Waterscape Resort is Okaloosa


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TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort

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 The Destin area is a prime spot to vacation this summer for tennis enthusiasts because of all the offerings at TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort for the 2016 winter season.

 Offering weekly tennis events, including ladies clinics, double tactics, Jr. clinics and play with a pro clinic, TOPS'L has an event for everyone. For the remainder of the year, TOPS'L includes other events such as Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and New Year’s round robin events.
Here is the schedule for the rest of the year.
12 TOPS’L Level 9 Turkey Open (USTA Jr Event)
19 Saturday Morning Round Robin
26 Happy Thanksgiving Round Robin
3 Saturday Morning Round Robin
3 TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort Level 8 (USTA Jr Event)
9 Toys for Tots Charity Round Robin
10 Saturday Morning Round Robin
17 Saturday Morning Round Robin
24 Merry Christmas Round Robin
31 New Year’s Eve Round Robin

 USPTA-Certified tennis professionals offer private lessons to members along with clinics and racquet stringing. In case you forgot your racket, there is tennis equipment for sale and rent. TOPS'L also offers player matching services and Round Robin socials for the solo player in your group.

 Some of the best days of the year to play tennis can be found during the end of summer and beginning of fall, as there are comfortable temperatures and low humidity, making the weather extremely pleasant.

 TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort includes a variety of different properties including the Beach Manor, Captiva, Summit and Tides, along with the Sierra Dunes “Neighborhood” and the Tennis Village. Many of the rentals come with a complete kitchen so you can cook that fresh fish you caught that afternoon or any other meal you'd like. This is one of the many reasons why tennis enthusiasts looking for Destin condos for rent are flocking to TOPS'L, to book your next vacation you can check out Best Beach Getaways.

 Additionally, TOPS'L boasts 12 Rubico clay courts which are continually renovated and maintained. Ten of these courts are lighted for night play—so getting plenty of court time is never a problem. Throw in a top-notch pro shop, certified professional instructors and a courteous staff with a passion for the game and you realize why TOPS'L is continuously ranked in the top 25 tennis resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online.

 At the end of the day, any tennis enthusiast will not want to be anywhere else. Make TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort your home away from home.


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Missing the cold weather activities but not the weather?

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Destin - Great things to do in October

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Great Fall condo offers

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Panama City Beach and the Current State of Condo Sales

Over the recent three year period, condo sales in Panama City Beach have shown nice price increases. In 2015, prices increased seven percent. In 2014 and 2013, percentages increased 10.4 and 10.6, respectively. Unfortunately, the current year has been a mixed bag. On average, sale prices are down almost two percent. Floor plans and buildings have individually performed the same. Pricing per square foot for condos built after 2001 in the city are down 2.2 percent.


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How About a King Size Bed in Your Camping Tent?

It's The Best Of Both Worlds.

Fancy Camps specializes in achieving the camping experience at any level. They have flexible accommodations that can be setup anywhere, any way, anytime! It’s great! They offer everything from an overnight camp at the beach (or even in your own backyard), to huge music festivals, and more. All setup and breakdown of your Fancy Camp is included. 

Get the luxury of a plush king size bed, area rug, and cozy bedroom setup for roughing it in style! Choose your accommodation style, determine your campsite location, or let Fancy Camps help with that too! Then you are on your way to Camping in Style!
Need help selecting a campsite location? Fancy Camps has partnered with the Florida State Parks in the area to provide campsites and camping packages. Currently, they have availability at the Topsail State Park in Destin, Grayton Beach State Park, and St. Andrews State Park along the Gulf Coast. If you already have a campsite location, and just need to reserve a tent or tents by the night, you can do that too. 

Here are some of the Fancy Camps available:

  • Luxury Tent Accommodations: The standard package includes tent, (2) twin or (1) queen bed with real mattress, linens, lighting, area rug(s), bedside tables, outdoor seating, outdoor string lighting, air conditioning. Complete setup and breakdown is included.

  • Traditional Camping: If you like camping, but hate the hassle of loading, unloading, setting up, you can try a traditional camping setup. They will have everything setup before you arrive and taken down before you go. This package includes a tent, cots, sleeping bags, a stove, and a lantern.


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Village of Baytowne Wharf

There are so many things to do in the Village of Baytowne Wharf - the sky's the limit! Located in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, this 28 acre ultimate gathering place is a hot spot for locals and
visitors alike.

The Village is always alive with shopkeepers, window-shoppers, children eating ice cream cones, you can even enjoy a Starbucks out on the patio and take in all the sights. Most shops in the village are open day and night and there are tons of restaurants to choose from when you're ready for a bite to eat.

