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What to Do For Father’s Day in Destin and on 30A 

What do you get for the dad who has everything? A trip to the beach, of course! Enjoy quality family time as you soak up some sun, swim in the Gulf and explore the charming towns along the Emerald Coast. If you plan on visiting Destin or 30A for Father’s Day, here are several activities that the dads in your life are sure to love! 

Spend the Day at the Beach 

For the utmost relaxation, pack up your beach gear and head to the coastline. There’s nothing like sitting in your beach chair, having your toes in the sand and watching the waves roll in.  Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park are both offering free day-use admission now through Labor Day, so in addition to relaxing on the sand, you can also explore the great outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of the Emerald Coast. 

Indulge in a Steak Dinner 

Treat dad to a succulent steak for dinner! There are numerous nearby restaurants where you can order the finest filet mignon or a perfectly cooked porterhouse. My Vacation Haven has partnered with several local steakhouses to offer our guests exclusive discounts, including: 

Cast a Line in the Gulf or Bay

Known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin offers numerous opportunities to catch some fresh fish. Whether by boat or from the shore, visitors can cast a line and reel in grouper, cobia, red snapper and more. There are a variety of local charter companies and guide services that can assist you, including  30A Guide Service , Kayak Fishing Destin , and Backcountry Outfitters . After a successful outing, head back to your vacation rental and grill up the catch of the day. 

Cheers to Dad with Local Craft Beer 

If your dad is a beer lover, there are plenty of places to enjoy unique brews in Destin and on 30A. With creative flavors and vibrant taprooms, these beer-drinking establishments are a great way to spend Father’s Day. Bottles, cans and taps can also be found at local restaurants and stores around town. A few favorites include: 

Relax with a Handcrafted Cigar 

If your dad is a cigar aficionado, take him to Shore Thing Cigar on Scenic Highway 30A in Watersound. This unique lifestyle lounge features a large walk-in humidor full of handcrafted premium cigars. Local draft beers and wines are also available by the bottle or glass. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a cigar and reminisce about the good ol’ days. 

Cruise Over to Crab Island 

For a lively Destin experience, rent a pontoon boat and celebrate Father’s Day at  Crab Island . Locals and visitors alike enjoy anchoring at this sandbar and spending the day in the Florida sunshine. The water is shallow so you can walk around, look for dolphins and get snacks from the vendors as they cruise by. Pro tip: plan your visit around high tide because that is when the water is crystal clear and a gorgeous turquoise color. 

Go for a Bike Ride 

Whether you’re on an electric bike or classic cruiser, the best way to experience 30A is on two wheels.  There is a bike path that runs parallel to Scenic Highway 30A and boasts stunning sights to see including coastal dune lakes, beautiful beaches and charming homes. It’s a great way to get some exercise and explore all of the natural beauty that the Emerald Coast has to offer.

Play a Round of Golf

Make Father’s Day a hole in one with a round of golf on one of Destin’s stunning courses. Check out My Vacation Haven’s  golf partners to save money on your next tee time! A few of our Added Fun Partners include: 

  • Seascape : This 18-hole championship course in Miramar Beach is set among a series of fresh water and coastal dune lakes and features breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico from many holes.

  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club : Known as one of the most visually impressive and environmentally sensitive golf courses in northwest Florida, this acclaimed golf course boasts 18 captivating holes.

  • Indian Bayou Golf Club : This semi-private course offers 27 challenging holes suited to all skill levels—perfect as your home course or for your Florida golf vacation getaway.

If you want to celebrate Father’s Day in Destin or on 30A,  My Vacation Haven has a variety of vacation rentals to choose from. With everything from beachfront condos to luxurious homes in a resort setting, we’ll help you find the ideal rental for you and your family. Give us a call today at 850-609-6078 to speak with a member of our reservations team—we are more than happy to assist you as you plan your next beach vacation!