Destin, FL, Sept. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a AAA travel survey, an estimated 22 million Americans expect to take a culinary-focused vacation in the next 12 months. Travelers who enjoy authentic culinary experiences, locally produced products, and the beach are discovering the beach towns in and around Destin, Florida are recognized for culinary creativity and fresh, locally-caught Gulf seafood. Newman-Dailey Resort Properties new vacation package, Fall is for Foodies, was created with the gourmand in mind. Available with Destin vacation rental stays of three nights or more, the “Fall is for Foodies” package includes the “Taste of the Coast” cooler filled with local culinary products as well as a $50 gift card to Lucy Buffet’s LuLu's Destin restaurant. In addition, budget-friendly fall rates for premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals create an affordable beach getaway for culinary travelers.

“When we think of fall, we’re reminded of the comfortable temperatures and spectacular sunsets at the beach as well as incredible food and wine festivals complemented by delicious fall menus at our favorite Destin restaurants,” said Newman-Dailey Founder and CEO Jeanne Dailey. “With this in mind, we created a culinary-themed gift that allows our guests to take home a piece of Destin and savor it until their next beach vacation.

"The "Taste of the Coast" cooler features local products, including local honey from Honey Hutch, local beer from Grayton Beer, local coffee from Destin Coffee, Bad Byron’s Jubilee Seafood Seasoning, Chef Tim Creehan’s Grill Plus Marinade, Grill Master Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub and a $50 gift certificate to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s-Destin restaurant. Renowned for its great location on the Choctawhatchee Bay, fun environment and live music, LuLu’s-Destin also benefits from Lucy Buffett’s love of cooking and creating personalized dishes that reflect her upbringing. Whether it’s LuLu’s famous seafood gumbo with her signature hand-stirred roux or her famous Crazy Sista’s Crab Toast, LuLu’s satisfies foodies as well as anyone with food allergies by featuring dairy free, egg free, gluten free, soy free, shellfish free and seafood free menus.

Epicureans will also enjoy dining at one of several of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award winning restaurants, including Bijoux in the Market Shops at Sandestin, Bud & Alley’s in Seaside, Fish Out of Water in WaterColor and Vintij at Grand Boulevard. For foodies who enjoy learning about the local culture and experience culinary offerings with an expert guide, there are several food-themed tours. Eventure Tour Company offers the South Walton Foodie Tour, featuring a guided tour of some of the best restaurants on 30A while riding a Pedigo electric bike on the journey to taste culinary delights and flights of wine and beer. For those who prefer four wheels over two, A Little Taste of the Emerald Coast Food Tours recently unveiled a variety of themed food tours aboard an air-conditioned bus for the ultimate taste of the coast. 

As a bonus, Destin’s fall calendar is filled with a delicious mix of food and wine festivals, including Eggs on the Beach Big Green Egg Cooking Competition (Sept. 29), the Bloody Mary Festival (Oct), Destin Seafood Festival (Oct), Baytowne Beer Festival (Oct), Harvest Wine & Food Festival (Oct. 29) and Destin Crafted Bourbon, Beer & Food Festival (Oct.), among others.

Newman-Dailey Resort Properties features a vast selection of Destin vacation rental homes and condominiums along Florida’s Emerald Coast, including rentals at Jade East Towers in Destin, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort in Miramar Beach and Sanctuary at Redfish on Scenic Highway 30A. The Fall is for Foodies package* is valid with stays of three nights or more in a participating Newman-Dailey South Walton or Destin vacation rental now through Nov. 17, 2018.  *Some restrictions apply. Use promo code: FOODIE18 when booking online at or call 800-225-7652.


About Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Inc.
Based in Miramar Beach, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties is a premier real estate company, offering property management, vacation rental, real estate sales, long-term leasing and association management services in Northwest Florida. Founded in 1985, Newman-Dailey has been welcoming guests to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. for more than 30 years. Recognized for excellence, integrity, and professionalism, Newman-Dailey consistently receives the "Certificate of Excellence" for positive reviews on TripAdvisor and earned the BBB’s 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Recognized among Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Newman-Dailey was also voted the “Best Vacation Rental Company” and “Best Property Management Company” by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Division is consistently listed among the top 10 percent of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast for sales.  For more information, call 850.837.1071 or visit online at


Tracy Louthain
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties