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Southern Volunteers in Action

Volunteer with United Way Emerald Coast ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Here at Southern, we are proud to volunteer with United Way Emerald Coast. Covering Okaloosa and Walton counties, United Way Emerald Coast is focused on improving health, education, and financial stability in our communities. When everyone has these, they thrive, and so do our communities! Through our Southern Cares program, we work hard to embody our vision of being the most caring company along the Gulf Coast. Each year our team participates in the United Way Day of Caring, a dedicated day to volunteer and give back in our [...]

2020-09-29T09:14:01-05:00September 29th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Southern Cares|

Our Favorite Beer-Battered Hushpuppies

Beer-Battered Hushpuppies ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking for a new fall recipe to try out with friends and family? These beer-battered hushpuppies are a must! We added onions and ground red pepper for a sweet and savory kick, and 3/4 of a cup of your favorite ale adds an extra kick. For a bold take on this fall recipe, try out a pumpkin beer like Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin, or visit a local brewery to stock up on your favorites. There are breweries all around the area, from Perfect Plain and Gulf Coast Brewery in Pensacola to Salty Oak [...]

2020-09-25T15:14:36-05:00September 25th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Your Weekend Getaway Guide

Your Weekend Getaway Guide to the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's the first day of fall! With everyone's favorite season finally here (sorry, summer) we are ready to embrace the season. This still means lots of time to enjoy the beach and take a fall vacation. If you're not able to take a full week-long stay, it's still a great time for a quick weekend getaway. Our official weekend getaway guide to the beach has all of the important information, from where to stay to what to pack and what to do. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, [...]

2020-09-23T11:04:47-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Fall is Better at the Beach

5 Reasons to Visit the Beach in the Fall ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Take it from us - fall is better at the beach! We're listing 5 of our favorite reasons to visit the beach in the fall, from breathtaking sunsets to wide-open beaches. Not to mention, the mild temperatures mean you won't break a sweat strolling through the sand. Fall is becoming an increasingly popular time of year to visit the beach, and we couldn't agree more! Read on below to see 5 reasons to visit the beach in the fall, and be sure to search our beach [...]

2020-09-14T16:48:35-05:00September 14th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Spend Time Outdoors in Destin

Explore The New Captain Leonard Destin Park ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking for more outdoor activities in Destin? The new Captain Leonard Destin Park could not come at a better time! Does that last name sound familiar? Leonard Destin is known as "Destin's founding father," having discovered the area after being marooned on a Florida Barrier Island in the mid-1800s. Destin was officially named in 1896, 26 years after Captain Leonard's passing. The name was given by William Marler who decided to name the town after his best friend and first employer. Located right on the Choctawhatchee Bay, this [...]

2020-09-11T12:22:16-05:00September 11th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Home for the Holidays

Six Top Vacation Rentals for Thanksgiving ~ Southern Vacation Rentals It's time to start planning for Thanksgiving! We know that the holiday may look a little different this year; maybe you're planning on keeping your group small, or maybe you're looking to rent a large beach home where you can celebrate with a change of scenery. If this sounds like your Thanksgiving Day plans, then this blog is for you! Consider this your official guide to Thanksgiving at the beach. Discover six of our top vacation rentals for Thanksgiving, all featuring homes that are ready to host you and [...]

2020-09-08T09:49:29-05:00September 8th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Snowbirds, It’s Almost Time!

We're Ready for the 2020 Destin Snowbirds ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Destin Snowbirds - it's almost time to head to the beach! We're excited to have you join us at the beach this winter. You can expect sparsely occupied beaches, mild temperatures, and lots of beautiful weather when you stay with us. After several months quarantining up north, we bet that a little Florida sunshine is exactly what you need right now. We know the snowbird season may look a little different this year, with some of the snowbird activities you look forward to potentially closed or rescheduled. Sadly, [...]

2020-09-04T16:37:27-05:00September 4th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

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|