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05/25/2018
30A

Your Guide to Indoor Activities in Destin and 30A

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Weather in Florida can be unpredictable. Thankfully, there are a number of things to do on a rainy day in Destin and along 30A. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite indoor activities for you to enjoy when the weather just won’t cooperate. Bowling, Arcades, and Indoor Entertainment Options Surge Trampoline Park : Head to Fort Walton Beach and jump around one of the largest trampoline parks in Northwest Florida. Rock Out Rock Climbing Gym: Rock out is the only bouldering facility in Destin, Florida. Rain or shine, this indoor rock

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05/9/2018
30A

Top 10 Things to Do in 30A

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Last week we covered The Top 10 Things to do in Destin. This week we are continuing east along 98 to 30A. With its unique beach communities, beautiful state parks, and rare dune lakes, there is plenty to do along 30A. So once again, we have asked our guests, “What are your favorite things to do while vacationing along 30A?” The results are in and the following are the top 10 things to do in 30A: 10. Food Trucks It will feel like you have stepped back in time when you

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05/4/2018
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Top 10 Things to Do in Destin

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Destin, FL. has become a popular family vacation destination. With its beautiful white sand beaches, world-renowned fishing, and crystal clear waters it is easy to see why families continue to return year after year. So, we decided to ask our guests: What are the top 10 things to do in Destin? Well, we have taken a poll, and the results are in! 10. Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill Located in the Destin Commons, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique underwater ocean experience and design geared for

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04/3/2018
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Uncork at The Sandestin Wine Festival

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Uncork with your Destin Vacation Rental and enjoy The Sandestin Wine Festival April 12-15. This four day event is known as one of the top wine festivals in the country, and features a variety of unique events. In addition to taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines, you may also choose to attend wine dinners with celebrity chefs, rejuvenate with yoga and mimosas on the beach, or even cruise the gulf on the Solaris Champagne & Seafood Cruise. Make the Wine Festival even sweeter and enjoy 20% off

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10/11/2016
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Five Star’s 2nd Annual Beach Bonfire

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This past Friday, October 7th, wasn’t just an ordinary work day for the team at Five Star Properties. Sure, like any Friday most of us were looking forward to the weekend, but we also has something else special to look forward to that day — our company beach bonfire! A tradition now in its second year, Five Star Properties hosted their Annual Beach Bonfire on the beautiful beach of Miramar Beach, FL, location of our home office. Around 6:00 p.m. as the sun was getting ready to set, we all

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09/30/2016
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Everything You Need To Know About the Destin Seafood Festival

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Everything you need to know about the Destin Seafood Festival: This year’s festival location: HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor Admission: Free Schedule: Friday, September 30th, 4 pm – 10 pm Saturday, October 1st, 10 am – 10 pm Sunday, October 2nd, 11 am – 4 pm Estimated Attendance for 2016: 70,000 guests over the three day event Entertainment: Live music will be playing at three stations: City of Destin Stage, HarborWalk Village Stage, and AJ’s Game Stage. Art: Local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork along the

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07/29/2016
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Where to Golf for Free on Vacation in Destin

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Golfing is a sophisticated sport that many choose to pick up for the comradeship that comes with it. The sport brings people together. Whether you go with a buddy or on your own, you’ll meet the most fascinating people on the green. In addition to the great people, golf offers great views, fun gear, and the rewarding experience of a hole in one. Whatever it is that brings you out to the golf course, the chance to play for free is sure to encourage you to get in some additional

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06/1/2016
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June Events in Destin – Let the Summer Fun Begin!

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If you’ve been to Destin year after year for vacation and feel like you have done every available activity in Destin, think again! Big Kahuna’s, Henderson Beach State Park, HarborWalk Village, Harbor Docks, Grayton Beach State Park, Crab Island, and the Fishing Museum are all exciting places to be. There are even a few place just outside of town worth the extra drive time like Seaside, Grayton Beach State Park, Navarre Beach, and Fort Pickens you might want to venture to. Here are a handful of local events in Destin

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03/24/2016
30A

Spring Festivals and Summer Festivals on the Gulf Coast

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Spring Festivals on the Gulf Coast Spring is festival season, and the Gulf Coast is definitely participating this year. Spring Break and Spring 2016 in Destin, 30A, and Panama City Beach are jam packed with great music festivals, food festivals, and more. Here’s the lineup: Food Film Festival of South Walton April 8, 2016. Enjoy culinary treats, d’ourves, fresh foods, and film all in one event. The annual Food Film Festival of South Walton is an opportunity to mingle with filmmakers, chefs, foodies, and artists all there to enjoy the

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01/5/2016
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Free Vacation Amenities with Five Star’s VIP Program

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Five Star Properties is excited to partner with Xplorie on a new VIP Program for our guests. Xplorie contracts with many of the best service providers to put together a package of free-to-guest amenities that all guests of Five Star can enjoy during their vacation with us! These free passes are easily accessed on a smart phone’s web browser or a desktop computer. No unwanted apps have to be downloaded — just open your phone’s web browser, navigate to the VIP Program website, enter your access code (texted to you

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10/16/2015
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Building Community: Five Star Has a Bonfire on the Beach

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To kick off the month of October, Five Star Beach Properties hosted a beach bonfire to commend the hard work of all the company’s employees. The Five Star family might be a bit bigger than you imagined! It takes a big team to plan the perfect vacation. A potential guest might find one of our vacation rentals on a listing posted by the marketing team, view our website developed by our web designer, and make a booking with a member of the reservations team. Behind the scenes, the maintenance team

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08/12/2015
30A

2015 Emerald Coast Poker Run and Boat Week

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Next week the Emerald Coast will celebrate boating from San Destin to Pensacola with their 23rd Annual Poker Boat Run! Participants will stop at checkpoints along the boating route, drawing a playing card at each one. The objective is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run and to have fun! There are also two grand prizes that every participant is eligible to win: a 2015 Ford F-150 and a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Motorists of all kinds have reason to get excited for this activity-filled

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