5 Reasons to Spend Memorial Day in Destin FL
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer vacation season, and we can’t think of a better place to spend it than Destin, Florida! As spring transitions into summer, the Emerald Coast comes alive with spectacular weather and a variety of special events. To help you make the most of your long weekend, the Henderson Park Inn has put together five reasons to enjoy Memorial Day in Destin FL.
1. The Beach is Waiting for You
Relaxing at the beach is the quintessential Memorial Day weekend activity! Famous for their sugar white sand and emerald green water, Destin’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the nation. When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you can spend your vacation soaking up the sun at our gorgeous private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. We even provide complimentary beach services, so you don’t have to worry about packing towels, chairs, or umbrellas. Our hotel is also steps away from Henderson Beach State Park, which features over 6,000 feet of breathtaking shoreline.
2. Concerts and Fireworks at HarborWalk Village
The HarborWalk Village will host a number of great events over Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday night, from 7 – 9 p.m., three-piece rock band The Good Lookings will play a free concert on the harbor. The fun continues on Sunday night with musical performances from Flash Flood (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and Departure: The Journey Tribute Band (7 – 9 p.m.). At 9 p.m., there will be a breathtaking fireworks display over Destin Harbor followed by a thrilling fire spinning show from Just Add Fire.
3. Fun at The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is another can’t-miss spot for anyone spending Memorial Day in Destin FL. This lovely shopping and dining area will host free live music on Saturday and Sunday from 7 – 9 p.m. On Sunday evening, visitors to The Village will also enjoy an amazing fireworks show over the water. On Monday, the Sandestin Veterans will present a special Memorial Day program honoring the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.
4. Festivities on Crab Island
Crab Island is an underwater sandbar in Destin that attracts thousands of visitors each year. This Memorial Day weekend, Crab Island will host two fun concerts. On Saturday, Call the Law will rock the sandbar, and on Sunday, DJ Jandy will spin his favorite tracks. Both concerts are scheduled from 12 – 4:30 p.m. Visitors to Crab Island over Memorial Day weekend will also enjoy free water volleyball all day. For a convenient way to get to Crab Island, consider booking a boat tour with Sunventure Cruises. If you visit Crab Island, be sure to keep your wits about you in case of strong tidal currents.
5. Perfect Time for a Romantic Getaway
The upcoming long weekend is a fantastic time to take a vacation with the one you love. For an unforgettable Memorial Day in Destin FL, we invite you to stay with us at the Henderson Park Inn. Located right on the beach, our adults only bed and breakfast was voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of TripAdvisor.com and About.com. To learn about everything the Henderson Park Inn has to offer, visit our Amenities page.