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03/28/2014
30A

The Phins

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The Gulf Coast is a great place to see dolphins in their natural habitat. Dolphin Watching and Destin History Cruises are leaving from the Destin Harbor daily. The Miss Florida and The Hannah Marie are two family owned and operated Dolphin Cruise boats out of Destin. The boats also have glass bottoms, so you can check out the sites underwater if you are not comfortable on the top observation deck. The tours last about 1.5 hours and it is recommended that you arrive a half an hour prior to the

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03/28/2014
30A

A Bird’s Eye View

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See Destin in a whole new light while parasailing at heights exceeding 500 feet! Parasailing is a great activity for families and adventure seekers alike. If you’re looking to see dolphins and sea turtles, and get a bird’s eye view of the city and seascape, look no further than the Destin Harbor. Booking online is recommended as it is possible to find some deals. One option for booking online is here. Some restrictions are: -Customers must be at least 18 years old to parasail unsupervised. The only exception is if

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03/28/2014
Activities

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

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The Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach is a great place to see dolphins, sea lions, otters, alligators, and much more. The state of the art facility houses a dolphin show where you can see the majestic creatures leaping through the air, as well as sea lion shows. The bird exhibit will also give guests a rare chance to get up close and personal with Cockatiels, parrots, and other colorful birds. You also can interact directly with stingrays, otters, and penguins during special interactive programing events. There is also an outdoor

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03/18/2014
30A

We All Scream For Yogurt

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With warmer temperatures around the corner, locals and visitors may be looking for a cool treat. Mix-your-own yogurt shops are gaining in popularity and there are three spots right in Destin to help you satisfy your sweet tooth. -Located across from Destin Commons, Destin’s original yogurt shop, Twirl, offers 10 flavors including chocolate, vanilla, taro, and original tart, as well as two rotating flavors. There are usually fat free and sugar free options, and occasionally gluten free options are also made available. Rotating flavors include orange, Nutella, and salted caramel.

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03/18/2014
30A

Staging the Perfect Proposal

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It’s the most romantic time of year along the Emerald Coast, and if you’re planning to pop the question on Valentine’s Day, here are five tried and true options. -Begin or end your day with a bird’s eye view of the Emerald Coast. Pop the question during a hot air balloon or helicopter ride over the sparkling green waters. It may be the only thing to rival the sparkling of her ring. -You’ll both have a big fish story if you make your proposal on the Okaloosa Island Pier.You can

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03/5/2014
30A

The Best Sushi Along the Emerald Coast

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Sushi is quickly becoming one of the most popular menu items along The Emerald Coast. If you’re craving some spicy tuna or a shrimp roll, here are five places known for having the freshest, highest quality sushi around. -Destin’s original sushi bar, Harbor Docks, serves sushi nightly and at lunch during the weekend. For more than 20 years, Harbor Docks has been the place to go for fresh, sushi grade seafood. Be sure to try the Destin Roll. If you’re staying in South Walton or the eastern edge of Destin,

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03/5/2014
30A

30-A Wine Festival

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Head out to Alys Beach this weekend for the 3rd Annual 30-A Wine Festival. This three day event celebrates  innovative food and wine pairings while raising funds for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, which facilitates the delivery of direct medical, dental, vision, and mental health services to uninsured or underinsured Walton and Okaloosa County School Children. Since 2005, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network has served more than 12,000 procedures. The party begins Friday night with The Bourbon, Beer, and Butts Festival at Fonville Press. Saturday afternoon, you can explore

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