Florida is one of the most popular states for travel in the United States. Home to the themepark capital of the world, not to mention some of the most popular spring break destinations in the world, top cities and destinations such as Miami and Orlando see millions of tourists each and every year.
If you seek the beauty of Florida, without the crowds of Orlando but still the same great family options, consider Destin when choosing your Florida vacation spot.
Often referred to as the Worlds Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin is part of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Founded by European settlers in the mid 1800’s, the area shows evidence of human habitation well over 1000 years. Once a sleepy fishing village, Destination quickly grew in the mid 1900’s as people flocked to enjoy the stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the area.
Recently named one of the best beaches in the world, this popular beachfront destination offers families and other travelers access to stunning beaches as well as many amazing area attractions, fine food and much more.
Top attractions and destinations in the city today include art and cultural destinations as well as natural areas, resorts, golf and recreational areas and annual events and activities as well. Whether fishing, boating, swimming, touring or just relaxing, spend some time in Destin and find out for yourself what keeps people coming back year after year to this one of a kind destination.
Beach Safety Tips
When traveling to beach destinations, it is imperative that you are aware of rules and safety issues in regard to the beach and the water. Consider the following tips:
Swim at beaches with lifeguards on duty
Pay attention to and understand the flags posted on beaches
Never swim alone
Avoid the sand dunes as they are protected
Watch for wildlife especially sea turtles which live on the beaches
Never bring glass onto beaches