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Destin Florida Beach Information

Escape from the hassles of the day to day routine by embarking on a trip to stay at a Destin Florida beach. Read on for all that you need to know to have an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Plenty of options for lodging in Destin, FL make it a suitable vacation for travelers with different sized budgets. Luxury seekers can rendezvous at the Henderson Park Destin Florida Beachfront hotel, whereas families looking for an amazing experience with all the conveniences of home can rent out a house or a condo on the beach.

After settling into a resort room or a cabin on the beach, weary travelers will certainly be hungry and in need of some nourishment. Truly channel the vibes of an ocean front vacation with seafood from AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar or Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Dine with a view of the sea at Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar and Grill or Harbor Docks. Palates of all types will be satiated with other choices such as Lousiana Lagniappe and Grazie.

Eat well and get a good night’s rest because there are plenty of activities to engage in during a trip to Destin Florida Beach. Thrill seekers will love the opportunity to rent jet skis or kayaks and head out for some fun on the water. You can even go snorkeling and explore some of the marine life in the region. Go from sea to sky with an airplane or helicopter ride, or simply relax on the beach with a frosty beverage. Other low key activities in the area include checking out the Heritage Park and Cultural Center or the Emerald Coast Science Center. Even more fun is found at Big Kahuna’s Water Park and The Track Family Recreation Center. No matter your age or the size of your group, Destin Florida Beach provides a wonderful retreat.

TripAdvisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award


TripAdvisor congratulates Henderson Park Inn on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.  TripAdvisor travelers consistently commend Henderson Park Inn with the highest praise, and TripAdvisor recognizes the Inn’s 5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Thank you to our Guests for consistently giving our Waterfront Inn in Destin excellent ratings!

Stargazing on the Beach in Destin

Destin Beach Stargazing

The beautiful sugar-white sandy coast of Destin, Florida offers more than what the typical beach visitor may realize. The Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a free stargazing program at Henderson Beach State Park on May 25, 2012, permitting the weather cooperates. Northwest Florida Astronomy Association volunteers set up telescopes on the Destin beach where visitors of all ages can enjoy viewing star clusters, planets and galaxies. Astronomy questions will be answered by knowledgeable stargazing experts. Visitors are asked to arrive at Henderson Beach State Park before sunset. Call (850) 837-7550 for more information.

For out of town guests, Henderson Park Inn is the perfect Destin hotel for your visit. Destin’s only beachfront bed and breakfast will be the perfect getaway for a couple seeking to add passion back into their relationship. Gaze at the constellations then return to the #1 ranked Hotel for romance in North America, Henderson Park Inn. Let the Emerald Coast relax and rejuvenate you, all while making the best memories of your lifetime.

… This place is incredible.

First off, the location alone is worth five stars. At the end of the road, next to Henderson Beach State Park, the seclusion you get staying here in the otherwise crowded Destin area is unparalleled. The food, service and overall experience is top-notch.

From the manager that takes your reservation to the chef and wait staff that serve you in the restaurant, you’re treated like the only guest there. Beach Walk, the restaurant, is amazing, as is the complimentary breakfast that guests receive. My wife and I were treated to incredible creations all three mornings we were there. Lunch is provided as a box-lunch style offering, from the Honeybaked Ham store. Nothing too fancy, but it’ll hit the spot if you’re sticking around the Inn.

There are no children at the HPI…it’s adults only, and it’s 100% worth it. Celebrating an anniversary? Engagement? A weekend away from the kids? This is the place. If you want to relax with your significant other, there’s nothing better. The staff is as accommodating as any Ritz or Four Seasons. Now, in fairness, the rooms and bathrooms at the HPI are nice, but it’s not marble and crystal everywhere. This is just an incredibly well-run B&B, with great accommodations. It’s as relaxing a time you could have on the Gulf coast, IMHO. I imagine that the experience at the HPI is what life was like before all the development in the Destin area.

Bottom line, if you’re looking for a couples-only romantic vacation, DO NOT miss the Henderson Park Inn.

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No finer place to spend a romatic, quiet time

To me and my wife Ruth there is no finer place to spend a romantic,quiet time away form than our own home. We have been there quite a few times and already have reservations for next October to celebrate our first anniversary . We are treated like family there and the staff and facilities are impeccable . We intend to return whenever possible for this is truly a piece of heaven on earth. Surely any one who has been a guest knows this is the best of the best.

Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Vogt Sr.