Family beach vacations can be some of the best memories for kids. What could be better than building sandcastles, snorkeling in saltwater waves, and biking through beach towns? And, for kids, it’s always fun to stay the night somewhere that’s not home! Especially when that place is close to the beach.
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For young families, though, it can feel daunting to plan out a full beach vacation. It’s not always easy to find an affordable place to stay, restaurants that everyone will be happy with, and activities that everyone will enjoy. So, we want to take some of the stress out of the planning process for you.
Here is a list of the five best Destin condos for young families.
The Majestic Sun condo complex is located at the Seascape Resort in Destin’s Miramar Beach. Condo rentals range from one to three bedrooms and can accommodate between six and ten guests. Also available to rent is the Majestic Sun Penthouse with five bedrooms that can host up to 22 guests, which is great if you want to get a group together for vacation. Each rental boasts comfortable living space, a kitchen, and a balcony with incredible views of the Gulf and the beach. Young families will love the resort amenities, which include two beachside pools, hot tubs, an expansive sundeck, an on-site fitness center, a golf course, and pay-to-play tennis courts. With a lake and nature trails nearby, it is easy to enjoy the beautiful outdoors even when not at the beach. Another perk for young families is the condo’s proximity to nearby coastal activities—from discount shopping at Silver Sands Premium Outlets to fireworks displays, live music, and seasonal events at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
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A resort that resembles a ship rising from the beach…how fun is that! Edgewater is a luxury resort inspired by the French Riviera, and this Miramar Beach adaptation is just as impressive. There are both standard vacation condos and deluxe penthouses with beachfront terraces available. The condos range from one to three bedrooms and can sleep between four and ten guests. Perfect for a young family getaway. Here, you can take advantage of spacious living areas, comfortable sleeping quarters, and incredible Gulf views. The resort’s amenities appeal, particularly to families. These amenities include: two sparkling pools, a bubbling hot tub, an exercise room, and lush gardens. The beach is only a stone’s throw away. There is also a playground and putting green that the kids (and you!) will love. When you’re not lounging at the beach or basking by the pool, be sure to check out the surrounding area. Catch a movie or go shopping at Grand Boulevard, visit the beach towns of Scenic Highway 30A, or head into the heart of Destin to splash the day away at Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park.
As a beachfront condo in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Westwinds is a wonderful place to stay for a beach vacay. Rentals range between one and two bedrooms and can entertain up to six guests. The size and location make it ideal for small, young families. Additionally, the resort amenities will have you feeling pampered and relaxed all vacation long. There is a beachfront pool, hot tub, expansive patio with lounge chairs, and a Tiki Bar. Other amenities include an on-site fitness center and beach access. As part of the Sandestin Resort, guests also have access to a variety of coastal activities. You can practice your golf swing on championship golf courses or challenge your family to a round of tennis. Fishing, paddle boarding, and biking are just a few other ways to spend your time. With popular restaurants and shopping nearby, you’ll never have to go far to make vacation memories!
It might not be in Italy, but the Amalfi Coast low-rise condo complex in Miramar Beach is the perfect place to spend a vacation. There are one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom rentals available. Depending on your needs, you can book a rental that can accommodate up to ten guests. The relaxed feel and close proximity to the beach make the Amalfi Coast a great vacation option for young families. The property includes two large swimming pools lined with palm trees that set the tropical mood. Guests will also enjoy the tennis courts, a fitness center, BBQ area, cozy firepit, beach access, and a beach pavilion. Kids and parents alike will love how close the beach is, making it easy to hop on over to the crystal sand and emerald waves at any time. Build sandcastles, splash in the water, work on your tan, or simply lounge under a sun umbrella with your favorite beach drink. When not at the beach, head over to the Destin Commons, Grand Boulevard, or Silver Sands Premium Outlets for some shopping and dining fun.
Located in Downtown Destin, Sterling Shores is perfectly situated for a great Emerald Coast vacation. Ocean Reef Resorts offers two- and three-bedroom rentals, which can entertain up to ten guests. The condos are bright and welcoming, with comfortable living and sleeping accommodations. Sterling Shores has young families in mind, featuring kid-friendly amenities. The huge outdoor pool has a play area and fun mushroom-shaped water feature that the kids will love, and the expansive patio is the perfect place to relax. Other amenities include a fitness center, meeting room, movie theater, and a beachfront clubhouse. Additionally, the condo’s convenient location ensures guests are in the middle of it all. The beach is just across the road, so it’s easy to hop from your rental to the beach and back in no time at all. HarborWalk Village is also a must-visit, providing all kinds of coastal experiences—from dolphin cruises to fireworks displays to live music. For the kids, there are even more activities, including a mirror maze, bungee trampolines, a choo-choo train that steams through the village, an escape room, and so much more.
Are you planning a family vacation to the Emerald Coast? Be sure to browse these Destin condos to see if they meet your needs!
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