Father’s Day along the Emerald Coast!

Emerald Coast Sunset

.To plan a perfect Father’s day, My Vacation Haven came up with the list of things you can do for your dad to make him feel special that day! Make sure to check them out!

Water Activities:

On the Emerald Coast Vacation, your dad can basically fall out of bed and go tanning, swimming, surfing, etc. Have we already said swimming? Anyway you got the idea. Beaches are everywhere.

  Kayaking
There are several places to rent kayaks. The Kayak Experience is located right on the Destin Harbor (on Hwy 98) and offers kayak rental and sales. Kayaking is a fun activity and a great workout!

 Surfing
The best places to surf are: on Okaloosa Island, right before the Destin bridge (ocean side, of course), and in front of the Boardwalk. If you don’t have your own board, or need lessons, there are plenty of surf shops in Destin. In addition, most also offer kite sailing lessons and equipment.

  Fishing
The access to deep water and the plentiful fish population make the Emerald Coast an angler’s dream. Whether he is interested in near shore or deep sea fishing, there is an abundance of places along the Emerald Coast. Take your pick from well over 100 charter fishing boats and try your luck at Emerald Coast waters. Also check out our added fun partners for special rates.

  Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
There are a lot of great places to snorkel here as well! Let him discover the Under Water World with Scuba & Snorkeling, look at marine life, reefs and hidden treasures along the Emerald Coast. The easiest and most enjoyable way to snorkel is to go on a snorkeling boat trip. There are many places that offer these, such as A.J.’s. It’s a great activity not only for adults, but for kids as well. If he wants to go snorkeling on his own, a good place for it is near the Destin jetties on Holiday Isle. He can easily walk to the beach from there. In fact, most snorkeling boats make regular stops near the jetties!

Father’s Day Cruise
Mark your calendars because Father’s Day is June 19th! Cruise Through Father’s Day on the SOLARIS Yacht! The Solaris is featuring a special Father’s Day lunch cruise, featuring a delicious three-course meal and spectacular views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Memorable Lunch Cruise for the Entire Family. Click on the link above for more information.

Emerald Coast sunshine, balmy breezes and time with friends and family; what could be more fun and enjoyable than that? Boating is a stress-free and relaxing activity and a great way to spend your recreational time. Florida State has over 8,000 miles of coastline and 4,500 square miles of inland waterways, making it a paradise for boaters. From mega-yachts to wooden skiffs, having a boat is as normal as having a car for some Floridians. There is a very popular place next to the bridge from Okaloosa Island to Destin where hundreds of boats stop in the summer and people swim. It’s a huge floating party. It is really crowded during summer season. It’s called CRAB ISLAND! Make sure to check it out! Click here if you’d like to learn more about boating along the Emerald Coast!

 Other:
Check out our special rates to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark, Dolphin Tours, Sunset Cruises, Pontoon Boat Rentals, Snorkel Tours and other Watersports. In addition, your Dad will feel like a kid again with Go Kart rides at the Track followed by a game of miniature golf. (Located right next to Big Kahuna’s Waterpark)

Sunny skies, coastal breezes and lush landscapes make the Emerald Coast a paradise for golfers of all skill levels, all year long. Whether skirting the sugar-white sand beaches or wandering through a grove of live oak, pine and tropical vegetation, your dad will have a great time golfing at the Emerald Coast Golf Courses. Click here to learn 10 Things you MUST know about golf! Click here to learn more about Discounts on golf with My Vacation Haven!

There is no shortage of shops, restaurants, and attractions here. Destin Commons and Grand Boulevard  are popular shopping centers in town with national retailers and unique shops, Silver Sands Factory Stores is absolutely HUGE . . . 119 stores . . . Opens at 10AM, 7 days a week. Let’s be honest: It’s really tough shopping for Father’s Day, but it’s definitely not a holiday to leave to the last minute when it comes to gift shopping. So with that in mind, we’re here to help you find the perfect present for him. After all, your dad deserves something awesome.

From top of the line tech gadgets to rugged and reliable gear, here is the sample list of 24 best gifts from Destin Commons. So, without further ado, here are a few presents for Dad that are as cool, stylish & memorable as he is.
⦁ REEDS JEWELERS Men’s Casio G-Shock G-Steel Blue Resin Bezel Watch
⦁ BROOKSTONE Portable Power Supply
⦁ BROOKSTONE PancakeBot Custom Pancake Printer with Electric Griddle

⦁ SEPHORA The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set
⦁ BROOKSTONE Renew™ Zero-Gravity Massage Chair
⦁ JOS A. BANK Signature Collection Ties

⦁ FINISH LINE Men’s Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential Running Shoes
⦁ HARLEY DAVIDSON Men’s Triple Vent System Exmoor Leather Jacket
⦁ T-MOBILE Apple Watch Sport: 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case

⦁ TRAILSIDE OUTFITTERS Linus Scout city bike, 7-speed
⦁ MOJO SPORTSWEAR Mr. Big Long Sleeve Performance Vented Shirt  (More Colors Available)
⦁ STEVE MADDEN ‘Havin’ Leather Loafers



No matter what you pick, remember dads are special all year around. Be sure to thank them for all they do every day. Make them feel special not just on Father’s Day!

We hope you enjoyed this article and found a lot of useful information.


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