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Sustainable Travel Tips

How to Travel Sustainably So many people travel to the beach every year. Because of this, we always encourage our guests to travel sustainably. It is important to consider the environment anywhere adventure takes you, but because the beaches are such an important landmark along the Gulf Coast, we hope this encourages you to consider ways to help us keep it beautiful. We have listed below six different ways of how to travel sustainably on your next trip to the beach! Here at Southern, we are driven to have a positive impact not only on the lives we touch [...]

2021-05-18T10:09:00-05:00May 18th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

Fourth of July at the Beach!

Beach Homes in Destin for a Fourth of July Vacation Searching for the perfect Fourth of July celebration to get your family out of the house and into the sun? Look no further! There is no better way to spend Fourth of July than on the beach. From family-friendly activities to delicious dining, the beach offers plenty of adventure to fill up your vacation. Make sure to check out our Destin Gulf Coast Guide to find tons of fun activities and more! Before you can plan your Fourth of July trip to the beach, you must find the perfect [...]

2021-05-14T13:15:36-05:00May 14th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Visiting the Beach this Summer?

Best Summer Activities at the Beach The summer season will be here before we know it! After last summer looking different than normal, we are so excited to welcome guests to our beaches. Whether you are an adventure traveler or just looking to unwind and unplug, our areas have something for everyone. From boat rentals in Destin to fishing charters in Orange Beach, you’ll find something new and exciting for every day of your trip. As an added bonus, you can book your summer activity through our Southern Perks program. This allows our guests to receive exclusive discounts while [...]

2021-05-06T16:00:17-05:00May 11th, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Instagram-Worthy Vacation Inspiration

Top Instagram Spots at the Beach There is no better way to commemorate your trip to the beach than by taking Instagram-worthy pictures! Not only do you want to have great pictures to show off on your Instagram feed but also to use these images as a keepsake to remember how incredible your vacation was. If you’re planning a trip to Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama this summer, then you are in luck. There are some great Instagram-worthy spots around the beach, and we are going to walk you through where to find some of our favorites. Check out [...]

2021-05-10T09:58:43-05:00May 7th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Pensacola Social Spots for Summer

Hangout Spots in Pensacola Beach! Spending your summer along Pensacola Beach means experiencing spectacular views, delicious dining, and tons of fun activities! Below we have listed popular hangout spots in Pensacola Beach that are perfect for a group getaway. Pensacola has something for everyone. If you enjoy grabbing a drink at a local brewery there are great options for you. Or, if you prefer to cook a meal at your condo and spend your morning at a farmer’s market, Pensacola Beach is the place for you. If you are still looking for the perfect accommodation for your stay, check [...]

2021-05-04T11:10:16-05:00May 4th, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Plan A Weekend Getaway to Destin!

The Ultimate Guide to Destin in a Weekend Planning a weekend getaway to the beach this summer? We have got you covered! Whether you are traveling with family, or a group getaway with friends, these activities in Destin offer a little something for everyone. Below you will find the ultimate guide to Destin in a weekend. From dining to water activities, we have listed everything you may need to make this vacation to the beach memorable. We would also love to help you find the perfect accommodation for your trip. Click here to discover your home away from home [...]

2021-04-30T11:46:21-05:00April 30th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Refreshing Treat for the Beach!

Frozen Mint & Lime Mojito Recipe Unwind from your day in the sun with this refreshing frozen mint and lime mojito recipe! It is the perfect adult beverage to spice up an evening spent relaxing in your vacation rental on the beach. This super simple recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and requires just a couple of ingredients. Whether you are traveling with your family and want to enjoy some time with your spouse overlooking the coast, or on a trip with friends looking to add some excitement to your getaway, this recipe is perfect for [...]

2021-04-28T09:40:50-05:00April 27th, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Memorial Day at the Beach!

Can’t Miss Memorial Day Activities for Your Vacation There is no better way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than on the beach! No matter where you are staying along the Gulf Coast, there is fun to be had at every location. We have listed some of our favorite Memorial Day activities in multiple areas that offer something for every member of the family. Destin & Fort Walton Memorial Day Concert Celebration HarborWalk Village is one of the most popular attractions in Destin, FL, and this year they are hosting a Memorial Day Concert Celebration that [...]

2021-04-23T11:38:49-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

30A Homes Designed with Groups in Mind

Vacation Homes on 30A for Your Next Reunion to the Beach! Looking to book a group vacation to the beach but can’t find the perfect rental to host a large party? Look no further! We have listed eight vacation homes on 30A that were designed with groups in mind! Whether your group consists of multiple families meeting up in 30A for a reunion or a much-needed vacation with friends, these vacation rentals on 30A are sure to provide the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement! Arena Blanca With six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, Arena Blanca [...]

2021-04-22T01:25:07-05:00April 19th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

How You Can Help Save the Turtles? Here at Southern, we not only strive to take care of our guests and make their trip to the beach feel like home, but we also focus on our community and do our best to give back. We work with multiple different programs with our Southern Cares team to give back whether that is time, donations, or raising awareness. Read on to learn how you can help save the turtles that call the Gulf Coast home! Sea turtles are always such a fun sight to see when visiting the beach! Nesting [...]

2021-04-22T01:28:40-05:00April 16th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|