White sugar sands, beautiful blue waves, and sunshine- when planning a trip to Destin in the Fall, it is important to make sure you pack your suitcase accordingly!With temperatures maintaining in the mid 80’s through October, we can pretty much guarantee you’ll be lounging seaside at some point during your visit, but don’t stop there! As summer begins to wind down, there is an array of fun festivals, family activities, and dining options available to experience, which is exactly why it’s the local’s favorite time of year!

While the rest of the country is getting ready to unbox their coats and scarves, we are still enjoying fun in the sun with our favorite outdoors activities such as fishing, golfing, sailing, and premium outdoor shopping. With so much going on around the Emerald Coast, it may seem a bit tricky to know exact what to pack for your upcoming vacation. Let our experts from Destin Commons take the guess work out for you with their fabulous list of travel essentials for your trip to Destin!


The sunshine and warm temperatures in Destin keep the gulf waters perfect for swimming straight into fall, so don’t forget to pack your favorite swimsuit and beach accessories.  Some of our beach bag must haves include polarized sunglasses so you can see Destin’s impeccable, emerald green waters and sugar white sand, a stylish cover-up that can take you from beach to cocktails in a snap, all natural sunscreen to keep your skin moisturized and protected and of course your favorite insulated drink ware to keep your favorite tropical beverage cold while lounging on your beach chair or oversized blanket.  



Destin isn’t called “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for nothing.  Whether you are chasing Amberjack, Grouper or Snapper in the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October or just simply casting a line from the pier, you are guaranteed to hook something delicious.  From seasoned angler to weekend warrior, there are a few bare essentials that are needed on any fishing trip.  We suggest a Columbia fishing shirt, complete with plenty of pockets, rod holder hoops and of course a mesh cape back for ventilation, a pair of sturdy boat shoes like Sperry’s and a hat to keep that sun off your face. 



Fall is a special time on the Emerald Coast, the weather is the epitome of perfection; you can’t NOT be outside.  While in Destin, you will have your pick of some of the top beer, wine and food festivals in the Southeast.  Regardless of your beverage preference or fare of choice you are going to want to pull out all the stops as you cruise around enjoying live entertainment and some local treats.  Comfortable, but fashion friendly shoes and a tote are a must; colorful, airy clothing and some flashy accessories are the perfect ensemble to dance the night away.


Vacation is a time to make memories, so make sure you plan to hit some of Destin’s most romantic spots for outdoor dining to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunsets that grace the Emerald Coast during the Fall. We can promise you’ve never seen anything like it! Ladies, may we suggest a patterned dress that says class and some to-die-for heels that say sass. Men, there’s nothing like a great pair of jeans and a button up collared shirt to woo your leading lady. You’ll be the most handsome couple around while you take a stroll under the stars.

So there it is, our travel tips for Fall on the Emerald Coast. It’s our favorite time of year for food, fun and of course fashion. Give it a try…we promise it will also be yours!

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