Hottest Destin Blog Posts of 2023

2023's Best Destin Blogs: Ocean Reef's Top Picks & Insights

Posted on 12/29/2023

As the premier vacation rental experts on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, Ocean Reef Resorts takes a look back at a year of insightful content. Shaped by the interests and passions of our over 200,000 annual guests and our vibrant online family, the "Hottest Destin Blog Posts of 2023" recaps the best of the best. Drawing on over 40 years of travel expertise and trusted by the largest Facebook audience of any vacation rental management company in the U.S., we've curated a series showcasing everything from ingenious tips to the raw, breathtaking beauty of our coastal haven. 

Join us in revisiting these top moments inspired by and created for our loyal community.


10. Destin Overnight & Daily Parking

Destin Overnight & Daily Parking

Our 10th hottest blog post of 2023, Destin Overnight & Daily Parking, is a must-read for families and groups traveling to Destin with extra vehicles or equipment. It offers a comprehensive guide to convenient parking options in and around Destin, including details on locations like Geronimo RV Resort, Destin Tow Brothers, and D & J Dry Storage Inc. Whether you need secure storage for your boat or a spot for your RV, this article provides all the necessary information, including rates and contact details, to make your stay in Destin hassle-free.


9. Destin Vs. Perdido Key

Destin Vs. Perdido Key

Our 9th hottest blog post of 2023, Destin Vs. Perdido Key, explores the unique qualities of these two Gulf Coast beaches. While both boast white sandy beaches and emerald waters, Destin is noted for its more vibrant sand and wider range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Perdido Key, known for its seclusion and natural beauty, offers a more ecotourism-focused experience with camping, nature walks, and a quieter atmosphere. The article contrasts the two destinations in detail, providing insights for travelers deciding between the bustling activities of Destin and the serene escape of Perdido Key.


8. 12 Multi-Family Vacation Homes In Destin

The 8th hottest blog post of 2023, 12 Multi-Family Vacation Homes In Destin, is a fantastic resource for large groups planning a beach vacation. This guide showcases a variety of spacious vacation homes in Destin, perfect for family reunions, milestone celebrations, or corporate retreats. Ranging from homes that accommodate 16 guests to massive estates for 30 people, each property is unique, offering amenities like private pools, game rooms, and stunning beach views. Whether you're seeking a luxurious villa or a cozy beach cottage, this blog has options to fit every group's needs.


7. Which Part Of Destin Should We Stay In?

The 7th hottest blog post of 2023, Which Part Of Destin Should We Stay In? is an insightful guide for travelers exploring the diverse areas of Destin. It highlights distinct neighborhoods like Holiday Isle, Downtown Destin, Crystal Beach, Miramar Beach, and South Walton, each offering unique experiences from serene shores to lively downtown areas. This post is perfect for helping visitors choose the ideal location for their stay, based on their preferences for tranquility, adventure, or a mix of both.


6. Top 4 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Destin

Top 4 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Destin

The 6th hottest blog post of 2023, Top 4 Kid-Friendly Resorts In Destin, is an essential read for families planning a vacation in Destin. It highlights four fantastic resorts: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Seascape Resort, Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, and Pelican Beach Resort. Each resort boasts unique amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, and proximity to the beach, ensuring a fun and comfortable stay for both kids and adults.


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Destin New Years Eve

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The best New Year's Eve celebrations will be held in popular Destin area entertainment hot spots. We've got the Village of Baytowne Wharf in the prestigious gated Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, and HarborWalk Village in Downtown Destin. Both of these locations offers an exciting and unique way to bring in the new year right here on the coast!


5. Destin Vs. Orange Beach

Destin Vs. Orange Beach

The 5th hottest blog post of 2023, Destin Vs. Orange Beach, compares these two Gulf Coast destinations, highlighting their unique characteristics. Destin is known for its clear emerald waters, vibrant nightlife, and family-friendly activities, while Orange Beach offers a more relaxed atmosphere with murkier waters and simple experiences. The post dives into the differences in beaches, tourist attractions, nightlife, and activities to help travelers choose the ideal location for their vacation.


4. Floating Tiki Bar Cruise In Destin

The 4th hottest blog post of 2023, Floating Tiki Bar Cruise In Destin, presents an exotic way to enjoy Destin's jewel-toned waters. The article describes a unique experience aboard a motorized floating Tiki Bar, where guests can bring their own beverages and snacks, listen to music, and even take a swim while anchored. Highlighting destinations like Crab Island, the post showcases various cruise options, including sunset and harbor light cruises, offering a distinct perspective of Destin from the water.


3. 10 Ground Floor Beachfront Destin Condos

The 3rd hottest blog post of 2023, 10 Ground Floor Beachfront Destin Condos, showcases a selection of first-floor beach-level condos offered by Ocean Reef Resorts. These condos provide the convenience of direct beach access without the need for elevators. The article details various properties in Destin and the surrounding areas, each with unique features like ground-level patios, pool views, and close proximity to the beach. Ideal for those seeking easy access to the shore and the soothing sounds of the surf, these condos vary in size and amenities.


2. Which Beach Has The Clearest Water In Florida?

The 2nd hottest blog post of 2023, Which Beach Has The Clearest Water In Florida? explains why Destin's beaches are renowned for their clarity. The post attributes the clear waters to the white quartz sand carried by the Apalachicola River, lack of major rivers dumping sediment nearby, and the filtering effect of Choctawhatchee Bay. Destin, along with Key West, Anna Maria Island, and Siesta Key, tops the list for the clearest waters in Florida.


1. Where Is The Redneck Riviera?

Where Is The Redneck Riviera?

The hottest blog post of 2023 on our popular Destin blog, titled Where Is The Redneck Riviera?, explores the term "Redneck Riviera," historically used to describe the beaches of the Florida Panhandle and Lower Alabama. The post delves into the origin of this nickname, its cultural implications, and how the area, particularly Destin, has evolved from being a simple fishing community to a sought-after vacation destination known as the Emerald Coast. It highlights the region's transformation, including its pristine beaches, clear waters, and upscale developments.


As we close the book on the "Hottest Destin Blog Posts of 2023," we're bursting with inspiration for next year's adventures. In 2024, dive deeper with us as we uncover hidden gems, unveil off-the-beaten-path adventures, and curate even more breathtaking moments in the Emerald Coast. Imagine yourself sailing into the sunset on a Floating Tiki Bar cruise, discovering secluded coves perfect for paddleboarding, or unwinding in a luxurious beachfront condo with your loved ones. Let Ocean Reef Resorts be your guide to crafting your own unforgettable memories. 

Book your dream Destin vacation rental today and let the excitement begin!

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