Destin, Fl.

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With summer at a close, I’m reminded of the sunshine and sand from my beach trip to Destin a few months ago. I’ve been going to Destin, Florida since I was a teen and know the in’s and out’s of the community. With so many options to stay and eat-newbies can get lost in the shuffle. Although Destin is more of a “family” vacation spot, it holds a special place in my heart and I will always come back too visit.

If you are looking for a last minute trip check out a few of my local favorites travel.

STAY.portfolio-04Located right on the beach, The Pelican Beach Resort is the ultimate family destination. The condo development is perfect for first time Destin travelers. Offering a plethora of rooms there should be no trouble booking a space of your own.

When it comes to your stay IN the resort each condo is privately owned and the decor will differ, but room 401 is a favorite of mind. Being a corner condo, you’ll get a bit more privacy while you are spending time on your balcony.

unnamed (6)For those who care more about the outside than the inside, the Pelican Beach Resort has a little bit for everyone.  From beach chair rentals to a large tanning deck and pool the development covers all major basis. Yet, it’s central location is perfect for those looking for activities. Just steps away you can rent jet skis, fishing boats, take a trip in the air by helicopter or even walk across the street for a day at the water park.

If you’re like me and enjoy the “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” slogan, the Pelican Beach Resort offers your choice of cordial while you hang by the classically designed (and adorable) “tiki hut”. The frozen Margarita is my personal favorite, but there’s nothing better than a mid-day frozen strawberry daiquiri.

PLAY. Being in Florida, fresh sea food isn’t hard to come by, but the “Harbor” is the best area to be in if your looking for a fresh daily catch. As the name states, the strip of eateries and bars off the main harbor is a wonderful experience and your tummies will leave full and happy.         
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Restaurant Recommendations: AJ’s Restaurant:(Located in the Harbor, the best dive bar experience you can get)

“We travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape us.”-XO-KRIS

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