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A New Spin on a White Christmas

Where to Celebrate Christmas in Gulf Shores ~ Southern Vacation Rentals With October nearly out the door and November just around the corner, that means Christmas will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start getting serious about planning your Christmas vacation plans. If you have never taken a vacation for Christmas, this is a great year to do it! This year, celebrate Christmas in Gulf Shores. You'll be glad you did! Trade the snow for some sand - we promise you'll love it! Booking that beach house you've always dreamed of going to will [...]

2020-10-30T16:30:53-05:00October 30th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Southern Cares: Ronald McDonald House

Our Partnership with the Ronald McDonald House ~ Southern Vacation Rentals We are proud to partner with the Ronald McDonald House through our Southern Cares program. Our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House is near and dear to us, and we are honored to be able to support them. Specifically, we work closely with our local Ronald McDonald House chapter - the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. The Ronald McDonald House provides care and resources to families with sick children while keeping them close together. At little to no cost, the Ronald McDonald House is able to [...]

2020-10-27T09:53:14-05:00October 27th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

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 [...]

2020-10-27T12:47:39-05:00October 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|