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Best Summer Activities in Destin

Now that summer is in full swing here in Destin, it’s time to head to the beach and enjoy that warm Florida sunshine. No matter whether you’re a local, a seasoned visitor, or it’s your first time going here, you’ll find that there are so many exciting things to do on vacation for every type of traveler. Some people look for ways to relax and unwind, while others enjoy the thrill of adventure on vacation. Fortunately, you can do both here in Destin! Read on below for some of the best summer activities in Destin, from dolphin cruises to snorkel trips and even sky-high helicopter rides. As a bonus, you can book your summer activity in Destin with our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals’ Southern Perks program and receive exclusive discounts!

Best Summer Activities in Destin

  • Dolphin cruises – everyone loves dolphin cruises, and if you’re coming to Destin this summer, you absolutely must book one. What is more fun than riding through the beautiful Gulf waters with dolphins swimming right next to your boat?
  • Parasailing¬†– if you’re a thrill-seeker, parasailing is the activity for you. Strap in as you soar up to 300 feet high over the Gulf of Mexico and take in the sights! Some parasailing trips, like this one, even offer an optional photo package to help capture your memories. Just bring your sunscreen and some water and you’ll be all set!
  • Snorkeling – Or, you can enjoy the Gulf at a little bit of a slower pace and venture out on a snorkel excursion. No experience is needed for your snorkel trip: snorkel instructors are available on and off the boat to answer all your questions. You can feed fish, snorkel through the waters, or just enjoy the beautiful weather. This family-friendly activity is great for all ages!
  • Helicopter tours –¬†If you want to¬†really see the beach from a new perspective, a helicopter tour is the way to go. Destin helicopter tours take you over a myriad of locations including the Destin Harbor, Okaloosa Island, or, for the brave of heart, from Fort Walton Beach over Watercolor and into Sandestin. You can book your Destin helicopter tour here and get ready to soar high!

Don’t worry, there are so many more things to do on vacation in Destin. From renting pontoon boats to deep-sea fishing charters and even beach chair rentals, there is something for everyone! View more activities here. We’ll see you at the beach!

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