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them in, Destin Style by Karrie Rose
Everybody loves a good rodeo.The
outdoor life, the sun on your back, the competitive camaraderie, the smell
of fish in the air. Huh? The smell of... what?
It seems that all rodeos
are not the same, and down at Destin, Florida there ain't a horse, steer,
or cowboy in sight at their annual rootin' tootin' jamboree. This is the
Destin Fishing Rodeo, and it has been reeling saltwater anglers in to the
Emerald Coast town, for over sixty years.
This popular event, which
takes place throughout October, has grown into a family orientated tournament
and attracts up to 30,000 participants every year. Entry to the rodeo is
totally free, to any fishermen aboard a registered private or chartered
vessel, and there are daily, weekly and overall prizes to be won. Spectators
and competitors alike, gather excitedly around the docks for the daily
weigh-ins, where anglers of all ages hope to hook some of the $100,000
worth of prizes on offer.
Walton Beach at San Destin, Florida, USA
For the younger anglers,
there are a number of special events including the Destin Fishing Rodeo
Kid's Kick-Off and Wagon Boat Parade, plus every child who enters a fish
weighing 1lb or more, over the duration of the rodeo, receives a rod, reel
Most species of gamefish
are eligible for consideration, so whether you are delving deep for snapper,
chasing turbo-powered sailfish or casting for king mackerel, you're in
with a chance. Shark Saturdays run throughout the month too, and cash prizes
are on offer for the biggest fish caught on each of those days.
Destin, known as the 'World's
Luckiest Fishing Village', is a major vacation destination, on north west
Florida's gulf coast, and has been at the center of the region's fishing
industry since the mid-1800s. For those whose interests do not necessarily
involve a rod and reel, Destin boasts beautiful white beaches, crystal
clear waters and breathtaking sunsets. And if you happen to prefer your
fish on the end of a fork, as opposed to a line, you'll be in for treat.
Destin area restaurants are proud to serve a vast array of fresh seafood,
much of it straight off the local boats.
Even when the rodeo isn't
on, the Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island area is alive with
activity. Both visitors and residents, enjoy the wide range of shopping,
dining and recreational facilities available in this tropical paradise,
and that's no fisherman's tale.
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The Comfort Inn Destin in
Destin, Fla., is across the street from Henderson Beach State Park, two
blocks from the beach and 16 miles from Fort Walton Beach Airport. Other
nearby attractions include Big Kahuna Water Park, Gulfarium, Silver Sands
Outlet, Indian Bayou Country Club, Destin Fishing Rodeo and Kelly Plantation.
At this four-story Destin hotel, guests can swim in the indoor/outdoor
pool or work out in the fitness center. A complimentary continental breakfast
is served daily. Guest rooms are decorated in a tropical style and feature
a coffeemaker, microwave oven and refrigerator. Additional amenities include
a direct-dial telephone, cable television, modem/data port connection and
Inn Destin Fl
Off highway 98 in Florida
and near white sand beaches, close to fine restaurants, clubs and shopping.
Guests take advantage of the hotel's proximity to jet skiing, wind surfing,
golf and fishing. For the kiddos, there's aquatic frolicking at Big Kahuna
Water Park and Go-kart events at the Track Family Recreation Center. Suites
and Jacuzzi rooms available. Free Continental Breakfast. Excellent white
sand beaches and emerald colored water. Fine restaurants, clubs and shopping
Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Destin
On the white-sand shores
of the Gulf of Mexico 10 miles east of Destin, Fla., lies the sprawling
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Equidistant from Panama City
and Pensacola, the hotel is within the 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf &
Beach Resort. Okaloosa Regional Airport is 25 miles from the property.
Divided into two towers, the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
is situated directly on the beach. To further promote the life aquatic,
amenities include one indoor and two outdoor pools and a marina. Guests
can exercise at the fitness center or indulge in a massage at the spa.
There are four on-site restaurants featuring dishes including steaks, seafood
and sandwiches, and a breakfast buffet is served daily.
On Destin Harbor, Destin
Sitting high atop the bluffs
overlooking Destin Harbor, the Gulf of Mexico and East Pass, is the Inn
on Destin Harbor in Destin, Fla. This inn offers guests ever-changing panoramic
views of the area. The property has a private harbor beach and is five
minutes from the Gulf of Mexico beaches. The inn is within walking distance
of restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and shops, and just a short drive
from one of the largest designer outlet malls. The Destin area is home
to more than 20 world-class, 18-hole golf courses. Guests can enjoy the
world's largest fishing fleet with charters available and a myriad of water
sports. Destin Harbor is known for its clear waters and abundance of diver-friendly
Beach Resort & The Terrace, Destin
Located at the heart of
the Destin resort area, The Resorts of Pelican Beach overlooks the world-famous
white-sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. Once guests pass
through our gated entry, they leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday
distractions and enter a tropical oasis. Yet, the Resorts of Pelican Beach
is still within walking or a short driving distance of Destin's popular
tourist attractions, family and fine dining, exciting nightlife, and unique
shopping experiences. An attractive selection of one, two and three-bedroom
condominiums, all fully equipped with all the amenities for a relaxing
getaway, await our guests.
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