To a lot of vacationers, Florida serves primarily as a sunny escape from the bitter cold of an icy Northern winter. While the Sunshine State is a tropical getaway removed from snowy Januarys, it is much more than that. Beautiful weather, an ocean of activities, and ever-rotating festivals make this Southern state a year-round recreation center.

And there’s no better place for the quintessential Florida experience than Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Overlooking the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this Emerald Coast gem offers four seasons of fun. Almost endless entertainment abounds onsite and off, making this resort an all-seasons stay for all ages. 

Stay active with an array of adventures. High-flying fun starts on a ziplining adventure and continues when you crawl across the ropes course and tee it up on any of four championship golf courses. Serve up a game on one of 15 world-class tennis courts or get your heart pumping in the state-of-the-art fitness center. 

Once you’re ready to get your toes wet, head to the Gulf of Mexico for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and more. Stretching 2,400 acres, there is so much surf to explore. In fact, Sandestin is the only resort on the Emerald Coast to spread from the Gulf of Mexico to the Choctawhatchee Bay. With so much to explore, guests return year after year for fresh experiences. 

“It’s fun to talk to our guests about their trips because even if they’ve visited us numerous consecutive years, they still tell us about a completely different experience each time,” General Manager Mark Hodgdon said. “No two trips are the same. There is always something fun and new taking place around the resort.” 

Speaking of new and fun events, a collection of unique festivals offer different experiences throughout the year. Depending on when you decide to visit, you can take part in annual festivals like Gumbo Festival, Christmas on the Coast, the Sandestin Triathlon and more. There truly is a reason to visit  every season. 

“After a day at the beach, enjoy a beautiful summer night watching fireworks over the lagoon,” the village of Baytowne Wharf Event Manager Lanier Motes said. “Or make a weekend visit to one of our major events like the Sandestin Wine Festival or Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest. We’re not just a beach destination; Baytowne Wharf is beautifully decorated for the holidays and all of our winter events.” 

If you’re looking for a low-key excursion, shop at more than 15 retail stores in Baytowne Wharf, set off on a dinner cruise that takes off from the resort’s marina, or explore the scenic property on a bicycle ride. The adults can enjoy a rejuvenating stay at Spa Sandestin while the little ones have a blast thanks to the fully supervised kids program. 

A plethora of activities, seasonal attractions, and the beautiful Florida weather prove that Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is an all-season stay for all ages. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Destin, Florida

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