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5 Things to Do in Destin in May

Planning on heading to Destin this May? It’s a wonderful time to visit our area, but if you’re worried about things to do in Destin in May, we have you covered. Here are five of our favorite suggestions:

1. Check Out a Local Event

There’s always a number of things to do in Destin in May, especially when it comes to events. Just about every shopping hub has something going on each night. From fireworks and magic shows to live music, there’s something for everyone. Plus, there’s always larger specialty events to select from as well, like the Eighth Annual Tequila and Tacos Festival at The Village of Baytowne Wharf on May 1. You’ll have a chance to stroll around the Village and enjoy unlimited tasting and samplings of tacos and tequila. For more information about this event, visit the Tequila and Taco Fest website.

2. Go Fishing

Destin is known as The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, so why not try your luck on one of the many charter boats our harbor has to offer? Destin is home to the largest charter fleet in the country, and most every captain is well versed in finding the perfect place to fish. You can learn more about the various trip options and available charters on the Destin-Fort Walton Beach website.

3. Make a Toast at The Rooftop Bar

Henderson Beach Resort’s Rooftop Bar is the first of its kind in Destin, and it has the most spectacular view. With delicious drink and light bite options, it’s the perfect place to catch the sunset or look out over Henderson Beach State Park and the Gulf of Mexico. We suggest checking out the Rooftop Bar for appetizers and drinks before heading to dinner. Plus, it’s just across the street from Henderson Park Inn, and since all of our guests have access to the resort, the quick walk is simple.

4. Have a Romantic Dinner

Our award-winning in-house restaurant, Beach Walk Café, is known for its spectacular food and romantic atmosphere, which is why we have so many dining with us to celebrate anniversaries or to pop the question. Adding a romantic meal to your itinerary when it comes to things to do in Destin in May is a must. Plus, if you’d like to take that romantic meal a step further, Beach Walk Café offers a Toes in the Sand dining experience where you can dine directly on the beach with a dedicated server. For more information, check out the VIP Dining page on Beach Walk Cafe’s website.

5. Walk the Beach at Sunset

Yes, walking the beach is probably one of the most obvious things to do in Destin in May, but it’s one of the best. The weather in May is usually wonderful, and strolling along the water’s edge as the sun sinks is one of the most peaceful and calming experiences. It’s something that you don’t want to miss.

Even if none of these things to do in Destin in May sparks your interest, there is always something new popping up, and our guest services associates are always excited to offer a suggestion tailored to your personal tastes. Want to visit Destin in May? Look through our Destin hotel rooms and book one for your trip today!