The Scoop on Grilled Oysters

Where to Get Grilled Oysters on the Gulf Coast ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's oyster season here in Florida and Alabama! It's an old tradition to only eat oysters during the months with an “r” in the name – September through April – to ensure they are as fresh as possible. We don't know about you, but we love oysters. They're extremely versatile and can be enjoyed in a number of different ways, from raw to Oysters Rockafeller and everything in between. But, have you ever tried grilled oysters? Baked oysters are extremely popular, but we have to say [...]

2020-10-23T10:32:32-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Local Love: Our Favorite Breweries

Our Favorite Breweries in Pensacola, 30A, and More ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you a beer lover? The popularity of craft beer has soared over the last few years, and we're seeing breweries pop up all along the Gulf Coast. In fact, we've found some of our favorite breweries in Pensacola, 30A, Destin, and Gulf Shores this way - right here in our own backyard! No matter where you are staying on vacation with us, you're sure to find a brewery nearby. Unique craft beers, outdoor seating, and pet-friendly spaces are just some of the factors that will draw [...]

2020-10-20T16:43:44-05:00October 20th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Experience Adventure in Gulf Shores

Discover Our Favorite Activities in Gulf Shores ~ Southern Vacation Rentals No matter if you are going on vacation with the family, your best friends, or yourself, Gulf Shores is the place to be. There are so many fun things to do for every type of traveler, both at the beach and inland. Of course, we know the beach is what you're really here for! However, one of the most fun parts about going on vacation is discovering something new to do. We've outlined a few of our favorite activities in Gulf Shores for you to check out the [...]

2020-10-16T17:07:58-05:00October 16th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

The Girlfriends’ Guide to 30A

Activities on 30A for a Girlfriends' Getaway ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you planning a girlfriends' getaway to 30A this fall? Even though our favorite wine and food festivals have been put on pause this year, there are still so many fun activities on 30A you can indulge in. Before you make your way to 30A this fall, check out some of our favorite fun things you can do while you're here. From happy hour at wine bars to pampering with mani/pedis and shopping at local boutiques, there is something for everyone! Read on below for six of our [...]

2020-10-13T10:19:35-05:00October 13th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Holiday Parties at the Beach

Holiday Parties at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals 'Tis the season for holiday parties at the beach! With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, now is the time to start planning. You don't want to be scrambling to put together your holiday shindig! We don't know about you, but we are looking forward to some quality family time at the beach this year. What better way to experience that than the holiday season? There are so many ways to enjoy holiday parties at the beach; whether you are planning to stay in a large beach home, booking [...]

2020-10-09T17:00:45-05:00October 9th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

The Alzheimer’s Walk Goes Virtual

2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Fort Walton Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here at Southern Vacation Rentals, we are proud sponsors of the Alzheimer's Association. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and it's likely you know someone who has been affected. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but through the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, we can work toward finding a cure. As members of our local Central and North Florida chapter, we show our support through volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each year we participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Fort [...]

2020-10-06T09:18:50-05:00October 6th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

It’s Time for the Destin Fishing Rodeo!

It's Time for the 2020 Destin Fishing Rodeo ~ Southern Vacation Rentals One of Destin's most beloved and time-honored traditions is back for another year - it's time for the 2020 Destin Fishing Rodeo! In its 72nd year, the Destin Fishing Rodeo showcases Destin's true strength as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village." Anglers from all over travel down to Destin in the month of October to see who can catch the biggest fish. Awards include fine rods and reels, fishing trips, weekend stays, and cash. The Destin Fishing Rodeo has been a staple in Northwest Florida since 1948, and [...]

2020-10-02T17:18:33-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Southern Volunteers in Action

Volunteer with United Way Emerald Coast ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here at Southern, we are proud to volunteer with United Way Emerald Coast. Covering Okaloosa and Walton counties, United Way Emerald Coast is focused on improving health, education, and financial stability in our communities. When everyone has these, they thrive, and so do our communities! Through our Southern Cares program, we work hard to embody our vision of being the most caring company along the Gulf Coast. Each year our team participates in the United Way Day of Caring, a dedicated day to volunteer and give back in our [...]

2020-09-29T09:14:01-05:00September 29th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

Our Favorite Beer-Battered Hushpuppies

Beer-Battered Hushpuppies ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking for a new fall recipe to try out with friends and family? These beer-battered hushpuppies are a must! We added onions and ground red pepper for a sweet and savory kick, and 3/4 of a cup of your favorite ale adds an extra kick. For a bold take on this fall recipe, try out a pumpkin beer like Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin, or visit a local brewery to stock up on your favorites. There are breweries all around the area, from Perfect Plain and Gulf Coast Brewery in Pensacola to Salty Oak [...]

2020-09-25T15:14:36-05:00September 25th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Your Weekend Getaway Guide

Your Weekend Getaway Guide to the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's the first day of fall! With everyone's favorite season finally here (sorry, summer) we are ready to embrace the season. This still means lots of time to enjoy the beach and take a fall vacation. If you're not able to take a full week-long stay, it's still a great time for a quick weekend getaway. Our official weekend getaway guide to the beach has all of the important information, from where to stay to what to pack and what to do. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, [...]

2020-09-23T11:04:47-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|