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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Shopping Mall
“Great selection right across from our neighborhood. Movie theater, bowling alley, park fir kids and even summer fountains to play. Great place for shopping and eating options. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Best steak, burgers, and a little of everything on the menu. Great environment!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Resort
“Numerous restaurants and bars along the water. It's a great place to get out and bar hop. They often have live bands on the harbor walk and usually in some of the eateries.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Beach
“do you want to get away from crowded beaches? this is the spot for you. pay a small fee to gain access to one of the nicest beach on the Emerald Coast. Only 10 miles from your stay”
  • 43 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“AMC movies is located in Destin Commons Mall and Uncle Buck's Bowling is all in this area.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Water Park
“Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park is right across the street from Pelican Beach Resort. It has lots of water activities with a wave pool, water slides, lazy river, kids play areas, miniature golf!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood in Destin hands down! The restaurant is awesome and very enjoyable atmosphere!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Fun for all ages 17 minutes away -- go-karts, mini golf, blaster boats, thrill rides, kiddie rides and more. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Whole Foods is just across the highway. It is so convenient to get to and a great place to grab a few groceries or pizza. It's our family's favorite pizza place!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Tons of shopping, dining, adventure things like a rock climbing wall and a zip line. They even have a free fall! (Don't freak out. Jumping is the hardest part. You don't fall super fast.)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great local place. Good food and drinks. Music on Sundays. Walking distance from property. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“I enjoy the Amber Jack, Suzan enjoys the Grouper! The Gulf view is fabulous.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The original and best seafood in Destin. The harborside location is good too!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
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“The donuts here are great as is the key lime pie! It's also a restaurant a la Denny's but better food. ”
  • 19 locals recommend