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05/30/2014
Restaurant

Top Five Seafood Restaurants in the Destin Area

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Top Five Seafood Restaurants in the Destin Area The Destin area is as famous for its seafood as it is for being “the world’s luckiest fishing village!” With this in mind, visitors to the area often over-indulge on the succulent feasts provide by the many local seafood eateries and fine dining establishments that have become ingrained in the local culture. For the freshest catch of the day, visit one of these local favorites today! Dewey Destin Seafood- Rated four out of five stars on Yelp, Dewey Destin is open every

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05/30/2014
Activities

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

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William Augustus Bowles, AKA Billy Bowlegs, came to Pensacola, Florida in 1779 to prevent the capture of Pensacola from the Spanish. After being defeated by the Spanish, Bowlegs developed a fueled hatred for Spain and began the lucrative business of pirating on the high seas. He was known for forming the Independent State of Mukegee, the longest lasting independent state, behind only the Independent Republic of Texas. Next weekend, June 5-7, Billy Bowlegs will return to ye ol stompin grounds and try to round up some new faces to reek

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05/23/2014
Restaurant

Top Five BBQ Spots That Will Leave You Licking Your Fingers

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Destin and 30A have become the staple for luxury and relaxation on the stunning Emerald Coast. The area boasts some of the best dining, live entertainment, and shopping on the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone is looking for a little something different. Whether it’s a restaurant with the best deals on crab legs, or one of the areas premium shopping locations where mom can find a new trendy blouse, you can find it all in Destin or on 30A. This first week’s top five category is Hot Spots for Bar-B-Que. 1.

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05/23/2014
Activities

The Track

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If you’re looking for some family fun in Destin, The Track Recreation Center is the destination for you. The track features mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, an arcade, and a bungee jumping tower. There is also a designated area for younger children, Kids Country with a train ride, a carousel, a plane ride, spin tops, swings, a Ferris wheel, and kiddie karts (rookie karts) that travel at a slower speed. The following are the recreational activities for the full-sized members of your party: -Go-Karts: Hop in a single, or a double-seater

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05/15/2014
Activities

Boogie on Down: Dancing with the Stars Pros at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

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The Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Destin, Florida will host a special night of dancing put on by some of the internationally acclaimed dance champions from the hit show Dancing with the Stars. The event is entitled Dancing with Desire, and will take place on Thursday, June 19th at 7pm. The performance is hosted by local dance school Fred Astaire Dance Studio out of Fort Walton Beach. Celebrity dancers who can be seen at the event include Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd, Maksim Chmerkovski, and many more. General admission

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05/15/2014
Activities

Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic

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Eglin Air Force Base in Niceville will host its 11th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic. The event acts as The Air Force Enlisted Village’s major local fundraising event and will take place on May 16 and 17. Golfers will get to experience the serene beauty offered up by the 6,869 yard Falcon course. The event will kick off at noon on May 16 and a second round will take place at 8:30 am on May 17. Prizes will be offered to the winning teams, the Longest Drive contest

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05/2/2014
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SOLARIS Yacht Mother’s Day Cruise

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She changed your diapers and more than likely cried for hours when she shipped you off to your first day of school, she is, of course, your mom. If you’re looking for a wow factor this Mother’s Day, the SOLARIS Yacht based out of Sandestin has just the thing for you. On Sunday, May 11, the 125 foot SOLARIS Yacht will host a special cruise, complete with local cuisine, that will make any mom feel like the Queen for the day. The cruise boasts a three course meal that begins

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05/2/2014
Activities

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

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Digital graffiti is the WORLDS FIRST outdoor festival dedicated to projection art and it’s happening right in our very own Alys Beach on June 5-7. Often referred to as “Urban Projection”, artists use projectors and animation technologies to cast their images onto the urban structures and skyscrapers of Alys Beach. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the first outdoor festival specifically organized to showcase this group of underground artists work. Alys Beach is the perfect location for such an art show because all the structures in the town are white

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