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Place Category: Beach Towns
The city of Destin features stunning white sand beaches, beautiful crystal emerald water, challenging golf courses and an amazing culture. The city is part of the ever popular Emerald Coast found on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastline. The city is known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village” that’s its very easy to catch fish, especially in popular fishing spots. From sun up to sundown, there are dozens of attractions and activities that you can enjoy in this top Florida destination.
Destin was named after Leonard Destin, a fishing captain who lived in one area of the city in 1845. He established a colonial home and which was later converted as the Moreno Point military reservation. In the 1970s to 1980s the area has seen a rapid growth in development mainly because of its rich fishing industry and beautiful coastline.
Destin is the perfect place for those who are dreaming of a great beach holiday. The area is complete with numerous accommodation options, affordable dining choices, and a culture that you will probably not experience anywhere else in the world. In a data released by, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, more than 80 of tourists in the Emerald Coast head to Destin for some fun and amazing experience.
Attractions and Activities in Destin
- Enjoy the Beautiful Beach – Unsurprisingly, the best attraction in the city is the fabulous beach front. If you are in the city, you should never miss the chance to enjoy the beautiful emerald water and white sand beaches. The beaches in Destin attracts locals and tourists from all around the world. There are several options to choose from and the most popular are Henderson Beach Park and Crystal Sands Beach. Both offer a wide array of amenities including parking, showers, picnic sports, grilling areas, and a lot more.
- Destin Harbor Boardwalk – This boardwalk stretches nearly ¼ of a mile along the scenic harbor of the city. It provides tourists an easy access to the beachfront and helps in improving and preserving the character of the popular harbor. Every October, the harbor transforms into a busy area with numerous events and activities because it is host to Destin Fishing Rodeo and Destin Seafood Festival.
- Destin Commons and Crystal Beach – This area is located just along Highway 98 and is very easy to access. The place features nice rainbow colored cottages giving the area real color pop. It is a family-friendly destination featuring clean restrooms, pavilions, picnic spots, and parking. Destin Commons is an outdoor center where you can find various boutiques, restaurants shops, and a movie theater.
- The Village of Baytowne Wharf – This place is located right on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, a great place for those who love to tour the Emerald Coast. There are boutiques, shops, and dining options, as well as, bustling night scenes.
The best way to get to the city is via the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport. There are at least 13 domestic and international airlines that operate in this airport. If you are driving into the city the best route is through Interstate 10, Exit 85 to US 331. You will be crossing the bridge towards US 98 W towards cities like Santa Rosa Miramar Beach and Destin.