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7 Things to Do at Night in Destin

Mike Fisher

October 29th 2020

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!

Table of Contents

  • MAXIMUM MAGIC Theater feat. Noah & Heather Wells
  • Golfing
  • Nightlife
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Hit the Beach
  • McGuire’s Irish Pub



1. MAXIMUM MAGIC Theater feat. Noah & Heather Wells


things to do at night in destin

In a recent Traveler Story, a couple explains just how mind-blowing this fantastic show can be


Winners of both the Merlin Award and Entertainer of the Year in 2017, MAXIMUM MAGIC Theater featuring Noah and Heather Wells is back in the beautiful harbor 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!

{Read Reviews & Book Tickets to MAXIMUM MAGIC Theater in Destin Online}


2. Golfing


golf gardens destin

Golfing at night is a great way to hit the green and beat the heat during the summer months


With the latest tee time at dusk or dark, 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!

{Read Reviews & Book Golfing in Destin Online}


3. Nightlife


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Photo: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater / CC BY 2.0


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!


4. Dinner Cruise


solaris fine dining yacht

Pictured above is the SOLARIS, Sandestin’s premier dining and entertainment yacht, making its way through the harbor


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.

{Read Reviews & Book Sandestin’s Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise Online}


5. Beach Bonfire


30a beach bonfire

Beach bonfires are a fun and unique experience to try out when looking for things to do at night in Destin


Everything’s made better with s’mores! 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 s’more-building supplies.

{Read Reviews & Book 30A Beach Bonfires Online}


6. Hit the Beach


destin beach at night

Catch a sunset on the beach, and see Destin in a whole new light


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.


7. McGuire’s Irish Pub


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Image from Getty Images


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.

  • An outdoor area and bar on the main level complete with it’s own menu (Vinny’s pizzeria) and cornhole
  • The main restaurant indoors
  • The rooftop bar and lounge

Even further, McGuire’s is one of the best places to go for live music, ranking it among the most popular things to do at night in Destin!



Looking for more to do in Destin? Check out our Destin, Florida, Insiders Guide for all of the best insights, tips, and info to make the most out of your trip!



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