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Destin, Florida is a beautiful coastal town with crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is also a great place to enjoy an Eco tour. Eco tours are a great way to experience the nature and wildlife of an area without harming the environment. Here are some of the best eco tours to visit while staying at your Shore Dreams Vacation Rental.

1. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
If you want to surround yourself with marine life, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a great option. They offer educational exhibits, shows, and even encounters with dolphins, stingrays, and more. You can also take a stroll down the Dune Walk on the Gulf and learn about the importance of dunes in the coastal ecosystem. You can even Learn about the park’s C.A.R.E Center during your stay at Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals. Here they rehabilitate and release injured sea turtles back into the wild.

2. Emerald Coast Beach and Dune Tours
Coastal dune lakes are rare ecosystems that can only be found in a few places around the world. Destin Florida is home to some of the most beautiful waters and beach/dune systems in the world. Visitors from far and wide come to experience these natural wonders. During your stay with Shore dreams Vacation Rentals, deepen your understanding while walking along these shores. Emerald Coast Beach and Dune Tours offers personalized tours to some of the most pristine areas along the northwest Florida Coast. You will learn about the waters, beaches, dunes, and wildlife (plants and animals) that make these ecosystems so special.

3. Kayak Fishing Destin
Kayak tours are a great way to explore the waterways of Destin, Florida. If you want to get up close and personal with the ecosystem during your Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals stay, you should consider planning a kayak eco tour. Kayak Fishing Destin has many tours to choose from. Their guides will make sure you see the best and most beautiful views that the Emerald Coast of Florida has to offer. You can even experience native dolphins in their natural habitat with their boat tour.

Eco tours are a great way to experience the nature and wildlife of an area without harming the environment. If you are looking for an Eco tour during your stay at Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, there are many great options available. From dolphin watch tours to kayak tours, there is an Eco tour for everyone.

Best Places to Eat while visiting Destin, Florida

If you are craving a laid-back vibe for your next vacation then Destin Florida is the perfect place for you. The beaches are absolutely stunning and the locals are always so welcoming. But before you book your next stay with Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, let’s talk about the food!

If you’re a foodie, Destin will not disappoint. There are plenty of amazing restaurants to satisfy your cravings; breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Breakfast
Long-time family-owned diner Crackings is a hometown favorite. Located just off U.S. Highway 98, this is the perfect place for breakfast before a long day at one of Destin’s beautiful beaches. They have a variety of omelets, scramblers, pancakes, french toast, waffles, Mimosas, Bloody Marys, sandwiches, salads, and so much more!

Lunch
The Local Market, a casual yet funky spot for lunch, is perfect for a quick and delicious bite to recharge. They have a variety of homemade sandwiches and are famous for their Cubano, but I promise you, you can’t go wrong with the Italiano or Turkey Avocado! The atmosphere makes for a unique experience. Think restaurant meets market. There’s something for everyone!

Dinner
Stop by and enjoy the breathtaking Gulf views from Destin’s very own The Back Porch while sipping on your favorite cocktail and enjoying some of the best Gulf seafood on the coast. You can’t go wrong with this local favorite.

With numerous dining choices, your inner foodie will never have to worry. There’s a vast variety of dining options to suit you and your family’s needs. Contact Shore Dreams today to schedule your next vacation! Remember everything is better when you’re at the beach!

If you’re looking for a good time while visiting a Shore Dreams vacation rental, you won’t have to look far when the sun goes down. There are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from, and each one has its own unique vibe. Here are a few of the best ones:

The Crab Trap: This is a favorite spot among locals and visitors alike. It’s known for its delicious seafood, and the bar is stocked with a wide variety of beers and liquors.
Harry T’s Lighthouse: This is another popular spot, thanks to its awesome location right on the pier. It’s a great place to watch the sunset, and the bar features a plethora of cocktails and cold handcrafted local beers.

