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What kinds of homes are available in Destin, FL?

Destin Florida offers a variety of different types of homes. Destin offers condos, town homes, and luxury homes. If you’re looking for something with a view, Destin offers, Bayfront homes, Bayou Homes, beachfront homes, Gulf front homes, and harborfront homes. Finally, if you’re looking for a home with more, Destin offers boat slip homes and homes with pools.

What are the schools like in Destin, FL?

Destin has a very good rating for their academics! Rating is within the 90% range for completing highschool. The public schools in Destin are, Okaloosa County School District, Walton County Schools District and Bay County School District.

What are restaurants like in Destin Florida?

Destin offers a variety of different types of food for everyone to enjoy! From fast food, fast-casual, casual dining, buffet style, contemporary, and even cafes! Of course, you can find fresh fish at a number of restaurants as well.

What is shopping like in Destin, FL?

You will definitely shop till you drop in Destin! Destin offers a variety of different shopping experiences from premium outlets, boutiques, and malls! Some of the shopping spots we recommend are, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin mall, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, and Destin Commons.

Where can I get my car washed in Destin?

There are a number of locations you can take your car to get cleaned in Destin. Here are a few, Wash Me Now Car Wash and Auto Detailing, Executive Express Car Wash, Otto's Express Car Wash.

How should I pack for Destin in the winter?

Destin in the winter can vary and sometimes be unpredicatable. We recommend packing a jacket or sweatshirt to stay warm incase it gets cold. It won’t hurt packing a pair of pants as well just incase! We suggest checking the weather a few days before leaving so you can pack accordingly.

Can I swim in Destin during the winter months?

Simple answer, no. Well, we don’t recommend it! The average water temperature sits around 65 degrees F. Therefore, we will be pretty cold if you try to take a swim! The Florida sun is still nice and warm when you are in direct sunlight. You might be able to get away with sitting on the beach to sun bathe or at least in a t-shirt and shorts.

Where can I go to the grocery in Destin?

You won’t go hungry in Destin! Destin offers an abundance of grocery stores. Here are a few for your convenience. The Fresh Market, Publix Super Market, The Local Market, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods. Destin also has a Walmart Supercenter and a Target.

Where can I host an event or party in Destin?

Destin of some incredible venues for tourist and locals! Here are some options with good variety depending on what you are looking for. Parties Unlimited, Destin Bay House, Enchanted Parties LLC, Sky Room, and the Fort Walton Yacht Club.

Where can I get my nails done in Destin?

Destin offers a good variety of options for tourist and locals to get their nails done. Here are some of the locations we recommend. My Nail Spa, Le NAILS | Nail salon, Destiny Nail Salon,  Destin Nails, and the Harbor Nails & Spa.

Where can I get a facial in Destin?

If you are looking for a nice spa day and need a facial, here are some locations we recommend. Hand and Stone Massage Facial Spa, Beverly Hills Day Spa, and Edge of Paradise Day Spa.

Where can I get a massage in Destin?

Looking for a massage for you or maybe a couples massage? Destin offers a good variety of spas in the area. Here is what we recommend, Avonas Massage, RUYI Massage, Thai Massage by Bee, and Hui’s Massage Destin.

Where can I get my car fixed in Destin, FL?

If you are in need of some car help, don’t worry! Destin has a ton of trusted mechanic shops in the area. Here are some that Destin offers, Destin Auto Center, Tuffy Tire and Auto Service Center, Certified Automotive Repair and Service, and Rhodes Auto Repair.

Why is Destin called the Emerald Coast?

To put it simply, Destins waters have a lot of algae in the water. Thus, when the sun reflects on the water, it makes the waters look emerald. This is why on cloudy days the may look different since the sun isn’t reflecting off the algae waters.

What can I do in Destin when it rains?

There are a number of things you can do when it rains in Destin. You can visit one of these various locations. The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Wild Willy’s, Destin History and Fishing Museum, and the Emerald Coast Science Center.

Where can I see a movie in Destin?

If you are looking to have a movie day, here are a few options to go see a movie. Regal Sun Plaza, New Vision Theatres Boulevard 10, AMC Destin Commons, and the AMC Classic Boulevard 10.

What are the best vegetables/fruits to grow in Destin?

If you are looking to start your vegetable/fruit garden, here are some options hat will thrive in Destin. Cucumbers, watermelon, pumpkin, and winter squash.

What are the best plants to grow in Destin?

If you want your garden to thrive, you must consider where you live. Here are some plants that will do well in Destin. Azaleas, Caladiums, Coonties, and Snapdragons.

What is the best month to go to Destin?

Destin is beautiful all year round but if you are looking for warmer temps that are comfortable (80s). Then the best months are April and May. However, locals will tell you that the Fall months are stunning and cool weather.

What is the best month to fish in Destin?

Destin is known as the luckiest fishing village. However, the best months for fishing in Destin are, from late May to early November.

What fish will I catch in Destin in the Spring?

Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper. Black Snapper, Shark, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Cobia.

What fish will I catch in Destin in the Summer?

Typically in the summer, you will catch the following: Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Black Snapper, White Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Shark, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin.

What fish will I catch in Destin in the Fall?

Typically in the fall, you will catch the following: Grouper, Vermillion Snapper, Black Snapper, White Snapper, Amberjack, Shark, Spanish, Mackerel, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin.

What fish will I catch in Destin in the winter?

Typically in the winter you will catch the following: White Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Black Snapper, Triggerfish, Tuna.

Are dogs allowed on Destin beaches?

Dogs are not allowed on Destin beaches. You can take your dog to Henderson Beach State Park in Destin Florida.

Can I sleep on the beach in Destin FL?

Overnight camping is prohibited even if you have a tent.

Can I have a campfire on the beach in Destin?

No, fires on the beach are not allowed. However, in Walton County, it is legal to hold a bonfire with a permit.

Can a Destin restaurant cook your catch?

Yes! If you join a fishing excursion, a deckhand will cut and clean your fish for you. You can take your fresh catch to places like Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Al’s Burger Bar, and Camille’s at Crystal Beach.

Where can I get dry cleaning done in Destin?

Destin offers a number of laundry services in the area. Visit, Total Laundry Services, Destin Cleaners, Dixie Service Cleaners, and Miracle Dry Cleaners & Laundry.

Can I drive my golf cart everywhere in Destin?

No, golf carts are only allowed on certain parts within the Destin area. Golf carts are not allowed on public roads. 35 MPH or under. However, you are able to drive your golf cart around the resort communities and to the beach.