Posted on 10/10/2023

Snowbird Season in Destin Florida

Do you find yourself dreaming of taking a break from shoveling snow and enduring the harsh winter months every year? Lucky for you, Destin is the perfect place for snowbirds to escape the winter cold for a few months and flock south to experience living like a Floridian! For those unfamiliar with the term, snowbirds are seasonal travelers who migrate south in the fall and winter months in search of some sun and fun! If you've been considering trading in the white winter snow for white sandy beaches, keep reading for more information on why becoming a Destin snowbird may be for you!


Enjoy a Cruise

Not all boat tours shut down for the winter- so take this time to explore the wonders of the Gulf Coast! From local dolphin cruises souring the Gulf of Mexico to an intimate dinner cruise around the bay- these are some of the best activities to enjoy during the off-season!

Take a Dip in The Pool

Luckily, most of our rentals offer a pool, along with several other amenities for you to enjoy during your snowbird retreat!

Go Fishing

Fishing season is a year-round activity for visitors of The Emerald Coast, and makes for a great snowbird activity!

Walk the Beach

This may seem like a no-brainer, but simply getting out every day to walk the beach is something you can look forward to during your winter stay! Whether you get out for a sunrise, sunset, or midday beach walk, you really can't go wrong.

Go out for a Round of Golf

Destin is home to some of the Gulf Coasts' nicest courses, so be sure to book a tee time and enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun! See below for a few of our favorite local Golf Courses:
- Indian Bayou Golf Club
- Kelly Plantation Golf Club
-Seascape Resort
-Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

Go out to Dinner and Enjoy the Lesser Crowds

When you visit during the off-season months, you will experience far smaller crowds and less traffic so you can enjoy your favorite restaurants without the headache!

Join The Destin Snowbirds Group

Membership Available. Access to weekly meetings, social events, and entertainment throughout the snowbird season.

Winter Stay Benefits:
As previously mentioned, the winter months overall have fewer crowds and waits at the beach and restaurants. Plus you also get to experience beautiful weather, discounted activities, and lower rates during snowbird season!

At Compass Resorts, we love hosting our Northern neighbors and offer an annual snowbird program with participating rentals!
Previous Destin's Most Instagrammable Places Top Spots for Breakfast and Brunch in Destin Next