10 Reasons to Visit Gulf Shores this Year

10 Reasons to Visit Coastal Alabama this Year Wanting to take a vacation to the beach this year but not sure which city to choose? We’ve got you covered! Our team has extensive knowledge of every area along the Gulf Coast. From Northwest Florida to Coastal Alabama, we are well-versed in dining, adventure, leisure activities, and Ecotourism. One of our favorite spots for a family vacation or even a retreat with friends in Gulf Shores, AL. There is amazing food, water activities, great shopping, and so much more. So, no matter how you prefer to fill your vacation with [...]

2022-04-01T14:13:32-05:00April 5th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Fort Walton Beach for Memorial Day!

Guide to Memorial Day Activities in Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day weekend is one holiday throughout the year that locals and visitors look forward to. It typically offers beautiful weather, warm waters, and the Coast is sure to be buzzing with events. There are so many options when it comes to Memorial Day activities in Fort Walton Beach, FL. It will be hard to choose how to fill your weekend. To help you narrow down which adventures might be for you, we have listed just a few of our favorites below. Use this as a guide to plan the [...]

2022-03-29T09:54:13-05:00March 29th, 2022|Event, Gulf Coast Blog|

Reel in Family Fun!

What Fish are in Season in the Gulf of Mexico? No matter what time of year you are visiting the beach, one activity that is always a good time is reserving a fishing charter! Each location offers different charters making it easy for you to experience this family-friendly activity no matter where you choose to stay along the Gulf Coast. Each angler will know what fish are in season, how big the fish need to be, and what permits/licensing you will need to hop aboard. This makes the day stress-free! Trust us when we say you will want to [...]

2022-03-22T13:03:27-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Best of Destin Restaurants

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Destin Florida Whether you are visiting for spring break or a summer getaway, one of the best ways to experience the beach is by enjoying fresh seafood. Destin, FL is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village and because of this, each restaurant offers a delicious menu featuring in-season fish that comes straight from the Gulf. You are guaranteed a delicious meal at any dining option in the area however we have listed our recommendations for the best restaurants in Destin Florida below. Locals and visitors alike continue to visit these [...]

2022-03-15T12:22:08-05:00March 15th, 2022|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

3 Reasons to Book Your Spring Getaway

It Isn’t Too Late to Book Your Spring Beach Vacation Rental Spring is in full swing! We are ready to enjoy warmer weather, festivals & events, and days spent on the beach. It isn’t too late to book your spring beach vacation rental along the Gulf Coast and welcome blue skies and sunshine. Whether you are looking for a vacation condo in Panama City Beach, FL or a vacation home in Gulf Shores, AL we have something for you. Visit our website to book your stay. Need more convincing on why spring is one of the best times to [...]

2022-03-08T13:43:19-06:00March 8th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Must-Try Brunch on 30A

5 of Our Favorite Spots for Brunch on 30A Warmer weather is upon us! With warmer weather comes crowded beaches along the Gulf Coast. We are so excited to kick off spring break this year and help guests experience a memorable stay. One huge factor that plays a part in having a successful stay is dining. No matter where you vacation along the Gulf Coast, each area offers unique cuisine. For example, Destin includes a myriad of restaurants serving entrees focused on fresh fish due to the harbor being so close by. On the other hand, one of the [...]

2022-03-01T12:47:20-06:00March 1st, 2022|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Excitement Awaits at The Wharf!

Where to Stay & Things to do at The Wharf in Orange Beach If you are looking for an exciting getaway focused on making memories with loved ones, check out The Wharf at Orange Beach. It has everything you need from delicious restaurants to beautiful accommodations. This spot is perfect for a family getaway or even a reunion with friends. To help you plan the ultimate trip to Coastal Alabama, we included detailed information below on where to stay and things to do at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL. Where to Stay We have [...]

2022-03-01T12:49:18-06:00February 22nd, 2022|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Check Out These New Properties!

Vacation Rentals in Destin, 30A, & More for Spring Break Here at Southern, we are constantly adding new properties to our website! These new properties include a variety of rentals such as vacation condos in Panama City Beach and vacation homes on 30A. No matter which town along the Gulf Coast you are hoping to visit, odds are we have new properties for you to check out. For now, we have listed just a few vacation rentals in Destin, 30A, and more below. Make sure to visit our website each week to stay in the loop or check out [...]

2022-02-15T10:10:02-06:00February 15th, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Delicious Valentine’s Day Cocktail

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Themed Cocktail Recipe Whether you are celebrating “Galentine’s” or “Valentine’s” Day, this cocktail is for you! It is the perfect sweet treat after a delicious meal and is best enjoyed overlooking the water at your beachfront condo in Destin, Panama City Beach, or even Gulf Shores. The perfect cocktail to replace All of the ingredients can be found at a nearby grocery store and this Valentine’s Day themed cocktail is quick to prepare. Not only that, but it is sure to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit. So, however you are celebrating this holiday, [...]

2022-02-08T10:55:41-06:00February 8th, 2022|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Wheelchair Accessible Beaches

Wheelchair Accessible Beaches in Destin and 30A Upon arriving to the Gulf Coast, everyone in your group should be able to access the beaches. Feel the sun on their face, savor the salty air, and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the sand. We understand that members of your travel party who are in a wheelchair might find it difficult to navigate the sand. Thankfully, the areas along the Gulf Coast have recognized this and taken action to ensure everyone can fully experience the joy that comes from seeing the beach. There are programs set in place [...]

2022-02-01T10:38:52-06:00February 1st, 2022|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|