Harbor hopping: The Emerald Grande

The Emerald Grande resort at HarborWalk Village is a harbor-front property in Destin that offers a variety of amenities for guests. According to the website, every room offers a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the Emerald Coast. Guests can also enjoy a full-service European spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools, state-of-the-art business center and a family-oriented water playground.

When you are ready to explore the beach, leave your cars in the resort’s garage parking and explore HarborWalk Village, a waterfront shopping destination. One can also participate in water sports, fishing, dolphin cruises, weekly fireworks and an active nightlife.

There are numerous restaurants, including Harbor View Room and the Grande Vista Bar & Grill. The resort also hosts group events, including weddings and conferences, and provides child care.

Information, 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin, (800) 676-0091, www.emeraldgrande.com.



How to rent a condo

Meyer Real Estate vacation rentals has more than 1,700 beach homes and condominiums for guests to rent for any occasion. The company has properties in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., and in Perdido Key, Fla.

With plenty of nearby area attractions – including fine dinning, shops, golf and fishing, to name a few – visitors can customize travel plans to fit their personal needs. There are also a variety of live music venues in all the areas for all eclectic tastes. Plan ahead for Gulf Shores, Ala.’s Hangout Music Fest; artists such as Paul Simon and the Foo Fighters will take the stage May 20-22.

Meyer Real Estate has more than 40 years of providing suitable rentals for families throughout the southern gulf region. The Gulf Shores office is open 24-hours to help make reservations or assists guest once the vacations have begun.

Information, (800) 213-9544, www.MeyerRE.com.

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