9 Things to Do In Destin Florida for Couples
Whether looking for romantic things, or couple-based adventure, there is plenty for couples to do in the Florida Panhandle.
Why limit yourself to long walks on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk when you don’t have to? Parasailing gives you a view of the Emerald Coast that you can’t get anywhere else.
Depending on your departure point, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Choctawhatchee Bay, and Okaloosa Island, including the white sand beaches, Destin Harbor, the boardwalk, and even some of the marine life.
Soaring hundreds of feet in the air, together, will create memories that will last a lifetime.
2. Emerald Coast Wine Cellar
A wine tasting can be a fun and romantic activity for couples. Northwest Florida is home to some excellent muscadine wines.
Muscadine wine is typically sweet and aromatic, and it is a uniquely American wine as muscadine grapes are native to the continent.
At Emerald Coast Wine Celler, you can try a range of award-winning muscadine wines, reds, whites, and specialty wines. They are open for tastings every night of the week and with their shop on site, you can grab a bottle (or two!) to take home with you.
3. Float Brother Float Spa
Vacations are a time to escape your everyday stresses and unwind. At Float Brother Float Spa, you can unwind, and we mean really unwind, together.
When you “float,” you enter a float tank filled with salt water. The tank eliminates light and sound so that all you experience is your weightless body floating in calm, warm, water. Float therapy has been known to relieve pain (like back pain), as gravity is relieved. It is also the perfect way to shut off outside distractions and boost your meditative state.
It is truly a unique experience and one that can create the perfect tone for the rest of the holiday.
You and your partner will not be able to float together in the same tank, but you can book floats at the same time.
4. Golf Garden 9 Hole Executive Course
The Golf Garden of Destin is fun for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you want to hit some balls at the driving range, practice your short game with some putt-putt, or want to see if you can break par on the 9-hole course, this is the perfect spot for you.
There are many golf courses in the region for serious play but for a little couple fun time, head in the direction of Miramar Beach to the Golf Garden.
5. Painting with a Twist
Painting with a Twist features couples’ paint nights, making for the perfect date night experience.
At the studio, you’ll be equipped with painting supplies, canvas, and step-by-step instructions for creating a painted masterpiece as a couple.
And to ensure the evening is specifically tailored to you and your tastes, you are encouraged to bring your favorite drinks and snacks with you. Is there anything better than sipping your favorite wine and laughing while trying something new and different?
Not only will you make memories that will last a lifetime, but you’ll also have a painting that serves as the perfect souvenir of the experience!
6. Sunset Cruise
Few things in this world are more romantic than a sunset. And one of those things is a sunset cruise!
Booking a Sunset Cruise with Destiny Water Adventures is the perfect way to see the sun go down. Unfettered views of the sky over the Gulf waters, the vibrant Destin shoreline laid out before you, and your own private pontoon where you can take it all in and enjoy one another’s company.
These excursions last between two and three hours, giving you plenty of time on the water. You can watch the sunset from Destin Harbor or ask your private captain for someplace more secluded and they will take you out to the Spoil Islands where you can experience the horizon and the gulf breezes more privately.
And be sure to keep your eyes out for dolphins as they have been known to pass by from time to time.
7. Crab Island Dolphin Jet Ski Adventure
Speaking of dolphins, one of the most fun things for couples to do in Destin is to hit the water in search of dolphins on a tour.
The Crab Island Dolphin Jet Ski Adventure gives you a little bit of everything. Crab Island is a popular location, see our complete Crab Island guide if you need to learn more. It is not actually an island but more like an underwater sandbar with water depths ranging from 1 to 4 feet. This is a hot spot for hanging out in the water and snorkeling, among other activities.
As a couple, you can rent and ride the jet ski together, following your knowledgeable guide to all of the best locations. You will not just be limited to Crab Island. The tour is 2 hours long and it will be your best opportunity to get up close and personal with dolphins in their natural habitat.
It is a truly wonderful and unique experience that you will both remember for the rest of your lives!
Kayaking is an excellent way to create your own adventure, view the shoreline, and turn up the romance!
With Destiny Water Adventures, you will be treated to a top-of-the-line kayak rental with the option of a two-seater or individual kayak so you can plan the trip exactly as you wish.
We even have special insights we can offer if you want to find some quieter locations to explore for a more private romantic adventure.
Tour the shoreline, look for dolphins or island paradises, or stake out a spot near Crab Island and go for a swim!
9. Hit the Beach
Destin Fl is home to some of the best beaches on the gulf coast. Pristine clear waters, soft and impossibly white sand, and all the sunshine you can home for, make a day at the beach a perfect couples activity.
Whether you want to just relax on a towel or blanket, swim in the surf, or test your balance on a stand up paddle board, you’ll have plenty to occupy your time.
Some beaches to check out include Crystal Beach, Miramar Beach, Navarre Beach, Holiday Isle, and Norriego Point. There is also a beach inside Henderson Beach State Park that is worth a visit.
Destin Florida is Perfect for Couples!
As you can see, there are lots of fun things to do in Destin Florida for couples!
Whether you stay at the Emerald Grande in the HarborWalk Village, choose an Airbnb, or stay at one of the nearby resorts, the city, its many restaurants, beaches, and adventures await!
For all of your pontoon rental, jetski, kayak, and tour cruise needs, reach out to Destiny Water Adventures. We have the best equipment in town and unbeatable package options. Call us at (850) 608-0686 to book or come visit us in Fort Walton Beach!