Each year, retirees and vacationers, affectionately known as "Snowbirds" migrate from the northern United States and Canada to spend up to three months in one of the resort's fully furnished and professionally managed beachfront, beach view or gulf view condominiums. Winter monthly rentals are available beginning November 1 through the end of March and have become very popular for retirees wishing to avoid the cold winter weather in places like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Canada.

Many "snowbirds" call the Emerald Coast home for one to three months every year. These winter renters take advantage of the great year-round weather, restaurants, golf, shopping, and entertainment while relaxing in a fully-furnished condominium that is convenient to everything the area has to offer. The Resorts of Pelican Beach offers an activity program to guests throughout the snowbird season. In fact, Pelican Beach's extensive program has been a big factor for so many snowbirds when choosing a place to stay. Each week, the resort staff organizes more than 30 activities and events geared specifically to winter guests. Pelican Beach guests can choose from activities, such as watercolor classes, dance lessons, exercise/fitness classes, golf outings, tennis, card games, beach walks, and travel to regional casinos and special events, such as Mardi Gras. Winter activities are great ways for winter guests to meet and make new friends and feel right at home.

"Many of our winter renters come back year after year and request to stay in the same property since it has become a comfortable second home for some of them. We look forward every year to the annual 'snowbird' migration and welcome all of them with our version of Florida hospitality," said Herb Profitt, General Manager of Pelican Beach Management, Inc, the resort's onsite rental management company. "Our guests know that they are getting a quality vacation rental at a great price along with outstanding amenities and activities. A majority of them rebook for the following year before they even finish their winter stay.


Resorts of Pelican Beach Winter Experience Essentials

Winter guests come to the Emerald Coast for an exciting Snowbird season at the Resorts of Pelican Beach! Trading in snow for snow-white sand, Destin Snowbirds are busy throughout the winter season utilizing our sunny weather, indoor/outdoor activities, making new friends and visiting their favorite Destin restaurants before the season ends. This season, experience why our Snowbirds enjoy winter getaways at the Resorts of Pelican Beach with our snowbird activities area guide:

Outdoor Sports: Snowbirds stay busy enjoying the Emerald Coast's warm winter playing golf, tennis, biking, walking and attending beach yoga classes. With Average daily highs in the 60's - it's the ideal season to enjoy a round of 18 on one of the Destin's award-winning golf courses or play a match on the Resorts of Pelican Beach's outdoor tennis courts. Just a short drive from Pelican Beach, Destin Yoga by the Sea offers beach yoga where there's plenty of space on the beach for all and drop-ins are always welcome!

Resorts of Pelican Beach Snowbird Activities: Every day throughout the winter season, Snowbirds at the Resorts of Pelican Beach have access to scheduled activities that will keep you as active as you would like to be throughout your stay in Destin. In fact, many Pelican Beach guests comment on how much they enjoyed meeting new friends through our variety of activities and events. From card games (including bridge, poker, Pinochle, Euchre) to tennis, aerobics, watercolor painting, ballroom dance classes, Tai Chi, potluck dinners, socials and much more - Pelican Beach has great activities on-site for guests to enjoy all winter long!

Destin Snowbird Activities: Located just down the street from the Resorts of Pelican Beach, Snowbirds are welcome to join the Destin Snowbirds Club - located in the Destin Community Center (101 Stahlman Avenue). For bowling enthusiasts, winter guests will enjoy Destin's Hurricane Lanes - featuring 26 lanes of bowling, located on the corner of U.S. Hwy. 98 and Matthew Boulevard. In addition, Snowbirds will love the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's National Touring Season shows which features 10 Broadway/Artist shows and three special events! All 1,650 seats of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center's Main Theater are no more than ninety feet from the stage - making every seat in this state-of-the-art performance venue the best seat in the house!

This winter, come see why our Snowbirds enjoy spending their winter getaways at the Resorts of Pelican Beach!