, as well. Here's a look at the upcoming performances, locations and prices.

  • April 25th - Deadly Vows will be held at Angus Steakhouse in Pensacola for $50.
  • May 12th - Deadly Vows will be held at French Quarter Grill in Niceville for $45.
  • May 16th - Red
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Florida Pirate Ship - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shonna1968/2573262812/Destin is home to one of the Florida Pirate Ships and provides many different types of cruises for families, adults and kids. This is an interactive experience with storytelling, sword fights, water gun battles, singing, dancing and treasure hunting. Whether you want to enjoy a unique family experience or you want to spend time on a more mature cruise, there's something for everybody.

Buccaneer Treasure Hunt Cruise

A cruise for all ages with undiscovered treasure and a friendly crew, the Treasure hunt cruise begins in Destin Harbor and will head to the Choctawhatchee Bay. This cruise is full of adventure and fun, with the merry band of Buccaneers ready to train and entertain your children. Parents can relax and watch their children have fun or join in

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If you enjoy white sandy beaches with pristine turquoise colored water, a day trip to Henderson Beach State Park should be added to your "to-do" list. This is an all-natural park with scrub oaks, dune rosemary and sand pines throughout. The boardwalks provides access for fishing, sunbathing and swimming.

Henderson Beach State Park - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rexworld/3661042296/

With six pavilions throughout, families can enjoy picnicking, grilling or just a little time out of the sun, when necessary. Spend time at the playground, enjoy the nature trails or just relax on the beach. Taking a walk through the nature trails will provide a look at the dune ecosystem and plenty of wildlife. The trails are pet friendly, as well.


If you really want to get the most out of your trip to Henderson Beach State Park, make it

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Many perks come along with owning real estate in Destin and one of them is the ability to enjoy the Destin Harbor whenever you prefer. This part of the city offers plenty to do and something for everybody. Not only do you get to enjoy the view of the water, but also the many water activities, fishing, land activities and dining.

The harbor is home to the largest fishing fleet in the state of Florida and is known for off shore fishing charters, deep-sea excursions and bottom fishing. However, there's more to the harbor than just fishing. Many enjoy other water activities, such as Jet Ski rentals and windsurfing.


What to Expect at Destin Harbor

Spending some time down at the tocks will provide you with a true experience of the "Heart of Destin".

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If you want to enjoy one of "The Best Waterparks in America", according to the Travel Channel, you need to head on down to the Big Kahuna's waterpark. It was closed for the 2012 season, but has reopened for the public. Featuring over 40 attractions, this is a fun day for the entire family.


Enjoy the popular rides and slides, such as Bombs Away Bay, Hammerhead, Cobra Twister and the Maui Pipeline Speed Slides or spend time relaxing on the Lazy River. There's something for all age ranges including a kid's area and an adventure park to enjoy after you've had enough of the water. Whether you want to enjoy the park as a group or just bring the kids, it’s a day you will remember.

The adventure park features mini golf, sky coaster rides, the cyclone ride and

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Found along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Village of Baytowne Wharf is full of shops, restaurants, an active nightlife and more. Many festivals and events happen here perfect for the entire family. The village is found within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and is a great place for a weekend vacation, an afternoon away or just an evening out. Becoming a homeowner allows you to experience the Baytowne Wharf as often as you want.

There's no cost to visit the Village and you can even bring your dog with you. Guests can fish in the lagoon or enjoy one of the regular events, such as the Wednesday Night Concert Series featuring some of the top bands in the Southeast. Whether you just want to enjoy shopping and dinner or you visit for one of

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upcoming_events_2023Destin has already seen five-time Tony Award Nominated Musical "Rock of Ages" come to town and there's quite a bit more on the schedule. With spring in full swing, it's a great time of the year to enjoy some of the great events coming to the area. Here's a list of the major choices for your entertainment pleasure in April.


Presented by "On the Coast Magazine" from 12pm to 4pm on April 6th and 7th, this weekend event provides fun for the whole family. It will happen at HarborWalk Village and will include kid-friendly entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting, sidewalk murals, local artist demonstrations, kite making and much more. The Emerald Coast Irish Dancers Ballet will perform, along with other entertainment choices.

Golf & Dine

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