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Labor Day Weekend is Quickly Approaching!

5 Must Do Activities in Destin for Your Long Weekend

Are you visiting the beach this Labor Day weekend? You are in luck! There is no shortage of activities in Destin for your long weekend. From water activities to delicious dining, we have listed 5 must do activities that offer something for the whole family.

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  1. Hit the Beach

Of course, when you visit Destin, FL the first thing that comes to mind is the beach. Relaxing in the sun while you listen to the waves crass against the shore…what is better than that? Pack a beach bag, your favorite snacks and soak in that Florida sunshine. There are tons of activities to do on the beach for every age group. Bring a football for the teenagers, grab some sandcastle molds for the young ones, and don’t forget a book for yourself. There is no better way to experience Destin, FL than at the beach.

  1. Crab Island on a Pontoon Boat

One of the local’s favorite ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend is by boating out to Crab Island. Mix up your favorite cocktail, grab a water float and experience some water adventure in Destin. Be mindful, Crab Island gets crowded during Labor Day, so be sure to get there early and reserve your spot. There are food and drink options on Crab Island, however we encourage you to pack a couple of sandwiches in case the lines get long. To rent a pontoon boat in Destin, click here!

  1. Dine at The Gulf

The Gulf is a popular restaurant in Destin due to the cool atmosphere, delicious menu, and creative cocktails. Locals will arrive by boat and dock right next to the restaurant. It is located on Okaloosa Island is open daily from 11 am – 10 pm. Their happy hour is also every day from 3 – 6 pm. Fun fact: the entirety of the restaurant is made from shipping containers! Such a cool design feature. During your visit, you must try the Smoked Tuna Dip. Order one for the table and savor every bite before it is gone!

  1. Shop at the Destin Commons

If it rains during your stay, go shopping at the Destin Commons. You can spend the day visiting brands you love including H&M, Sephora, and Bass Pro Shops. There is also a variety of food options including Zoes, Chipotle, and our personal favorite, Smashburger. Before you go, consider visiting Uncle Bucks! They offer bowling in an under the sea atmosphere, an arcade, and a delicious menu.

  1. Attend the Labor Day Celebration at HarborWalk Village

Labor Day weekend is also packed full of fun events in Destin. One that you won’t want to miss is the Labor Day Celebration at HarborWalk Village. Live music, entertainment, and tons of dining options are available at the local event. Before the music starts, be sure to grab a bit to eat at Harry T’s Lighthouse for the best view of the sunset! This is one of the many activities in Destin for your long weekend that every member of your family will love!

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