Fall Into the Excitement of sandestination on Florida's Beautiful Gulf Coast

Sep 08, 2010, 12:18 ET from Sandestination

DESTIN, FL, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Fall is a season of comfortable temperatures, beautiful blue skies and lower rates - all at the beautiful sandestination. This popular vacation destination is located on Northwest Florida's Beaches, recently named one of the top 12 international destinations by Frommer's.

Sandestination visitors will discover a unique combination of beach and bay front activities, shopping, dining, recreation, events, spas and a variety of accommodations ranging from national brand hotels to expertly-designed estates for families, leisure travelers, business travelers and groups. This destination offers guests everything they need, so visitors can enjoy their stay without needing to leave sandestination.

Activities

Activities in sandestination are plentiful in the fall as the weather becomes cooler. Since the water is still warm, visitors will enjoy parasailing, boogie boarding, sailing, surfing, Yolo boarding and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. The pristine sugar-white beaches and emerald green waters of sandestination delight guests, and the beach service staff is prepared to enhance a visitor's stay. Golf courses and tennis courts are available for athletic options, and bicycles are accessible to explore sandestination's beautiful landscape. Fitness Center facilities at the accommodations offer a great way to stay in shape while experiencing this premier destination.

Sandestination events flourish during the fall, and an exciting way to begin the season is to enjoy the sounds of Vince Gill in concert on September 25th at The Links Course at Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach Resort. For a great accommodation package with free concert tickets, call 1-866-91-BEACH.

Autumn Tides fall events, art festivals, live musical concerts, a charity car show and the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival provide perfect venues to enjoy family time. Halloween holiday fun such as pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and costume contests encompass only some of the exciting events that sandestination offers. Fall along the Emerald Coast is a fantastic time to fully appreciate the area's divine climate and picturesque nature.

Guests will fall in love with sandestination as they prepare their bodies for cooler weather and pamper themselves. For some much needed relaxation, visitors will enjoy the high quality rejuvenating spa treatments of massages and facials, salon services and more at Sandestin Day Spa & Salon at Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach Resort, Serenity by the sea at Hilton Sandestin(R) Beach Golf Resort and Spa and Fusion Spa Salon AVEDA in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin(R).

Accommodations

Cooperatively, sandestination offers nearly 2,500 accommodations, including Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach Resort, Hilton Sandestin(R) Beach Golf Resort and Spa, Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin(R) at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn Sandestin(R) at Grand Boulevard, with a variety of comfortable suites, condominiums, villas and townhomes that will suit every person's preference and budget. Book and stay at a sandestination accommodation partner by September 30 and be rewarded with a $250 gift card to Silver Sands Factory Stores or Southwest Airlines.

Themed travel packages and great deals make a fall getaway both convenient to arrange and less expensive, while new offerings and festive events keep quality time at sandestination refreshingly fun for the entire family. Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach resort offers a FREE night free with the purchase of two and the Marriott hotels offer a Girl's Getaway package. Visitors will discover the great rates at Northwest Florida's largest beachfront resort hotel during this time of year at Hilton Sandestin(R) Beach Golf Resort & Spa, and locals have the opportunity to indulge in its world-class amenities. A variety of accommodation atmospheres are available at the resorts such as beach front, bay front, poolside, and golf course views. Visit www.sandestination.com for descriptions, contact information and Web sites of all sandestination properties to discover the perfect place to stay this fall.

Shopping

The shopping venues at sandestination offer great diversity and value, and fall is the perfect time to slow down and enjoy fantastic deals. Guests may freshen up their wardrobe and home décor for the season at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation's largest designer outlet center, and enjoy over 100 retailers that will satisfy all shopping needs, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory, Lacoste and Polo Ralph Lauren and new stores Juicy Couture and Janie and Jack Outlet. Visitors will enjoy eclectic stops with unique gifts, clothing, décor and home furnishings in The Market Shops at Sandestin(R) and in the charming atmosphere of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Grand Boulevard at Sandestin(R) is a pedestrian-friendly Town Center with a unique mix of nationally recognized retailers and unique stores including Chico's, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Billabong, The Orvis Company, J. Jill, Coldwater Creek, Donna Burgess Gallery and more.

Restaurants

From casual to fine dining, sandestination offers numerous restaurants and eateries to satisfy every guest's craving. The variety of dining options include watching the sunset at Sandestin's Marina Bar and Grill or a delicious dinner at P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, Marlin Grill, Bistro Bijoux, Smoke House BBQ, Another Broken Egg, Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood, Finz Beachside Grille, Mitchell's Fish Market and Cheeseburger in Paradise. From Caribbean flair, retro-style diners, a Greek taverna, Mexican gourmet, seafood delicacies, bakeries, and ice cream and candy shops, sandestination is sure to delight all visitors this fall. Visit www.sandestination.com for complete details.

sandestination is located on Northwest Florida's Beaches and is a 3 1/2 mile stretch along Emerald Coast Parkway from Silver Sands Factory Stores to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin(R). The destination is just nine miles east of Destin, Florida, and approximately 22 miles west of the Walton/Bay County line. sandestination is a four-season destination for people of all ages and all occasions and offers the most complete and memorable resort experience in North America. Visitors will discover a unique combination of beach and bay front activities, shopping, dining, recreation, events, spas and a variety of Destin accommodations ranging from national brand hotels to expertly-designed estates. Visit www.sandestination.com for additional information.

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