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The Destin Seafood Festival is Back!

It is Almost Time for the 44th Annual Destin Seafood Festival Have you ever heard of the Destin Seafood Festival? It is one of the most popular events throughout the year along the entirety of the Gulf Coast. The city has postponed the festival since 2019 so this year is sure to be the most exciting year yet to make up for the lost time. The Destin Seafood Festival is a weekend-long event where there is constant live music, kid’s games, vendors, fresh seafood, and more. You can visit each day of the festival and still discover something new [...]

2022-09-27T10:02:45-05:00September 27th, 2022|Event, Gulf Coast Blog|

Weekend in Perdido Key, FL

Guide to Things to Do in Perdido Key, FL in a Weekend Looking for a relaxing getaway this fall season focused on quality time with loved ones and peaceful surroundings? Perdido Key, FL is the place to be! Relax along the beach listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Or dine your way through the Gulf Coast until you find your new favorite fresh seafood menu item. There are also exciting things to do in Perdido Key for those looking to add adventure to their fall break. Here we will break down the best places [...]

2022-09-20T13:51:53-05:00September 20th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Wheelchair Accessible Pensacola Beaches

Is Pensacola Beach Wheelchair Accessible? When you reserve your stay with Southern Vacation Rentals, we aim to help you with each phase of planning the ultimate beach getaway. Not only can we find you the perfect vacation rental, but we also can provide tips and tricks on where to eat, things to do, and which beaches to visit. Planning ahead is very important, however, if you are handicapped or need wheelchair-accessible activities, it is even more crucial. Within the last couple of years, the Gulf Coast area has noticed a gap in beaches that are wheelchair accessible. Multiple areas [...]

2022-09-13T12:40:40-05:00September 13th, 2022|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Work with a View

Work From a Beachfront Vacation Condo in Destin, FL Covid-19 altered many people’s work/life balance. We have found that more and more of our guests throughout 2021 and 2022 have been people working from home, hoping for a change of scenery. Not only do you get to experience a beach getaway, but also a mental adjustment when you choose to take a working vacation. Instead of waking up and simply moving from your bedroom to your office, wake up to the sound of the waves crashing against the beach. Move your office from your home to your own private [...]

2022-09-06T14:23:08-05:00September 6th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Last Chance for a Summer Trip!

Book a Navarre Beach Vacation Condo Before School Starts School starts so soon! And we know how busy life can get once you start making lunches, checking over homework, and attending functions to support your children. So, now is the time to book a last-minute getaway to the Gulf Coast. One of our favorite places for a quick retreat to the shore is Navarre Beach, FL. It offers a laid-back atmosphere with water adventure, delicious seafood, and coastal accommodations. Our Navarre Beach vacation condo inventory includes a variety of options, ensuring you find the perfect rental for your crew. [...]

2022-08-02T12:13:08-05:00August 2nd, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Don’t Miss These New Properties!

Check Out These New Vacation Rentals in Destin, Panama City Beach, & More If you haven’t seen our New Properties page in the past few days, you may have missed out on a few incredible additions. We update this page on our website with new properties each week. Here at Southern, we take every opportunity possible to introduce new properties to guests as we are excited to have them join our rental inventory. The four vacation rentals listed below are available for a 2022 vacation, so you still can book a last-minute stay. However, it is also never too [...]

2022-07-26T14:37:05-05:00July 26th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Snowbirds It’s Not Too Early!

It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Snowbird Getaway to the Gulf Coast Beat the migration and book your favorite Gulf Coast vacation rental before it is too late! It is time to start planning your 2023 Snowbird getaway to the Gulf Coast. There is so much to plan before you arrive including finding the perfect rental, discovering what events are in the area you choose to call home, and even deciding if members of your family are going to come down and join you during your stay. Continue reading for insight on how to successfully map out [...]

2022-07-19T10:37:55-05:00July 19th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Refreshing Summer Margarita!

Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your Summer Vacation We are big fans of all things “watermelon” this summer! After the head index we all endured in June, we feel refreshed and energized after enjoying a slice of watermelon ~ bonus points if you put salt on the slice! To further enjoy our summer craving, we are going to craft the perfect watermelon margarita. Imagine heading inside after a long day on the beach, pouring yourself a vibrant cocktail, and heading out to your private balcony. Sip and savor the coastal sunsets reflecting on another blissful day on the shore. Continue [...]

2022-07-12T10:16:22-05:00July 12th, 2022|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Are You Visiting During Snapper Season?

Where is the best place to catch Red Snapper? Red Snapper season is one of the most exciting 45 days along the Gulf Coast. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this time of the year. Red Snapper are fun to catch, beautiful to take pictures with, and delicious to eat. These three reasons are why the fishing season is so looked forward to and why it is so short. It is heavily regulated to ensure the species grow each year and continue to flourish in the Gulf of Mexico. This year, the season began on June 17th and [...]

2022-07-05T12:01:06-05:00July 5th, 2022|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks!

July Fourth Fireworks in Destin, Panama City Beach, Orange Beach, & More If you have ever visited the Gulf Coast for Fourth of July before then you have experienced how the entire shoreline lights up for the 4th of July. This spectacular celebration is one that locals and visitors alike look forward to every year. Every firework show offers a unique viewing, but each tends to be so big, that you are likely to see the show not only in the city you are vacationing in but also in neighboring communities. This means you could be sitting on the [...]

2022-06-28T10:45:46-05:00June 28th, 2022|Event, Gulf Coast Blog|