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 such as Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


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 and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday 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 centre:

  • 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)

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 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Destin

Travellers 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 holiday in Destin. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Destin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,216 holiday rentals around Destin. From 2,040 Houses to 8,261 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Destin is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Destin:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,310 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,946 holiday homes
  • Indian Bayou: 1,295 holiday homes
  • Kell-Aire Gardens: 78 holiday homes
  • Villages of Crystal Beach: 175 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Destin?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Destin. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Destin Commons: 13,896 holiday rentals
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park: 12,557 holiday rentals
  • Emerald Coast Conference Center: 12,442 holiday rentals
  • The Track Family Recreation Center: 12,586 holiday rentals
  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club: 13,304 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Destin?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 2,040 Houses in Destin. Our other popular types of Destin holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8,261 holiday houses
  • Villas: 187 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 118 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Destin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10,121 holiday homes with pool available in Destin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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