Things to do

Destin Harbor Boardwalk

Stretching nearly a quarter of a mile along the beautiful Destin Harbor, The City of Destin's Harbor Boardwalk provides extensive access to the waterfront and helps preserve the harbor’s unique character. The boardwalk features beautiful landscaping, lighting, and seating, as well as a number of local restaurants and rental businesses. 

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Destin, Florida

Located on the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, the Village of Baytowne Wharf is the gathering place for everyone visiting, living, or working along the Emerald Coast. It's always open to the public and is home to a wide range of boutiques, eateries, and nightlife. 

Destin History & Fishing Museum

The Destin History & Fishing Museum contains a number of exhibits depicting the history of the town and the fishing industry in the area. Visitors can admire vintage photographs of early Destin settlers and get a sense of what it’s like to swim in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a 100-foot long display of fish caught in the area. 

Destin Commons

Destin Commons is an outdoor shopping center that offers a wide range of both local and national retail stores, including Bass Pro Shops, Belk, and Forever 21. Those who don't feel like shopping can catch a movie at the AMC theater or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes on-site. 

SandCastle Lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures

Run by former architect Rick Mungeam and his wife Capri, Beach Sand Sculptures creates one-of-a-kind sculptures for any occasion imaginable. They provide sand sculptures to enhance and promote various events and activities, including festivals, holiday displays, and grand openings. 

Buccaneer Pirate Cruise

Based out of HarborWalk Village, Buccaneer Pirate Cruise is an interactive family-friendly adventure that takes place aboard a 100-foot U.S. Coast Guard approved motor vessel. Younger passengers are entertained with interactive sword fights, water gun battles, stories, songs, dances, and treasure hunts, and adults can choose to either join in the fun or relax and take in the scenery. 

Just Chute Me Parasail

Just Chute Me Parasail provides customers with a safe, accessible way to experience the thrill of floating on air. Passengers can fly two or three at a time, and flights take off from and land on the boat's deck. The time in the air lasts 10-12 minutes, and provides you with spectacular views of the Destin beaches and Emerald Coast. 

Mobile Sports

Mobile Sports specializes in personalized boat tours for groups of six people or fewer. Popular options include banana boat rides, dolphin watching, and sunset tours, but the company will accommodate any special requests to the best of their ability. A professional photographer is present on board for each trip, and personalized photo packages are made available for purchase. 

Jolee Island Nature Park

Just a short walk from the Baytowne Marina, Jolee Island Nature Park is a great tourist destination that covers more than five acres of land. You can access the park by crossing over an attractive wooden footbridge, and the area features a pirate-themed playground with a lookout tower as well as a mile-long nature trail around the perimeter. 

AJ's Water Adventures

AJ's Water Adventures provides Destin visitors with dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, and snorkeling tours. Moonlit firework cruises are also available on occasion, and reservations are recommended for these. The company has two boats to choose from: a 53-foot speedboat called the "Sea Quest" and a 74-foot custom built schooner named the "Daniel Webster Clements."