++this post is sponsored by Hilton Sandestin… I am thrilled to get to feature travel-worthy partnerships
with my friends and followers and this was such a fun experience++
Every time I return from the beach, my heart breaks a bit… I think I’m an ocean girl at heart which is why I always find time to head south as much as possible! A few weeks ago, I was treated to a girl’s weekend getaway courtesy of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa and it was the perfect escape from winter to warm my heart and get me set for spring. Here’s the high level play-by-play with all the specifics you need to note for your next adventure to the Florida panhandle, also known as the best beaches ever:
This Nashville girl has been absolutely SPOILED with flying to the beach these past few years, as our airport has a direct flight and you can be beachside within just a few hours. Luckily, you can get a shuttle from the airport to the Hilton Sandestin which is only about 45 minutes = sign me up! Upon arrival, we got all checked into our rooms, complete with all the necessities we need, great views and easy access to everything on-site.
As a lover of color, their decor was refreshing and bright and totally made me feel right at home. Their staff is so friendly and helpful and everything is right at your fingertips! Their in-house fitness center is STACKED with all the equipment you need to knock out a proper workout when you’re visiting. From a ton of cardio + free weights, machines and even a few Pelotons, you’re going to feel good about that vacation sweat session–P.S. be sure to check out their gym studio for classes to try, too.
Bringing the kids along for the fun?? They have a Kids Krew which is just for the littles to enjoy… so many activities going on throughout the day that they will LOVE so you can have a bit of adult time and a Parent’s Night Out sitting service for the win as well!!! So you can go ahead and book that date night, spa session, afternoon shopping adventure and more knowing your kiddos are in good hands and having a BALL.
One thing that stands out to me about the Hilton Sandestin Resort is their assortment of restaurants right on the property so it’s a one-stop shop! From Sandcastles breakfast buffet to Barefoot’s Beachsde Bar and Grill and the incredible sushi lineup at Hadashi, you’re sure to find something special that suits everyone’s mood. They also have Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, which is a four-diamond steakhouse so if you’re fancying a date night during your stay, you’re all set! And yes, they have The Coffee Shop to grab your best Starbucks brews, lattes and quick-serve breakfast snacks.
Activities + Entertainment
Whether you’re headed here for a work conference, quality time with the family, or a girls’ getaway like us, they’ve got a TON of options to keep you entertained. Shuttle service to take you shopping, award-winning golf courses, local attractions and of course who could forget the Serenity by the Sea Spa–we took advantage of their massages, manis + pedis and facials and it’s the perfect way to pamper yourself with some R&R while you’re traveling, too.
30A Songwriter’s Festival + Around Town + Day Trips
Another highlight while we were in town was heading to the 30A Songwriter’s Festival that was taking over the area… I’ve always heard SUCH great things about this event and was thrilled that we got to experience it first-hand. Three days of jam packed fun with local + national songwriters and artists, more concerts than you could dream of, incredible food + drink and of course FUN. We had an absolute ball listening to the legendary Tanya Tucker and a handful of other artists. Seriously if you’re looking for a winter escape and love good tunes, this is a must!
We also took an afternoon adventure to Grayton Beach for a little creative curiosity and ladies lunch. We stopped by Black Beard Bread Company which is absolutely ADORABLE in every way… tasty breakfast + lunch options with a cute bar set-up and then got the artistry going strong with making our very own glass shard art at the Shard Shop. I absolutely LOVED doing this and it’s an activity any and all ages can totally get into… my finished piece is already proudly displayed in our house and totally fits because of all the bright color!
Last but not least, no girls’ trip is complete without a proper dinner out to Vintij Food + Wine. An absolute GEM and local love that came highly recommended by many of you, this was absolutely my favorite meal of the trip and something worth waiting for!
Finally, if you’re looking to head to the Hilton Sandestin for a little getaway of your very own, be sure to use code BC for 10% off their best available rate. This code is valid from now through 12/31/2020 and you’ll want to call 850-267-9500 to apply the code.