Why Birminghamians are flocking to ResortQuest. Enter to win a two-night stay at a luxury beach resort!


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Has the rain of Birmingham’s endless winter got ya down? Never fear. We’ve got your perfect anecdote right here. It’s time to rediscover sunshine, warm weather and outdoor fun with a trip a beach resort with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. We’re giving you the deets on five to choose from. Bonus: find out how to enter to win a two-night stay.

1. SunDestin Beach Resort

Fun at the splash pad at SunDestin Beach Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

If there’s one thing we could all use right now, it’s some warm sunshine and sand between your toes. I have just the spot for you—SunDestin Beach Resort. Hey, the word “sun” is even in the name!

Located in central Destin, Florida on its own beautiful beach, you’ll find this magical place. Some of the outstanding features of these spacious condominiums include:

  • Private balconies
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Breathtaking views
Photo via ResortQuest

What’s especially great about SunDestin Beach Resort is its exciting list of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy, such as:

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Splash pad
  • And more!

What are you waiting for? Pack those BHM hats and shirts and hit the beach for endless family fun!

Distance from Birmingham: 4 hours, 12 minutes; 260.3 miles

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2. Waterscape Resort

Find paradise at Waterscape Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

There’s a little known fact about those of us who live in Birmingham—we love to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Casual get-togethers, barbecues, swimming pools… we love it all!

If you’re looking to get away for some easy breezy outdoor chill time, Waterscape Resort will be your ideal home away from home.

What a dreamy lazy river at Waterscape Resort! Photo via ResortQuest

Here you’ll find everything you desire for the ultimate vacation in paradise, including:

  • Barbecue grills
  • Boardwalk
  • Splash pad
  • Lazy river
  • Waterfall
  • Hot tubs

Are you ready to experience your home away from the ‘ham?

Distance from Birmingham: 4 hours, 8 minutes; 253.4 miles.

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3. TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort

Family-fun at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Whether you’ve been stuck in Birmingham’s 280 traffic or construction on 59/20 you know you need a break from the noise and congestion. This is why you will love TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort.

Located in Miramar Beach in South Walton County, just 10 miles east of Destin, TOPS’L provides a total escape where you’ll find peace, tranquility and tons of family-friendly fun.

Everyone loves the beach. Photo via ResortQuest

Here you’ll have all of the essentials, from shopping and dining to gulf-front attractions. But what’s especially exciting are the many thrilling activities you can take part in, such as:

  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Mini-golf
  • Basketball
  • Sauna
Game, set, match. Photo via ResortQuest

You’ll also want to check out TOPS’L’s award-winning tennis center. So be sure to pack those tennis racquets and show Florida just what us ‘Hammers are made of on the court!

If you’re from Birmingham, I know you love a great outdoor festival. Consider attending the award-winning South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. Taking place April 25-28, it’s just a skip away from TOPS’L.

Distance from Birmingham: 4 hours, 18 minutes; 463.9 miles

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4. Tidewater Beach Resort

Miles of sandy, white beaches at Tidewater Beach Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

For sand, sun and a whole lot of fun, Tidewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida has your name written all over it.

Swim poolside at Tidewater Beach Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

Along with plenty of fun in the sun and sand, you’ll also have access to some pretty cool perks, such as:

  • 2 lagoon pools
  • Indoor heated pool
  • 4,300 sq. ft. fitness center with Roma Spa
  • Movie/media center

There are also lots of attractions nearby, including exciting nightlife, parks and more.

Distance from Birmingham: 4 hours, 26 minutes; 259.3 miles

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5. The Pointe | 30A

The Pointe in Inlet Beach, South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

In Birmingham, two of our favorite past times are dining out and shopping. Throw in the beach and you have the ultimate vacation for us. When that vacation itch begins to set in, consider booking a spot at The Pointe in Inlet Beach.

Not only will you be swathed in modern, designer furnishings in a boutique, hotel-style resort, but you’ll also be walking distance to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach—two hot spots for dining and shopping.

Biking, shopping and more are available at The Pointe. Photo via ResortQuest

Another aspect you’ll love about The Pointe is that it boasts some exquisite rooftop views just like Birmingham does. During your stay, you’ll have access to a Rooftop Sanctuary that provides incredible scenic views of the Gulf and 30A. Can you picture yourself lounging there watching the sunset?

Rooftop Sanctuary at The Pointe. Photo via ResortQuest

Distance from Birmingham: 4 hours, 21 minutes; 254.1 miles

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Win a Free Stay

Are you ready to book your reservation at one of these magnificent resorts? You better act fast or I’ll beat you to it! Reserve your spot now.

And, be sure to enter our Instagram giveaway for a two-night stay at one of ResortQuest’s amazing beach resorts in Florida. Here’s how:

  1. Visit @bhamnow on Instagram.
  2. Follow @resortquestNWFL on Instagram.
  3. Like the giveaway post.
  4. Tag a friend you’d like to bring.

The winner will be announced Friday, March 29!

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