6 Reasons To Visit Destin In The Winter

Winter is Destin’s offseason, but that doesn’t make Destin any less amazing this time of year. In fact, if you haven’t visited Destin during the offseason, you need to add it to your bucket list. Sure, it temps won’t be in the nineties, but that doesn’t mean the weather is any less beautiful. Temperatures typically range from the upper forties to low seventies, which means all you really need is a light jacket here. The weather is bound to be a little nicer on the Emerald Coast than it is up north this time of year. Additionally, there’s still plenty of things to do in Destin during the winter when it’s a little too chilly to take a dip in the gulf! Here are just a few reasons to visit Destin in the winter!

1. Best Prices

If you’ve had Destin on your bucket list for a while, but haven’t had the finances right to book your vacation there, winter is the most affordable time to visit. Since it’s the offseason, a lot of the vacation rentals have reduced prices and discounts this time of year. In fact, Five Star Properties is even having a 20% off sale on stays now through the end of February with the discount code WARMWINTER.

2. Incredible Sunsets and Sunrises

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The sunsets and sunrises are beautiful year-round in Destin, but winter is the only time of year that the sun sets and rises over the Gulf of Mexico. The sunsets will absolutely blow you away and you’ll get some incredible photos for sure.

3. Enjoy Festivities without Freezing

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The Emerald Coast goes all out for the holiday season. While we may not get a traditional white Christmas here, but the sugar white sand is just as magical. In addition, there are tons of different holiday events happening in the area, so you can get into the holiday spirit while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.

4. Perfect Golf Weather

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Destin has a lot of gorgeous golf courses and our winter weather provides ideal golfing conditions. All you really need is a sweater to have a fun day golfing. Just check out all the amazing local golf courses like Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay, and Sandestin to start planning your trip today!

5. Shop Till You Drop

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Destin is home to tons of incredible shopping centers, so if you’re visiting in the winter, you’ll definitely want to be sure to hit those before you leave. Additionally, since it’s the off-season, you won’t have any problems snagging a parking spot at Destin Commons or Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

6. Minimal Traffic and Low Wait Times

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One of the best things about Destin’s offseason is that there’s hardly any traffic this time of year compared to the middle of summer. That also means it’s easy to find parking spots at public beach accesses and all the local hotspots like Pompano Joe’s and The Crab Trap. Additionally, you can enjoy minimal wait times at restaurants and fast service.

Destin is beautiful year-round, so plan your next trip to the Emerald Coast in the offseason to enjoy a winter beach vacation! Don’t forget to take advantage of Five Star Properties’ winter sale by using the code WARMWINTER when you book a stay between now and the end of February!

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