1. Time Away with Family
Children grow up so very fast and being able to step away to take stock of what is important in life is something that just comes naturally on the beach. So take a moment, dig your toes into our beautiful white sand beaches and watch the kids build mini palaces in the sand.!
2. Crab Island
Truly a unique experience, Crab Island is truly a must see destination. Contrary to its name, Crab island is now just a large Carribbean blue water sand bar north of Harborwalk village. Crab Island at one point was an island, but drifting sands from the Gulf of Mexico eroded it over time, which left us with what is now a sandbar where thousands of boats tie up to. You will need a boat to get there, but don’t worry there is no shortage of companies you can rent a pontoon boat (no previous experience just a short 30 minute lesson required) Once you are there, remember to bring your rafts, snacks and a sense of adventure.
3. Amazing Food
Whether it is a high end restaurant like Emerils, Bijoux Bijoux or humbler affair like Pepitos Mexican, The Original Dewey Destins, Thai Delights or McGuires your taste buds will never want you to leave.
4. Deep Sea Fishing
Destin is named “The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village”, and for good reason! Deep Sea fishing is a staple activity for everyone. Whether you are a first time angler or a Trophy fish hunter our local fleet has someone to help! Throughout the year there are many fishing tournaments that bring competitive fishermen to the area. Most fishing boats offer full service trips with licensed crew, tackle, licenses, bait, and ice.
5. Big Kahuna’s
With more than 40 water attractions, Big Kahuna’s offers a wide variety of fun in the sun for every age. Whether you enjoy the thrill of a waterslide, or want to relax in the lazy river Big Kahuna’s will be a hit for everyone. There is even a half pipe for those surfers at heart, with 36,000 gallons of water flowing per minute. Big Kahuna’s has been Destin’s one and only water park for over 25 years.
Who doesn’t love dolphins and sea turtles! The Gulfarium offers a wide variety of exhibits where you are able to interact with the animals. Several unique exhibits are snorkeling with stingrays, or giving a smooch to a harbor seal! The Gulfarium also offers a sunset camp which provides parents with an evening out while their children have an unforgettable experience that includes a dolphin encounter, sunset beach exploring, ocean themed activities, scavenger hunts and even a dinner with the seals!!
7. Harborwalk Village
Harborwalk Village is your one-stop-shop for fun. Young, or old Harborwalk offers anything you could expect from that downtown harbor “hot spot”. There are a wide variety of waterfront restaurants, shopping, watersport rentals, parasailing, concerts, fishing boats, dolphin cruises, nightlife, and even weekly fireworks across the Destin harbor!
8.South Walton and 30A
You may have seen the stickers adorning cars in your home town, proudly displayed. 30A. From Miramar beach down to Rosemary beach enjoy a scenic drive to revile any other road trip in America. Stop by themed Neighborhoods, neat and tidy Seaside with classically beautiful beach homes, Food truck vendors and people riding bikes in droves. The neighborhood was used to film the movie “The Truman Show”
Grayton Beach where you can visit the world famous Red Bar which perfectly sets off the Bohemian homes and laid back atmosphere
Alys Beach: Every single home in Alys Beach is build stark white, Giving this neighborhood a posh upscale feel Try snacks next to the Caliza pool
Rosemary Beach: Liveoaks abound in this little town that looks like a small German Village and homes starting in the million dollar range. Check out The Pearl Resort for a roof top afternoon overlooking the gulf
Destin offers a wide variety of water activities, such as playing on the beaches, jet skiing, boat rentals, parasailing, dolphin cruises, pirate ships, kiteboarding, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, skim boarding, and even tubing. So depending on what you are in the mood for Destin should please any watersport fan!
Destin Florida offers an exquisite selection of beachfront condos and homes available for you to stay in, offering views of the emerald water and breathtaking sunsets. Interested in visiting this one of a kind place? Destin truly offers that memorable beach vacation you and your families have been waiting for. Check out some of our beautiful condos at beachcondosindestin.com to book the vacation of your dreams!