PELICAN BEACH DESTIN ACTIVITIES

Shake up your vacation by looking for fun and different things to do and see! Whether you’re looking for retail therapy, learning about local and international species of animals, or checking out local artwork, Destin has an attraction for every taste!


In addition to the amenities and facilities of the Pelican Beach Resorts & Conference Center, the Destin area offers an array of activities and recreation unsurpassed. There is something here sure to please and make your group's leisure time memorable! Our conference planning specialist can assist you in contacting any of our area's attractions or follow any of the links below:


Golf

Bluewater Bay Resort -- Niceville 36-holes of championship golf designed by Tom Fazio and U.S. Open Champion, Jerry Pate. (850) 897-3241

Regatta Bay -- Destin 18 holes of championship golf designed by Robert C. Walker. (850) 650-7800

Indian Bayou -- Destin 27 holes of golf designed by Earl Stone. (850) 837-6191

Kelly Plantation -- Destin 18-hole championship course designed by PGA touring pro Fred Couples. (850) 650-7600

 

Tennis

Pelican Beach Resort --Destin Two courts located on upper level of covered parking of Pelican Beach Resort. Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (850) 654-1425

Bluewater Bay Tennis Center -- Niceville 12 clay and 7 hard surfaced courts, a fully stocked pro shop, snack bar and locker room facilities. (850) 897-8010

 

Fishing

Private Charter: Capt. William Frank Davis -- Destin Private & Group Charters available. (850) 837-6433

Capt. Tommy Browning -- Destin Private & Group Charters available. (850) 837-6629

Capt. Donnie Brown -- Destin Private & Group Charters available. The Ultimate in spring Cobia fishing is provided mid-March through mid-April. (850) 837-9029

Capt. Todd Allen -- Destin Private & Group Charters available. (850) 837-9029

 

Sailing Cruise

Dolphin Cruise -- Destin Destin's original dolphin cruise! Nathaniel Bowditch Sailing -- Destin Sail aboard a 54' traditionally rigged steel schooner. Sailing South -- Destin A historical replica schooner, day sailing or 3-day group coastal excursions

 

Water Sports

Kokomo Snorkeling Adventures --Destin Snorkeling and Sunset Cruises. (850) 837-9029

Scuba Tech -- Destin Snorkel and Scuba Diving - Charters - Instruction - Equipment - Supplies (850) 837-2822

 

Shopping

Silver Sands Factory Stores -- Destin On Hwy. 98 East. One of the largest designer factory outlet centers in the nation! (850) 654-9771

Destin Commons -- Destin Destin's Destination for Fashion, Food, and Film!

Santa Rosa Mall -- Mary Esther Dillard's, McRae's, JCPenney, Sears, 100 specialty stores and food court. (850) 244-2172

 

 

Individual Listings

 

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.


FOCUS Center Science Museum


Step outside the box and experience science firsthand in our interactive museum including a STEM Makerspace, new exhibits, animal encounters, and more! Our center has promoted STEM education and public outreach in Okaloosa County and beyond for over 25 years and is committed to serving Northwest Florida, its residents, and its visitors through excellent STEM programming and exhibits.


Gulfarium


Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring our guests to respect and preserve wildlife by providing unique and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages to connect with marine life.


The Zoo


The Gulf Breeze Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation through public education, captive breeding programs, habitat preservation, and providing financial aid and assistance to projects in the wild. Be sure to visit their farm, giraffes, and other animals at the Gulf Breeze Zoo.


Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park


The Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park offers a truly personal experience to meet and learn about 70 animals and 30 different species from around the globe. Go “behind the scenes” with our Zookeepers in our Encounter Program, a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Sloths and Lions. Our Zoo is the perfect place for field trips, birthday parties and family gatherings, with guided tours, animal encounter options and a covered pavilion available. Support our mission in the care, conservation and education of these rescued animals!


Destin History & Fishing Museum


The museum is a tourist destination and key historical repository for the Destin area. The exhibits present the history of Destin and journey from a small fishing village to a major tourist attraction.


City Market Destin


City Market is an upscale lifestyle shopping center located in Destin. City Market offers the “best of the best” in shopping and dining.


Destin Commons


A unique, open air town center, featuring upscale shopping and casual and fine dining.


Harborwalk Village


A spirited and vibrant venue on Destin Harbor featuring restaurants, shopping, festivals, magic shows, and live music on the Destin Harbor.


Silver Sands Premium Outlets


Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women's apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City and Pensacola. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping and a children's play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues to fast casual and grab-and-go options.


Emerald Coast Gallery & Gifts


The gallery features paintings, handcrafted jewelry, handmade furniture, glass arts, prints, and home décor created by over 30 local artisans Classes include acrylic painting, watercolor, and mosaic and shard class.


Kaleidoscopes Gallery of Art


Features work by some of the area’s best artists and crafters. Across a variety of mediums including several types of painting, mosaic, and handcrafted jewelry, this gallery highlights seascapes and beach-themed art.