Destin is known for being a tourist’s paradise during the summer, complete with waterfront restaurants, world-famous fishing and stunning sugar-white beaches. If you’re more inclined to spend time in nature, Destin offers picturesque views and plenty of local wildlife. Destin is full of entertainment and one of the busiest resort areas along the Gulf Coast. There’s plenty to explore in the surrounding areas from state parks to bike, nature trails and more. Here are some popular things to do on your stay in Destin.
With dozens of courses to choose from, Destin has become a top destination for golf. It doesn’t matter if your new to the game or a seasoned pro, you’ll be able to find a golf course that fits your skill level. Take a day to walk the pine-lined fairways of Emerald Bay Golf Club, where they offer an 18-hole course for golfers of any skill level.
Do you want to get away from the summer tourism rush? Head straight out to the Gulf. Rent Boats Destin offers pontoon boat rentals on their 24-foot Bentley Pontoons, not to mention their Double Fun Pontoon Rentals. If paddle boarding or kayaking is more your thing then Island Watersports Company is the destination for you.
If you’re looking for adventure in the great outdoors, ditch the typical vacation rental and stay out in mother nature. Both Henderson Beach State Park and Grayton Beach State Park offer everything from beaches, tented campsites, hookups for your RV or camper, cabins and much more. Henderson Beach alone features blue-green sparkling water and white sand with over 60 campsites that are connected to the beach via boardwalk. The area is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Destin’s natural features and public enjoyment.
Destin Charter Fishing
There are many fun things to do in Destin, but nothing will get your adrenaline rushing like deep sea fishing. If you’re looking for an adventurous water activity, look no further than Destin’s world-famous fishing charters! Destin has one of the largest charter fleets in the United States, with over 250 fishing vessels. You can head out on a private offshore excursion on the Backlash with Destin Offshore Charters, where you can customize your experience with choices from six hours of fun to an overnight fishing adventure, on the hunt mahi-mahi to swordfish. Captains Chris takes care of all the detail, so you don’t have to worry about a fishing license, top of the line reels, rods, bait, tackle and fish cleaning.
If you’re searching for a spot to take your boat out in Destin, Crab Island is one of our most popular destinations. Crab Island has been aired on shows like HGTV and Good Morning America and published in various travel magazines. Crab Island has slowly eroded over time but there still exists a sandbar that sits underwater and it’s a popular place to anchor. The sandbar ranges from 1-4 feet deep in most places. But the “island” can only be reached by boat or other water craft.
You’ll discover our vacation rentals in the friendliest, safest, and most beautiful Destin, Florida, neighborhood. Book your vacation online or give one of our vacation planners a call at (855) 837-9121.