Fun in the Sun for Your Day at the Beach!

Best Destin Beach Activities for Kids

Are you traveling to the beach with kids? If yes, it is always best to plan ahead and have some ideas on how to occupy their time while you relax in the sun. There are tons of beach activities out there for kids of all ages. You are sure to find one that every child your traveling group enjoys. Also, if you are a return traveler to the Destin area, it is a great idea to keep these activities stowed away for next year’s trip! That way these activities are looked forward to each time you visit the beach. We have listed some of the best Destin beach activities for kids below.

Best Destin Beach Activities for Kids

Two Girls Playing at the Ocean

  • Throw the football – Get the right sized football for your age group and they can throw back and forth for hours.
  • Frisbee – Throwing the frisbee while knee deep in the water is a great way to stay cool and active.
  • Paddle Ball – How many times can you hit it without it touching the sand?
  • Build Sandcastles – This is especially great for the little ones and to make it even more fun, have a competition of who can build the most elaborate castle.
  • Inflatables – For those who can’t yet swim, bring an inflatable boat and fill it with saltwater so they can splash around.
  • Fly a Kite – Visit our friends at Kitty Hawk Kites for a fun and interactive beach activity.

We can promise that these are the best Destin beach activities for kids. If you are hoping to take a late summer/early fall vacation, time is ticking on reserving your stay! People are so excited to come to the beach this year, and lucky for us summer weather is extended into the fall along the Gulf Coast. Click here to view a variety of vacation homes and condos in Destin, FL.

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Grill Out at Your Vacation Rental

Best Grilling Recipes for Your Family Vacation to the Beach

The majority of vacation condos and homes in Destin offer community or private grills. Because of this, you will have the option of staying in and grilling instead of going out for dinner. Choose a vacation rental with a fully equipped kitchen and you are set to whip up a delicious meal your family will love. There may be some meals that you automatically think of when you are planning to grill during your stay. However, we have listed some other grilling recipes for your family vacation that you may not have thought of. All of these recipes are child proof so even the pickiest eaters in your family will enjoy grill night!

If you are looking to take a trip to the beach, click here to find a variety of vacation rentals in Destin, FL. Keep in mind, summer is almost completely booked up! However, there is still room in late summer or early fall.Best Grilling Recipes for Your Family Vacation to the Beach

The Basics

The recipes listed below are exactly what you might imagine when you plan for a grilled meal. Super simple, easy to cook, and practically no cleanup. You probably have already become a master at the recipes below, but maybe during vacation, think of ways to spice them up.

  • Hamburgers and Hotdogs
  • Steak and potatoes – Have you ever thought about grilling your potatoes instead of baking them?
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob – Add Parmesean…adds the perfect flavor!
  • Grilled Chicken – Try adding a new spice to the chicken to change up your meal.

Branch Out While on Vacation!

Ever think you could grill a chicken quesadilla? It is delicious! Grilling most anything adds a smokey flavor that baking or pan frying can’t quite accomplish. The recipes below are buildable (allowing your kids to participate in the fun) and will add variety to your meal plan. Vacation is the perfect time to try something new, and who knows you could find a new staple dinner for your family!

  • Chicken, steak, and vegetable fajitas – Add all of your favorite fajita ingredients to a sheet of tin foil and place on the grill.
  • Skewers – Chicken and vegetables skewers are perfect for kids because they can skewer their favorite veggies.
  • Fruit – This is great for dessert! Peaches, pineapple, and so much more. Top it with vanilla ice cream for a tasty treat.
  • Tenderloin – Add some cool spices such as brown sugar or sriracha.

Do you have a favorite recipe you grill when you visit the beach with your family? We hope you find inspiration in these grilling recipes for your family vacation. If you feel like going out instead of staying in, visit the Dining in Destin page on our website for a list of delicious restaurants in the area.

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Reel in Excitement with a Fishing Excursion

Book a Fishing Charter in Destin!

There are so many exciting activities in Destin to choose from, but one of our favorites is going fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. If you have visited Destin before then you may already know that Destin is considered the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village! There are tons of different species available for you to catch, depending on what season you visit, and it is always a guaranteed good time. We have listed a couple tips and tricks of how best to book a fishing charter in Destin for your group!Fishing Charter in Destin

Half Day vs. Full Day

When you book a fishing charter, you will have the choice of doing a full day or half day trip. We have found that a half day is perfect for families or group of friends. However, if your party exceeds 7-8 people, you might want to consider a full day. This way, everyone has time behind a reel. Another important thing to consider is if you have younger group members, it could be a long day for them. Younger kids would probably do better with a half day trip.

What to Bring

You will be active the entire trip, so it is easy to forget to reapply sunscreen. One helpful tip is to wear a long sleeve shirt and hat. That way, less skin is exposed to the sun, and you won’t have to reapply as often. Also, make sure you bring plenty of water. Have a cooler packed full of waters for everyone in your group. It is even useful to pack a couple snacks for your trip.

Who to Book With

Destin is packed full of charters that are ready and excited to take people deep sea fishing. We have three captains that we know and trust! You will love fishing aboard their boat and hopefully come home with a heavy haul!

Book a fishing charter in Destin, FL today! Our website is home to even more vacation inspiration on area activities and things to do in Destin.

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