TripShock Vacation in Destin Blog
Book Activities with Destin Military Discounts 2017
Mar 14 2017
Year-round, the strong military atmosphere of the Emerald Coast can be felt in Destin, Florida. With several Military Bases in the area, many of the residents of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, and Niceville are active or retired military members. The presence of airforce and special forces bases in the region create a local culture deeply rooted in U.S. military tradition and ideals.
6 Things To Do With Toddlers in Destin, FL
Feb 23 2017
So you've taken the kids to the beach, ocean, and out to eat. What else is there to do? Toddlers are difficult to please, even more so than infants or adolescents. The terrible twos and threes come with pros and cons.
2017 Florida Red Snapper Season Guidelines
Jan 5 2017
Destin, FL offers some of the world's best saltwater fishing. Anglers with both novice and advance skill levels travel to the Emerald Coast hoping to snag a prized catch in the Gulf of Mexico. From sharks to sea bass, no fish is out of range while casting a rod and reel in Destin, FL.
7 Things to do at Night in Destin
Dec 29 2016
You may have come for the Destin sun, but the night time is just as fun! The Harbor, beach, and downtown of Destin take on a new life when the moon comes up. Dine, drink, dance, and tee off with these 7 Things to do at Night in Destin!
5 FREE Activities in Destin, Florida
Dec 16 2016
Destin is hands-down the Emerald Coast's most popular beach destination. Quickly becoming a world-renowned travel hot spot, Destin, Florida offers hundreds of fun things to do for all ages. But for most tourists, the vacation budget only goes so far!
4th of July in Destin, FL 2017
Jun 27 2016
Cookouts, cold drinks, and the smell of fresh fireworks in the air, nothing says Independence Day like a 4th of July celebration on the Emerald Coast! Destin celebrates its 30th Annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks over the famous Harbor. This tradition attracts thousands of visitors by offering one of the top fireworks displays in the south. The 4th of July in Destin, FL is just weeks away, so let's go over the top things to do in Destin for the 4th of July!
What Is Crab Island Destin FL?
Apr 19 2016
What is Crab Island Destin, FL? Crab Island Destin, Florida is the perfect combination of sun, sand, and sparkling emerald waters! Once a tiny island on the south side of Choctawhatchee Bay, the sandbar known as “Crab Island” is now one of the most popular things to do in Destin for boaters and swimmers! Large enough for hundreds of boats, kayaks, and waverunners to anchor down, some of the area’s top events take place at the sandbar all spring and summer long!
4 Memorable Movies Filmed in Destin, Florida
Feb 2 2016
Destin, Florida and the surrounding Emerald Coast region has become one of Hollywood's favorite filming locations over the years. Movies filmed in Destin, Florida range from action to drama, with the world's biggest stars descending upon the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village" to strut their stuff for the camera.
Spend Valentine's Day 2017 in Destin, Florida
Jan 13 2016
Valentine’s Day 2017 is fast approaching, and there is no better place to spend a romantic evening with your smoochie-poo than Destin, Florida! Stunning sunsets, moonlit walks on the beach, world-class dining and nightlife, Destin’s Emerald Coast is made for love, be it budding betrothal, or long-time love.
All-Ages Things To Do in Destin When It's Raining
Dec 22 2015
So you traveled all the way to Destin, Florida for the sun and the sand, but all you're left with is pouring rain. Vacation ruined right? WRONG! Destin vacationers now have plenty of rainy day activities to choose from.
7 Delightful Destin Things To Do in Winter
Dec 9 2015
We all know Destin as a spring break and summer getaway, but what is there to do in Destin in the winter time? The water is too cold for swimming, and many of the popular tour companies providing parasailing, snorkel tours, and banana boat rides close up for the winter and fall.
Tripshock Holds Online Charity Auction to Benefit “4 Paws For Ability”
Dec 8 2015
This holiday season, TripShock, an online tour, attraction, and hotel booking service serving the Gulf Coast, is holding an online auction benefiting 4 Paws For Ability. 38 items are up for grabs, including Destin deep sea fishing, Gulf Coast amusement park tickets, 30A beach bonfire packages, and nine gift card options to use towards TripShock activities and hotels.
Plan Your Engagement in Destin, Florida
Nov 16 2015
Thousands of visitors a year choose to "pop the question" in Destin, Florida. Between the stunning sunsets and serene emerald waters, there's no wonder so many loving couples envision "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" as the backdrop to the special moment. According to The Knot
2015 Black Friday Shopping in Destin, Florida
Nov 3 2015
Thanksgiving; the holiday of food, football, and insane shopping deals! Black Friday is the #1 shopping day of the year, with huge savings at shops nationwide. With Destin, Florida's reputation for the top shopping in the southeast United States, it's certainly the place to be on this very special national holiday!
