14 mejores cosas que hacer en Destin con niños

Sombrillas en la playa, Destin, Florida, EE. UU.

Con arena como el azúcar en polvo y el brillante turquesa del Golfo de México, Destin es una joya en la  Costa Esmeralda , la región del noroeste de Florida. Es un lugar perfecto para unas vacaciones familiares con una amplia gama de atracciones para niños.

Hay actividades tradicionales de playa como la construcción de castillos de arena, caminar por el paseo marítimo y pescar. Pero también puede dirigirse a un parque acuático por el día, conducir un kart y hacer flyboard. Hay algo divertido que hacer para todas las edades en Destin.

 

Pasar el rato en una playa perfecta

Sillones en la playa
Address
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541, USA
Phone
+1 850-837-7550

While each of the 12 beach access points on Destin's coastline will bring you to a beautiful stretch of sand, the 1.5-mile Henderson Beach State Park is a singularly impeccable waterfront paradise where you might spy dolphins, sea turtles, or migratory birds.

There are 30-foot white sand dunes, natural vegetation, and a large campground. You can experience camping in a protected natural area connected to the beach via a boardwalk.

Pasear por el paseo marítimo

Cartel a la entrada del paseo marítimo
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Address
102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, USA
Phone
+1 850-683-3009

No trip to Destin is complete without a stroll along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. Watch the charter boats bring in their catches, discover great restaurants and ice-cream shops, and go people-watching. This is also ground zero for a multitude of water activities, from day cruises and parasailing to jet ski and kayak rentals.

Obtener un curso de poder en el edificio Sandcastle

Familia africana construyendo castillos de arena
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Take a two-hour sandcastle-building lesson from Beach Sand Sculptures, and learn professional sand-sculpting tips and techniques (including exactly how much water to add to the sand to create a perfect mixture). In the end, your family will have an amazing sandcastle that makes for a perfect photo op.

Deslizarse y deslizarse

Big Kahunas
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Address
1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541, USA
Phone
+1 850-837-8319

When your kids clamor for a waterslide, take them to Big Kahuna's. You'll find over 40 splashy attractions, including raft rides, ​body slides, surf simulators, pipeline slides, and a lazy river, as well as a kiddie section with a pool and slides just for younger kids and a mini-golf course.

Atrapar un pez

Muelle de pesca Okaloosa
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Address
1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
Phone
+1 850-244-1023

Living up to its title of the world's luckiest fishing village, Destin offers many different ways to catch a fish, be it from a charter boat, pier, kayak, or beach. One of the easiest and least expensive options in the area is the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, where you can rent poles, bait, and tackle for a pittance. Kids 5 and under can fish for free. 

Ir en un crucero de delfines

Delfín común de pico corto (Delphinus delphis) alejándose del agua , en la costa de Marruecos, África del Norte
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Address
60 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, USA
Phone
+1 850-654-6888

To see dolphins frolicking in the waves of the Gulf of Mexico, the Sea Blaster offers two-hour dolphin cruises and three-hour combination cruises that include 90 minutes of snorkeling. Free beverages are served and kids can take a turn driving the boat. 

Alimentar a un cocodrilo

varios caimanes en el agua en el parque Aligator
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Address
20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3410, USA
Phone
+1 850-654-4200

For free alligator shows on the weekends and the chance to safely feed a gator with a bait pole, head to Gator Beach at Fudpucker's, an iconic kid-friendly restaurant that's a must-stop when in Destin.

You can dine on southern favorites such as hushpuppies and shrimp. And, yes, alligator is on the menu too.

Pet a Stingray

raya de picadura
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Address
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
Phone
+1 850-243-9046

Nearby in Fort Walton Beach, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a small aquarium with seal and dolphin shows, touch pools, and animal feedings, as well as a variety of animal encounters that bring kids up close to sea lions and other flippered friends. Encounters should be booked in advance. 

Drive a Go-Kart

Niños y hombres en una pista de karting
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Address
3200 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
Phone
+1 251-270-0209

If you need a break from the beach, head to The Track Family Recreation Center for go-karting, mini golf, bumper boats, bungee jumping, and more. There's also an arcade and a kiddie section with a mini train, carousel, and other tame rides for little ones.

Fly Like Ironman

Hombre volando sobre el mar contra un cielo despejado
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Address
1201 A Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
Phone
+1 850-461-1034

For adults and teens 16 and up looking for an adrenaline rush, Power Up Watersports offers the latest craze of flyboarding, where you soar through the air thanks to jet-pack-equipped boots. Looking for something tamer? You can also rent aqua trikes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Go Snorkeling

Entrada de el museo
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Destin Snorkel offers tours with instruction and snorkeling gear. Their very popular 3-hour tour offers a variety of activities: snorkeling, shelling, and dolphin viewing. 

You'll go out on their boat and stop in two places. At one stop, you'll leap into the bay to find shellfish and crabs. At the second stop, you'll go snorkeling to find fish. Also on board for guests are single and double kayaks and on the tour, they take you out into the Gulf and hope to spy some dolphins.

Learn About History and Fishing at the Museum

Patio de playa en casa de Lulu
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At the Destin History & Fishing Museum, you'll find exhibits with information on the history of the town and its fishing industry. They are set up for families with scavenger hunts and personalized tours. Inside the museum, you can see 75 mounted species of fish and fishing equipment and photos of the early fishing village times on the Gulf coast. You'll also learn why Destin sand is so white.

The outdoor museum and historic park complex have the historic seine boat Primrose, mullet boat Lil Jimmy, and the original Old Post Office.

Ride a Banana Boat

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Ages 5 and up can ride a Banana Boat with Mobile Sports. You'll zoom around the Destin Harbor and out to open water on a bright yellow Banana Boat towed by a 21-foot ski boat. After the banana boat ride, you'll get back into the speed boat and finish the exciting tour. One-hour Banana Boat rides cost $45 to $55 per person.

Eat Seafood at Lulu's

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Lucy Anne Buffett, sister of musician Jimmy Buffett, is also known by her childhood nickname LuLu. She brings a fun and funky atmosphere to her restaurants that are fun for kids and adults alike. You'll enjoy traditional southern-style seafood (also found on the kids' menu), live music, and a casual waterfront atmosphere. How about a Brownie in Paradise for dessert?