Tuesday, March 31, 2015

8 Reasons to Hangout at Hangout Fest 2015

Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama is only in it's 6th year, but already the music festival is attracting over 40,000 devoted fans, and some of the most popular entertainers in the world. Hangout Fest 2015 is gearing up to be the best yet, with production giant Goldenvoice (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) signing on to work the event, and an artist lineup that gives your favorite Spotify station a run for it's money. This beach side festival is considered one of the top destinations in the world for musical entertainment, and for reasons beyond good tunes. Location, weather, Gulf Shores things to do, festival perks and management make the weekend long Hangout Musical Festival a top tier celebration. We've compressed all the great things about Hangout Fest 2015 into '8 Reasons to Hangout at Hangout Fest 2015'! (read more...)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Try These Incredible Shell Island Activities on your Family Vacation

Shell Island, off the coast of Panama City Beach, FL, is a favorite destination for adventure seekers and casual vacationers alike. This 7 mile long barrier island is home to exotic wildlife, clean emerald waters, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family. Shell Island is completely void of modern luxuries like restaurants and public facilities making it a perfect kid friendly stop for both learning and excitement. The once Native American inhabited island is full of natural beauty and history, so visitors are encouraged to enjoy with care! Besides shell searching, swimming, and lounging on the beach, there are tons of family friendly tours offered by local Panama City Beach tour companies to help get the most out of a stay at Shell Island. Plan a family fun day around the following activities to guarantee a memorable Panama City Beach vacation! (read more...)

Monday, March 23, 2015

5 Destin Restaurants To Feed Your Beach Vacation

Searching for the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast? Destin, FL is known for a bustling fresh seafood market providing some of the finest dining in the world. Dozens of Destin restaurants offer a diverse menu that brings travelers back year after year to the beachside community. From Irish eats to the freshest sushi, let Tripshock.com help you find the five best Destin restaurants for your family beach vacation! (read more...)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Beach Camping in Panama City Beach, FL

The family beach Destination of Panama City Beach is packed with hotels, condos, and beach resorts fit to the every need of vacationers. But for the few that decide to rough it at a Campground or RV Park, the benefits are many. Camping near the beach in Panama City Beach, FL is an exciting way to experience the outdoors, with the amenities to make any stay comfortable and easy. Many travelers who choose to camp love how much money is saved not staying at traditional lodgings like a hotel or condo, and delight in the sense of community felt within the camp grounds. With so many things to do in Panama City Beach, the last thing you should need to worry about is where to stay! So let me help you by listing some of the best places to camp in Panama City Beach, FL.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Top 7 Kid Friendly Activities in Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Beach, Florida has remained a popular family friendly vacation destination for decades. Surrounded by emerald Gulf Waters, visitors to Pensacola Beach are quickly swept away by the beach side culture. Beach activities, water sports, historical sites, and a strong military presence offers a wide variety of things to do in Pensacola Beach, FL. With Spring Break 2015 already in motion, and summer vacation right around the corner, Tripshock.com has compiled a list of the top 7 kid friendly activities in Pensacola Beach, Florida. With family vacations in mind, the list below was built on activities that are affordable or free, and most of all, kid friendly!

*Travelers Tip: A free trolley runs through Pensacola Beach and beyond. The service is provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, and is perfect for transporting the whole family to some of the activities below including Pensacola Beach Dolphin Cruises and the Pensacola Beach Pier. Trolley service is seasonal and begins May 15th, 2015.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Food and Fun at the Zydeco and Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, AL

The Zydeco & Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama takes place April 18th, 2015 from 10am - 6pm. The family fun event is found at Waterway Village in Gulf Shores (under the intercoastal bridge). This location makes for a perfect water-side event in a brand new tourist destination! The 9th annual Zydeco & Crawfish Festival has been in the works since 2012, when city budgetary issues resulted in post-ponement of the event. With a new location, the city of Gulf Shores assures this year's festival will be bigger and better than ever! The Zydeco & Crawfish Festival is free to the public, and plays host to a 5k Run that is open to enter until the day of the event for $30. (read more about the Zydeco & Crawfish Festival in Gulf Shores)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival Ranks Among Top 20 Southeast Events

The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Fest highlights Louisiana culture in food, music, and games. Creole dining is offered from dozens of regional vendors, and is sure to satisfy any hungry festival-goers searching for a hearty and spicy meal. With so many great attractions at Swamp Stomp 2015, many forget the amazing music lineup. Artists nationwide converge on the Nicholls State fairgrounds for a good ole' fashioned musical throw-down including Don Rich and Bruce Daigreport. Look below for the full 2015 Louisiana Swamp Stomp Musical Lineup. (read more...)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Top 3 Destination Casinos in Biloxi

Biloxi has grown from a quiet coastal town, into an entertainment mecca, with resort casinos lining the beachfront. Since the legalization of gambling in the 1990's, Biloxi has become a nationwide gambling destination, attracting world-class entertainers, and major casino and resort chains like Harrah's, MGM, and the Golden Nugget. With so many choices for lodging, Tripshock.com has compiled a list of the top 3 destination casinos in Biloxi, MS. The following casinos offers a wide range of amenities and events that make each one a perfect getaway for couples, family, or friends. (read more...)

Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations on the Emerald Coast

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and the Emerald Coast is brimming with fun Irish-themed activities! Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Tuesday, March 17th brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine. Emerald Coast destinations from Pensacola to Panama City offer their own version of St. Patrick's Day festivities, including pub crawls, charity runs, outdoor concerts, and more family friendly affairs. Read below for the top 2015 St. Patrick's Day events taking place on the Emerald Coast! (read more...)