Destin Seafood Festival
Year after year thousands gather to revel in the splendor of the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Samples of fresh, local seafood, bands and vendors await attendees every October along the Destin Harbor.
Dewey Destin’s Grouper Sandwich
Biting into a Grouper Sandwich at Dewey Destin’s is like tasting a bit of local history. Destin is the heart of the Emerald Coast, and Dewey Destin’s has the perfect signature sandwich for this area. It’s served fried, grilled, blackened or bronzed on a white bun with french fries and hush puppies. The original Destin Location (down a gravel road off Calhoun Drive) is near the exact spot where Leonard T. Destin landed and the story of the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village began. How’s that for tasty local lore?
Southern Star Dolphin Cruise
Peacefully cruise Destin’s emerald waters aboard the Southern Star, the 149-passenger, glass-bottom boat that’s perfect for bringing vacationers face-to-face with dolphin and other denizens of the deep. Experience the best sunsets in the world with a hot dog from the snack bar in hand and plenty of sea creatures in your midst.
The first vacation house in Destin, built in the 1930s, is now home to Banana Bart’s, a tiny beatnik shop with an eclectic mix of funky jewelry, souvenir keepsakes and artisan wares — many collected during the global travels of the couple that owns the business.
Destin History & Fishing Museum
Take a step into the past when you enter the Destin History & Fishing Museum. From artifacts dated to Leonard T. Destin’s landing on the shores of what was formally known as East Pass to life-size fish mounts of every specimen and color, the museum caters to locals and visitors alike.