5 Fun Ways to Stay Cool in Destin This Summer
With average highs in the upper 80s, summer in Destin, FL is all about fun in the sun! Although the weather may be hot, there are plenty of opportunities to cool off when you spend your vacation at the Henderson Park Inn. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we are sharing five of our favorite ways to stay cool in Destin this summer.
1. Swimming at Our Private Beach
Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will be just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico! Our hotel features a picturesque private beach where you can soak up the sun and take a dip in the iconic green water of the Emerald Coast. Nothing is more refreshing on a sweltering summer day than splashing around in the Gulf. For even more scenic swimming opportunities, guests can visit Henderson Beach State Park, with boasts 6,000 feet of pristine shoreline adjacent to our hotel.
2. Relaxing at The Henderson’s Adults Only Pool
If you’re looking for a change from the beach, you can walk over to our sister property, The Henderson, and go for a swim at their adults only pool. This gorgeous swimming pool features a luxury cabana and poolside beverage service, so you can kick back and enjoy a nice cool drink while dipping your feet in the water. For the young at heart, The Henderson also has a family pool that features a fun splash pad and a lazy river.
3. Getting Ice Cream
When the sun is blazing, nothing hits the spot quite like an ice cream cone! Fortunately, the Henderson Park Inn is near a number of excellent creameries, including a nostalgic malt shop located inside The Henderson. For a complete guide to everyone’s favorite summertime treat, check out our article profiling the top five ice cream shops in Destin.
4. Going Snorkeling
Snorkeling is another one of our favorite ways to cool off during the summer months. Destin’s most popular snorkeling spot is the Jetties, a man-made rock structure that attracts a variety of fascinating undersea life. Destin Snorkel offers excellent three-hour snorkeling tours that include an extended stop at the famous jetties. Follow the link to read our full guide to snorkeling in Destin.
5. Renting a Jet Ski
Anyone with a need for speed will love jet skiing in Destin Harbor. Xtreme H20 rents Yamaha VX110 WaveRunners, which can reach a top speed of around 50 miles per hour! Cruising around the water with the wind in your hair is guaranteed to keep you cool on a hot summer’s day. For more information, check out our comprehensive guide to jet skiing in Destin.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will have the perfect home base for an unforgettable summer vacation on the Emerald Coast. A favorite destination for weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries, 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 escape, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!