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Things to do in Destin

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“ Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, their award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater themed bowling alley. Enjoy our newly renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Water Park
“This park is the perfect place to let the kids play and experience Destin’s best water park. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Beach
“Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida sun or wading into warm Gulf waters is the order of each and every day.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“AMC movies is located in Destin Commons Mall and Uncle Buck's Bowling is all in this area.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite spot for a nice dinner. Their oysters are incredible; definitely try the “Oysters Boshamps””
  • 36 locals recommend
Racetrack
“2.5 miles away, has mini golf, water bumper boats, go carts and even great rides for the toddlers. For those brave enough, they also offer bungee jumping.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great spot for breakfast or a sandwich, or do date night upstairs with the best sushi in town! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Very tourist oriented, so prices are on the high side. Specializes in seafood with a fantastic view of the gulf.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“You have plenty of restaurants, live music, zip line, fishing boats, is a must visit place for the entire family.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Good IMAX Theater in town and they now have a new theater with recling seats.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Live country/folk music type bands, sit and relax or get up and dance, whatever you prefer!”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Our favorite spot for a nice dinner. Their oysters are incredible; definitely try the “Oysters Boshamps””
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great spot for breakfast or a sandwich, or do date night upstairs with the best sushi in town! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very tourist oriented, so prices are on the high side. Specializes in seafood with a fantastic view of the gulf.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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