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Friday, October 6, 2017

5 Perks to Visiting Destin at the Cheapest Time

Most people visit Destin, Florida’s jewel-toned waters for annual family beach vacations in the summer. Vacation rentals reach their highest peak rates this time of year due to the strong demand. The sizzling summers are obviously a great time to come to what is now known as the Emerald Coast. Many visitors luxuriate in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico near the sugary white sand shoreline. 

Savvy travelers know that the best time to visit this piece of paradise occurs from November 1st through early March. Here are 5 key perks available to those who visit Destin during the cheapest time to come.    

1. Vacation Rental Rates are a Real Bargain!

High demand escalates all rental costs during the hot summers but the quieter winter months offer the lowest rates available for every property. Most guests use vacation rental properties instead of a hotel for great value since they offer multiple sleeping quarters and they can share the cost.  Kitchens are included and provide big savings on meals when “dining in”. Although rates in Southern Florida hit peak during the winter, properties along 

The Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida are at their absolute lowest. Temperatures range from the mid sixties during the day to high forties at night with almost daily sunshine. Even if you may not be swimming, it is perfect weather for sightseeing, golf and other delightful diversions at a huge savings.

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2. Christmas Shopping is a Bargain too!

The famous Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach is one of the largest discount shopping center in the entire nation. Millions of visitors shop there every year for prestigious store brands at bargain rates up to 70% off retail prices. It is the perfect place to shop and especially at Christmas time. These huge discounts are available at over 110 designer stores for men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, leather goods, household items, crystal, china and jewelry.

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3. The Holidays are here!

Places like the New Orleans French Quarter inspired Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin and charming Disneyesque Harborwalk Village in Destin celebrate the holidays in a big way. Major seasonal festivals are held here for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Mardi Gras. Expect lots of vibrant lights, free outdoor concerts, parades, holiday festivities, great food and even fireworks.

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4. The Wide Open Spaces!

This time of year you may enjoy wide-open spaces compared to the throngs of people who visit the Destin area during the summer. There are no heavy traffic jams or waiting in line at popular restaurants. It’s a wonderful time to spend serene times on beautiful beach listening to the soothing surf sounds, watching distant dolphins frolic and see squadrons of pelicans flying overhead.

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5. Romantic Rendezvous!

The lack of a crowd provides a perfect time for enchanting walks along mostly deserted sugar white beaches, especially when the sun sets in spectacular fashion right down into the gulf. Restaurants on the beautiful beach side provide romantic sunset dinners during this special time of the year. (Think Valentine’s Day, special birthdays or anniversaries!)

Many visitors to Destin’s Emerald Coast stay at distinctive privately owned vacation homes and condos, many of which come with heated pools and bubbling hot tubs for sensuous relaxation. One real bargain includes rental properties at the Sea Cabins by Ocean Reef Resorts, which includes a heated pool and a private beachfront gazebo on the sugary shore along Scenic Gulf Drive in Miramar Beach. Four to six guests may stay here starting at $64 per night or weekly at $385. These same properties rent for more than twice these amounts during the summer months!

Take time to plan your own special winter getaway during the Season of Savings. You can experience a special holiday or memorable time away with loved ones in Destin at bargain rates. 

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