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Dining, boating, deep sea fishing, diving, and boat rentals are some of the activities adults enjoy in Destin. Bars and nightclubs stay open extra late and many provide live entertainment and scenic coastal views. Landmarks adults like to visit include Crab Island, Harborwalk Village, Downtown Destin, and the Okaloosa Island Boardwalk.
Locals enjoy a lot of the same things the tourists do. Fishing, boating, golfing, and going to the beach are the top activities locals enjoy. Destin is a very creative community, so locals love watching live music, comedy shows, and participating in Destin events and festivals.
Yes! Destin gained popularity as a family-friendly destination. The town is safe and both locals and tourists are generally friendly and accommodating. There are lots of kid-friendly activities like dolphin cruises, theme parks, malls, and events.
Destin has several beaches. Some are private, but plenty are open to the public. They all offer soft, white sand and emerald-green waters. The most well-known public beaches are Holiday Isle/Norriego Point, Crystal Beach, Back Porch, and the Jetties.
The party isn't hard to find in Destin! While HarborWalk Village may be the most popular spot for nightlife and events, it's not the only place to "get down". The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin boasts lots of bars and nightclubs, as well as many more locations in the Downtown Destin or Destin Commons areas.