Category Archives: Destin Vacation News

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The Best Chefs on the Emerald Coast Compete at the Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off in Destin

Bowl of chili from the Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off in Destin

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your vacation on the Emerald Coast, you don’t want to miss the 10th Annual Parrot Head Chili Cook-Off in Destin! Featuring delicious chili from some of the very best chefs in Florida, this popular event never disappoints. The Henderson Park Inn has put together a convenient guide with everything you need to know about this year’s festivities. Continue reading


Popular Food and Wine Festival in Destin Returns for 2015

Red wine and antipasto at a festival in Destin

The Symphony of Taste Food & Wine Festival returns to the area in February to delight both locals and visitors to Destin! This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy samples from some of the area’s best restaurants as well as wines from all over the world. Here is everything that you need to know about this food and wine festival in Destin: Continue reading


Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical Comes to Destin This Winter

Audience watching musical theater in Destin

Anyone who is visiting the beautiful Destin, Florida area this winter should make an effort to see the Tony Award winning musical Peter & The Star Catcher. This Tony Award winning production will only be shown on one night at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity to see a popular Broadway musical in Destin! Continue reading


Merry Christmas from Henderson Park Inn!

As 2014 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has stayed at Henderson Park Inn. There is nothing we love more than helping couples create lasting memories as they enjoy their vacation on the Emerald Coast. It was our privilege to have you as a guest, and we look forward to seeing you again in the coming year. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Watch the video below for a special holiday message from everyone at the Henderson Park Inn! Continue reading



Christmas Comes Early With the Nutcracker Ballet in Destin

Nutcracker statue with Christmas tree in background

Christmas arrives early this season with the Northwest Florida Ballet performance of The Nutcracker. Now in its 35th year, this full length presentation of the holiday classic is the longest running Nutcracker performance along the Emerald Coast. The Northwest Florida Ballet was founded in 1969 and has performed with well known companies such as the Atlanta Ballet, the Miami Ballet, and the Washington Ballet. This is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy some fine ballet in Destin! Continue reading





Don’t Forget to Pack These 4 Things When You Stay at Our Destin Hotel

Travel suitcase on the beach with footprints

To have the best possible experience when staying at our Destin hotel, you should make sure you don’t forget to pack some essential items. Much, of course, is already provided for you. There’s no need to bring food, as we provide not only a full breakfast buffet but also a boxed lunch, and an afternoon snack of cookies, lemonade, fruit, and tea. You’ll also find a community refrigerator packed with snacks and beverages. Continue reading