2016 Destin Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals
Sep 29 2015
Anglers worldwide are gearing up for the 2016 Destin Fishing Rodeo beginning October 1st. Cash prizes, and the honor of the biggest catch have helped grow the Destin Fishing Rodeo from a local competition into a world-wide phenomenon!
Flight or Fun at the 6th Annual Destin Beer Festival!
Sep 15 2015
Fall is the time for changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and my personal favorite... BEER! Germans honor the hops-flavored beverage with Oktoberfest, a month-long festival of libations new and old. In Destin, FL, beer-lovers celebrate the foamy beverage with the annual "Destin Beer Festival"!
Try These 4 Bachelor Party Adventures in Destin, FL!
Sep 11 2015
So you're going to a wedding in Destin, Florida... The sugar-sand beaches, world-class entertainment, and stunning sunsets provide the perfect destination for the nuptials of your friend or cherished family member. There's just one problem, you've been tasked with planning the bachelor party!
3 of Destin's Hottest Watersport Tours in 2016
Aug 17 2015
Summer 2016 will bring searing hot temperatures nationwide, causing millions of Americans to head to Destin, Florida to cool off in the Gulf. Each year Destin tour companies take advantage of the newest innovations and trends to bring visitors the best in watersport activities. 2015 was no different, bringing new exciting activities, while continuing to offer old favorites.
Guess Which Celebrities Vacation in Destin, Florida?
Aug 4 2015
The rich and famous love to spend time in Destin, Florida! Pro athletes, musicians, actors, politicians, and celebrity chefs account for just some of the influential people who choose Destin as their #1 getaway. Running into one of these famous folks adds an extra kick to anyone's day, and first hand accounts of celebrity run-ins range from
Test Your Destin Knowledge - "How Well Do You Know Destin" Quiz
Jul 31 2015
Deep sea fishing, beaches, and world-class seafood dining are just some of the reasons Destin, Florida is considered one of the top resort destinations in the country. But what many don't know is that Destin was once a simple, small, fishing town before growing into the family vacation hot spot
5 Best Places To Go For Live Music in Destin, FL
Jul 24 2015
Destin is known for white sand beaches, world-class seafood, and rockin' entertainment. Afternoon or night, it's easy to find great live music no matter where you are in the beach town. With live concerts being one of the top things to do in Destin, rock, reggae, blues, and practically every genre of popular music can be found on any given day. And with lots of free venues, concerts, and limited cover charges, it's easy to enjoy the right entertainment during your beach vacation even while keeping to a budget.
8 of the BEST Destin, FL Photo Ops
Jun 28 2015
A trip to Destin, FL yields scenic Gulf views, and plenty of interesting buildings and designs providing a perfect backdrop to vacation photos. Whether you get family photos taken professionally by a hired beach photographer in Destin, or choose to wing it with a cell phone camera,
7 Awesome Kid Friendly Activities in Destin, Florida
Jun 8 2015
From Destin's white sand beaches, to buzzing Harbor, family fun is everywhere you turn! World-class seafood restaurants, eclectic shops and boutiques, family vacation resorts, and kid-friendly attractions are part of the reason Destin has been honored with the title of "family friendly beach destination"!
Planning a Pet Friendly Destin Vacation
Apr 24 2015
Planning a vacation to Destin, FL, but don't want to leave your trusty pooch behind? Well here is some great news, Destin is a pet friendly beach vacation destination! With the addition of new restaurants, malls, parks, and updated hotel policies, Destin has become a dream vacation spot for devoted pet owners worldwide.
5 Destin Restaurants To Feed Your Beach Vacation
Mar 23 2015
Searching for the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast? Destin, FL is known for a bustling fresh seafood market providing some of the finest dining in the world. Dozens of Destin restaurants offer a diverse menu, breath-taking views, and exciting entertainment, that brings travelers back year after year to the beachside community.
St. Patrick's Day 2017 on the Emerald Coast
Feb 28 2015
St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and the Emerald Coast is brimming with fun Irish-themed activities! Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Tuesday, March 17th brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine.
What's in the Destin Harbor?
Feb 4 2015
The Destin Harbor overlooks the Gulf of Mexico on the west end of Destin, Florida. Built to accommodate a bustling fishing industry, the Harbor is home to the finest dining, most exciting activities, and rockin' nightlife on the Emerald Coast! See what fun there is to experience in the Destin Harbor!
How I Plan On Spending My Spring Break in Destin, FL
Jan 29 2015
It’s a new year and only a few short months to the Spring Break season. Thousands of visitors will ascend on the Gulf Coast for a much needed break from work and school. One of our travelers recently booked her Spring Break vacation and out of curiosity, we asked her how she will spend her vacation. Does this sound like a vacation itinerary you would entertain?