5 reasons you need a vacation at ResortQuest in South Walton Beach. Book by May 1 for 15% off! Enter to win a two-night stay here.

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Enjoy a vacation in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Spring fever has hit hard in Birmingham, which means it’s time to start making those exciting vacation plans. Here are five reasons to book a beach-cation through ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals in South Walton, Florida. Read on to find out how to win a free two-night stay at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort in Miramar Beach.

1. Fab Places to Stay

When you decide to leave Birmingham for a fun beach vacation, you don’t want to stay just anywhere. You want to stay somewhere spectacular. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers more than 300 vacation rentals at the beautiful Beaches of South Walton and Scenic Highway 30A with tons of amenities.


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TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

With so many great spots to choose from, how do you decide? Well, I’ll make it a bit easier by telling you about one specific resort that is totally worth any Birminghamian’s while—TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort.

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Water fun at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

Situated on 52 private acres in Miramar Beach in South Walton County, TOPS’L is a full-service resort that offers peace and a whole lot of family-friendly fun. From gorgeous beach views and fun-filled ocean activities to shopping and more, everything is right at your fingertips. After fighting Birmingham traffic and toting the kids all over town, what could be better than that? Book now.

Want to see what other resorts are available? Click here.


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Family time at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort. Photo via ResortQuest

How about entering to win a free stay at a South Walton, Florida resort? Enter Bham Now’s sweepstakes now! We’re giving away a free two-night stay in a two-bedroom condo at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort. To enter:

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

The winner will be announced Monday, April 22. Good luck!

2. Delicious Dining

Birmingham is a foodie town. So when locals leave the Magic City, we want to make sure we satisfy our cravings wherever we go. After a long day spent on the beach, there’s no doubt that you and your crew will be famished. Where to eat? So. Many. Places. And there is something for everyone!


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A long day at the beach will have you wanting great beach eats. Photo via ResortQuest
  • Acme Ice House
  • Brozinni’s Pizzeria
  • 723 Whiskey Bravo
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Blue Dunes Grill (on site at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort)
  • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar
  • And more!

There is even a Big Bad Breakfast—the perfect reminder of home sweet Birmingham.

3. Awesome Festivals

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Photo via South Walton Beaches WIne & Food Festival on Facebook

This April, you can spread your love of festivals with a trip to South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, happening April 25-28 in Miramar Beach, Florida.

This exciting event is the Southeast’s premier wine and food festival, and features:


  • Great wines (more than 800 bottles to sample!)
  • Fine foods (cheeses, olives, sushi, charcuterie, confections)
  • Live music from national artists
  • Culinary celebrities
  • And more!
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Photo via South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival on Facebook

It’s also a charity event that benefits the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which supports children’s charities in Northwest Florida. So, show a little Birmingham charity and imbibe for a good cause.

Tickets ranges from $40-$325. Purchase your tickets.

Special Lodging Deals

Need lodging during the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival? When you book your stay with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals between April 21 and May 1, you’ll receive 15% off. Reserve now.


4. Jam-Packed Family Fun

Family fun in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Life in Birmingham is busy. As a working mom with a daughter in school five days a week, capturing just a few fun moments together can be tough. If you ask me, we all deserve some serious family fun. When you start planning those summer vacations, be sure to include South Walton, Florida on your list of places for jam-packed family fun!

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Fun in the ocean in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Along with hours of sun and sand, you can also have some adventures while:

  • Paddle boarding
  • Parasailing
  • Kayaking
  • Deep sea fishing
  • And more!
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Biking fun in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Can you guess what one of the most popular activities in South Walton, Florida is? Bike riding! Through almost all of 30A, you’ll find a continuous bike path that lets you ride through 16 different distinct beach communities. What a great way to see the area, get fresh air and exercise and, best of all, some fun!


Reserve your stay in South Walton Florida through ResortQuest this June and receive a seven night stay for the price of six nights. Book now.  

5. Great Shopping

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Rent a bike and hit the fun shops in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

Everyone knows that Birmingham is an incredible shopping town, which explains why we love to check out all the newest and coolest stores wherever we go. While vacationing in South Walton, Florida, everyone’s shopping needs will be met. Some cool places to check out are:

  • 30A Olive Oil Co.
  • 30Avenue
  • Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts

6. Coastal Dune Lakes

There were are so many cool things about South Walton, Florida that I decided to surprise you with an extra reason to visit. So here is number six: coastal dune lakes.


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Paddle board in a coastal dune lake in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

What are those? Coastal dune lakes sit just on the other side of the dunes. After large rain storms, the dunes open up straight into the Gulf. What results is a shallow basin about 5 ft. deep. Not only is it a neat and rare phenomenon, but it’s also a great spot to paddle board.

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Paddle boarding in South Walton, Florida. Photo via ResortQuest

What’s especially cool about these dunes is that South Walton is one of the only areas in the world that has them. Major cool point for South Walton!

Book Your Stay

Now that you know the top reasons to book a South Walton beach trip with ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, it’s time to reserve your spot. Be sure to enter our giveaway for a two-night stay at TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort.


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