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Top 5 Fall Break Activities in Destin

Fall is one of the best times to visit Destin, as the weather is mild but still warm and the crowds have begun to dwindle. Fall break is still a popular time for visitors and there are plenty of things to do around town. Catch an iconic fall sunset and witness the Monarch Butterfly migration take a rest stop in Destin. Plus, some of the best local events take place in the fall.

Eggs on the Beach

When: September 28

Once you experience a meal hot off the grill of a Big Green Egg, you’ll never look back. The 5th Annual Eggs on the Beach is the ultimate cook-off. Taking place September 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the friendly competition brings together the best grill teams with a chance to win a Big Green Egg and qualify for the World Food Championship. Not interested in competing? Take part in the tasting and vote for your favorites.

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Destin Seafood Festival

When: October 4 - 6

The Destin Seafood Festival is a three-day, family-friendly event that takes place October 4 - 6, 2019. The festival has been running for more than 40 years and features food, music, and art along the Destin Boardwalk. Attracting an estimated 60,000 guests each year, the Destin Seafood Festival is one of the most popular events along the Emerald Coast.

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Destin Fishing Rodeo

When: October 1 - 31

The Destin Fishing Rodeo takes place each year during the month of October. The month-long event has been a staple in the community for more than 70 years and is a must for anglers of all levels. Destin has earned the name as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” and the rodeo is the best representation of the moniker.

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Monarch Butterfly Migration

When: Several Weeks Each Fall

Each fall, Monarch Butterflies make a stop in Destin on their way to Mexico for the winter. The Henderson Beach State Park nature trail, The Destin Library, and Eden Garden State Park are among the best places to see the iconic creatures during their migration.

Fall Sunsets

Autumn and winter are the best times of the year to catch a sunset over the water in Destin. When the sun sets below the horizon, vibrant colors paint the sky in a way that you can’t see during the summer. Because of Destin’s geographical location, summer sunsets have to be viewed from the perfect location in order to see the sun dip below the Gulf’s horizon. During the fall, you can see the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from virtually everywhere.

Book Your Destin Vacation Rental for Fall 2019

If you’re planning a trip to Destin this fall, book your stay with us today. Look through our things to do and favorite local activities to help plan your itinerary for your vacation. With Destin West, you can browse our wide selection of vacation rentals in Destin to find the perfect place for your entire group.

09/28/2019 to 10/31/2019
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