Designing just the right getaway to both restore the mind and body as well as reinvigorate the senses begins with setting your vacation sights on the delightful destination of Destin, Florida. Here, visitors will find that the sun is hot, the sand is white and the waves are blue and inviting. Between the many outdoor adventures waiting to be had, Destin is also a place to make the most of extraordinary shopping and dining adventures too. No matter how you prefer to savor your stay, a 30-day journey to Destin promises to have plenty to keep you inspired. Here are a few ideas for making the absolute most of your month trip to Destin.

Outdoor Fun in Destin

Destin is a destination where the great outdoors never ceases to thrill. Those who love to get out on the water will find that Destin Harbor is a great place to rent a boat for the day or make the most of guided tour options leaving right from the convenience of the attached docks. Wet N Wild Watersports is another premier provider of outdoor adventure opportunities and those looking for a sky-high adventure won’t want to miss out on the parasailing fun. Partner up with Crab Island Cruises for a chance to get close to some of the area’s spectacular wildlife or book a deep-sea fishing charter when you’re hoping to reel in the next big catch of the day in coastal style during your Destin vacation.

If you’re truly the type of traveler that’s looking to make the most of every opportunity to get outside, savor the sights and explore, a stop at Henderson Beach State Park is an absolute must while you’re visiting. This beautiful park is located at 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway and provides visitors with a sprawling stretch of land and shoreline to enjoy. Make your way to the beach when you’re in the mood for some serious sunbathing and enjoy catching rays while savoring views of blue waves gently rolling in to meet the chalk-white sands. This park is perhaps most notorious for its dunes which can rise up to 30 feet and create a dynamic terrain that’s best captured on film when it’s not being enjoyed with your own eyes. The waters at the Henderson State Park Beach are ideal for swimming when you find yourself here on a hot afternoon and could use some cooling off. Get a closer look at what calls the water home by bringing your snorkel gear with you!

If you’re looking to expand on your outdoor itinerary further, don’t forget to bring hiking boots and hit the nearby Henderson Beach Nature Trail. This path is no more than a mile in total but provides a wonderful place to walk, jog or run your way through an afternoon in a setting that’s decidedly scenic. During your walk or run, take time to enjoy views of the dunes, foliage, and likely both migratory and local birds that hang out in these areas and are worth bringing binoculars to observe.

Shopping Experiences to Enjoy

For those that can’t wait to sprinkle some shopping fun into their 30-day trip to Destin, starting at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a good bet. From souvenir shops to apparel and a bit of everything in between, this scenic locale is dotted with delightful boutique stores that are sure to please. The Destin Commons is another great choice when it comes to a wide variety of retailers to choose from that are not only unique but settled within an open-air mall setting. The Emerald Coast Center promises to be a successful stop for those looking for a more traditional mall shopping experience during their stay.

Museums and More

When you’re in town for the month with little ones, head over to Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park to enjoy the many waterslides, lazy rivers and wave pools that are waiting to fill an afternoon with fun. Hoping to incorporate a touch of education into the trip? The Destin History and Fishing Museum is a one-stop-shop for all things maritime in this scenic locale that’s long been based in what’s offered up by the sea. Browse a collection of engaging displays and exhibits that show the impact of the ocean on Destin over time.

Restaurants to Enjoy During Your Stay

Between the museum hopping, shopping, and outdoor fun, visitors to Destin are bound to be faced with appetites to attend to! When you’re looking for delicious locales to enjoy while you’re here, there are definitely plenty to choose from. When you’re in the mood for a savory seafood dish combined with great views and friendly service, head over to Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House. This fan-favorite eatery in Destin is located at 414 Harbor Boulevard and offers sweeping waterfront views, two full bars, and plenty of mouthwatering options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for shrimp, oysters, crab, or scallops, there’s no shortage at Boshamps which is also known for hosting live musical performances much to the thrill of guests. Hoping to start your day on a well-fueled note? Make a morning of it at Destin Café. Serving up piled-high pancakes and waffles as well as eggs, bacon, toast, and hash browns, visitors can savor early morning flavors at this locale between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm daily.

Book Your Destin Vacation Today

Turn Destin vacation plans into a reality and be sure you have the accommodations to match your trip. Contact Five Star Properties today to learn more about our many rentals in the area!