Summer is nearly over, and HomeToGo recently unveiled its 2023 ranking of the hottest summer destinations across the United States, gauged by growth in traveler search interest.
Two Northwest Florida Gulf Coast destinations, both located in Walton County, ranked in the top five on the list with Miramar Beach coming in at #3 and Seaside at #4.
This ranking was established by analyzing the preferences of travelers seeking accommodations in the U.S. for the period spanning January 1, 2023, to July 20, 2023, with intended check-in dates from July 1 to August 31, 2023, juxtaposed against data from the equivalent timeframe in 2022.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MIRAMAR BEACH
With an abundance of high-rise condominiums, beachside homes, premier shopping centers, and mouthwatering restaurants, there’s always something to do in Miramar Beach and the neighboring Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Exceptional shopping experiences, unforgettable coastlines, and some of the freshest seafood around makes this destination a tried-and-true favorite.
Things to Do
Widely regarded as the best place to spend a rainy day, Silver Shells Premium Outlets is home to over 110 designer and name brand shops.
Dine with a Gulf view at one of Miramar Beach’s many beachfront restaurants such as Pompano Joe’s, Capt. Anderson’s, or the Crab Shack.
Go to Escapology at the Market Shops for a fun-filled afternoon or evening trying to solve unique mysteries with family and friends.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SEASIDE
It’s easy to see why Seaside was named “Best Beach on Earth” for families by Travel + Leisure magazine. A central hub of South Walton, this iconic town is a pioneer of the New Urbanism movement and became a model for the development of Scenic Highway 30A.
Picket fences frame pastel-colored beach cottages in this friendly town where locals and visitors gather for festivals, concerts, and fun.
Things to Do
Nine unique beach pavilions provide access to the Gulf, in addition to Seaside’s two newest boardwalks outside Bud and Alley’s and the Coleman pavilion.
Visit the diverse collection of shops on Central Square and in Ruskin Place, including Modica Market, unique art galleries and specialty boutiques.
Hidden away in Seaside’s Central Square is “The Rep,” a 75-seat theatre renowned for its innovative theatrical and musical performances.