If you haven’t visited Florida’s Emerald Coast, you don’t know what you’re missing. We are fortunate to have so many great attractions nearby.
Destin is an ideal vacation destination for couples, families and solo travelers. With so much to do, the fun is non-stop.
Plus, Venture Found has conveniently-located vacation rentals, giving you easy access to all of the best things to do in the Destin area.
Read on to see all there is to do around here. We’re sure you’ll find something everyone will love. In fact, you may need to plan a couple trips in order to see it all!
HarborWalk Village in Destin has enough to keep everyone busy and happy all day.
- Watch the fishing boats come in with their fresh catch.
- Do some shopping on the waterfront
- Book a pirate ship or dolphin cruise
- Enjoy a sunset boat cruise,
- Rent a boat, jet skis, or paddleboards
- And so much more!
Where to stay near HarborWalk Village
You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a beautiful spa when you arrive at Mama’s Happy.
You’ll love relaxing by the refreshing pool and enjoying a meal outside in the fine Florida weather.
This upscale home has three different living areas providing plenty of privacy for multiple families, or for one large extended family
Just a short walk to the beach and walking distance to many restaurants and stores, Mama’s Happy is the perfect starting point for exploring Destin.
Urban Air Adventure Park has so much to do, you may have to visit more than once!
They offer laser tag, ropes courses, climbing walls, warrior courses, trampolines, and more. Kids and adults alike will have a great time!
Where to stay near Urban Air
Destin Beach Club is a premier gulf-front condo with all the amenities you could ask for. Swim in the heated pool or enjoy complimentary beach service (March through October).
When you get hungry, you can prepare meals in your beautifully appointed kitchen or walk to one of the nearby restaurants.
Destin Beach Club is convenient to many of Destin’s attractions. But be warned – you may never want to leave this piece of paradise!
Big Kahuna’s in Destin has everything you need for a great day. From mini golf to water slides to a lazy river, there’s something for everyone.
If you’re feeling adventurous you can even show off your surfing skills on the Honolulu Half Pipe.
This will definitely be a day the entire family will enjoy!
Where to stay near Big Kahuna’s
Sundestin 1403 is almost right across the street from Big Kahuna’s, making this the perfect place to stay.
After a busy day, you’ll appreciate the on-site restaurant. Enjoy the gulf view from your private balcony or relax on the beach.
If the kids still have some energy to burn, they’ll love the splash pad and swimming pools.
You’ll even have access to jet ski rentals, parasailing, water trampoline, and more.
You certainly won’t run out of things to do here. This has the makings of an unforgettable vacation.
Destin Commons is known as the Emerald Coast’s best outdoor shopping center. Here you’ll find more than 95 shops and restaurants.
You’ll also find a movie theater, play area, and bowling alley.
Destin Commons also has a variety of seasonal events so there’s always something new.
Best of all, Destin Commons is pet friendly, so the furry members of the family can come along too!
Where to stay near Destin Commons
After a day of shopping, you’ll love coming home to Restin in Destin. This pet-friendly home has a gorgeous open floor plan and is close to the beach.
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the private swimming pool or just lounge on the deck. There’s plenty of seating for everyone to enjoy the Florida weather.
Being walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and attractions means this is the ideal location for your vacation stay.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Destin is a premier outdoor shopping destination on the Emerald Coast. Silver Sands is home to over 100 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Here you’ll find everything from sporting goods and housewares to apparel and jewelry.
When you get hungry, you’ll have a range of delicious restaurants to choose from.
When the kids need a break from shopping, you’ll all appreciate the children’s play area.
Where to stay near Silver Sands
After a fun day, you can’t beat Tuscan Charm. This four-bedroom Mediterranean villa is surrounded by a tropical paradise with cobblestone streets.
You’ll love relaxing by the resort-style pool. Or take the short walk to the private beach to use the included beach gear.
Many restaurants and stores are within walking distance. Or if you prefer, you can prepare your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.
Tuscan Charm provides an unforgettable luxury vacation experience.
The Track Family Fun Park in Destin delivers fun for all ages. Challenge the kids to a go-kart race on the elevated track. There’s also a kiddie track for smaller children.
If you need to cool off, keep the fun going on the bumper boats. Or try your skills on the arcade games.
For the more daring members of the family, check out the Thrill Zone. Or for a slower pace, you’ll find rides such as the carousel.
Top off the day with a fun game of miniature golf the whole family will enjoy.
Where to stay near The Track
Skippers Escape is the ideal vacation home for groups. This gorgeous six-bedroom house offers gulf views from many of its balconies.
The spacious pool area is great for gathering in the sun, while the living spaces provide plenty of room to spread out.
You’ll also have access to a separate two-bedroom cabana house for extra privacy.
Skippers Escape is the perfect home base for all of Destin’s attractions.
Explore the beautiful state parks and bike paths along 30a.
Check out Grayton Beach State Park, often called the #1 beach in America, for some hiking and bike riding. (See more on Grayton Beach below.)
Or explore Henderson Beach State Park, home to 30 foot white sand dunes. Here you’ll enjoy the nature trail as well as the white sand beach.
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a unique refuge for 13 imperiled species and is a birdwatcher’s paradise. You’ll also find pristine beaches and great hiking.
Florida’s state parks are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine State.
Where to stay near the State Parks
Escape to Barefoot Bliss after a busy day of exploring, biking, and swimming. This modern beach bungalow is perfect for relaxing.
Rejuvenate in the pool or hot tub. If you need more time on the beach, you’ll find Seagrove Beach only two blocks away.
This comfortable home is close to many attractions making it a great spot, but it may just be too nice to leave.
You can spend days upon days in Grayton Beach State Park. There are activities for everyone here: Bicycling, bird watching, fishing, hIking, swimming, kayaking, and wildlife viewing, just to name a few.
Be sure to check out Sea Turtle Reef, a man-made reef attraction just 783 feet from shore.
Where to stay near Grayton Beach
Club Tropicana is the ultimate in private luxury homes. This house sleeps 12 so the whole family will have plenty of room. There’s even a separate living area upstairs so the adults and kids can have their own space.
You’ll be within walking distance to many restaurants. Or prepare your meals to enjoy by the pool on the beautiful patio.
The beach is only a block away, making this an exceptionally convenient place for all the fun you desire.
No matter what your ideal vacation looks like, you’ll find it on the Emerald Coast.
Vacation rentals are in high demand. Don’t miss out. Book your perfect home today!