Things to do with kids in Destin
While we know the highlight of your trip to Destin revolves around our Condo Rentals in Miramar Beach you may be looking for fun alternatives to a day at the beach with kids.
Maybe they have a sunburn and need a break from the resort or maybe it’s a rainy day at the beach. Whatever the reason, it is always handy to have a list of other options for families with children visiting Destin / Miramar Beach.
Ft. Walton on Okaloosa Island – http://www.gulfarium.com/
This is a park that has dolphin, seal and other marine life shows as well as a “petting” exhibit with Stingrays, Star Fish and other small marine life.
Located between the Mid Bay Bridge intersection and Big Kahuna’s on US 98 at various locations. The Track Recreational Center (www.destintrack.com) has go carts, mini golf, bumper cars, & rides. They have activities that will appeal to small children as well as older kids and young adults.
Fat Daddies Arcade
Located near Fudpuckers on Emerald Coast Parkway offers arcade games only. Also check out https://fatdaddysarcade.com/collections/destin-commons-fl. Pro tip: Buy your points online before you visit and save. They can split points up onto several cards so everyone can have their own preset amount.
Thrills Laser Tag
Conveniently located and a walkable distance behind our rentals on the resort of Seascape including Majestic Sun and Seascape 4B is Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade. This is a great place to throw a kids’ birthday party as well. They are well known for their Moo-La-La-Ice Cream.
Blast Arcade & Laser
Located at Baytowne Wharf in San Destin there are many different things to do for young kids and old kids alike. While the other arcades are bigger this one makes the list because of its proximity to other items like the carousel, ice skating rink (winter only), and Adventure Zone climbing wall.
Climbing and ziplining:
Baytowne Adventure Zone
Zipline, Climbing wall Bungy and ropes course
An excellent stop in the evening while enjoying the harborwalk area or the zipline, climbing wall, bungy, mirror maze, and aqua spheres. These are those round hamster wheel looking balls on top of water — lol!
Rock Out Climbing
Rainy Day and What to do? In addition to bowling, arcades, and movies, we now have a rock climbing gym. It is tucked back off the beaten path behind Target. https://www.facebook.com/Rockoutclimbing/ or https://www.rockoutclimbing.com/
The only water park in our area. My kids love the water slides and I love the lazy river. The water park is great but they also have so much more including Putt-Putt and the Skycoaster
Urban Air Trampoline Park
Indoor trampoline and adventure park. Suitable for entertaining the kids when it is raining or they have had too much sun.