Destin Travel Resources

Located in the Panhandle region of Florida, Destin is considered by many to have some of the nicest beaches in the world and is one the most popular vacation destinations in Florida.

Destin's emergence as a vacationer's paradise is actually relatively recent. The city bills itself as 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village," and is named after the sea captain that founded it, Captain Leonard Destin. Up until its incorporation as a municipality in 1984, Destin was primarily known as an excellent location to catch fish, rather than to catch a tan.

Destin is certainly a family friendly vacation destination. Beasley Park, Ed Walline Park, Henderson Beach Park and James Lee Park are considered by most to be the best beaches in Destin, and they all have showers and bathrooms that make traveling to the beach with kids much easier.

Off the beach there's some great shopping in Destin, and tons of awesome places to eat. Dewey Destin's Seafood and STEWBY's Seafood Shanty are two of the many super family friendly restaurants that your kids are sure to love.

Whatever your motives for visiting Destin, Florida you won't be disappointed.There is a reason more than 4 million travelers visit Destin each year! So, pack your bathing suit and plan your trip to Destin today!
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Destin Travel Resources

Things to do in Destin


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Luther's Watersports

202B Harbor Blvd, Destin
We are a family owned/operated business that offers total fun & enjoyment on the water, especially to Crab Island. Located in the Destin Harbor, we' re 5 minutes away from Crab Island. Whether you want to fish in the luckiest fishing village' s water, look for dolphins in the Choctawhatchee Bay, or just cruise along the Emerald Coast' s prettiest waters; Luther' s Rentals ... read more

Banana Boat Ride

314 Harbor Blvd, Destin
Looking for things to do in Destin for the whole family? Grab your friends and come to the #1 Thing to do in Destin. Banana Boat Rides are a great thing to do with your friends and family while on vacation in Destin and the Emerald Coast of Florida. Welcome to Mobile Sports Banana Boat Rides. Located on the Destin Harbor and ready to make a memory with you!
Come see why we have been rated the... read more

Beach Sand Sculptures

Looking for something fun to do in Destin, Florida? Do you want a memorable activity on 30A? Fun family activity on vacation? Educational quality time for the whole family on the beach? Want to build sky scraping sandcastles? Want to acquire sand sculpting skills? Is your family looking for  some memorable quality time together? Does  your group or team  need something fun to do during... read more


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Destin History and Fishing Museum

P.O. Box 548, Destin, Florida 32541
Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin. This exhibit is displayed on a 100 feet of wall space depicting the Gulf floor.

Big Kahunas

1007 US Hwy 98 E, Destin
(850) 837-8319
Voted one of the Best Waterparks in America by the Travel Channel! This huge and constantly expanding water park has over 40 water attractions for sliding, splashing or just basking in the sun and, for night-time fun, miniature golf, go-kart tracks and several thrill rides. Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family.

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Fat Daddy's Arcade

20009 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin
Located immediately next to Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill, FAT DADDY'S ARCADE is the perfect stop for family entertainment. Featuring more than 65 of the most popular games on the market, you can find everything from skee ball and basketball free throws to Guitar Hero, racing games, interactive games, kids games and lots more.

Buccaneer Pirate Cruise

88 US Hwy 98 East, Destin
850 269 0896
Buccaneer Pirate Ship takes to the seas from HarborWalk Village Marina, Destin, Florida. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime upon the pristine waters of the Emerald Coast. Come one, come all and discover the hidden treasures of bygone days. Entertainment and interaction adventure and excitement for the young and young at heart, beginning to end. Unlock the treasure of your heart and let your dreams come true!