Destin Winter Things to Do

Destin, Florida is a great place to vacation, full of countless things to do and see. In Destin, winter things to do cover a wide spectrum, and keeping your mind open to new opportunities will help you find different events to attend, museums to see, fun activities for the kids and much more. Even in the middle of winter, you are sure to find plenty of fun and entertaining things to do – this is Florida, after all!

1. Glass-Bottomed Boat Tours

If you love seeing fish in the wild, then you will most likely enjoy admiring the fish (and all the other types of marine life) from a glass-bottomed boat. You will have a guided tour while you gaze at the ocean landscape through the glass. You will see all the wonders of marine life set in their natural habitat, including dolphins that are always eager to entertain you. This will truly be an experience to remember.

destin antique shopping2. Hunting for Treasure

Go out for some holiday shopping, or simply stroll the streets and stop at any of the antique shops and boutiques, and you are sure to find a hidden treasure to take home with you. Smith’s Antique Mall is a collector’s dream, full of fun and entaining items from yesteryear.

3. Destin Fishing

Destin winter things to do certainly include fishing, which is a very popular pastime for Destin visitors. In winter, summer, spring and fall, the fish are biting, and you'll find anglers on boats and shores looking to reel in some prize-winning fish like wahoo , ambourine , mingo , mackerel , blue marlin , snapper and others.

4. Arts and Crafts

Destin is full of talented artists whose creations fill the local galleries, festivals and restaurants. You can take in an art show or, if you have the opportunity, attend one of the area's great arts and crafts festivals. Check out the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s website for more information.

5. Destin Parks

Destin offers wonderful natural recreation and sports at local parks. Several of the great parks, including James Lee Park , Clement E. Taylor City Park and Harbor View Park , offer spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, Choctawhatchee Bay and Destin Harbor . At Buck Destin Park you can play some basketball or tennis, or at Mattie Kelly Park you can take a guided tour through the wetlands. Henderson Beach State Park is a great place for families to swim, hike, bike and barbecue.

6. Destin Golfing

Because of Florida's mild weather year round, one of the most popular activities for Destin visitors is golfing. Destin offers world-class golf resorts where you can satisfy your craving for some top-notch rounds. The Kelly Plantation and Regatta Bay are great places to start your golfing experience as you work through your long list of Destin winter things to do. 

7. Destin Museums

Take some time out to visit the Destin History and Fishing Museum . Here you will learn about the humble beginnings of Destin and learn how the founding families built the town, You will see some great artifacts, and the museums' tour guides will describe how fishing has been such an integral part of Destin's history.

destin spas8. Pamper Yourself

Enjoy a makeover or massage in any of the full-service salons and spas in Destin. You will look and feel your best when you leave the salon or spa ready to take on the rest of your day, fully restored with your batteries recharged.

9. Local Cooking

Destin is full of great eateries, and some of Destin’s food hotspots are world-famous for their down-home cooking and tasty desserts. Try out The Lucky Snapper , Harbor Docks , AJ’s and Dewey Destin’s .

10. Destin City Tours

Grab a shuttle bus and tour the city. This is a more economical way of getting around. For just one dollar you can take a day trip to the great beaches and sights of Destin. These shuttle buses are comfortable and equipped with air conditioners.

Summer, spring and fall offer lots of activity, but in Destin, winter things to do are just as plentiful as any time of year. Make sure to browse our Destin Area, Florida rentals while you're here.

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