Okay friends I seriously think this was one of the best vacations we have had since having children. We can’t wait to go back.
We stayed at San Destin Resorts http://www.sandestin.com/
We first book through the resort directly but then a friend told me I should book through VRBO. So we did just that.
We rented through VRBO – http://www.vrbo.com/search/usa/florida/north-west/destin/sandestin/keywords:Sandestin%20Area,%20Destin%20Area,%20Florida%20beachside%20two
You can also book through a great place called http://rentals.myvacationhaven.com/Sandestin-Beachside-Two.aspx
During our stay we enjoyed…
Hours of playtime in the clear water and white sand.
A huge movie theater in the Destin Commons shopping Mall.
A dolphin tour on wave runners through SunShine Watersports with Russ – http://SunshinePontoons.com/
Playing card and board games
Free wifi gave us the ability to watch netflicks in our room
Eating breakfast and relaxing on our beachfront balcony
There was many restaurants on the resort propert. One of our favorites included http://www.anotherbrokenegg.com/ we highly recomend this place for breakfast and lunch.
We also enjoyed http://www.longhornsteakhouse.com we went there a few times.
There were grocery stores less than a mile away.
Everything was so relaxing
There are many things to do in the area for all ages. So if you want to be kept a bit busier you definitely could keep busy.
Our road trip out there was fun also. A friend told us to stop in Louisiana at exit 64.
So our first stop was at Chateau des Cocodries…the House of Alligators! It’s a cool place in Jennings located in Louisiana exit 64. You can see and hold baby alligators, and see big ones too. This was a very fun and rare thing to do.
We also stopped at a few other rest stops visitor centers. Stopping at all the different state rest stops was a fun way to learn a little bit about each state.
Some are really nice an have snacks and drinks for the family. They all had nice walking trails.
Stoping at these rest stops brought great memories of my childhood and our long family road trips across the United states. My parents would stop at many of these visitor centers.
Next time we take a road trip to Destin we want to stop near lafayette Louisiana for a swamp tour. We have also heard that tabasco tour and the Avery Island is a must see. http://www.tabasco.com/avery-island/visitor-information/
SEE more photos from our trip at this link – http://tonkinhouse.smugmug.com/Category/May-2012