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Summer Fun Starts – and Stays – at the Emerald Grande

by Chris Chatelain on June 5th, 2015
View of the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village from its private beach

View of the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village from its private beach.

Just as it towers over the Destin skyline, a summer stay at the Emerald Grande elevates a Northwest Florida beach vacation to new heights. It’s hard to miss these amazing accommodations, not only for the property’s stature and presence, but also for its location right within the heart of everything great about this renowned destination on the Emerald Coast.

Located at Harborwalk Village — a favorite gathering place of locals and visitors alike, Emerald Grande truly combines all that you could want from a beach vacation in Destin. Its versatility and endless supply of fun activities and live events make it appealing to families, couples, and groups all the same. Park the car and save the gas money, because you won’t need to go anywhere else while you are here.

There’s casual dining with mouth-watering seafood and sensational views of the water for foodies. There are fun activities aimed at kids and young ones. There are enough boutiques, stores, and services to keep shopaholics busy for an entire day. There’s even a marina from which to launch your water activities and fishing expeditions. And, of course, the sugar-white beaches overlooking both the Gulf of Mexico and the waters of Destin Pass are just a short shuttle ride away.  Oh, and don’t forget that your private balcony is the perfect place from which to watch a spectacular sunset over the sparkling blue-green waters.HarborWalk Village Destin street scene with Harry T's Lighthouse and harbor view

Just across the street is the famous McGuire’s Irish Pub, which features fantastic food, spirits, and also a pizza restaurant and arcade for the young, and the young at heart.

All this is just steps from your room! But that is just the location itself. You’ll find the activities and the wide variety of live events to be just as breathtaking and refreshing as the views.

Like being in the middle of things? Well, you’ll never be bored during a summer vacation to Emerald Grande, because there is always something happening. Mardi Gras only comes around once a year in New Orleans, but here in Destin, every Tuesday sees a Fat Tuesday Parade day at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. We’re talking floats, beads, and live entertainment… and unlike the activities in the Big Easy, this Mardi Gas is suitable for all ages.

Thursdays are set aside for patriotism, as a local hero is honored prior to a brilliant display of fireworks that can be seen from practically anywhere in the immediate area. Watching a World War II plane flyover, followed by the hundreds of exploding colors lighting up the sky and reflecting in the calm waters, is likely to be the most vivid experience of your stay in Destin. You’ll also want to be sure to take advantage of the free live entertainment and free kids’ crafts that are parts of the Thursday Red, White, and Blue Celebration.

Sure, staying in and watching the tide roll in from your balcony can be therapeutic. However, so can dancing the night away. So grab your partner and prepare to lose track of time with free concerts every Saturday night at 7 p.m. Good friends, good tunes, a full range of drinks, and a great setting with a wonderful view — Rock the Docks is a blast for those craving the nightlife!

Sure there’s a lot to do in Destin, but with so much happening at the Emerald Grande, you’ll likely never make it past the sidewalk of the property. With something different going on every day of the week, you’ll feel like every day starts a new vacation!

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