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Popular Google Questions About Destin

Where do you fly into to go to Destin, Florida?

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is the closest airport to Destin. It’s located just 16 miles away in Valparaiso. Airlines flying into VPS include Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines. This answer needs updating. As of February, 2021, Southwest Airlines now serves VPS.

What is the best month to go to Destin, Florida?

The best time to visit Destin is in April and May when the water is warm, the sun is shining and the temperatures are comfortable (expect highs in the mid-70s and 80s). If you visit any earlier, you risk cooler weather and chilly water. A summer trip will put you among the crowds and the peak prices. We would update this answer to include all the fall months. The weather is wonderful, the crowds are smaller, plus there are usually numerous local festivals. It’s a perfect time for a beach vacation to Destin, FL. The holidays have also become very popular times for family gatherings at the beach.

Why is Destin so popular?

Snuggled against the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, Destin is rightfully famed for its sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters. And due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” You can find charter boat captains here


Are there alligators in Destin, Florida?

Over 80 live alligators have been spotted in the center of Destin. Don’t worry it’s safe! Gator Beach is located beneath Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill and has Free admission year round. There are a series of gator shows each day in which a gator handler answers questions and provides an interactive experience.

A public sighting is rare in the Florida panhandle, but alligators can be found in Florida in fresh and brackish bodies of water — including lakes, rivers, canals and golf course ponds. 

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