May 2013

Found 14 blog entries for May 2013.

The place to be in Destin is called Nightown. This is a staple of the nightlife found in the area and perfect for tourists and locals. The club features all types of musical entertainment and will bring you out of the boredom you're experiencing.

Upcoming Events

The club consistently has great events planned from paint parties to Euro nights. You can enjoy plenty of great events including:

  • Surrender the Booty Pirate Party! - June 1st
  • Euro Night - Every Wednesday
  • Krewella Live in Concert - June 6th
  • 80's, 90's & 00's Retro Party - June 7th
  • Pandora’s Box Party with DJ - June 14th
  • Ying Yang Twins Live - June 15th
  • Ladies Night - June 28th

Atmosphere

Nightown caters to the laides with plenty of security, service and premium drinks.

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file0001486971164_250The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is coming to the Baytown Marina June 19th through 23rd. This is one of the top ten big money tournaments in the world and a growing tournament in the Gulf Coast area. The tournament is sanctioned by the World Billfish Series and it's for serious anglers looking to win a large payout and receive the spoils only the victor deserves.

The tournament is a "modified release" tournament and provides release points for blue marlin, sailfish, white marlin and spearfish. Cash categories also include tuna, wahoo and dolphin. Individual angler trophies and many other awards will be given out. Along with the fishing tournament, the event features plenty of family fun and other events.

Facts About the Tournament

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file0002092232223_250The Fort Walton Beach Golf Club is city owned and provides a great round of golf at an affordable price. Many say this is one of the finest city-owned facilities you'll find in the northern part of Florida. It's not like other city courses, which don't live up to the beauty of what many Florida golf courses offers. This one provides two 18-hole courses with great scenery, challenges and something for all golfers.

The Pine Course measures 6,800 yards from the back tees and plays through an upland pine forest, while the Oaks Course is shorter at only 6,400 yards and features oak-lined fairways with plenty of water hazards. This is a full service facility with a beautiful clubhouse, locker rooms and so much more. The club plays host to many charity

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Destin features many events throughout Memorial Day weekend to help you celebrate the holiday. If you've been given a three-day weekend, like most, you'll want to make the most of it. Here are a few of the best events happening throughout the weekend.

SunVenture Dolphin, Sunset & Fireworks Memorial Day Cruise from SunQuest Cruises

If you want to take a cruise out on the waters, enjoy fireworks and see the dolphins, this is a great family excursion to enjoy. The SunVenture I Catamaran will take you out on the waters to watch the dolphins play in the water. You'll have a prime seat for the Memorial Day fireworks show, as well. This is perfect for couples and families.

Cost is $38 for adults and $25 for children 2 to 14 years of age. Group rates are

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golf_005_300If you want to feel like you're on vacation every day of the year, a membership at the Emerald Bay Golf Club will provide the resort golfing experience you deserve. The course is located along the Choctawahatchee Bay and provides some of the best views in the area. It's a Bob Cupp designed course and known as one of the premier championship courses in the area. You can enjoy many water and garden views within this gated community, as you play your round.

You can find the course located between South Walton and Destin, making it very convenient for everybody in the area. It's just a short drive from all the most popular neighborhoods near Destin, Florida. The course is open to the public, but maintains the same services found at private country clubs.

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The Concerts in the Village series has begun and it's time to enjoy some great music throughout the summer. This ten-week series features some very talented acts and provides a great way to enjoy time away from the kids or as a family. The concerts happen at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. Here's a list of the performers in this year's series.

  • Ron Adams "Reflections" Show - May 16th
  • China Grove - May 23rd
  • Deja Vu - May 30th
  • The Mike Veal Band - June 6th
  • Craig Woolard Band - June 13th
  • Heritage - June 20th
  • Alter Eagles - June 27th
  • David Seering - July 3rd

The concert series was voted at one of the top ten things to do in Northwest Florida by Florida Travel & Tourism Guide. It features many types of

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SunQuest Cruises provides one of the best choices for your next date night, wedding or just for a memorable night out with friends and family. It's been voted as the best of weddings three years in a row, along with many other awards. SunQuest offers cruises for most major holidays, family cruises, dinner cruises and private event cruises.

Dinner & Dancing Cruise

This cruise lasts about 3 hours and provides a chef-prepared meal with live entertainment. The Yacht cruises through the Choctawhatchee Bay and provides plenty of fun for the entire family. With a delicious menu featuring a seared beef fillet and gulf shrimp, this is the perfect cruise for your next date night. Other choices on the menu include a filet with crab cakes, fresh gulf fish with

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fish_001_250If you want to experience all the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, you need to spend a little time at the Destin History & Fishing Museum. The museum features a 100-foot wall exhibit showing the Gulf floor in all its color. You can also see a huge antique fishing rod and reel collection, which is one of the most unique in the country. It even features a Penn Reel, which belonged to Ernest Hemingway.

As you walk through the museum, you'll get an idea of what life was like in Destin before electricity. You can visit the original Destin Post Office building next to the museum. The museum also feature The Primrose, which was constructed in 1925 and is the oldest fishing boat still around. Take in the vintage photography collection from early settlers, boats,

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file000329598151_300The 3rd Annual Sandestin Beach Bicycle Tour will be held from May 17th to 19th. This is quickly becoming the top bike tour on the Emerald Coast of Florida. While riding throughout the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, you'll be able to enjoy beautiful scenery, the Florida sun and plenty of gorgeous beaches. Rest stops will be available throughout the ride including Grayton Beach and many other areas.

Bikers can select from three different routes including the 15-mile, 30-mile and 60-mile routes. Each route is flat and will provide Gulf views, along with other scenic views. The event will start on Friday night with packet pick up at Robin's Bike and Fitness. The rides will begin on Saturday and Sunday at 8am at the Baytowne Marina with instructions at

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golf_002_500Golfers will enjoy their time at Indian Bayou Golf Course with three unique nine-hole courses. Each one features signature holes and provides a different challenge for all types of golfers. The forgiving fairways, undulating greens, beautiful pines and sparkling lakes provide an amazing golfing experience. Indian Bayou is known as one of the best course in Northwest Florida and includes the following three nine-hole courses:

  • Choctaw Course - These nine holes will provide a challenge all golfers. Distance and control are important on this course with two par five holes measuring over 550 yards. The entire nine measures 3,464 yards from the back tees.
  • Creek Course - This course features quite a bit of water and challenges the accuracy of golfers. It
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