Thanksgiving in Destin, fl

4 Legendary Vacation Rental Picks for Thanksgiving in Destin

Thanksgiving is a time to come together and give thanks for all the good in our lives. What could be better than spending Thanksgiving in Destin with your friends and family? The warm sun, the beautiful beaches, and the delicious food all make for a perfect Thanksgiving celebration. And what better way to show your loved ones how thankful you are for them than by spending this special holiday together on the Emerald Coast?

In this article, we will show you the 4 legendary vacation rentals for your Thanksgiving in Destin. They include spacious dining areas, game rooms, and incredible kitchens to help you make and host a memorable Thanksgiving feast.

For those that need an incredible kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and Soak Up The Sun has an incredible kitchen that will make preparing Thanksgiving dinner a breeze. Once you walk into the home, there is a kitchen to your right, where groceries can be dropped on the kitchen island or in the separate pantry. These contemporary cabinets provide lots of storage space. With granite countertops, top-notch KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, and plenty of space to move around, this kitchen has everything you need to make your holiday dinner delicious.

Plus, the kitchen island is the perfect place to gather everyone for a pre-dinner glass of wine or a post-dinner cup of coffee. With two of everything, you won’t have to worry about space in the oven or who has to do the dishes. This vacation rental includes two ovens with a gas stove, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, and coffee pots.

This 5700-square-foot home has 12 bedrooms, and 12.5 bathrooms, and can sleep up to 36 people. The beach is only a short 3-minute walk away, and you don’t even have to cross any streets! If you’re not one for beaches or just want to have private pool parties instead, no problem! There is an oversized outdoor pool and hot tub that’ll be the perfect place to host your own Thanksgiving bash. The pool measures 30’ by 18’ and has an elevated hot tub so you can relax in style.

For those that need a spacious dining room

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Thanksgiving is all about the food, and you will want a spacious dining room to accommodate all of your guests. This beautiful vacation rental has a large dining room and a large island that can seat up to 28 people, making it perfect for a Thanksgiving meal. The kitchen has a large granite island that is 6’ x 12’ and is conveniently located on the first floor near the double garage, making it easy to bring in groceries and supplies. Not only does this kitchen come with two of everything, including two GE side-by-side refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers, and two ovens (one gas and one electric), but the 48″ Wolff gas stove makes it a dream for any master chef.

While the chefs are preparing dinner, others can hang out in the media/game room, which has a PlayStation gaming console and a pool table. This room is the perfect place to relax and have some fun before or after dinner. For those who prefer to have a poolside cocktail instead, chill on one of the 10 pool chaise lounges or at the outdoor lounge area right next to the 30′ x 18′ pool with custom lighting. It’s equipped with an outdoor TV, mini fridge, and a commercial ice maker.

Good Day Sunshine is the unbeatable beach home for your family and friend vacation! With 8 private king suites, 2 spacious bunk rooms, and 11.5 baths, this 6,500-square-foot home has plenty of room for your whole crew! Although this home is only 100 yards from the main road, it feels very secluded. You won’t have to worry about crossing any busy roads, and you’ll still be close to all the fun activities. Just 1.5 miles east of the hotel lies Sandestin, a golf lover’s dream come true. And if you’re looking to do some Black Friday shopping, Silver Sands Premium Outlets is only a quick drive across Highway 98.

For those that make time for the big game

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After you have stuffed yourselves with turkey and all the fixings, it will be time to work off some of those calories. Hollywood & Divine has a game room/gathering area with a wet bar, poker table, miniature shuffleboard table, and gaming systems, which are great for a little friendly competition. In addition, there are two 60″ flat-screen TVs placed side-by-side so your group can watch two shows at the same time — perfect for watching two football games simultaneously.

Tucked away in the Frangista Beach community, this vacation home only steps away from nearby beach shops and restaurants. With direct access to the shoreline, you can enjoy all that the coast has to offer and the sugary white sands of the Emerald Coast while having some peace and quiet away from crowds. This 4,600 sq. ft. home includes 8 bedrooms, and 8.5 bathrooms, and sleeps up to 32 guests comfortably. 

The rooms on the second floor also come with private bathrooms and balcony access, where you can enjoy views of the pool area. In two of the King Suites, the custom-made bunk beds will be the kids’ favorites and are perfect for any young family that wants to make the most of their space.

For those that want it all

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Thanksgiving is the time to gather and spend quality time with family and friends. This vacation home rental offers both indoor and outdoor amenities, so you never have to leave the house if you don’t want to. The Gray Whale is an 8-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom sleek and stylish beach house that can accommodate 32 guests. Nestled on historic Scenic Gulf Drive, this stunning home offers incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico. The famous Scenic Gulf Drive Hike and Bike Trail is just steps away from your front door, and a couple minutes’ walk will get you to one of the largest public beaches in Northwest Florida.

If you want to escape the beach crowd, just take a refreshing swim in one of the biggest resort-style pools found in NW Florida, right in your backyard. Whether you’re looking to relax in the massive waterfall spa or catch some rays on the tanning shelf, this private pool area has it all. And when night falls, the beautiful LED lights give the pool a truly magical glow.

When you’re in need of a break from the water, take some time to relax on the covered outdoor porch, rain or shine. With a bar, TV, and full kitchen, it’s the perfect place to watch a game or chat with friends while enjoying views of the pool. Not to mention, there’s also a five-hole putting green (complete with putters and golf balls) to help sharpen your putting skills. The Gray Whale isn’t just a place to stay; it’s an experience.

What would make your Thanksgiving in Destin even more incredible than it already sounds? Nothing beats spending time with loved ones on the Emerald Coast, soaking up the sun, eating delicious food, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are looking for a place to stay with your extended family or a group of friends, these Destin vacation rentals will have you feeling thankful this Thanksgiving. You will be able to find the perfect rental for your group, no matter the size. Book your accommodation today for a uniquely memorable Thanksgiving experience!

FAQs about Thanksgiving in Destin

What to do during Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida?

Consider spending time at the beach during Thanksgiving in Destin. Soak up some sun while enjoying the beautiful views. If you are staying at a vacation rental with lots of amenities, make sure to take advantage of everything that is available to you.

Why is a Thanksgiving getaway to Destin a great time for all friends and family?

A Thanksgiving getaway to Destin is a great opportunity for friends and family to spend time together. With the beautiful weather and stunning views, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Vacation rentals in Destin offer plenty of space for everyone to spread out and have their own privacy, while still being close enough to spend time together.

What are some great restaurants to try in Destin during Thanksgiving?

There are many great restaurants to try in Destin during Thanksgiving. Some of the popular ones include The Crab Trap, Pompano Joe’s, and Harbor Docks. Whatever your taste, you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite in Destin.