5 Things You’ll Find at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk
Published on April 21, 2021
As the heart of the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is one of the most popular places for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. It’s at the center of it all and is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping and activities and entertainment in Destin. Here are five things you’ll find when visiting the Destin Harbor:
1. The Largest Charter Fishing Fleet in the Country
The Destin Fishing Fleet is the best way to experience Destin, which is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Here you can find a number of knowledgeable and experienced captains sure to help you reel in something great. In addition to the many fishing boats at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, there are also a variety of other vessels to rent for yourself or that provide entertainment, like sunset cruises or a pirate ship excursion. Regardless of your preference, you’ll find plenty of options to get out on the water here.
2. Exciting Nightlife
If you’re looking for the best nightlife in the Destin area, the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is for you. With bars like Coyote Ugly and AJ’s, you’re sure to find some sort of live music, dancing and more. Plus, with places like Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Fat Tuesdays, you’ll find plenty of options to enjoy a drink and stroll along the harbor.
3. Delicious Food
The entire Destin Harbor Boardwalk is filled with dining options. Each offers unique options sure to satisfy any foodie, while showcasing some of Destin’s best flavors. Our personal favorite is Brotula’s. It’s locally owned and operated and offers fresh seafood straight from the gulf. They go as far as providing a QR code with some of their menu items where you can see exactly where the seafood you’re eating was caught.
4. Fun Events
Did you join Henderson Park Inn for the Shrimp & Grits Festival the last two years? If so, you’ve been to the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. And new and exciting events are always taking place. During the summer, they usually offer fireworks and Fat Tuesday parades every week in addition to their regular offerings of live music and entertainment found throughout the year. Plus, if you’re visiting around a holiday, like St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or the Fourth of July, they’re likely to have some sort of themed event to celebrate that, too.
5. Entertaining Activities
The best view of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk is probably from the zipline, but you may also enjoy the view inside of an aqua sphere or on a bungee trampoline. The harbor also boasts escape rooms, a mirror maze as well as plenty of shopping options, too. If you’re looking for entertainment, just about anyone can find some there.
If you want to be just down the road from all this excitement on your next trip to Destin, be sure to check out our Accommodations page to secure your room at our adults-only, all-inclusive hotel. We’re filling up quickly, so you’ll want to book sooner than later.