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Destin Florida Things to do in February: A Full Guide

19 Dec 2019
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Whether you're looking for a quick getaway from the cold weather or you're planning on spending the entire winter in Destin, start planning your February vacation to Destin with us. Destin, Florida in February is much quieter than during the summer, making it easier to get around and explore all there is to do here. Celebrate Valentine's Day, view blooming Camellias, or try from the best chili variations in Florida in February.

Here are a few reasons to travel to Destin this February. 

Henderson State Park

Destin Weather in February

Destin weather in February is mild to warm with an average high of 64 and low of 44. This time of the year you might not want to sunbathe on the beach, but it's great for hitting up the hot tub, taking a walk along the beach, biking along trails, golfing, and more. Destin in the winter is typically pretty dry as well so you won't have to worry about mid-afternoon rainstorms as you do during the hot, humid summer months. 

February Events in Destin

Valentine's Day

Why not celebrate Valentine's Day on the beach? Destin is a great spot for a romantic getaway for two. Dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants in the area like 790 on the Gulf Restaurant, Marina Cafe, or Louisiana Lagniappe. Or you can set sail on a sunset dinner and dancing cruise for a Valentine's Day you'll never forget. 

Camellia Blooms at Eden Gardens State Park

Eden Gardens State Park is home to an annual festival celebrating the Camellia flowers blooming. The vibrant flowers start to come to life in November and last through the first few months of the year. While festival details have not been announced yet, the Annual Camellia Festival typically takes place around Valentine's Day and features educational presentations to learn about the history and tradition of the Camellia flower.  

Annual Chili Cook-Off

A local's favorite, the Emerald Coast Parrot Head's Annual Chili Cook-Off brings together more than 20 local restaurants to compete for the title of 'best chili.' Typically the last weekend of February, this event also features live entertainment throughout the day. 

Other Destin Florida Things to do in February

Summer is the busiest time of the year to visit Destin, and it's also the hottest. During the summer it can be challenging, or downright unsafe, to explore some of the area's parks, nature preserves, and trail systems. Winter is perfect for exploring the Emerald Coast! Bike along the 30A Timpoochee Trail Bike Path, go golfing at one of the area's best courses, or hike at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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