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Visiting FWB this Winter?

Winter Activities in Fort Walton Beach, FL Believe it or not, the wintertime is a popular season to visit the beach! Fewer crowds and more affordable rates, on top of the adventure and delicious dining offered year-round. Guests who prefer the beach with fewer people tend to visit during the months before spring break arrives. To give you some ideas on how to fill your stay with fun, we have listed four winter activities in Fort Walton Beach, FL. If you are hoping to reserve a last-minute winter stay, check out our Fort Walton Beach, FL vacation rental inventory. [...]

2023-01-24T12:33:00-06:00January 24th, 2023|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Time to Book for Spring Break!

Beachfront Condos in Panama City Beach for Spring Break Spring break will be here before we know it! The Gulf Coast loves spring break because it is the beginning of the exciting season where we welcome visitors to our shoreline. This means warmer weather, sunshine, and blue skies are headed our way. If you are still searching for the perfect spring break getaway for your family, consider reserving one of our beachfront condos in Panama City Beach, FL! Our inventory of vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, FL is vast and offers a variety of condos and homes for [...]

2023-01-19T10:54:16-06:00January 19th, 2023|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Upscale Dining on 30A

Check Out These Upscale Restaurants on 30A Visiting Scenic Highway 30A this year? One of the best parts about vacationing to this stretch of shoreline is the variety of delicious food. Seafood, comfort food, wonderful happy hours, and more await here. To narrow down your search of where to eat during your trip, we have provided a list of upscale restaurants on 30A to consider below. These restaurants are a great choice if you are visiting for Valentine’s Day and want a romantic, high-end dining experience. They are also a good idea if you are traveling with family and [...]

2023-01-10T11:44:25-06:00January 10th, 2023|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Shop Til’ You Drop

Where to Shop in Destin, FL One of the best activities to do if it rains during your stay, you visit during the cooler months, or you have some time to kill is shopping! No matter if you are shopping for yourself or a souvenir to give a family member who couldn’t make the trip, Destin, FL has tons of options. To give you a few ideas of where to shop in Destin, we have listed the most popular centers and local boutiques for you to check out! The Destin Commons Centrally located, the Destin Commons [...]

2023-01-03T13:57:03-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Ring In the New Year

New Year’s Celebrations in Destin, 30A, and More! Happy New Year! 2022 is coming to a close and we are welcoming 2023 with open arms. We have had a wonderful year of hosting families and friends at the beach. Here at Southern Vacation Rentals, we hope you enjoyed your vacation with us and made memories that will last a lifetime. When it comes to the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Gulf Coast, there are many different options to choose from. No matter which getaway location you choose, you will find a variety of family-friendly options. [...]

2022-12-27T14:39:21-06:00December 27th, 2022|Event, Gulf Coast Blog|

2023 Vacation Planning Tips

Get Ahead on Planning Your Next Vacation to the Gulf Coast Now is the time to start planning your 2023 vacation. Whether you are traveling with friends or family, the sooner you reserve your spot on the sand, the better. There are so many reasons to plan ahead. One of the biggest reasons to book your getaway sooner rather than later is because of the excitement that comes with receiving the confirmation email from Southern. You will have something to look forward to in 2023! For more reasons to start planning your vacation to the Gulf Coast, continue reading. [...]

2022-12-21T12:06:36-06:00December 21st, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Holiday Events in Destin

Holiday Events in Destin to Celebrate Christmas Visiting the emerald coast for the Holidays? There are so many events that can fill your stay with fun and create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. No matter which city you choose to vacation to along the Gulf of Mexico, each one hosts different events focused on family fun. For now, let’s take a look at three holiday events in Destin, FL. Holiday on the Harbor: Santa’s Send Off On December 18th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, your family will have their [...]

2022-12-13T13:16:12-06:00December 13th, 2022|Event, Gulf Coast Blog|

Trade Snow for Sand

Choose a Vacation Rental in Orange Beach, AL for the Holidays Looking for a new way to celebrate the Christmas season? Consider trading snow for sand and heading to Coastal Alabama! Sugar-white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, area attractions, and delicious seafood dining await. Choose a vacation rental in Orange Beach, AL this holiday season and make memories you will cherish for a lifetime. We offer a variety of vacation rentals to choose from including beachfront condos and spacious luxury homes. No matter which coastal beach town you hope to vacation to, we offer the perfect rental for your [...]

2022-12-06T14:39:31-06:00December 6th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Winter Activities in Destin

Indoor Activities in Destin, FL for your Winter Getaway The “busy” season along the emerald coast is typically considered to be the warmer months of the year. However, people often overlook how relaxing a winter vacation to Destin, FL can be. There are many different reasons to visit the Gulf Coast during the winter months. These reasons include fewer crowds, more local events, more affordable rental rates, and many more. You might be thinking, “why visit the beach if it is too cold to go lounge in the sun?” To show you how exciting a winter getaway can be, [...]

2022-11-29T14:34:52-06:00November 29th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Give Back this Holiday Season

Have You Heard About Our Southern Cares Program? Here at Southern, our mission is to be the most caring vacation rental company along the Gulf Coast. This means caring for our staff, our guests, and the community that serves us so well year after year. The beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters are the star of every vacation when people visit the Gulf of Mexico. We are committed to doing our part ensuring that the area is protected. Not only that, but we have partnered with organizations to assist in the fight of life-affecting illnesses for people of [...]

2022-11-22T08:24:02-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|