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... little miss slept all but about 2 1/2 hours of the drive down there.
-Stay in a condo. This is something we did even before kids, buts its even nicer now. We eat breakfasts and lunches at the condo and then treat ourselves to dinner out.
-Check out places like restaurants.com, groupon and livingsocial for discounts on meals and activities. Its definitely a great way to make the most of your vacation ...
... and great view of the harbor from our table. Truthfully we didn't have a bad meal the whole time we were there.
After dinner we headed back to the condo for one last walk on the beach. After we were done and heading back up, we stopped and little miss waved good bye to the beach and we headed back up to start packing since we planned on heading out early the next morning. Definitely a successful first beach trip for baby ...
... and shrimp, just like me!
After the beach we decided to go back to Pompano Joes again. We just loved the atmosphere, the view, and the food. And definitely cant beat that its only a 5 minute walk from where we were staying, straight down the boardwalk!
After dinner we enjoyed another walk on the beach and some more delicious ice cream!
Cant believe tomorrow is our last full day :(. This trip has gone by way to ...
... heart!) Inside was just as cool as the outside, they had more planes on display and even little cockpits on display for little ones to enjoy, which of course I couldn't help but get a few pictures of little miss in, she adored all the buttons inside and if her little fingers would have allowed she would have pushed them all simultaneously.
After almost two hours there we decided to head back to ...
... headed over to Fort Walton to go to the Heritage Park. Hubby is a big history buff, so he was excited to check it out. It encompassed the native American history of the area, the history of the civil war area, and a step back in time to the local school and post office. It was a $5 admission but it got you into 4 different buildings, so definitely worth while in my opinion.
After that we decided to go check out the fishing pier ...
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I've been going to Destin for several years and was reading some of the reviews posted here. This resort is one of best places to stay in my opinion. The property is Gulf Front with a good choice of floor plans. All of the units are indepently owned condos and fully furnished. The One Bedroom/ Two bath has a very functional floor plan. Outside of the bedroom, bunk beds are recessed in the hallway with a sleeper sofa in the family room. These additional sleeping accomodations, along with the second bath are attractive for two couples sharing a condo or a couple with children.
Stayed here from 09/04 thru 09/11/04. Booked thru Abbott Resorts and had to check in at an offsite location about a mile from the resort. Checked in at 5pm on Saturday evening with no problem. They thankfully had luggage carts so that I could lug all of our family's gear upstairs to the 11th floor. A helpful hint for the luggage handler in your party is don't use the central bank of elevators to take your gear upstairs. It is much faster to use the less frequently traveled elevators on the end of each wing. Also, they have a parking structure where you can park relatively close to the resort and keep your car out of direct sunlight.
We just returned from a week at the Pelican Beach. The room and view were perfect but the security in the room was questionable. The keys we were given were only to the bottom lock on the door. We were told they do not give a key to the dead bolt. The problem I have with this is that a simple credit card could get through the bottom lock with no problem at all. We had to make countless trips to our vehicle to lock our valuables up when we left the room. I don't know if all the condos locks are like that. Obviously, I didn't go around checking! I would not stay there again because of this.
Just returned from four nights at Pelican Beach during the last week of July. I was concerned that by renting only a 1 bedroom unit, that there would not be enough room for my husband and I, and our two teenage sons. My concerns were groundless. The unit was quite spacious and very, very clean. The oceanfront balcony was spacious and private, and quite clean, as well. The one drawback was that there did not appear to be quite enough beach space for the size of the resort. I would echo the thoughts of a previous reviewer who indicated it would probably be more beneficial to bring your own beach chairs and umbrella(s), as opposed to renting them. Apparently the rental "system" is that you start at the last row of chairs (nearest the condo, not the ocean) and work your way forward each day. You don't get to pick where you sit (except for perhaps the first day), as the chairs are assigned for you. Those who have their own chairs and umbrella get to set up nearest the ocean. Despite this minor inconvenience, we did have a marvelous time - especially our two teenage sons, who both enjoyed this vacation even more than the cruise we took last year. Even though the local deli at the resort didn't stay open as late as we would have liked, there were numerous fast food and other eating establishments nearby. I was disappointed to learn that although we had thought we had booked the family package special as indicated on their website, I learned after checking in that one has to "call" and request this package in order to obtain it. Overall, I would highly recommend this resort for families. Couples might want to look elsewhere, should they desire something a little more private.
This is a wonderful resort. They take excellent care of their guests and the grounds. There is 24 hour security and gated entrance. This is a great choice for a family vacation. We were there during spring break and they were very careful not to let anyone on the premises who did not wear a wristband.
Great place, will be back!
Used this site and others to search for a place to stay during our October vacation. The Pelican Beach Resort was great. We had a wonderful room, excellent view and super location. You may be able to stay elsewhere for less but the extra is worth it.
Perfect place to stay in Destin
We made reservations in Panama City and when we arrived we were horrified. This city was such a dump so we canceled our reservations and drove on to Destin. I am so glad we did. We stayed a week on the 19th floor at Pelican Beach and it was simply breathtaking. The condo was gorgeous and very clean. The prices were reasonable. We have already made reservations to go back again this year. Advice...skip Panama City and head to Pelican Beach in Destin!
#1416 at Pelican Beach Resort is AWESOME!!
We stayed in 1416 at Pelican Beach Resort in Destin, FL. This unit was absolutely beautiful and very well taken care of. The view of the Gulf from the balcony was breathtaking, we could even watch the dolphins play from the balcony. Pelican Beach is convenient to everything, shoppong, restraunts, water park, go carts, golf . . . The resort is family friendly and the grounds & pools were immaculate. We will definately return to Pelican Beach Resort and will be requesting to stay again in #1416!
What a great place! Everything is right there! You can stay at the resort and enjoy the beach, tiki hut for cocktails, swimming pools and have a nice fresh bagel in the morning from the bistro, if you want other things, they are right there in the vacinity and there are lots of things you can walk to!
We stayed in 1713 and got a phenomenal view of the ocean, beach and even the lights of Destin! The interior was well decorated and roomy...We are going back!