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5 of the Best Things to Do in Destin Florida for Couples

Destin, Florida is the perfect location for an escape with your sweetheart! Known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, this beachside town on the Emerald Coast is full of wonderful romantic activities. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a convenient guide to five of the best things to do in Destin Florida for couples.

1. Helicopter Tours

For a completely different way to see the Emerald Coast, book a tour with Timberview Helicopters. Choose between a variety of scenic flights that take guests over Destin Harbor, Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton, Sandestin, Pensacola, or Panama City. You haven’t seen the Emerald Coast until you’ve seen it from the sky! Be sure to bring your camera, so you can share the incredible views with your friends and family back home.

2. Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is one of our favorite ways to experience the Destin area’s natural beauty. Located just a short drive away in Santa Rosa Beach, Western Pleasure Riding Stable offers romantic tours through fields and woods. No prior riding experience is necessary, so virtually anyone can enjoy a relaxing trail ride at Western Pleasure Riding Stable.

3. Sunset CruisesA sailboat on the water at sunset

Start your evening off right with a sunset cruise from Destin Vacation Boat Rentals. A beautiful sailboat takes guests around Choctawhatchee Bay as they sample 6 different wines, 7 types of exotic cheese, beer, seasonal fruit, and soda. This cruise is adults only, so couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere they are looking for.

4. Dinner at the Beach Walk Cafe

Couples will love dining at the Henderson Park Inn’s onsite restaurant. Offering stunning views of the Gulf Coast, the Beach Walk Cafe serves up mouthwatering meals that make excellent use of locally caught seafood. Highlights of the menu include Pepper Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Shrimp and Grits, and the Beach Walk Filet. For an extra special dinner, you can select our Toes in the Sand package and dine directly on the beach. It’s easy to see why eating at the Beach Walk Cafe is one of the most popular things to do in Destin Florida for couples!

5. Moonlit Walks Along the Beach

After dinner, you and your sweetheart can take a nice romantic stroll along the Henderson Park Inn’s private beach. Walking along the shoreline with the moon shining above you is the perfect way to end a magical night on the Emerald Coast.

The moon above the ocean.Named the most romantic hotel in the United States by both TripAdvisor and, the Henderson Park Inn provides unparalleled lodging close to all of the best things to do in Destin Florida for couples. Our adults only bed and breakfast comes with all of the amenities you need for an unforgettable vacation, including balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a pristine white sand beach, wine and grapes upon arrival, and complimentary bicycle rentals. To learn more about everything we have to offer, visit the Henderson Park Inn Amenities page!