A vacation in Destin, Florida is all about fun in the sun! Our charming city offers wonderful weather all year long and some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the United States. Visitors to the Emerald Coast will find seemingly endless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. To help you make the most of your getaway, Vacation Happily has put together a guide to the top five outdoor activities in Destin FL.
1. Jet Skiing
Jet skiing is one of the most thrilling outdoor activities on the Emerald Coast. For the fastest jet skis in the area, you can rent a Yamaha Waverunner from Xtreme H20. These jet skis can reach speeds of 55 miles per hour! Xtreme H20 also offers great jet ski dolphin tours, where you can get an up close view of Destin’s most majestic creatures.
Golfers will definitely want to spend some time on the links during their vacation in Destin. The Florida Panhandle is home to a number of gorgeous courses where you can perfect your game. Here are a few of our favorite places to tee off:
- Indian Bayou Golf Club is home to three nine-hole courses that feature lakes, pines, and more beautiful scenery.
- Regatta Bay Golf Club is a par-72 course that was named one of the “Top 200 Places to Play in North America” by Golf Digest.
- Kelly Plantation Golf Club boasts stunning views of Choctawhatchee Bay and 11 lakes.
3. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is another one of the most popular outdoor activities in Destin FL. When you book a tour with ScubaTech, you will have the opportunity to explore the Emerald Coast’s shipwrecks, natural limestone ledges, and artificial reefs. ScubaTech’s trips typically last for 4 hours and include two dives.
While scuba diving will take you 80 feet beneath the surface, parasailing will take you up to 800 feet high in the air! Just Chute Me offers exhilarating parasailing adventures on Destin Harbor. Anyone over the age of six can go parasailing with Just Chute Me and no prior experience is required. From your vantage point in the clouds, you will enjoy breathtaking views of Destin’s beaches, and you might even see dolphins, sea turtles, or stingrays.
5. Relaxing on the Beach
Of course, no vacation in Destin is complete without spending plenty of time relaxing on the beach. With sugar white sand and lovely green water, the Emerald Coast has some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Henderson Beach State Park is a wonderful place to lay out in the sand, go for a swim, have a picnic, or take a scenic bike ride.
When you stay with Vacation Happily, you can take advantage of all these excellent outdoor activities in Destin FL. We offer a superb selection of condos and vacation homes that are located near Destin’s most popular attractions. Our properties come with your choice of luxurious amenities, including full kitchens, BBQ grills, balconies with beautiful views, hot tubs, swimming pool access, and many other great features. To start planning your next escape to the Emerald Coast, browse our collection of vacation rentals in Destin!