7 Things to Do at Night in Destin

You may have come for the Destin sun, but the night time is just as fun! The Harbor, beach, and downtown of Destin take on a new life when the moon comes up. Dine, drink, dance, and tee off with these 7 Things to do at Night in Destin!

Each twilight activity offers something for different ages and interests. From hunting sea critters on a moonlit beach, to grabbin the guys and hittin the green, there is no excuse for staying in! Try any one of the following activities for a guaranteed memorable night during your next stay in Destin, Florida!

Check out a long list of awesome Destin activities that you can enjoy day or night!


MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater feat. Noah & Heather Wells

things to do at night in Destin

Winners of both the Merlin Award and Entertainer of the Year in 2017, MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater featuring Noah and Heather Wells is back at the beautiful Okaloosa Island Theatre with additional shows to meet the demand! A dazzling display of incredible stunts, tricks, and even a little bit of comedy, this is a perfect idea for the whole gang! Even better, this magic show encourages audience participation! More than just pulling a rabbit out a hat, Noah and Heather will blow you away with their mad mind-reading skills and magical surprises that are sure to shock and impress! Even better, enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while you watch the show!

Book your discount tickets to MAXIMUM MAGIC featuring Noah and Heather Wells here online today!

Hit the Green

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With the latest tee time at 7:30pm, The Golf Gardens 9-hole course is a unique way to spend an evening in Destin, Florida! Effectively lit by massive flood lights, golfing at night has never been easier or safer. Grab your golf buddies and prepare for a rousing round of golf on the Golf Gardens course featuring 7 par 3's and 2 par 4's!

*Save when purchasing the Golf Gardens Combo online including a round of golf, putt putt, and driving range!

Experience the Nightlife

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The Destin Harbor comes alive with several of the most popular things to do at night in Destin. Stop into the eclectic waterside nightclubs, bars, and restaurants for live music, late-night menus, and signature drinks in paradise! Had enough of the Harbor? Head into town for late-night fun at select joints throughout Destin. Popular local hangouts like Hog's Breath Saloon, World of Beer, and the newly opened Funky Blues Shack will keep you drinking and dancing well into the AM!

Elegant Evening on the Water

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Enjoy the area's only fine dining entertainment yacht! Premium gulf seafood and American cuisine will satisfy the foodie in you, while live entertainment and a full bar take care of the party animal! Cruise the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay with stunning views of the shoreline and sunset. The Sandestin Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise is perfect for any occasion, be it a group outing, or romantic dinner for two.

30A Beach Bonfire

destin beach bonfire

Everything's made better with smores! Head down to the scenic beaches of 30A for a night of togetherness on the white sand. Let a bonfire service build you a beachside blaze complete with chairs, tables, and smore-building supplies. With several 30A Beach Bonfire providers to choose from, it's easy to plan the best bonfire for any situation!

Hit the Beach

destin beach at night

Who says the beach isn't just as fun after the day is done? The beach at night becomes a different world, and offers something for all ages and interests! Adults can hangout, drink, and soak in the romance of a moonlit horizon over the calm Emerald Coast waters. Kids on the other hand, can try their hand at ghost crab hunting. This late-night activity involves chasing down tiny white ghost crabs. Grab a bucket, flashlight, and butterfly net, and see how many critters your kids can gather! Not staying on the beach? Don't fret! Several public accesses including Crystal Beach and the Back Porch remain open 24/7 with on-site parking for easy travel.

Late Night Eats and Fun at McGuires

Destin Harbor at night

The Destin Harbor is home to all of the action day or night. When you're done lounging about on Crab Island, hit the showers, take a nap and get ready for some serious fun at McGuire's Pub. Home to some seriously awesome eats including their world-famous 10 cent pea soup, McGuire's pub is 3 levels of awesome, including an outdoor area and bar on the main level complete with it's own menu (Vinny's pizzeria) and cornhole, the main restaurant indoors, and of course the rooftop bar and lounge. A great place to dance the night away or take in the scenery, this is among the most popular things to do at night in Destin!

Looking for more to do in Destin? Check out our complete Destin Florida visitor's guide for all of the best insights, tips, and info to make the most out of your trip!

Published Dec 29 2016
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