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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 such as Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday 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 and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Destin

Travellers 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 holiday in Destin. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Destin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,154 holiday lettings around Destin. From 8,213 flats & apartments to 2,014 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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: 1,319 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,946 holiday homes
  • Villages of Crystal Beach: 187 holiday homes
  • Clipper Cove: 967 holiday homes
  • Crystal Shores: 695 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Destin. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park: 12,159 holiday lettings
  • Destin History and Fishing Museum: 12,213 holiday lettings
  • The Track Family Recreation Center: 12,449 holiday lettings
  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club: 13,232 holiday lettings
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk: 12,225 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Destin listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Flats in Destin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 8,213 Flats in Destin. Our other popular types of Destin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,014 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 152 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 111 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Destin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10,019 holiday homes with pool available in Destin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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