Florida’s Emerald Coast
Destin is located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, which gets its name from its beautiful, clear green water. Cuddled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is known for its sugar white sand and emerald-tinted waters. Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village”. In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and water sports, including diving and snorkeling. Sand pines, scrub oak, and sea oats are scattered along the landscape at Henderson Beach State Park. Amenities include hiking trail that peak on a dune, 60 plus campsites, six pavilions with grills, tables and a playground for the kids. And now, thanks to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, getting to Florida Panhandle is easier.
Nightlife in Destin
When the sun goes down, the energy comes up on the Emerald Coast. Venues like AJ’s, the Boathouse Oyster Bar, and the Red Door Saloon offer live music, dancing, and drink specials that all deliver a good time. If bars and clubs aren’t your scenes you can also sneak away to more quieter restaurants like Cuvee Kitchen. Cuvee Kitchen offers a social hour where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails or try a new wine from a list of 50+ international wines. McGuire’s Irish Pub offers traditional love Irish music performances. Many people say the best part about McGuire’s is their signature drink, the Irish Wake.
Over the years Desitin has grown to be a touristic favorite among many people. If you want a romantic getaway, a short-term or long-term rental, or a home with all the amenities for your perfect family vacation, you’ll see that the Destin area has something for everyone.
Top 3″Must Do’s” in Destin
- Destin, Florida offers several delicious local eateries with plenty of scenic views. Be sure to check out the Top 5 Places to Eat Top 5 Places to Eat in Destin for trip ideas.
- Dolphin Watch. Ahoy! Keep your eyes peels for any dolphins you might see on this trip. Set out to sea in search of wild Destin dolphins. Complete with a glass bottom viewing area, snack bar, and a climate-controlled cabin, this trip is the perfect recipe for maritime bliss. Take in scenic views of the Harbor, learn about Destin’s history, and enjoy the fresh ocean air. Both convenient and comfortable, these tours depart daily and provide plenty of seating for your whole crew.
- Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. Big Kahuna’s is one of Destin’s best spots to take the family when you need a break from the beach. The water park is open from mid-May through August and features more than 40 attractions, including slides, water rides and the Honolulu Half Pipe with a wave simulator. You can also float through the park along Big Kahuna’s lazy river. And between September and early May, when the water rides are closed, you can still enjoy Big Kahuna’s racetrack, mini-golf course and park rides.