While we wait for international and cruise travel to become safe again, 2021 is a great year for beach vacations. New Orleans families can enjoy tropical breezes and relaxation in a safe, sanitized private vacation rental home or condominium along the exceptional beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida.

For more than 35 years, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties has been welcoming families to the beach and recommending locals’ favorites. While the soft, white sand beaches provide an outdoor playground for all ages, there is a wide variety of things to do in Destin beyond the beach itself. This year, consider trying one of these fun Destin activities (that also allow for social distancing).


Stand Up Paddle Boarding

This individual watersport is both exciting and a great core workout. Hit the water either in the Bay, the Gulf, or a coastal dune lake along Hwy. 30-A, and paddle while peering down in the water to view Florida’s diverse marine life. For added exploration, rent a paddle board near one of South Walton’s 16 artificial reef sites.

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Biking is another relaxing activity that is individual and safe. Whether biking Scenic Gulf Drive and the neighborhoods of Crystal Beach or pedaling the Timpoochee Trail along Scenic Highway 30-A, it is liberating to head outdoors and enjoy the sights with the wind in your hair. Local equipment rental companies, including LaDolce Vita and Rent Gear Here, offer hourly, daily and weekly rentals. Another option for two-wheeled excitement is to rent an electric bicycle from Pedego 30A and pedal through the beach towns of 30-A. The electric charged bikes have pedal assist—when your legs get tired, hit the throttle and say, “Hello, fun!”


Rent a Private Boat

Spend a full day on the water with your crew by renting a private pontoon boat from Destin Vacation Boat Rentals or La Dolce Vita. There are plenty of places to explore along the intercoastal waterway, including tributaries and a series of islands between Okaloosa Island and Navarre. Consider stopping at Crab Island, a submerged sandbar at the Destin pass, where many locals and lots of vacationers drop anchor and relax.

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From downtown Destin and Crystal Beach to Miramar Beach and the towns of 30-A, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties manages premier vacation rentals of all sizes, offering the perfect home away from home for any size group and budget. Learn more at DestinVacation.com or call 1-800-225-7652 to start planning your next beach getaway.




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