We are a large family from Ohio, Indiana and Florida seeking a central location along the Gulf Coast to spend Thanksgiving. There will be up to 8 adults and 7 kids (6-18 years old) and we decided the Destin area would be good location that everyone could reach in one days drive. We would like at least 5 bedrooms, a heated pool (or a heated community pool) and close to a nice beach. There are so many choices on VRBO that I decided I needed a little help narrowing the choices down as far as location and rentals. We wanted to be close to outside activities for the kids, including swimming, biking and hiking. We would like great seafood restaurants as well as locations for the kids to fish (either streams, rivers, lakes, or ocean). It would also be nice to have a movie theatre and a bowling alley close by in case the weather turns nasty. I know this is a lot in one gulp, but as I mentioned, this is just the start of my search and I would appreciate any suggestions or referrals. If you think Destin is the wrong location for what we planned, then I would appreciate that input also. Thank you.