The Ultimate Itinerary for a Weekend Getaway in Destin FL
If you don’t have enough time to take a full vacation in Destin, Florida, a weekend escape is the next best thing! A few days still gives you plenty of time to enjoy the Emerald Coast’s beautiful scenery and fun atmosphere. Voted the most romantic hotel in North America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, the adults only Henderson Park Inn is the perfect destination for a few days in paradise. To help you plan your next trip, we have put together our ideal itinerary for a weekend getaway in Destin FL.
Check-in at the Henderson Park Inn
To maximize your vacation time, we recommend heading down to Destin on Friday afternoon or evening. When you check-in to your room at the Henderson Park Inn, you will find a complimentary bottle of wine, grapes, and chocolates to welcome you to the Emerald Coast!
Dinner at Beach Walk Café
Since you probably just spent at least a few hours traveling to Destin, why not enjoy a convenient and romantic dinner right at our onsite restaurant? Beach Walk Café offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and a variety of mouthwatering dishes made with locally caught seafood.
Sit Around the Fire Pit
After dinner, you and your sweetheart can sit beside our toasty fire pit while enjoying Destin’s night sky and the sound of the waves.
Have Breakfast with Us
In the morning, you can start your day with a complimentary gourmet breakfast at the Henderson Park Inn. Highlights of our buffet include the grillades, made-to-order eggs/omelets, Belgian waffles, and biscuits and gravy.
Relax at Our Private Beach
Once you’ve had your fill at breakfast, we suggest strolling over to our private white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. We provide all of our guests with beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, so all you have to worry about is kicking back and relaxing!
Enjoy a Picnic in the Sand
If you’re having too much fun soaking up the sun, you don’t need to leave the beach for lunch! The Henderson Park Inn offers complimentary boxed meals that guests can enjoy right in the sand.
Go for a Scenic Bike Ride
When you’ve finished your lunch, it’s time for a bike ride! Our inn offers bicycles, helmets, and chain locks that guests can borrow free of charge, so you can grab a bike and explore Destin’s most scenic roadways.
Take a Dip in The Henderson’s Pool
After a couple hours of bike riding, you can cool off with a nice refreshing swim. Located across the street from our inn, The Henderson boasts an adults only pool, zero entry family pool, and a lazy river that guests at the Henderson Park Inn can use for free.
Visit Our Tiki Bar for Happy Hour
In the late afternoon, we recommend heading back to the Henderson Park Inn to take advantage of our happy hour. During this designated time each day, guests can enjoy a complimentary adult beverage from our beachside Tiki Bar. Please note that the timing of our happy hour changes with the seasons.
Have Dinner with Your Sweetheart
When night falls, you and your significant other can have a wonderful dinner at Beach Walk Café or try one of the excellent restaurants in town. If you’re not sure where to dine, check out our guide to where the locals eat in Destin.
Explore the HarborWalk Village
Nighttime is perfect for strolling around the HarborWalk Village! Overlooking the beautiful Destin Harbor, this popular area offers spectacular shopping, restaurants, bars, and entertainment.
Catch Some Live Music
If you’re looking to dance the night away, or just to listen to some great music, head on over to AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar or Tailfins Ale House, which are both located in the HarborWalk Village.
Have Breakfast at the Inn
The food at the Henderson Park Inn is so good that you certainly won’t mind having breakfast with us twice during your vacation. Sunday gives you a chance to try all of the dishes you were too full to sample on Saturday!
Get a Couples Massage
A vacation is all about relaxation, so we recommend a visit to The Henderson’s Salamander Spa, where you and your sweetheart can enjoy a rejuvenating couples massage.
Grab a Picnic Lunch and Visit Henderson Beach State Park
For lunch, you can pick up a boxed meal from the Henderson Park Inn and head over to Henderson Beach State Park, which is adjacent to our hotel. Featuring 6,000 feet of white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico, this gorgeous state park is not to be missed!
Take a Dolphin Cruise
No trip to Destin is complete without getting out on the water! The Henderson Park Inn offers one free adult admission to the Sea Blaster Dolphin Cruise per paid night stay, so our guests can get an up-close look at the Emerald Coast’s most beloved sea creatures.
Buy a Souvenir and Head Home
Sadly, all vacations must come to an end. Before you hit the dusty trail, however, we recommend doing a little souvenir shopping in town. Returning home from a weekend getaway is always easier when you have a new keepsake in tow!
Book Your Room at the Henderson Park Inn
Ready to start planning your weekend getaway in Destin FL? Browse our Rooms & Rates page to find the perfect suite for your escape!