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Get ready to experience the natural beauty of Florida's Emerald Coast, where the sand is as fine as sugar and the Gulf waters are aquarium clear and emerald green. These unspoiled surroundings foster life-long memories of family vacations and unforgettable getaways.


Located in the Florida Panhandle, the City of Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the 7th century A.D. Just a glimpse of the Old Destin Post Office Museum, located across from the library, gives evidence of what the town looked like in the 19th Century. The city is known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village", and one of the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleets in the state of Florida docks at the Destin Harbor. However, fishing is just one of many wonderful things to see and do in this tranquil but exciting Panhandle town. Recreational opportunities abound, including golf, tennis and a variety of water sports, such as diving and snorkeling. The 100 Fathom curve draws closer to Destin than any other spot in Florida providing the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf.


No visit to Destin is complete without a visit to watch the playful dolphins dance. These amazing animals display mesmerizing grace and unabashed playfulness as they tumble and twirl within the breeding ground of the shallows along the Santa Rosa Sound and Destin Harbor. Free dune-side seating is provided courtesy of Mother Nature. Why not bring a camera for an unforgettable memory? If you prefer, sightseeing cruises are offered at the marina, offering visitors another way to get up close to the dolphins.


Destin has a moderate climate year round due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and its western Florida location, making anytime of year good for visiting. The city is one of many in the area to host a multitude of visiting spring-breakers in late February and during the entire month of March. It’s an event for the young and the young at heart.


For a day of family fun, you may want to visit the Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park. This large water themed park offers more than 40 exciting water attractions and includes three tropical mini golf courses, two wild and fast go-kart tracks and three high-thrill rides.

No matter what time of year you visit, Destin has some wonderful and unique annual events to experience as well. From the Mullet Toss, to concerts in the park, to a holiday boat parade, there is something to make you smile, make you laugh, and make you want to come back for more. So take a break from the daily routine, sit back, sip a cool drink and enjoy the warm Florida sun, Destin style.

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