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As the holiday season fast approaches, families and vacationers alike are gearing up for the Thanksgiving break. While many people typically spend Thanksgiving at home with loved ones, why not switch things up this year and head down to sunny Florida? And if you’re looking for a beach getaway, Destin is just the place to be! Located on the Emerald Coast in the Florida Panhandle, this vibrant city offers plenty of fun activities and attractions that are perfect for the whole family, while still allowing you to relax and unwind by the beach.
Beach Activities for the Whole Family
One of the primary draws of visiting Destin is its stunning beaches, and there’s no shortage of activities to do by the seaside. Thanksgiving temperatures in Destin usually hover around the mid-60s, which is just perfect for taking a stroll along the beach and a game of beach volleyball. You can even rent kayaks, go paddleboarding or take a guided tour of the shore. Water temperatures in Destin in November are typically in the mid-60s, so if you’re feeling brave, you can also go for a swim!
Explore Natural Attractions
If you’re in the mood to take in some natural beauty, then Destin offers plenty of options. You can take a leisurely hike in the nearby Henderson Beach State Park or dolphin-watching on a guided boat tour. Another popular attraction is the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, which features various marine exhibits, animal shows, and hands-on encounters.
Delicious Dining Options
There’s no need to worry about missing out on Thanksgiving dinner if you’re visiting Destin. Many local restaurants in the area offer specialty Thanksgiving menus that cater to all tastes and preferences. You can sample some traditional dishes like turkey and stuffing, or mix things up with some seafood, sushi or steak. Some popular Thanksgiving spots in the area include Harbor Docks restaurant, Harbor Tavern, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which also serves some delicious classics.
Shop Black Friday Deals
If you’re in Destin over the Thanksgiving weekend, you don’t want to miss Black Friday deals. The city has a plethora of shopping options - from large malls to charming boutiques. Destin Commons is a popular outdoor shopping center, while Silver Sands Premium Outlets offers big-name brands at discounted prices. So, after a big turkey dinner and a good night’s sleep you can scout out the deals in Destin.
Consider a Holiday Home
If you’re visiting Destin over Thanksgiving, why not experience the ultimate in relaxation with a Frangista Beach vacation rental? Rather than staying in a traditional hotel or resort, you can rent a luxurious home that offers all the amenities plus some extra luxuries. You’ll have plenty of space to spread out, cook your own meals, and enjoy time with your family. Many rentals are located close to the beach so you can wake up to the sound of waves rustling in the morning.
If you’ve been contemplating on what to do this Thanksgiving, Destin should undoubtedly make it on your list of possibilities. With its stunning beaches, natural attractions, delicious dining options, and luxurious accommodation, a visit to Destin promises to be an unforgettable beach-style Thanksgiving experience. Whether it is a vacation trip with friends, family, or by yourself, enjoy the serenity and warmth Destin has to offer this holiday season.
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