We spent our anniversary weekend in Sandestin, Florida and it was so much fun. Moving back to the southeast has its perks. We’re so much closer to the beach than we were in Texas and we can literally go to the beach in a few hours for weekend getaways. There’s so many beaches in this area and being close to Florida is always a plus! Destin is one of the most beautiful beaches and places ever. I love the town, the food, and the relaxation you can get while there. If you’ve never visited, I’ve put together a quick guide on what you need to know when you visit.
Where To Eat
Pompano Joe’s Seafood House was our favorite place to dine while in town. It’s beachfront and so delicious! It’s a must try!!
A GULF COAST FAVORITE
THE TRAVEL CHANNEL FEATURED POMPANO JOE’S AS THE ULTIMATE BEACH SNACK SHACK & ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST BEACH RESTAURANTS!
If your in Destin or Panama City Beach, Pompano Joe’s Seafood House is a destination you must visit. Known for its fresh affordable Gulf seafood prepared with a Caribbean flavor, Pompano Joe’s is not your typical seafood restaurant. They’re a neighborhood beach place where you can “savor the flavor” of the Islands!
Where To Stay
The entire Baytown Wharf area is amazing! If you’re going to stay in Destin you must stay here. You can literally eat, shop, and play all in one place. Everything you want to do is walking distance. You will find pristine, white-sand beaches, resort chairs and umbrellas lining the beach, and four world-class golf courses, all on resort. Embarc Sandestin is reminiscent of a grand old seaside lodge. Surrounded by majestic pine trees, the resort is a peaceful retreat from the everyday.
Where To Play
You must get snow cones! The temps are going to be dropping soon but this is a summer must when in Destin!
Bike riding on the resort for free was so fun! If you stay in any of the resorts on the property you get special discounts and opportunities to a ton of amenities and bike riding is one.
Shopping! Can you really travel to a new place and not shop? The Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City and Pensacola. The outlet mall is conveniently located off US Highway 98, one mile west of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Weekend getaways or a even a vacation for more than a weekend, Destin is definitely a place to relax and unwind. Have you visited Destin before? What are your favorite things to do when visiting?