Blog: Preparing for Your Trip

We want your vacation at Destin Gulfgate to be relaxing and stress free – just as you do. As you prepare for your trip, keep in mind that summer can be a very busy time on the Emerald Coast. We've outlined some things to plan ahead of time to make your arrival easy and worry-free!    

If you are arriving by air and plan to rent a car, we highly recommend you reserve in advance. During the busier times of year, rental cars can sell out. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available at the airport and for getting around Destin. Click here for rental car companies located at Destin-FWB Airport. For information about shuttles, limos and taxis that service VPS, click here.

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!

Destin Gulfgate is your gateway to the Gulf. 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. 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 or outdoor dining experience from one of Destin’s best restaurants.

Here’s a list of tips and tricks to make your next day at the beach a little easier. With a few simple items and a little creativity, you can beach like a local.   Click here to learn more!

                                                                  TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE


Travel Protection is an important way to protect your vacation investment against unforeseen circumstances that may occur before or during your scheduled trip. Destin Gulfgate partners with InsureStays via RentalGuardian to provide two options for travel insurance – Standard Travel Protection and Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection.


Standard Travel Protection is offered to U.S. and international travelers and is only available to guests who book online. Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection is available for those who book online or by phone, but only covers U.S. travelers (excluding NY and WA state). Read more about what is covered and the cost of both travel protection options.


*It’s important to note, both options must be purchased 30 days prior to arrival.

                                                                                          Click here to get Travel Protection.