Originally just a small fishing village, Destin now draws in more than three and a half million visitors each year. The City of Destin has been dubbed the “Luckiest Fishing Village in the World” with the largest fishing vessel fleet in Florida. Destin is located on a peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Choctawhatchee Bay. This land was originally a barrier island, but it gradually connected to the mainland over time due to hurricanes, currents and other natural allocations of sand in the West Bay. The region was restored to “island status” in the 1940’s with the completion of the Choctawhatchee West Bay Canal.
One of the most beautiful landmarks in the City of Destin would have to be Crab Island, a sandbar along the East Pass of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Pontoon boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more gather along this sandbar each summer for recreational activities amidst the gorgeous translucent water coming and going with the tides.
While the actual City of Destin is only 8.2 square miles, the entire region between Panama City Beach and Pensacola Beach is often referred to as “Destin.” The Destin City Limits span from the Brooks Bridge to Miramar Beach, Florida along Highway 98.
Adventure awaits in Destin! From a plethora of golf courses to exciting watersports, Destin has a lot to offer for active people. With a handful of golf courses all displaying the immaculate beauty of the nature of Destin, you’re sure to enjoy your round of golf and not play on the same course twice! Make sure you pack your sticks on a trip to Destin! Watersports are also plentiful on the shores of the Emerald Coast. Ride the waves on top of a stand up paddle board, or find your inner peace by doing yoga on top of the paddle board, on top of serene and calm waters in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Make some waves on the back of a jetski, or rent a pontoon boat and meet other boaters at Crab Island. See Destin from up high be taking a parasailing adventure, or see Destin how only the birds see it from a helicopter ride. There are many more attractions for you to delve into while in Destin and have an adventure filled vacation.
Shopping has never been as glorious as shopping in Destin. Three amazing shopping centers are in close proximity to each other, each offering their own selection of stores and restaurants. Grand Boulevard is a delightful mix of colorful boutique shops and exquisite restaurants. Silver Sands Outlets contains over a hundred stores for you to browse at your leisure, and also has its own lineup of restaurants, both sit down options for a nice dinner, and quick options to quickly get back to shopping. Destin Commons is the heart of Destin, with many different shopping options and highly rated dining options. Both Destin Commons and Grand Boulevard have movie theatres for your viewing pleasure.
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