“Emerald Coast is the Snowbird’s Heaven!”

Elderly Couple

More and more snowbirds are recently returning or coming for the first time to the Emerald Coast to enjoy the warmer temperatures and activities that this area has to offer. How many will be coming this year? That is a question that hopefully will soon be answered.

At My Vacation Haven most of our snowbirds have been coming here for years, moreover it is becoming their annual tradition.
In our opinion, It is really important for snowbirds to rent a property with heated pool & hot tub, as well as to have a balcony overlooking at the beach or bay or some sort of nature. Our snowbirds, definitely, love it!
Each year we have a diverse group of snowbirds here: beach enthusiasts, kite flyers, bridge players, readers, golf groups, walkers, water & tournaments parties & more. You name it!
The Snowbird Season usually begins October 1st, runs through mid March, and ends by April 1st. Rates here along the Emerald Coast are much lower than they are in south Florida, for example, plus Emerald Coast is about ten hours closer by car.
Here along the Emerald Coast, we do not have super hot winter days, it’s not freezing cold either. Some winters the weather doesn’t dip below freezing.  Almost every day is filled with sunshine and temperatures require sweaters, not coats!
If you would prefer to exercise your mind — along with your body — there are many different types of activities for you to consider along the Emerald Coast. Most snowbird activities will be commencing the first full week in January. Details for all activities plus more can be found in Destin Snowbird’s Club or Walton County Snowbirds website. Make sure to check them both out!


The Destin Snowbird Club
The Destin Snowbird Club was founded in 1979 and now has more than 3,000 members. This social club focuses on fun-filled activities for the winter season! Snowbirds meet weekly at the Roost! The Roost is located in the Destin Community Center at 101 Stahlman Avenue (right behind McGuire’s). General meetings are held on Tuesday mornings with entertainment and door prizes donated by the local sponsors.  See the Meetings & Entertainment and Registration pages for dates & times. In addition to the weekly Meetings there are many Activities and Events to enjoy. Especially note the Club Activities and Area Activities pages. This large and active group is engaged in a variety of activities, including Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Bridge, Casino Trips, Computer Club, Craft Shows, Cruises, Euchre, Fashion Shows, Golf, Harbor Cruises, Mahjong, Pinochle, Poker, Quilting, Singles Friendship Club, Skeet Shooting, Snowbird Mixer Dinner Dance, Tennis, TGIT Parties, Wine & Cheese Perfume Party, Writers Group etc..


Walton County Snowbirds
The Mission of the Walton County Snowbirds, Inc. is to provide the membership with opportunities for social, educational, recreational and charitable growth. The board consist of fun-loving, caring and sharing seniors enjoying the beautiful communities of Northwest Florida during the November to March time frame. The club is led by its members, financed by its members, and is for the recreational, social, fellowship, travel and enjoyment of all who participate. Walton Snowbirds club was founded in 1989 and has over 2,000 members. They meet at the Destin United Methodist Church at 200 Beach Drive in the Life Center building on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Their events are open to all winter visitors and include: Annual Dances, Art Workshop, Arts and Crafts, Ballroom Dancing, Basketball, Biking, Boat Parades, Book Discussions, Bowling, Cards & games, Computer Group, Creative Writing, Discussion Groups, Dolphin Cruise, Exercise, Fishing, Golf, Ladies Luncheon, Pickleball, Pilates/Yoga, Singing/Chorus, Singles, Tennis, Zumba etc.. Explore the website to learn more about this club and opportunities to enrich your life.

Besides all the events or activities offered by snowbird’s clubs, our beautiful, winter weather, and the great rental rates available this time of year, don’t forget about the substantial discounts provided by My Vacation Haven to many local restaurants and shopping centers. Click here for more information.

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