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Planning a Trip to Destin

Located on a spit of land on the southern edge of the Florida panhandle, Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. This small city is a haven for locals and visitors from abroad; visitors come for the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and world-class fishing. With, you can book your entire trip to Destin, from hotels to tours.

Life in Destin moves at a relaxed pace, and many of the local attractions revolve around the art of taking it easy. Whether you're interested in relaxing on the beaches of the Emerald Coast or hitting the links at the Kelly Plantation golf course, the city has destinations and activities for every budget.

Best time to take a vacation to Destin

  • Although Destin is located in the southern part of the United States, it experiences regular seasons. The best time of year to go is in the spring or fall, when temperatures range from 75F to 85F. Summers are very hot and humid, which can make outdoor activities uncomfortable. In July and August, temperatures frequently reach above 90F. Winters are cold, and temperatures can drop to 40F or lower. If you are booking hotels and flights to Destin in the late spring on, plan in advance to get the best deals.

Insider tips for Destin travel

  • Dolphin Cruises

    Dolphins live off the coast of Destin, and visitors can take ocean cruises to watch them frolicking in the warm waters.


    When you tire of the beach, head to one of the city's many waterparks. Try the Big Kahuna's Waterpark or Shipwreck Island.

    Crab Island

    Join the locals at Crab Island, where people anchor boats and host parties on the beach into the wee hours of the morning.

    Mattie Kelly Park

    For a unique activity, explore the boardwalks at Mattie Kelly Park. The boardwalks wind through the wetlands and offer beautiful views.

    Destin History and Fishing Museum

    Learn about the history of Destin at this popular museum, which features interactive exhibits and an extensive photo archive.

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Destin Vacation Packages

Hotel only $74

1 Wingate by Wyndham Destin

2 stars
4.0 / 5 60 reviews

117 Palm Street Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Destin hotel a good bet for guests who want to work and playThe elegant lobby at the Wingate by Wyndham Destin sets the tone for this sophisticated hotel. Its tasteful rooms with comfortable seating areas and well-lit work areas, and its proximity to the Emerald Coast... More

Hotel only $52

2 Club Destin

3 stars
2.8 / 5 8 reviews

1085 E. HWY 98 Map

Stay 2 Nights, Get the 3rd Free

Club Destin offers affordable family vacation rental condos centrally located in the heart of Destin Florida, between Big Kahunas Water Park and the Track amusement park. We are just minutes from Destin, Floridas famous emerald-green waters and sugary white sand beaches.... More

Hotel only $279

3 Jade East Towers by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

1018 Highway 98 East Map

Save 30% Off

Located in the heart of Destin and directly on the crystal sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Jade East is a favorite resort location. This high-rise condominium features units with gulf-front balconies and incredible views, whirlpools baths, ceramic tile, washer/dryer... More

Hotel only $59

4 Destin Inn and Suites

2 stars
3.3 / 5 16 reviews

713 Harbor Blvd. Map

Destin Inn Suites is a comfortable affordable newly upgraded hotel located in the heart of Destin and convenient to local businesses restaurants attractions. We are located only one mile from the beach and a few steps away from the Shrimp Basket Sea food restaurant. ... More

Hotel only $64

5 Days Inn Destin

2 stars
2.7 / 5 36 reviews

1029 Hwy 98 East Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Destin hotel near beach and other attractions A cozy lobby decorated with antiques, oriental rugs and rock fountain greets guests at the Days Inn Destin. A complimentary breakfast is served in the sunny dining room and the outdoor pool with umbrella-covered tables invite... More

Hotel only $155

6 Sterling Resorts- Sterling Shores

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

1751 Scenic Highway 98 Map

4th Night Free

Sterling Shores is a property with a beach view offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos. Amenities include- 2 large pools, beachside snack bar and grill, wireless Internet, movie theatre with free popcorn, BBQ area, full kitchen, washer and dryer, Jacuzzi tub and unlimited DVD... More

Hotel only $118

7 SunDestin Beach by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
3.5 / 5 37 reviews

1040 Highway 98 East Map

Spacious Destin condominiums offer comfort on the beachA grand, three-story-high lobby greets guests at the SunDestin Beach by ResortQuest. Since the property sits on the beach, there are expansive views of the Gulf from private balconies in every room. Homey units... More

Hotel only $146

8 Pelican Beach Resort by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

1002 Highway 98 E. Map

Pelican Beach is a high-rise condominium resort directly on the beach in the heart of the Destin resort area. The resort is a complete family getaway destination.Spacious one-bedroom two-bathroom apartments feature complete at home comfort including fully equipped... More

Hotel only $97

9 Bayside at Sandestin (Formerly Le Ciel)

3 stars
3.3 / 5 26 reviews

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W Map

Great Amenities- Bikes, Tennis, Kayaks and More!

Relaxing retreat on the Choctawhatchee BayBayside at Sandestin offers guests a relaxing location on the banks of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to the rich mixture woods, leather and fabrics, guests will enjoy fountains, water walls, and pretty views of the bay. The... More

Hotel only $104

10 The Sandestin Village (Formerly The Village of Baytowne Wharf)

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway W Map

Great Amenities- Bikes, Tennis, Kayaks and More!

The Sandestin Village offers guests the opportunity to be located in the heart of the resort activities while secluded in the luxury of their condo rental. The condominiums are peppered with quaint shops, charming eateries, and lively nightspots which make up the Village.... More

Destin highlights

  • Regatta Bay

    If you're interested in golfing, head to the world-class Regatta Bay course, where you can play 18 holes while gazing out at the sea.


    Spend a few hours wandering around the HarborWalk, where you will find everything from independent local businesses to small cafes.

    Paddle the Bay

    Ecotourism is popular in Destin, and a number of companies offer kayak rentals around the harbor.

    Wyland Whaling Wall #88

    This mural by local artist Wyland is one of Destin's most iconic sights. The wall is a popular spot for tourists, who come to take pictures and check out the artist's masterpiece.

    Destin Commons

    Give your wallet a workout at Destin Commons, which boasts over 80 stores in an open-air design.

    Henderson Beach State Park

    If you're traveling with your family, head to this state park, which offers miles of walking trails and plenty of open space to play.

    Dockside Restaurants

    The restaurants that line the docks in Destin specialize in seafood, and you can try everything from fresh fish to local crabs.

    Morning Yoga

    If you're looking to relax, head to the city beach in the early morning to join one of many yoga classes.

    Village of Baytowne Wharf

    For an evening out, spend a few hours on the Baytowne Wharf, where the historic fishing buildings and lighted docks create a romantic atmosphere.


    Destin is famous for its fishing opportunities, and a number of charter boat services are available near the harbor.