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Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

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Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

Hi,

We are 6 30something women thinking of Destin for a girls getaway in May. It would be Thursday-Monday. We are looking for laid back beach vibe, but would also like to have nearby bars and nightlife for the evenings. Doesn't have to be walkable as we're comfortable using uber. We are not expecting a Vegas club scene, but are there nearby places that are lively? Any places you would recommend for music, dancing, and drinking?

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1. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

When I think of music,dancing and drinking Destin doesn't spring to mind. New Orleans does that first rate sans the beach. Not that there aren't bars or live music it's just not So. Fla. or Key West. Destin is laid back and family friendly. No clubs with dancing. Look at Harborwalk. Reconsider a car.

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2. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

Music and dancing at Tailfins and Ajs in the harbor.

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3. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

A few places at Baytowne Wharf as well.... I think you can have lots of fun... Plan on the one of the first 2 weeks of May before rates go to summer rates and it is not as crowded...

Thanks for being considerate of others by taking an Uber after a night out!

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4. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

Well, Destin is rapidly becoming Bachelorette Party Central so there must be something for young gals to do. Actually my daughter has been doing some research on the subject. There's two distinct areas for a night of drinking and dancing:

Harbortown Village: Includes MBL's mentions. AJ's is the original 'go to' place in Destin for a nightclub vibe. There's also Coyote Ugly.

Village of Baytowne Wharf: A creation in the Sandestin Resort, bayside. There you have Village Door, which is ground zero for bachelorette party hijinks. Almost like it was created specifically for such an event. They have a live band on weekend nights. The area is walkable to other places like Rum Runners, a dueling piano bar, and Fat Tuesday's daiquiri bar. The Village tries to be a clean, Disney-fied replica of New Orleans, without the vomit.

Another popular thing to do is to rent a pontoon boat and spend the day on Crab Island.

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5. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

Thank you all for your suggestions! Definitely places we will look into. I'm especially pleased by the 'without the vomit' idea 😂😂😂 Afterall, we are quite far past thaaaat stage of our lives. I truly appreciate your help!

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6. Re: Girls weekend for 6 30somethings

Forgot Funky Blues Shack on 98 near Mid Bay Bridge Rd. Variety of bands playing most weekends. Lots of fun.

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