Attractions in Destin

Destin is famous for its clear water, white sand beaches. One of the most beloved by tourists and locals alike is the East Jetty Beach. East Jetty Beach is a bit of a hike from the nearest parking area, but its shallow areas for children's play and snorkeling opportunities make the walk well worth it.

Another favorite Destin spot in the sun is Crystal Sands Beach. Known for its pristine, sugary sand, emerald water and low crowds, Crystal Sands Beach is sure to please the entire family.

For those who dream of hitting the greens in paradise, Destin has much to offer. Visit Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club for superior service, a beautiful club house and lush fairways. Designed by architect Robert Walker, Regatta Bay was built for luxury.

Kelly Plantation Golf Club is another high-end choice in Destin. Seasoned golfers will be pleased that the Fred Couples designed course is known for its challenge. Also of note at Kelly Plantation are excellent service and meals in the clubhouse.

More budget minded golfers won't want to miss Indian Bayou Golf Club. Known for its terrific value and unique courses, Indian Bayou is the perfect place to spend the day for golfers of all levels.

Water Adventures
Ride On Surf School offers instruction for everyone in surfing, skim boarding and paddle boarding. Daily and weekly surf camps are available for children and taught by friendly, experienced instructors. Also offered are hourly group and private lessons.

Singles, couples and families with older children won't want to miss taking a Banana Boat ride with Mobile Sports. Be prepared to get wet, have lots of laughs and make memories. Pictures are available for purchase after the ride.

Dolphin sightings are an exciting part of a Destin vacation. Get close with a sunset dolphin tour on the Sea Blaster, a 73-foot speedboat that offers various tours. Free beer, wine and sodas are included.

Family Amusements
A Destin favorite for kids is Gator Beach. Lunch is available at an on-site restaurant. When everyone has had their fill, tour the exhibit of alligators and turtles. Have a picture taken feeding the gators to take home.

When the family needs a break from sand and sun, visit Fat Daddy's Arcade. Offering laser tag, mini golf and a variety of arcade games, Fat Daddy's will keep the kids entertained for hours. Great pizza and sandwiches along with inexpensive beer and wine are served.