Plan Your Stay

SUGGESTED VENDORS, RENTALS, AND THINGS TO DO 
Discounts available for some of these businesses after booking your vacation with us!


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BOAT AND JET SKI RENTALS

30A Pontoon Rentals and Shuttle
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30A Pontoon Rentals and Shuttle, 30A Boat rentals

 















Luther's Pontoon Rentals
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Luther's Pontoon Rentals Destin, Crab Island, Florida















Destin Vacation Boat Rentals
Gilligans of Destin
Xtreme H2O
Pontoon Rentals from Panama City Beach
True Blue Pontoon


PADDLEBOARD AND KAYAK RENTALS

Rent Gear Here
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Bike Rentals, Golf Cart Rental. Rent Kayaks, Beach Service, Rent Gear Here
The Surf Sup Dude
La Dolce Vita - Rent almost anything you can imagine for your trip from LDV!
SUP Express
Wet Destin
The Rental Shop 30A


EXCURSIONS

Cattywampus
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Cattywampus Catamaran Sailing Tours, Snorkeling, Sunset, Dolphin Cruises

Smile n Wave Private Sailing Tours
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Smile n Wave Sailing Tours Private Boat Tours Sunset Cruises

Crab Island Water Taxi - Get to Crab Island without renting your own boat! (Also the safest option if planning to drink)
Destin Seablaster - Dolphin, snorkel, sunset, and firework cruises available. All you can drink beer and wine included in adult ticket! Use this link for a coupon!
Buccaneer Pirate Cruise - A favorite among kids and families!
Seadragon Pirate Cruise - Staying on 30A? This Pirate Cruise may be closer than the Buccanneer cruise above!
Shell Island Shuttle
Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruise
Wild Thang Airboat Tours

 
WATERPARKS AND AQUARIUMS

Gulf World Marine Park
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Gulf World Marine Park Aquarium, Dolphin Shows, Swim with Dolphins
 
Gulfarium
Big Kahuna's Water Park
Shipwreck Island Water Park
Zoo World PCB


FISHING CHARTERS

Sand Flea Outfitters Surf Fishing Charter
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Sand Flea Outfitters Surf Fishing Charter Destin Florida

Above the Salt Fishing Charter
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Above the Salt Fishing Charters Destin, Florida
One Shot Charters
Destin Party Boat Fishing
Play N Hooky Charters
Panama City Fishing Charter
 - Inshore Fishing Charter


PARKS, HIKING, AND OTHER NATURE ACTIVITIES

Coastal Dune Lakes - Coastal Dune Lakes are a rare phenomena that only occur in a few places around the world. South Walton has 15 named coastal dune lakes!
Topsail Hill Preserve Park - Biking, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Swimming and more
Grayton Beach State Park - Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Swimming, and more
--Beach, Boat Ramp, Campfires, Campgrounds
Point Washington State Forest - Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Off-roading, and more
--3 Loop Trails - 3.5-, 5-, and 10- mile loops
--Destin Jeep Rentals leads Off-road Jeep tours through the forest!
Henderson Beach State Park - Swimming, Hiking, Biking, Camping, and more
Clement Taylor Park (Destin) - Playground, Sand Volleyball Court, Grills, Beach swim area
Captain Leonard Destin Park (Destin) - Playground, Splashpad, Pier, Kayak/Paddleboard Launch, Swimming area


GROCERY SERVICES



The Beach Butlers

Destin Grocery Girls

Instacart and Shipt are available in the area as well!

Arrange this EARLY! Spots fill fast!!
 
BABY SUPPLIES AND BABYSITTING

Vacayzen
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Bike Rentals, Golf Cart Rental. Rent Kayaks, Beach Service, Rent Gear Here

Crib Connection

My Beach Sitter
Babysitters at the Beach
Angelfish Babysitting and Nanny Services


GOLF CART RENTALS
Golf carts may not be permitted at some properties or in some communities.
Ecco Motors
Destin Golf Cart Rentals
The Rental Shop 30A
Street Legal Golf Carts 30A
Electric Cart Company

BIKES AND BEACH GEAR RENTALS

Vacayzen
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Bike Rentals, Golf Cart Rental. Rent Kayaks, Beach Service, Rent Gear Here
Coastal Cruisers Destin
Big Daddy’s Bike Shop
Peddler's 30A
30A Bike Rentals
Salt Air
Bamboo Bicycle Company

 
CATERING AND PERSONAL CHEFS
Chef Jekyll
Chef Damiano
Eclat 30A
 
PET CARE AND PETSITTING/BOARDING
Dog Vacay
DR. Norm’s Animal Hospital
Barry Veterinary Hospital Inc.
Find care on Rover

PHOTOGRAPHY
Kelly Marquez Photography
Homeland Photography

Beach Shutters Photography
Wave Photo
Ashley Nicole Photography and Films
Pure 7 Studios
Modus Photography
Brenna Kneiss Photo


BEACH BONFIRES
Beach Bonfires are only permissible in Walton County (not Okaloosa County) and require a permit. The easiest way to have a beach bonfire is to contact one of the many businesses in the area that set them up. If you would like to plan a bonfire yourself, you must obtain the permit yourself. More info here.

