There is a good reason Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village!” With both the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay teeming with everything from Pompano to Cobia and Red Snapper, Destin is a fisherman’s paradise. Also in Destin, you’ll find fishing tournaments year round. This includes the HarborWalk Cobia Tournament in April, the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October, and the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in June. No matter what time of year you visit, you’re bound to find a great catch in Destin!
Did you know Destin is home to the largest charter boat fleet in Florida? The Destin Harbor hosts over 140 boats including private charters and even party boats. Book a pontoon boat and cruise Destin’s waters while you relax with the whole family. Or, reserve a dolphin cruise and keep an eye out for marine life! Charter boats are also the perfect way to go deep-sea fishing, as you can head miles out onto the Gulf to find your catch.
You won’t find a shortage of golfing fun in Destin! With golf courses at Indian Bayou Golf Club, Emerald Bay Golf Club, Seascape, and more, golf lovers will be in paradise. Just pack your clubs, grab your tees, and get ready to hit the links! Check out some of our favorite golf courses in Destin, Florida here.
Many individuals flock from all across the coast to spend a day shopping in Destin. With three outdoor shopping centers, the area is home to a variety of shops from designer outlets to locally-owned boutiques. Destin Commons is one of Northwest Florida’s only open-air lifestyle centers, filled with endless shopping, dining, and entertainment. Destin Commons is always featuring community events, and you’re sure to stumble upon one during your family reunion in Destin. Meanwhile, Silver Sands Outlet Mall is the nation’s largest designer outlet center, with over 100 designer names and fun events throughout the year. There is also Grand Boulevard, an open-air environment full of upscale shopping and nationally recognized dining options.
Why not also add a local event to your Destin vacation? Be sure to also check out our Gulf Coast Guide for more Destin activities to keep you entertained for the duration of your stay.