When you visit, you'll want to rent a condominium. Sure, there are some familiar- name hotel offerings and even a few bed-and-breakfast options, but when in Destin, the way to go is condo. That means you can cook some of your own meals and have room for the entire family to spread out.
Condo renting can be tricky though. Google "Destin condo rental," and you'll get more than 600,000 results. The best way to start the quest is by contacting a rental agency. The four most popular in town are Dale E. Peterson Vacations, ResortQuest, Sterling Resorts, and Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals. You can also check out listings on the convention and visitors bureau's Web site ( www.destin-fwb.com). There's a box on this site called "Emerald Specials" that gives year-round deals. Check it often for the lowest rates.