Top 5 Things to Do in Destin

If it’s destination Destin, Fla., for you and your family on your next vacation, we’ve conveniently gathered the Top 5 Things to Do in Destin that will fill up your stay with plenty of play. From the powder-white sands of this beach town that kisses the Emerald Coast to the brilliant turquoise waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is not only a pretty place, but also one immersed in endless Destin attractions and activities for all ages. Here are our Top 5 Destin, Florida activities:

1. Dolphin Cruise

The family-owned Olin Marler’s charter fishing and dolphin tours have been cruising out of Destin Harbor for the last 45 years, the oldest in the area. The glass-bottom Hanna Marie runs dolphin cruises daily in early morning, at noon and sunset to spot dolphins at play in their natural habitat. Each narrated voyage is 1.5 hours.

Dolphin Cruise

2. Parasailing

Ready to go extreme on the water? Xtreme H2o is ready to give you a ride high above the Gulf’s emerald waters you’ll never forget. Each parasail ride, which lifts off from Xtreme’s new state-of-the-art parasailing boat, “The Skyscraper,” will guarantee unforgettable views and thrills.

Destin Parasailing

3. Gulfarium

This family-friendly marine adventure park combines education with entertainment, featuring dolphin and sea lion shows, daily trainer seminars on seals, penguins and more, dining establishments and retail shops. Make a day of it, rain or shine!


4. Maximum Magic

Be prepared to be amazed! This magic and dinner show, performed at the Okaloosa Island Theater, features Illusionist of the Year Noah Wells. The 60-minute show, complete with audience participation, is packed with illusions, special effects, mentalism and more – to the max.

Maximum Magic Dinnershow

5. Party Fishing Tours

Destin’s known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village,” which is why you need to hop aboard The Swoop for one of the premier party fishing tours on the Gulf. The experienced captain and crew will lead you and your group to the best deep-sea fishing spots for snapper, grouper, trigger fish and more; bait, tackle and fishing licenses are provided.

Party Boat Fishing

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Where to Stay?

When you’re ready to pick out a place to stay for a few nights, check out any of our luxury Destin condo rentals All Destin condos are located near our Top 5 attractions, plus the best beachfront dining and shopping options along the Emerald Coast. Waterfront resorts are ready to accommodate families, large groups or parties of two (even pets), with condos of all sizes and amenities galore – from pools and hot tubs to onsite bars and restaurants and fitness rooms.

Destin Condos