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07/14/2021

The Ultimate Staycation

Emerald Grande

When you live in a highly sought-after vacation destination, it’s easy to overlook the areas typically labeled as tourist destinations or simply avoid them because of the crowds. However, a staycation is not only a pause from the daily grind of work and life but also a refreshing reminder that you live life where others vacation.

Traditionally, staycations are within the confines of one’s own home, but when you live along miles of sugar-white sand and emerald, green waters, it is practically a prerequisite to stay where the views are unobscured, and the water stretches into the horizon. Good food is essential to any traditional vacation, so this is a must-have on any respectable staycation. Mix in some notable activities our area offers such as sunset dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, waterfront shopping, and activities for all ages. The planning can seem overwhelming, and you may be ready to call it quits, stay home and watch Netflix. But remember, waking up to a view of the Destin Harbor is the tried-and-true way to set the mood for exploring.

This is where the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village has it all. Offering well-appointed condos and unprecedented views of the harbor paired with the Gulf of Mexico, this Destin Florida Resort offers everything needed for an instant vacation. Within the resort, you will enjoy countless amenities including a 2,500 square foot outdoor heated pool sitting atop 6 stories and overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Destin Harbor. Have lunch prepared at the Grande Vista Bar & Grill by Chef Jeff, without even leaving the building. Enjoy complimentary beach chair service and aboard the boat shuttle to our own secluded beach. Here all that matters is how quickly you can put your toes in the sand! Explore the Captain's Deck at Sunset, offering the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post.

Step off the elevator, out to HarborWalk Village. You'll find this sought-after venue is filled with merchants, activities, and waterfront restaurants. HarborWalk Village is truly a one-of-a-kind location along the Emerald Coast. After all, your staycation would not be complete without a little snorkeling, fishing, jet ski, or pontoon rental. Or how about a voyage on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise or a sunset dolphin cruise on the Southern Star? Depending on when you book your stay you can enjoy free live concerts, fireworks, and even a Mardi Gras-themed parade all without having to leave to fight the traffic! 

Walk down and see the local catch being cleaned after a day at sea or enjoy drinks and live music at one of six Village restaurants. Looking for a thrill? Try HarborWalk Adventure's very own zipline with stunning views of the Destin Harbor. Rainy days don’t mean a thing when there is a Laser Maze, The Escape Room, and shops to explore just an elevator ride away.

If enjoying one’s home region as a tourist is the essence of “staycation,” then Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is an essential part of your repertoire. The best place to stay in Destin has been there all along, at the base of the Destin Bridge. 

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