Winter is a great time time to visit our Beaches, read our 10 Reasons to take your Beach Vacation in Winter posted below. Our "January22" promotion Code continues to be VERY popular among our valued guests, so we are offering 20% discount on all our rental properties* for January 2022.
Just pick your January dates and use promo code "JANUARY22" in the discount code box and you save 20% on the rent in any one of rentals. Please note that this special promotion is offered on a first come, first served basis. So, don't wait around or your perfect dates may be gone.
Only applies to new reservations, cannot be used on existing reservations.
*Excludes Azure, Blu Resort, Destin West-Gulf, Destin West-Heron, Destin West-Osprey, Destin West-Pelican, Destin West-Sandpiper, and Pelican Isle rentals
10 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR BEACH VACATION IN WINTER
If you just take an annual trip to the beach in the summer, you are missing the best Emerald Coast has to offer. Here are 10 reasons to embrace the Emerald Coast in winter:
Sure, beaches are fun when it’s warm and sunny, but they’re also crowded. The water may be colder in winter, but at the Emerald coast it’s usually warm enough to read, walk and hang out on the beach year-round. Deserted beaches are devastatingly beautiful in winter—and you won’t have to fight for parking or share your shells with anyone else.
Off season many, rentals are deeply discounted. You’ll either be able to save half off your budget or stay twice as long.
They’ll Think you’re a Local
Many beachside locals work hard through the season then relax through the winter. Visit your favorite seaside haunt in winter and you’ll likely wind-up taking part in locals-only activities such as backyard oyster roasts and community fund raisers.
Most people look forward to a beach vacation as time to recharge—then get swept up in crowds and activities and do anything but that. Visit beach towns in winter and you’ll find total quiet, a much slower pace and plenty of time to read, nap and relax.
All beach towns have a secret side that can only be experienced off season. Visit a beach town and take part in their version of winter fun. You may find yourself taking part in a costumed beach run, a ridiculously warm Polar Bear Swim, or a holiday boat float parade.
It’s More Romantic. Way More Romantic.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway—plan it for winter. For example, you can ride the Merry Go Round at Peer Park in Panama City Beach with thousands of other tourists in the summer, or you can experience the great views snuggled under a blanket with hot chocolate and have the city all to yourself in winter. Take your anniversary trip in winter and you’ll likely have the whole inn, beach, restaurant and city to yourself.
Many seaside towns either have reservation-impossible world-class restaurants or popular seafood dives with lines out the door. In winter, locals walk right into the best restaurants and local favorites. Same goes for museums and local attractions.
The truth is locals are more relaxed in the winter. Visit the Emerald Coast in winter and you may find yourself having dinner in someone’s home or cocktails on their boat. Act like a local in winter and you’ll likely find locals-only opportunities opening up.
Return to Simplicity
In summer, retailers compete fiercely for their share of your vacation dollars. The result can be a lot of noise and distraction. Visit the Emerald Coast in winter and you’ll find the hawkers and cheap tourist shops closed up, leaving authentic mom and pop restaurants, local artists and plenty of natural beauty.
New Culinary Experiences
If you’ve visited the beach in summer, you’ve only experienced that region’s summer food. Visit in winter and you’ll experience a new world of local cuisine, and plenty of new favorite dishes.