Top 4 Free Things to Do in Destin Florida
With its signature white sand beaches and beautiful green water, Destin, FL is one of the nation’s top vacation destinations. When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn for your getaway on the Emerald Coast, you can enjoy our wonderful city without spending hardly any money on entertainment. To help you make the most of your retreat, we have put together a guide to the best free things to do in Destin Florida.
1. Relax on the Beach
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will have exclusive access to our private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our shoreline features the iconic sugar white sand that has made Destin famous. We provide beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy. Whether you walk along the water, read a good book, or simply bask in the sun, you will love soaking up the beautiful scenery on the beach.
2. Visit the Air Force Armament Museum
History buffs will love the Air Force Armament Museum on the Eglin Air Force Base, which is a half hour drive from the Henderson Park Inn. This excellent museum showcases aircrafts and weapons from the WWI era through the present. Visitors will have the chance to see planes, bombs, missiles, rockets, and a variety of other historic artifacts. Admission is completely free and the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3. Go for a Bicycle Ride
Bicycling is another one of our favorite free things to do in Destin Florida. The Henderson Park Inn provides complimentary bicycle rentals to all of our guests, so you can explore the area without spending a cent. The Timpoochee Trail is one of the best places for a gorgeous bike ride. Stretching twenty miles along Scenic 30 A, this trail features coastal dune lakes, which are rare bodies of water that can’t be found elsewhere in the U.S. For a shorter ride, guests can also go bicycling in the lovely neighborhood around our hotel.
4. Enjoy a Picnic
Every day at lunchtime, the Henderson Park Inn offers free boxed meals. Guests will enjoy gourmet sandwiches or salads from the HoneyBaked Ham Company. For a fun dining experience, we recommend having a picnic on our private beach. Food just seems to taste better when you’re admiring the Gulf of Mexico! Another great option is heading over to Henderson Beach State Park to eat your meal. While the park does have a $2.00 admission fee, it is worth paying this small charge to have your picnic amongst some of the Emerald Coast’s most beautiful scenery.
As you can see, finding free things to do in Destin Florida isn’t hard when you stay at the Henderson Park Inn. Our adults only bed and breakfast is all inclusive, except for dinner. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, the Henderson Park Inn is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or any type of special getaway with your sweetheart. To learn about everything we have to offer, visit the Henderson Park Inn Amenities page.