Destin Beach, Florida (Visit Florida)

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What to do in Destin

The most common question at a Destin, Florida, seafood restaurant? “Who caught the fish?” Chances are, it’s someone at your table—maybe even you. Chefs in this Gulf Coast enclave will cook your locally caught red snapper and top it with a savory mix of cheese and crab meat. While families have discovered Destin’s sugar-sand beaches in recent years, the town has been known as “the luckiest little fishing village” for decades, thanks to the proximity of the continental shelf that allows fishermen to hit deep water not far from shore. Destin hardly qualifies as a village today, with expansive condos and resorts ruling the better part of town. But it’s still a fishing village at heart, with more boat charters than anywhere else in Florida, making it one of the friendliest places to cast a line regardless of your age or experience.

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Bethany rates Destin
Beaches are gorgeous never been to a crowded place on the beach because there are so many spots n places to stop and go on the beach. Great shopping at Destin outlets and great food.
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Kate rates Destin
This section of Florida has the most beautiful beaches...they look like the Caribbean. Destin has lots to do besides sit on the beach (not that there's anything wrong with doing that. It will keep the whole family entertained. Plus, it has great restaurants, from casual family-friendly places to wonderful fine-dining spots.
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