Caitie Beth Nelson
Destin & 30A Beach Photographer
Only topped by Hilton Head, South Carolina, Destin and Panama City Beach have been included on Southern Living's list of The South's Best Beach Towns.
We already know these towns are pretty awesome, though, don't we? But being included on a top 10 list is certainly nice!
And, what's between Destin and Panama City Beach? Our little beach towns along the iconic highway 30A. This really is the ideal vacation area!
Here's the original article: https://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/beach-towns
Although Northwest Florida is certainly my home, and I've been here for two decades, this isn't where we are originally from. Like many folks, we vacationed in the area for several years before my parents decided to make it our permanent residence.
Okaloosa Island and Destin just pulled us right in!
Here's the full list from Southern Living:
1. Hilton Head, South Carolina
2. Destin, Florida
3. Panama City Beach, Florida
4. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
5. Orange Beach, Alabama
6. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
7. Gulf Shores, Alabama
8. St. Simons Island, Georgia
9. Pawleys Island, South Carolina
10. Isle of Palms, South Carolina
How about you? How do Destin and Panama City compare to the other southern beach towns you've visited? Let us know your thoughts!