6 Reasons To Visit Destin, Florida This Fall

If you’ve already started planning your fall vacation, Destin should be on your list. Sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and tons of fun fall activities await. While our peak season is 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 Destin vacation this fall.

Fewer Crowds

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If you prefer fewer crowds on the beaches, shorter wait times at restaurants, and fewer cars on the road, then you’ll be glad you waited until the fall to take your vacation to Destin, Florida. Peak months come to an end and the kids head back to school. Fall makes for the perfect time of year to sit back and relax in Destin.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

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If you love craft beer, then you’ll definitely want to book a trip to Destin this fall. Baytowne Wharf is hosting its 13th Annual Beer Festival and you won’t want to miss it. From October 8th through October 9th you can attend the best beer fest on the Emerald Coast and sample specialty, seasonal, and not-yet-released beers. This fun Fall festival features more than 40 on-site craft brewers.

The Weather

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. We consider fall in Destin to be one of our best-kept secrets! The summer months actually have the most rainfall out of the entire year. During the fall months, you can expect comfortable, warm temperatures and an abundance of sunny days. September through November, average highs of 71°-87° fill the air. In addition, October has the least rainy days of the entire year. So if you prefer beaches that are quiet and calm, yet warm enough for you to take a dip, the fall months might be for you!

Destin Fishing Rodeo

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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. Sharks are brought in every Saturday during October for “Shark Saturdays”, where the largest shark wins a cash prize. Other rodeo events include the Destin 5K Rodeo Run, Kids Fall Movie Festival, Annual Kid’s Wagon Boat Parade, Halloween On The Harbor, and many more! You won’t want to miss these fun activities and events.

The Fun Halloween Events

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Destin sure knows how to get into the spooky spirit! With so many costume contests, kids’ activities, and parties happening, there isn’t any shortage of festivities in town! Whether you’re traveling with little ones who love trick-or-treating or if you’re looking for a sophisticated Halloween dinner, you’re sure to find the perfect festive event while you’re in town!

 Reduced Rental Rates

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Last, but not least, fall is one of the most affordable times to visit Destin and 30A. Since the peak season is over, we drop our rates for fall, which means you can book your stay in a beautiful vacation home or condo for a fraction of the cost you would pay in the middle of July! If you’re planning a vacation on a budget, fall is the perfect time to visit!

All in all, the answer to your question is simple. Destin and 30A are absolutely amazing in the fall. It’s one of the very best times of the year to visit. With beautiful weather, very little crowding, fun events, dazzling sunsets, and dropped rates, what’s holding you back? Start planning your fall vacation today! Click here to start looking for vacation rentals in the

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