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Give Dad the Gift of Father's Day in Destin

Looking for a creative and personalized Father’s Day gift for Dad? Consider giving him the BEST Father’s Day gift ever—time with family on a Destin beach vacation!  Whether Dad enjoys being active or simply relaxing, the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. have something for everyone. 
Depending on Dad’s interests, here’s suggestions for things to do in Destin:

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Beach Time

While there are plenty of ways to stay active in Destin, Dad may just want to enjoy relaxing on the beach, building sandcastles and cooling off in the Gulf waters. 

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Fishing in Destin

Known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin offers an abundance of charter fishing captains ready to take Dad (and the entire family) on a fishing trip. Whether you’re interested in near shore or deep sea fishing, there is an abundance of fish within our local waterways. Check out Newman-Dailey’s fishing partners in our Be Free Bundle for special rates.



Surrounded by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, watersports and boating excursions are plentiful. Families can visit Destin Vacation Boat Rentals to rent a pontoon boat for an enjoyable trip to Crab Island or rent jet skis from La Dolce Vita for a more adventurous tour on the water. With the Newman-Dailey Gift Card, Dad will enjoy complimentary admission to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, a parasail flight, an all-day or half-day snorkeling tour, and a dolphin cruise.

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If golf is his game, dozens of South Walton and Destin golf courses tout lush fairways and challenging holes for a fun day on the links. From renovated fairways at Emerald Bay Golf Course to the golfer’s paradise at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club surrounded by 120 acres of protected pristine woodlands and lakes to Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club with area’s only Gulf fronting holes, Destin is a golfer’s paradise. Newman-Dailey partner golf courses are also listed within our Be Free Bundle.

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Does Dad like tennis? Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort was named a “Silver Medal Resort,” by Tennis Resorts Online, ranking the premier resort among the top 50 tennis resorts for the fifth consecutive year. Hidden Dunes Tennis Center features six championship clay courts and consistently receives high marks for overall tennis experience, tennis staff, and instruction. Additionally, the staff’s like-level game matching is popular with players who enjoy being matched with other players.

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30A Airboat Tours

30A Airboat Tours are taking families on adventures along the tributaries of the Choctawhatchee Bay. A thrilling eco-tour gliding through the pristine back waters of South Walton, riders explore the serene landscape and beautiful wildlife of the third largest river in Florida.

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For a more relaxing experience on the Choctawhatchee Bay, consider taking Dad on SunQuest Cruises’ Solaris. The Solaris is featuring a special Father’s Day lunch cruise, featuring a delicious three-course meal and spectacular views of the Choctawhatchee Bay.


Fly Fishing

With an abundance of shallow water, fly fishing is growing in popularity in South Walton and Destin. Orvis features fly fishing tours through Shallow Water Expeditions. In addition, local Chef John Jacob recently launched his charter service, 7wt charters, where he takes clients fly fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay for trout, red fish, blue fish, lady fish, and jack crevall, depending on the season.  

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Snorkel the Grayton Beach Reef 

Local dads are enjoying family time snorkeling and fishing over the new artificial reefs created along the beaches of South Walton. The first reef, which was submerged off Grayton Beach State Park, is now teeming with life. You'll see many varieties of fish and there's the potential to see a passing sea turtle or bottlenose dolphin. 

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Start Planning 

Ready to book an amazing Father's Day getaway for Dad? View our premier South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to help narrow your search for the best vacation rental for your family.  
See you @ the beach!