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Things to Do

When you spend Father’s Day in Destin or on 30A, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dads in your life! Whether they like to fish, try craft beers, go for a hike or just relax by the beach, here are a few ideas for what to do on this special holiday. 

Go Fishing and Grill Up the Catch of the Day

If casting a line and waiting for the fish to bite is your dad’s idea of relaxation, you’ve come to the right place! Known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin offers ample fishing opportunities. Take your pole and bait to the beach or the bay or book a fishing charter. Here are a few of our Added Fun Partners that can help you have a great experience:

  • Backcountry Outfitters offers deep sea and inshore fishing charters.

  • Kayak Fishing Destin is a guide service that provides tackle, ice, bait, kayaks, poles, lures and a great time!

  • 30A Guide Service will take visitors inshore fishing on the Choctawhatchee Bay, which allows anglers to fish close to shore in shallow waters.  

  • Destin Bay Charters boasts a wide variety of trip options designed for all ages, including light-tackle inshore bay fishing, near- and off-shore Gulf fishing, shark fishing, dolphin spotting and more. 


Enjoy the Great Outdoors with a Hike 

Outdoorsy dads will love exploring the hikes and nature trails near Destin and 30A. From sand dunes to paths lined with long leaf pine trees, the best day hikes in Walton and Okaloosa Counties are just waiting to be explored! Pack a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen and bring man’s best friend. The whole family will enjoy walking through Northwest Florida’s natural beauty.

Dine at a Steakhouse 

Now the question is, what to do for dinner? After you’ve worked up an appetite, treat dad to a steak! There are delicious restaurants in the area that can serve up manly meals. Fleming’s Steak House and Wine Bar is offering a Surf & Turf special featuring their 20 oz. Prime Bone-In Ribeye and Lobster from June 17 – 21. Marlin Grill in The Village of Baytowne Wharf is known for their 8-day dry aged steaks that are cooked over a wood-burning grill, giving them a unique smoky flavor. Ocean Club also offers a mouthwatering menu with steaks, seafood and fine wines. 

Sample Local Beers

It’s Father’s Day, so dad definitely deserves a beer! Destin and 30A are home to several craft breweries and unique taprooms that serve up locally made brews. Get a flight to sample a little bit of everything! Some hot spots include Grayton Beer Company, Idyll Hounds and Destin Brewery.

Play a Round of Golf

Father’s Day is guaranteed to be a hole in one when a gorgeous golf course is involved! The Emerald Coast boasts multiple courses including:

Soak Up Some Sun While Boating 

If you want to get out on the water, try renting a pontoon boat. Cruise over to Crab Island for a lively atmosphere or bob around on the bay for a relaxing day in the sun. My Vacation Haven guests will save $25 on pontoon rentals from 30A Pontoon Rentals

Relax by the Beach 

Obviously a visit to Destin or 30A will involve some beach time! Pack up your golf cart with beach day necessities and make your way to the sugar-white sand. Dad will love going for a swim, tossing around the football and taking a nap in the sunshine (or shade). 

Beach Bonfire 

If you aren’t sure what to do in the evening, gather up your family for a beach bonfire! What better way to end a perfect Father’s Day than sitting by the fire, roasting marshmallows and chatting with loved ones? The easiest way is to hire a company that will provide the essentials (including the necessary permit), set it up and take it down for you. 

Thank dad for all he does by treating him to a beach trip! My Vacation Haven has accommodations from Destin to 30A with everything you’ll need for a great Father’s Day vacation. Whether you want a backyard for grilling, beachfront condo with Gulf views or townhome on the golf course, he’ll get the rest and relaxation he deserves. If you have more questions about what to do along the Emerald Coast, give our team a call at 850-608-6078. We are here to make sure you have a wonderful vacation.