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Things To Do In Destin Florida for Adults

Things To Do In Destin Florida for Adults
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Things for Adults to Do in Destin Florida

Destin is a hive of activity, and while there are fun things to do for kids, there are just as many, if not more, fun things to do for adults!

Here’s a quick list of our favorite adult activities! 

Go Golfing

The southeastern US states are a hot spot for golf. Forget Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, and instead, bring your clubs to Destin Florida! 

The area is home to many great golf courses, including the Emerald Bay Golf Club, that are perfect for the avid golfer. If you are less experienced but would love to play around, you’ll be right at home at the Golf Garden of Destin.  

Club LA

If you love live music and a night on the town, Club LA is the spot for you! 

Club LA is Destin’s premier concert venue. You can see world-class acts and tribute shows. This is a popular venue so we recommend arriving early so you can get a great table.

And when the show’s over and you’re looking for more fun, head next door to the Hurricane Lanes bowling alley!  

McGuire’s Irish Pub 

McGuire’s Irish Pub is an institution. One of America’s greatest steak houses, McGuire’s offers an incredible pub atmosphere with a totally scrumptious menu. Literally, all menu items are fabulous so do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you might not ordinarily order.

And with an onsite craft brewery, you can treat yourself to ales, porters, and stouts brewed and served by McGuire’s. 

Be sure to bring some one-dollar bills with you to sign and affix to the walls in exchange for a little Irish luck!  

Buccaneer Friday Night Pirate Life after Dark

Let’s face it, pirates have all the fun. But luckily, when visiting Destin Fl, you too can get in on the action. 

With this Buccaneer Pirate Cruise, you can hit the Gulf Coast in true pirate style. 

For 90 minutes, you will sail the seas while enjoying the musical stylings of The Crossbones, a pirate-themed rock band, and other pirate performers. With plenty of grog aboard, you are sure to have more than your fair share of fun! 

This is an adult-only event so you must be over 21 to board the boat. Each ticket comes with a complimentary beverage. 

Explore Nature

Sometimes the biggest thrill is getting out in nature and exploring its splendor. The Destin area is home to many great beaches, like Crystal Beach and Destin Beach. And if you are willing to travel a little, you can visit Miramar Beach, Grayton Beach, and even Panama City Beach. 

But more than just being home to sand and surf, Destin is home to a great state park that is more than worth a visit. 

Henderson Beach State Park is located a short drive from Destin Harbor and is a place where you can spend the day on the beach, hiking the nature trails, and even camping. At this state park you will find 30-foot sand dunes, and natural features like dune rosemary, sand pines, and scrub oaks. It is also a prime location for seeing dolphins. Bring your running shoes along with your bathing suit so you can participate in all this park has to offer. 

Sunset Cruise

The Emerald Coast is known for sparkling green waters and magnificent sunsets. And the best way to enjoy them both is on a sunset cruise! 

At Destiny Water Adventures, you will enjoy the best sunset cruise available in the Fort Walton/Destin area. 

Our private cruises are suitable for up to 6 people so you can get a group together or go out for a little romantic couple time. 

Each trip is 2-3 hours, piloted by your own private captain so you can really kick back, enjoy a few drinks, and watch the sun set on another fabulous day! 

Crab Island Excursion

Crab Island is a definite Destin hot spot. Not an island but an underwater sand bar, this is a perfect place to spend a day. But, it is only accessible by water so you will need to rent a boat, jet ski, kayak or paddle board to get there. 

To make the most of your visit, book a Crab Island Excursion with Destiny Water Adventures. You have two options, a jet ski tour or a pontoon rental, both come with an experienced guide and a tour of Crab Island and the surrounding waterways. 

This is better than the average dolphin cruise as you will have the opportunity to get closer to them than you can anywhere else!

If you want to skip the guided tour experience, you can simply rent the equipment from us and head out on your own adventure. 


Northwestern Florida is home to a lot of unique aquatic life. You can see dolphins, turtles, sheepshead, snapper, redfish, occasionally barracuda, hermit crab, and even octopuses.

There are lots of great places to snorkel in Destin. You can snorkel at Crab Island, visit the nearby dune lakes, or hit the East Pass Jetty where the Choctawhatchee Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico near Okaloosa Island. 

If you do choose to go snorkeling, be respectful of the area. If you are lucky enough to get up close to the marine life, keep your hands to yourself. Some species, like the loggerhead turtle, are protected. 

Trust Destiny Water Adventures for Your Destin Flordia Adventure

Whether you want to drop anchor at Crab Island or wish to zip around the open waters on a jetski, Destiny Water Adventures has what you need!

Our equipment is top-of-the-line (no worries about breakdowns!) and our guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We can help you have the adventure of a lifetime. Want even more ideas? Read our post about the 10 most unique things to do while in Destin.

Give us a call to book your rentals or stop in and visit us at our location in Fort Walton Beach! We look forward to seeing you!

P.S. Is it raining? No problem, see this list of things to do in Destin when it rains. The good news is that the rain doesn’t last long here!


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