DESTIN, FL, Aug. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Hundreds of travelers are enjoying sunny skies this weekend and a FREE night with the purchase of two at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast.
This weekend marks the first of many great opportunities to enjoy all the Sandestin destination area has to offer including some of the best golf, tennis, shopping and beaches in the south.
Now is also the time to plan ahead for fall and take advantage of great deals including Sandestin's free night offer or "hot" dates with special rates.
In addition, Sandestin has long been a favorite getaway destination for travelers during fall because of the beautiful setting, activities and events. Featured events during the upcoming season include:
Baytowne Art Walk
August 31 - September 2
The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes the fresh fall season under the moonlight with a weekend good for the art and soul with world-class art and live music in the Village Events Plaza. Exceptional artists featured in the area's leading galleries from across the southeast will gather for this three day festival featuring the best of the best in the world of art. For more information visit www.sandestin.com/events.
"Dash Around the Table" Cooking Show & Expo, Featuring Celebrity Chef Jon Ashton
For those that enjoy an interest in food, this is an entertaining show for you. Chef Ashton will demonstrate how to prepare reliable, delicious dishes at home. His recipes are easy, while also innovative, healthy and fresh. Chef Ashton involves audience members in the show, inviting select members on stage for hands-on involvement. For special discounted rates, ask for code: DASH12
Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival
October 19 - 20
Known as the "Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast," the popular festival features 40 on-site craft brewers, over 100 domestic and international beers, seminars and samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample domestic and international options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers. Visit www.baytownebeerfestival.com.
Get Spooked On Jolee Island
October 26 - 27
From festive fall pumpkins and hayrides to a thrilling pirate themed island trail, Sandestin will be the place to be for a spooktacular self-guided tour of Jolee Island this Halloween. Visitors will trick or treat to land marks along the island's outer trails. At the locations, some sweet treats will be given for braving the dark and scary trails. There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit then visiting the Get Spooked event this October! For more information visit, www.sandestin.com/events.
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne
Trick or treat through the Village streets and visit merchants as they provide guests with some favorite Halloween treats from 6- 8 p.m. For more information visit www.sandestin.com/SpecialEvents.aspx.
Taste of the Beach: Finz After Dark
Finz After Dark will be an immersion into an international world of libations and delicious tastes the likes of which only the Emerald Coast's premier resort can provide. Celebrate the best in food, cocktails and wine at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Finz Beachside poolside party under the stars. Guests will enjoy an unprecedented combination of food, wine, signature cocktails and show beverage mixology. For more information visit www.tasteofthebeachfl.com/events.
For information about the FREE offer, visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH.
Sandestin also offers a nice selection of golf getaway packages, value packed girlfriend getaways and romantic getaways.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the No. 1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and best in Destin hotel accommodations. A member of Visit South Walton, the resort features: seven-plus miles of beaches and pristine bay front; four championship and resort golf courses; 15 tournament-caliber tennis courts; 19 swimming pools; a 113-slip marina; and fitness center and spa.
Guests and prospective guests are invited to download Sandestin's App for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.
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