3-Day Destin, Florida Weekend Itinerary

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A long weekend in Destin, Florida, is a perfect escape for beach lovers seeking relaxation and adventure. Nestled along the stunning Emerald Coast, Destin is filled soft sandy beaches and emerald green waters, making it a paradise for beach days and water sports. 

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Beyond the beaches, Destin offers a vibrant culinary scene, with fresh seafood being a highlight. From indulging in delicious Gulf shrimp to savoring mouthwatering oysters, visitors can sample the flavors of the sea. 

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Whether exploring the charming Harborwalk Village, teeing off at picturesque golf courses, or embarking on a dolphin-watching cruise, a long weekend in Destin promises unforgettable excitement.

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Destin's HarborWalk Village is filled with shopping and entertainment options for you and your family. Listen to live music, throw axes, play mini-golf, go ziplining, participate in an escape room, take a helicopter tour, or grab a drink at one of the many waterfront restaurants

HarborWalk Village


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If you want to see marine life, go on a sunset dolphin cruise. If you are looking for something kid-friendly, try a pirate cruise! But if you're all adults looking to let loose, rent a motorized tiki bar and go on your cruise with friends!

Go On a Cruise


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Destin’s Henderson Beach State Park is a popular recreational area that has a campground, hiking trails, and a beach. Enjoy a gorgeous day on the beach, sitting on the soft white sand and swimming in the emerald green waters of the Gulf. 

Henderson Beach


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The Gulfarium is filled with animal exhibits showcasing the local marine environment. Learn all about Destin's marine life and habitats while having fun! You'll have the opportunity to observe alligators, penguins, otters, dolphins, birds, sea turtles, sharks, and more!

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 


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A former island, Crab Island is now a sandbar that many locals and tourists flock to. Take your boat, water taxi, a tiki bar, or shuttle over to the sandbar and enjoy the sun, water, and good company!

Crab Island


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