Destin Florida Attractions Guide

Destin, Florida has much to offer its guests!

Destin, Florida is well-known for its sugar white sand beaches and crystal clear emerald waters. The beautiful Destin Florida beaches provide hours of fun for the entire family. Get out on the water and enjoy activities such as boating, scuba diving, sailing, and snorkeling, or soak up the sun and let the beautiful beaches of Destin lull you into a deep relaxation.

Destin is also known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village", home to Florida's largest and best equipped fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats in the US. Each year anglers from all over come to participate in the world famous Destin fishing tournaments.

There are also a lot of other Destin attractions including golf, horseback riding, shopping, and nightlife, just to name a few. Destin is also home to world-renowned restaurants and plenty of coastal oyster houses which serve ice cold beer and their fresh catches daily making Destin a vacation spot to please anyone.

Here are a few Destin attractions to consider:

Destin Fishing Charters:

Swoop I and II:
Two 65-foot boats with a professionally trained and licensed crew, air condition cabin. Half, full day trip or private charters. Coast guard approved up to 49 passengers. Experience the world's luckiest fishing village aboard the SWOOP while you fish for red snapper, grouper, amberjack, scamp and more! Two 65-foot boats with a professionally trained and licensed crew, air condition cabin. Half, full day trip or private charters. Coast guard approved up to 49 passengers. Experience the world's luckiest fishing village aboard the SWOOP while you fish for red snapper, grouper, amberjack, scamp and more!
Phone: 850-337-8250 | Email

Charter this 51-foot Sports Fisherman for up to 25 passengers. All types of fishing: trolling, bottom, saltwater, deep sea and sport. We're located at the HarborWalk Marina, at the foot of the Destin bridge, the heart of the Destin fishing community. Contact Captain Dennis Kendrick to book your next fishing adventure.
Phone: (888) 789-5968 or (850) 863-9430 | Email

Maverick Charter Fishing Boat:
43-foot Sports fishing charter boat - fast, clean, air conditioned cabin. Enjoy the gulf while fishing for red snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish, scamp and more. Professional and courteous crew. Group and private trips available. Contact Captain Wayne Dillon for your next fishing experience.
Phone: (850) 837-3188 or (850) 259-7876 | Email

Jack M Up Charter Fishing | Guide Service:
23-foot SeaCraft, fast and comfortable center console, licensed for 4 passengers. 4 to 8 hour trips available. Specializing in live bait trolling and bottom fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, and light tackle fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Located behind the Marina Cafe 404 E HWY 98 Destin. Captain Brian Keith.
Phone: (850) 337-8250 | Email

Phoenix Charter Boat Phoenix Sport Fishing -- Charter Boat:
Harbor Walk Marina between AJ's and the Lucky Snapper -- The Charter Boat Phoenix caters to all levels and types of fishing from the beginner to the advanced fisherman. Captain Scott Robson has thirty years experience fishing in Destin and is ready to help you with your fishing adventure.
Phone: (850) 837 9734 | Email

Charter Boat Huntress:
Located at the Harborwalk Marina 4-15 hour trips available for bottom fishing, trolling, or shark trips. Capt. Mike has been fishing Destin waters since 1989 and will make your trip an adventure to remember. Huntress is a 40 foot Infinity fiberglass Fisherman - air conditioned, clean, and friendly crew.
Cell: (850) 685-5593 | Home: (850) 837-0140 | Email

Bounty Hunter Charter Boat:
Come deep sea fishing aboard our 50' fiberglass sport fisherman Captain Mark Walker and his mate will show you a great time aboard the charter boat Bounty Hunter. USCG approved for up to 22 passengers, AC, restroom. 4-12 hour bottom fishing for red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and trolling trips for mackerel, tuna & wahoo.
Phone: (850) 650-1534 | Email

HarborWalk Charters:
Experience deep sea fishing aboard one of Destin's Finest Charter Boats at HarborWalk Charters. Our fleet of boats accommodates single, group and private charters for all types of fishing! Charter boats range in size from 36-65 ft, and trips can be booked from 4 hrs up to 12 hrs or overnight. Bait, license, tackle and ice included in the ticket price. Located in HarborWalk Village, on the Destin Harbor.
Phone: (850) 837-2343 | Email

Legendary Sport Fishing, LLC:
My 21-foot Cape Horn provides a comfortable and dry ride. Specializing in light tackle fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay. SHARK fishing is available too! Private or group charters, family entertainment for all ages! Bait, Tackle, and Licenses provided. Contact Captain Jason Dudley for your next fishing adventure.
Phone: (850) 803-2808 | Email

MegaBite Charter Boat:
34-foot Wellcraft Sport fisherman located at East Pass Marina (Destin Harbor). Approved for six passengers, we offer four to 12-hour trips Deep Sea Fishing in the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The MegaBite is a clean, fast and air-conditioned boat to take you to the Hot Spots! Bottom/Trolling /Sport /Light Tackle and in-shore Fishing.
Phone: (850) 897-9032 or (850) 240-2724

