Monthly Archives: August 2020


The Pensacola Seafood Festival is Still On!

All About the 2020 Pensacola Seafood Festival ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you're vacationing with us in Pensacola Beach this November, then you're going to want to make it a point to head downtown for the Pensacola Seafood Festival. Held in historic Seville Square, the event brings food, music, and arts and crafts together for an unforgettable weekend. According to their website, it's a "Gulf Coast experience to taste, see, listen, touch." What more could you ask for? This year, the Pensacola Seafood Festival has been rescheduled from its original date of September 25-27 to November 6-8. Fiesta Pensacola [...]

2020-08-31T16:47:57-05:00August 31st, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Explore the Great Outdoors

State Parks in Gulf Shores, 30A, and Perdido Key ~ Southern Vacation Rentals With fall on the horizon, it finally means that temperatures will soon drop, making spending time outdoors a breeze. There is an abundance of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, from state parks in Gulf Shores, 30A, and Perdido Key to, of course, the beach! Spending time outdoors has never looked so appealing. If you're coming on vacation to relax and unwind, getting out to explore these state parks is a must. Take a look at some of the state parks in Gulf Shores, 30A, and [...]

2020-09-01T11:11:33-05:00August 28th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Watch Football at the Beach This Fall

The 6 Best Places to Watch Football at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Football season is here! We know that one of the best parts of football season is the comradery shared at restaurants and bars, getting to enjoy watching the game on the big screen TV and rooting for your favorite team. We also know that that may not be possible this year, but fortunately, there are plenty of beach homes and condos you can stay at with large TVs, spacious kitchens, and great views! This month, we're highlighting some of our favorite properties you can visit [...]

2020-08-25T10:42:00-05:00August 25th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Tailgating is Better at the Beach

Tailgating at the Beach and our Smoked Tuna Dip Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Football may be in limbo, but the beach is always here! Even if there is no football season this year, you can still make the most of a beach vacation. Come on down to the beach with family and enjoy white sand, blue water, and some tailgating at the beach! Whether you're grilling at the beach or making use of the grills offered in our beach vacation homes and condos, tailgating is always better at the beach. Just crack open a cold one and you're [...]

2020-08-24T10:52:27-05:00August 19th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Treat Your Taste Buds

Get a Taste of our Favorite Fort Walton Beach Restaurants ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you're someone who looks for local restaurants on vacation, then Fort Walton Beach is the place for you! When you stay here for your next vacation, you'll find a handful of local restaurants to fill any type of craving. With options for fine dining, casual, and everything in between, these Fort Walton Beach restaurants are for you! Take a look at our favorites below and be sure to keep them in mind next time you visit the Gulf Coast! Tapas Plates at [...]

2020-08-17T11:27:35-05:00August 17th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Our Guide to the Best Beaches Around

Best Beach Locations in Florida and Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you've never been to the beach before, deciding where to visit can be tricky! Fortunately, there is no "wrong beach" across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Some of the best beach locations in Florida and Alabama are right at our fingertips! In addition, these vacation destinations have been top-rated by publications like Southern Living, USA Today, Coastal Living, and more! Whether you're planning for a bucket list adventure or the here and now, use this guide as inspiration for your beach getaway. We promise you won't be [...]

2020-08-14T17:16:22-05:00August 14th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Spend Labor Day in Pensacola Beach

Labor Day Vacation in Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Only four more weeks left until Labor Day! If you've been putting off planning, don't stress - there's still time to book! For us here in the Panhandle and in Alabama, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season, although that in-between time is still referred to as "late summer." Come get one last hurrah in at the beach before the school season starts again (but if you're planning on working or learning remotely this year, come to the beach, too!). Plan your [...]

2020-08-10T16:53:52-05:00August 10th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Romantic Fall Trip to Perdido Key

Our Guide to a Couples' Getaway in Perdido Key ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Fall is not quite here yet, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning! In fact, we think there's no better time than the present to start planning a trip. After a summer spent at home, getting out on a "just the two of us" vacation is likely exactly what you need. After all, a trip to the beach is good for the soul! Take a look through our guide to a couples' getaway in Perdido Key, with tips on everything from dining to activities and [...]

2020-08-07T17:07:26-05:00August 7th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

An Educational Trip to the Beach

Visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center ~ Southern Vacation Rentals You don't have to be traveling to the beach with kids to visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, but we guarantee they'll love it! Open all year long to locals and visitors alike, it's a great chance to see firsthand the work that goes into protecting Northwest Florida's sea turtle population. The Center's mission revolves around conservation, education, and research. Conservation and education work hand in hand to provide a better environment for sea turtles, while research seeks long-term solutions and methods to conserve and [...]

2020-08-04T15:05:57-05:00August 4th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|