Tuesday, September 29, 2015

2015 Destin Fishing Rodeo Vacation Deals

Anglers worldwide are gearing up for the 2015 Destin Fishing Rodeo beginning October 1st. Cash prizes, and the honor of the biggest catch have helped grow the Destin Fishing Rodeo from a local competition into a world-wide phenomenon! Many of Destin's businesses have made it a tradition to offer their best rates to competitors in town for the rodeo. Hotels, condos, attractions, and lots of Destin things to do are discounted city-wide, giving those in town for the event an incentive to explore all that "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" has to offer! Keep reading for the best vacation deals in Destin for the 2015 Destin Fishing Rodeo! (read more...)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Experience New Orleans' "We Live to Eat" Restaurant Week

New Orleans isn't called "The City of Chefs" for nothing! The historic town is home to hundreds of eclectic eateries, ranging from Creole to Japanese, and starting on September 14th, 2015, locals and visitors will be able to enjoy discounted two-course lunches and three-course dinners from more than 50 of the city's top restaurants. Chefs Emeril Lagasse and John Besh are signing up their famous restaurants for this delicious event, and dozens more notable restaurants from around NOLA including Antoine's Restaurant, the Court of Two Sisters, and Ruth's Chris Steak House will be participating.

new orleans we live to eat restaurants"The mission of "We Live To Eat" is to keep all of the city’s restaurants top-of-mind with consumers while also building an emotional connection with the local food-loving community"

Participating New Orleans' Restaurants

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Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter
Over 50 restaurants will be offering specials throughout New Orleans, Louisiana. French Quarter restaurants and more will create special menus that vary from breakfast to dinner, providing diners with a true taste of New Orleans cuisine. Cafe Degas, located next to the famous Edgar Degas House on Esplanade Avenue, is offering a unique menu for both lunch and dinner, with such traditional French-inspired entrees as Crawfish Quiche, and Softshell Crab Salad.

For a full list of the 50+ restaurants participating in "We Live to Eat 2015", visit the We Live to Eat website. Restaurant menus as well as locations and information are listed on the event website.

*Need quick and easy transportation around New Orleans for the "We Live to Eat" restaurant crawl? Try a Hop-On Hop-Off New Orleans Bus Tour (Save 10% on tickets with Promo Code: BUS99).

We Live to Eat New Orleans Info

When: September 14th, 2015 - September 20th, 2015
Where: Participating restaurants throughout New Orleans
Cost: No fee for the event. Cost of food depends on restaurant menu

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Flight or Fun at the 6th Annual Destin Beer Festival!

Fall is the time for changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and my personal favorite... BEER! Germans honor the hops-flavored beverage with Oktoberfest, a month-long festival of libations new and old. In Destin, FL, beer-lovers celebrate the foamy beverage with the annual "Destin Beer Festival"! Now in its 6th year, this highly anticipated event celebrates all things alcohol, with craft beers at the forefront. The event was originally organized as a way to enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment, while raising money for local charities. In 2014, the sold-out 5th Annual Destin Beer Fest attracted over 1200 attendees, and hosted over 40 local and nationally recognized brewers/distillers. 2015 is expected to bring in more guests, more vendors, and even hotter entertainment than ever before, with proceeds going to Children in Crisis & The Emerald Coast Autism Center! (read more...)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Try These 4 Bachelor Party Tours in Destin, FL!

So you're going to a wedding in Destin, Florida... The sugar-sand beaches, world-class entertainment, and stunning sunsets provide the perfect destination for the nuptials of your friend or cherished family member. There's just one problem, you've been tasked with planning the bachelor party! It can be difficult organizing a once-in-a-lifetime "man's night out" in a place you hardly know, and with the growing trend of multi-day bachelor party getaways, best men and groomsmen alike may find themselves struggling to arrange a groom-pleasing event.

Luckily, there are hundreds of things to do in Destin, Florida for every kind of man! From eclectic craft beer bars to extreme water activities, Destin has it all. Let us help you put together that perfect pre-wedding bash with 4 of Destin's top group activities for bachelor parties!

Destin Charter Fishing

bachelor party fishing trips destin

Destin is known nationwide as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village". Put that title to the test with your whole wedding group on a Destin Charter Fishing trip! Book a party boat with up to 40 spots, or reserve a private deep sea charter to drink, eat, and relax miles out while hunting down your target catch. Charter fishing is not only an exciting activity, but yields an exceptional award of tasty gulf coast fish. Try an inshore charter and bring home Redfish, Sea Trout, and Gulf Flounder, or hop on a Destin deep sea fishing boat for Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Marlin, and more! Booking a Destin Charter Fishing trip is easy, with plenty of trips ranging in duration from 4 to 24 hours. To browse dozens of Destin fishing trips, visit Destin Charter Fishing at Tripshock.com. 

Need a place to stay in Destin, FL? Pick out the perfect bachelor party home base with a Destin hotel or condo from TripShock.com!

Watercraft Rental in Destin, FL

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The beach is great, but if you and your wedding party really want to experience the Emerald Coast, you need to get out on the water! Pristine coastal waters play host to millions of swimmers and boaters each year, heading out to the Destin Harbor, Choctawhatchee Bay, or one of many waterfront boat-friendly restaurants and bars. Pontoon Boats and Jet Skis are simple and affordable to rent, and will take you where you need to go in the Destin water. Cruise the bay, anchor at a secluded beach, or pull the boat up at the famous Crab Island in the Choctawhatchee Bay and walk the sandbar while enjoying live music, games, and food from many of the on-site floating vendors! Rates for watercraft rentals vary through the year, and it's always best to book in advance to guarantee your desired rental at the best rate! Tripshock.com regularly offers discounted watercraft rentals in Destin, Florida. Check out tripshock's Destin pontoon and jet ski rentals for an upcoming bachelor party.

Day Trip to New Orleans or Biloxi

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Destin is just a short drive from New Orleans, LA and Biloxi, MS. If you have the time, a day trip to the Biloxi casinos, or New Orleans bars make for a perfect bachelor party event! Using a private limo service, spend the day building your fortune at one of Biloxi's popular casinos, located approximately 3 hours from Destin. Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, and other major casino chains are found in Biloxi, MS, and with a licensed and experienced driver at the helm, there is no need to worry about one-too-many drinks! New Orleans is less than 5 hours away from Destin, and is full of historic bars, restaurants, and world-class casinos. Try a Hurricane at Pat O' Briens, or spend the night on Bourbon Street giving the groom an old-fashioned Bachelor Party-Party! A private limo booking gives riders 5-6 to spend in the city, and the cost includes a round trip ride and chauffeured transportation while at the destination. Visit Day Trips from Destin for the best private tours!

Destin Parasail

parasailing tours destin fl

Parasail is an all-ages extreme activity offered in Destin, Florida! Parasailing boats have plenty of space for large groups, and most parasail tour companies in Destin allow for tandem and even triple parasail rides. See the Destin Gulf Coast shoreline from 500 feet up, and catch a glimpse of Destin marine life including dolphins, sharks, turtles, and sea birds while soaring sky high. If you're looking for a memorable tour during a Destin bachelor party, try a Destin Parasail Tour!


So now that you have some great bachelor party ideas in Destin, it's time to start planning your trip! Head to the online Destin vacation guide for even more great bachelor party ideas, or call up a knowledgeable and experienced TripShock travel expert at 850-424-5125 for the best deals on Destin lodging, activities, and things to do!