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Top 10 Things to Do Along Destin

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Whether it's your first or fifteenth time visiting the Destin/30A area, it can be difficult to pick just what activities to fit into your trip! Here are a few suggestions to help you plan the perfect trip to our Emerald Coast!

1) Rent A Pontoon

One of Destin's most beloved spots is Crab Island, a gorgeous area of shallow, pristine waters, with floating tiki bars, boiled peanut vendors and tons of tourists enjoying the waters. You will need a boat rental to reach this gorgeous section of water. Fortunately, 30A Pontoon Rentals can cover all your rental needs with 150 hp and 200 hp Tritoons.

2) Rent YOLO Boards

One of the best ways to get to know the waters around Choctawatchee Bay and the 30A area is to rent paddle boards. Not only do these let you get up close and personal with native Florida, it's a heck of a workout!

3) Visit the Natural Springs

The Sunshine State isn't just known for its coastline: we have gorgeous natural springs too! With mild waters and an amazing selection of animals to observe, the springs are a must-see. Near the Destin area, there are Ponce de Leon Spring State Park, Jackson Spring, Defuniak Springs, and Linton Spring Branch, with the closest being Crystal Spring.

4) Book a Dolphin Cruise

The quintessential florida experience is seeing beautiful dolphins race through the waters along Miramar, Grayton, Santa Rosa, and Rosemary Beach! A dolphin cruise let's you see these magnificent creatures as close up as possible. 30A Pontoon Rentals offers private Dolphin Cruises, a nice change from public cruises shared with hundreds of people.

5) Have a Beach Photo Shoot

Photos last a lifetime and there are hundreds of high-quality photographers in the area. Specializing in family beach shoots, these photographers will send you home with timeless reminders of your experience along the Emerald Coast!

6) Book a Fishing Charter

The adrenaline of fighting an unknown monster below the waves rivals none! Known as "the luckiest fishing village", Destin and the surrounding waters are known for amazing fishing, including many specie that are delicious to eat! 30A Yacht Charters offers private fishing charters that take you out to where some of the best fishing occurs!

7) Snorkeling

There are so many reasons to snorkel along our gorgeous coast! The best shells seem to lie below the waves, you get to sea the nature moving at its own aquatic pace, and more. Gear can be purchased at any surf shop along 30A!

8) Visit The Big Chill

Whether you want to eat, drink, listen to live music, or shop, The Big Chill has it all! With various eateries, shops, stage, and outdoor patio, there's something for everyone!

9) Visit the Destin Harbor

Here you can watch fishing charters unload their catches of the day, sift through souvenir shops, grab a bite to eat and more! There are also so many activities to do such as mini-golf and a climbing wall.

10) Sand Castle Contest

This is creative, fun, and free!! Make new friends by starting a sand castle contest outside your condo and encourage some friendly competition. Try to express your best sandcastle designs!

There is so much to do along the 30A area! We hope you enjoy every minute at our gorgeous beaches and exploring our awesome towns.

Make sure to check out 30a Pontoon rental and 30a Yacht Charter...

30a Pontoon Rental and 30a Yacht Charters offers luxury 150 and 200 hp tritoons as well as double decker tritoons with water slides, Yacht Charters, and Deep Sea Fishing Charters. Visit

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