Destin Golf Courses:

Emerald Bay Golf Club:
Designed by Bob Cupp this 18-hole championship course is believed by many to be one of Northwest's Florida's best. Playing the back nine of this 6,802 yard, par 72 course, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. As they say, "See it, Play it, Believe it!"
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 465-3229 or (850) 837-5197

Kelly Plantation Golf Club:
Fred Couples' first signature golf course in Florida. Couples, Gene Bates, and managing partner Bob Barrett joined together to design the beautiful Kelly Plantation. The course was selected by Golf digest as the 'Best new private course in America.' Public play is welcomed.
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 650-7600

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club:
This par 72 course offers intimidating tee shots that give way to spacious fairways. Designed by Robert C. Walker to be challenging to the professional and fun for the novice.
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 650-7800 or (800) 648-7800

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club:
Golf Magazine rated this beautiful course "The Purest Golf on the Panhandle". Enjoy 18 holes on this challenging course.
Tee Time Reservations: (850) 267-2229

Sandestin Resort:
The Sandestin Resort boasts four courses. The Links course's imposing water on 13 of the holes have earned it the title of one of the most challenging 'resort' courses in all of Florida.
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 267-8211

Baytowne Golf Club:
This course offers incredible views of the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay and Sandestin properties and lots of water that comes into play. Golf Magazine has referred to Burnt Pine as the Crown Jewel of Florida Golf Coast. This course meanders through wetlands, marshes and towering pine trees and stretch more that 7,000 yards from the championship tees. Robert Trent Jones, Jr, designed the Raven Golf Club. This course was opened in 2000 and offers an enticing, fun-to-play golf course.
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 267-8155

Fort Walton Beach Municipal Golf Course:
(Best Bargain) FWB Municipal Golf Course has two fine golf courses, the Pines and the Oaks, and they are very well maintained. For the price this is the best kept secret in the area. Green Fees are $40.00 including cart ($32.00 twilight). It's about a thirty minute drive but well worth it for the price and the quality of the courses.
Tee Time Reservations & Directions: (850) 833-9530

Amusement Centers, Water Sports & Other Stuff:

Southern Star Dolphin Cruise:
Cruising the pristine waters of the world's most beautiful beaches. The Destin area is a natural habitat for dolphins, seabirds, and a variety of marine life. 80 Foot Glass Bottom Boat, 2 hour relaxing cruise, Dolphin Watching, Bird Feeding, Music, Snacks, gifts, restrooms, Narrated, Climate control, Kids Steer, Sunset Cruises. Located at HarborWalk Village, Marina Level.
Address: 100 Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 837-7741

The Track:
The Track in Destin is your family headquarters for fun! Action-packed recreation center features everything from the ultimate in go-cart tracks, like the Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, to big fun for little tykes at Kids Country.
Address: 1125 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 654-4668

Big Kahunas Water Park:
With more than 40 Water attractions and an Adventure Park, Big Kahuna's offers something for every member of the family. You can't do it all in just one day! Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park.
Address: 1007 US Highway 98 East, Destin, Florida 32541 | Phone: (850) 837-8319

Dockside Water Sports - Pontoon Boat Rentals:
Pontoon boat, fishing boat rentals, and jet ski rentals, and Dolphin Excursions & Parasailing, reserve your fun today! Their full service Marina hs everything you need for a day on the waqter. Be sure to stop by the Dockside Daiquiri Bar and watch the sunset.
Address: 288 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 428-3313

Boogies Water Sports - Waverunner Rentals:
These very sleek watercrafts will accommodate up to 3 passengers or max weight of 500 pounds at speeds up to 47 mph. with superb stability and extreme comfort giving this watercraft the driest ride available. You can enjoy a slow sightseeing cruise along the Emerald Coast or a high intensity thrill seeking ride that will defiantly make you want more. While at the controls you will experience easy maneuverability allowing for very precise turning and unbelievable acceleration. While enjoying all the features our wave runners have to offer the favorite among our customers is the incredible dolphin sightings. It gives you an up close view of this mammal in their natural habitat. There is a very large storage compartment aboard the waverunner for drinks or your personal belongings, but remember whatever you bring should be waterproof as it may get wet. While some wave runner rentals only allow you to ride in a small area, Boogies gives you an unrestricted riding area. Rentals are available from hour, hour, day, full day and we also have weekly rates. Florida law requires the driver of the waverunner to be 16 years of age and if you are 22 years or younger you must have a valid Florida Boaters License or complete a boater's safety test. We offer the 25 question multiple choice test for a fee of $3. You must present a valid I.D. with your birth date in order to take the test.
Address: 66 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 654-4497

Just Chute Me - Parasailing:
You've found it! Hop aboard our brand new 12 passenger "state of the art" parasail boats for one of the most amazing rides of your life. Bring your friends and family- all ages welcome. Parasailing with Just Chute Me! is the easiest thing to do. If you can sit, you can fly!
Address: 194 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 650-4630

