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Guide to Destin, Florida

Destin, Florida is renowned for its dazzling sugar white sand beaches and emerald green waters, which have earned the area the moniker Emerald Coast. Named One of the Ten Most Beautiful Places in America by Good Morning America viewers, Destin paints a beautiful backdrop for fun.

Within the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico is an unprecedented playground for anglers, kayakers and divers. Heralded as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, the Destin Harbor is rich with history while off shore its waters offer an abundance of snapper, grouper, marlin, pompano, among many other species of fish. Near shore, there's parasailing, jet skis and catamarans for an exciting, different view of the coast. Dolphin and dinner cruises offer additional authentic, nautical experiences for those who enjoy being out on the water.

The fun continues on land with diverse activities and experiences for all ages. Championship golf courses and shops complement fun attractions, including Big Kahuna's water park, The Track, and the Gulfarium, Wild Willy's Adventure Zone and the Destin Harbor, among others. 

To the east of Destin, the beaches of South Walton includes 16 diverse beach neighborhoods. With a paved bike path along Scenic Highway 30A, viistors can head out on two wheels and explore popular beach towns, including Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach and Seaside, among many others,. Natural attractions are abundant within South Walton's four state parks, Point Washington State Forest and the rare coastal dune lakes nestled along coast.   

Shopping is as diverse as the area's beach communities. From one-of-kind boutiques and art galleries to outdoor lifestyle centers and one of designer outlets, the Emerald Coast has it all. Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to more than 100 designer and name brand outlet stores where shoppers can find impressive savings of 25% to 65% every day. While Destin Commons is a delightful mix of one-of-a-kind shops, nationally-recognized stores, kids activities, a movie theater and diverse dining options. In Miarmar Beach, Grand Boulevard features a mix of galleries, national brands, restaurants and a movie theater. Spirited celebrations and annual special events create a festive atmosphere within this coastal paradise. 

A popular daily event is watching the sun set in to the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For those who enjoy a sunset cocktail, the Destin Strawberry Mojito is a refreshingly popular choice.
Experience the beauty of the Emerald Coast for yourself by booking your own Destin vacation!

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