There is never a wrong time to visit Destin and 30A, but there are a few times of the year that are among the best to enjoy all of the activities and attractions we have to offer. Spring on the Emerald Coast is a fantastic time to enjoy fun in the sun! Keep reading to discover some of our favorites things to do during this incredible season on the Gulf.
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Our Favorite Spring Activities on the Emerald Coast
1. Paddleboard on the Coast
Whether you’re paddleboarding on the clear Gulf waters or the calm shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, spring is one of the best times to rent a board and relax under the Florida sun. There are many places to rent paddleboards, including Rent Gear Here and Gusu Paddle and Surf Rentals.
2. Play in the Ocean and Kick Back on the Beach
Spending long, lazy days on the beaches of the Emerald Coast is one of the best things to do during spring on the Emerald Coast. Vast stretches of sugar-white sand invite you and your family to stake out a spot with your towels, chairs, and umbrellas and make the most of your day under the warm Florida sunshine. Whether you frolic in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, build sandcastles, or read your favorite book, there are endless ways to relax on our incredible shoreline.
3. Enjoy Local Events
There are tons of fun, family-friendly events in the Destin area during the spring season. You and your loved ones can enjoy a wide range of activities like the St. Patrick’s Day Grogg March, Mac and Cheese Festival, and the South Walton Food and Wine Festival. Trust us; you won’t want to miss out on any of these incredible festivals and events.
4. Cast Your Line Out
Booking a fishing charter is among one of the best ways to make the most of your spring trip to the Emerald Coast. The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is home to dozens of charter boats that offer inshore, offshore, and deep sea fishing!
5. Hit the Links
The weather during spring on the Emerald Coast makes it one of the best times of the year to golf on one of our area’s championship-caliber courses. Our well-manicured links pay homage to the Sunshine State’s renowned golfing scene, with over a dozen incredible courses located throughout the Destin and 30A areas. So, pack your clubs and get ready to play the game of your life!
Plan Your Emerald Coast Retreat
You and your family can find the perfect vacation rental for your trip with Harmony Beach Vacations. Our selection of condos and homes in Destin and 30A offers guests excellent amenities, convenient locations, and customer service that is second to none. So, are you ready to hit the Emerald Coast and create a new family tradition?
Start planning your trip by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Harmony Beach Vacations family.