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Planning Your Vacation to Destin

Planning Your Vacation to Destin

With 2021 finally here, it’s time to start planning your vacation to Destin. You’ll want to secure your spot on the sand this spring and summer as soon as possible! If you have never visited Destin before or need some help planning your trip, we are here to help. Our vacation wishlist guide below will help steer you in the right direction when planning your itinerary. With everything from tips on where to eat dinner, what sights to see, and even where to stay. As local experts to Destin, we’re excited to share all of our insider knowledge to help make planning your vacation to Destin smooth sailing.

Planning Your Vacation to Destin


Where to Stay

First thing’s first: you must know where to stay before you’re planning your trip. Our lodging partners Southern Vacation Rentals have some of the best rates on the Gulf Coast, and you won’t find a wider selection of Gulf-front condos, beach homes, and coastal cottages in the area. They are the authority on Destin vacation rentals for every type of traveler. Here are some of our picks for Destin vacation rentals for you to enjoy with your family:

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Destin? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you are an adventure traveler or looking for relaxation at the beach, there are so many activities to choose from. Fishing charters and dolphin cruises are some of the most popular activities in Destin, since our waters are plentiful and dolphins can be spotted right in the East Pass. There is also no shortage of shopping malls in Destin; choose from Destin Commons, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, or Grand Boulevard. Enjoy a mix of local boutiques, high-end designer furnishings, your favorite retail chains, and premium stores at great discounts.

Where to Eat

In addition, Destin’s restaurants have something for every palate. Do you love fresh Gulf seafood? Visit restaurants like Harbor Docks, Boshamps, and Brotula’s right on the Destin Harbor. For those who love southwestern and Mexican food, a stop to some of our favorite spots like Pepitos, Cantina Laredo, and La Paz is a must. Some of our other favorite restaurants include:

  • Camille’s at Crystal Beach
  • The Crab Trap
  • Jackacuda’s
  • The Local Market
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

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