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The Gulf Coast is very different from other tourist destinations. You may start hearing the term “The Gulf Coast” more frequently as it gains recognition around the country. The Florida Gulf Coast includes cities like Destin, Panama City, Pensacola, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and all the small towns in between. To paint a picture of the area for travelers who haven’t yet visited, imagine beautiful beaches and a small-town atmosphere. This is a great location for family vacations, beach trips, spring and summer break, and destination weddings. It’s even a great place to live year round. Here are 5 reasons to vacation on the Gulf Coast, specifically the Destin region:

Reason 1: Our beaches are clean, monitored by lifeguards, and not too crowded.
The Gulf Coast has the longest stretch of protected coast line in Florida. Our beautiful emerald water sparkles daily beneath the warm Florida sun. Our beaches aren’t littered with trash, and many of them are monitored by lifeguards to ensure beach goers safety. You couldn’t pick a better place for a beach trip than the Gulf Coast.

Reason 2: There’s no heavy traffic.
Unlike tourist destinations in South Florida, the Gulf Coast doesn’t deal with heavy city traffic. It’s easy to get from Point A to Point B, and it will probably only take you 10 minutes. Most things are located so close by in Destin and the 30A communities that you can walk or bike to your destination.

Reason 3: We have more locally owned restaurants than chains.
The Gulf Coast benefits from the small-town communities that have formed along the coast line. The communities, such as South Walton, Miramar Beach, and Destin, offer laid back attitudes and hospitable vibes. It’s also booming with small and family owned businesses! That’s why you’ll find many local restaurants with fresh food and

Reason 4: There are tons of free or affordable activities to do here on vacation.
Vacations can be expensive, but when you come to the Gulf Coast you’ll be surprised at how affordable entertainment is here. Our number one source of free and affordable entertainment is the beach! You can spend your entire day on the beach sunbathing, swimming, playing volleyball, or building sandcastles. The beaches of the Gulf Coast also tend to be dotted with restaurants and beach-side bars you can stop in to when you get hungry. There are multiple shopping venues, outdoor malls, and local shops. We may not have big-city attractions, but we still have movie theaters, water parks, night life, festivals and many other activities for vacationers looking for fun and excitement.

Reason 5: We have some of the most luxurious accommodations along the Gulf Coast at great prices.
Bliss Beach Rentals offers affordable luxury vacation rentals in Destin, Miramar Beach, and on 30A. Our vacation rentals are beautiful, well kept, and always clean. We offer high-end living at a price you can afford. There’s no better location than the Gulf Coast to enjoy the beauty of life and to live to the fullest.

If you’d like to start planning your next trip to the Gulf Coast, take a look at some of our gulf-front and near beach vacation rental options below!

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