Don't Go to Destin Alone... It's a Haven for Family Adventures

What is so great about Destin, Florida?

Florida's Emerald Coast welcomes all families with open arms looking for an unforgettable vacation experience.

Once you arrive at your luxury beachfront vacation rental, you'll be amazed to see how easy it is to relax. You and your family can unwind to the rhythm of the tranquil shores, whilst basking under the Floridian sunshine. Enjoy the award-winning beaches and powdery white sand. Discover the sensational flavors of seafood fresh from the Gulf. Or even explore the family-friendly parks, attractions and restaurants in this tropical paradise. Destin, Florida offers an almost ideal assortment of activities for everyone to enjoy.

So, for those of you unsure where to go this summer vacation, here is an itinerary of the best family activities that Destin has to offer.

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Day 1: Enjoy Destin's Beaches

Hit the beach... The starting point of a good itinerary when vacationing in Destin involves visiting the islands world-renowned beaches. Referred to as both 'the Crown Jewel of the Emerald Coast' and the 'World's Luckiest Fishing Village', Destin's beaches are the gift that keeps on giving.

The Emerald Coast, with its soft white sands and turquoise waters is the piece de resistance here, unrivalled in its natural beauty. Whether it's the award-winning unique quartz sand, or an impressive array of marine life readily available for you and your family - Destin's shores shine above other vacation destinations.

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Day 2: Explore the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Bee a dolphin trainer for a day or immerse yourself in a bay of wonder as you snorkel with stingrays and stifling sharks. The family friendly marine park on Okaloosa Island is home to a plethora of aquatic life. With sea lions, exotic fish and alligators on the agenda, the whole family can marvel at the beauty and graceful nature of these mystifying creatures.

All of the exhilarating experiences includes an informative orientation with one of the gulfarium aquarists, coupled with dolphin shows and petting ponds to entertain and educate the whole family. And, if you're lucky, you may get to experience one of the rehabilitated turtles being released back into the wild - an occasion which tends to attract large crowds of excitable vacationers eager to capture every moment of these endangered species steps back into the Gulf.

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Day 3: Go Sailing on the Gulf

Destin has been named one of the top 10 places in the world to live and boat by 'boating magazine'. Therefore, it's only logical to explore the Emerald Coast on the water.

In Destin, vacationers can rent a variety of recreational watercrafts, from fishing boats to pontoon boats - the choice is yours. Each vehicle diversified to cater to your every needs.

Indeed, you and your family will want to rent or charter a boat to check out Crab Island - an underwater sandbar and popular gathering spot for boaters.

Shallow waters entwined with excitable boaters always seems to amount to a good time. The unique shallow waters at Crab Island are ideal for relaxing and floating in close proximity to your boat, meaning you and the kids can splash about frisbee throwing and picnicking on the calm waters.

The sandbar also offers a unique mixture of activities in a beautiful tropical setting, including floating inflatable obstacle courses for kids, buoyant restaurants and mobile food vendors who frequent the island - delivering goodies directly to your boat for the whole family to enjoy at their leisure.

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Day 4: Go Dolphin Spoting on a Sunset Cruise

Set sail on a Dolphin Cruise. There's always a setback when you step foot on a dolphin cruise. What if I don't see any dolphins, am I frivolously throwing money for no reason, are we wasting a day of our vacation experience? All frequent questions tourists may ask.

Well, given Destins' vast and expansive marine life, Dolphin sightings on this gulf coast island are fairly commonplace. What does this mean you ask? It means that the Dolphin Sunset Cruise is an unmissable family adventure and one which you and your kids will not regret.

On board, you can observe coastal bottlenose Dolphins in their natural habitat on a family-friendly adventure. You can experience up-close viewing of dolphins, seabirds and a variety of marine life as you cruise the pristine waters of the Emerald Coast. Indeed, the boats fully-narrated eco-tour provides fun for all ages, teaching you insightful facts about the precious wildlife surrounding this beautiful coast.

You can also let the kids become a captain for a day and steer the boat around the gulf, while you relax and unwind to the sounds of Island music aboard the boats glass-bottom flooring - revealing the secrets beneath the shores. In the evening, attend the tours night-time cruises amidst the spectacular sunsets and night time fireworks - both of which provide the most breathtakingly beautiful buena vistas.

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Day 5: Take The Bait - Go Fishing

It's no coincidence that Destin is known as the world's luckiest fishing village. Situated along the closest access point to the 100-fathom curve in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is home to the closest deep water access in the Northern Gulf and the most expansive charter fishing fleet in Florida.

Just miles from the beach and your luxury beachfront vacation rental lie exotic marine species such as red snappers and amberjacks. Here, you and your family can spend a few hours on the peaceful shores, experiencing the beauty of the Gulf. And, thanks to the Island's diverse and extensive marine life, you are almost guarenteed to catch one of these impressive creatures.

The best part, you take your catch of the day to one of the local restaurants on the harbour where the island's friendly staff will happily cook it for you. Fresh fish never tasted so delightful, particularly when you've worked so hard to catch it.

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