Destin-Ation Known: Why Destin, Fl Should Be On Your Travel List

June 21, 2017

Named Lonely Planet’s “Best in the U.S.” of 2017 and one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America” by Good Morning America, Florida’s Emerald Coast, and Destin in particular, is a vacationer’s dream. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, a couple’s romantic getaway or just a fun time with friends, there’s an endless array of things to do in Destin, FL.

LOOKING TO UNWIND AND RELAX ON A BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE?

Destin has white sandy beaches, emerald-green waters, and is the perfect place to pull up a beach chair and read a book or build a sandcastle. A few of our favorite sandy sanctuaries include:

JOHN C. BEASLEY PARK

This large beachfront park on Okaloosa Island has 2 dune walkovers to the Gulf of Mexico. Beach-goers can snorkel, fish, paddleboard and surf here.

CRYSTAL BEACH

Free access, stunning shorelines, and crystal-clear water make this beach a top spot in Destin to dig your toes into the sand.

HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK

Relax along more than 6,000 feet of coastline and enjoy the natural features of sand pines, scrub oaks, and dune rosemary. You can swim, fish, bike, camp and walk the nature trail.

Need a Destination With a Little Excitement to Keep Family, Friends or Kids Entertained?

Whether it’s off the beach, on the water or soaring above it, there are nearly limitless options for fun things to do in Destin. And when you book an Xplorie vacation rental in Destin, the fun is free! Keep yourself and your travel companions busy with activities such as:

Make your vacation fly high at the original zipline provider in Northwest Florida. Complete with ropes courses, miniature golf, and weekly events Baytowne Adventure Zone has something for everyone.

With waterfront shopping, restaurants for every taste (including world class seafood), live music and entertainment, and more, colorful HarborWalk Village is the epicenter of Destin entertainment.

A great place for little and big kids alike, take a break from the beach with over 40 different activities including wave pools, thrill rides, and kiddie rides. Free admission to Big Kahuna’s through Xplorie will make your vacation truly memorable.

Destin Watersports

Take advantage of the ability to rent nearly any watersport vessel under the sun and relax on a pontoon boat, get a workout in with a kayak or paddleboard from Reef Beach, enjoy a birds-eye-view of Destin by parasailing with Gilligans of Destin. Or feel the wind in your hair on a jet ski!

OR, MAYBE YOU’D PREFER TO TUNE INTO NATURE?

Whether it’s off the beach, on the water or soaring above it, there are nearly limitless options for fun things to do in Destin. And when you book an Xplorie vacation rental in Destin, the fun is free! Keep yourself and your travel companions busy with activities such as:

Sea Blasters Dolphin Cruises

Make your vacation fly high at the original zipline provider in Northwest Florida. Complete with ropes courses, miniature golf, and weekly events Baytowne Adventure Zone has something for everyone.

Fishing Charter

With waterfront shopping, restaurants for every taste (including world class seafood), live music and entertainment, and more, colorful HarborWalk Village is the epicenter of Destin entertainment.

Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk

Take a stroll and experience the natural beauty of Destin via this park’s boardwalks through a wetland and over the bayou.

Learn about the marine creatures of Florida with daily dolphin and sea lion presentations, shark and sea turtle feeding sessions and exhibits showcasing stingrays, alligators, tropical birds and more.

Make your next vacation a Destin-ation!

Learn more about all that Destin has to offer and the free activities included in your Destin trip.

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