Putting a deliberate pause on the hustle and bustle of daily life by planning a refreshing vacation to Destin, Florida can be a wonderful way to reset both the mind and body. This delightful destination situated on the scenic northwest coast of Florida is filled with opportunities for rest and relaxation under the warm southern sun. That being said, making time to attend to your physical fitness during a Destin getaway is also an invigorating option. Fitness enthusiasts will find that the appealing landscape offers up much in the way of challenging and inspiring options for getting out and about while toning too! When you’re ready to plan a Destin fitness lover’s journey, be sure to add these activities to the must-try list.

Enjoy a Run along James Lee Beach

Running at home is one thing, running along the shoreline soaking up the sun and beautiful views of the waves is quite another. Those that find their fitness Zen while pounding the pavement will want to make sure to give their feet a treat by planning for a run or two along James Lee Beach while they’re in town. Whether you lace up or go barefoot, the soft white sand of this well-loved stretch of coast is an inviting challenge that comes with the reward of options to settle in afterward and treat yourself to sunbathing.

Go for a Swim at Henderson Beach State Park

Situated at 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Henderson Beach State Park is a fantastic locale within the parameters of Destin that offers up scenic beauty ranging from 30-foot dunes and blue waves to sugar-white sands, walking trails, and more. While this locale is fun to explore, it’s also the perfect place to jump in the water for a reinvigorating swim. The waters are gentle and clear in this area, providing a natural pool of opportunity for the Destin fitness enthusiast looking to get their heart rate up in a setting that inspires.

Hike Your Way to Destin Fitness

Hiking is one of the best forms of exercise for the individual that values increasing their heart rate and moving their body while enjoying spectacular views and encounters with nature too. All of this and more can be achieved by jumping out of the water at Henderson Beach State Park and lacing up your boots to hit the Henderson Beach Nature Trail. This route is just under a mile long and is used for running, hiking, and strolling. The path is relatively level, making it a good option for all age groups and if you’re in town with your canine companion, he or she is welcome on the path too as long as they’re leashed.

Bike Your Way to Fun

Sometimes, the best way to get in shape while still having fun on vacation is to rent a bike and explore the terrain on two wheels. There are plenty of options to do exactly that during your trip to Destin. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, biking is a great way to set your own pace, enjoy your surroundings and partake in an activity that’s undeniably good for your mind and body. Nearby bike rental companies that cater to all types of cycling adventures in and around Destin include Rent Gear Here, Sweet Escape Rentals, and Coastal Cruisers just to name a few. Between the state parks and beach pathways that run through Destin, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a bike route that matches your preferences.

Try Snorkeling to Elevate Your Heart Rate

Destin Snorkel promises to be your ultimate partner when you have your sights set on a fitness escape to Destin but want to get under the waves as well. Destin Snorkel is a one stop shop for all things snorkeling fun, which also happens to be an activity that requires a lot of energy and effort to keep up with! While you’re admiring everything from tropical fish and sea turtles to some amazing underwater foliage, you’ll be burning calories and getting that heart rate elevated in true Destin style.

Yoga on the Beach

Yoga is a staple in many fitness enthusiasts’ lineup of activities, but there’s something wonderful about taking a practice to the beach. Destin is known for its sugar-white sands and emerald waves that provide the perfect backdrop of tranquility for making the most of your Yoga flow. Let the breeze help you focus and the sound of the waves define your mental state when you practice yoga on the beach during your next fitness getaway this direction.

Dine Healthy

Following up your fitness in Destin with a restaurant stop that encourages your body to continue its health quest is a must! Head over to Formula Fresh Superfood Bar in Destin Commons when you can’t wait to enjoy everything from a cold-pressed juice and acai bowl or a mouthwatering smoothie made from real fruits and sprinkled with helpful proteins. This healthy stop is open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm daily and the staff on-site are more than willing to make recommendations when you’re not sure where to start, but want something your body will thank you for.

Enjoy the Getaway

Whether you’re looking forward to exercising, resting, or dining your way through a Destin stay, the team at Five Star Properties is always here to make sure you have a vacation rental in place to match. Contact us today for more information and to begin planning your trip.