Located just a short 20-minute drive from Fort Walton Beach along Highway 98, the city of Destin is a beautiful place known for its pristine beaches and its serene setting for fishing, golfing, and more. A great day activity would be a Destin trip during your time in Fort Walton Beach. Read on below to learn why!
What to Know About Planning a Destin Trip for a Day
Destin is nicknamed the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village for a reason; visitors flock here for the incredible fishing and deep sea fishing conditions that the city offers, with all kinds of deep sea fishing tours, sightseeing cruises, and more available for you and your guests to experience. During your Destin vacation, catch yourselves a once in a lifetime, record breaking fish with one of the many local fishing guides that are based out of the area.
Beyond fishing, many visitors also come to Destin to play the immaculate, expertly designed golf courses that call Destin home. Play a round of golf at Emerald Bay Golf Club, Kelly Plantation Golf Club, or Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club for leisurely yet challenging recreation against the gorgeous backdrop of Destin.
Henderson Beach State Park is renowned for its spectacular beaches and nature trails. Spanning upwards of 6,000 feet of natural shoreline, picturesque nature trails, and warm, turquoise waters, Henderson Beach State Park is an ideal place to visit for visitors of all ages who are interested in enjoying the beach and casual strolls through a natural Gulf setting.
HarborWalk Marina is an ideal spot for perusing the local food truck offerings and vendors’ stands, browsing through souvenir shops, or enjoying water sports by launching from the marina.
Another popular place to check out that you won’t want to miss during your Destin trip is the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Here, you and your guests can stroll along the pier and enjoy a variety of family friendly, all ages activities. Shops and restaurants line the pier, alongside cool spots like arcades, a zip line course, and giant bubbles and hamster ball-style contraptions for you to ride in, among other attractions.
Plan an Incredible Vacation with Breakers at Fort Walton Beach!
Contact our team of reservation specialists today to plan your Destin vacation and to find out other cool places to check out during your stay in Fort Walton Beach when you book your lodgings in one of our spectacular vacation rental properties!