Tucked into Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin offers a respite for families to enjoy their vacation with plenty of child-friendly activities from boat tours with dolphin watching or interactive pirate sword fights to adventure parks where kids can interact and learn all about different kinds of marine life
Destin boat tours range from a dolphin watching tour to romantic sunset sailing. Many boat companies also offer day trips with fun activities on board such as family-friendly snorkeling excursions and pirate cruises with interactive sword fights, treasure hunts, and water gun battles.
If you want the kids to learn about Florida's marine life, then a Gulfarium visit is a must-do. The park features sea lions and dolphin shows which are always a hit with the little ones. Little visitors can also play, feed and pet different animals during the park's Animal Encounters sessions which include interacting with the dolphins and snorkeling with the stingrays.
Get out of your Destin Spring Break Hotels and head to Big Kahuna, one of the best places to take the entire family during a spring break vacation. Some of its famous attractions are the Honolulu Half Pipe, water rides, and slides. Guests can also float at Big Kahuna's lazy river as well as enjoy a mini-golf course, park rides, and Big Kahuna's racetrack.
Once a quiet fishing village, Destin transformed into a bustling beach town that dazzles vacationers with its small-town vibe and fantastic outdoor activities like fishing, golfing, and swimming at its pristine beaches. It's also home to a number of excellent Destin Spring Break vacation rentals for a perfect getaway.
Crystal Beach's stunning shoreline is perhaps its most attractive asset with its pristine white sand and the neighboring Okaloosa Island. Most visitors appreciate the beach's cleanliness and free access as well as the pavilion, picnic tables, shower rooms and restrooms.
Renowned as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," Destin has plenty of fishing hotspots where you can try your luck. Usual catches includes bluefish, mackerel, flounder, and pompano.
Wondering where you can master your perfect swing? Destin has a total of four championship golf courses plus a country club and one of the most scenic golf courses in the region. Also, check out some of the favorite local golf courses such as the Kelly Plantation Golf Club and the Emerald Bay.
Florida may be the sunshine state but wet weather is sometimes unavoidable. Don't let a bit of rain dampen your vacation spirit and check out these laid-back yet fun activities that are perfect for a fun day indoors – including shopping, art workshops, and fun rides.
A great alternative if you're visiting the Emerald Coast for spring break is to indulge yourself in some retail therapy. There is a variety of different options to choose from such as open-air complexes, outlet malls, and trendy boutiques. Some very popular shopping establishments include the HarborWalk Village, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and Destin Commons.
Another fun place to go during a rainy day, this recreational center offers visitors a slew of exciting activities from the classic carousel and Ferris wheel to a variety of go-kart tracks based on your skill level, the most up to date video games, fun blaster boats, bumper cars, and thrill rides.
You can add a little bit of sunshine on a rainy day by tapping into your inner creative self. The art center lets you choose a piece of pottery which you can then transform into your own personal piece of art and take home as a lovely memento of your recent vacation. Stencils, stamps and idea books are also provided.