Travelers to Destin give high marks for the beaches, seafood restaurants, and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. Top sights in the city include Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons.
- You'll find 4015 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
- The closest major airport is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from the city center
- The next closest is in Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), 8.7 mi (13.9 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Destin
The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Henderson Beach State Park, James Lee Park, and Santa Rosa Island. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Destin Commons and HarborWalk Village. Dolphin watching, exploring the waterfront, and golfing are top activities, while sights to visit include HarborWalk Marina.
In Destin, you'll find 1308 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:
- Beachside Inn - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant, along with an in-room kitchenette. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
- The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort - Our customers like the proximity to shopping and comfortable rooms at this resort. This 4-star resort features 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Destin - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and pool.
Other top sights in Destin include Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Popular places to visit in the area include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, which is 8 mi (12.9 km) away.
Dressing for Destin
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 71°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 45°F
- From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 57°F at night
- July through September sees average temperatures of 90°F during the day and 68°F at night
- In October-December, you can expect 83°F as the daytime average and 45°F as the nighttime average
- About 62.36 inches of rain falls on Destin each year
- July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 46°F