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5 Free Things to do in Destin FL

28 Jun 2022
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Traveling can get expensive quickly. Between airfare, your vacation rental cost, food, drinks, and fun, your budget can easily reach its max. Luckily there are fun and free things to do in Destin, FL.

Booking a Destin vacation rental allows you to enjoy the conveniences of home, like a full kitchen and multiple living spaces, while you’re away. Browse our selection of Destin properties and use enjoy some of the best things to do in Destin for free. 

Destin Harbor Boardwalk

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk has plenty of shopping, dining, and activities for those looking to spend some money, but it’s also fun to just walk around. The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is about a quarter mile long and provides access to the Emerald Coast waterfront. Take advantage of annual events like the Destin Seafood Festival and Monday Movie Nights. 

Jolee Island Nature Park

The Jolee Island Nature Park features more than five acres of land, including a nature trail and children’s playground. The shores along the Choctawhatchee Bay and Horseshoe Bayou offer great spots to explore and unwind. Located at Emerald Coast Parkway West, Jolee Island has small and quiet beaches, calm water to kayak, and picnic areas. 

Baytowne Adventure Zone

Baytowne Adventure Zone has fun for the whole family. It features zip-lining, ropes course, bungee jumping, golf, and more. Located in South Walton, Baytowne Adventure Zone is also known for its events like Hydroflight Mondays, Boomin’ Tuesdays, and Wednesday Night Concert Series. 


Parasailing gives sightseeing a whole new meaning. On a Destin parasailing trip, you can experience encounters with wildlife like dolphins and sea turtles. While maybe not for the faint of heart, parasailing in Destin is a memory you soon won’t forget. 

Destin Getaways Special Offers

When you stay with Destin Getaways, you are eligible to take advantage of special offers exclusive to our guests. Our family fun packages provide your family with one free admission per unit, per paid night stay to some of the area’s best attractions. 

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Start Planning Your Destin Vacation

Destin is known for its white sand beaches and Emerald green waters. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to spend the day, there are plenty of free things to do in Destin, FL. Book your Destin vacation rental today and start planning your next vacation to the Emerald Coast.