The Top 5 Indoor Activities in Destin
While Destin, FL has a wonderful climate all year round, sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate with your outdoor plans. Fortunately, the Emerald Coast offers a number of excellent indoor attractions that you can enjoy on a rainy day. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to five of the most popular indoor activities in Destin.
1. Visit the Destin History & Fishing Museum
Destin, FL has a fascinating past that you can learn all about at the Destin History & Fishing Museum. Tracing Destin’s evolution from a small fishing village to one of the nation’s top vacation destinations, this excellent museum is filled with interesting artifacts and exhibits. Highlights of the Destin History & Fishing Museum include the section on the Emerald Coast’s Native American residents, over 75 mounts of locally caught fish, and a gallery filled with photos and videos from the Destin Fishing Rodeo.
2. Go Shopping
Shopping is another one of the best indoor activities in Destin. The Henderson Park Inn is minutes away from two of the most popular shopping areas on the Emerald Coast:
- Destin Commons is the perfect place to spend the day! Visitors will find all of their favorite stores, including Bass Pro Shops, KAY Jewelers, Sephora, Brookstone, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and an AMC Theater.
- Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to 110 designer and name-brand stores. Some of the most popular shops at Silver Sands include Kate Spade, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Michael Kors, Columbia Sportswear, and Zales.
3. Break Out of Escape Zone 60
If you and your sweetheart are looking for a memorable and fun vacation activity, consider signing up for a session at Escape Zone 60. When you visit this unique attraction, you’ll be “locked” in a room and given a mission to complete in under 60 minutes. In order to escape from the room, you’ll have to look for clues, solve puzzles, and think outside the box. Escape Zone 60 offers a number of different adventure themes to choose from, including a Crime Scene Investigation, Special Ops Mission, and a Zombie Apocalypse.
4. Explore the Air Force Armament Museum
Located on the Eglin Air Force Base, the Air Force Armament Museum is a can’t-miss stop for military history buffs. This popular museum is home to a wonderful collection of planes that date from WWI to the present. Visitors to the Air Force Armament Museum will have the chance to sit in a cockpit simulator and see the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest plane ever built.
5. Relax at the Henderson Park Inn
While there are a number of excellent indoor activities in Destin, guests at the Henderson Park Inn can enjoy a rainy day without even leaving our hotel! Each room at the Henderson Park Inn comes with cable TV, a DVD player, and access to the thousands of shows and movies on Netflix. With a complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary lunch from the HoneyBaked Ham company, and free cookies and fruit during the afternoon, you won’t have to leave the inn when you get hungry. For dinner, guests can dine at our award winning onsite restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe.
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