Gulf Coast Blog

1408, 2017

Who’s Playing at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam?

August 14th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|

Do you have tickets to one of the hottest concerts on the Gulf Coast? The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam brings dozens of today’s country superstars to the stage in Panama City Beach. Headlining this year’s concert are Luke Bryan—who happens to be a nearby 30A local—Jason Aldean, and Little Big Town. Luke Bryan, the main [...]

208, 2017

5 Vacation Hacks You Need Now

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: |

Worry-proof your next vacation, so all that's left to do is relax. You know all that excitement leading up to your beach vacation? Then all of that “What did we forget” angst as soon as you leave home? That’s a thing of the past with Southern’s top five vacation hacks: Take A Picture [...]

3107, 2017

OWA Amusement Park Is Now Open!

July 31st, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

For the past year, we have been waiting to hear these words:  OWA Amusement Park is now open! Located in Foley, just north of Gulf Shores, OWA is the newest amusement park in the Southeast. It rivals the likes of Six Flags and was created with the aim of providing affordable, family-friendly fun in Coastal [...]

2707, 2017

Cheers! A Tasting Tour of the Gulf Coast

July 27th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

You already love the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Now there's even more to love, when you take a tasting tour of the Gulf Coast.  Breweries and wineries have popped up everywhere as artisans bring their craft to the beach. Here are just a few you can't miss: Grayton Beer Company — Santa Rosa [...]

2507, 2017

Arts & Artifacts on the Gulf Coast

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Putting a spotlight on the Gulf Coast's art, culture, and history. The Gulf Coast is known for having some of the best beaches in the world. Time and again, they’ve ranked as top vacation destinations. From Gulf Shores, Alabama, to Panama City Beach, Florida, the sugar white sand and clear, emerald water is [...]

1707, 2017

South Walton Beach Access Points Growing In Number

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

New access points will make it easier to get to the beaches of South Walton. South Walton, SoWal, 30A —if you’ve vacationed in the panhandle of Florida, you know about the powder white sand and emerald water here. The Gulf of Mexico boasts beaches unlike any other, and that sentiment is especially true [...]

1407, 2017

Charming Kitchens in Destin Vacation Homes

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

When it comes to real estate, you’ve heard it countless times: kitchens sell homes. When it comes to vacation rentals, kitchens are equally as important. After all, you’ll spend your time making big family breakfasts and prepping picnics there. You’ll gather for meals and memories. Chef Daniel Bouloud said, “Kitchens should be designed around what’s [...]

1407, 2017

Your Weekend Guide to 30A

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

These towers welcome you to Alys Beach's Bermudan community on 30A. Arriving to 30A feels like being transported to another world altogether.  A Utopian community on the shores of paradise, you'll see happy (tan) people, friendly dogs, and the best beaches, according to everyone from Trip Advisor to Dr. Beach. Consequently, you can make [...]

707, 2017

Orange Is The New Beach

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: |

When was the last time you vacationed in Orange Beach ? If you haven’t yet, you’re missing out on one of the hidden gems of the Gulf Coast. Orange Beach is tucked between Pensacola Beach and Gulf Shores. It’s becoming more well-known for events at The Wharf, specifically concerts. Upcoming concerts include Florida Georgia Line, [...]

407, 2017

Fourth of July Festivities at the Beach

July 4th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama are known for their military communities, installations, and attractions. Travelers flock to Coastal Alabama to visit Battleship Memorial Park, home of the USS Alabama. Meanwhile, Northwest Florida is known for the Blue Angels Flight Squadron and Naval Aviation Museum. On the Fourth of July, each coastal community hosts its own patriotic [...]

3006, 2017

The Last Two Pensacola Beach Condos for July 4th

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|

Independence Day was made for family fun. And the beach is where family fun happens in its purest form. So when it comes to finding a July 4th vacation rental, you’re not out of luck yet. In fact, we have two Pensacola Beach condos available for five nights starting July 3. Portofino #1 1806 Portofino [...]

2206, 2017

Things to Do on a Rainy Day During Vacation

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: |

Often, rainstorms result in water closings due to strong currents and rip tides. Once you book a Southern vacation home or condo in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama, you’re looking forward to blue skies and sunshine. Maybe even a little skim-boarding or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. The last thing you're hoping [...]

2006, 2017

Free Movies from Panama City Beach to Destin

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , , |

Settle in for movie night in a whole new way. Summertime is synonymous with movie time. Some of the biggest blockbusters make their way to the silver screen each summer. And on the Emerald Coast, there are several ways you can make the most of movie night with these free movies. Live Theater [...]

1506, 2017

Three Cool Ice Cream Shops Paired with Three Hot Properties

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

Is there any more iconic summer treat than ice cream? We don't think so. To make it easy to find the best ice cream shops in Destin and South Walton, we've paired three hot properties with three cool ice cream shops. A MidSummer’s Night Dream + Bruster’s Located in the Crystal Beach community of Destin, [...]

1206, 2017

Views for Days in Orange Beach Condos

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Gulf Coast Blog|Tags: , |

There are condos with views. Then there are Orange Beach condos with views that take your breath away. Phoenix on the Bay 1410 and Phoenix on the Bay II 2810 do just that. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, these Orange Beach condos comfortably accommodate four to six people. Outfitted with modern furnishings and floor [...]

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