Fishing Pier:
Okaloosa Island, Fishing Pier, 1262-foot fishing pier, $6.50 per person to fish. Equipment rental and bait available.
Address: 1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 | Phone: (850) 244-1023

Seaside Stables Horseback Riding:
Seaside Stables in Santa Rosa Beach, South Walton. Licensed and permitted in the State of Florida Parks. Horseback riding in state forest, trail rides, horses for beginners to advance riders, horse and carriage for weddings and other special events. They also offer many other services such as boarding, lessons, training, and riding. Trail rides are $50 to $75 dollars. Reservations Preferred, however same day service may be available. Riders must be 8 years and older.
Address: 613 S County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 | Phone: (850) 622.2202

Air Force Armament Museum:
A wonderful museum of Air Force armament through a variety of historical displays, from a B-17 World War II bomber to an F-4 Phantom II jet. A must see for War History buffs.
Address: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin Air Force Base, Destin, FL 32542 | Phone: (850) 651-1808

Florida's Gulfarium:
Florida's Gulfarium Marine Show Aquarium.
Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 | Phone: (850) 243-9046

HarborWalk Marina:
HarborWalk Marina is located at the foot of the Destin bridge. We maintain a full service marina, transient slip rentals, with yacht facilities. Come stroll along our docks and chat about the day's catch with our award winning captains and friendly crew members. Who knows, you may even learn a few Deep Sea Fishing secrets.
Address: 66 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541-2310 | Phone: (850) 337-8250

Movie Theaters:

Rave Movie Theater:
Destin, Florida in the Commons Shopping Center Seating: Stadium, Listening devices available. Accommodations for the disabled.
Address: 4000 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL 32541 | Phone: (850) 650-4579

Cinema 10:
Located in the Destin Shopping Center next to Pottery Barn.
Address: 759 Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL 32407 | Phone: (850) 654-2992


The Destin Commons:
Welcome to a dynamic and growing world of food, fashion and fun at Destin Commons. At 470,000 square feet, Destin Commons is Northwest Florida's premier outdoor lifestyle center. The architecturally-unique project gracefully spreads over 56 acres in Destin, Florida and is anchored by Belk, Worldwide Sportsmen Bass Pro Shops and Rave Motion Pictures, a 14-screen stadium styled theater. Destin Commons also boasts a prize mix of 80+ retail stores, 8 restaurants, Class-A office space and a Center Plaza which offers a soft-play kids playground and a 49-head pop fountain. Community activities and entertainment abound all through the year at Destin Commons.
Address: 4300 Legendary Drive, Destin, Florida 32541 | Phone: (850) 337-8700

Silver Sands Factory Stores:
Located just east of Destin, FL, offers over 100 factory direct stores and some 450,000 square feet of retail space filled with designer merchandise at up to 75 percent off retail price. The five million plus shoppers a year can choose from such stores as Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Jones New York, Bose, Coach, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, Lenox, Nike and Reebok - just to name a few.
Address: 10562 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL 32550-7145 | Phone: (850) 654-9771

Destin Restaurants & Nightlife:

Seafood Restaurants:

  • The Back Porch, 1740 Old Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-2022
  • Dewey Destin's Restaurant, 9 Calhoun Ave., Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-7575
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside, 202 US Hwy 98), Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-7525
  • Crab Trap, 3500 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-2722
  • Capt. Dave's on the Gulf, 3796 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-2627
  • A & J's Seafood & Oyster Bar, 116 East Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-1913

American Cuisine:

  • Fudpucker's, 20001 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-1544
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli, 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-6328
  • Beachwalk Cafe, 2700 Scenic Highway 98 East, Destin, FL - (850) 650-7100
  • Marina Cafe, 404 Harbor Boulevard (US Highway 98), Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-7960
  • Lighthouse Restaurant, 878 E Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-2828
  • Johnny O'Quigley's, 34940 US Highway 98), Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-1015
  • Hog's Breath Saloon, 541 Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-5991

Italian Cuisine:

  • Fat Clamenza's, 12273US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32550 - (850) 650-5980
  • Graffiti's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta, 707 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL - (850) 654-3838
  • Guglielmo "La Fiamma", 529 E. Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-9880
  • Mellow Mushroom, 960 Highway 98E, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 650-6420
  • Jordano's Pizza, 10004 US Highway 98 West, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-8684
  • Domino's Pizza, 16055 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-0303


  • The Donut Hole, 635 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-8824
  • Another Broken Egg, 104 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 650-0499
  • IHOP, 10859 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32550 - (850) 650-1777
  • Waffle House, 154 Regions Way, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-0066


  • The Village Door, 136 Fisherman's Cove, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 267-0140
  • Yesterday's, 34876 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-4648
  • Red Door Saloon, 240 US Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 424-5974
  • Nightown, 140 Palmetto St, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-7625
  • Hogs Breath Saloon, 541 Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-5991
  • Funky Blues Shack, 707 Highway 98 East, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 654-3839
  • AJ's Bimini Club, 116 E Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541 - (850) 837-1913