Experience the laid back luxury that Destin and 30A offer. Located along Florida’s Emerald Gulf Coast, start with the incredible beauty of our natural surroundings: 26 miles of sugar-white beaches and the magnificent turquoise colors of the Gulf of Mexico, brimming with sport fishing opportunities and water warm enough for swimming most of the year. Add 16 unique beach neighborhoods, each with its own charm and personality; some worldly and exotic, a few eclectic and artsy, and others as friendly and casual as your favorite Jimmy Buffett song. Finally, mix in the amenities that put an exclamation point on the ideal vacation: world-class golf and tennis, rare coastal dune lakes, state parks, outdoor eco-adventures, family fun activities, high end shopping, a thriving arts community, a delectable mixture of award winning restaurants, and a long list of exciting events and festivals.
Destin, Florida is a quaint little beach town in the most northwestern part of the state, known as the "panhandle." Far more quiet than its popular western neighbor, Pensacola, Destin is absolutely worth experiencing for seekers of peace. The tranquil white sand coastline and compelling attractions make Destin a most memorable Gulf of Mexico vacation destination. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Destin
The always-popular Destin Harbor Boardwalk first opened in 2012, after over 15 years of planning and development. There you'll find delicious fine-dining, breathtaking fireworks displays and a bevy of shops. A few trips up and down the boardwalk and you'll be ready for another day lounging in the sand.
Once you've had your fill of shopping and dining, find Henderson Beach State Park for a quiet picnic, a hike, or a BBQ under sunset skies. The small fee upon entry will grant you access to every amenity available including clean restrooms, pavilions for shaded relaxation, as well as beach access. Henderson's spacious white sand beaches will give you the serenity every vacationer seeks.
When the moment calls for excitement, exhilaration, and staying cool, the Big Kahuna water park is your golden ticket. There you'll find over 40 rides and attractions designed for thrill seekers, easy-going folk, and of course the kiddies. Whether your idea of a good time is a river rapid adventure, water slides, or a wave pool, Big Kahuna won't let you down.
Get from point A to point B in comfort while relaxing under sunny skies. Odds are your home town doesn't have a water taxi. Well, Destin has one and many vacationers find it the most enjoyable transportation option in town. Operating every day, the Destin Water Taxi will pick you up at your resort or vacation rental and bring you wherever you'd like within the greater Destin area.