Tips on What To Do in Destin
Destin is filled with your typical beach attractions and plenty of sand to enjoy them on. But the city also boasts great fishing waters, a handful of golf courses, and some attractions for the kids.
Writers say that the clean quartz sand beaches in Destin are some of the most unique and beautiful in the country. The downy-white sands and the Gulf of Mexico's emerald waters combine to make a treat for the eyes and form Destin's main attractions.
Fishing was Destin's first major commercial activity and still remains a popular pastime. According to experts, the city is home to one of the largest quantities of charter boats in the state. So book a deep-sea fishing excursion on a charter boat or simply cast your line from the Destin Bridge near the Destin Harbor on the peninsula's western tip. Remember to acquire a fishing license first before trying your luck; they're available at one of many fishing centers along the coasts.
Golfers will find resorts and independent courses strewn throughout the peninsula. Writers particularly recommend the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Emerald Bay Golf Club. The courses provide great views of the surrounding marine environment. Take a look at the South Coast Golf Guide before you go to find out more information on area courses.
Attractions for Kids
If lying on quartz in the sunshine while listening to lapping waves grows wearisome, Destin has a number of other diversions. You can take the kids to Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park or watch dolphin shows at the leisure traveler-recommended Florida's Gulfarium. Recent visitors also recommend Gator Beach, where kids can feed and take pictures with alligators (supervised, of course).