Dec 23, 2010, 10:26 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

The #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast is the Place to Be this New Year's Eve

DESTIN, FL, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ - A New Year's Eve celebration in a spectacular setting plus great rates makes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort one of North America's top spots for the New Year's Eve holiday weekend.

Sandestin today announced discounted rates on deluxe accommodations from the Beach to the Bay. For example, a two bedroom townhome or Villa in the resort's Bayside neighborhoods start at only $119 per night, a hotel room at the Bayside Inn is $75 and a studio at the popular beachside Luau complex is only $119. For people wanting to be in the center of the celebration in or near the Village of Baytowne Wharf, rates start at only $149 per night. Visit or call 1-866-91-BEACH (1-866-912-3224) for complete details.

Guests can celebrate the New Year in style and enjoy the convenience of being only an elevator ride home or a complimentary tram ride away. 

In Sandestin's Village of of Baytowne Wharf, skate into the New Year with some active family fun at the area's only outdoor Ice Skating Rink, enjoy gliding around the rink centered in the picturesque Village.  

Continue your celebration with dinner at one of Sandestin's many restaurants including Finz Beachside Grille, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This year, Finz Beachside Grille will offer very special three and four course dinner options featuring an exquisite selection including New York strip steak with scallops, poached pear salad with candied walnuts and much more.  The dinner will conclude with a divine chocolate selection by Sandestin Pastry Chef Yascha.  People are encouraged to reserve their dinner before it's sold out by calling 850/267-4800.

Back in the Village, live music begins at 6:30 p.m. featuring tribute bands of some of America's favorite musical artists. Enjoy "Elton John," "Billy Joel," The Emerald Coast Blues Brothers and end the night with The BonJourneys, a tribute band devoted to Bon Jovi and Journey.

Gather friends and family of all ages at the charming and festive Village of Baytowne Wharf for the New Year's Eve Celebration and Countdown with the area's largest fireworks extravaganza over the beautiful Choctawhatchee bay at midnight.

What makes Sandestin extra special are the additional activities guests can enjoy throughout the weekend including complimentary tennis, fitness center access, bike rentals and resort transportation.   In addition, Sandestin has four championship golf courses for those wanting to enjoy a round of golf this holiday weekend.

Visit for a real time countdown to New Year's Eve.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was rated the # 1 Resort by Emerald Coast Magazine. Located on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination resort for all seasons and for all ages. Sandestin invites guests to enter a world of 30 neighborhoods with 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. A member of the Beaches of South Walton, the resort has more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a popular pedestrian village featuring shopping, dining, nightlife and events.  For reservations and additional information see or call (866) 91-BEACH.

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