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Tailgating is Better at the Beach

Tailgating at the Beach and our Smoked Tuna Dip Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Football may be in limbo, but the beach is always here! Even if there is no football season this year, you can still make the most of a beach vacation. Come on down to the beach with family and enjoy white sand, blue water, and some tailgating at the beach! Whether you're grilling at the beach or making use of the grills offered in our beach vacation homes and condos, tailgating is always better at the beach. Just crack open a cold one and you're [...]

2020-08-24T10:52:27-05:00August 19th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Treat Your Taste Buds

Get a Taste of our Favorite Fort Walton Beach Restaurants ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you're someone who looks for local restaurants on vacation, then Fort Walton Beach is the place for you! When you stay here for your next vacation, you'll find a handful of local restaurants to fill any type of craving. With options for fine dining, casual, and everything in between, these Fort Walton Beach restaurants are for you! Take a look at our favorites below and be sure to keep them in mind next time you visit the Gulf Coast! Tapas Plates at [...]

2020-08-17T11:27:35-05:00August 17th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Our Guide to the Best Beaches Around

Best Beach Locations in Florida and Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals If you've never been to the beach before, deciding where to visit can be tricky! Fortunately, there is no "wrong beach" across Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Some of the best beach locations in Florida and Alabama are right at our fingertips! In addition, these vacation destinations have been top-rated by publications like Southern Living, USA Today, Coastal Living, and more! Whether you're planning for a bucket list adventure or the here and now, use this guide as inspiration for your beach getaway. We promise you won't be [...]

2020-08-14T17:16:22-05:00August 14th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Spend Labor Day in Pensacola Beach

Labor Day Vacation in Pensacola Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Only four more weeks left until Labor Day! If you've been putting off planning, don't stress - there's still time to book! For us here in the Panhandle and in Alabama, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season, although that in-between time is still referred to as "late summer." Come get one last hurrah in at the beach before the school season starts again (but if you're planning on working or learning remotely this year, come to the beach, too!). Plan your [...]

2020-08-10T16:53:52-05:00August 10th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

A Romantic Fall Trip to Perdido Key

Our Guide to a Couples' Getaway in Perdido Key ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Fall is not quite here yet, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning! In fact, we think there's no better time than the present to start planning a trip. After a summer spent at home, getting out on a "just the two of us" vacation is likely exactly what you need. After all, a trip to the beach is good for the soul! Take a look through our guide to a couples' getaway in Perdido Key, with tips on everything from dining to activities and [...]

2020-08-07T17:07:26-05:00August 7th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

An Educational Trip to the Beach

Visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center ~ Southern Vacation Rentals You don't have to be traveling to the beach with kids to visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, but we guarantee they'll love it! Open all year long to locals and visitors alike, it's a great chance to see firsthand the work that goes into protecting Northwest Florida's sea turtle population. The Center's mission revolves around conservation, education, and research. Conservation and education work hand in hand to provide a better environment for sea turtles, while research seeks long-term solutions and methods to conserve and [...]

2020-08-04T15:05:57-05:00August 4th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

The Place to Be in Orange Beach

All About The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Are you looking for fun things to do on your vacation to Coastal Alabama? You can't go wrong with a day spent at The Wharf in Orange Beach! This incredible lifestyle center is located on Portage Creek, a canal that opens up into Wolf Bay and Bon Secour Bay, some of the best boating waters in the Gulf. You could truly spend a whole day here shopping, dining, catching a movie - whatever your heart desires! What to do at The Wharf With [...]

2020-07-31T16:37:17-05:00July 31st, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Try Out These Grouper Bites This Summer

The Perfect Grouper Bites Recipe ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Have you been out fishing on the Gulf this summer? The plentiful waters mean that you're bound to reel in a good catch, whether it's snapper, grouper, mahi - there's no telling what you might find! If you've reeled in some grouper recently and are looking for a new recipe you'll want to make time and time again, try out this incredible grouper bites recipe. Paired with your favorite side, a creamy tartar sauce, and an ice-cold pale ale, there isn't a summer dish more perfect than this! In addition, [...]

2020-07-27T16:42:46-05:00July 27th, 2020|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

Your Guide to Labor Day at the Beach

Your Guide to Planning a Labor Day Vacation at the Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Labor Day is just around the corner, and with it marks the official end of summer. September is that beautiful sweet spot between summer and fall, where the crowds are smaller but weather is still warm enough to swim and relax on the beach. Labor Day is an annual celebration fo workers and their achievements, so what better way to celebrate than with a Labor Day vacation at the beach? Whether you want to relax in a large beach home with a private pool [...]

2020-07-24T16:29:48-05:00July 24th, 2020|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Family-Fun in Panama City Beach

Explore Shell Island in Panama City Beach ~ Southern Vacation Rentals Looking for family-friendly fun this summer? Explore Shell Island in Panama City Beach, located just off the coast of St. Andrews Park. No trip to Panama City Beach is complete without visiting here! If you've never been, then you are truly in for a treat. Shell Island is 700 acres of undeveloped, unspoiled white sand and blue water. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Panama City Beach while still enjoying the peaceful beach atmosphere. How to Get [...]

2020-07-17T16:58:22-05:00July 17th, 2020|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|