Vacation Rental Owner’s Recommendations for Destin

You will see other blog posts here but these are our own recommendations in the area during your stay. You can also have huge savings by using the bookings system of our provide HERE.

We strongly recommend a visit to Destin Marina and Harborwalk Village; there are nice restaurants with a view (AJ’s is the most famous one), kids activities as well as water sports. At nights, you can check if they have fireworks. Sunset is great.

We also recommend the Dolphin tour. We heard that morning tours are much better. You may see the dolphins up close also with the Jet Ski’s. There are 4-5 tour operators for the dolphin tours at the Destin Marina. You can click HERE to book.

You can rent Pontoons for around $150-250 with your car driver license and sail around the Crab Island (under the bridge) or around. You can click HERE to book.

Henderson Beach State Park is a park with limited facilities (restrooms, grill area) but a nice beach. Topsail Hill State park is a further and larger national park, where you can walk in the woods or rent bikes around the lakes and to the shore. Entrance is from W County Hwy 30A. Bike rental closes at 5 o’clock but you can drop your bikes back when they are closed.

Visit Village of Baytowne Wharf preferably at night, there are kid’s activities, a large playground as well as great restaurants and shopping. There is live music and entertainment too. Also do not miss the fireworks. Sunset if also great.

If you like playing golf, HERE is a package for you.

Our favorite restaurants are Back Porch, Crab Trap, Acme Oyster House, Bayou Bill’s Crab House, Stinky’s Fish Camp and Aegean (Greek). Another Broken Egg Café across the street is great for breakfast.

Highly recommend installing Nowait app to your phone. You can enter your name while you are at the condo and avoid long waitlist in restaurants where reservations are not accepted.

We also recommend a visit to the Silver Sands Premium Outlets, 8 miles to the east. They sell designer brands at a discount.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure ParkBig Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park HERE

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