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28 Dec 2020
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We love the hustle, bustle and summer sunshine that high season in Destin is renowned for, but we're going to let you in on a little secret. If you're looking for fewer crowds, bigger savings, mild weather and plenty of things to do, you may want to consider visiting us this winter. Let's keep that between us, though, since we locals love the downtime, too.

Not convinced? Read more below.

Destin Winter Weather is Mild and Pleasant

According to Google, average winter temperature highs in Destin range from 62 - 64°F from December through February. In terms of precipation, there is an average of 6 days of rain typically each month. Destin's mild winter weather makes it welcoming getaway to those facing snowy, bitter conditions. It's no wonder why Destin is a popular snowbird escape.

Naturally, late fall and early spring are also considered part of the off-season, and also provide mild temperatures ranging from 71 - 76°F.

It's Less Crowded in Destin

Due to standard school year schedules, high season in Destin lasts from Spring Break (typically April) through Labor Day. When the school year starts up, the beaches die down, making it the perfect time for someone seeking crowd-free sugar-white sand and noticeably reduced traffic.

Things to Do in Destin in the Winter

  • Hit the links at one of Destin's 8 world-class golf courses
  • Enjoy a sunset walk along Destin Harborwalk and if weather permits, an al fresco dining experience
  • Run, walk or read a book on the beach
  • Stay put and take advantage of Destin West Bay and Beach Resort's onsite amenities, including pools and a lazy river, swim-up bars, beach equipment rentals, and a fitness center

You'll Save Big in Destin in the Winter

Nightly rates can be reduced by up to 65% during off season months vs. high season months. Alternatively, you can stay longer fall through winter for the same price of a shorter summer stay. Point is, your money goes further in the off season which is always a good thing.

As an example, here are the 2020/21 rates for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath gulfside condo:

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Don't wait any longer. Book your Destin West vacation rental with us to experience these special Destin and Okaloosa Island area beaches. Book direct & save big with our Destin West vacation packages and special deals.

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