AJ’s Oyster Bar: Whether you want to sit back and relax or party all night long, there’s always a good time here! AJ’s offers two separate areas so you can kick back and relax or hit the dance floor. The music is vibing, the drinks are flowing, and this place is always packed.

So if you’re looking to party the night away while visiting a Shore Dreams vacation rental, Destin is the place to be. Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or just relax with a cold drink, there’s something for everyone in Destin’s vibrant nightlife scene. So put on your party shoes and get ready to have some fun!

Are you looking to take a vacation that offers numerous complimentary family-friendly activities and is pet friendly, too? Shore Dreams offers all that and so much more! Many of our properties are pet friendly. Plus, with your vacation reservation, we offer a Free Activities “Seaz The Day” Fun Pass. These complimentary family-oriented activities include Baytowne Adventure Zone, which has NW Florida’s original zipline. There’s also Big Kahuna’s, the 25-acre family entertainment complex. On top of that, we have Urban Air Adventure Park and five gorgeous golf courses! And with numerous dining choices, your inner foodie will never have to worry either. There’s a vast variety of dining options to suit you and your family’s needs. So, contact Shore Dreams today to schedule your next vacation!

There are numerous one-day excursions near your Shore Dreams Vacation Rental. If it’s on the water that you prefer then you have so many options to choose from. You and your family can charter a boat to go fishing, see all that the Emerald Coast has to offer, or catch the idyllic sunsets. Paddleboarding, snorkeling tours, and dolphin watching you can do as well. There’s also a private speed boat experience and pontoon boats with slides that can be chartered too. If it’s land by the sea you’re looking for, the Emerald Coast has some of the most beautiful beaches. Henderson Beach State Park, Crystal Sands Beach, and Jetty Beach are perfect to dip your toes into the sand. But if you prefer to stay in town, Destin offers a fun family scavenger hunt, a history, fishing museum, zoo, and galleries to experience. There are several harbors, villages, and boardwalks to experience some of Destin’s best shopping and dining experiences. For kids, there are several fun places for them to enjoy, too. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Maximum Magic, and Sandcastle Lessons on the Beach are some of the beautiful things to do for the day in Destin. On top of all this, you and your family can watch Destin’s fabulous firework display every Thursday from Memorial Day until mid-August. So, whether it’s by land or water there are so many one-day excursions for you and your family to do during your stay at one of our Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals.

Florida’s Emerald Coast offers some of the most enchanting sunset views. And the best times of the year are between October and March. This is due to the location of the sun. When you stay at any of the Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals you have many options to view the sunset. If you want to enjoy the sunset while being on the water there are quite a few cruise options. You can charter a sunset cruise with Sail Destin, Destin Tiki Boat, or Destin Snorkel. Other options are the Sea Blaster’s Sunset/Dolphin Cruise, Southern Star, as well as the Buccaneer Pirate Ship. If you’re looking for the most expansive sunset view the pristine white sand beaches of Destin is where you’ll find it. At Gulfside Beach, Jetty Beach, Norriego Point, and Fort Walton Beach you’ll be afforded breathtaking views all year round. Another notable place that is off the beaten path to watch the sunset from is Clement Taylor Park. It’s a hidden gem that most don’t know about. Other fun places are the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, Harborwalk Village, and Marina Bar and Grill. Here you can watch the boats go in and out of their docks, grab a delicious bite to eat with a refreshing cocktail. All the while enjoying the captivating views of the sunset. So, whether you’re on the boardwalk, walking barefoot along the white sandy beach, or out on a boat cruise you can be assured that the amazing sunsets in Destin are some of the best you can catch in Florida.

