"Best Beach in the South." & "Best Family Destination." Destin, Florida boasts white sandy beaches, emerald green waters, and glorious sunsets!
The extraordinary fishing and warm coastal waters have earned Destin the nickname of "World's Luckiest Fishing Village."
Complimenting the stunning beaches, are endless water sports that include fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and all types of boating. Varied attractions for fun include golf, shopping, water parks, along with arts and entertainment attractions. Every type of relaxing activity is available in Destin, from gently strolling through a scenic state park to whipping around in a go-cart or whisking down a giant water slide.
Take a beach break and have all the fun possible at various attractions for all ages.
A dining experience in Destin can be exactly what you want it to be, from very casual dining to the ultimate in fine dining. Restaurants line the harbor and the Gulf with beautiful views and sunsets. Outdoor decks at many of our restaurants allow for enjoying the gulf breezes and putting you up close and personal with the fishing fleet. Whether you dine in a five-star resort, or enjoy a fish sandwich on the Destin Harbor, your experience will keep you coming back for more!
Destin has many fascinating, exclusive specialty shops designed with the shopper in mind, providing lots of shade and places to relax, as well as seasonal events and entertainment! Destin is quickly becoming the shopping Mecca of the south! Whether you're looking for a gift or the perfect souvenir, you'll find something to fulfill everyone's desires. Visit the Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Baytowne Wharf, or Grand Boulevard to shop until you drop!
Championship golf is found in Destin with designs by distinguished golf architects. With championship designs and 1080 holes to play, it's no wonder it is "One of the 18 best new golf places in the country." Search "Golf In Destin" for all of the spectacular courses we have to offer.
The Destin harbor boasts the largest charter fishing fleet in the state of Florida.
Whether snorkeling beneath Destin's waters, parasailing high above, or relaxing aboard a sunset cruise on a glass bottom boat or a high-speed racer, Destin offers visitors an exciting experience the entire family will enjoy.
Destin is serviced by two airports: the Okaloosa Regional Airport, which is five miles north of Ft. Walton Beach, and the Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport, located in the heart of Destin.