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Where to See the July 4th Fireworks in Destin FL

The incredible July 4th fireworks in Destin FL.

The July 4th fireworks in Destin FL never disappoint, and they are expected to be better than ever this year! When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you can watch the fireworks right from the comfort of our deck. Guests will enjoy the perfect vantage point for admiring the the technicolor display over Destin Harbor, and best of all, they won’t have to deal with any traffic.

However, if you want an up close view of all the Independence Day festivities in Destin, there is plenty to do just a few minutes away from our hotel. Read on for a complete guide to the 4th of July Extravaganza on the Emerald Coast.     Continue reading


Destin Named Among Top Small Cities in Florida

Destin vacation beach in one of the top small cities in Florida.

Destin was recently named one of the top small cities in Florida! That comes as no surprise to the people who live here because the lifestyle on the Emerald Coast is genuinely second to none. Of course, the things that make this city such a wonderful place to live are also the things that make it the ideal spot to enjoy a vacation. The Henderson Park Inn has put together a few reasons why a Destin vacation should be at the top of any traveler’s list. Continue reading


50% of Paid Vacation Time Goes Unused: Here are 7 Reasons to Spend it at Our Destin Beach Hotel

Calendar marked for a vacation at our Destin beach hotel.

A recent survey of American workers shows a troubling trend: most employees are only using half of their paid vacation time. As a country, the United States is letting over 500 million vacation days go to waste each year! Here at the Henderson Park Inn, we believe that vacation days are a precious commodity, and to pass on taking time off is to miss out on a special experience that improve the quality of your life. To help inspire you to take the vacation days you deserve, we have put together seven reasons to spend your time off at our Destin beach hotel. Continue reading



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