Destin beach with the umbrella and beach chair

Explore a One-of-a-Kind Florida Destination, as Highlighted by Travel + Leisure

Posted on: March 8, 2024

The Panhandle region of Florida is a destination that sets itself apart from the rest of the state, with Travel + Leisure reporting on its unique charm. Boasting stunning white sand beaches and emerald blue waters, the area provides visitors with a distinct Southern drawl and unforgettable experiences. According to Alex Fogg, Coastal Resource Manager of Destin Fort-Walton Beach, the area is a beach town where one can indulge in various adventure opportunities.

view of Destin with water and the bird
Regarding choosing accommodations, Emerald Grande, a Legendary creation, is a top-tier option for visitors looking to travel to Destin, according to Travel + Leisure. With one, two, and three-bedroom condo-style units complete with full kitchens, washers, and dryers, the resort offers one of the most breathtaking views of Destin’s East Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Notably, the resort is located in close proximity to the harbor, allowing guests to access fishing charters, shops, restaurants, and entertainment offerings.

Furthermore, Destin’s fall season brings exciting festivals such as the Destin Seafood Festival and Destin Fishing Rodeo in October. The area has a unique beachy urban vibe in places like Holiday Isle, HarborWalk Village, and Destin HarborWalk Marina, offering something for everyone to enjoy.