4 Unique Things to Do in Destin FL
Just about every month, we at Henderson Park Inn release a list of exciting activities in our area, but with a number of places currently closed due to COVID-19, we’ve had a number of guests call in to ask what else our area has to offer.
While places begin to slowly open again, we’ve compiled a list of four unique things to do in Destin FL if you’re vacationing here soon.
1. Walk a Trail at Henderson Beach State Park
Directly next to our inn sits Henderson Beach State Park, and while you have to access it from Highway 98, it boasts beautiful a three-quarter mile trail that meanders through ancient but still growing coastal shrub and shifting dunes and remnants of a military bunker used decades ago. This trail, and the park in general, is also great for viewing wildlife. Since it’s spring, you may be able to see migratory gird in addition to rabbits, bobcats and gopher tortoises. For more information about the park, visit its website.
2. Go Fishing
Ok, so this might not seem like one of the most unique things to do in Destin FL, it’s an experience that’s unique to our area. Destin is home to the largest charter fishing fleet in the country. It’s the life-blood of our area, and in addition to being able to guide you to catching some of the biggest fish you’ve ever seen, these captains and crews have stories about the area that you’ll never hear about in a museum or on a website. It’s the best way to see the true heart of Destin.
3. Check out the Dune Lakes
Just a short drive from Henderson Park Inn rests 15 named coastal dune lakes. They’re a unique geographical feature that can only be found in Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand, Oregon and here. While connected to the Gulf of Mexico, water in the lakes comes from streams, groundwater seepage, rain and storm surge, making each dune lake’s chemistry different and providing a variety of different life in each.
4. Take a Bike Ride down Scenic Highway 98
When looking for unique things to do in Destin FL, bike riding might not be your first thought, but Scenic Highway 98 is called scenic for a reason. Henderson Park Inn sits at the very end of the road, and if you grab a set of our complimentary bicycles, you can pedal down the five-mile stretch and see the stunning, expansive coastline.
Of course, there’s always something unique to do in Destin FL, but we understand that with so many different reports coming out about our area, it’s difficult to determine what’s happening. But restaurants and hotels are opening once again, and as those continue to thrive, more businesses are following suit.
While things continue to open, there are still plenty of activities available for just about anyone.
If you’re ready to book your beach vacation, visit our Rooms & Rates page now.