5 Reasons To Vacation In Destin This Fall

If you’ve already started planning your fall vacation, Destin should be on your list. While our peak season is definitely spring and summer, fall is Destin’s best-kept secret. Although you may associate Destin with hot summer beach days, there’s actually plenty of activities to do in Destin even when it gets a bit chilly– but don’t worry, “chilly” for Destin is still pretty warm. Here are just five reasons why you should plan a vacation to Destin this fall.

1. Delicious Seafood

Image Credit: Destin Seafood Festival Facebook Page

While Destin has incredible seafood all year round, the Destin Seafood Festival only happens in the fall. From October 5th through October 7th, you can come to the 40th annual Destin Seafood Festival on the Destin Harbor. There will be yummy seafood, arts and crafts for kids, and even fireworks. This is a super fun event for the entire family to attend, so you definitely don’t want to miss it.

2. Destin Fishing Rodeo

Image Credit: @destinfishingrodeo Instagram

Throughout the entire month of October, you can attend the Destin Fishing Rodeo from 10 am to 7 pm. This fishing tournament has been a local tradition since 1948. All ages are welcome to participate and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Aside from fishing, there are also a ton of other activities happening throughout the tournament on the Destin Harbor.

3. Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

Image Credit: @baytownewharf Instagram

If you love craft beer, then you’ll definitely want to book a trip to Destin this fall. Baytowne Wharf is hosting its 11th Annual Beer Fest and you won’t want to miss it. From October 12th through October 14th you can attend the best beer fest on the Emerald Coast and sample specialty, seasonal, and not-yet-released beers.

4. Beautiful Weather

Image Credit: @destinlife Instagram

While there are plenty of fun events happening in Destin in autumn, you can’t forget the fact that Destin’s fall weather is heavenly. If you’re looking for a warm getaway with a nice cool breeze, you’ll love Destin in the fall. Unlike the summer months, the beaches are quiet and calm, yet the sun is still warm enough for you to take a dip.

5. Gorgeous Sunsets

Image Credit: @miles.neto

OK, OK, so this is always a good reason to visit Destin. The sunsets here are simply unbeatable, and fall is no exception. With our crystal white beaches, emerald waters, and perfect sunsets, how could you resist booking a fall vacation to Destin?

It’s pretty clear that Destin is more than just a summer vacation destination. With so many activities and events in addition to the heavenly weather, Destin is truly an amazing fall vacation spot.

 

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