Choosing to spend your next holiday at a vacation rental in Destin Fl is a great idea! Let's find out a little more about this ideal family vacation spot before we find out more about the Destin Florida vacation rentals and where to find the best deals below. You may also like to check out our Destin Vacation Packages.
Where is Destin, Florida?
Destin is located on the north end of the Gulf Coast on the west side of Florida. It's on an island - no - a peninsula - no - now it's an island again - depending on the whims of hurricanes, changing sea levels and the continual dredging of East Pass, a man made waterway.
The pass leads to Choctawatchee Bay, allowing you to choose between the Gulf and the calm waters of the bay.
Destin is also a vacation rentals hot spot in Florida with only the Orlando area listing more places to stay.
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What is there to do in Destin, Florida? Well, you can start with the 24 miles of sparkling white beaches! The white sand of Destin is among the whitest sand in the world. The quartz crystal that makes up the sand is ground so fine that it that it looks like it’s made of sugar. All of the beaches here are superb, but I will mention a couple of special places.
Henderson Beach State Park has clean beaches, sparkling water, clean restrooms and change rooms. The small fee charged for admission is well worth it. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the uncrowded beach. The Okaloosa Day Use Area has no entrance fees, and you still get picnic tables, a boat launch and public restrooms with outdoor showers. The water is sheltered and calm in this area, great for children.
Gator Beach is a lot of fun for the kids. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant, then afterward, take in one of the gator shows. The kids can even feed the gators, or hold them and have a picture taken.
Destin began as a small fishing village in the 1800s, and today boasts that is has the largest fishing fleet in the world. For good reason - the fishing is fabulous!
Everywhere seems to be a good place to fish. Fish off the beach, at the jetties, in the canals, or take a fishing charter. In October you’ll find the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo in full swing, as well as the Destin Seafood Festival which brings fresh seafood and local artists together for an exciting weekend.
Spend some time at Destin Harbour, watching the fishing boats come in with their catch. You may be able to catch a cigar boat race, and there are often activities planned at the harbour in the evenings. And eat - yes, lots to eat! A unique place to dine is The Kitchenette. You can take a cooking class, watching and learning from the chef as he prepares YOUR meal, and of course, you get to enjoy the meal after it's ready. Makes a great date night.
Better yet plan your own Destin Family fishing vacation. Or there are plenty of charter fishing charters that can plan the trip for you.
Family Deep Sea Fishing - Destin, Florida
With beaches this superb, you can be sure it’s easy to find an ideal vacation rental in Destin Fl. Along with the many hotels and motels, you can also choose from private beach-front homes that will accommodate a large crowd to condominiums which are literally a few steps from the beach.
An area to definitely consider when choosing your vacation rental in Destin Fl is in the Holiday Isle area. Drive up to your driveway in a car or pull up to your back yard in a boat. The fishing is great in these canals around these houses as well.
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Sandestin Golf Resort, Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club, Indian Bayou Golf Club, there are many more I could mention. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the white sandy beaches, there are plenty of "greens" to choose from. You could probably golf at a different course every day while you're staying at your vacation rental in Destin Fl.