Blog: Guide to Coastal Distancing While on Vacation

In these unprecedented times, it’s difficult to decide when it’s right to vacation again. When you’re ready to venture out, Destin Gulfgate will be here to welcome you back. 

Here are some tips to help you enjoy the Emerald Coast’s best attractions while avoiding crowds.

Order Groceries

Skip crowded grocery stores and order your supplies ahead. Walmart, Whole Foods and Instacart all offer grocery delivery, and Target offers same-day drive-up service. Additionally, Beach Liquors, conveniently located .5 miles from Destin Gulfgate, offers pick-up and delivery services. For an even easier shopping experience, try one of Destin’s premier grocery concierge services. Be My Shopper will not only deliver, they’ll also unload your groceries in your condo before you arrive! 

Dine In

All restaurants in Florida are currently operating at 50% capacity for indoor dining and full capacity, with social distancing, for outdoor dining. But you can also enjoy Destin’s world-class dining from the comfort of your condo! Many restaurants are offering pickup and some are also offering delivery through Door Dash. Guests can also dine alfresco on Destin Gulfgate’s Pavilion Deck, and charcoal grills are available. 

Get out on the Water

Social distancing happens easily when you get out on the water. Destin is a natural playground for water adventures, and there are options to suit all tastes! Book a private fishing charter and learn why Destin is the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village or rent a pontoon boat and explore Crab Island or Spectre Island, a hidden gem in the Santa Rosa Sound. Jetski, paddleboard and kayak rentals are also available to explore the area’s beautiful coastline at your own pace. 

Not sure where to start? Visit Destin-Fort Walton Beach has put together adventure packs that combine an outdoor adventure with a take-out meal from one of Destin’s best restaurants. 

Hit the Beach

Destin Gulfgate has one of the largest private beaches in Destin, giving guests plenty of space to enjoy a little slice of paradise. Guests will enjoy 458 sq.ft. of beach per unit, making it easy to practice social distancing. Enjoy complimentary beach chairs and umbrella set-up each day of your stay!