Florida Emerald Coast, FL

Stunning white beaches, challenging golf, and world-famous fishing define the Emerald Coast – City of Destin. Snuggled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is rightfully famed for its sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters. Due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” Destin harbors world-class resorts and rentals – and some of the best shopping and dining!

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Attractions

Destin is known to offer some of the best shopping in Florida with a variety of shops near the family resort. Bring home a gift from Destin, Florida souvenir shops for your loved ones…or for yourself! The Village of Baytowne Wharf is home to more than 30 world-class shops and specialty boutiques. You’ll find everything from resort apparel and children’s clothing to art and accessories. Start your Destin shopping excursion by pursing the unique boutique finds at Island Clothiers and end the evening with a stuffed sea animal from Toys & Treasures.

Things To Do

More than just beaches Destin, Florida offers an array of things to do and see. Head to the Destin History and Fishing Museum to see vintage photographs and artifacts of famous fishermen from the area, and learn about the history and stories behind key sites and buildings around the town. The museum houses The Primrose fishing boat, a large collection of antique fishing reels and rods, and photographs of early Destin settlers. In the midst of Destin, Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park is a 23-acre entertainment complex boasts a water park and adventure park. Bustling with activity and peppered with shipwrecks, palm trees and observation areas, the park accommodates both children and adults. Wave pools and water slides are a cool, clean way to splash the day away or you can test your skills with a putter or a steering wheel.

Food & Culture

Due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” Surf, Seafood, Shopping and Sweets are what draw tourists to this beautiful beach destination. Acclaimed seafood restaurants draw diners to Baytowne Wharf and while seafood will be the main dish at this beach location, there are plenty of other dinning options to choose from during your family’s trip. The culture of Destin is one of a kind, from nature walks to science discoveries; the coastal waters of Florida make for a perfect family-friendly location.

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