Destination guide

The beachside setting of Destin is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Destin. Renowned for its seafood restaurants, dolphin watching and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Destin

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Destin for its dolphin viewing opportunities and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Destin has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Indian Bayou Golf Club (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Morgan Sports Center (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • The Track Family Recreation Center (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Destin

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Destin

Travelers appreciate the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Destin has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Destin. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Henderson Beach State Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • James Lee Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park‎ (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • John Beasley Park (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Destin

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 8.7 mi (13.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Destin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,242 holiday lettings near Destin. From 2,036 Houses to 8,284 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Destin is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Destin?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Destin:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,310 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,946 holiday homes
  • Indian Bayou: 1,296 holiday homes
  • Kell-Aire Gardens: 77 holiday homes
  • Villages of Crystal Beach: 175 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Destin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Destin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Destin Commons: 13,885 holiday lettings
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park: 12,552 holiday lettings
  • The Track Family Recreation Center: 12,549 holiday lettings
  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club: 13,304 holiday lettings
  • Morgan Sports Center: 12,641 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Destin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Destin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,036 Houses in Destin. Our other popular types of Destin holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8,284 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 192 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 113 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Destin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10,139 holiday homes with pool available in Destin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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