Since it’s officially fall, the holiday season will be here before we know it! It is time to start planning your family holiday getaway. While considering destinations, keep Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in mind. The destination offers plenty of activities and fun perfect for the whole family.
On Nov. 7, 40–50 charter boats take 300 kids fishing, some maybe even for the first time. Guests can enjoy a local breakfast, 7:30–8:30 a.m. The boats will head out on the water at noon and you can enjoy fishing and time with the family.
On Nov. 21, travelers can visit The Henderson Holiday Market for live music and entertainment, local vendors, tree lighting, seasonally inspired beverages, festive decor and more.
Harbor Docks Thanksgiving Feast
Join both locals and visitors Nov. 25 for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, with a donation contributed to Destin Harvest & Habitat for Humanity of Okaloosa County.
On Dec. 11, join the city of Fort Walton Beach and residents to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Parade. The event will get you into the Christmas spirit with plenty of festive music, floats and more.
Dec. 12, head over to HarborWalk Village for holiday fun! The annual boat parade is a tradition that has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Boat owners adorn their vessels with holiday lights and decorations for a magical parade.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style! Enjoy local bands and live music throughout the night, as well as a fireworks display. Guests can also take a stroll on the HarborWalk to indulge in a delicious meal at one of Destin’s best restaurants.
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Disney Parks around the world shut down for months due to the global pandemic. Since then, most parks reopened, but with restrictions like limited capacity, no Fast Passes and more. Guests hoped they would bring back the beloved Fast Pass, allowing guests to skip long lines and head straight to the ride.
The St. Regis Punta Mita encourages guests to take a break from devices with the Disconnect to Reconnect experience. The offer promotes a digital detox, focusing instead on physical and mental wellness.
Before Disney Parks around the world shut down due to the global pandemic, guests were allowed to purchase and enter the parks with an Annual Pass. This ticket let visitors enter the parks multiple times a year, get discounts on food and merchandise, and more. Since reopening, Disney dropped the Annual Pass due to lower capacity and the reservation system. Recently, Disneyland Resort announced a new pass system for frequent visitors: the Magic Key Holder. There are a couple different levels for the passes, so make sure you do your research before purchasing.
Eastern State Penitentiary announced Halloween Nights, a new iteration of its Halloween celebration for 2021. From the creators of its Terror Behind the Walls, Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary transforms abandoned cellblocks and courtyards into newly designed immersive environments, featuring large-scale video projections and other special effects. Sections of the complex will be open to the public for the first time ever.