DESTIN, FL, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Sandestination is a popular vacation destination located on Northwest Florida's Beaches and was recently named one of the top 12 international destinations by Frommer's. Sandestination offers a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining, shopping and beautiful beaches, unmatched by any other vacation destination.

This year, it is even easier to arrive to these beautiful beaches, thanks to affordable airfares from Southwest Airlines and the recently announced expansion of Vision Airlines into Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS).


Cooperatively, sandestination offers nearly 2,500 accommodations, including Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Hilton Sandestin® Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn Sandestin® at Grand Boulevard, offering a variety of comfortable suites, condominiums, villas and townhomes to suit every person's preference and budget. A variety of accommodation settings are available with excellent values.


As the warm weather returns, activities in sandestination are abundant and include exhilarating water sports such as parasailing and Yolo boarding in the Gulf of Mexico or the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. The pristine sugar-white beaches and emerald-green waters of sandestination delight guests, and golf courses and tennis courts are plentiful.

Since sandestination welcomes families, junior programs are available for recreation and daily activities. Seasonal events include Sandestin's Wine Festival from April 28 to May 1, as well as many Easter, Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend activities in the area.

For some much-needed relaxation, guests will enjoy the high quality spa treatments of massages and facials, salon services and more at Sandestin Day Spa & Salon at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Serenity by the sea at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa and Fusion Spa Salon AVEDA in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.


This spring, visitors may power shop at Silver Sands Factory Stores, the nation's largest designer outlet center, and enjoy over 100 retailers that will satisfy all shopping needs, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory, Lacoste and the recently expanded Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. Several new designer companies are planning spring grand openings at Silver Sands such as DKNY, Esprit and LOFT Outlet.

Guests will enjoy eclectic stores with unique gifts, clothing and décor in The Market Shops at Sandestin and in the charming atmosphere of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is a pedestrian-friendly Town Center with a unique mix of nationally recognized retailers including Chico's, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Billabong, The Orvis Company, J. Jill, Coldwater Creek and more. The finest spa products can be found at the Hilton Sandestin® Beach Golf Resort & Spa's Serenity by the sea Spa Shoppe.


From casual to fine dining, sandestination offers a variety of award-winning dining options including P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, Marlin Grill, Bistro Bijoux, Another Broken Egg, Finz Beachside Grille, Graffitti, Mitchell's Fish Market, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Baytowne's Marina Bar and Grill, San Gelato Café and Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood, the area's only AAA 4-Diamond restaurant. With all the breakfast, lunch and dinner options plus ice cream and candy shops, sandestination is sure to delight all visitors.

About sandestination

Sandestination is located on Northwest Florida's Beaches and is a 3 1/2 mile stretch along Emerald Coast Parkway from Silver Sands Factory Stores to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The destination is just nine miles east of Destin, Florida, and approximately 22 miles west of the Walton/Bay County line. sandestination is a four-season destination for people of all ages and all occasions and offers the most complete and memorable resort experience in North America. Visit www.sandestination.com for additional information.

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