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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.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Easy, breezy, beautiful outdoor seating. Fun fish food. Cut ice cream stand just outside”
  • 9 locals recommend
Resort
“Such a beautiful spot at Destin Pass. Lots of family fun. Check calendar of events. Fireworks on Saturday nights.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Cute place to see live entertainment, drinks and the key lime pie is great. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cool place to eat and play for both kids and adults. Kids can feed real alligators.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Located behind the Kayak Experience. You may miss it if you're driving too fast. It's a small hole in the wall joint out of a food truck. This place has THE BEST BURGERS in Destin. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our very favorite lunch spot! Their Cuban sandwich is hands down the best in town; but every single thing on the menu is top notch! They have house made pickles, sauces, juices, rotisserie chickens, and you can mix & match to make your own 6-pack of local beers! The atmosphere is very cozy/homey meets eclectic. It’s one of the areas best kept secrets. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Best place to watch a football game with a big crowd if that's what you are into.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Catch a water taxi from Norriego Beach just across the street form the East Pass tower. This makes it convenient to travel back and forth to Harbor Walk where you will find entertainment, an array of great restaurants and shops. Harbor Walk is the home to many fishing fleets and charters. You may catch the fisherman and charters bringing in their fish catch for the day. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Artsy ambience, fun decor, amazing food and daily live music. Love this place!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“In Destin- World of Beer is located in Destin Commons with tons of other shopping and restaurants. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“American & seafood spot set in a roomy waterfront space stuffed with circus memorabilia. The best sunset views. Pricey, but Dan (the proprietor) knows how to entertain. Good happy hour deals. Watch the boats come in and out of the harbor. harryts.com”
  • 7 locals recommend
Water Park
“Water Park in the heart of Destin much bigger than it looks and is a very fun place to take the family. You can rent a cabana for all day and have shade, seating, space, and privacy for belongings for a server will take food and drink order throughout day and serve at cabana.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Tex-Mex restaurant & bar serving local seafood dishes, classic entrees & margaritas. lapazdestin.com”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite Italian restaurant in town. Great atmosphere.Perfect for birthday party or special events.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Just Chute Me Parasail will take you where you’ve never been before—up to 800 feet of line and up to 400 feet in the air for a breathtaking panoramic view of the beach and surf.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“Very fresh Mexican food. They used to be a food truck and became popular enough to have 2 restaurants. Daily specials.”
  • 6 locals recommend