Discover Fun Things to do on Vacation on the Gulf Coast! ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
Summer isn’t over yet! In fact, it’s just getting started. With July heating up, there has never been a better time to visit the Gulf Coast. Some of our favorite memories have been made right here on the beach in the summertime, and we invite you to do the same. Not to mention, there are so many fun things to do on vacation that you’ll be endlessly entertained. From firework displays to air shows and everything in between, you won’t want to miss out on the fun events on the Gulf Coast! Go ahead and start planning your trip down south, and don’t miss out on the fun things to do on vacation while you’re here!
If you’ve ever visited Destin in the summer, then you’ll know that there is no shortage of fun things to do on vacation here. This slice of the Gulf Coast thrives during this time of year, and July is no exception! If you’re staying for the 4th of July, then you’re in luck, as this week is full of fun activities. In addition to magnificent fireworks displays, the area’s popular Smoke on the Coast event is back for another year. Kick off the 4th of July at Destin Commons and sample barbecue, listen to live music, and watch a magnificent fireworks display at 9 PM.
Meanwhile, if you’re coming to visit in August, you won’t want to miss out on the Emerald Coast Poker Run or Paddle at the Porch. The Poker Run takes place on August 10th, with powerboats, fishing boats, and pleasure boats filling Destin’s waterways to race for charity. Held in Destin for the last 25 years, the proceeds from the Emerald Coast Poker Run directly benefit the Emerald Coast Foundation which helps out local charities. Then, the following weekend, Paddle at the Porch showcases Destin’s beautiful waters as well, with a Kids’ Fun Paddle, 1-Mile Beginner Ride, 3-Mile Recreational Race, and 6-Mile Elite Race held behind the Back Porch Seafood & Oyster Bar.