Your dog sniffs the air, knows you’re going on vacation, and jumps into your suitcase. With those puppy dog eyes, who could resist leaving your furry family member behind? Venture Found invites the whole family along to enjoy our pet-friendly vacation rentals in the Destin, Miramar Beach, and 30A areas. While dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches, you’ll discover plentiful paw-some things to do in the Destin area! Whether you’re relaxing in your comfy home away from home or exploring the town’s hotspots, your dog will love trailing along with you no matter the time of year you visit. Fetch some fun with any of the following activities with your beloved pal!
Dog-Friendly Activities in Destin
1. Cruise with your Pooch Near Mama’s Happy
With so much of life’s hustle and bustle, a cruise on the waters with a cocktail in hand and your furry friend at your feet sounds like just the cure! You’ll find numerous pontoon rentals nearby for a fun seascape with your pooch. For lots of fun, music, and entertainment, everyone enjoys Crab Island, a submerged sandbar south of the Marler Bridge. After a fun day outdoors, you’ll love returning to Mama’s Happy, a pet-friendly rental in Destin! The private balconies in each of the 6 luxurious bedrooms and plentiful cozy nooks for resting will make for a real crowd-pleaser for humans and canines alike.
2. Hike at Henderson Beach State Park by Restin in Destin
Restin in Destin offers the perfect coastal setting for your dog — just steps to Henderson Beach State Park. The popular park attracts visitors from all over to walk their dog along the serene trails. With views of the stunning sherbert sunset along the ocean waters, you’ll love taking lots of share-worthy photos with your furbaby! You may even catch a glimpse of the local wildlife along the coastal dunes. After an exciting adventure, your dog will love cuddling with you in the inviting living room or by the pool in the spacious fenced-in backyard at Restin in Destin.
3. Gather for a Family Photo near Skippers Escape
What better way to capture a vacation to remember than with a professional family photo? If you’ve always wanted that “pawfect” shot, look no further than Destin Beach Photography Company around the corner from Skippers Escape. You’ll need to book your photo shoot well in advance with these popular photographers. The highly-rated, award-winning company knows all the tips and tricks for taking family photos with your dog. You’ll have a picture worth framing fur-ever! Once they’ve captured the portrait worth 1,000 words, the gulf views and relaxing spots at Skippers Escape await the whole family.
4. Stroll Along Scenic Highway 98 by Toes in the Sand
The private pool with a fenced-in area makes Toes in the Sand a pleasant pet-friendly rental in Destin for you and your canine companion. When you say, “Ready to go for a walk?” your pup will jump up with joy as you head out to the Scenic Highway 98. As the route parallels with the beach, you and your pal will love the staggering views of the turquoise waters and bright white beaches. Don’t forget to pick up a pastry or two when you come across Camille’s at Crystal Beach, a dog-friendly cafe! When you’ve returned to your private oasis, your 4-legged friend will love dozing off on the tranquil balcony.
Dog-Friendly Activities in Miramar Beach
5. Visit The Village of Baytowne Wharf by Layin’ Low Bungalow
When you stay at Layin’ Low Bungalow, zip on over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf on the provided golf cart with your dog! You’ll find an array of over 20 boutiques, shopping, eateries, and more in this charming area along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay. The plentiful restaurants cater to dogs with water and sometimes a treat! Your pooch will love tagging along while you shop until you drop along the docks and in the park areas. From the Winter Wonderland to the Mardi Gras Dog Parade, the Village of Baytowne Wharf offers fun year-round activities for the whole family!
6. Bone Appetite at Dog-Friendly Eateries near Summerspell 106
Nestled on Scenic Gulf Drive rests Summerspell 106, a charming pet-friendly rental perfect for a family vacation. If you’d like to skip making a meal (hey, you’re on vacation), you’ll find oodles of dog-friendly dining options near this sanctuary. With so many savory and sweet options, you won’t know where to begin. How about some oysters, crabs, or lobsters? Oh, my! The Crab Trap, Captain Dave’s on the Gulf, and Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi offer delicious fresh or sizzling seafood. The best way to end any vacation day is with a well-deserved dessert at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. As a canine customer, your furry shadow will enjoy any droppings as a tasty treat!
Dog-Friendly Activities along 30A
7. Unleash Free Spirits at this Park near Playing Hooky on 30A
If you do decide to leave the luxurious retreat of Playing Hooky on 30A, your dog will love the 2-acre, fenced-in Alaqua Unleashed Dog Park nearby. As Walton County’s largest off-leash dog park, your companion will love roaming around and socializing with other visitors. With two separate areas for large and small dogs, you’ll unleash lots of fun exercise for your pooch. Shaded areas and freshwater spigots add even more convenience to enjoy a warm, sunny day in Florida. Your dog will enjoy recovering with a nap back at the plush pet-friendly rental!
BONUS! Go to Town at the Farmers Market near Mingo Palms
When you see the spacious kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances at Mingo Palms, you won’t resist wanting to create a meal that everyone will remember. Forget about the grocery store, how about a local farmers’ market? Head to the Grand Boulevard Farmers Market with your pup for some fresh produce and seafood. The farmers market welcomes visitors to shop locally made products year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The aromas from the freshly baked goods, local jams and sauces, and body products will delight the senses. Your doggie will especially love the healthy snacks made just for them!
Treat your Dog to Fun at our Destin Area Pet-Friendly Rentals!
A waggin’ tail never looked so good on your furbaby with these dog-friendly activities! Destin caters to canines with many other dog-friendly activities like walking along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk or sniffing for toys at The Doggy Bag! As you prepare for your vacation with your pup, don’t forget to pack both necessary and comfortable items like water/food dishes, a leash, a collar, a dog bed, and vaccination paperwork. Go ahead, invite your furry family member to hop in the car to come along for a one-of-a-kind vacation along the Emerald Coast. We’re always happy to host your family in a pet-friendly vacation rental in the Destin, Miramar Beach, or 30A areas!
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