Along Florida's Emerald Coast, so named because of its brilliant green waters and fine, powdery white sands, lies the beach resorts of Destin. If you decide for oceanfront lodging in the beach resorts of Destin, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico is in your front yard, while Choctawhatchee Bay is in your back yard. Either side of Destin you choose to stay - in vacation rentals like condos, apartments, homes, villas, cabins or cottages - the sun will lift your spirits on a vacation getaway. Generally, if no major event is happening in Destin, Florida, Fort Walton Beach and other places surrounding Destin have a variety of activities and shows you'll like. A sampling of the events and shows include: Sprint Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade, Kid's Kitemaking, Destin YMCA Poker Run, Independence Day parades and fireworks, the annual NW Florida Daily News Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic, Emerald Coast Exotic Bird Fair and Supply Sale, Festa Italiana, 9/11 Memorial Run, A Fort Walton Victorian Christmas, Candle Light Christmas, Mardi Gras on the Island, opera, jazz and theatrical performances, and much more. Nearly 200 restaurants are in the area. Destin has beach resorts known for fishing, so there is a virtual rainbow of different types of fish to dine on. Besides seafood, there are an infinite variety of foods. Of course, a renowned destination like Destin, Florida, is dotted with a large number of vacation rentals - oceanfront homes, condos, apartments, villas, cabins and cottages. Lodging amenities are mostly luxurious, so start planning now your next vacation in Destin, Florida.
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In Destin, Florida, the first attraction is the beach and Destin takes extra care of its beaches. Strict rules apply. Sea turtles are protected. And the town is constantly restoring and nourishing its beaches. The sand looks sugary enough to tempt you to taste! When you have found lodging into vacation rentals like oceanfront homes, condos, villas, apartments, cabins or cottages, settled in the beach resorts of Destin, Florida, you can rest assured you won't have to contend with crowding, pollution, and short beaches. Several parks along the gulf and Choctawhatchee Bay are designed specifically for the visitor in mind. Whether you want to rent a retired military cabin, launch your boat, or lie out and get a solid tan, check out these park resorts: Henderson Beach State Park, James Lee Park, Clement Taylor Park, Destin Army Recreation Center, Joe's Bayou, and more. Two marinas are perfect for shopping, dining, and shipping off to and through the East Pass: Harborwalk Marina and East Pass Marina. For kids, Big Kahuna Waterpark has water slides, a wave pool, 250 foot waterfall, tropical golf, grand prix racing, and thrill rides. Or kids may enjoy the Track Recreation Center, which has go-karts, bumper cars and boats, mini-golf, arcade, bungee jumping, and more. For the thrills of holding and feeding alligators in a safe environment, Gator Beach is free to the public. Enrich your mind with science, history, and Destin's unique perspective on fishing. Destin's History and Fishing Museum has walls adorned by numerous mounted fish and old-time fishing rods. One notable rod that Ernest Hemingway used is constructed of split bamboo. The Old Post Office Museum is another stop for the history buff.
Destin is first and foremost a fishing town. And because it is on the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, and the weather is temperate, you'll be hard-pressed to come home empty handed. All things water related may entice you: boating, dolphin watching, joyriding, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, wave running and parasailing; surfing, kite-surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and basking in the sun in the sand next to the vast gulf and horizon. On land, there's tennis, golf, bicycling, jogging, and fun activities for the kids. With a title like "World's Luckiest Fishing Village", you'll see how true that is. Lodging in oceanfront vacation rentals in Destin, Florida, is the ideal starting-off point for an adventure in the high seas. Families will grow fond of the valuable homes in which they stay. Beach resorts of Destin are quintessential Florida, without many of the hassles. Staying into one of the many available vacation rentals like homes, condos, apartments, villas, cabins or cottages you can enjoy this beautiful town in the Florida panhandle.