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  Go ahead and break out of your usual routine and try something you haven't done before. The Emerald Coast offers visitors great opportunities for fun, excitement and, of course, relaxation. Click on an area of interest and learn about what our area has to offer!

AMUSEMENT                                                                        Back to Top

The Track
Offers Go-Kart racing, Mini-Golf, Bumper Rides, Kids Country, and Big Thrills!

Gator Beach
Located at Fudpucker's Restaurant - Gator Beach provides a fun family adventure! You have the opportunity to feed live alligators or you can have your photo taken with a live gator! Fudpucker's offer educational alligator shows with their friendly & knowledgeable gator handlers; please call for their current show schedule. Gator Beach is also the home of Mellow Yellow, a rare yellow alligator.

Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park
This huge and constantly expanding water park has over 40 water attractions for sliding, splashing or just basking in the sun and, for night-time fun, miniature golf, go-kart tracks and several thrill rides. Big Kahuna's is located across the street from Pelican Beach!


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Pure7Studios Fine Art Beach Portraiture

Pure7Studios specializes in fine art beach portraiture that is artistic and photojournalistic in nature. They do not sacrifice quality for profit and their intention is to create heirloom quality portraits, canvases and albums to display in your home and pass down to future generations. They differ from the many other beach photographers in that they use a combination of natural and off-camera lighting (NO on-camera flash). They artistically edit each image before presentation providing timeless images for you to treasure. Please visit our website, blog and fan page for samples of our fine art portraiture. You are also welcome to make an appointment to stop by our studio in Destin to view our beautiful products in person.

Phone: Local 850.654.6523 or Toll Free 877.865.PURE (7873)

Email: / Website: 

BOATING/WATER SPORTS                                          Back to Top


  • Scuba Tech = Capt. Nancy – 850 837 2822  Enjoy the finest scuba diving instruction and even complete your certification dives for all for all SCUBA agencies.


Harbor Cruise

Sailing Charters

More Water Fun

Pontoon & Wave Runner Rental

EVENTS & FESTIVALS                                                 Back to Top

In addition to the sugar-white sands and the clearest water you've ever seen, our area offers a wide variety of special events, year-round -  Complete listing of Destin events and festivals

FISHING                                                                     Back to Top

Destin has earned the title "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," and so it's no wonder it harbors the largest charter fishing fleet in Florida with over 200 boats.

An off-shore shelf dips straight from Destin's East Pass to 100 foot depths within 10 miles, making it internationally recognized as the quickest deep-water access on the Gulf of Mexico.  Over 20 species of edible game fish are always in seasonal runs, one being the famous billfish.  There are plenty of party and charter boats waiting to take you out for the fishing thrill of your lifetime!

Fishing – Inshore Angler

Fishing – Gulf Charters

  • Capts. William Frank & Tony Davis – Anastasia
    850 837 9519

  • Capt. Tommy Browning – The Finest Kind
    850-837 6629

  • Capt. Todd Allen – Big John

SPA SERVICES                                                                  Back to Top

GOLF                                                                               Back to Top

  • Indian Bayou Golf Club
    At Indian Bayou you have the option of three unique nine-hole courses. The 27 holes offer wide fairways with a picturesque scenery to compliment the course.

  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club
    Kelly Plantation Golf Club offers a par-72, 7,099- yard golf course with an excellent view of the Choctawhatchee Bay while you play.

  • Emerald Bay Golf Club
    This course offers a championship level course, which is believed by many to be one of Northwest Florida’s best. The scenic view of the bay runs along the back nine.

  • Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
    Regatta Bay is the top golf course in Destin located east of the mid-bay bridge. On this course you can enjoy the beautiful Florida weather and scenery while enjoying your favorite game.

HISTORICAL                                                                    Back to Top

NATURE/SCIENCE                                                             Back to Top

  • FOCUS Center Science Museum -- Fort Walton Beach    (850) 664-1261
  • Gulfarium -- Fort Walton Beach   (850) 244-5169
  • The Zoo -- Gulf Breeze  (850) 932-2229

RESTAURANTS                                                               Back to Top

  • Guglielmo's La Fiamma -- 529 E Highway 98, Destin  (850) 654-9880

    Authentic Italian menu includes the finest pastas, freshest seafood, tender veal and many other mouth watering gourmet dishes. Enjoy a true taste of Italy at Guglielmo’s and you’ll be sure to come back again and again.
  • Louisianna Lagniappe -- 775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin    (850) 837-0881

    Fine dining, a variety of specialty seafood and steak entrees along with spectacular sunsets make for a memorable occasion every time you visit Louisiana Lagniappe

  • Harbor Docks
    538 E Highway 98, Destin    850-837-2506

    Locals favorite for lunch and dinner.  Best sushi bar in Southeast US!  Outdoor deck overlooking the Harbor is the "Dance Place".

  • AJ's Seafood & Oyster House -- 116 E Highway 98, Destin    850-837-1913
    The upstairs deck overlooking the Harbor is the dancing place.  Sunday afternoon and evening is the locals place to be.  The downstairs restaurant is always an excellent lunch or dinner choice.

  • Hog's Breath Saloon -- 541 E Highway 98, Destin    850-837-5991

    Food is good and the band is a great dance band. Get ready for a late night here!
  • Callahan’s
    850 837 6328

    Where the locals eat! Callahan's Restaurant and Deli is located in Downtown Destin on the north side of Scenic Highway 98. 

  • Dewey’s (On the Harbor)

  • McGuire’s Irish Pub

    Fun, lots of food and micro-brewery.

  • Lucky Snapper
    76 E Highway 98, Destin    850-654-0900

    Good food and great view of the harbor!

  • Cuvee Bistro

    Showcase of local hero Tim Creehan, who mixes cuisines from pork belly and kung pao shrimp to white chocolate banana cream pie. The wine list is long and the martini list wide.

  • Fudpuckers

SHOPPING                                                                     Back to Top

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