Why Destin FL is a Top Destination Area

Top Destination Area, Destin FLWhy is Destin, Florida a top destination area? While Florida has long been crowned king of Gulf beach vacations, the city of Destin, recognized nationally as a top destination area, has more to offer than miles of sugar-white beaches and turquoise waters. It’s also awash in history, culture, nature and plenty of outdoor adventure that doesn’t involve getting sand between your toes. Destin’s beaches are continually voted some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Award-winning, championship golf courses are plentiful, and Destin is truly the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” Combine all that with a shopper’s paradise at both our nation’s largest designer Silver Sands Outlet Center and Destin Commons, a unique open-air town center mall, and you have a perfect vacation spot to return to year after year! Some of Destin’s recent accolades…..
Destin beaches received the most votes for the Best Beaches in Florida from U.S. News & World Report: 8 Best Beaches.
Good Morning America: Destin, FL – One of the Most Beautiful Places in America!! Click here to see the clip (be sure you watch until the end)!
Ask any of the helpful staff at the Henderson Park Inn and they will recommend just a few of the many activities and things to do when visiting Destin in late spring and early summer. Besides relaxing on the beach, playing a round of golf or shopping, below are just a couple of ideas to make your destination vacation in Destin, Florida a truly memorable experience!
1. Rent a Street Legal Golf Cart - With so many miles of beautiful beaches it’s hard to cover it all on foot. Rent a “Street Legal Golf Cart” that can be delivered anywhere from Destin to Miramar Beach to Hwy 30A. Don’t miss out on this unique way to tour the area….or if you’re staying at Henderson Park Inn, you may prefer a casual ride on one of our complimentary bicycles!
2. Find a Restaurant – If you love great local fresh food, Destin has some of the finest restaurants around …..in fact, Destin’s Henderson Park Inn eatery, Beach Walk Café, was just named among the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the county by the dining website OpenTable. Offering several options for enjoying a romantic dinner, the intimate dining room overlooks the Gulf and for the ultimate romantic dinner, book their “Toes in the Sand” dining right on the beach!
3. Dolphin Tours - Looking for a little excitement? Try a Dolphin Watch and History Cruise. If you’re not ready to go into the water, perhaps a trip on the water is right for you. Offered several times throughout the day, these excursions deliver the best of both worlds. You get to hear about the local history while cruising along the shore or inland waterways in search of dolphins. Pack a picnic (include a little wine or beer) and enjoy a sunset cruise!