Destin is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”.
If you’ve spent time on our incredibly white sandy beaches, seen the untouched beauty displayed in one of several state parks in the area, or spent some time eating the delectable delights that can be pulled from the clear, emerald waters then you can see how it must not have been a difficult decision for Leonard Destin to settle here in the 1800s.
Time has moved ahead, the area has grown and there’s so much more to do now! In fact there is always so much to do here on the gorgeous Emerald Coast, no matter the time of year, that you and your family may not know where to start first!
Begin the experience with a trip to the phenomenal beaches that captivate the heart and soul of every person that is familiar with them. Best part of this trip is that those very beaches are just moments away from your room! Here, make sure you take advantage of the fantastic beach services that can provide your family with everything from chairs to umbrellas, to arranging access to water toys like jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, parasailing and more.
For the most fun, remember that getting to the beach early avoids the crowds, and leaves time for other exciting adventures.
Once it’s time to dry off, make your way over to the Destin Commons. Here you can browse the wares in all the beautiful shops. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a cool keepsake to take home, cosmetics, designer clothes, sports equipment; you can find any and all of it here! All that shopping is sure to work up an appetite so you can take the opportunity to grab an early lunch or late dinner at any of the marvelous eateries that offer up a range of tastes from the exotic to the homey.
Once you’ve filled up, the day is still going strong and you’re now faced with the difficult decision of what to do. You can succumb to the food coma and relax while watching a movie at one of most popular movie theaters around or you can work off the food in the splash pad nearby.
If you want to continue exploring what the area has to offer you can make your way to Henderson State Park and enjoy a walk along the pristine, protected shoreline where your family can watch native bird species, including bald eagles, scan for dolphins, fish, or simply stroll down a nature trail through the scrub pines.
Once you’ve worn the family out, head over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf, which is a wonderful way to close out the day. For dinner, dine on your choice of fresh seafood, pizza or BBQ, or skip dinner and go straight for the homemade ice cream, Sno balls and candy for dessert. The Adventure Zone will keep the kids occupied with the zipline, ropes course, Euro Bungy, Tower Climb, and Pirate Playground.
For more fun ideas, be sure to make your next reservation at the Palms of Destin, the premier coastal vacation resort on the Gulf specializing in affordable beach luxury. Call 1.877.44.RESORT for information on pricing and availability. We’ll see you soon!