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A Family Day Out in Destin

Spend the day on a boat, in a museum and on the beach learning about the World's Luckiest Fishing Village!
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 10 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Destin is a beautiful beach town also known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village. Spend time on the sandy white beaches, visit one ... more »

Tips:  This guide is meant to be completed in one day's visit but can certainly be stretched out to occupy more than one day depending on... more »

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Points of Interest

Begin your day with a visit to the Destin History and Fishing Museum. Visitors will see antique fishing equipment, prize fish caught in the area, and more. Learn about life in Destin before electricity and see the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence.

Address: 108 Stahlman Avenue
Phone: 850.837.6611
Hours of Operation: Tues.-Sat. 10am ... More

Take an early afternoon dolphin cruise with Olin Marler Charter cruises. The narrated tour will tell you a little bit about the Destin Harbor and if luck is on your side, you will spot numerous dolphins frolicking in the water. Dolphin and fishing cruises run several times daily. The cabin is air conditioned/heated and snacks are available for ... More

If you have had enough of the beach, spend the afternoon sliding down water slides, floating in a lazy river and splashing in the pools. When you are done playing in the water, head over to the Adventure Park to play mini golf or drive the racecars. You could certainly spend all day here and, for the price you will pay, you might want to. ... More

4. Destin Commons

The Destin Commons is a great place to grab a late lunch or early dinner. Along with shops and restaurants, there is a small playground, a splash fountain and a small train that gives rides throughout the center. There are plenty of restaurant choices including Hard Rock Cafe, Johnny Rockets, Redbrick Pizza and more.

Address: 4300 Legendary ... More

Henderson Beach State Park is a gorgeous stretch of beach that is part of the Florida state park system. Camping is available. Visitors can fish, swim or go for a walk. There are picnic areas and a playground for the children. While you are visiting the park look for the different wildlife including dolphins, sea turtles, fish and birds.

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Once you have worn the family out, make the fifteen minute drive (longer during peak tourist season) down Highway 98 to the Village of Baytowne Wharf. The Village is a wonderful way to close out the day. If you are hungry, choose from seafood, pizza, or BBQ. You could skip dinner and go straight to ice cream, snoballs, or candy for dessert. ... More