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02/27/2020 ~ 03/04/2020

How to Deal with Bad Traffic in Destin During the Summer

Mike Fisher

How to Deal with Bad Traffic in Destin During the Summer

Traffic in Destin has a tendency to get a little backed up. Ok, it can get really backed up. With only one major highway providing access to beaches, restaurants, and activities in Destin, dealing with traffic is almost inevitable.

When you’re excited to be arriving in a beach paradise, slow moving traffic to your long awaited destination can really put a damper on things. But don’t let it get you down!

Keep reading for five ways to deal with summer traffic in Destin.


1. Travel Early


Traffic in Destin tends to be light early in the day. So, if you can, plan your activities early. (That goes double for shopping).


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2. Stay Close


Whether visiting the beaches of 30A, Scenic Hwy. 98, or the Destin Harbor, staying close to the attractions you want to enjoy will cut down on travel time and allow you to explore the culture a little deeper.


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3. Go with the Flow


Beach life is all about slowing down and enjoying the simple things. This concept can easily be applied to the traffic situation. Think of it as practice for retirement.


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4. Take Turns


Being in an unfamiliar place is exciting and taking in the sights can be distracting, especially when you’re driving. Unfortunately, that is how accidents happen. Take turns driving so that everyone can do a little sightseeing and the driver can give their full attention to the road. The last thing you want is to be dealing with insurance adjusters while on vacation!


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5. Play Some Reggae Music


Reggae slows your heartbeat to a relaxing pace and gives an island vibe. It is the perfect music genre for beach goers and road-ragers alike, as it calms the nerves and instantly puts you in a good mood. So crank out some tunes and enjoy the ride!


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Now that you’re prepared to handle traffic, further prepare for your trip to Destin with the Destin, Florida Insider’s Guide


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