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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Destin is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Destin. Renowned for its seafood restaurants, dolphin watching and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Take in top local attractions like Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Destin

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Destin for its dolphin viewing opportunities and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Destin has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Indian Bayou Golf Club (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Morgan Sports Center (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • The Track Family Recreation Center (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Destin

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Destin

Travelers appreciate the breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Destin has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Destin. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Henderson Beach State Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • James Lee Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park‎ (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • John Beasley Park (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Destin

The nearest airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), located 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is 8.7 mi (13.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Destin?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 11,379 vacation rentals near Destin. From 8,410 condo and apartment rentals to 2,757 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Destin for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Destin?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Destin:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,309 vacation rentals
  • Holiday Isle: 1,866 vacation rentals
  • Kell-Aire Gardens: 84 vacation rentals
  • Villages of Crystal Beach: 184 vacation rentals
  • Destiny Shores: 850 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Destin?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Destin. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Emerald Bay Golf Club: 15,048 vacation rentals
  • HarborWalk Village: 12,486 vacation rentals
  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club: 13,542 vacation rentals
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park: 12,788 vacation rentals
  • Morgan Sports Center: 12,902 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Destin listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Destin?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 8,410 Condos/Apartments in Destin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Destin include:

  • Houses: 2,757 rentals available
  • Resorts: 33 rentals available
  • Villas: 98 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Destin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10,361 vacation rentals with pool available in Destin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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