The late afternoon crowd heads to the waterfront to watch the most beautiful sunset over the Choctawatchee Bay. Destin is certainly known for their breathtaking sunsets, so be sure to catch at least one while you are in town. At night, the Village really comes to life with several night clubs and bars that entertain the late night crowd. 

Knowing that the little ones quickly get bored with shopping and trolling the boardwalk, the Village has two kid-friendly areas for them to work off some energy:

The Baytowne Adventure Zone has activities for the adventurous for sure. The Baytowne Zipline gives an aerial view of the Village as you soar across the lagoon. Test your agility and balance on the Sky Trail Ropes Course. And if that's not enough, the Tower Climb and Eurobungy are sure to thrill you. 

The Adventure Landing Playground is an enclosed play area where kids can swing, run and play. 


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    Top 5 Family Friendly Things to do in Destin

    If you are planning a family vacation to Destin, there are so many things to fill your time, it’s not all about the beach! Here are my Top 5 picks for family activities to do while you are in town:

    Big Kahuna’s Water Park


    This oversized waterpark is fun for the whole family. There are more than 40 water attractions at Big Kahuna’s. When you need a break from the water park, play some mini golf on one of the three tropical courses, or take a spin on the wild and fast go kart tracks.

    The Track


    The Track in Destin has everything you needed for hours of family fun. From go karts to bumper rides to mini golf, there is plenty to entertain.

    Beach Sand Sculpture Lessons


    The entire family can spend a couple of hours on the beach with professional sand castle sculptors. They provide all of the tools and equipment needed. What a great time for everyone!

    Boogies Watersports


    Boogies Watersports can handle all of your watersports needs with jet skis, pontoon boats, boogie boards. For the more adventurous, try a parasailing ride. For those that prefer a more relaxing excursion, take a glass bottom boat trip and see everything without getting wet.



    At Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, you can feed penguins, watch otters play, watch dolphin and sea lion shows. You can even snorkel with stingrays and sharks. The Gulfarium is also home to seals, turtles, alligators, harbor seals, and more. You can become a “VIP” Trainer working side by side with a Gulfarium team member to see what it takes to care and train for the marine animals.

    Have a suggestion for things to do in Destin? 

    This list is my Top 5 for family things to do in Destin. Feel free to add your suggestion in the comments below.

    Top 5 Family Friendly Restaurants in Destin

    If you are visiting Destin on a family vacation, you definitely need to make sure that when dining out with the crew, you have some family friendly establishments to choose from. There are several great dining establishments in Destin that are family friendly.

    Here is a quick list of my Top 5:



    Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill  has two area locations. One in Destin, and one in Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island, both locally owned and operated. Great food and a fun atmosphere. There motto is “Food, Fun, and Friends”.


    Callahan’s is located in Downtown Destin on the North side of Scenic Hwy 98. They have a huge selection of fresh made sandwiches, fresh grilled burgers and steaks, and a great kid’s menu. Voted Best of The Emerald Coast 2011 by Emerald Coast Magazine.

    Gilligan’s Seafood


    After a long day in the sun, take the family to Gilligan’s. Located on Harbor Boulevard in Destin, Gilligan’s has one of the most beautiful views in Destin and a spacious covered deck and patio. They prepare fresh, local seafood, caught right in the Gulf.

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.


    This is a great family fun place! Food is great and environment and staff are very casual and fun. The interior is decked out with old license plates and memorabilia from the movie Forrest Gump. Run, Forrest, Run!

    Do you have a restaurant to recommend?

    This list is my current Top 5 family friendly dining establishments in Destin. Please feel free to comment with your own suggestions!

    Destin: # 3 On Trip Advisor's Top Destinations on the Rise for 2016

    #Destin was ranked no. 3 on Trip Advisor's recent list of Top Destinations on the Rise for 2016.

    Capes & Crowns Fun Run and 5K

    Saturday January 30th

    Dress-up as your favorite superhero or glittering princess! The Capes & Crowns Fun Run and 5K will be a magical experience for the entire family! The 5K begins at 9am and the Half-Mile Fun Run at 10am. Event includes face painting, superhero and princess appearances from Enchanted Parties, post-race games, and complimentary post-race craft beer from Grayton Beer Company

    28th Annual Destin Boat Parade

    The 28th Annual Destin Boat Parade was held at Destin Harbor on December 13, 2015. It was a great display of holiday cheer with live music and performances, childrens activities and a visit from our friend from the North Pole. If you missed it, be sure to mark your calendar for next year's Boat Parade.