5 Reasons to Visit Destin and 30A in the Fall

“What’s Destin like in the fall?” That’s a question we hear at least a couple of times a day here at Bliss Beach Rentals. If you’re thinking about planning a trip to Destin this fall, you’re in luck. Destin is absolutely beautiful in the fall. In fact, the locals call fall Destin’s best-kept secret. Here are five reasons to visit the Emerald Coast this fall.

1. Incredible Weather

For those of you looking for a milder alternative to vacationing in Destin in July, October and November are perfect for you. In October, the average high is 80 degrees and the average low is 64 degrees. By November, the average high is down to 71 degrees with a low of 54 degrees. In October, the water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico is also still warm enough to swim. The average water temperature in October is 79 degrees, which is warm enough for a dip on a hot October afternoon. Overall, if you’re looking for a little cooler weather that’s still warm enough for swimming, fall is the perfect time to visit Destin.

2. No Crowds and Very Little Traffic

Since most people visit Destin and 30A during the summer, the crowds vanish once school starts back up. The atmosphere changes into a calm and relaxed paradise. Traffic seems to disappear almost entirely as well. If you prefer a quiet beach vacation, book a trip to Destin or 30A in the fall. Like we said earlier, the weather is still beautiful, but you’ll have the beaches almost to yourself as school is back in session. You’ll also enjoy shorter wait times at restaurants and plenty of parking spots at your favorite beach accesses.

3. Fall Festivals

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With such mild weather in the fall, it’s no wonder that there are so many fun outdoor events happening throughout October and November. If you love fishing, you need to visit Destin in October to attend the Destin Fishing Rodeo which happens all month long and over $100,000 of cash prizes are awarded for nearly every type of fish. If you love beer, then you can’t miss out on the Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 11th and 12th. Also, if you’re a seafood fan, you definitely want to visit October 4-6 for the Destin Seafood Festival. Overall, there are a ton of fun activities in events throughout autumn on the Emerald Coast.

4. Stunning Sunrises and Sunsets

While the sunsets and sunrises are beautiful in Destin throughout the entire year, there’s something different about them in the fall. With the sun rising a little later, it’s easier to wake up in time to see it rise over the Gulf of Mexico. Fall is also the only time of year when the sun rises and sets directly over the Gulf of Mexico, which is a sight everyone should see at least once in their life! There’s nothing prettier than looking out at the turquoise water in the Gulf against a cotton candy sky.

5. Reduced Rental Rates

Last, but not least, fall is one of the most affordable times to visit Destin and 30A. Since the peak season is over, we drop our rates for fall, which means you can book your stay in a beautiful vacation home or condo for a fraction of the cost you would pay in the middle of July! If you’re planning a vacation on a budget, fall is the perfect time to visit!

All in all, the answer to your question is simple. Destin and 30A are absolutely amazing in the fall. It’s one of the very best times of the year to visit. With beautiful weather, very little crowding, fun events, dazzling sunsets, and dropped rates, what’s holding you back? Start planning your fall vacation today! Click here to start looking for vacation rentals in the area!