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Places to Go in Destin

Destin is a prime location for visitors from all over the world. Besides the beach, the area boasts a roster of impeccable places to check out. The options are abundant and there’s somewhere to go for everyone. With so many choices, we understand that it can get overwhelming when picking out places to go and things to do with your friends and family, so we put this guide together for you. Keep reading along to see all that you can do.

First Stop: Crab Island

A popular place that you should visit at least once while you are here in Destin, Florida, is Crab Island. Crab Island is a sandbar that many tourists and locals head out to on their boats to have fun and relax for the day. Inaccessible  by road,  a Crab Island Shuttle is one way you are able to get here, by booking our Crab Island Cruise in Destin, Florida to reach the area. Our Crab Island tours are a way to be able to reach the sandbar regardless of your group size, as we have individual tickets as well as private tours.. At Crab Island make sure to check out all that is offered to make the best out of your day out in the water.. There are the local food vendors you can check out or you can bring your own food and drinks with you. This is the perfect place to visit, as you can sit back and relax. Remember to bring sunscreen and to BYOB!

Trying out Watersports at Crab Island Runner

At Crab Island Runner, we have many options to choose from when it comes to water sports and activities. Some of the watersports that you can try out  are the Crab Island Runner cruise, pontoon boats, parasailing, dolphin tours, and jet ski rentals. Crab Island Runner is the number one spot for all of your water sports needs, and we have the buzz to show for it.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

The next stop is the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a great attraction for everyone in your group, no matter the age! If you are looking to see many animals,you definitely will. You can see the following: dolphins, penguins, sea lions, stingrays, gators, reptiles, harbor seals, and turtles. There are so many encounters and exhibits that you are able to check out as well. There is something for everyone in your party to enjoy seeing, with many events happening year round. Make sure to check out the website for more information on prices and if there is anything special happening while you’re in town. Make sure you bring your camera when you check out their new dolphin oasis.

Harborwalk Village

Up next is a spot that has a little bit of everything, the Harborwalk Village. This place has many different activities, restaurants, and entertainment. Dining options go from Mexican food, all the way to the great, fresh seafood of Destin. Make sure to check out Margaritaville as well! The shopping options are vast, so make sure you pick up a few souvenirs. Shopping options include a Christmas shop for ornaments, an airbrush shirt shop, and more! The Harborwalk truly has something for everyone, making it must-go and must-see in Destin.

The Track

If you’re looking for a guaranteed fun time, make sure you check out The Track. . The Track has bumper cars, an arcade, and other thrill rides. There is something for everyone at The Track, so bring your whole crew! How this works is you purchase a card loaded with points, and each attraction costs a certain amount of points. As long as the card has enough points, then you are good to go.

Destin History & Fishing Museum

Did you know that Destin has a fishing rodeo? Designed in 1948 to bring people to Destin, the Destin Fishing Rodeo is one of the best fishing tournaments in the country. The fishing rodeo was a genius idea because Destin became a tourist destination and known as the “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Open to participants of all ages, the rodeo is held in the month of October, after it was moved to help extend Destin’s tourist season into the fall.

You can learn more about the fishing rodeo at the Destin History & Fishing Museum, as well as Destin’s diving history, and the types of fish you can catch in Destin. Another highlight at the museum is a collection of hundreds of fish mounts caught in and around Destin.

A Meal with A View

Hungry yet? Destin boasts many waterfront restaurants, as any beach town would, and best of all, there are a few restaurants with boat docks, where you can park your pontoon boat rental. We recommend trying The Edge Seafood Restaurant or Boshamps, as those are our personal favorites.