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Florida's Beautiful Emerald Coast in 7 Days

Destination(s): Destin

This guide offers you the perfect blend of the culture and lifestyle of Northwest Florida. The sites chosen for this guide are some of the best the region has to offer. Enjoy your stay in Northwest Florida. read more about Florida's Beautiful Emerald Coast in 7 Days

Boardwalk Beach Resort & Convention Center

Boardwalk Beach Resort & Convention Center

  • 9450 South Thomas Drive
  • tel:(850) 234-3484
  • Panama City Beach, 32408

The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Convention Center is a sprawling complex that includes a high rise luxury condominium, hotel, and a convention center that hosts many events throughout the year in Panama City Beach. The condos at Boardwalk Beach Resort are rented out in the same way as hotel rooms and they are priced well. The rooms at the Boardwalk Beach condos are well equipped and well maintained and they feature free Wi-Fi, garden tubs, and balconies with beautiful beach views. One of the more unexpected surprises given to visitors by Boardwalk Beach Resort is the 2,500 square foot pool area with an expansive and lavish pool deck. The resort also has something for children to enjoy. Splash Zone is a resort run children's play area with interactive water toys for kids to splash, drench, and play in. The hotel at Boardwalk Beach Resort is as nice as anything you will find on the beach. The out door bar is a great place to watch a band play or grab a cold drink. The hotel also has a pool, hot tub, and arcade as well as a restaurant if you need a quick bite before heading back out to the beach. The Boardwalk Beach Resort is easy to find and is located within minutes of many area attractions and is an excellent place to stay on your visit to Panama City Beach. read more about Boardwalk Beach Resort & Convention Center

Shell Island Boat Rentals

Shell Island Boat Rentals

  • 3605 Thomas Drive
  • tel:(850) 234-7245
  • Visit website
  • Panama City Beach, 32408

Shell Island Boat Rental and Blue Dolphin Tours is an excellent way to get lost in your Panama City Beach vacation. Here you can rent a boat for a full or half day and and explore St Andrews Bay and the pristine beaches of Shell Island National Seashore. You also have the option of taking a guided dolphin or snorkeling your.

The Blue Dolphin Tour is a must see event if you have the means. Up to six people can go on a single trip. You arrive at one of four designated times for the two hour tour where you are taking out to where the dolphins usually congregate and are put in the water before the dolphins arrive. This makes them curious and more interested in their new playmates. This is a vast improvement over tours that carry up to 25 people and often scare the dolphins off instead of luring them in.

Renting a boat is highly recommended. The staff is excellent at teaching the basics to even the most novice boater. Maps are provided to help guide you out to shell island and they can also point out where the dolphins are most likely to be seen.

The best thing going for Shell Island Rentals is their prices. Tours are less than 50 USD per person and a single boat rental for up to six people is under 250 USD. This is in line with what you would spend at some of the other attractions in town and the prospect of swimming with dolphins will excite almost any kid.

I highly recommend Shell Island Rentals and Tours for anyone traveling to Panama City Beach.
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ResortQuest Rentals at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort

ResortQuest Rentals at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort

  • 9011 Highway 98 W
  • Miramar Beach, 32550
Raven Golf Club

Raven Golf Club

  • 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
  • tel:+1 850 267 8211 / +1 850 267 8210 / +1 850 267 8000
  • Visit website
  • Destin, 32550-7268
Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel

Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel

  • 200 E Gregory St
  • At Alcanz St
  • tel:850/433-3336
  • Visit website
  • Pensacola, 32501
Seville Quarter

Seville Quarter

  • 130 East Government Street, Pensacola, FL
  • , 32520
National Museum of Naval Aviation

National Museum of Naval Aviation

  • Radford Blvd., U.S. Naval Air Station
  • tel:850/452-3604
  • Visit website
  • Pensacola, 32508
Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach

  • County Road 30A
  • tel:+1 850 278 2100
  • Visit website
  • Panama City Beach, 32459
Fisherman's Wharf Seafood House

Fisherman's Wharf Seafood House

  • 210D Hwy. 98 E
  • Destin Harbor
  • tel:850/654-4766
  • Visit website
  • Destin, 32550
Civil War Soldiers Museum

Civil War Soldiers Museum

  • 108 S. Palafox St
  • South of Romana St
  • tel:850/469-1900
  • Visit website
  • Pensacola, 32520
Pensacola Museum of Art

Pensacola Museum of Art

  • 407 S. Jefferson St
  • At Main St
  • tel:850/432-6247
  • Visit website
  • Pensacola, 32520
Flounder's Chowder & Ale House

Flounder's Chowder & Ale House

  • 800 Quietwater Beach Rd
  • At Via de Luna and Fort Pickens Rd
  • tel:850/932-2003
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  • Pensacola Beach, 32561
Marina Oyster Barn

Marina Oyster Barn

  • 505 Bayou Blvd
  • On Bayou Texar
  • tel:850/433-0511
  • Visit website
  • Pensacola, 32520
Back Porch

Back Porch

  • 1740 Old Hwy. 98 E
  • tel:850/837-2022
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  • Destin, 32541

With specialty drinks that can quench even the biggest thirst and seafood so fresh you can take in the view while eating the inhabitants, The Back Porch is one of the premier beach front restaurants in Destin.

The atmosphere is lively with music playing as you walk up to the restaurant. If you are made to wait for a table, The Back Porch offers a drink slinging tiki hut and a gift shop to help you pass the time. Once inside, you are treated to a truly amazing view. The menu is extensive without being overwhelming.

The Back Porch also offers true beach front dining. As in, they have tables set up on the sand only a few steps from the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Parking is plentiful and the back porch is relatively easy to find. Make sure you visit the Back Porch on your next Destin visit.

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