Say what you want about Destin, the tourists, the traffic and the never-ending road construction, but the area consistently remains a popular vacation destination.
Now, Southern Living has ranked Destin #2 in their “South’s Best Beach Towns for 2019.”
Once a sleepy little burg known only to fishermen, Destin remains “the luckiest fishing village.” But its reputation has spread far beyond the docks. Between the brilliant, sparkling Gulf waters—which are a singular shade of emerald-blue here—and miles of white sand, it’s no wonder the popularity of this Panhandle town has exploded.
Panama City Beach also made the list at #3:
“PCB” came through Hurricane Michael relatively unscathed, although its sister city across the bay is working toward recovery. If you grew up vacationing here with your parents but haven’t been in a while, you’ll be surprised by all the changes and upgrades—from Pier Park’s shopping, dining, and entertainment to new resorts and attractions.
Here’s the entire list:
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
- Destin, Florida
- Panama City Beach, Florida
- Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
- Orange Beach, Alabama
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Gulf Shores, Alabama
- St. Simons Island, Georgia
- Pawleys Island, South Carolina
- Isle of Palms, South Carolina
So what do you think of the list? Do you agree?