- Big Kahunas Water Park
- Charter Fishing
- Crab Island
- Destin Commons
- Destin Fishing Museum
- Fat Daddy’s Arcade
- Harbor Walk
- Helicopter Tours
- Mattie Kelly Amphitheater
- The Track- Go Karts, Putt Putt Golf, etc.
- Tons of great Restaurants to visit, as well!
Destin originated as a small fishing village in the 1800’s. It now accounts for 80% of the 4.5 million visitors to The Emerald Coast each year. The City of Destin claims that it is 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 & 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.