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Destin Activities and Restaurants

Welcome to the World's Luckiest Fishing Village and home of the most beautiful white sand beaches!! You've chosen an amazing beach destination for your vacation and you will leave with a suitcase full of wonderful memories. 

We've put together a list of fantastic local restaurants and things to do for you here to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Restaurants

Dewey Destin's Seafood Restaurants 

-On the bay: 9 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, FL 32541

-On the harbor: 202 Harbor Blvd., Destin, FL 32541


McGuire's Irish Pub (Make sure to leave a dollar on the wall!)

-33 US Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541


Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House (great option for kids to play outside!)

-414 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Donut Hole Bakery and Cafe (the biggest cinnamon rolls you've ever seen!!)

-635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Harry T's 

-46 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar

-116 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Brotula's Seafood House and Steamer 

-210D Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Margaritaville

-76 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Harbor Docks (great sushi!!)

-538 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


Callahan's Restaurant and Deli (great spot for lunch, huge portions)

-791 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541


The Local Market (breakfast and lunch)

-950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541


La Paz Restaurante and Cantina (dinner)

-950 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541


Shrimp Basket (great causal option, delicious food)

-711 US Hwy 98, Destin, FL


The Pancakery (breakfast and lunch)

-960 US Hwy 98, Suite 104, Destin, FL 32541


Jackacuda's Seafood and Sushi

-36120 Emerald Coast Pwky, Destin FL 32541


Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

-14059 Emerald Coast Pwky, Destin, FL 32541


Joe's Crab Shack

-14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541


Crab Trap 

-3500 Scenic Hwy 98 E, Destin, FL 32550


Fudpucker's (You can feed and hold alligators!!)

-20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541


LuLu's (Another great location with kids)

-4607 Legendary Marina Dr, Destin, FL 32541


Pompano Joe's

-2237 Scenic Gulf Dr, Destin FL 32550


Louisiana Lagniappe 

-775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541


Crackings (breakfast and lunch)

-979 US Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541

Crab Island

If you've talked to anyone about Destin, you've likely heard of Crab Island. Believe it or not, Crab Island is not an island at all. It is a submerged sand bar in the water near the Destin Harbor that has been a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike for many, many years. 

Crab Island is only accessible by boat. DO NOT try to swim from either shore as the currents surrounding the "island" can be strong at times. Renting a pontoon boat from one of the local vendors is the easiest way to access the area. You can typically rent either a full or half day, depending on how long you'd like to stay. Other companies also offer cruises and shuttle boats to the area, so we've included some contact info for you below. It is highly recommended that you book your boat rental or excursion in advance to ensure your dates don't sell out, especially around holidays and during the summer/spring break time frames.


Pontoon Rentals:

Xtreme H2O

  7 Calhoun Ave, Destin 

  (850) 978-3060


Boogies Watersports

  16 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 654-4497


Wet-N-Wild Watersports

  105 Calhoun Ave, Destin

  (850) 243-2628


Luther's Pontoon

  200 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 650-8733


Dockside Watersports

  390 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 428-3313


Gilligan's Watersports

  530 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 650-9000



Crab Island Excursions:

Crab Island Cruises

  770 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 450-3307


Crab Island Shuttle Boat and Adventure Tour

  300 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 733-7434


Smile-N-Wave Sailing Adventure

  404 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 368-5921


Crab Island Water Taxi

  (850) 317-8600

Thing To Do

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park

-No trip to Destin is complete without a trip to the water park, so much for kids and adults alike! The park typically opens for weekends during spring break, then 7 days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with additional weekends in September.

*Tip: Arrive before the 10am open time to maximize your time at the park without crowds.

  1007 US Hwy 98, Destin

  (850) 837-8319


Deep Sea Fishing

They don't call Destin 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village' for nothing! There are endless options of boats to charter whether you are looking for a quick family trip to catch a few fish or an overnight adventure to try to reel in the big one. We've listed a few options below but feel free to wander the docks at the Destin harbor to find plenty more options.

-Destin Princess and Destiny Party Boat

 (Great for families!)

  210 Harbor Blvd

  (850) 837-5088

-Charter Boat Outta Line

  210 Harbor Blvd

  (850) 837-2320

-Swoop Deep Sea Fishing

  66 Harbor Blvd

  (850) 337-8250

-Charter Boat Finest Kind

  10 Harbor Blvd

  (850) 837-6800


Pontoon/JetSki Rentals

-Xtreme H2O

  7 Calhoun Ave, Destin 

  (850) 978-3060

-Boogies Watersports

  16 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 654-4497

-Wet-N-Wild Watersports

  105 Calhoun Ave, Destin

  (850) 243-2628

-Luther's Pontoon

  200 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 650-8733

-Dockside Watersports

  390 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 428-3313

-Gilligan's Watersports

  530 Harbor Blvd, Destin

  (850) 650-9000


Seablaster 

The Seablaster offers different options for dolphin cruises, sunset cruises and snorkeling! 

60 Harbor Blvd

(850) 654-6888


Snorkeling

-Destin Snorkel

10 Harbor Blvd

(850) 269-2329


The Track

Amusement park with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars & boats, kids' rides & arcade. (Check their website funatthetrack.com for ticket specials before you go!)

1125 US Hwy 98

(850) 654-4668


Fat Daddy's Arcade 

(Check their website at fatdaddysarcade.com/pages/buy for ticket specials before you go!)

20009 US Hwy 98

(850) 424-6021


Destin Commons

Outdoor shopping mall with lots of retailers, dining and an AMC movie theater. Located near the Mid Bay Bridge

4100 Legendary Dr


Harborwalk Village

-Harborwalk Village offers several restaurants, shopping, entertainment and even zip lines and a rock climbing wall for kids. You'll definitely want to spend at least one evening here during your stay.

-Fireworks will be displayed every Thursday night between Memorial Day and Labor Day and this is an excellent spot to watch them!



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