We have all experienced such a unique past year that has certainly pulled us into a peculiar experience both in our home life and weather based. Already going into the month of May, we’ve experienced high so high, you have to reevaluate the sweater and boots you put on earlier that morning with the fresh, dewed chill. But then the sun starts to go down, the northern winds blow in making it seem like you should be drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace. Especially with what just hit us and the majority of the country! The good news is that us here on the Emerald Coast has had a full recovery and our little fishing village is ready to serve up some beautiful sun and some typical, spring rainfall.
So we thought we would share with you some of our favourite hiking/outdoor spots! (We absolutely recommend the app “All Trails”: which is really handy for finding new spots with photos & reviews)
In Destin, FL, we have the Henderson Beach Nature Trail.
If you are willing to travel a bit further into Niceville, we have the 2 mile trail called Turkey Creek Nature trail. This is perfect for all skill types and has a beautiful river view. One of the gorgeous pieces of this particular state park are the line of sand dunes; home of the the most unique ecosystems. Typically it isn’t okay to walk on the dunes, but this area allows you to explore the dunes and see creatures and plants in their natural habitat. In all, this area has some of the most natural and interesting scrubs and trees.
A personal favourite is the Blackwater River State Park Trails which offers the best scenic and secluded forests, wetlands and creeks. It is a beautiful drive through tons of trees like the Pinus Echinata that overcast during your leading to the entrance of the Park. The Entry way fee is, as of now, are $4 or an annual pass of . There is an amazing choose of campsites, more than 50, that allow tents, campers and RVs including water, electricity, a grill and picnic table prices from $16 to $42. There is the Chain of Lakes Nature trail which is a 1.75-mile loop trail starts off the trails. You can go bird-sighting, spot an endangered panhandle lily, or just simply sight-seeing.
The Easter Bunny has been holding in his deliveries for his favorite time of the year. His basket is filled with colored eggs, candy, toys and all kinds of goodies. But he can also be a little trickster and hiding them where it may be a little difficult to find. We know the kids love finding them and the parents love to see their kids laughter and joy from their conquest.
We have a few locations this year that are providing kids a space to hunt and a few activities for adults.
April 3rd, Saturday
Easter Egg Drive through at Morgan Sport Center beginning at 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Staff will distribute treats, prizes, and Easter eggs for patrons to collect safely from the comfort of their vehicle.
April 4th, Sunday
Easter at the Harbor Walk village Brunch from 10AM-2:30pm. Then the Easter Bunny will be on the main stage from 2pm-4pm. Enjoy children’s activities, a golden egg treasure hunt, and receive one free 4×6 photo!
Easter Egg hunt and brunch on the Island. Bring your family Easter Sunday, to an Easter egg hunt on the beautiful beach followed by a delicious brunch spread at Fish House. The Easter egg hunts will be tiered by ages, as detailed below.
Easter Egg Hunt age groups and times:
0-3 – Beach Patio | 10:00-10:10 a.m.
4-7 – Beach Patio | 10:20-10:30 a.m.
8-12 – Beach Patio | 10:40-10:50 a.m.
Brunch is from 11:30-4pm!
We hope you have a beautiful Easter from us here at Solely Beachfront Team
It’s Cupid’s favourite time of the year! A chance to help those who are alone to love and lovers to grow in their love even more. What we love about Valentines Day here at Solely Beachfront office is the ability to show your love ones an extra special way to deliver that love; like the cherry on the top! We thought the best way to relay that is to show our guest some of our favorite spots to spend with our loves ones sharing the best quality time on one of our favourite times of the year.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s is a steak favourite with some of the best aged USDA Prime steaks and rich in fine dining and an extensive list of wine to match with the meal. They are also adhering very well to the CDC guidelines in keeping with the 6 feet separations for guest and wearing mask.
Seagar’s has great fine dining experience with delectable steaks/seasfood and a lounge area for a wonderful musical experience on a grand piano.
Bijoux has a diverse wine bar and is a new experience for the locals. The ambiance is to die for. If you want a variety of choices on a menu and a new adventure. This is it!
We know them well for the amazing quality coffee, and amazing selection of donuts. But for Valentine’s Day, they are pulling out all the stops and having a dinner.
We have many more but we’d be here all day haha!
We hope everyone has a beautiful and safe holiday with your loved ones. Happy Valentines Day from the Solely Beachfront Family.