Morrison Springs

Morrison Springs is one of the most popular diving spots in northwest Florida and is well-known throughout the southeast. The large, sandy-bottomed spring is surrounded by a 161-acre park that is managed by Walton County. The spring discharges an average of 48 million gallons of crystal-clear water each day to create a 250-foot-diameter spring pool and a spring run that flows into the Choctawhatchee River. There are 3 cavities reported at the bottom of the spring pool, 1 of which is 300 feet deep. The spring is popular not only for scuba diving but also for swimming and snorkeling. The county recently provided new amenities to this park, including a picnic pavilion and restroom facilities. A large wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, with an overlook, links the springs to the floodplain along the spring run. A floating dock for divers only is located just a few yards from the spring boil and accessed from shore through the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. A boat ramp was constructed downstream of the spring to avoid conflicts with swimmers and divers at the spring.

Morrison Springs is located an hour from our beach houses (well worth the drive)! From Interstate 10, take Exit 96 onto Highway 81 South. Go about 6 miles. Turn left onto Highway 181-A. Drive for 1.5 miles, turn right onto Morrison Springs Road, and follow the road to its end.

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SandCastle Lessons

What’s in a SandCastle Lesson: Learn professional sand sculpting tips and techniques. The lesson is 2 hours in length beginning with a demonstration; showing tools and their usage, and you will learn exactly how much water to add to the sand to create a perfect mixture. We assist as (typically) each person creates a sandcastle tower and we mentor as you create your very own masterpiece. Beach Sand Sculptures teaches you “SandCastle Success”. Upon completion your group will have a unique sandcastle standing approximately 3 1/2 feet tall, ready for photographs. Fun in the sand, newly acquired sand sculpting skills and a unique vacation activity are just a few of the reasons why Beach Sand Sculptures’ SandCastle Lessons quickly became the #2 Tripadvisor Activity in Destin, FL. as well as in Seaside, Fl. along 30A!
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Harbor Walk

Immerse yourself in the beautiful Destin atmosphere unlike any other. Whether you’re dining at one of the many restaurants at Harbor Walk, or maybe just doing some shopping at the boutiques and gift shops, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you take a stroll down the Harbor Walk and maybe spot some dolphins out playing in bayou. If you’re planning a fishing trip then make sure to stop in the Harbor Walk Marina for everything from anchors to live bait. With special events happening regularly you’re not going to want to miss a second of excitement! 10 Harbor Blvd Destin, FL 32541

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Fudpucker Restaurant

WWW.FUDPUCKER.COM 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL 32541 Sit down, relax, and be immersed in the Fudpucker’s atmosphere, one of the most popular restaurants on the coast, with delicious food, and great entertainment for the whole family! Fud’s is renowned for their mouthwatering food, live entertainment, and last but not least, alligators!! That’s right, with over 80 live alligators including a very rare (1 of 50 in the US) Albino gator you can feed and even hold one and get your photo taken! Make sure you also stop in the Fudpucker’s gift shop and pick up one of their world famous T-shirts. There’s so much fun to be had at Fud’s, so grab the family and prepare for some serious fun!!

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Donut Hole Restaurant

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Come fill yourself with the delicious homemade doughnuts at the Donut Hole! Waking up in the morning and it’s your first day in Destin? Take a trip over to the local Donut Hole and have a delicious breakfast and coffee. Try one of the heavenly doughnuts the cafe has to offer, bet you cant just eat one! But don’t worry, you’re on vacation, no one is gonna see those extra delicious doughnuts you devour!