30A Blaze Beach Bonfire
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30A Beach Bonfires 30A Blaze Walton County Bonfires

Light Me Up
Jongle Beach
Live Well


NIGHTLIFE
Be sure to take a look at the "Rainy Day Activities" below...many of those activities are great when looking for something to do in the evening!
Family friendly:

F
udpucker's Teen Night 
The Track
Wild Willy's Adventure Zone
Live Entertainment Shows

Harborwalk Village - both family friendly and adult only options here
Baytowne Wharf - both family friendly and adult only options here
SkyWheel
Pier Park
Dave and Buster's
Pirates Island Adventure Golf

Race City Family Amusement Park
Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure

Hidden Lagoon Golf and Racetrack

18 or 21+ :
The Village Door Music Hall 
Red Door Saloon
Boathouse Oyster Bar
AJ's Destin
Club LA
Coyote Ugly
McGuire's Irish Pub
Tailfins
Rupert's
Rum Runners
Hammerhead's 
Fat Tuesdays
Cabana Cafe at Seascape
Beach Bar at Royal Palm Grille
Shade's Bar and Grill
The Red Bar
Redd's Fueling Station
Havana Beach's Rooftop Lounge
Club LAVELA
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
Ms. Newby's


RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES
Many of these activities are also great when looking for things to do in the evenings!


Gulf Coast Axe House
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Gulf Coast Axe House Hatchet Throwing Rainy Day Activities

Destin History and Fishing Museum
Cigar Factory Social Club
Beach and Brew
Grayton Beer (Taproom and Brewpub)
Growler Garage
Idyll Hounds Brewery -
Taproom open daily with over 20 beers on tap! Taproom selections updated frequently on their website.
NEAT Tasting Room and Bottle Shop
Panama City Winery
Fired Up: Paint Your Own Pottery
Gilbert Glass Works
- Hands-On Glass Making Workshop
The Shard Shop - Make Your Own Piece of Art
Rockout Climbing
Urban Air Adventure Park
Hurricane Lanes
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Gill
Escape Zone 60
Escapology
Gulf Coast Escape Room
Emerald Coast Indoor Shooting Range
Rainforest Blacklight Mini Golf and Arcade
Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade
Ripley's Odditorium
Pier Park
WonderWorks
Rock'It Lanes

Bay County Shooting Range
Dave and Buster's
Just Jump Trampoline Park
The Grand Theatre

SPAS AND SALONS
Bodywork Babe - 30A, Destin, and Housecalls
Family and Friends Massage Spa - Destin
Om Relaxation Spa - Miramar Beach
The Pearl - Rosemary Beach (30A)
Salamander Spa at the Henderson Beach Resort - Destin
Serenity by the Sea - Miramar Beach
The Spa at Silver Shells - Destin
Watercolor Inn Spa- Watercolor (30A)

Amazing Lash Studio - Destin
Pure and Couture - Destin
Salt + Wave - Miramar Beach
Rolland's Beauty Bar - 30A
Salon 7even - Miramar Beach
Salon Twist - Seagrove Beach (30A)
Paradise Nail and Spa - Miramar Beach
Serenity Nails and Spa - Miramar Beach


TRANSPORTATION

Destin Jeep Rentals and Jeep Tours
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Destin Jeep Rentals and Jeep Tours in Destin, FL, Offroad Jeep Tours in Point Washington State Forest

Bay Limo
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Bay Limo Limousine and Party Bus Service in Destin, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach

30A Party Bus
654 Limo
Destin Limo Services
Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation



UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Destin Jeep Rentals and Jeep Tours
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Destin Jeep Rentals and Jeep Tours in Destin, FL, Offroad Jeep Tours in Point Washington State Forest

Sandcastle Class - Dan in the Sand will travel to you and meet you on the beach anywhere between Panama City Beach and Pensacola. Create a big, unique sandcastle creation with a talented sandcastle artist.
Dining in the Sand - Enjoy a private dinner right on the beach at water's edge. Available for groups of most sizes for special occasions or just because! Must be booked in advance. Call 790 on the Gulf at 850.650.4853 and ask for Christine or Jeremy.
Coastal Dune Lake Cocktail Cruise - Private pontoon cruise on the largest dune lake in Florida; Enjoy beer, wine and soda as you take in the sunset from the boat or hop on one of the provided paddleboards.




EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: Visit these websites for events in the area

30A  
SOWAL
VISIT SOUTH WALTON 
EMERALD COAST OF DESTIN
VISIT FLORIDA - The official site for Florida visitors
BEACHCOMBER
TO DO IN DESTIN - Check this link for a monthly list of things happening around town!
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE AREA
Average Temperatures and Water Temperatures for Destin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and 30A



SAFETY
Familiarize yourself with the beach flags, rip current safety, and sea turtle protection

Beach Flag Color Meanings for Destin Florida

No matter how good of a swimmer you may consider yourself to be, pay close attention to the beach flags and be on the lookout for rip currents. When there is a double red flag--stay out of the water and keep
children out of the water as well! 

Rip Current Safety - How to Escape a Rip Current
 

Sea Turtle Protection - Clean, Dark, Flat, Save the Turtles
Sea turtle nesting season is May-October, but it is best to practice "Clean, Dark, Flat" year round to protect our beaches, the environment, and other marine and wildlife! 
You can get red filter stickers to put on your flashlights (even your phone flashlights) to make your lights turtle safe at night! Get them for free at the South Walton Visitors Center

 

REAL ESTATE SALES

Ready to purchase your own "Beach Escape"? Call us for listings or to view great values in beach properties before the prices increase again!

Vicki Gordon, Broker cell 850-246-2222

Click to view our local MLS: www.beachescapesrealty.com