June 2013

Found 10 blog entries for June 2013.

red_snapper_250Whether you enjoy fishing or you prefer someone else catch and prepare your seafood, it's time for Red Snapper in Destin. Back in April, the decision to extend the Red Snapper season, for what is known as, "The Luckiest Fishing Village" in the world, was granted. The first week of June, just about every boat that went out, came back with beautiful and soon to be, delicious Red Snapper.

The season has been extended through July 14th, which gives everybody an extra 44 days of fishing for this amazing species. The decision to extend the fishing season what made by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission because of the increase in the population of Red Snapper.

Many area fishermen and women are very happy with the decision because this is

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As if you needed more reasons than the beautiful beaches and the amazing weather, found in the panhandle of Florida. Well, there are many other great reasons to move to Destin Florida. Besides the tropical climate and white sandy beaches, here are a few other reasons why so many people relocate to this area every year.

Employment

The number one reason anybody relocates to a new city is for a job opportunity. Destin is no different with plenty of jobs found throughout the area. There's a wide array of opportunities throughout Destin and the surrounding cities. Many people find jobs in a number of different industries when they move here.

Schools

Some of the best public and private schools in the state are found in Destin. When you choose a

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golf_course_02_250If you moved to Florida or plan to move to Florida for the amazing golf courses, you certainly won't be disappointed. This state is one of the best choice for golfers because of the amazing weather throughout most of the year and the abundance of championship golf courses found throughout the state. Destin is no different and provides many great golfing choices close by. Here are the top choices for your next round.

Kelly Plantation Golf Course

Known as, "The Crown Jewel of the Emerald Coast", this Fred Couples designed course provides a captivating round for all golfers. It was rated as a 4 1/2 star course by Golf Digest and provides both a scenic experience and a great round of golf. The rates range from $59 to $139 per round depending on the season

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Destin is a great place to enjoy the beach as a visitor or as a resident. Understanding which beaches are the best will help you choose the right place for your next beach excursion. Here are the top beaches found in and near Destin, Florida.

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James Lee Park


This beach isn't always found in the travel guides or named as the top, but if you ask the locals, they'll tell you it's awesome. The blue-green waters are clear and offset the white sand perfectly. Enjoy the beach, along with a seafood restaurant and many other amenities here.

Henderson Beach State Park

Probably the most popular beach in Destin, Henderson Beach State Park is unspoiled and provides a tranquil environment. You can enjoy the full facilities, take a picnic to the beach or just

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If you're considering moving to Destin, Florida, it's important to know what the city offers. This area of Florida is most known for the beautiful white sand beaches, golf courses and excellent weather throughout the year. However, there's more to Destin than just what's found in the travel guides.

The city covers about eight square miles and gives residents the small town feel with big city amenities. This is an excellent place to spend your retirement, raise a family or enjoy the peaceful life near some of the best beaches in the world.

Residents enjoy a dozen public access points to the many beautiful beaches, along with potential private access points. Many of the top amenities are found off Emerald Coast Parkway, which is the main road. The

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Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club is one of the best kept secrets you'll find throughout the Emerald Coast. Located in Shalimar, Florida along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, this course provides plenty of beautiful views of Northwest Florida. The 18-hole championship course measures just over 6,700 yards and provides a Finger-Dye design all golfers can enjoy.

The club boasts an award as one of the Southeast's top 50 development courses named by Golf Week. You're always treated like a champion here as you enjoy the natural surroundings of the beautiful course. With mature trees, strategically placed bunkers, well-kept fairways and manicured greens every golfer will find a pristine playing surface with plenty to offer.

Not only does the club

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Finding the right things to do at night isn't always easy. Destin is full of lively events, comedy clubs, late-night activities, bars and more for adults. Here's a list of some of the top places to go after hours.

1. Café Thirty-A

Considered by many as one of the best places to pick up an oak-fired pizza, this restaurant provides a diverse menu and plenty of fun. The bar serves up incredible specialty martinis and has a great wine list with plenty of champagnes and other adult beverages available. You can even spend time dining outside on the open deck.

2. Nightown

Another hotspot found in Destin is called Nightown. This is a warehouse-like building set up as a nightclub, allowing paid patrons to show off their dance moves to some of the hottest

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jet_skiing_220Boogie Watersports provides everything from parasailing to jet skiing giving you plenty of options for the entire family. If you want to go on a dolphin tour or you just want to rent a jet ski and spend some time on the water, this is one of the best options in Destin, Florida for all your water fun.

Glass Bottom Boat

If you want to take one of the most unique cruises in the area, you need to take a cruise on the glass bottom boat from Boogie Watersports. You can enjoy underwater viewing of dolphins and many other sea creatures, along with bird feeding, sightseeing and discussions about all the wildlife. Glass bottom boat tours are available Monday through Saturday at 10am, 2 pm and 6pm. They are also available on Sundays at 1pm.

Parasailing

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Regatta Bay Golf Club is found along the Choctawhatchee Bay and is a course you'll never forget. This first-rate golf course provides plenty of wetlands with perfectly placed bunkers, natural water hazards and one of the best Florida golfing experiences in the area.

Regatta provides two signature holes with a great design from Robert Walker. He comes from the Palmer Course Design team and provides an excellent eye for the golf course. The par four 7th hole provides huge guardian bunkers and the par five 18th gives you a snaking fairway with a lake running down the entire hole. This is very similar to the design of the TPC Players Stadium Course, Sawgrass.

Going a bit beyond the signature holes, you'll find beautiful wetlands, plenty of underbrush,

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Digital Graffiti is coming to Alys Beach on June 7th and 8th. This is the first ever outdoor projection art festival and uses the latest technology to create incredible works on the white walls of the town. Enjoy the best animation, projection and the latest design from talented artists. Last year, the festival brought musicians, photographers, VJs, celebrities, artists, filmmakers, interactive designers and so much more.

With over $6,500 in prizes last year, this year promises to be just as great. Submissions will come from all types of countries including:

  • Canada
  • England
  • Italy
  • China
  • India
  • Austria
  • Israel
  • And More!

Friday night is perfect for those serious about art, technology and architecture. Art from all over the globe will be

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