If getting away from a hectic life and relaxing in the peaceful setting of a beautiful beach is what you are yearning for, then Destin is the place to go. With world class sugar white beaches and beautiful emerald green water, Destin provides the atmosphere to make your vacation something special. Destin is located on the Emerald Coast, in Florida. The Emerald Coast, rightly named owing to the crystal clear emerald waters of the sea, along with fine white sand that looks like sugar crystals, makes for a spectacular natural location. In addition to Destin, the Emerald Coast comprises many other famous beaches including Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Panama City, Pensacola Beach and Port St. Joe.
In addition to its popularity as a beach holiday destination, Destin has long been known for its deep sea fishing. Destin is proud to bill itself as “The Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village” and boasts Florida’s large charter-boat fleet including over 140 vessels. A variety of award-winning fish are caught each year including grouper, sailfish, tuna and blue marlin to name just a few. The Destin History & Fishing Museum is definitely worth a trip if you want to learn more about Destin’s heritage. The museum has a renowned exhibit of the fish caught in Destin as well as a large collection of antique fishing rods including one owned by Ernest Hemmingway.
Some of the most popular activities at Destin include diving and snorkeling, dolphin watching, boating, golfing and shopping. Boat cruises are available for up-close viewing of dolphins and other marine life. Numerous excellent public and private golf courses are available in the Destin area. Shopping options include Destin Town Center, an open air town center featuring high-end shopping, and Destin’s HarborWalk featuring shopping, art galleries, restaurants, water sport rentals and boat charters. A sample of additional attractions includes the Big Kahuna Water and Adventure Park and Gator Beach featuring over 100 live alligators. Destin offers delicious seafood and has a range of great restaurants, so you can enjoy a delectable dinner after a beautiful day at the beach.
If Destin has the things that you are looking for on your next vacation, then the time is now to start planning to make it your Destin vacation both memorable and affordable. Picking a great holiday vacation rental home or condo that provides the privacy, flexibility and amenities that are not available with traditional resorts and hotels is a great start to ensuring you have the type of vacation that will you will remember for a lifetime. Vacation rental accommodations in Destin are vast with thousands of properties to choose from. Accommodations range from 8 bedroom beachfront homes perfect for large groups and extended family vacations; to modest beachfront studios providing an excellent option for budget conscious couples. No matter what option you choose, the world class beaches and attractions of Destin will be waiting outside of your door.