4 of the Best Things to Do in Destin in October
Just because fall is here doesn’t mean you can’t still take a beach vacation! Destin has some of its best weather in October. Water temperatures are warm enough to swim in, and it’s not too hot to enjoy some outdoor fun. There’s also plenty of exciting events and fall festivals you won’t want to miss out on. To help you plan your vacation, we’ve made a list of the top 4 things to do in Destin in October:
1. Enjoy Outdoor Activities
The month of October is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities! Temperatures are warm enough to still get in the emerald waters of the Gulf, but comfortable enough that you can be outside without getting too hot. Of course, one of the best things to do outside is to spend time on the beach. Our hotel guests get access to a private stretch of beach, as well as complimentary beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. Whether you want to relax in the sugar white sand or splash in the waves, you’ll have a great time! Other fun outdoor things to do in Destin in October include fishing, water sports, and parasailing.
2. Attend a Fall Festival/Event
During October, there are so many fun fall festivals and events for visitors to attend! One of the most popular is the Destin Fishing Rodeo, which lasts all month long. You can participate and try to win prizes, or just relax on the dock and watch the weigh-ins! There’s also the famous Destin Seafood Festival, which takes place at Destin’s Harborwalk Village and includes live music and delicious seafood. Beer aficionados will love the Baytowne Beer Festival! This fun event has samplings of over 200 craft beers, lagers, and ales and entertaining live music. Other popular events include the Harvest Wine & Food Festival and the Festival of the Arts.
3. Take a Sunset Cruise
Did you know that October is actually the best time of year to catch a sunset in Destin? The sun sets directly over the Gulf, creating a spectacular sight you don’t want to miss. The gorgeous colors light up the sky and reflect onto the surface of the water. One of the best ways to take in this beautiful scenery is a sunset cruise! Destin has a number of sunset cruises that offer everything from gorgeous sights, to music, to the opportunity to see dolphins. Some of the best places to visit for a sunset cruise are AJ’s Water Adventures and Destin Snorkel.
4. Stay at Henderson Park Inn
Of course, one of the best things to do in Destin in October is stay at Henderson Park Inn! Our hotel offers everything you need for both a relaxing and romantic vacation. We have beautifully decorated rooms, and some even come with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies offering views of the Gulf! As our guest, you’ll get to enjoy a full breakfast buffet, picnic-style lunches, complimentary happy hour, and so much more. It’s no secret that our adults-only Destin hotel is the best place to stay when you visit. We also have an on-site restaurant that serves award-winning cuisine and offers breathtaking views. Beach Walk Cafe provides romantic, waterfront dining with a menu that includes everything from freshly caught seafood to tender steaks. From delicious dining to other fun amenities, you won’t want to miss out on all the incredible perks you get when you stay with us!
Take a look at all of our hotel rooms, and book your vacation to enjoy all the fun things to do in Destin in October!