Top 6 Outdoor Activities in Destin FL
Destin, Florida is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the nation! With its iconic white sand beaches and emerald green waters, Destin is the perfect place to enjoy some fun in the sun. To help you make the most of your next vacation at the Henderson Park Inn, we have put together a guide to six of our favorite outdoor activities in Destin FL.
There are many opportunities to spend some time on the links when you visit Destin! The Henderson Park Inn is just a 6-minute drive from the Regatta Bay Golf Club, which is ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top Places to Play in North America”. Popular with players of every ability, this par-72 course boasts a number of unique features, including golf carts equipped with GPS, chilled apples on the 1st and 10th holes, and circulating beverage carts.
Snorkeling is a fantastic way to see the spectacular sea creatures that live on the Emerald Coast. When you visit the Destin Jetties (man-made rock structures that have become a de facto reef), you will be able to spy puffer fish, hermit crabs, flounder, barracuda, octopuses, and maybe even sea turtles and dolphins. There are a number of local companies that will take you out to the jetties and provide all of the gear you need to go snorkeling. No previous experience is required!
Parasailing is another one of the best outdoor activities in Destin FL. From 400 feet in the air, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Destin skyline. Most companies in the area allow couples to go parasailing at the same time, so you can hold hands with the one you love while you take in the majestic vistas.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you can take advantage of our complimentary bicycle rentals. We provide bikes, helmets, and chain locks, so our guests can enjoy a relaxing ride around Destin. Our hotel is located right on Scenic Highway 98, a beautiful 5-mile road that runs along the water. For more great cycling destinations, check out our guide to the best places to go bike riding in Destin.
5. Boat Tours
The Emerald Coast is famous for its boat tours! With everything from sunset sailboat tours to snorkeling excursions, you are sure to find an adventure that suits your interests. Destin’s dolphin tours are extremely popular and are regularly featured on travel shows. If you have some experience on the water, you can also rent a boat and explore the Gulf on your own.
6. Relaxing on the Beach
Of course, being outdoors doesn’t mean you have to be out and about! Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love taking it easy at our private beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our beach offers the same sugar white sand and crystal clear water you will find next door. We provide complimentary beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, and picnic lunches, so you’ll have everything you need to kick back and relax.
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will love trying all of these outdoor activities in Destin FL. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, our beachside bed and breakfast is a favorite destination for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and other special getaways. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!