Don’t Miss a 4th of July Firework Show

Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Destin

There is no better place to celebrate Fourth of July than Destin, FL. The small beach town gets crowded with guests excited to experience this National Holiday while enjoying the sand, sun, and surf, of the Gulf Coast. Spend your days lounging on the beach, your evenings enjoying delicious food, and your nights resting in a comfortable beachfront condo preparing for what the next day brings. One holiday activity you can’t miss is fireworks! There are many spots along this stretch of shoreline to see them, but we have listed below the best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Destin below.

Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Destin

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By Boat

Destin is practically surrounded by water on all sides. This means it is easy to rent a boat and cruise through the Bay and there is no better place to watch the fireworks than the water. You will be directly under the fireworks providing the best view in Destin. This is a great option for those who also hope to take incredible pictures of the event.

HarborWalk Village

If you are traveling with kids, consider visiting HarborWalk Village. There will be fun activities, delicious food to choose from, and an incredible firework show. The fireworks begin at 9 pm but the fun starts early in the evening. It is sure to get crowded, so the earlier you arrive the better! We recommend grabbing an early dinner and walking along the harbor to take in this incredible event.

Baytowne Wharf

Another great option for families is Red, White, & Baytowne! This event includes kids’ activities including crafts, live music, and a firework show. The event begins at 7 pm and ends when the last firework booms at around 9:15 pm. Make sure to bring your camera with you. There are sure to be many memorable moments you want to capture.

Norriego Point

Looking for a more laid-back option? Visit Norriego Point in Destin. Norriego Point is a stretch of beach across from the Destin harbor. It is typically where locals dock their boats for a day in the sun, however, it is accessible with a vehicle. This would be the perfect spot to bring a picnic blanket and cooler and watch the HarborWalk fireworks explode above you.

No matter how you choose to spend your Fourth of July, there are tons of activities in Destin to fill your stay with fun. These spots listed above are the best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Destin. Where do you plan on watching them?

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Snapper Season Starts Soon!

Are You Ready for 2022 Snapper Season in Destin?

Destin is considered the Luckiest Fishing Village for many reasons. One reason is that we have the largest fishing fleet in the nation of over 300 vessels. Each of those vessels looks forward to fishing red snapper every year. The species is so popular that it is one of the most heavily patrolled fish ensuring the population numbers stay high year after year. We highly recommend guests look into booking a fishing charter if they are visiting in snapper season so they can experience the excitement felt when reeling in a ruby red snapper. Continue reading for more information on the 2022 snapper season in Destin.

Are You Ready for 2022 Snapper Season in Destin?

When Does the Season Start?

The season is different every year and this year they have opened the season for a few weeks in the summer and a few more in the fall. This is a huge bonus for guests who prefer to visit in the fall as the crowds die down a bit. The summer season begins June 17th and continues through July 31st.

The fall season spans 12 days and is situated over different weekends throughout the months of October and November. The dates are listed below:

  • October 8-9
  • October 15-16
  • October 22-23
  • November 11-13
  • November 25-27

Is Snapper Good to Eat?

A million times, yes! Snappers are so popular because they can be cooked in many ways. No matter if you prefer grilled, fried, or blackened, snapper is the perfect piece of meat to enjoy. Many different recipes come to mind however there is nothing like fried snapper, coleslaw, and cheese grits. The perfect summer meal!

If you book a fishing charter and haul in snapper filets at the end of the day but don’t feel like cooking them, multiple restaurants in Destin will cook them up for you! This is a great thing to know as a fishing charter can be quite tiring, so you don’t have to worry about preparing a meal for your family. Simply sit back and enjoy your meal while reminiscing on a beautiful day in the Gulf of Mexico.

How Can I Book a Fishing Charter in Destin?

There are so many different fishing charters in Destin to choose from. We have a few favorites on our website for you to check out. Each charter offers a different experience for guests to enjoy. It is important to know your limitations of how much time to spend in the sun. If you are traveling with a large group or younger kids, we recommend booking a half-day trip so you can be back at a decent time. However, some groups want to make the most of their time on the emerald coast, so they book a whole day trip.

Red snapper is a delicacy in the Destin area so we hope guests savor their time fishing the species! The 2022 snapper season in Destin is sure to be a successful one.

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Instagram-Worthy Spots in Destin

Check Out These Instagram-Worthy Spots in Destin

When you make the trip down to the beaches of the emerald coast, you want to go back home with great pictures so you can remember the incredible adventures you experienced. Of course, the beaches of Destin feature sugar-white sand and crystal-clear waters making them the perfect spot for some high-quality pictures. However, there are other locations that qualify as Instagram-worthy spots in Destin that you might not have thought of. We have listed them below!

Instagram-Worthy spots in Destin

The Destin Harbor – Snap a picture as the sun is setting with the boats behind you! The Destin Harbor is one of the most popular spots to watch the sunset.

The Murals at the Destin Commons – There are so many to choose from! Shop the Destin Commons and take a picture in front of each mural you find.

Crab Island – Rent a pontoon boat, cruise out to Crab Island and take some pictures of you and your friends wading in the waters. The Destin bridge is right behind you serving as a beautiful backdrop.

Fishing Charter Book a fishing charter for some exciting candid shots of you reeling in fish from the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to also take some pictures when you dock with your haul in the background.

Fudpuckers – Looking for an eccentric, colorful background? Check out Fudpuckers! Enjoy fresh seafood, live music, and take some awesome pictures of your experience.

These Instagram-worthy spots in Destin are sure to be the perfect way to savor memories of the best trip ever. Which one will you check out first?

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