The Good Life Destin

Wednesday Nights at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

Every Wednesday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk and Pier host one of the best Fireworks shows in our area. With all the other activities that the Boardwalk has to offer, this is a great place to spend a Wednesday evening.  In this post, I will share some of the photos from my last visit and offer suggestions for...

The 5 Best Resort Pools in Destin, Florida

Best Pools in Destin

I love unique swimming pools so I thought it would be fun to write this post about my favorite pools in the area. I realize most people come to Destin for the beach, but it’s also great to have an awesome pool at your hotel or condo. It’s a safer and more fun place for kids to swim on days when the gulf is rough and...

Best and Worst Times to Visit Destin, Florida

Best and Worst Time to Visit Destin Florida

In this article I will give my advice regarding the best and worst times of year to visit Destin, Florida. Below is an overview of the 4 main tourist seasons of Destin followed by a month-to-month guide in order of what I would consider the best and worst months to visit. Mid-May through Mid...

Skip the Traffic and take the Destin Water Taxi

Destin Water Taxi

There is no doubt that Destin is an amazing place to vacation but let’s be honest… the traffic and parking can be a real bummer. If you are headed to Destin Harbor, the best alternative to driving is to take the Destin Water Taxi. The Destin Harbor Boardwalk area (which includes Harborwalk Village) is an amazing place to walk around...

6 Tips for Parasailing in Destin, Florida

Parasailing Destin Florida

I have been parasailing many times in Destin and even worked at a parasailing company for a little while. During those times I have learned some things that you might find helpful if you are considering this amazing and fun activity while you are on vacation here. Here are a few tips I suggest keeping in mind while planning your...

The Best Spots for a Summer Sunset in Destin

Why isn’t there a sunset over the ocean here? I’ve overheard this discussion by vacationers often enough to think it might warrant a blog post. I think it’s a decent question because most of Florida that touches the Gulf of Mexico will see a sunset over the ocean in the summer and all year. It is just uniquely not the case here given the...

Find your Perfect Beach in Destin Florida

Public Beach Access Destin Florida

Are you trying to decide which beach to go to during your Destin vacation? There are 13 public beach areas in the city of Destin, Florida. This post is a brief overview of them with photos from each area that will hopefully help you find your perfect beach. Below is an interactive map showing the exact locations of these public beach areas in...

Vacationing in Destin with your Dog

Are you trying to decide whether or not to bring your dog along on your Destin vacation? While it can be great fun to take your dog traveling with you, it can also pose some challenges. The first thing to consider is whether or not your dog would enjoy going with you. Some dogs are fine with new environments and traveling while it can cause...

The Back Porch in Destin Florida

Today I had lunch at The Back Porch in Destin, Florida The back porch is in a fantastic location. You really can’t get much closer to the beach. There is also public beach access here so you could have lunch and a beach day all in one. However, this is also why it can sometimes be extremely difficult to find parking during the busy season...

Destin Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

Destin Harbor Christmas Boat Parade

The Destin Christmas Lighted Boat Parade is an annual holiday tradition that takes place on Destin Harbor every December. The event normally takes place on the first Sunday in December at 6:00pm.  You can view the lighted boat parade anywhere from Boshamps Oyster House (414 Harbor Blvd.,Destin, Florida 32541) where the parade...