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31 Dec 2020
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If you’ve had enough of the cold weather, winter driving and indoor activities, pack your bags and head to Destin, Florida! Beautiful beaches, sunshine and delicious coastal cuisine are just a few benefits of the snowbird lifestyle. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are several more reasons why you should fly south for the winter and make the Gulf Coast your home away from home this season. 

1. Florida Sunshine and Warmer Weather 

If you experienced a white Christmas, you’re probably ready to enjoy some warmer weather. Say goodbye to the snow and get ready to soak up some Florida sunshine when you visit 30A. Average highs during the winter months range from 60°F – 70°F and even when the temperatures do drop, you’ll still enjoy sunshine and blue sky most days. 

2. Beautiful Beaches 

Just steps away from your snowbird rental, you’ll find the gorgeous white-sand beaches and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This change of scenery will instantly boost your mood! Whether you want to take a walk along the coastline, soak in the stunning vistas from your beachfront balcony or dine at a waterfront restaurant, the famous Destin, Florida beaches are never far from sight.  

3. A Plethora of Outdoor Activities 

It’s easy to stay fit and active when there are a variety of outdoor activities available. From golfing and swimming to walking and biking, 30A offers numerous things to do that lend to a healthy lifestyle no matter what age you are. If you enjoy getting some fresh air and exercise by walking, you’ll love the scenic pathways, nature trails and beaches that these coastal communities have to offer. For more information about things to do along the Gulf Coast, check out our outdoor rental guide for Destin and 30A. The options are endless and most of the activities are just a short distance away from your snowbird rental! 

4. Enjoy Coastal Cuisine 

One of the best parts about flying south for the winter is the succulent seafood! You can order fresh fish at numerous restaurants in the area or you can pick up some filets at the local seafood markets and cook them up at your snowbird rental. Enjoy the Gulf shrimp platter at Sunset Bay Café for lunch or have a fancy dinner out at Marlin Grill, which serves Gulf-fresh seafood brought in daily from Destin Ice. If you’d like more restaurant suggestions, here are some great places to eat in Sandestin

5. No Need to Wear Bulky Winter Clothes 

Leave your heavy coats and snow boots at home because there’s no need for them by the beach! When packing for your 30A getaway, think about bringing clothes that can be layered. Although the morning may be cool, you could be sweating in the sunshine by the afternoon. And don’t forget a swimsuit if your vacation rental has a hot tub or heated pool!  

6. Make New Friends 

Snowbirds flock to Destin, Florida from all over the country, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet other retirees and winter visitors during your stay. The Destin Snowbirds host numerous events and activities throughout the season allowing you to socialize and stay busy. Although COVID-19 has cancelled plans for this year, they are looking forward to a great 2021 – 2022 season with weekly meetings and multiple activities. The TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Tuesday) event is always a hit with entertainment, dancing and drink specials at Seascape Conference Center.  

7. Safe and Clean Vacation Rentals 

Whether you want a cozy beachfront condo or a home large enough for family members to come visit, there are numerous snowbird rental options in Destin, Florida and on 30A. My Vacation Haven offers a variety of units with convenient locations, luxurious amenities and plenty of space to relax. Our beautiful vacation homes feature social distance with a view, and our heightened cleaning procedures and convenient no-contact check-in and checkout assure the only worry you’ll find on this getaway is how you’re ever going to want to return home! 

Are you ready to break away from the flock and escape to the beach? My Vacation Haven has a variety of snowbird-friendly rentals to choose from. Whether you want a smaller studio for two or a multi-bedroom home for when your children and grandchildren visit, we can help you find the perfect winter dwelling. With Florida sunshine, gorgeous Gulf views and numerous amenities, you’ll never want to leave this coastal paradise!