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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“ Destin Commons boasts 95+ stores and restaurants, including Florida’s first Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Southern Living Store. Serving as the area’s favorite gathering place, their award-winning line up of stores and restaurants includes national & locally owned favorites, AMC Movie Theater and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, an underwater themed bowling alley. Enjoy our newly renovated play area, mural art walk & seasonal events for nonstop fun year-round. There truly is something for everyone!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“AMC movies is located in Destin Commons Mall and Uncle Buck's Bowling is all in this area.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beach
“Easy access to the beach, without the traffic hassle, plenty of parking, for a small fee”
  • 49 locals recommend
Water Park
“Our children enjoyed the thrills of this huge waterpark. Many fun memories!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood in Destin hands down! The restaurant is awesome and very enjoyable atmosphere!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during one of their spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in their new interactive programming.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Racetrack
“2.5 miles away, has mini golf, water bumper boats, go carts and even great rides for the toddlers. For those brave enough, they also offer bungee jumping.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great restaurants, see the catch of the day, ride a choo choo train for the littles, rent waterspouts equipment here and ride over to Crab Island. Sightseeing tours/fishing tours/Pirate ship tour/Dolphin tours all can be found here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great local place. Good food and drinks. Music on Sundays. Walking distance from property. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Right on the beach. This one of the oldest restaurants in Destin. A bit pricey, but a great place to enjoy a view of the gulf and have a cocktail.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Museum
“If family is into aviation, this museum is truly awesome. They have impressive fleet on display. One of our favorites to take kids. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Great place to grab a pint and the food is delicious! This is the same world-renowned McGuire's that's located over in Pensacola.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Resort
“A great spot to find restaurants, shops, live music, boat & dolphin tours, and amazing views. Something to do for all ages! ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best seafood in Destin hands down! The restaurant is awesome and very enjoyable atmosphere!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best sushi and long standing local's favorite. Fresh seafood comes straight from their own boats. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Great local place. Good food and drinks. Music on Sundays. Walking distance from property. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Right on the beach. This one of the oldest restaurants in Destin. A bit pricey, but a great place to enjoy a view of the gulf and have a cocktail.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sit right on the water and enjoy the best and freshest local seafood. This is an absolute favorite of ours, especially the "boat run" shrimp. This Dewey's is better than the one on the harbor.”
  • 24 locals recommend

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