4 Things You Need to Know About Destin Florida in February
While February can be a dreary time in many parts of the country, this certainly isn’t the case along the Emerald Coast! The city of Destin, Florida remains full of excitement and fun throughout the winter months. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a list of four things everyone should know about Destin Florida in February.
1. The Weather is Fine
Lots of people don’t know what to expect weatherwise when they travel to the Florida Panhandle during the winter. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find that the temperature is quite comfortable in Destin during the month of February. The average high is 63 °F and the average low is 44 °F. The winter climate is perfect for taking a walk along the beach, going for a bike ride, or playing a round of golf.
2. Destin is Serious About Mardi Gras
Although New Orleans is the Mardi Gras capital of the U.S., Destin certainly gives the revelers on Bourbon Street a run for their money! Destin gets into the festive spirit with a number of great events. Here is a quick look at everything going on:
The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl on February 5 starting at 7 p.m. promises a good time for one and all. The hottest bars along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk will be serving up excellent drink specials and guests are encouraged to come in Carnival attire. Passes are available for purchase here. For a 50% discount on your pass, bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to donate (Promo Code: FFT2016).
The Mardi Gras Parade on Destin Harbor on February 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. is one of the most popular events in Destin Florida in February! Guests will enjoy spectacular floats, talented street performers, and plenty of live entertainment.
For even more Mardi Gras fun, check out the Fat Tuesday Celebration at the HarborWalk Village on February 9 from 5 – 8 p.m. The Village’s restaurants and bars will be decked out for the event, and Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi will be giving out free red beans and rice!
3. Destin is Perfect for Valentine’s Day
Destin is an exceptional place to spend Valentine’s Day. With gorgeous white sand beaches and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin offers the perfect backdrop for an escape with your sweetheart. Couples can enjoy all of Destin’s splendor at the Henderson Park Inn. Voted the most romantic hotel in North America, our adults only bed and breakfast is located right on the beach. To learn more about our hotel and all of the best ways to celebrate the holiday, check out our Guide to Spending Valentine’s Day in Destin FL.
4. The Annual Chili Cook-Off is a Must
Anyone who loves hot and spicy chili won’t want to miss this event! In the Annual Chili Cook-Off, over 20 restaurants will bring their best chili recipes to Destin Harbor on February 27 for a competition unlike any other. Guests will get to sample chili from all of the entrants while listening to some excellent live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online here.
If you will be visiting Destin Florida in February, we would love to host you at the Henderson Park Inn. Visit our Destin Hotel Amenities page to learn about everything we have to offer!