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Best things to do in Destin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Irish Pub
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“Best steak, burgers, and a little of everything on the menu. Great environment!”
61 locals recommend
Resort
“Numerous restaurants and bars along the water. It's a great place to get out and bar hop. They often have live bands on the harbor walk and usually in some of the eateries.”
54 locals recommend
Resort
“So much to see and do; this place has something for everyone in your group.”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located at the Harbor Walk, this place has wonderful views of the Destin Harbor. Upstairs is a nightclub where you can dance, listen to live music, or just enjoy the views. This place is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. ”
6 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Dolphin cruise! So much fun! 2 hours, all you can drink beer and wine, great for the kids too, but not babies. Very good price!”
5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The glass bottom boat is just the coolest. You can also rent pontoons and wave runners. Parasailing too. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best sushi/seafood right on Destin harbor. Great place to sit outside. Right at Harborwalk Village, great place to explore the marina and shops. ”
6 locals recommend
Dive Spot
“While enjoying your stay in Destin and on the Emerald Coast, join Destin Snorkel in one of our many tours: Two Stop Snorkeling, SNUBA®, Shelling/Dolphin, Dolphin/Sunset and Fireworks tours. No other company gives you the variety of tour choices and snorkeling flexibility than Destin Snorkel.”
2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“TIP--Thursday Night enjoy an amazing Firework display and be sure to try out Crab Island Cantina - be sure to request a table outside for the best fireworks view. *Don’t forget to hop aboard the Destin Water Taxi for a fun and stress free trip across the harbor. ”
5 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
Restaurant
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“Great Sushi Rolls.. Supersized! Not on the cheap,but they are really good and really big. Right next to McGuires Pub in Destin across the Destin bridge. ”
2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Some of the best pizza in the area! It's at McGuire's Irish Pub but over to the side. The pub is always crowded, but the hidden pizza place usually isn't. Most people don't know it's there. We love it! And good drinks too!”
2 locals recommend
Resort
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Spa
“Great place for a massage and facial. Love the atmosphere. Has a sauna and steam room. Great views of the water too!”
1 local recommends
Travel Agency
1 local recommends