Every weekend there’s something to do near your Shore Dreams vacation rental. And throughout the month of March, during your spring break vacation, there are oodles. You can expect everything from Car Shows and a Vintage VW Festival to the Annual Mac N Cheese Festival. Destin also has several music festivals you can attend. There’s a Dancefestopia, as well as tribute concerts like Kid Rock, Jon Bon Jovi, and Pink Floyd just to name a few. For St. Paddy’s day there are numerous things for the family to do, such as the St. Paddy Day Delight- Paint the Village Green and a St. Paddy’s Family Party. And you should take advantage of the many activities available especially since the weather is optimal during this time of the year. The average temperatures in Destin for March are 70 degrees for the high and mid-50s for the low. No matter what, there’s something you and your family can enjoy during your Spring Break vacation while staying at a Shore Dreams Rental that will have everyone entertained.

Shore Dream Vacation Rentals are Pet Friendly!

Shore Dreams knows that your four-legged furry isn’t just a pet, but that they’re part of the family. And we also know that when it comes to traveling you want them to come with you. That’s why almost all our vacation rentals are pet friendly! It is also why we have several pet-friendly places for your furry family member to enjoy too. One of the many places is the Village at Baytowne Wharf. It is a bark park pet-friendly attraction. Another is Jolee Island Nature Park and Beach. There you, your family, and your furry family member can relish in the lush 5-acre park, frolic along the pet-friendly white sand beach, or plan a picnic for all to enjoy! We also have the Doggy Bag Bakery. This Bakery offers all things needed for your furry family member as well as delicious “gourmutt” goodies they can delight in. And with a Seaz the Day Fun Pass your furry family member gets a free treat! Four Paws Pet Salon and Daycare is another wonderful place for your furry family member. Here they can be pampered and spoiled to their paws content. And these are just to name a few of the pet-friendly locations Shore Dreams has to offer.
As you can see we love our furry family members. And every check-in saves a pet! Because Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals makes a small contribution with every check-in to either a local animal shelter or rescue group. We are also proud to be nationally recognized as “Trips with Pets” preferred lodging. So, the next time you’re thinking about vacationing in Destin, FL, and want to bring along your furry family member, be sure to make your reservation at one of our Shore Dreams Vacation Rental locations!

When you stay at any of our Shore Dreams vacation rentals you and your family can enjoy all of our Xplorie locations with a Seaz The Day Fun Pass. Experience the original zip line of NW Florida at Baytowne Adventure Zone. After that, the family can enjoy Big Kahuna. A 25-acre family entertainment complex where you can play mini-golf, ride our Go Karts, and have fun with more than 40 water attractions. You and your family can also climb aboard our 73-foot boat, the Sea Blaster. Guided by Captain Larry, you get to search for the most playful dolphins of the sea along the sugar-white sand beaches of Destin, FL. Another Xplorie location is our Urban Air Adventure Park. At this fun indoor amusement park, you and your family can test your skills in the Warrior Course, defy gravity on the ProZone Trampolines, and explore the Tubes Playground. On top of that, we have not one, but 5 golf courses to play! These prestigious courses with the most amazing views have been named some of the best in all of Destin, FL. So whether you’re a ‘big kid’ or an actual kid there’s something for everyone during your stay!

*Every day of your stay you receive one FREE adult admission to any of our Xplorie locations. You can also enjoy one free round of golf per day. Offers are noncumulative and unused admissions expire daily. Valid for short terms stays too. To redeem, call Xplorie.

“All your vacation needs are met with a Shore Dreams rental reservation”

Are you looking to take a vacation that offers numerous complimentary family-friendly activities and is pet friendly, too? Shore Dreams offers all that and so much more! Many of our properties are pet friendly. Plus, with your vacation reservation, we offer a Free Activities “Seaz The Day” Fun Pass. These complimentary family-oriented activities include Baytowne Adventure Zone, which has NW Florida’s original zipline. There’s also Big Kahuna’s, the 25-acre family entertainment complex. On top of that, we have Urban Air Adventure Park and five gorgeous golf courses! And with numerous dining choices, your inner foodie will never have to worry either. There’s a vast variety of dining options to suit you and your family’s needs. So, contact Shore Dreams today to schedule your next vacation!