7 Incredible Attractions of Destin – A Great Vacation
Famous for its silky sandy beaches, Destin is located on the Emerald Coast in northwestern Florida, USA, and offers a number of delightful attractions other than beaches, such as shopping, golfing, dining and a great natural splendor, which you should enjoy. Here are only a few of the numerous Destin attractions.
1. Henderson Beach State Park
Spread over 6,000 feet of fabulous shoreline that borders the lovely emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Henderson Beach State Park features sandy white beaches and a three-quarter mile nature trail, a playground and outdoor showers. You can also swim, fish or sunbathe by accessing the beach with the help of broadwalks and also lounge, grill and picnic on the many pavilions available. Thus after you check in a beautiful Destin condo rental, head towards the Henderson Beach State Park to start your fun vacation!
2. Destin Harbor Broadwalk
If you want to get into the character of Destin, you should head towards the harbor where the City of Destin’s Harbor Broadwalk stretched over almost a quarter of a mile will provide you an extensive access to the waterfront, and lovely landscapes, seating, lighting, local restaurants and other businesses.
And if you arrive here in October don’t miss the Destin Seafood Festival and Destin Fishing Rodeo held annually.
3. Crystal Beach and Destin Commons
Crystal Beach is particularly famous for its colorful cottages. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it also features the Crystal Beach Park, a family-friendly space with picnic tables, a pavilion, showers and restrooms.
This part of the city also features Destin Commons, an outdoor shopping mall with boutiques, restaurants, a movie theater and local and international stores including Belk, Bass Pro Shop and Forever 21.
4. Baytowne Wharf
If you are new to Destin, you will be warmly welcomed by the Village of Baytowne Wharf, located ashore Choctawhatchee Bay, along the Emerald Coast. You can enjoy eateries, boutiques and nightlife here. This is also a hub for special events and festivals for the entire family, when movies are screened in the open, and also free concerts and flyboard shows are held. In the lagoon, you can enjoy catch-and-release fishing.
5. HarborWalk Marina
The HarborWalk Marina is located in the Destin Harbor and is a popular starting point for venturing on the waters. You can get food, drinks, fuel, and fishing equipment including baits at the Crab Island Convenience Store, along with fishing licenses and restrooms. You can shop for souvenirs at the Nautical Treasures store.
Every spring, the Destin Cobia Tournament is held in the marina.
SWOOP Deep Sea Fishing Charters here offers deep sea fishing tours.
6. Learn Sand Sculpting
Formerly an architect, Rick Mungeam, along with his wife, Capri, runs Beach Sand Sculptures at Destin and offers sand sculptures for the decoration and promotion of events, including corporate events, weddings and marriage proposals. They also offer sandcastle lessons that last for around two hours in which you can learn to build 3 ½ foot tall sand sculptures.
7. Pelican Beach Resort
In the heart of Destin resort area, Pelican Beach Resort is a private resort community that offers stunning views of the Destin beaches and Gulf of Mexico.
DestinCondoRent.com own and manage 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom condos for vacation rental in Pelican Beach Resort, Destin. All their units are sparkling clean and are equipped with 2 bathrooms, updated furniture and lots of amenities and offer views of oceanfront, beachfront, clear waters and the gulf from balconies. The location is very close to Destin and Harborwalk. There are restaurants and bars and indoor/outdoor swimming pools nearby. So, if you want to enjoy the famous white sands of Destin with your family and kids, or as singles, these are the perfect accommodations for you. Take a look at the beautiful photos in this article and many on their site and you’ll be definitely tempted to enjoy the stay.
So, have you started packing for visiting Destin? If you have, believe me, you are going to have a great vacation!