Area Attractions

Area Attractions Destin - Miramar Beach in NW Florida

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What activities are in the Destin area?

Harborwalk Village in the heart of Destin offers restaurants, specialty shops, boat tours and fishing charters, plus nightlife and live entertainment

There are a wide range of activities for all ages, budgets and abilities. There are local and state parks, public golf courses, water parks, miniature golf, rentals of almost any kind of water, bike, golf carts and sports equipment, go-kart tracks, miniature golf, boat charters, fishing and fishing charters, dolphin boat tours, helicopter tours, bowling, movie theaters, live entertainment, a Gulfarium, sand castle lessons, bowling, salons and spas, a float spa, surfing lessons and much more. You can even book a luxury picnic on the beach from vendors such as Destin Luxe Picnics. The Solaris Yacht is another fun option with regular lunch and dinner cruises on the nearby Choctowatchee Bay.

I'm new to the area, where is a good place to start for an overview of Destin?

Harborwalk Village is in downtown Destin and offers shops, restaurants, live entertainment, activities for all ages and there's also a marina.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf in the Sandestin area features shops, restaurants, live entertainment, activities for all ages and also has a marina with boat slips.

Both places host festivals and special events on a regular basis.

Where are great places to shop?

Destin Commons: upscale outdoor mall, retailers, restaurants, movie theater, "underwater" bowling, free parking garage

Silver Sands Premium Outlets: 110 designer and name brand retailers, plus restaurants, a children's play area and free parking

Grand Boulevard: in Sandestin, upscale outdoor mall, retailers, boutiques, restaurants, movie theater, free parking

Shoppes at Paradise Isle: 23 retail stores, restaurants, free parking

The Shoppes at Paradise Key: retail shops, restaurants, free parking

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Grand Boulevard in Sandestin offers upscale shopping, restaurants and a movie theater

What rainy day activities are nearby?

Fudpucker's live alligators and arcade, movie theaters, therapeutic massage, salons and spas, nail salons, float therapy, retail shopping, Uncle Bucks "underwater bowling," Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade, the Gulfarium, and more.

What restaurants are closest to Maravilla Resort?

Three popular restaurants are a walkable distance to Maravilla 2411: Pompano Joe's and Captain Dave's are gulf front and Kenny D's is directly across the street from the gulf. There are more restaurants nearby that are walkable, but a little further distance.

What restaurants are kid-friendly?

Local favorites include Pompano Joe's, Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Surf Hut, The Back Porch, Lulu's, AJ's, McGuire's, Fudpuckers, Dewey Destin's, The Pancakery, Donut Hole Bakery and Cafe, and Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and The Crab Trap plus there's many national, regional and specialty breakfast, lunch and dessert/ice cream shops, fast food restaurants, pizza places, and much more. Food trucks are located throughout the area including Harborwalk Village and Seaside, Florida.

What are dining options for a special evening?

Marina Cafe overlooking Destin Harbor is a popular choice for locals and visitors

Marina Cafe, Louisiana Lagniappe, Brotula's and Boshamps have beautiful harbor views, Beachwalk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn, The Vue on 30A is gulf front. Primrose at The Henderson has water views. Non-waterfront options include Ruth's Chris; Flemings; Seagar's; The Melting Pot; Ocean Club; Marlin Grill; Tommy Bahama and Emeril's Coastal. Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi offers a tableside knife and fire show.

Where can I go to a sports bar?

Miller's Ale House, O'Quigley's, Tailfins, Landsharks Pizza, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Hooters, AJ's, Harry T's Lighthouse, Island Wing Company, The Craft Bar - Destin, McGuire's Irish Pub, Coyote Ugly Saloon and more.

What are breakfast options in the area?

Crackings, Donut Hole Bakery and Cafe, Another Broken Egg Cafe, The Pancakery, Bad Ass Coffee, Mama Clemenza's European Cafe, First Watch, Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Kwench Juice, Destination Little Donuts, Camille's at Crystal Beach, The Local Market, Cafe Destin, Mary's Kitchen, East Pass Coffee Company, Capriccio Cafe, Rutherford's 465, The Breakfast Table Cafe and more, plus numerous fast food restaurants.

What ice cream establishments are in the area?

The Yard Milkshake Bar; Ice Cream Shoppe; Dippin Dots; Bruster's Real Ice Cream; Kilwin's; The Cone Ice Cream; Shakes Frozen Custard; Marble Slab Creamery; Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream; Baskin Robbin's; Dairy Queen and more.

Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin is popular for restaurants, shops, live entertainment and events, nightlife and festivals

Can you give an idea of where to go for nightlife?

There are many options at Harborwalk Village in downtown Destin or Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

Harborwalk Village and surrounding area has options including Harry Ts Lighthouse, Tailfins, AJ's, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Fish Heads Bar and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Boathouse Oyster Bar is located nearby and iconic McGuire's Irish Pub is across the street.

Village of Baytowne Wharf options include Hammerheads, Rum Runners and The Village Door with live entertainment and a dance floor.

What is Crab Island? Crab Island is not an island, but is actually a popular seasonal sandbar within the water of Choctawatchee Bay near downtown Destin. It is only accessible by appropriate boat or watercraft. It is not safe to attempt to swim to Crab Island. Before you go, research the available options to get to/from Crab Island as well as what to expect regarding safety, families, children, pets, costs, availability of food, water, ice. There are no public restroom facilities available unless included on your boat/water craft. Crab Island may not be suitable for all ages or guests.

What airports are nearby? For more travel information, visit our Airport Information page. In addition to regional airports, rental vehicles and private transportation is available. It is recommended to make your travel arrangements far in advance, especially during peak season, which is March through August.

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Note: General information and links provided on this page are for informational purposes only and in no way represent any endorsement or vetting of the businesses and venues. It is the customer's responsibility to assume all risk regarding hiring services or goods.

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