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Destin is located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, which gets its name from its beautiful, clear green water. Beaches here have extremely fine, soft sand, so if you’re a beach-walker or your kids enjoy building sand castles, this could be a great destination for you.
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Where to Go for Family Fun in Destin

Set along the Emerald Coast on Florida's Panhandle, Destin is a great beach destination for the entire brood. Make sure to leave enough time to check out these family-friendly spots.
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  • Fudpucker's Gator Beach
    444 reviews
    Gator Beach is the largest alligator park on the Emerald Coast. You can get up close and personal to snap a pic, feed the reptiles and watch the gator shows.
  • Henderson Beach State Park
    2,305 reviews
    Take the family to the white-sand beaches and clear, blue waters of Henderson Beach State Park. Just remember to check the colored flags for swimming conditions before diving in.
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park
    880 reviews
    With more than 40 different water slides and play areas including tube slides, lazy river and wave pool, this water park is a kids paradise. Kiddie rides are also available for the younger ones so nobody has to miss out.
  • Buccaneer Pirate Cruise
    1,178 reviews
    If your kids have decided that it the pirate's life for them, then a ride on this pirate cruise is a must. Expect non-stop pirate-themed fun from sword fighting to treasure hunting while you’re on board.
  • Destin Laser Tag
    38 reviews
    Everybody loves laser tag. This location also has a mini golf course and other arcade games. Your kids will never want to leave.
  • Crab Island Watersports
    42 reviews
    Crab Island is a popular water-sports hub that has offers plenty to do for young and old. Take your pick from various activities including paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing and more.
  • Destin Harbor Boardwalk
    2,393 reviews
    Bustling with restaurants, bars and specialty shops, the boardwalk is a good place to walk off dinner and take in the sunset.
  • The Crab Trap Destin
    3,301 reviews
    Rest assured that even picky eaters will love this waterfront seafood restaurant thanks to its expansive kids menu. The signature hot crab dip is a must-try.
  • Harry T's
    2,035 reviews
    After you've had your fill of sandcastle-building and swimming, kick back at Harry T's with a frozen drink and some delicious seafood plates. Kid options are also available.
  • Ride On Surf School
    64 reviews
    Learn to surf no matter your age or skill with surf at Ride On Surf School. Your kids will really enjoy an afternoon riding the waves.
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