Summer Fun in Panama City Beach

Explore Shell Island in Panama City Beach Looking for summer fun during your next trip to the beach? Explore Shell Island in Panama City Beach, located just off the coast of St. Andrews Park. We believe this adventure will be the highlight of your trip. Shell Island is 700 acres of undeveloped, unspoiled white sand and blue water. It provides the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of Panama City Beach, while still enjoying the reason for your trip – the sand, sun, and surf! How to Get to Shell [...]

2021-05-28T12:13:20-05:00May 28th, 2021|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Celebrate July 4th with These Six Things

How to Best Celebrate July 4th at the Beach! There is no shortage of incredible ways to celebrate July 4th when vacationing to the Gulf Coast! From water activities to delicious dining, you are sure to fill your vacation with exciting adventures the whole family will love. Below, you will find six ways to celebrate July 4th. Not only have we mentioned activities in your area to get you out into the community, but also some ideas that would work great from the comfort of your vacation rental. Whether you are staying in a vacation condo in Destin or [...]

2021-05-25T11:14:06-05:00May 25th, 2021|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

The Perfect Summer Snack!

Delicious Shrimp Ceviche Recipe – Easy to Make! The beauty of ceviche is you can practically make it with anything you have in your refrigerator! However, when you are staying along the Gulf Coast, it is a must to include shrimp in your ceviche recipe. If you didn’t know, Gulf shrimp are wildly popular and quite delicious. You can go to any local seafood market and find fresh shrimp directly from the Gulf of Mexico! This shrimp ceviche recipe is not only delicious but also super easy to make! You may ask yourself, what is ceviche? [...]

2021-05-21T11:07:35-05:00May 21st, 2021|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

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|