Destin History & Fishing Museum
108 Stahlman Ave, Destin
Amusement USA – Harbor Walk Village
Harbor Walk Village, Destin, FL
Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park
1007 US Highway 98, Destin, FL
Boogies Water Sports
13 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
Buccaneer Pirate Cruise
100 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL
Families will love this interactive tour that includes sword fights, water gun battles, storytelling, singing, dancing and treasure hunts! It sets sail from Harbor Walk Village Marina and you’ll want to call or go online to make reservations.
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL
Harbor Walk Village, Destin, FL
Painting Classes – Spend a fun evening with local Destin artists and discover your own creativity! They will bring all the supplies, share their expertise, and you’ll go home with a one-of-a-kind “beachy” piece of art. Classes can be structured for adults, families and/or children. Classes are held Wednesday evenings at Sugar Palm Rental Office (Reservations are required) on Hwy 98 near Barnes & Noble, at So Stinkin Cute Studio in Niceville, or they can arrange a private class at your home. They also host the most amazing children’s birthday parties with cupcakes, goodies, parting gicfts, etc. Contact Mary jane at 850-279-3434 or 850-585-5966.
Bike Rentals – There are lots of bike paths to explore the Destin area. Pedaling is also a great way to get from place to place. You can rent from Bikes R Us – they will deliver and pick up at your vacation home! It’s a good idea to reserve in advance, since they book up fast.
850-837-6347 or 850-502-6697
There is also a bike rental place next to Camille’s
2931 Scenic Hwy 98 (corner of Scenic Hwy 98 and Hutchinson
Water Sports – The Emerald Coast is a great place for all kinds of water sports.
Stand up Paddling – It’s a lot of fun, whether its your first time or you are ready for new adventures on the board. Here are a couple of companies to consider:
Paddle Destin (lessons, eco-tours, fishing tours, etc.
Bay Paddle Sports (Paddle board & Kayak rentals)
Wave Runners, Jet Skis, etc. – There are several rental companies in Destin. You can check online for pricing and reservations. Many of our guests have rented from a vendor right here in Crystal Beach; they are located near Tarpon Street Beach access.
Silver Sand Outlet Mall – When you go to the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, stop first at the kiosk near 5th, Saks Avenue Outlet. They have a booklet called the “passport book” that’s full of all sorts of coupons for most of the stores. The coupon booklet costs $3.00 if you have AAA, AARP, or military ID it is free.
10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Destin Commons – is a beautiful, upscale shopping and entertainment center located where Hwy 293 meets Hwy 98. It features over 75 shops and restaurants including World of Beer, Panera Bread, AMC Theatre with IMAX, Bass Pro Shops (holds classes for children), and much more.
4100 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541
Henderson State Park – With more than 6,000 feet of shoreline, Henderson State Park is a popular Destin attraction. Visit the park to witness a majestic sunset or to experience an exhilarating morning hike. While swimming, beachcombing, and even fishing are popular pastimes at Henderson State Park, there is also a playground and picnic area on the grounds.
The Destin Harbor Boardwalk – is a must-visit attraction. The boardwalk stretches for a quarter of a mile along the city’s lovely harbor. It’s lined with boutiques, restaurants, and popular local businesses. A vibrant part of town, the boardwalk is a fun place to explore while enjoying views of the water. If you’re in town during the annual Destin Seafood Festival, you’ll definitely want to make your way to the Boardwalk where it’s held.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf – is located on Choctawhatchee Bay. A picturesque setting, the Village is home to popular restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and nightclubs. When visiting Destin, be sure to check out what’s happening in Baytowne as it’s the site of many year-round festivals and annual events. If you’re ready to take a break from the beach, this venue is a fun place to explore.
Jolee Island Nature Park – Featuring roughly five acres of land, the Jolee Island Nature Park is a popular tourist destination that’s known for its beautiful views of Choctawhatchee Bay and Horseshoe Bayou. The park features a kids’ playground and a nature trail that boasts a scenic atmosphere that celebrates the region’s flora and fauna. Located on the Emerald Coast Parkway West, the nature park is a great attraction to visit if you’re in search of a nature-inspired outdoor experience.
Sailing excursions – When visiting Destin, the Gulf itself is a major attraction. To experience its beauty, get out on the water to take a sunset dinner cruise or a fun fishing excursion. You can charter a boat or take a boat tour of the coast. Sailing is a major regional pastime. Many of the tours can be customized to suit your interests.
Golf – With its dazzling weather and gorgeous sunlit landscapes, Destin is popular with golfers. The city features a wide array of golf courses for all skill levels. Some of the city’s best-known golf courses and clubs include the Regatta Bay Golf Club and Yacht Club, Indian Bayou Golf Club, Kelly Plantation, Rocky Bayou Country Club, and Emerald Bay Golf Club to name a few. Many of these venues feature on-site pro shops, dining facilities, and other amenities that golfers look for.
Snorkeling Excursions – While known for the beautiful white-sand beaches, some of Destin’s most captivating scenery is found underwater. The warm and clear waters along the Destin coastline are perfect for snorkeling adventures and easy to access, thanks to numerous providers of snorkeling excursions and sea tours. Visibility varies between 20 to 80 feet, and you will find a wide variety of marine wildlife and fascinating scenery. Most tours depart from the Harbor Walk Village in town. During high season they book up quickly, so it’s wise to make reservations in advance.