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Things to do in Destin

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
“Outdoor shopping mall with Belk, IMAX theatre, Bass Pro Shop, and Stay Fountain for kids to play in.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Water Park
“Biggest outdoor water park in the US I believe? Maybe that’s a rumor but it sure feels like it! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“There isn't an item on this menu that isn't delicious. An Irish Wake is a must and yiu get to keep the glass and take it home! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are in Destin and walking on the harbor, stop in and visit AJ's and enjoy local music and food. Upstairs bar late night has great entertainment.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Beach
“Same emerald beaches of Destin protected as a state park. The park has pavilions and restrooms. There is a nominal fee to enter the park.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Beautiful outdoor shopping mall with 95 shops and restaurants plus AMC Theatre with IMAX and Bass Pro Shop with classes for kids.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Resort
“Lots of fabulous restaurants, shops, bars, views of the harbor, jet ski rentals, boat rentals, parasailing, fishing charters. So much fun ! ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Locally sourced Southern-style seafood served in a casual setting with ocean views & 2 full bars.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Racetrack
“The Track is fun for everyone! They have arcades. go carts , rides for kids, putt putt golf, and a bungie drop. During the Summer they stay open late, but usually close at 9 pm.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“My personal favorite restaurant for the freshest seafood and sushi - they have non-seafood options as well. Their thai food at lunch like friend rice is also amazing. Full service bar. Outdoor seating options right on the Harbor.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Another favorite restaurant. A great menu with seafood, steak, chicken, pizza and sushi. Something for everyone. Open for dinner onnly.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of our favorite restaurants in town with a great play place for kids on the beach. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“The City of Destin's Harbor Boardwalk stretches nearly a quarter of a mile along beautiful Destin Harbor, providing increased access to the waterfront and preserving the harbor’s unique character. It offers great memories with fishing, dolphin cruises, water sport rentals, zip lining, shopping, nightlife, marina, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants and shopping boutiques. Navarre is the quiet and uncrowded beach right between all that Destin and Pensacola have to offer in the way of dining, nightlife, shopping, and activities. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is a unique experience. Great food, Fried Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, Stuffed Shrimp, Fish, Oysters, Crab patties and so much more. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Good IMAX Theater in town and they now have a new theater with recling seats.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great outdoor atmosphere with daily specials along the Destin Harbor scene. ”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“There isn't an item on this menu that isn't delicious. An Irish Wake is a must and yiu get to keep the glass and take it home! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are in Destin and walking on the harbor, stop in and visit AJ's and enjoy local music and food. Upstairs bar late night has great entertainment.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Resort
“Lots of fabulous restaurants, shops, bars, views of the harbor, jet ski rentals, boat rentals, parasailing, fishing charters. So much fun ! ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Locally sourced Southern-style seafood served in a casual setting with ocean views & 2 full bars.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“My personal favorite restaurant for the freshest seafood and sushi - they have non-seafood options as well. Their thai food at lunch like friend rice is also amazing. Full service bar. Outdoor seating options right on the Harbor.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Another favorite restaurant. A great menu with seafood, steak, chicken, pizza and sushi. Something for everyone. Open for dinner onnly.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite restaurants in town with a great play place for kids on the beach. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is a unique experience. Great food, Fried Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp, Stuffed Shrimp, Fish, Oysters, Crab patties and so much more. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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