Pin on the map of Florida showing the location of Destin

5 Reasons Destin is Perfect for Family Vacations

It has been an amazing summer and after welcoming many families to the beach for their summer vacation, we’ve been reminded of why Destin is such a great place for family vacation.

Here’s our top 5 reasons why Destin is perfect for families: 

Pristine Beaches– Sure there are many choices for a beach vacation, but Destin’s powder soft, white sand is great for kids. It’s soft and gentle on kids’ feet, and great for sandcastle building and playing games of all kinds. (Note: Parents should re-apply sunscreen regularly due to the sand's reflective qualities).

Family-Friendly Attractions– In a day and age where everyone is plugged into their electronic devices 24/7, Destin’s attractions help families spend quality time together. Families will have to put the electronics in the locker to spend a day getting wet and wild at Big Kahuna’s Waterpark.  At The Track, families are too busy racing Go Karts, and playing mini-golf to use their phone. At the Gulfarium, marine adventure shows, and tours keep families captivated learning about local marine life.

Destin Vacation Rentals - Vacation rentals offer a home away from home. Whether families come with babies and toddlers or tweens and teens, the whole family loves having the comforts of home, including extra space, full kitchen, washer/dryer and multiple bathrooms.

Family-Friendly Restaurants– Destin was founded on families enjoying meals together so it’s only fitting that its restaurants are super kid friendly. Fudpucker’s caters to kids with Gator Beach and regular alligator shows or skip the entertainment and enjoy fresh seafood at Harbor Docks or Dewey Destin’s. In fact, Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant is owned and operated by the original Destin family.

Nature–Kids love to see nature in action and Destin is a great place to see it. Whether its dolphins swimming off shore (head out on a dolphin cruise for a close up view) or crabs scurrying along the shore, there is always a fun animal sighting nearby. Dig in the sand to find coquina shells, sand fleas, starfish and sand dollars. Seagulls are curiously flying overhead and the sand piper birds are busily looking for food along the shore. There are also six state parks in Destin and South Walton offering additional opportunities to connect with nature.

Thinking about your next family beach vacation, explore Newman-Dailey's diverse collection of premier Destin vacation rentals online or call 1-800-225-7652.

1592513 Tracyhoftlouthain 1

Published by Tracy Louthain
Friday, August 22, 2014