If you weren’t already planning a fall break beach getaway, make plans now.

When Tennesseans need a beach getaway, the warm white sand and clear waters of the Florida panhandle call our names. A favorite destination for landlocked residents lies just a day’s drive south in Destin.

If you’ve never ventured out for a fall break beach visit, you’re missing out. October weather is perfect for beach walking, golfing, outlet shopping and pool lounging. As if those weren’t enough reasons to throw a few pairs of shorts in a bag and get on the road, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is upping the ante with the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival on Friday, October 13th and Saturday, the 14th.

Beer lovers, get your game face on and get to Baytowne Wharf Village’s picturesque sidewalks to sample nearly 200 domestic and imported beers and enjoy some live music, bourbon and food from Marlin Grill.

Friday’s event features “Beer from Around Here” from 6pm until 8pm, where some incredible Florida breweries will share their delicious brews. Saturday’s VIP event and Grand Tasting are where you’ll find live music and beer samples from breweries far and wide.

Tickets are going fast, but special discounted accommodation packages are available from the Sandestin Resort, which was named the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.

And beer. Don’t forget about the beer.

For more information, or to buy tickets, visit http://www.baytownewharfbeerfestival.com.

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