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Destin Florida Things To Do

Updated on March 5, 2012

This quiet little destination in the Florida Panhandle, more affectionately called " The World's Luckiest Fishing Village, is a beautiful Florida getaway and vacation spot.

The white beaches and emerald waters of the Destin area draw many tourists. Florida's Department of Environmental Protection estimates that more than 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million yearly visitors travel to the region to visit Destin. Visitors can charter fishing vessels from the harbor, and there are 12 beach access points in the city.Among the access points is Henderson Beach State Recreation Area. A portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Okaloosa Day Use Area, is just across East Pass on Santa Rosa Island.

Destin has many Beautiful Resorts

Things to do.

Looking for things to do on vacation? You’ve come to the right place. Whether it be fishing with the state's largest charter fishing fleet; shopping in upscale boutiques, the nation's largest designer outlet center, or one of the beautiful outdoor town centers; golfing where the pros play; dining in award-winning restaurants; or any of the other many activities; you’ll find plenty of things to keep the whole family occupied during your trip or vacation. If you want a romantic getaway, a short-term or long-term rental, or the annual family trip, you’ll see that the Destin area has something for everyone. Request our visitor’s information, and it won’t be long until you hear someone say, “Welcome to Destin! We’re glad you’re here.”

Restaurants in Destin

Go Fishing While in Destin Florida

When you are visiting Destin try your luck at fishing.

Many species of fish, including sailfish, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, red snapper, and cobia appear to use the artificial reefs as the center or their feeding forays. These bluewater roamers can be caught in abundance many hundreds of yards from the artificial reef. Cold, plankton-rich waters are forced by the Gulf Stream up and over the top of the wreck. Often, in strong currents, an eddy can be seen on the surface, down current from an artificial reef. Game fish often lurk in this "disturbed" water, feeding on bait fish and pelagic crustaceans.

Destin Florida Fishing Spots

Charter Boats and Fishing Guides in Destin

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      misterpm 9 years ago from Netherlands

      I have been in the South-West of USA and that was already great and beautiful!

      Still wanna go to Florida once, I heard I won't regret it if I did..

      So, thanks for this information!