Delicious Dining in Destin

Family Friendly Restaurants in Destin

Destin is known for its sugar-white sand, variety of activities, and delicious seafood! If you are taking a family vacation to the beach this spring or summer, it is always good to prepare and find the local spots to eat that your children will love. We have listed our favorite family friendly restaurants in Destin that not only have delicious cuisine for the whole family, but also fun games and activities for the kids as they wait for their food! From breakfast to dessert, we have got you covered!

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All of these family friendly restaurants in Destin offer a little something different. From beach access to playgrounds to yard games, there is sure to be something your kids will love. Check out our Dining – Finest Foods page for even more restaurants in Destin!

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Free Dolphin Tours for Locals to Benefit Harvest House

Calling all locals! How would you like to take a free dolphin tour this weekend and also help out a worthy cause? All you have to do is give Destin Snorkel a call to make a tour reservation and bring along your non-perishable item for the needy. The tours are this weekend, April 16-18. (Locals = Florida resident or military serving locally)

It’s all designed to give back to the community. The good folks at Destin Snorkel realize our local neighbors work hard and rarely get a chance to get out on the water. Organizers say it’s a wonderful way to also help out our community food bank at Harvest House.

 “We are excited that Destin Snorkel is supporting The Harvest House in their second annual ‘Locals First Weekend’.  Their collection efforts are needed now more than ever.  We hope the community will come out and support our efforts,” said Lori Joyner, executive director of The Harvest House.

This drive also helps get the word out to people in need in our local Destin and Miramar Beach communities.

Last year, Destin Snorkel was able to donate over 5,000 pounds of food to The Harvest House. more than 1,600 locals participated in the weekend event.

Each cruise is limited to 49 guests and will fill up quickly. To participate in the “Local’s First Weekend,” please call Destin Snorkel at 850-269-2329 to reserve your spot.

All locals are asked to present a valid Florida ID or military ID at check-in. Tour duration is one-and-a-half hours and subject to change pending weather conditions. Destin Snorkel is at the top of the list of our favorite things to do in Destin, FL.

Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for Harvest House. Here’s a listing of the most needed items:

• Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)

• Canned vegetables and fruit

• Canned and boxed meals (hamburger helper, soups, macaroni and cheese, etc.)

• Peanut butter, other nut butters and jelly

• Cereals

• Muffin, pancake and cornbread mix and syrup 😉

• Full sized toiletries – toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap

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Graduation Celebration in Destin

Congrats Grad! Celebrate Your Graduation in Destin, FL

Celebrating an exciting milestone? Congratulations! We would love to help you celebrate by planning a graduation trip to the beach. We have laid out everything you may need to celebrate your graduation in Destin. From the perfect accommodation to where to buy the best cupcakes in town, we have got you covered!

Where to Stay

Southern Vacation Rentals has a variety of condos and homes that can accommodate your party. For the larger group, check out Changes in Latitude! With space for eleven, a fully equipped kitchen, and being located just a short drive away from area attractions, this vacation rental in Destin, FL is perfect for the family celebration.

If you are looking for a condo in Destin, FL for just your immediate family, Sandprints #A6 is perfect for a family getaway. With space for 6 and a 5-minute walk to the beach, you are sure to feel at home in this vacation rental in Destin.

Where to Eat

What better way to commemorate your graduation weekend than by enjoying delicious food! The dining options in Destin are endless, but we have listed some of our favorites below.

Celebration Necessities

In order to truly celebrate this incredible life achievement, you are going to need some themed decorations and desserts! For all of your dessert needs, check out Smallcakes of Destin. From delicious cupcakes to custom cakes, they can do it all! Pro Tip: Their red velvet cupcake is our personal favorite!

For decorations, everyone loves a celebratory sign or balloon wall! Mingle is a boutique balloon service in Destin, FL that prepares gorgeous bouquets of balloons for any occasion! They are able to give you that “Pinterest” look you are after!

Spend your graduation in Destin, FL, and enjoy time on the beach with your closest friends and family. The celebration options are endless! Check out these things to do in Destin for an extensive list of activities that will help add some extra excitement to your weekend!

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