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Pompano Joes Restaurant

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Walk to Pompano Joe’s Restaurant and the public beach and enjoy the salt life like never before! Not staying in a home close enough to walk down? No worries, Pompano Joe’s beach has a large parking lot to park your vehicle for free and then go spend some time in the sun! And no need to run back to your rental home for a “pitstop”…feel free to use the public restrooms, water fountain and showers! Not only is Pompano Joe’s popular for its wonderful beach, but the fact that the Pompano Joe’s Restaurant is situated directly on the white sands of Destin. Don’t miss out on the local talent that plays live at the restaurant as well! Known for its food and fun, Pompano Joe’s restaurant has been featured as one of the best beach restaurants in the world and has recently been featured on the Travel Channel! The fresh food and good attitude that Pompano Joe’s has to offer will have you coming back for more dinner and more time of the beach!
Pompano Joe’s is located at 2237 Scenic Gulf Drive Destin, Florida 32550

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Fanta Sea Rentals

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Make your fantasies of fun come true at FantaSea! With over 10 years of supplying people with fun on wheels in Destin, FantaSea is truly a place of fun for the whole family! Scooters, ScootCars, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Street Legal Golf Carts, Beach Wheelchairs, Boat Rentals, and so much more you can rent for an hour, or up to a whole day!
Beach Supplies, Fishing Bait, Sunscreen, Suntan Lotion, Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Cameras, Batteries, Souvenirs, Shells, and much, much more are also here at the FantaSea tourist shop! Touring Destin has never been more fun on a ScootCar or Street Legal Golf Cart. With very affordable prices and friendly employees, you’re sure to have more fun than you’ll ever have! So what are you waiting for?! Go rent/buy some fun at FantaSea!! 1646 Scenic Gulf Dr
Miramar Beach

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Golf Gardens

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If you dream of hole-in-ones, birdies, and beautiful putting greens, then Destin is the place to make your dreams come true! The Destin area is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world! All the courses are perfectly suited for players in every level of golfing ability and talent. The courses have luscious scenery and outstanding facilities. With over 13 courses, ranging from miniature golf to 36 hole games, you couldn’t find a happier place to be with friendlier locals anywhere else.
The course featured on the photo is Golf Garden. Come enjoy a day on the greens whether you’re receiving private lessons, group lessons, playing a full 18 hole game, or just getting the family together at a game of miniature golf. The Golf Garden also features a 10 acre driving range, the perfect place to practice that longed for hole-in-one you might someday achieve.
The Golf Garden is located at 12598 US highway 98 W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.

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Fat Daddy's Arcade

WWW.FATDADDYSARCADEDESTIN.COM 20009 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL 32541 If it’s time for you to have some serious family fun in Destin, than look no further than Fat Daddy’s Arcade. With over 65 fun games to play there’s something for everyone! Racing games, puzzle games, basketball, skee ball, guitar hero, and so much more!! When you start to get hungry step into Fat Daddy’s Pizza and enjoy a delicious meal, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and more! Be prepared to make memories that will last you and your family a lifetime!!

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The Destin Track

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Into racing cars? Bungee jumping? Bumper Carts? Or maybe you just want to take on a casual round of mini-golf? If so then the Track is the place for you! With fun activities to do at an affordable price you can’t go wrong when choosing to spend the day with the family at the Track. Take it to the race track and zip around the other racers as you try to make it into first place! If you’re over 16 and wanting even more racing action, go race your cart on the Wild Woody, a three story spiraling wooden track!
If miniature golf is something the family wants to do then you couldn’t find a better place to do it than the “Surfin’ Safari” mini-golf course at the Track!
Blaster boats, bumper carts, bungee jumping, skyflyer, a huge inside arcade room, and “Kids Country”, which is an entire kid park for the younger ones, the Track is sure to leave your family or friends with memories that will last you a lifetime. 1125 U.S. 98 Destin, FL 32541

