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It always cracks me up that people are looking for things to do in a place like Destin, Florida.
Personally, as long as there is a white sandy beach and a big body of blue water, I’m set. Destin, Florida provides plenty of both along Florida’s panhandle. But for those of you looking for a little more guidance (and maybe even structure) for your Florida vacation, you’ll be glad to know there are plenty of things to do in Destin.
Things to do in Destin, Florida
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One of the rare things you can do in Destin without getting into a swimsuit is shopping. Whatever kind of shopping experience you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it here. Get your bargain hunting on at the Silver Sands Outlet stores. Boutiques more your style (and bless you if you still have the budge for it!)? Then you’ll want to stop by the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Their shopping is open to the public and includes 25 boutique shops.
Swim with the Dolphins
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For $150 you can swim with the dolphins at the Gulfarium. If you’d rather watch (or can’t afford to partake personally), you can observe other people swimming with dolphins for $25. Because that sounds like just as much fun, right?
(Side note here – if you’re looking for things to do in Destin, FL but you can’t afford to actually swim in a tank with the dolphins, head to the beach and look for the real deal. But do NOT pay $100 to some tour guide to go find them and not be able to swim with them. Seriously.)
See The Big Kahuna
The Big Kahuna Water Park in Destin, FL is a great supplement to the free water you can find on the beach. And here it comes with slides and tubes and surfboards you’re more likely to be able to get up on. As water parks go, this is a fairly inexpensive option with Adult General Admission for only $36.99.
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Seriously. The best things to do in Destin are going to be on the beach. Rent a jet ski or kayak and venture a little farther from shore. Or be brave and try para sailing! Learn how to surf! You’ll find plenty of places to rent water sports equipments and get lessons (for those of you smart enough to know you can’t just figure some things out on your own).
Maybe I sound biased here, but the reason you go to a place like Destin is to enjoy the things that you can’t do or see anywhere else. Right?
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Photo by I’ll never grow up.
Sunsets don’t do it for you?
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Remember when all you need was a pile of sand to be entertained?
Destin, Florida is a great place to get away and enjoy the warm Florida weather. Get yourself a nice hotel overlooking the Gulf, and relax. And rest assure, you’ll never run out of things to do!