5 Great Activities to Enjoy on the Destin Boardwalk
No vacation on Florida’s Emerald Coast is complete without a visit to the Destin Boardwalk! This scenic area overlooking Destin Harbor is loaded with so much entertainment that it’s easy to spend the whole day here. When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you’ll be just a 12 minute drive from all of the fun. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the best things to do on the Destin Boardwalk.
1. Take a Dolphin Tour
Visitors to the Destin Boardwalk will have the chance to get an upclose look at some of the Gulf’s most majestic creatures. The Destin Harbor and the nearby Choctawatchee Bay are home to hundreds of bottlenose dolphins who love to frolic in the water. A variety of companies offer excellent dolphin tours that leave right from the boardwalk. Cruising around Destin Harbor and watching beautiful dolphins play in their natural habitat is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
2. Go Shopping
The Destin Boardwalk is also known for its great collection of shops and boutiques. Whether you’re looking for stylish sunglasses, water sports gear, local works of art, or another special souvenir from your vacation, you are sure to find something you love in these superb retail stores.
(See Related: Your Guide to Shopping in Destin, Florida)
3. Have a Jet Ski Adventure
Jet skiing is one of the most fun ways to explore Destin Harbor! Visitors to the boardwalk can choose from a number of jet ski rental companies that offer the sleekest and fastest watercrafts on the market. Zooming across Destin’s beautiful emerald green waters is a thrilling experience that you won’t soon forget. If you plan on jet skiing during your visit to the Destin Boardwalk, be sure to bring a swimsuit!
4. Watch the Boats Come In
Destin Harbor is home to a fleet of over 150 boats. One of our favorite ways to relax on the Destin Boardwalk is to sit for a spell and watch the boats leave and arrive in the harbor. With a cold beverage in your hand and your sweetheart by your side, we can’t think of a better way to unwind!
5. Enjoy Some Nightlife
When the sun sets, the Destin Boardwalk becomes a mecca for nightlife on the Emerald Coast. Whether you’re in search of a fun place to watch the big game or a night of dancing, the boardwalk has got you covered. The boardwalk’s clubs and bars are also great places to enjoy live entertainment from some of the area’s best musicians.
The Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to stay for your next trip to Destin. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, our adults only bed and breakfast is located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park. Guests at our hotel enjoy exclusive access to our private beach on the Gulf of Mexico, complimentary beach services, gourmet breakfasts, boxed picnic lunches, nightly happy hours, and all of the best amenities. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.