Destin ~ The Southern Scoop’s Featured Locale of the Month, nicknamed “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for good reason! Fun fact: Destin was named after Leonard Destin, a New London Connecticut fishing captain who settled the area sometime between 1845 and 1850. Meanwhile Captain Destin and his descendants fished the area for years to come. The city is a peninsula separating Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf. Originally an island, shifts in sea level and hurricanes connected it to the mainland. Additionally the white sand in the area is some of the whitest in the world and comes from the Appalachian mountains. Made of finely ground quartz crystal giving the appearance of sugar!
The Destin Fishing Rodeo happens every year and draws thousands of would-be anglers for daily weigh-ins and prizes! Standing room only isn’t uncommon during weigh-ins, so be prepared! Grouper, shark, and other Gulf-fare are common at near-record sizes! Gorgeous vessels, live music, and incredible food are available at AJ’s Oyster Bar and Lounge, and other nearby vendors.
Crab Island is one of the most immensely popular Spring and Summertime spots to have fun. An underwater island on the bay side of Destin Bridge, Crab Island is a wonderful destination to add to your dream vacation plans! Live music, fresh food, bouncy castles, and boiled peanuts and many more are available from local vendors during your trip! Grab a mask and snorkel, peek your head under the water and you’ll see where she gets her name from! Hermit Crabs!
Dolphin tours, parasailing, diving, fishing charters, challenging golf, exquisite dining, and so much more are available in and around Destin with exclusive choice pricing through our Southern Perks program! If you haven’t already, browse our Destin Vacation Rental Homes and Condos. We know you’ll have an incredible time while on vacation in Destin. Meanwhile, browse our Gulf Coast Guide and add a local event to your dream vacation plans!