4 Unique Things to Do in Destin FL
Destin, Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. Famous for its beautiful beaches with sugar white sand and emerald green water, our idyllic city on the Gulf of Mexico is about as close to paradise as you can get. In addition to its breathtaking scenery, Destin also offers a number of unique activities that visitors love. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to four of the most unique things to do in Destin FL.
1. Traveling via Water Taxi
Destin Water Taxi is one of the most convenient and fun ways to get around Destin Harbor. These “taxis” are actually small boats that will take you to all of the best spots at the HarborWalk Village. Fares are just $5 per person for a one-way trip or $10 per person for a round trip. The blue and yellow boats are typically easy to wave down, or you can call Captain Jimmy or Captain Crystal directly to arrange a pickup.
2. Flying with a Jet Pack
Although jet packs might sound like something from a science fiction movie, they really exist in Destin! Instead of running on jet fuel, the jet packs on the Emerald Coast run on water. When you rent a pack from JetPack Destin, powerful geysers of water will propel you into the air, allowing you to “fly” about 30 feet above the surface. It’s easy to see why jetpacking is one of the most unique things to do in Destin FL.
3. Taking Professional Sandcastle Lessons
If you think that building sandcastles is just for kids, think again! The Beach Sand Sculptures company offers SandCastle Lessons that take this fun activity to a whole new level. When you sign up for a class, expert instructors will teach you how to become a “sand sculptor”. You’ll learn insider tips and tricks about using tools and creating the perfect sand for sculpting. By the end of the class, you will have created a 3 ½ foot sandcastle with ornate details and designs.
4. Riding Banana Boats
Riding a banana boat with Mobile Sports is an absolute blast! For the uninitiated, a banana boat is a large, yellow inflated tube that is pulled by a ski boat. Mobile Sports offers hour-long banana boat tours of Destin Harbor where you may encounter dolphins and sea turtles. Guests can choose from a “wild” or “mild” ride, which makes banana boats ideal for both daredevils and folks who just want a fun trip around the harbor.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of these unique things to do in Destin FL. Our adults only bed and breakfast is located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park and offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com, the Henderson Park Inn has everything you need for an unforgettable couple’s getaway on the Emerald Coast. To learn more about our hotel’s incredible accommodations, visit the Henderson Park Inn Amenities page.