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World Famous Beach Bar Pompano Joes is a 5 minute walk

Destin Harbor Family

Visit Destin Harbor and see why Destin is the World’s Luckiest Fishing village

Destin Dolphin Cruise

Watch for Dolphins from the balcony or take Dolphin Cruise

Here is a list of activities you may interested in Destin. You can do a Google search to find out more on a specific activity.


Pompano Joe’s
5 minute walk from condo. Great spot for lunch.
Joe’s Crabshack
Fun place to eat. On birthday’s the will embarrass you. Playground outside for kids while waiting. Crowded for diner during summer.
Another fun place to eat. Band outside on deck. Small playground for kids. Alligator pond and pictures with alligator. Crowded for diner during summer.
Captain Daves
Just a 10 minute walk from condo.
The Crabshack
A 5 minute drive west down Scenic 98. On beach. Playground on beach for kids. May get crowded during summer.

Personal Favorites

Johnny O’Quigleys
Personal favorite for watching sports. TVs everywhere! Located next to Olive Garden across from Bass Pro. Get the wings! 7 minutes from condo.
La Rhumba Mexican
Personal favorite for Mexican. Great chips and salsa. Daily specials. On Hwy 98 next to Express Oil. 5 min from condo.
Papa John’s
Personal favorite for delivery. Order online. Papa Johns on Hwy 98. next to Express Oil.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Great for Lunch. Take left from condo. Scenic 98 hits Hwy 98. In outlet mall shopping area. About 7 minutes.

Food in Destin Commons Mall

Red Brick Oven Pizza
Great pizza joint in Destin Commons. They also offer a Gluten Free pizza.
Great place for light lunch. Destin Commons Mall
Tropical Smoothie
Great for light lunch or snack. Destin Commons Mall
Hard Rock Cafe
Just like every other Hard Rock! Destin Commons Mall
Dave’s Famous Dogs
I hear he drives several hours each week to get his buns. Stand in Destin Commons.
Johnny Rockets
Old fashion diner. Kids usually grab grilled cheese and ff before the movie. In Destin Commons.


Whitest sand in the world! Go out condo door and walk south for 1 minute!

Big Kahunas Water Park
Great water park! A full day’s activity. Best time to arrive is just before opening and Sunday-Tuesday are least crowded days. Great areas for smaller children too.
We usually hit this 2-3 times a year. Usually opens after Memorial Day.
Destin Commons Mall
Outdoor mall. Great for shopping, food, theaters. Take bathing suit and towel and let kids play in outdoor water fountain and playground. All ages.

United States Navy Museum
Located in Pensacola at the Naval Air Base the US Navy Museum is a day’s visit. IMAX, lots of aircraft displays and cockpits for kids to play. IMAX theater. Home of Blue Angels. Check schedule to watch Blue Angels practice. See their website. Worth the 1hr drive.
Rave Movie Theaters
Located in Destin Commons. 1st class movie theaters! IMAX too. Get your tickets at Kiosk outside theater doors. Quicker…
Henderson Beach State Park
Located in the middle of Destin across from Walmart. Walking trails and beach.
Topsail State Park
Great nature trails. See very rare inland lakes. Personal favorite for short hikes. I like entrance of Hwy98. Just past Sacred Heart hospital when road narrows look for entrance.
Deep Sea Fishing
Call ahead to make reservations. Google Destin Deep Sea fishing.
Bass Pro Shop
Well this is kinda shopping but my kids like to go there and look around. Huge fishing section.
During the summer you there are various fireworks at Sandestin and possibly Harbor. 4th of July fireworks at Destin Commons, Destin Harbor, Sandestin.
Lasertag and Arcade
There is a lasertag and arcade located next to Fudpuckers
Outlet Mall
Go left from condo. Scenic 98 will hit Hwy98. Right across the street are the outlet malls.
Grand Boulevard Outdoor Mall
Shopping and Food. About 15 minutes east on Hwy 98.
Destin Harbor
Shopping and Food. Harry T’s is great place to eat. Go for early diner and watch boats come in.
Pier Park Mall
Outdoor Mall in Panama City. Similar to Destin Commons.


There are a number of great churches in Destin.
We like Destiny Worship Center which is about 5-10 minutes from condo. Non-Denominational. Services Saturday and 3 on Sunday. Great area for kids. Casual dress.
See their Website.

Other Activities

Hunt for Crabs!
We try to keep flashlights and nets available in our “fun closet” for crab hunting. Go out as the sun goes down and let kids look for crabs on the beach.
Morning Jog or Bike Ride
There is a great 5 mile walking/bike path along Scenic 98. Perfect for bike rides or a morning jog.
Watch for Dolphins
From the balcony you can occasionally see a school of dolphins.
Usually in the summer Pompano Joe’s has a volleyball net or game going.
Turn off the phone and just do nothing!