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, scooters, golf carts and sports equipment, go-kart tracks, miniature golf, parasailing, a Buccaneer pirate cruise, 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, axe throwing, laser tag, float spas, surfing lessons, shopping 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 Choctawhatchee 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 with charter boats and dolphin excursions.

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

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

Where are great places to shop?

Destin Commons: upscale outdoor mall, retailers, restaurants, movie theater, Uncle Buck's "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, restaurant 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, coffee shops and a wine tasting room/gift shop nearby that are walkable, but a little further distance.

What restaurants are kid/teen friendly?

Local favorites include Pompano Joe's, Captain Dave's, Kenny D's, Surf Hut, The Back Porch, Lulu's, AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar, McGuire's, Fudpuckers, Dewey Destin's, The Pancakery, Donut Hole Bakery and Cafe, Whale's Tail, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl, Shrimp Basket, The Crab Trap, Macho Taco, Pedro's Cantina Grill, Pascalli Kitchen, Pepitos Mexican, Burritacos, Dynasty Chinese Cuisine, Fat Celmenza's, Aegan Greek 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.

Kid/teen friendly chain restaurants include Arby's, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Burger King, Carraba's Italian Grill, Chik-Fil-A, Chipotle, Cracker Barrel, Culver's, Dairy Queen Grill, Hardee's, IHOP, Joe's Crab Shack, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald's, Miller's Ale House, Olive Garden, O'Quigley's, Panera Bread, PF Chang's, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Waffle House, Wendy's, Whataburger and many more!

What are dining options for a special evening?

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

Marina Cafe and Louisiana Lagniappe are great options with beautiful harbor views. Beachwalk Cafe at Henderson Park Inn and The Vue on 30A are both gulf front places suitable for a special occasion. Primrose at The Henderson is upscale with water views. Non-waterfront special occasion options include Ruth's Chris; Flemings; Seagar's; The Melting Pot; Ocean Club; Marlin Grill; Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Emeril's Coastal. Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse and Sushi offers a tableside knife and fire show.

The Solaris Yacht is a romantic option with regular lunch and dinner cruises on the nearby Choctawhatchee Bay.

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 Seafood and Oyster Bar, 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, Starbucks, Pascalli Kitchen, Another Broken Egg Cafe, The Pancakery, Bad Ass Coffee, Mama Clemenza's European Cafe, First Watch, Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, Whale's Tail, 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, Maple Street Biscuit Company, IHOP 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.

Which local restaurants specialize in seafood?

Brotula's Seafood House and Steamer, Boshamps, The Back Porch, Pompano Joe's, Captain Dave's, Dewey Destin's, Tailfins Waterfront Grill, AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Marina Cafe, Louisiana Lagniappe, Beachwalk Cafe, The Crab Trap, Surf Hut, Bayou Bill's Crab House and there's many more local places offering fresh seafood. Please check the dress code prior to dining, the seafood establishments range from very casual to upscale.

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 T's Lighthouse, Tailfins, AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar, 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 in Sandestin includes options such as 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 near East Pass/Choctawhatchee Bay in downtown Destin. It is only accessible by appropriate boat or watercraft. It is not safe to attempt to swim to Crab Island under any circumstances. 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. Be aware Crab Island is not always appropriate for families or individuals who want to avoid being around a party type of atmosphere. There are no public restroom facilities available unless included on your boat/water craft. Crab Island may not be suitable for all ages, pets 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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