Destin is rightfully famed for its sugar-white sands and emerald-hued waters. And due to its plentiful and always hungry underwater population, Destin is widely known as the "world’s luckiest fishing village." Destin also harbors world-class resorts and rentals – and some of the best shopping and dining anywhere.
Sinfonia Christmas on Broadway
We enjoyed last nights performance of Christmas on Broadway by our local symphony and guest singer Morgan James.
The Annual Blessing of the Destin Fishing Fleet takes place in the Destin Harbor.
As a community foundation and for 58 years, the annual Blessing of the Destin Fishing Fleet takes place in the Destin harbor on Ascension Day (Thursday, May 14th). On this day, local pastors gather to bless charter fishing boats and others who earn their living from the sea, for safe passage and bountiful catches. Today, the Blessing of the Fleet has grown along with the community and its businesses becoming a week-long celebration starting Sunday, May 10th through Saturday, May 16th. Included in this annual event is also the Blessing of the Marketplace taking place on Wednesday, May 13th. This year, the overall event celebrates it's 12th year! Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry was a terrific key note speaker for the luncheon on Wednesday. And as always the Mayor of Destin Mel Ponder was inspiring and uplifting.
A private gated community located in the heart of Destin, this community offers some of the most beautiful homes on the Emerald Coast. All of the homes are located either on the Gulf of Mexico or just a short stroll away.
This upscale gated community is one of the TOP and most exclusive communities that Destin has to offer! Featuring some of the most luxurious homes on the gulf coast amenities include private beach access, a community pool, a stunning lake with beautiful fountains (lake is lighted at night) and gazebos.
Conveniently located in the heart of Destin the Dunes of Destin is just minutes from everything the area has to offer. There Is something for everyone in the family, you may enjoy World Class Shopping (Destin Commons, Silver Sands Factory Stores, Harbor Walk Village, and the shops at Baytowne Wharf), Award Winning Restaurants, Top Golf Courses in the Nation, and so many great outdoor and indoor activities! Combined with the luxurious homes and amenities offered, the Dunes of Destin is the perfect retreat!
There is nothing better than a parade during the holiday season. Wait!...maybe there is. It’s a boat parade!
You can't help but get in the spirit of things with lights gleaming off the cool ripples in the water and the holiday sounds coming from the lavishly decorated vessels. Get into the spirit only the way a true boater can.
Destin boasts the largest public fishing fleet in the state of Florida where you can find a charter that caters to any skill level. These experienced boat captains specialize in everything from light tackle bay fishing to all day deep-sea fishing excursions. Book a private charter or join a public tour and let the crew guide you in your fishing adventure. Most charters depart from the Destin Harbor or Sandestin Marina and trip lengths vary from four – twelve hours and even overnight, but the most popular seems to be a six-hour tour. Destin features the widest variety of catches in the Florida Gulf with twenty species of edible game fish. The most popular catches are Cobia, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper and Grouper. Take your catch home and prepare it yourself or have one of the local chefs serve it up. You don’t even have to fish to enjoy a fresh catch. Locals will tell you that if you see Cobia, Grouper or Red Snapper on the menu and it’s in season, it was probably caught just a few hours earlier and it’s a “must do”.