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Coolest On The Coast 2014

07/08/2014 11:43AM ● Published by Melanie Teague





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Coolest Way to Catch Air

Born out of a passion for watersports in 1999, XL Kites is committed to spreading the excitement and fun of kitesurfing everywhere. Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Play Indoors
Are your kids the type to bounce off the walls? If they are, take them to the Bounce Party Playzone – a place where you can literally bounce everywhere! Read more

   

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Coolest Expansion
The award-winning Destin Commons continues to set the standard as Northwest Florida's coolest premier open-air lifestyle center! Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Play Outdoors
Falling from the sky, bumping into cars, and speeding rapidly down a wooden track! Sound like a great way to spend your day? You can do it all at The Track - a great party place for kids of all ages! Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Dance the Night Away
Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of music, dancing, and lots of fun! Whether you want to learn the Charleston step, spend a night out with friends, or just dance and have fun, Pensacola Swing is the place for you. Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Act Out
Acting, singing, dancing, and magic – The Seaside Repertory Theatre, or the REP, has it all! Celebrating its 14th season, the REP has established itself as a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talent from around the country. Its host of talented theatre professionals and a group of dedicated volunteers work together to entertain more than 25,000 people each year. Read more

   

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Coolest Way to Defy Gravity
Action! Thrill! Fun, fun, fun! You can experience all these at the Adventure Zone in Baytown Wharf. The Zone is spread all throughout Baytowne and includes a ropes course, bungee jump, massive rock wall, and zip line. Read more

   

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Coolest Children's Boutique
What comes to mind with the colors pink and blue? Yes, that's right - girls, boys and babies! At Pink N Blue Avenue, you'll find everything your heart desires at Destin's newest children's boutique. In this charming delight, you'll discover those "hard-to-find and love-to-have" girls’ and boys’ clothes, shoes and accessories! Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Hang With Animals
Experience 50 acres of animals and wildlife at the Gulf Breeze Zoo! The largest and best zoo in the area, the Gulf Breeze Zoo has it all. Whether you’re hanging with hippos, playing with pigs, or galloping with gazelles, you are sure to have to time of your life. Read more

   

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Coolest Transportation on 30A
Love 30A but not the traffic? Then you’re going to love the Turtle Express trolley. Funded by a group of business leaders along 30A which allows the service to be completely free to the public, the Turtle Express is the first trolley ever to serve residents and visitors in South Walton. "The idea is for people to come to South Walton and park their cars and not have to get in their car again until they go back home,” said John Finch, owner of Sunshine Shuttle and Limousine Service and founder of the Turtle Express. Read more

   

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Coolest Water Adventure
Want a cool, relaxing day in the water away from all those electronics? Read more

   

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Coolest Quiet Place to Get Immersed
Once upon a time there was a bookshop. Tucked away in the hidden beauty of Rosemary Beach, it remains to this day a pleasant and lovely place for people to spend time reading, learning, and relaxing. Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Get Certified
Come splash into summer at Emerald Coast Scuba in Destin! Participate in fun activities such as birthday parties, swim lessons, Dive Destin, snorkeling, and scuba classes to help you enjoy summer to the fullest! Read more

   

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Coolest Way to Buy Local
Where can you go on a sunny day to get fresh food, meet new people, and experience outdoor fun? A farmers’ market! Read more

   

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Coolest New Breakfast Place
Is your favorite meal of the day breakfast? Is waking up in the morning and going out for an early meal a perfect way to start your day? If so, The Breakfast Table is the place for you. Read more

   

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Coolest Boat
If you're lucky while out enjoying a lovely day on the water, you might glimpse the ZR48 fly by - but don’t get whiplash! Read more

   

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Coolest Place to See the Stars
Many locals can't wait for summer just for the outdoor movies. We know what we've got here - great movies surrounded by award-winning architecture. Read more

   

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Coolest New Restaurant
Where can you find “Brown-Eyed Girls” and “Cheeseburgers in Paradise”? No other place than Margaritaville! A paradise indeed with its stunning view of the gulf and harbor, its open-air atmosphere, delicious food, and access to HarborWalk, this newly-opened Jimmy Buffet-themed restaurant is sure to leave a musical, fun, and enjoyable impression on you, your family, and friends. Read more

   

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Coolest Place to Get Away From the Hustle & Bustle
Birds chirping, the trickles of streams, a quiet atmosphere, fresh air, and an outdoor experience. What is not to love about wildlife trails? Read more

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Coolest Encounters
Dive in with stingrays and sharks in the Gulfarium Stingray Experience at the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island. Read more

   

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Coolest Most Popular Game on Earth
Gooaaallll!! No matter what you call it soccer, futbol, or football, the Panama City Pirates play the beautiful game with heart and energy! Read more

      
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