Beach vacation anyone? Destin, located along the Emerald Coast in Florida’s panhandle, is a must-visit with the family. As a dad, there is a ton to be had with the kiddos at the beach, and at Destin’s beaches in particular.
Known around the world for its soft, white sand and emerald green waters, there is no end to fun beach experiences that happen here. Think about it. Snorkeling and exploring the world beneath the waves, as the kids get excited when they find small fish, crabs, sand dollars, and more. Building sandcastles on the beach with moats and bridges to protect the fortress from imaginary sea creature invasions. Relaxing under the sun while the kids bury your legs in the sand, turning you into a mermaid, and using their creativity to decorate your new tail with shells they find in the sand. And this is just the start of your beach vacation fun!
When you need a break from the sand and sun, Destin also offers a number of attractions that are fun for both dads and the kids. Check out these spots to add another level of excitement to your vacation.
Destin Kids Fishing
Love to fish? Never fished before, but want to give it a try? No matter your fishing experience, Destin Kids Fishing by Destin Inshore Guides provides an awesome venture for the whole family. This charter fishing experience is the only one that focuses specifically on kid trips. With experienced captains at the helm, you and the kids will have the opportunity to learn more about fishing in the area, as well as have fun casting and catching plenty of fish! Besides a chartered fishing boat experience, there are also general, family-fun boating packages that include all sorts of fishing, dolphin cruising, and exploring secluded areas that will have you making memories that last a lifetime.
Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park
With over 40 attractions, Big Kahuna’s is the largest water park on the Emerald Coast, and it is a dad and kid-friendly adventure. Attractions include water slides, rivers, pools, kiddie rides, and an adventure park. Have a mini-golf tournament with the kids – winner gets to pick the restaurant for dinner! Or relax as you float down the lazy river and the kids enjoy the giant wave pool or surf the halfpipe. With so many options, this attraction will keep you busy all day long.
The Track Destin
The awesome vacation experience does not end with the beach, a fishing boat, or a water park. The Track Destin is the ultimate spot for family fun. This venue features multiple go-kart tracks, including a unique elevated track, which are perfect for some father/kid competitions! Additional attractions include an arcade, thrill rides, kiddie rides, and bumper boats.
Experience Destin the right way with each of these vacation attractions that will have you and the kids laughing and having a good time – the whole time! Ready to start planning your getaway? Visit the Ocean Reef Resorts website to book your stay at one of their family-friendly Destin vacation homes or condos.