Top 5 Things to Do in Destin Florida for Adults
While Destin, FL is a hugely popular family vacation spot, it is also a wonderful destination for romantic getaways! Couples come from far and wide to soak up the sun on Destin’s white sand beaches and go swimming in the beautiful green water of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to its gorgeous beaches, our Emerald Coast city is filled with fun activities that are perfect for a couple’s escape. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to the top five things to do in Destin Florida for adults.
1. Play a Round of Golf
Golf fans will find numerous opportunities to hit the links in Destin! When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be just a 5-minute drive from Regatta Bay Golf Club, which was named one of the “Top Places to Play in North America” by Golf Digest. Regatta Bay is known for its high-end amenities, including GPS-equipped golf carts, mango-scented ice towels, chilled apples on the 1st and 10th holes, and circulating beverage carts.
2. Visit a Local Brewery
America’s craft beer craze is alive and well in Destin! The Emerald Coast is home to a number of excellent breweries where you can stop in, have a pint, and maybe learn a bit about the brewing process. Some of our favorite local breweries include Destin Brewery, McGuire’s Irish Pub, Props Brewery & Grill, Grayton Beer Company, and Idyll Hounds Brewing Company. For more information about all of these taprooms, check out our guide to Destin’s breweries.
3. Go Shopping
Shopping is another one of the best things to do in Destin Florida for adults. Vacationers will find a fantastic mix of big outlet malls and locally owned boutiques to peruse. For brand name shopping, we recommend visiting Silver Sands Premium Outlets or Destin Commons, while The Village of Baytowne Wharf and Banana Bart’s are both great spots for picking up unique souvenirs from the Emerald Coast. Read our in-depth guide to shopping in Destin to plan the perfect day of browsing and buying.
4. Rent a Pontoon Boat
No trip to Destin is complete without getting out on the water! While there are plenty of cruises and boat tours available, nothing competes with renting your very own pontoon boat and exploring the Emerald Coast with your sweetheart. Whether you go looking for dolphins in Choctawhatchee Bay or take a trip to Crab Island, you’ll have a blast piloting your boat in the sunshine. Two of our favorite pontoon rental providers in Destin are Boogies Watersports and La Dolce Vita.
5. Enjoy Live Music
Destin boasts a superb music scene, with regular concerts from both local artists and touring bands. For a fun night out, head over to The Funky Blues Shack, a dueling piano bar where guests can hear their favorite songs performed on 88 keys. Both the Harborwalk Village and The Village of Baytowne Wharf host free live concerts in season, and the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village is a great place to see visiting musical acts from around the nation. Check out our complete guide to finding live music in Destin for a closer look at all of these awesome venues.
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will have the perfect home base for enjoying all of these wonderful things to do in Destin Florida for adults. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only inn has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!