Things to do Destin Florida

Things to do Destin Florida #1:

Henderson Beach State Park is an excellent Destin vacation spot where you can swim and relax along the mile long beach and enjoy the warm crystal Gulf waters.

Explore the park’s salt water marshes on the large nature trail, bird watching, beachcombing, wildlife viewing, family picnic and grilling or do a little fishing from the dock.

Henderson Beach State Park is an excellent camping vacation idea for Destin, Florida with 60 camping sites located in the dunes.

Camping here at the park can be lots of fun for the kids and a good way to cut down on the vacation budget.

Within a few miles of the park you will find many vacation activities available such as backpack overnight trails, horseback riding and trails, mountain biking, miniature golf, bicycle rentals and lots more.

Things to do Destin Florida #2:

Golfers will love Destin, Florida. Every year Destin hosts a Senior PGA tournament. Emerald Bay Club is a top Florida golf destination with an 18-hole championship level course designed by Bob Cupp.

Or try the Sandestin Raven Golf Course which was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It was rated one of the "Most Underrated Resorts" by Travel and Leisure Golf.

You will find at least ten golf courses to choose from in Destin and with the tropical weather here, you can play the courses year-round.

There’s the Links Course and the Baytowne Course, both designed by Tom Jackson; the Burnt Pine Course, designed by Ree Jones; Raven Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.

Things to do Destin Florida #3:

Dolphin watching excursions are fun Destin vacation ideas. Glass bottom boat trips are offered by companies like Southern Star Dolphin Cruise or Olin Marler's Charters & Dolphin Cruises. This is a fun way to get out in the waters of the Gulf and view the sea wildlife including the playful dolphins. You can also see dolphins without going out on a boat.

Destin Harbor is a playground for many bottlenose dolphins. Bayside Watersports, on Okaloosa Island, will take you dolphin watching on the bay with a guided waverunner excursion. This is definitely a great vacation idea for families.

Things to do Destin Florida #4:

The Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park is located on Highway 98 East in Destin, Florida. Here you will find a wide variety of fun water-based rides and slides for all ages and all swim levels.

There’s the Honolulu Half-Pipe which uses 36,000 gallons of water to create a constant wave for surfing and bodyboarding. Bombs Away Bay is a fantasy water world with a pirate ship, slides, pools and waterfalls.

Go nuts with Big Kahuna's miniature golf. Tropical Mini Golf has three course with a total 54 holes all designed to challenge and entertain. On the adventurous side there’s the Sky Coaster that will take you swooping through the air 100 feet off the ground at 60 miles per hour.

Things to do Destin Florida #5:

Gator Beach is one of the best family attractions in Destin. Gator Beach is a free alligator exhibit which is both educational and entertaining. There are over 100 real, live alligators at Gator Beach including the rare alligator, "Mellow Yellow" with yellow skin.

You can learn about all about snakes and alligators from the trained gator handlers. Have your picture taken while you are actually feeding the Gator Beach alligators.

Things to do Destin Florida #6:

Destin has a long history of fishing and this makes it an ideal spot for anyone looking for Florida fishing vacation ideas. With the nickname “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” you can’t go wrong planning a fishing vacation here.

In fact, Destin anglers have garnered many record catches over the years. You can catch Whiting, Channel Bass, Blue Runner, Sail Cat, Mackerel, Bonito and others right on shore from the beach pier and jetty.

Choctawhatchee Bay and its bayous is great for catching Speckled Sea Trout, White Trout, Channel Bass, Red fish, Bluefish as well as blue crabs along the shore. Catch a fishing charter boat for deep sea bottom fishing and offshore trolling.

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