Destin, also known as the Emerald Coast because of its pristine blue-green waters and white sand beaches is more than just a beach vacation.
Whether you are traveling with family, a romantic getaway, or exploring solo, you will never run out of things to do. This place is perfect if you are after an adventure-filled experience aside with relaxing on the shoreline. Come check out the fun things to do in Destin and what it has to offer.
Destin is abundant with sea-life creatures and is known to many as “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village in the World”. Because of its prime location, most locals and tourists are always thrilled to do this activity. There were charter fishing companies available to accompany you to their boat and catch as many fish as you can depending on the service you avail. Among these is the Destin Inshore Charters – they specialize in custom fishing trips to accommodate the exact charter fishing trip you desire. You may choose to take your catch home and cook them yourself or let the restaurants along the harbor cook these catches for you.
Head out to Harborwalk Village and experience everything that it offers. This is home to great restaurants, shopping, activities such as paddle board and kayak rentals, pontoon and jet ski rentals, parasailing, glass bottom boats, entertainment, live music, dolphin cruises, world-class fishings, concerts, weekly fireworks, and weekly Fat Tuesday parades. Whew! I was panting naming all them, aren’t I? Make sure to allow a day when visiting as you will not run out of things to do. Each activity will certainly entertain you and your loved ones of all ages.
Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park
Well, if you are looking for an adventure filled-experience with kids, Big Kahuna’s Waterpark would be on top of your list. This huge waterpark boasts over 40 water play areas, rides, slides, and pools and adventure park activities and there are attractions available for both adults and kids. You will not worry how to entertain the kids during your stay in Destin, because Big Kahuna will bring the biggest smile to their faces!
Being the Emerald Coast’s best Shopping Center, Destin Commons gives you almost a hundred of locally and internationally owned restaurants and stores. It offers not just shopping but also some variety of entertainment such as AMC Movie Theatre and the famous Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl, an underwater themed bowling alley that will give you a unique ocean experience and atmosphere. Once you shop here, you will not run out of stores to choose from. There are fashion options, children wear, electronics, health, and beauty, men’s wear and accessories, shoes, etc. In Destin Commons, you will definitely Shop, Dine, Enjoy and repeat.
Henderson Beach State Park
One of the main reasons why people visit Destin, Florida is because of it’s emerald green waters and white sand beaches. The famous Henderson Beach State Park is a habitat for sand pines, scrub oaks, southern magnolias, and dune rosemary. There are spots for picnic and grilling and also a playground that surely the kids will enjoy. Boardwalks provide access to the beach for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. If you also love sunsets, this is a perfect place to be.
Checking out Crab Island is something you don’t want to miss when visiting Destin. To get there, you will either need a boat or do an excursion. You can go fishing, snorkeling or go to Crab Island Waterpark especially if you are with kids. Crab Island Waterpark has a big inflatable obstacle course, complete with slides, climbing walls, a trampoline, and a balance beam. Hungry? Don’t worry, snacks are available from the floating food vendors selling ice cream, sandwiches, and drinks.
Just within the gates of Sandestin Golf Beach and Resort, you’ll discover the heart and soul of Sandestin. The Village of Baytowne Wharf takes pride in its array of dining, shopping, live entertainment, and jam-packed family fun-zone activities that you and the kids will love. This is also where a variety of events and festivals are being held and hosting seasonal events too. Few steps from the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the Baytown Marina for stand-up paddleboard rentals and sunset cruises.