Turkey Creek Park
The trail through Turkey Creek Park takes walkers on a short journey past native plants and markers, which highlight the best places to witness the park’s inhabitants. The path follows the creek, so hikers can take a dip to cool off as they explore the park.
Oak Tree Nature Park
Head to Oak Tree Nature Park for a picnic in the pavilion, to spot some of the local wildlife or simply to stretch your legs as you meander along the park’s mile-long trail. The tall forest, a medley of oaks and pine trees, creates a canopy for the park, providing plenty of comfortable shade. Along the trail, expect to find palmettos, wax myrtle and sparkleberries, while minnows, frogs and dragonflies can be seen along the banks of the creek. In the middle of the park, a wide lawn provides ample space for a picnic and a game of frisbee.
John C. Beasley Park
Lined by its very own shore, Beasley Park is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. Within the park, wildflowers bloom and picnic spots cry out to be used. Meanwhile, the beach invites visitors to take a dip in the iconic emerald green waters, or stay on land and spot clams, fish and even ghost crabs if the time is right.
Take a tour of the bay and get a different view of the ocean on this glass-bottomed boat. You might even spot a dolphin. Meanwhile, above deck, there’s bird feeding and a great view of the sunset, and the kids can become captain for a day, or for at least for a couple minutes, thanks to the junior captain training.
Buccaneer Pirate Cruise
Join the crew aboard the Buccaneer and experience sword fighting, water gun battles and great pirate tales. Set sail for Choctawhatchee on this 100-foot pirate ship replica and prepare for singing and dancing, with a couple of pirate-themed adult jokes thrown in for good measure. Ooh-arr!
Salt Water Pedal Pubs
If you’re feeling thirsty, hop aboard a pedal pub. Armed with your favourite beverage, you’ll spend an hour and a half touring the harbour while seated on a specially adapted bar stool that puts you in charge of powering the boat.
Destin Water Taxi
If you’re looking to explore the nearby Holiday Isle, Norriego Point and Harborwalk Village, shun the highway and instead take to the waters on a water taxi. If your hotel is on the waterfront, they’ll even pick you up and drop you off at your door.
Spend the day in style aboard a 31-foot sailing yacht. There’s a whole host of trips to choose from, including Crab Island cruises, dolphin-spotting and early morning or sunset trips. No matter which you choose, you’ll get private hire of the yacht, making this a luxurious way to see the sights.