Spring Break Safety

Beach Safety Tips for Your Spring Break Stay The spring break season is one of the busiest all year for the entire Gulf Coast. No matter which community along this stretch of shoreline you plan on visiting, make sure to educate yourself on beach safety tips before you arrive! To ensure you have a fun and adventurous getaway focused on relaxation and time under the sun, we have listed five beach safety tips below. If you follow these guidelines, you are one step closer to experiencing an enjoyable beach getaway. Beach Flags & [...]

2023-03-08T11:44:40-06:00March 8th, 2023|Gulf Coast Blog, Travel|

Spring Break is Almost Here!

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Destin, FL Do you have big plans for spring break? We are so excited to host you along the emerald coast. Spring break is one of our favorite times of the year because it kicks off warmer weather, sunshine, and buzzing beaches. To ensure you have the best vacation possible, we have provided the ultimate guide to spring break in Destin, FL below! Accommodations If you know Destin, FL is the destination for your spring break stay but still need accommodations, we’ve got your back. See [...]

2023-03-01T13:03:25-06:00March 1st, 2023|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Family Fun in PCB

Family-Friendly Activities in Panama City Beach Headed to the Gulf Coast for spring break or a summer vacation? If you find yourself choosing a rental in Panama City Beach, FL, then you are in for some family fun! This stretch of shoreline is known for its pristine beaches, a variety of things to do, and incredible seafood dining. Continue reading for four family-friendly activities in Panama City Beach to add some excitement to your getaway. Shell Island You might wonder, why spend time loading up the family, hopping on a boat, and traveling [...]

2023-02-22T12:35:53-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

Grab a 30A Brew!

The Best Breweries on 30A What’s better than a cold brew, sunshine, and the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline? If you are visiting 30A for spring break or a summer stay, you must check out one of the many breweries on Scenic Highway 30A. This stretch of the Gulf Coast offers a variety of breweries, distilleries, and wineries to choose from. For now, we are going to touch on three of the best breweries on 30A, and one wine bar for those who prefer a stemmed glass of wine instead of a hearty brew. [...]

2023-02-14T09:50:37-06:00February 14th, 2023|Adventure, Gulf Coast Blog|

A Coastal AL Valentine’s Day

Romantic Restaurants in Orange Beach, AL for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! If you are traveling to the beautiful beaches of Coastal Alabama, consider reserving a table at one of the restaurants mentioned below. No matter which one you choose you will find a curated menu, a laid-back atmosphere, and some even come with beautiful views. Continue reading for four of our recommendations on romantic restaurants in Orange Beach, AL. If you are still looking for a romantic gift to present to your loved one, consider booking a weekend trip for the weekend [...]

2023-02-09T12:54:39-06:00February 9th, 2023|Food, Gulf Coast Blog|

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|