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Silver Sands Outlet Mall

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Come shop or dine at the nation’s largest designer outlet mall, the Silver Sands. With over 100 designer and name brand outlet stores, impressive savings, and day-to-day sales you’re sure to have the time of your life here! No matter what you’re shopping for, Silver Sands has it all, apparel, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses, home furnishings, toys, electronics, and much, much more!! If you begin to wear down a little bit, no worries, go sit down and grab a tasty bite to eat at one of the six restaurants located in the mall.
You won’t want to miss a single inch of this 465,000 square foot mall and more likely than not you’re going to want to plan a trip back in the not-so-distant future. Some of the stores include: Banana Republic, Tommy Hillfiger, Brooks Brothers, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Nike, Kenneth Cole, Sony, Gap Outlet, Juicy Couture, Pacsun, Nautical, and so many more! So come take a trip to the Silver Sands and prepare to shop, shop, and shop, and don’t worry, the last thing you’ll want to do is drop, there’s just too much fun to be had, you won’t have time for dropping!
The Silver Sands Outlet Mall is located at 10562 Emerald Coast Parkway #121 Destin, Florida 32550

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Surf Style Beach Shops

Once you’ve made your way to the crystal clear waters and snow white beaches of Destin, Florida, we know the first thing on your mind is spending some fun in the sun! Why not make your time at the beach even more enjoyable by stopping by one of Destin’s many souvenir and department shops to and pick up some toys! From beach chairs and umbrellas to shovels, floats, and buckets, shops like the Surf Style have everything you’re looking for, and then some! Pick up a souvenir to bring back home to the loved ones or friends! Magnets, postcards, utensils, custom t-shirts, art, frames, ornaments, keychains, and every souvenir you could possibly think of (and some you probably can’t) are all available at the local tourist shops! Ever wanted to own a pet hermit crab, baby shark, or other cute little beach critter? Come buy a beach pet here in Destin at select shops! Beach chairs, floats, rafts, apparel, watches, bathing suits, boogie boards, skimboards, towels, candy, sunblock, waterguns, and everything else you need to give you the best day you’ve ever had at the beach! Come to Destin, Florida and prepare to drop your worries as you experience the relaxed and stressless beach life.

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Fresh Market

Step into the Fresh Market prepare to have all your senses take you on a wonderful and timeless journey. From the sight of the large fruit, the smell of the freshly brewed coffee, and the taste of delicious samples, to the sound of soothing classic music that plays quietly in the background, the experience of being in Fresh Market is certainly unlike any other. No doubt when you begin shopping you’ll just want to take your time as you often find yourself humming the classic Beethoven symphony playing in the speakers, but no worries, you’re on island time here in Destin, so take as long as you want. You’ll be shocked as you see how large the vegetables are, and how sweet the fruit is. Health nuts take delight in knowing almost everything in the Fresh Market is all natural, with no preservatives or other pesky chemicals. Make sure you stop by the freshly brewed coffee stand and take a sample, and don’t worry about coming back for seconds, the friendly employees are more than happy to fill your cup up again. So head over to the Fresh Market for all your grocery shopping needs!
The Fresh Market is located at 4495 Commons Drive West Destin, Florida 32541

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Destin Commons Mall

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Whether you’re shopping in the day or dining in the evening, the Destin Commons mall is the place for you! With over 70 specialty stores and restaurants to choose from, there’s a little something for everyone. Enjoy a fresh breakfast while checking your emails with free wifi at Panera bread, or sip on a warm cup of coffee at Starbucks. Go see a movie with the family at the Rave motion pictures, the only theater around that offers REAL D – The premier digital 3D experience, and with true stadium seating in all 14 auditoriums. Take your little ones on a train ride that travels through the center of the mall, or bring them to the large kid park and let them play on the pirate themed playground. When your kids get hot they can run through the sprinklers that shoot up and down all day and provide hours of entertainment, so make sure they bring their bathing suits! Some of the stores at the Destin Commons are Bass Pro Shop, Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, Sephora, American Eagle, Godiva Chocolates, Johnny Rockets Restaurant, Cold Stone Creamery, Hollister, Francesca’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, World Of Beer, H&M, Chipotle and so much more!
The Destin Commons is located at 4300 Legendary Drive, Destin, Florida 32541

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