6 Tips for Getting Away This Winter in Destin Florida
Known for its beautiful white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, the city of Destin is one of the most scenic choices for a winter vacation destination. Voted the most romantic hotel in North America, the Henderson Park Inn provides the ideal lodging for spending part of your winter in Destin Florida. The following are six tips for planning a trip to our adults only hotel this winter:
1. Choose the Ideal Time for Your Winter Vacation
There are many great times to visit Destin during the winter months. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a fun time to take a trip. If you’re looking for a quieter time to visit, you may prefer getting away later in the winter. January and February can be good times to find cheap flights. Fortunately, there is no bad time to visit Destin, so just look at your schedule and decide when works best for you!
2. Reserve the Right Suite
The Henderson Park Inn has a great selection of Destin hotel suites with a variety of amenities that will ensure your comfort. Whichever suite you choose, you can expect wine, fresh flowers, and grapes waiting for you when you arrive. The Mini Suite or Junior Suite are nice if you want an intimate place to relax. The Honeymoon Suite offers more space, as well as a whirlpool tub and kitchenette. If views are important to you, the Coastline Suite, Corner Suite, Presidential Suite, and Executive Suite all provide views of the Gulf of Mexico and, in some cases, Henderson Beach State Park as well.
When packing for your trip to Destin, you should be aware of the climate and what you will and won’t need. Winter in Destin is mild, but you should be prepared to dress in layers. Light jackets should be sufficient for afternoons, when temperatures usually reach the 60s. Bring good walking or hiking shoes for exploring the area. Don’t forget sun protection, including sun block, sunglasses, and a hat. You should also bring a good camera, as you’ll want to take plenty of pictures during your vacation!
4. Explore Destin
One of the nice things about vacationing during the winter in Destin Florida is that the city will be less crowded than usual. You’ll have plenty of space to yourself as you enjoy the many interesting things to do in and around Destin. Popular activities include walking along the Boardwalk, going shopping, and dining in the area’s many fine restaurants. Destin also has plenty of nightlife, including clubs with live music and a variety of excellent bars.
5. Enjoy Special Winter Events
Destin has lots of activities and special events throughout the year, and the winter months are no exception! Couples visiting for New Year’s Eve can enjoy live music and fireworks at the HarborWalk Village. If you’re a boat enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the Emerald Coast Boat Show in January. Valentine’s Day weekend also brings a variety of celebrations to the Destin area.
While it’s a bit too chilly to go swimming in the winter, it’s definitely warm enough to enjoy hiking, bike riding, boating, and lots of other outdoor activities. The Henderson Park Inn provides guests with the use of bikes and helmets, so you can go cycling any time you want. Our hotel is also located next door to the beautiful Henderson Beach State Park, which is the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the great outdoors.
To learn more about about everything you can expect when you spend part of your winter in Destin Florida, check out our Destin Hotel Amenities page!